The Care Kit Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that works with the community to provide toiletries and hygiene products for the homeless and others in need. TCKF also collects school supplies and materials and distributes those items to teachers and students.
We collect full size and travel-size:
shampoo • conditioner • lotions
soap • body wash • toothbrushes
toothpaste • razors • deodorant
mouthwash • lip balm • floss
candy • hot chocolate • socks
snacks • feminine products • Band-Aids
antibiotic ointment • alcohol swabs • loofahs
washcloths • handwarmers • Mylar blankets
Donated school supplies will be given to schools in the Chicagoland area to help the students and teachers. These include:
spirals • looseleaf paper • expo markers
highlighters • backpacks • glue sticks
glue • book covers • folders • pens
pencils • markers • crayons
colored pencils • scissors • rulers
protractors • calculators
paper towels • hand sanitizer • kleenex
TCKF Friends: We’ve been asked to help a classroom of approximately 30 5th graders with their school supplies. If you can help some kids in need, please consider donating some of the items listed here. There are some great back-to-school deals on school supplies right now. Thanks! #TCKF #thecarekitfoundation
TCKF provided 40 CareKits to the Will County Community Health Center.
All of the supplies from Providence Catholic Girls Basketball’s Collection have been packaged into 70 CareKits and delivered to the Crisis Center for South Suburbia!!! This would not have been possible without the amazing effort of the PCHS Basketball Program!
Today we delivered 85 CareKits for members of St. Julie Billiart parish to distribute at a PADS shelter this weekend. Each CareKit had clean, reusable cloth masks thanks to our friends at The Toy Box Connection and hand warmers thanks to The Guardian Group. Many of the socks were donated by the late Mr. Paul Isherwood, a longtime TCKF supporter, through his work with the Knights of Columbus. We are so thankful for our community supporters - we couldn’t do what we do without you!
45 mens and womens CareKits are on their way to Roseland Hospital along with 72 special kids CareKits to comfort kids. A huge thanks to Leslie Moyar for making this happen!
The Hines VA now has 300 masks, 200 razors, 100 pairs of socks and toothbrushes, and 100 full-size shampoo, soap bars, toothpastes, deodorant, and shaving cream bottles that are all individually packed into CareKits. These CareKits will go to low-income veterans with a handmade Christmas card! Thank you Don Donahue, Steve Hogan, everyone at the VA, and everyone who gave donations for helping make this possible!!!
We made 30 CareKits for Claudette McDonnell for her upcoming visit to a local men’s homeless shelter. Thank you for all you do, Ms. McDonnell!
We provided 50 CareKits to the Revolution Church for their homeless outreach program that included a Mylar emergency blanket and a great snack with each CareKit.