2021 Gift Train

UCAN’s annual gift drive is back & making all the station stops. Help us stay on track to deliver gifts to 1,000 local families & young people in need this year.

Sponsor a youth this holiday season! Your sponsorship will provide toys, books, games, gift cards, and more to participants across 14 UCAN programs. Make a direct impact on families across Chicagoland this holiday season by donating today.

For those who fulfilled individualized wish lists or collected gifts amongst friends, please drop off gifts at:

Donation Station:
Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10am-12pm
UCAN’s Nichols Center
3605 W Fillmore St. Chicago, IL 60624

Need a virtual option? Check out our Target gift registry. All items are shipped directly to UCAN. 

THANK YOU for spreading cheer this holiday season!

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 above 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 Train. Sometimes we accept used items throughout the rest of the year for specific needs but we only accept new items for our holiday Gift Train.

Question: What are some of the programs supported by UCAN’s Gift Train?

Answer: Professional Foster Parenting, Violence Intervention and Prevention Services, Counseling and Youth Development Services, Teen Transitional Services, Alumni Services, and UCAN Academies.

Question: Can I donate after December 4?

Answer: Absolutely!! Last minute donations always come in handy. Though with in-kind donations, we can’t guarantee all items received after Dec. 4 will be distributed before the holiday.

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

Answer: Rebecca Sandoval, Development Manager, at rebecca.sandoval@ucanchicago.org