Holiday Giving for Chicago Youth and Families

Generous donors like you provide the meals, gifts and vital necessities for our families, ensuring that each of the 400 youth we serve has special memories of their year.

Holiday Gifts

Each year, generous donors provide a few cherished gifts to our kids to make their season bright. This year, we are asking only for cash donations so that our staff may purchase the specific gifts their families request. Our 2020 holiday gift drive is now closed as we shop for families. Thank you to all who donated!

Make a general donation to Kaleidoscope now to support our families’ needs year-round.

Next year, we plan to again host families for a party at our offices. At that time, we will collect donations of toys, games and other gifts in addition to monetary donations. We will also again host volunteer events for workplaces and community groups to wrap gifts for families. Thank you for your patience and for keeping our communities’ safety in mind!

Amazon Smile

As you shop Amazon this season, get started at Choose Kaleidoscope as your charity of choice, and .5% of every purchase will be donated to us – at no cost to you! Every dollar makes a difference for the children, youth and families we serve. Learn more.

Employer Matching

Does your company match donations to non-profits? You could double your impact for children and families through an employer matching program. Contact your Human Resources department to learn more.

Food Drive

Through November 16, we are accepting donations of non-perishable food items or gift cards to grocery stores. We distribute these items to our families in time for Thanksgiving, and we distribute additional items to our neediest families through the end of the year. To host a donation drive or donate gift cards, contact Devin Walker: [email protected].


#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving, recognized the week following Thanksgiving and Black Friday. We especially welcome new donors to help us celebrate this special day! Our current supporters can further their impact by hosting Facebook fundraisers and following along on Facebook and Instagram.

Do you have another idea to help our children and families? We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Devin Walker: [email protected].