streetwise winter gear drive

Join the StreetWise Associates Board as we gather winter gear to keep the vendors warm this winter!

Upon admission guests will have access to 2 complimentary drink tickets and 20 gaming tokens.

$15 with donation of a new or gently used coat, hat, gloves, scarf, or new socks (please no decorative items or accessories)
$20 without donation
Venmo/Quickpay/cash accepted

Please bring any winter gear you might have to donate!

However with that said, many StreetWise vendors are in need of specialty items (such as over-sized coats) that are not frequently donated. Therefore, monetary donations are always greatly appreciated as they enable us to purchase heavy-duty gear for our vendors who work long hours in the cold.

StreetWise vendors spend LONG hours in the frigid Chicago winter. To help them serve you comfortably, we are looking for the following new or gently used items:
– L to XXL+ heavy-duty coats
– 3-piece set (hat, scarf, gloves)
– Thick sweatshirts/sweaters/vests
– New thick socks
– No novelty items please
* If you are unable to fill one of our primary needs, please make a donation so we can purchase these items on behalf of StreetWise.

We will also be holding a special recruitment component to this year’s drive. If you’re interested in learning more about what SWAB does and becoming a part of our Board, please attend!