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Share Our Spare
Address 3800 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641 Categories:  Health & Wellness, Homeless, Immigration & Refugees, Poverty & Hunger, Women's Issues, Youth Offers Opportunities Good For:  Adults, Children Under 16, Families, Groups, Seniors
About Share Our Spare
  Share Our Spare (SOS) ensures every Chicago area child, ages 0-5, has the essential items they need to support their health and development and equip them for a strong start. SOS activates community impact through empowerment, innovative solutions, and a network of partners, so that children can thrive and families can shift from crisis management to caregiving with dignity. As a result, we help lay the foundation for a resilient and equitable community. An info chart of our process: https://shareourspare.org/process/ 1 in 2 children in our area do not have the adequate supply of diapers they need in a day. Diapers are not covered under any government assistance programs and are more expensive than ever. We are a non-profit organization that collects donations of gently used and brand-new essentials such as diapers, clothing, books, hygiene items, and small gear items for children 0-5 years of age. Volunteers help us quality check, sort, and bundle donations. We distribute over 160,000 diapers every month, and we ask volunteers to help us pack and double check these diaper orders. Then our over 150 non-profit partners in 72 zip codes select from these donations for the families they serve in our community. These partners are social workers, home visiting nurses, people who are already in their community helping families get access to resources like housing, documentation, and food access. Through this model, we were able to help over 18,000 kids in our area last year. This was a 40% increase from our previous year as we see the need for these essentials increase with the increase prices and as we welcome in new migrant families with young children.
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