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 some personal and household items. To that end, Luggage for Freedom provides gently used luggage packed with new towels, new sheets, and new toiletries to women leaving local domestic violence shelters to start their lives anew. We also provide backpacks filled with books and stuffed animals for children. We pack an average of approximately 200 suitcases and over 100 backpacks and deliver them to 9 local shelters. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make a monetary donation to Luggage for Freedom, click here and select Luggage for Freedom from the drop down menu. *Please note: we are unable to accept donations of items for Luggage for Freedom at our office address. If you have items to donate, please email email@example.com.
View our Events for our upcoming next Luggage for Freedom collection and packing dates.