2020 Online Holiday Gift Drive

12/1/2020 Update: We have received many gifts from the registry! If you would like to support our Gift Drive, please consider purchasing a Gift Card (bottom of this registry) or making a donation (at the bottom of this page) and we will purchase the Gift Cards for you! Our older youth request Gift Cards, give them the gift of shopping for themselves!

For the safety of our participants and donors, UCAN has moved our annual holiday gift drive online. Toys, games, gift cards and more can be purchased through our Walmart gift registry. All items will be shipped directly to UCAN’s headquarters and distributed to participants in programs such as Foster Care, Violence Intervention and Prevention Services, Counseling and Youth Development Services, and Teen Transitional Services.

Please visit our online gift registry today. Each child, teen and adult will receive $50 worth of gifts or a $50 gift card. Please make your donation by Monday, Dec. 7 so our staff have enough time to organize and distribute all the gifts.


Gift cards are available to purchase through our Walmart gift registry.


Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Does UCAN accept monetary gifts for the Gift Drive?

Answer: YES, monetary donations are used to buy gifts and gift cards. Cash is never given directly to a youth as a present. Please use the donation form below or mail a check with “Gift Drive” in the memo line to:

Attn: Development Department
3605 W. Fillmore
Chicago, IL 60624

Question: Do you accept used items?

Answer: NO, not for the Gift Drive. Sometimes we accept used items throughout the rest of the year for specific needs but we only accept new items for our holiday Gift Drive.

Question: Can I purchase items after December 7?

Answer: Absolutely!! Last minute donations always come in handy but we can’t guarantee all late gifts will be distributed before the holiday.

Question: Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Answer: Rebecca Sandoval, Development Coordinator, at rebecca.brown@ucanchicago.org