luggage for freedom logoSunday, June 4, 2017


Extra Space Storage, 1610 Old Deerfield Road, Highland Park.

Luggage for Freedom, a project of the National Council of Jewish Women, is holding a collection drive on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10:00 – 12:00 am at Extra Space Storage located at 1620 Old Deerfield Road in Highland Park. They will be collecting donations of NEW sheets, NEW towels, new or gently used luggage (NO oversized or garment bags please) backpacks, purses and children’s books, as well as NEW stuffed animals to assist women and children leaving domestic violence shelters.

Extra Space Storage is a drive-through facility.  No need to get out of your car.  Just follow the signs and volunteers will take your donations out of your car!

For more information or to make a monetary donation to help us continue our project please call 847-853-8889, email or go to

Luggage for Freedom is an initiative of NCJW Chicago North Shore Section. Its goal is to provide a sense of dignity to women who are staying at and transitioning out of domestic violence and homeless shelters, by giving them a suitcase packed with sheets, towels and toiletries. Luggage for Freedom also provides backpacks filled with books and stuffed animals for children. Our volunteers pack an average of 125 suitcases and over 150 backpacks and deliver them to 9 shelters in the Chicagoland area. Luggage for Freedom has an incredible ability to directly impact women and children in a positive way, at a time when they are most vulnerable.

To find out more and to become a part of Luggage for Freedom, e-mail