Donate Outerwear to Warming Hearts and Hands V

Calling all knitter circles, quilting bees, elementary schools and community centers!

Please join Make It Better Foundation and help give handmade or newly purchased blankets, hats, coats, gloves and scarves to more than 1,000 men, women and children this winter season.

Each year around the holidays, Make It Better Foundation and its partner nonprofits give the gift of warmth to those in need. This is our 5th Annual Warming Hearts & Hands program. You can help make this winter a warm one by dropping off new gloves, scarves, hats and coats at one of the two locations listed below. Donations are accepted before December 13, 2013.

Make It Better
588 Lincoln Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-256-4642
Monday–Friday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Volunteer Center
520 Glendale Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093
847-441-7665
Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

In 2012, Make It Better Foundation donated 430 coats, 502 blankets, 70 hats, 147 mittens/gloves and 50 scarves to the following organizations:
  • Lake County Haven
  • Chance Ministries
  • San Jose Obrero Mission
  • Sarah’s Circle
  • Breakthrough Urban Ministries
  • Rice Children’s Home and Aid
  • Catholic Charities, Syracuse
  • Deborah’s Place

Handmade and retail items were donated by:

  • Girl Scout Troop from St. Juliana School in Chicago
  • Northbrook Senior Center knitters group
  • Working 2gether in Highland Park and Highwood
  • Volunteer Center
  • AuPairCare North Shore
  • Unknown Donors

Past Recipients have included:

  • Housing Opportunities for Women
  • Heather’s House
  • WINGS, Inc.
  • A Safe Place
  • Mary Lou’s Place at YWCA Evanston/Northshore
  • McGaw YMCA
  • A Safe Haven Foundation
  • Lake County Haven
  • Chance Ministries
  • Breakthrough Ministries
  • San Jose Obrero Mission
  • Rice Children’s Home and Aid
  • Sarah’s Circle
  • Catholic Charities
  • Deborah’s Place
  • Connections for the Homeless
  • Family Network
  • Good News Partners
  • Mano a Mano
  • The Harbour
  • Boys Hope Girls Hope
  • Nuestro Center