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When you click the "Make a Donation" button you will be taken to a secure paypal page where you can donate using a credit card or your paypal account.

Midwest Combined Federal Campaign
South Suburban Family Shelter is included on the 2016 Midwest Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Charity List.  Please use code: 98186 to donate!

Since the closing of its resale shop, South Suburban Family Shelter is no longer able to accept donations of used items.

For your convenience, here is a listing of other charity resale stores where you might donate your gently used items:

  • Second Chance Resale Shop, 17 E. 34th St., Steger, 708-754-0750- owned by South Suburban Humane Society, shelters homeless animals in Chicago Heights
  • Respond Now, 1439 Emerald Ave., Chicago Heights, 708-755-4357- hunger and homeless agency
  • United Cerebral Palsy Assn., 7550 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park, 708-444-8460 Accepts computers, printers, copiers which are refurbished for their students with disabilities (they do not take TV’s)
  • Neat Repeats, 9028 W. 159th St, Orland Park, 708-364-7605- owned by Crisis Center for South Suburbia, supports survivors of domestic violence
  • Goodwill, 3401 W. 183rd St., Hazel Crest, 708-647-8055- long-standing nonprofit that helps families and individuals with employment and job skills
  • Salvation Army, 150 N. Halsted, Chicago Heights, 800-728-7825

SSFS Wish List

Amazon Wish List

We always need gift cards for gas stations, grocery stores, fast food restaurants, discount department stores. Other items we usually could use include: non-perishable, healthy food, women’s and children’s new sweat suits, packages of socks, cleaning supplies, paper products, school supplies, diapers, formula, winter hats, scarves, gloves (all sizes).

Check Out Our Amazon Wishlist!

Donate Used Cell Phone

South Suburban Family Shelter continues to collect used cell phones as a fundraising venture. We have collected over 3,000 cell phones which are shipped to a company in Florida that recycles and refurbishes the phones. We are paid based on number and viability of the phones. Phones which offer the most value are those under 5 years old, with smaller digital handsets, not older analog phones.

Please remind friends, family and business associates about our ongoing collective drive.

Collection boxes are at:

SSFS Admin Office
18139 Harwood Ave
Homewood, IL 60430

Care Cleaners
18215 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430

18729 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430

Doyle Designed
2630 Flossmoor Rd.
Flossmoor, IL 60422

One More Thing" Resale Shop
343 Main St.
Park Forest, IL 60406

Prairie State College
202 South Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

Temple Anshe Sholom
20820 Western Ave. Olympia Fields, IL 60461

If you would like to organize a drive to assist us in our collection, or want further information, contact Vicki at 708-794-2140, ext.303 or

Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of t-shirts designed by clients of SSFS. Due to its popularity, we are offering an opportunity to purchase a shirt. The cost is $20 and comes in the following sizes: M-L-XL. Each shirt is attractively packaged and comes with an explanation about the design and the project. If you would like more information about the Clothesline Project or to order a t-shirt, contact Vicki at 708-794-2140, ext.303.

Domestic Violence T-Shirt