An Easy Way To Support Great Causes In Chicago

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.)

I love sharing about easy ways to support worthy causes so I’m excited to share about the new way that you can help support the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago (EFGC) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA). EFGC is particularly close to my heart as my mom passed away during an Epileptic seizure in the middle of the night back in 2009 and I support their work in helping prevent, control and cure Epilepsy so that nobody else has to experience the loss of a loved one in the same way. Vietnam Veterans of America is also a great organization, supporting veterans and their families.

The two charities- through their partnerships with Savers –opened four Donation Drop Spots in the greater Chicago area this year. At the Donation Drop Spots, people can drop off their gently used goods which support the EFGC and VVA’s programs because Savers pays them for every donation made at the Donation Drop Spots.

The new Donation Drop Spots are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are conveniently located at:

  • 115 West Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 (Donations benefit Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago)
  • 7212 W 191st Street, Tinley Park, IL 60487 (Donations benefit Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago)
  • 13200 Cicero Ave, Crestwood, IL 60445 (Donations benefit Vietnam Veterans of America)
  • 2300 US Highway 34 Oswego, IL 60543 (Donations benefit Vietnam Veterans of America)

Not only do your donations help charity but you also help create a better world by donating instead of throwing things away. Savers as a company is one of the largest recyclers of used goods in the world, keeping 650 million pounds of reusable goods out of landfills each year! The items you donate are sold at Savers stores and given a new home.

images courtesy: Savers

Savers sells vintage and name brand clothes, shoes and accessories for the whole family along with a variety of household goods. They are different from other thrift stores because they are clean and well organized with all items in good condition and affordably priced. With more than 100,000 items on the sales floor at one time I always find a cart full of items to take home. My favorite things to buy at Savers include kid’s clothes (especially sports brands, jeans and dress shirts), books and toys.

The holidays are coming up and if you are looking to save money consider checking out Savers for some items on your shopping list. One gift I purchase used is books. My kids don’t know the difference between a brand new book and a gently used one but I often save $3-$5 per book buying them at Savers. There are also plenty of new-with-tags items that can be found at discount prices. What will you find at Savers?


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