After the Forest Glen community garage sale on September 17th, We can pick up any unsold items, giving you more time for summer fun and peace of mind that you are helping children in your community.
Thank you for supporting Twenty-One Senses!
A Forest Glen mom started Twenty-One Senses. She saw a need for support focused on families who have children with sensory disabilities. Did you know that one in six children have sensory sensitivity and is associated with 20+ diagnoses, including Autism, ADHD, and PTSD? In the past year, we have been able to reach over 18,000 families with our free online resources!
Items we are collecting
- Clothes (in bags) – men’s, women’s, and children’s clothes, coats, shoes, scarves, handbags, wallets, fashion accessories, ties, belts, backpacks, etc.
- Household Textiles (In bags) – bedding, comforters, blankets, sheets, towels, linen, tablecloths, curtains, pillows, etc.
- Small Household Goods (In boxes) – kitchen items (such as pots/pans, dishes, silverware, glasses, serving pieces, and hand-held appliances), home decorative items, knick-knacks, toys, games, and small electronics
Please use bags for clothes and textiles and tightly packed closed boxes for small household goods. All items must be clean and in sellable condition. No Furniture.
Consider a Monetary Donation!
I don’t have items to donate, can I make a monetary donation? Yes!
Volunteer for the event!
Come help us collect and sort all of the items on Sept 18th. Location in Chicago
Some common questions you might have about our FunDrive
How will my items make a difference?
Your donations will go towards helping families who have children with sensory sensitivities who are struggling to get the resources they need. The proceeds from our FUNDrive will help those who need reduced or free resources get access to the tools they need.
What happens to my items?
Twenty-One Senses has partnered with FUNDrive, a nonprofit fundraising platform, to take your donated items and sell them in the FUNDrive store. FUNDrive will sort and either resell your items, gift your items to third world countries or recycle any items that are not able to be sold or gifted.
Do you collect large items or furniture?
No, unfortunately, we can only take items that can fit in either cardboard boxes or garbage bags. Here is our list of donation suggestions!
Do you take old shoes?
Yes, we do take old shoes as donations but we ask that your shoes go in bags like the other soft items to be donated.
Do you take books?
Yes, we accept any kind of book, from textbooks to graphic novels and everywhere in between. If it can fit in a box, we will take it! Here is our list of donation suggestions!
Do you accept CDs/ DVDs/ VHS?
Yes, we accept nearly all forms of media. DVDs, CDs, vinyl, VHS tapes, small electronics, all of it.
Will you take strollers or car seats?
No, we are sorry, but due to safety concerns and recalls we cannot take these items. We will gladly take your other donations, in either bags or boxes! Here is our list of donation suggestions!
Can I use large bags for clothes and textiles?
While most of our donations come in a kitchen (13 gal) bag, you are free to use bigger bags for your donations.
How can I schedule a pick up?
To schedule a donation pick up, please fill out our donation form above or contact us at (847)238.2535. For areas outside of Forest Glenn please contact Rebecca Klueg at (708)543.3916
Do you collect outside of Forest Glenn?
Yes, we do collect outside of Forest Glenn, for areas within the north Chicagoland area please contact Rebecca Klueg at (708)543.3916
If I am taking part in the garage sale, can you pick up unsold items?
Yes, we can pick up your unsold garage sale items, we just ask that you bag clothes and textiles and box household items before pick up or drop off.
Where can I leave my items for pickups after the yard sale?
Most donors will leave their items on their porch but some garage sales leave items by the alley. You can specify where your items are left on our donation form.
Can I drop my items off?
Yes, you can drop off your items, please contact Rebecca Klueg at (708)543.3916 for the address for drop off. If you would like a tax receipt for your donations, please leave your name and address on the donation (a post-it note will work)
Do you you have a limit on how much you would take?
No, we have no limit on how much we take, we only limit the type of items we take. Here is our list of donation suggestions!
What area do you collect items?
We collect items from Forest Glen, Chicago, Niles, Lincolnwood, Edgebrook, and surrounding areas. Please contact Rebecca Klueg at (708).543.3916 with any questions.
When can you collect items?
We can collect your items up until September 21st, please use our donation form to schedule a time.
How long are you collecting items?
We are collecting items up until September 21st for our FUNDrive. After the Forest Glenn yard sale we will be collecting items, if you would like to schedule another time for pickup please use our donation form.
Can I tell a friend if they are not participating in the garage sale?
Yes, you absolutely can tell a friend if they are in the north Chicago land area or are able to drop off their donations. They can fill out our donation form on this website and schedule pick up or drop off.
Do you partner with other organizations that do large sales such as a church sale?
Yes, we see those partnerships as a great way to add a service to your events and still help another mission. You get the cleanup and we get the donations, to arrange a partnership please contact Rebecca Klueg at (708).543.3916
How will I get my tax letter?
We will hand out tax forms similar to the goodwill receipts, you can fill in the amounts and add it to your tax materials. For those who drop off items, please leave your name and address on your items and we will get the tax form to you.
When are you picking up garage sale items?
We are picking garage sale items after the Forest Glenn yard sale ends at 4pm. And any other garage sale donations can be scheduled for pick up through our donation form up until September 22nd.
If I close my yard sale early, can I put my donations out early?
The Forest Glenn garage sale ends officially at 4pm but if you end your garage sale early, we can pick them up. Please contact Rebecca Klueg at (708).543.3916 for early pick up.
I want to go through my garage sale items first, can we schedule a later date?
Yes, we can schedule a later date for pickup or drop-off, but only up until Tuesday, September 21st. Please fill out our donation form and specify when you want the pick up or drop off to be.
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