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Donation Opportunities

Thank you!
The City of Highland Park gratefully acknowledges our community's tremendous outpouring of generosity during this unprecedented time. Your donations of supplies and meals for first responders, encouraging words, and volunteer efforts are greatly appreciated. We feel very lucky to serve such a supportive and giving community. The City has created a donor roll to our COVID-19 response efforts, which will be updated regularly. Thank you for your kindness and community spirit!

Support the City of Highland Park First Responders
Thank you for your generosity in donating supplies or meals to the City of Highland Park Fire & Police Department. While residents may rest assured that the City's supplies are well-stocked, we would accept donations of the following items. Please note that all donations should be packaged and sealed from the distributor. 
  • Bleach
  • Disposable towels or rags
  • Empty spray bottles
  • Full facial goggles
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hand soap
  • Kleenex
  • N95 masks
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Surgical wipes
  • Surgical masks
  • Toilet paper
A note about masks: It is very important for first responders to use surgical grade personal protective equipment (PPE). Consequently, first responders are unable to use homemade face coverings, though your generosity is appreciated. 

Residents who would like to donate meals to first responders are encouraged to contact the City via email at Please understand that due to health considerations, we are unable to accept donations of homecooked meals.

Kind and encouraging words are always welcome via Facebook or email at

Thank you for your generosity!

Support Residents of City-owned Senior Living Facilities 
The City has issued an Emergency Order requiring individuals over the age of two to wear face coverings while engaging in essential services. Additionally, the CDC issued new guidance recommending that adults wear non-medical grade face coverings.

Donations of fabric face coverings for residents of the City's senior living facilities would be welcome. Completed face coverings may be donated in the City's Payment Drop Box, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in the Hazel Street Parking Lot adjacent to City Hall, or left at the front entrance of City Hall during normal business hours.

There are many patterns available:
As a reminder, healthcare workers and first responders can only use medical-grade masks. There is no need for members of the public to wear N95 or surgical masks. If you have a supply of N95 or surgical masks and are willing to donate them to healthcare workers, click here to learn more .

Support our Partners

NorthShore University HealthSystem

NorthShore is grateful for the outpouring of support it has received over the last two months. To help effectively manage donation inquiries, they are sharing information on how to provide financial, supply, food and other donations on their website.  NorthShore especially welcomes donations of items on its List of Needs, including:
  • N95 Masks/Respirators 
  • Surgical masks
  • Isolation gowns
  • Aprons
  • Exam gloves
  • Eye protection (Face shields, Safety glasses)
  • Thermometer Probe Covers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting/cleaning wipes
All donations should be packaged and sealed from the distributor.

NorthShore also welcomes donations of cloth masks to be distributed to patients and family members who are being discharged and do not have masks for use at home. Community members interested in making and donating masks can find more detailed information on NorthShore's website. 

Cloth mask donations can be delivered to a box located at Skokie Hospital:
Skokie Hospital - Medical Office Building Entrance
9669 Kenton Ave.
Skokie, IL 60076

Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Support Highland Park/Highwood Families
Highland Park Community Foundation
The Highland Park Community Foundation is working to support residents and organizations impacted by COVID-19 in Highland Park and Highwood. Donations made in support of the HPCF COVID-19 Emergency Response Appeal will be used to fund requests the HPCF has already received and will continue to receive from our grant recipients and other agencies that serve Highland Park and Highwood residents. Learn more here

Shop 'n DropRotary and salt food distribution 5-7-2020

HPHS student members of SaLT - Service and Learning Together - have launched a new service project to support local families in financial need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiated by Charlotte Harrigan, the program encourages community members to support families experiencing food insecurity, either by donation of purchased groceries, financial sponsorship of families, or gift cards. SaLT has already identified 50 Highland Park/Highwood families in need. Detailed information about how to contribute can be found here.

The project is made possible with the support of local businesses and organizations including Sunset Foods and the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood. All volunteers will follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of volunteers and recipients.

Last updated  October 22, 2020.