Urgent Call for Donations to Support the Migrant Crisis in Chicago

Mayor Brandon Johnson had declared a state of emergency in response to the current migrant crisis in Chicago. As the migrant crisis continues to unfold in Chicago, it is crucial that we come together as a community to support those in need.

The Lakeview East Chamber office as well as numerous community partners are stepping up to serve as a drop-off location for essential items that can greatly improve the lives of migrant children and adults. Your contributions can make a significant difference in providing comfort and relief to those affected by this humanitarian crisis.

By donating these essential items, we can bring comfort, security, and a sense of hope to those who need it most. Please drop off your contributions at the Lakeview East Chamber office (3138 N. Broadway Tuesday – Friday from 10AM – 4PM) or to any of our community partners, as your generosity will go a long way in making a positive impact on the lives of these vulnerable individuals. Together, we can stand in solidarity and show compassion for those experiencing these challenging circumstances.

The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is serving as a donation drop off site. 

Location: 3138 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60657

Hours: 10AM – 4PM Tuesday through Friday

Most Needed Items

Recurring & Most Requested Needs

These are common requests so ideally we’d have a stockpile of these items nearby to provide when needed at the 19th.

  • Children
    • Powdered milk
    • Ensure type drink for toddlers
    • Travel bassinets for babies to sleep
    • Educational Materials for kids
    • Books in Spanish for kids ages 2-5
    • Math activity books in Spanish
    • Coloring books and crayons
    • Pencils and sharpeners
  • Adults (in order of priority)
    • Cold/cough/sore throat syrup for adults
    • Suitcases
    • SIM cards
    • Blankets
    • Men’s jeans (30-34)
    • Yoga Mats
    • Dayquil or similar

Drop Off Location & Instructions

  • Lake View East Chamber of Commerce Broadway: 3138 Broadway
    • Drop off hours: Tuesday thru Friday 10am to 4pm.
  • Lakeview Lutheran Church – 835 W. Addison Street
    • Drop off hours: daily 4-7
  • St. Thomas of Canterbury Rectory – 4827 N Kenmore Ave
    • Drop off hours: Tuesdays from 10 am to 4 pm.
    • The Rectory is to the left of the Church and people can park across the street from Church.
  • 44th Ward Alderman’s Office: 3223 Sheffield Ave.
    • Drop off hours: 9-5 Monday to Friday
  • 43rd Ward Alderman’s Office: 2532 N. Halsted
    • Drop off hours: 9-5 Monday to Friday
  • 46th Ward Alderman’s Office: 4544 N. Broadway (starting Tuesday May 16th)
    • Drop off hours: 9-5 Monday to Friday
  • 47th Ward Alderman’s Office: 4243 N. Lincoln
    • Drop off hours: 9-5 Monday to Friday
  • State Rep Ann Williams’ Office: 1726 W Belmont Ave
    • Drop off hours: 10-5 Monday to Friday

More Ways To Help

Meal Delivery

Please click here if you’d like to learn more about delivering meals to the migrants at the 19th.

Donating & Sorting Supplies

Please click here to view the supplies that are being collected and the drop off locations.

Please click here to help sort & distribute donations that we’ve recieved.


Cash donations supplement the in-kind donations we receive.  Additionally, they will help create financial resources to assist the migrants as they transition through shelters & temporary housing. Click here to visit our GoFundMe page to learn more & contribute now.  

Onsite Programming at LakeView Lutheran

Click here to sign up to volunteer.  We are looking for volunteers to help us provide services to the migrants such as: kids programming, translation services, etc.  

Additional Resources

Information & Resources