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Deadline for monetary gifts is December 1, 2023


Partners who would like to purchase Wishlist items, host a gift drive, or volunteer can email Hannah Faughnan, Development Associate at


Holiday elves can also volunteer at one of our wrapping parties or at the Holiday Gift Shops. Sign up to volunteer today!

Deadline for sign-up is Friday, December 1

Want to make a monetary donation?

When you make a $25 donation in support of our Holiday Gift-Giving Drive, you ensure a child we serve receives a special gift for the holidays.

Donations made by 12/1 will directly support the purchase of gifts for children and youth.  

Browse our Wishlists!

Wishlist Details

Individuals wishing to purchase gifts directly from the wishlists can browse our wishlists for our flagship sites in Little Village, North Lawndale, or Albany Park.

Note: These three locations are serving as our distribution centers and our goal is to reach all children and youth in our programs across the city. You can also make a financial donation and leave the shopping to us!

Join us for the season of giving!

The Carole Robertson Center for Learning relies on our closest partners to support our annual Holiday Gift-Giving Drive. Through your generosity, we ensure every child and youth enrolled in our Early Childhood Education and Youth Development programs receives a special gift for the holidays. For many families we serve, the joy of giving gifts is often dampened by the reality of limited resources. Join us and help make this season a little brighter!

Your donations will allow us to purchase items that will stock the Holiday Gift Shop, where parents can shop for free gifts for their children and have them wrapped while they shop. By offering donations as free gifts, our families can fully embrace the excitement of the holiday season and share the joy of gift-giving as a family.

Holiday Gift Giving at the Carole Robertson Center for Learning Chicago

Purchase Wishlist Items

Help us make the holidays bright for as many as 3,000+ children and youth in Little Village, North Lawndale, and Albany Park. Our development team has made it easy to shop for gifts and have them shipped directly to the Carole Robertson Center. Browse and purchase gifts from the Little Village, North Lawndale, or Albany Park wishlists.

Albany Park Flagship Site

5101 N. Kimball Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
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Phone: 773.509.5657
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Director: Tonia Holden

Little Village

2929 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60623
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Phone: 773.521.1600
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Director: Crystal Sanders

North Lawndale

3701 W. Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623
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Phone: 773.522.8400
Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Director: LaTonya Jones

Since 1976, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning has been dedicated to educating, enriching, and empowering children and families through comprehensive child and family development programs.