Thank you for thinking of Brightpoint! Cash donations are the best and most flexible way to support children and families this holiday season. We appreciate your consideration!

To learn more about activities taking place in Chicago, Bloomington-Normal, Rockford and Granite City/East St. Louis, please scroll down below the donation form.


Turkey Drive

Every November, El Hogar Del Niño holds a Turkey Drive to ensure that each of our 300 families has a full Thanksgiving meal. The Turkey Drive is on November 17 from 3-5:30pm at El Hogar Del Niño (1710 S. Loomis Street, Chicago). Snacks will be provided. Volunteers are needed to help distribute turkeys and grocery bags.

If you’d like to become a volunteer, please email

Toy Drive

Each year, El Hogar Del Niño collects and distributes age-appropriate toys to each one of our students. From now until December 10, please shop our Amazon Wish List and help bring joy to our students this holiday season!

Holiday Gift Support

Brightpoint is so excited to partner with corporations around the holiday season. This year we have several partnerships including: AON, Morgan Stanley and Workday.

  • AON has committed to purchasing gifts for the children of the Mitzi Friedheim Center.
  • Morgan Stanley employees are fulfilling both wish list gifts as well as making cash donations for some of our Metro Region foster youth and families.
  • Each year Workday helps to make gifts where the need is greatest.

If your corporation is looking to support our holiday efforts, you can make a gift on the above donation form or contact Shelby Edwards at


Stuff the Bus

Join us for our 21st annual Stuff the Bus event from November 27th – December 2nd! See the event page for bus locations, most needed items and to sign-up for a volunteer slot!



Brighten a Family

The Brighten a Family program (formerly Adopt A Family) has been providing families with assistance during the holiday season for over 40 years. Donors are matched with a child or family and shop for necessities and “wish list” items. Learn more here.


Adopt an Angel

Our Adopt an Angel program starts the first week of October. Contact Michelle Leonard at to be matched with a child.

Other gift programs and food collections begin in early November. Contact Lori Poppen for more information at

Granite City/East St. Louis

Help for the Holidays

With your help, we can make the holidays brighter for children and families in Southern Illinois. Sponsor a local family with a monetary/gift card donation that will help the family fulfill their own personalized wish list. Help for the Holidays will begin early November through December 8th.

To be paired with a family/families, please contact Beth Hunter at or by calling 618-452-8900 ext. 136.

Holiday Toy Rooms

You can also give by hosting your own gift/toy drive or making a toy donation to our Holiday Toy Rooms! 

To learn more about Holiday Toy Rooms, please contact Beth Hunter at or by calling 618-452-8900 ext. 136.

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