Just in time for the holiday season, Stan’s Donuts has teamed up with Cradles to Crayons Chicago (C2C) to help Chicago-area kids stay warm and safe this winter. Now through December 19, Stan’s Donuts is accepting donated new and like-new winter coats, boots, hats, gloves and scarves, warm clothes and hygiene items at five of its citywide and suburban locations. 

Customers are invited to bring an item of clothing to drop in the contactless purple donation box located near the entrance of the Stan’s Donuts location. Most-needed items include winter coats and warm clothing in sizes ranging from newborn to adult medium; winter boots sizes infant/toddler 5 to adult 10; winter hats, gloves, scarves; and pajamas sizes 2T to adult medium. 

The Stan’s drop-off locations include: 

  • Oak Brook Terrace (17W615 Butterfield Rd. Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181)
  • Orland Park (15646 S. LaGrange Rd. Orland Park, IL 60462)
  • Hyde Park (5225 S. Harper Chicago, IL 60615)
  • Lakeview North (3300 N. Broadway. Chicago, IL 60657)
  • Wicker Park (1560 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60622) 

The Stan’s Donuts Collection Drive is part of C2C’s annual “Gear Up for Winter” (GUFW) initiative, a seasonal-long drive that supplies warm winter gear to 54,000 Chicagoland kids whose families struggle just to stay warm. Though the Stan’s Donuts’ Collection Drive runs through December 19, the GUFW initiative runs through March 2022 with drop-off locations throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs. All collected items will be distributed to children through C2C’s network of service partners.