Please join IICF help our friends and nonprofit partner, Cradles to Crayons as they prepare to move The Giving Factory to a new location.
Volunteers will help to prepare clothing, diapers, books and other essentials to children and families who need them now, and they need many hands to help with the critical work.
In addition to signing up on this site so IICF can track our volunteers, please register through C2C, so you can also fill out their waiver. Volunteer Shift: Friday, March 11th from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Registration Link: https://www.cradlestocrayons.org/chicago/pre-register
Code: a0R3b00000bIcnH YOUR VOLUNTEER SHIFT:
Please do not bring unregistered volunteers with you - to help us maintain social distancing within the warehouse, only confirmed volunteers will be allowed in.
Our staff will be thoroughly sanitizing and disinfecting the facility before your shift begins, we want to ensure they have ample time to do so.
Sanitize your hands as you enter the building. Hand Sanitizer will be available at the door and throughout the warehouse.
All volunteers must wear a mask for the duration of their shift. Click here for information on how to properly wear a mask.
We encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle. We do not have water bottles, but you will be able to refill your bottles at our water stations.
Eat before your shift. Regrettably, no eating is allowed in the Giving Factory.
For your safety, you will be working either with product that had been newly purchased or donated and quarantined for at least 72 hours prior to your shift.
The Giving Factory is located at 4141 W. George St. Chicago IL 60641. We have 33 parking spaces in front of our building that are first come, first serve. Note that our parking lot is sectioned off from a large shipping and receiving complex. Please do not drive beyond the concrete barricades separating our lot from the rest of the complex.
Cradles to Crayons has wheelchair accessibility and can provide reasonable accommodations for volunteers who might need it. PRIOR TO YOUR VOLUNTEER SHIFT:
If any of the below situations apply to you, please postpone your shift.
Diagnosed with COVID-19 and have not yet been cleared as non-contagious by state or local public health authorities.
Exposed to a person with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (if unvaccinated).
Experiencing symptoms of illness such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
The Giving Factory is a warehouse environment, and it is not climate controlled. Please wear closed-toed shoes and clothing you do not mind getting dirty. For any additional visit information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.