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Donation Drives, Community Gatherings Underway Across Chicago In Honor Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – From fundraisers and community gatherings to family classes, many local events honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

From 10am to 1pm, Cradles to Crayons will be collecting donations in kind for children to help those in need. You can donate winter clothing such as coats, boots and scarves along with other needed items.

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Check out the purple donation boxes at any of the 34 Chicago area drop-off locations listed below:

Acorn Library – 15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest, IL 60452

Alcott Center – 530 Bernard Dr., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Alternatives, Inc. – 4730 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60640

Aw Yeah Comics – 7925 Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL 60077

Bank of America – 1301 E. Ogden Ave., Naperville, IL 60563

Bank of America – 1300 N Arlington Heights Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Buffalo Grove Park Community Arts Center – 225 McHenry Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

North Center Chicago Children’s Lighthouse – 2600 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60618

Cloud and Bunny – 1600 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, IL 60613

Creative Scholars Preschool – 1735 N Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

East Bank Storage – 429 W. Ohio St., Chicago, IL 60654

Edgewater Playhouse – 1048 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60660

Flying High Sports & Rec Center – 5400 East Ave., Countryside, IL 60525

Fry Family YMCA – 2120 W., 2120 95th St., Naperville, IL 60564

Highwood Public Library – 102 Highwood Ave., Highwood, IL 60040

Indian Boundary YMCA – 711 59th St, Downers Grove, IL 60516

Jewett Park Community Center – 836 Jewett Park Drive, Deerfield, IL 60015

Lake View YMCA – 3333 N Marshfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Little Beans Cafe – 430 Asbury Ave, Evanston, IL 60202

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Ravenswood Math School – 1754 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

McGuane Park – 2901 S Poplar Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

Moonwalker Cafe – 4101 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

Quilter’s Trunk – 10352 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60643

Reebie Storage and Moving Co – 2325 N. Clark St. #300, Chicago, IL 60614

Soul 2 Sole Dance Inc. – 799 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035

South Side YMCA – 6330 S. Stony Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

StudioUs – 4806 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640

The Giving Factory – 4141 W. George St. Chicago, IL 60641

Timeless Toys – 4749 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago, IL 60625

Tiny Tots Incorporated – 2603-2611 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

Ultimate Ninjas Chicago – 2915 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Universal Wellness Source – 1902 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

West Cook YMCA – 255 S Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60302

Windy City Fieldhouse – 2367 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

Kangaroo Kids – 4161 N Ladies Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

Also at 10:00 am, the Resident Association of Greater Englewood will host a community meeting and giveaway event at Lindlom Park.

There will be booths for COVID testing, vaccines, and food and voter registration.

Rainbow Push has scheduled a virtual celebration for 10am. The event is public, but you must register online.

Then there are the Chicago History Museum’s in-person events, which begin at 10:30 am

Events will include a youth poetry workshop, musical performances and a panel discussion on Chicago’s housing rights movement.

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If you wish to attend the events at the museum, you must wear a mask and show proof of vaccination to enter.

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