JCAST Chicago Collections

Dignity Bag Packing for Chicago Sex Trafficking Victims

When DreamCatcher volunteers go out to do street outreach looking for trafficking victims and at-risk youth, they distribute toiletries and other items. Right now, they are dangerously low on supplies. Please consider donating some of the items on the list below. Please note, all items must be UNOPENED and UNUSED.  Each month, at least 300 bags are distributed, and they are in need of year-round supplies for street survival bags. JCAST Chicago would love to find groups to fill this need for each month of the year. If you or your organization would consider organizing a collection drive or a packing program, please let us know as soon as possible and we will be in touch with details.

We have established the following collection sites so that you may always have the opportunity to help out with any of the following items:

Encore & More
1107 Central Ave
Wilmette, IL
M-S: 10am-5pm
Hadassah Resale
405 Lake Cook Rd.
Deerfield, IL
M-F: 10am-5pm
Sunday: noon-4pm
Hadassah Office
60 Revere Drive, Suite 800
Northbrook, IL
M-F: 8:30am-4:30pm
Chicago Collection Site:
Temple Sholom of Chicago
3480 N. Lakeshore Drive (Stratford Entrance)
M-F: 9am – 6 pm; Sa-Su: 9am – 11am; Closed on Jewish holidays

Street Dignity Bag Packing List:
These items are needed in small, travel sizes. One of each item will be packed in a gallon ziploc “street survival” bag. These items may be packed in ziploc or other small bag, or donated in bulk.

Toothbrush and toothpaste
Granola or power bar
$5 McDonald’s Gift Cards
Hand sanitizer
Gallon Ziploc Bags
Hand lotion
Tissues

Prevention Bag Packing List:
Please include one of each regular sized product for girls living in at-risk communities. These items may be packed in a tote bag and donated in bulk.

Shampoo
Liquid body soap
Gift or tote bags
Dove soap
Deodorant
Lotion or moisturizer
Perfumed body spray

*Bulk items, hotel toiletries and gift cards to McDonalds ($5), Target, Dollar Store, CVS or Walgreens (any amount) are always welcome*