Baby Shower Drive
Join eKiwanis of Greater Chicago and the Kiwanis Club of Des Plaines for our Community-Wide Baby Shower Drive! The Baby Shower Drive will benefit Breakfast with Baby, a program of the Des Plaines Salvation Army. On the second Saturday of each month, the Salvation Army in Des Plaines provides spiritual and material support through the Breakfast with Baby program. Your donation will support families in financial need who have a child under one year of age or a mother who is at least seven months pregnant.
In 2020, Breakfast with Baby served a record number of families, meeting a nearly 100 percent increase in the need for basic baby supplies. The program serves 140 families with 7,000 diapers each month, pivoting to a drive-through program due to the pandemic.
To donate baby items, stop by one of the below drop-off locations during business hours between Monday, June 14th – Friday, June 18th or come by our drive-thru location at the Des Plaines Salvation Army (609 W. Dempster St., Des Plaines, IL 60016) on Saturday, June 19th between 10a.m. – 2p.m.
- Des Plaines Public Library (1501 Ellinwood St, Des Plaines, IL)
- Prairie Lakes Community Center (515 E Thacker St, Des Plaines, IL)
- Des Plaines History Center (781 Pearson St, Des Plaines, IL)
- Village Bank in Des Plaines (1545 Ellinwood Avenue, Des Plaines, IL)
- MBD Martial Arts (1508 Miner St, Des Plaines, IL)
- Ace Hardware (1175 Lee St., Des Plaines, IL)
- Frisbie Senior Center (52 E Northwest Hwy, Des Plaines, IL)
- Ascension Living Nazarethville Place (300 N. River Rd., Des Plaines, IL)
- First Congregational UCC (766 Graceland Ave, Des Plaines, IL)
- Christ Church UCC (1492 Henry Ave, Des Plaines, IL)
Big thank you to the Des Plaines Two Men and a Truck for donating the donation boxes at each of our drop-off locations!
Baby Items Needed:
All items must be new with the exception of clothes.
*= Most needed items
- *baby diapers
- baby lotion
- baby towels
- baby wash
- baby washcloths
- *gently used clothes (newborn 2T)
- diaper bags
- diaper cream
- halo sleep sack
- new toys
- umbrella strollers
Your donation can help us change lives
- $15 – Baby Basics Pack: 32 pack of diapers and box of baby wipes
- $25 buys a box of diapers
- $50 purchases a car seat
- $75 helps purchase a stroller
- $100 will purchase 5 boxes of diapers
- $150 will purchase 4 umbrella strollers
- $250 buys diapers for a family for a year
Donate online here or write a check to The Salvation Army with the memo “Breakfast with Baby.” All checks can be brought to the Des Plaines Salvation Army on Saturday, June 19th.