Help Make Holiday Dreams Come True! - Children's Home Association of Illinois
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Help Make Holiday Dreams Come True!

The holidays are a busy time here at Children’s Home. Last year the community helped fulfill over 1,200 wish lists for the young people we serve! We are always blown away by your generosity.  While 2020 has been a year to remember, we still want to ensure each child feels special during the holiday season. In effort to have the safest and healthiest holiday season possible, we are doing things a little differently in 2020. Check out the ways you can get involved with gift giving this year.


1. Purchase a Holiday Wishlist 

Rather than having you go out and buy items for a specific wish list, our team has worked with local businesses to create gift baskets for you to purchase for our kids. Baskets have been developed for different age groups and even special interests for our older clients. Our team has worked with their clients to select what they want for the holidays from this list of baskets. So, (safely) gather together your family, friends, or coworkers to decide which baskets you’d like to buy! You can check them out and purchase yours here.  

If your business or organization is interested in getting involved this holiday and purchasing a bulk of wish lists, that can be done through our website. If you have questions, please contact or 309-687-7215.


2. Fill up Santa's Workshop

Each year we stock the shelves of “Santa’s Workshop” for new clients who came into our care after the original wish list deadline. We want to make sure everyone gets a gift this holiday season. You can purchase items for Santa’s Workshop through our Target Registry and have them shipped directly to our Knoxville location. Or, if you’d rather do the shopping yourself, you can pick up any of the requested items and drop them off Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm at 2130 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria. 

If you are bringing a large amount of items for Santa’s workshop, please contact our development team at 309-687-7215 or to schedule a drop-off.


3. Donate hygiene products

The holiday season is a great time for us to stock up on necessary hygiene products for our clients. Help us stock the shelf with highly needed items:

- Shampoo and conditioner

- Body wash/ soap

- Deodorant (men and women) 

- Feminine products

- Toothbrushes and toothpaste

Drop off is available Monday through Friday from 9am-4pm at 2130 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria. 



A big thank you to School House ExpressSo Chic Boutique, and Lori’s Kitchen Store for partnering with us to create some of these wish list baskets.

Children's Home Association of Illinois
Administration Building
2130 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
(309) 685-1047
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