Skip to content


General Information

Thank you so much for joining The Ruth Project in stocking the Storehouse! We are so excited to see how the Lord is going to use your donations to bless the foster and adoptive families in both Elgin and the surrounding Chicago areas. Below you will find more information regarding donations.

We ask that all donations be new or gently used clothing, equipment, or supplies. Please separate clothing into gender and size as this is very helpful for our team as we continue to inventory, tag, and hang donations. Please place donations in 13 gallon plastic bags to drop off clothing.

Accepted Donations

Items we are currently accepting for donations include:

Clothing (Ages 0m-18y)


Car Seats



Single-Piece Toys

Sports Equipment

Cribs & Port-a-cribs

Nursery Bedding 

Current Specific Needs:

  • 3 Year Old Girls: Fall/Winter Clothing Items
  • 5 Year Old Boys: Fall/Winter Clothing Items
  • Gift Cards for Teen Stores (ie: Holister, Shein, Aéropostale, Forever 21, Abercrombie & Fitch, Target)


If you have an item not mentioned on this list, feel free to email us to find out if it is something our families might need.

Current donation drop off times are Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30pm at The Elgin Storehouse located at 19 Douglas Ave, Elgin, IL 60120.

Items can also be dropped off during any volunteer times listed on the calendar. Email us at to arrange for additional drop off time.

Family Application Emails

Approved Email - Schedule First Visit

Denied Email