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Want to really make an impact?
Consider a recurring monthly pledge.

Please consider a matching gift from your employer. Turpin Cares, NFP is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Our EIN number is 83-4519273.
Request our IRS designation letter by emailing 

Other ways to get involved
Donating much-needed funds is just one way to help.
  • Donate food, first-aid, hygiene, comfort items, or household staples. See the list below.

  • Knit or crochet hats and scarves

  • Volunteer at an event (join the Facebook group to stay up-to-date)

  • Donate from our Amazon wish list. Items are shipped directly to us.

  • Check out our current fundraisers & drives page

Items We Always Need

Items may be delivered to 

9000 S. Hoyne Ave.

Chicago, IL 60643

Non-perishable food

  • Spam or other potted meats

  • Tuna/chicken lunch packets

  • Any kind of shelf-stable meat

  • Any kind of ready-eat meals

  • Beef jerky

  • Peanut butter packs

  • Peanut butter cracker packs

  • Nuts (individual packets)

  • Trail mix

  • Granola bars

  • Dried fruits (individual packets)

  • Single-serve snacks

  • Fruit snacks

  • Cookies (individual packets)

  • Fruit cups

  • Applesauce (pantry size & individual packets)

  • Canned fruit

  • Dried pasta

  • Past sauce

  • Pancake mix

  • Pancake syrup

  • Pudding/Jell-o

  • Cereal

  • Oatmeal (individual packets)

  • Mac & cheese

  • Hamburger helper

  • Canned chili

  • Canned pastas

  • Instant mashed potatoes

  • Crackers

Household Staples
(used OK if not otherwise noted)

  • Plates, bowls, glasses, cups

  • Silverware

  • Utensils, knives

  • Dish towels

  • Pots, pans, mixing bowls

  • Bathroom towels, wash cloths (new only)

  • Shower curtains (new only)

  • Brooms, buckets, mops

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Sheets, blankets, pillows, pillowcases (new only)


  • Lip balm

  • Neosporin

  • Anti-fungal cream

  • Bandages

  • Vaseline (travel size)

  • Gold bond powder (travel size)

  • Cough drops

  • First-aid kits (travel size)


  • Soap

  • Shampoo (travel size and regular)

  • Conditioner (travel size and regular)

  • Hand lotion (travel size and regular)

  • Hand sanitizer (travel size and regular)

  • Baby wipes

  • Tooth brushes

  • Toothpaste (travel size and regular)

  • Mouthwash (travel size and regular)

  • Antiperspirant

  • Q-tips

  • Tissues (travel size and regular)

  • Razors

  • Shaving cream (travel size and regular)

  • Sanitary napkins, tampons

Clothing & Comfort

  • Gloves

  • Hand warmers

  • Underwear (all sizes, men's and women's)

  • Socks

  • T-shirts

  • Hoodies (gently used OK)

  • Heavy sweaters (gently used OK)

  • Coats (gently used OK)

  • Purses (gently used OK)

  • Backpacks (gently used OK)

  • Rain ponchos

  • Insect repellent

  • Sunscreen

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