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October Donation Drive Benefiting: Share Our Spare!

Written by on September 29th 2017

October Donation Drive Benefiting: Share Our Spare!

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During the month of October, Eye Spy Optical will be collecting new/gently used items for babies and children age 0-5. Drop off your donation and receive a $25 discount on a pair of glasses!!!

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In 2011, ten Chicago mothers realized that they had more than enough “stuff” for their own children to grow and thrive and that there were plenty of other women in their community who could use the strollers, baby clothes and extra toys that their children had outgrown. They banded together to create a non-profit organization that would help mothers in Chicago who couldn’t afford to gather all the essentials for their babies and young children and Share Our Spare was born.

How Can You Help:

There is a greater need for the following NEW items:

  • Diapers size 2, 3 and 6
  • New packages of boys and girls underwear size 2T-5T
  • Pacifiers

Have additional items to share? Share Our Spare will also be collecting:

  • All Clothing and Outerwear (ages 0-5T)
  • Baby Carriers
  • Baby Swings
  • Pack and Plays
  • Blankets (Stroller or Swaddle Size)
  • Bundle Me
  • Exersaucers
  • High Chairs
  • Play Mats/Activity Gyms
  • Strollers
  • Books
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby Soap and Lotion
  • Bottles
  • Burp Cloths/Bibs
  • Diaper Cream
  • Pacifiers
  • Wipes
  • Small Educational Toys


For more information, please visit www.shareourspare.org or contact info@shareourspare.org.

Nearly ½ of all children living in greater Chicago live below the federal poverty level. Sadly, parents are faced with heartbreaking decisions such as reusing diapers and going without food. Chicago offers an unparalleled network of social service agencies to support these families in education and training, job placement, housing and food. However, no organization provides reliable cost-free essentials for the early years like diapers, clothing and gear.”

Share Our Spare also collects donations at their River West warehouse located here. They work with over 20 community partners to distribute newborn kits and other collected items to families in need and put all that  “spare” kid gear to good use.

Visit Share Our Spare’s website and follow on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated and inspired!

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