Old Town Holiday Drive – Nov 28-Dec 18

Holiday Drive

Each year, the Old Town Community works together to give back to the community during the holiday season. The Old Town Merchants and Residents Association’s annual Holiday Charity Drive to support local Chicago Charities begins the week of November 27. The charities are all Chicago-based: Chicago House, Deborah’s Place, and Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Donations needed include toiletries, new/gently-used clothing (especially winter clothing), and non-perishable food.

Mercy Home has also requested the gift and stocking stuffers for donation. Full list is available here.

From November 28 through December 18, items can be dropped off at one our participating Old Town businesses, listed below. We strongly encourage you to help those in need and donate items you and your family no longer use. For more information about all of the events and programs occurring in Old Town during the holiday season, please visit our website at www.oldtownchicago.org.

Holiday Drive Drop-off Locations:

1225 Old Town (1225 N. Wells St.)
Byline Bank (1561 N. Wells St.)
Chiropractic Chicago (407 W. North Ave.)
Cornerstone Children’s Learning Center (1111 N. Wells St., 2 nd Floor)
Dinotto Pizza e Vino (1551 N. Wells St.)
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (1419 N. Wells St.) – Donate M-Th from 12-5 p.m. and get a free trio!
Lady Gregory’s (1525 N. Wells St.)
MADO Management (1541 N. Wells St.)
Mercy Beaucoup Resale Boutique (1545 N. Wells St., Lower Level)
Old Town Aquarium (1538 N. Wells St.)
Old Town Merchants and Residents Association (1543 N. Wells. St., Lower Level)
Orso’s Restaurant (1401 N. Wells St.)
Sara Jane (1342 N. Wells St.)
SharpeVision MODERN LASIK (145 W. North Ave.)
The Rabbit Hole (1208 N. Wells St.)
The UPS Store (333 W. North Ave.)
Weil Foot and Ankle Institute (1565 North LaSalle St.)
Wells on Wells (1617 N. Wells St.)
Wintrust Old Town (100 W. North Ave.)
Woodie’s Flat (1535 N. Wells St.)
Zanies Comedy Club (1548 N Wells St.)

With any donation, Zanies is giving FREE admission (eliminating any service fees, as well) for these specific nights:

Shane Torres – 11/27, 11/28
Liza Treyger – 11/30, 12/01, 12/03
Josh Gondelman – 12/4, 12/5, 12/6
Nate Weatherup – 12/8
Rising Star Showcase – 12/11
Larry Reeb – 12/12, 12/13, 12/14, 12/17.

There is a 2 item minimum per guest and everyone must be 21 years of age or older.

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