Second Time Around

Second Time Around is a project of ChesedChicago. For almost four decades, Chicago’s Jewish families have turned to ChesedChicago to help ease the burden of everyday life. Through various programs, we provide critical assistance in the form of goods, services and financial support in an environment that maintains the dignity and integrity of each recipient.
Donate what you don't need - and help local families and individuals live just a little better.
Because (almost) everything deserves a second chance.


From clothing to housewares, from cars to appliances – you name it, we know someone who can use it. We can help.

Donating is easy! We provide weekly pickups in local neighborhoods and we collect drop-offs at our warehouse. Donated goods are distributed to families and individuals who can use them. So help your neighbors out!
Where Can I Donate?

Your Second Chance Awaits

Daily Home Pickups
Second Time Around makes daily pickups in Chicago neighborhoods. To schedule a pickup, please call Bracha at 847.679.7799 x 110 or fill out the form below and someone will be in touch to schedule your pickup. If you choose to schedule through the website, please wait for confirmation before leaving your items out for pickup.

Please put all clothing items in bags and all household items in boxes.

For large quantities of items or furniture donations, please click below to schedule pick-up. Furniture is NOT accepted unless it has been approved by the office.
Schedule a Pickup Furniture or Large Quantities
Drop Offs
Main Location
7045 N. Ridgeway Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 9 am — 12 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am — 2:30 pm

During Hours
Pull up to the driveway on Ridgeway Ave. and ring the bell at the door. Place donations inside the garage.

After Hours
Donations in bags can be placed in the green bins on the right side of our loading dock driveway. Please do not leave donations outside the bins.

Additional Drop Off Bin Locations
Darchei Noam of Glenbrook
3465 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

Northbrook Community Synagogue
2548 Jasper Court
Northbrook, IL 60062

These locations don't work for you? No problem.
Give us a call at 847-679-7799 x110 or fill out the form below to schedule pick-up.
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