Donations of in-kind items help us maximize the amount of funding that we're able to dedicate to keeping soccer affordable!

In-Kind Donations

Thank you for considering an in-kind gift to Heart of the City!

You can help us ensure that the majority of our funding goes toward ensuring families in Lake County have access to affordable soccer opportunities.

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Please view our Wish List on Amazon to pick out exactly what items are needed. Please include your name and address in the comment box, so that we can properly acknowledge your generous contribution. Donations can be shipped to:

Heart of the City
ATTN: Maria Sievert, Director of Development
114 S. Genesee St.
Suite 504
Waukegan, Illinois 60085

Because of limited storage space we can only accept new sports equipment in good condition.

If you or a group you're involved in would like to organize a donation drive on our behalf, it is important to let us know ahead of time before collecting your items. This way, we can effectively coordinate the donations being collected.


Contact Maria Sievert, Director of Development & Marketing at:

Many in-kind donations received are used quickly and need to be replenished often. Certain times of the year also create a higher demand for items:

Items currently in high demand

  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic eating utensils
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Two-pocket folders
  • Three-ring binders
  • Pencils and pens
  • Backpacks


Items that need to be replenished regularly

  • Bottled water
  • Snack items
  • Soccer balls (sizes 3, 4 and 5)
  • Shin-guards
  • Soccer cleats
  • Goalkeeper gear
  • Field equipment
  • Soccer apparel
  • White copy paper
  • Office supplies (folders, paper clips, staples)
  • Paper towel
  • Toilet paper
  • Trash bags


Items that help us fulfill our mission

  • Gift cards to local eateries, movie theaters and stores
  • Tickets to sports games, concerts, and theatrical events
  • Admission passes to museums, galleries and parks
  • Computers and tablets
  • Airline travel miles