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Reusing old stuff.
Making New friends.

We organized Freebies for Families in memory of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, a young mom from Pilsen who was tragically killed while trying to get some free baby clothes via a Facebook connection. 

Guardians in need - and those wishing to unload gently used baby and kid items - can safely drop off, pick up or both at this bi-monthly event. All leftover donations benefit local organizations such as Share Our Spare.

March 23 @ UI Health

ask SWC, Not the venue.

Please don't call the location for details. The staff aren't on hand during the event and have no information.

We can't pick up donations.

We have no storage available to us, and cannot pick up your donation in between events.

when & where

Freebies is typically held on the last Saturday of the month, and the frequency changes depending on volunteer availability. The location rotates, but the time is always from 12-2pm. 

donations not accepted after 11 Am.

Once the event starts, we stop taking donations. Arrive between 10 & 11am for drop-off. No exceptions.

Donation Drop off:

Please wash and sort by size all donations prior to drop off. All donations will be reviewed by a volunteer.

Do not have children drop off without an adult present.


We are not a social services agency.

Our resources are self-funded and very finite. 

We appreciate your understanding that this is a community event for southwest side families to socialize, learn about local resources and share items amongst each other. 

We host one monthly event, unless a larger event is being planned that month.

We do not have supplies in storage.

We do not have capacity to take appointments.







See Below


  • Infant/toddler clothing, coats & shoes - NO STAINS OR TEARS

  • Gear, such as high chairs, strollers, pack-n-plays

  • Fresh diapers, sealed wipes, new jars of food or formula

  • Adult clothing, house or kitchen wares 

  • Used underwear or cloth diapers

  • Food that is half-used or with a broken seal; used pacifiers or teethers

  • Car seats that are past the expiration date

  • Puzzles, toys, LEGOS, dolls or stuffed animals

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