Chicago Cares hosts Warm Up Chicago, the only citywide drive to collect hats & gloves for Chicagoans in need. While there are many coat drives, hats and gloves are just as critical for keeping warm and safe during Chicago’s infamous winters.

This year, our goal is to collect 15,000 items to distribute to kids, adults and seniors through our community partners. We package up the donations and add a handwritten note to make them extra special.

Would you like to help? Here’s how:

  1. Donate in 1 minute flat via our Amazon Wish List.
  2. Drop off new or gently used hats or gloves at any of the following locations by January 3. Just look for the Warm Up Chicago bin!

Big thanks to our sponsors, participating locations – and to you – for helping Warm Up Chicago!