What type of items does Love INC need?

The same things you needed to start your first apartment. All items must be in good, usable condition—would you use them in your home? Items outside of the basic needs for our struggling neighbors will be provided to our Loved Twice Thrift Boutique to financially support the ministry.

How to Donate

Contact us by email donations@loveinclakecounty.org or call us at 847.782.8630 to make arrangements to donate your items.

  • Pick-ups for furniture are made by our volunteers, typically on Saturday mornings, by appointment. Check if you are in our area here.
  • Donations are always welcome to be dropped off at our warehouse in Waukegan Monday – Friday by appointment.

Do you like to garage sale or bargain shop?

Print our handy Furniture/Household wallet card. Carry one with you and share the rest with your friends!


Donation Needs

Ministry Needs
Basic furniture
Beds, twin-queen
Lamps, floor & table
Kitchen tables & chairs
Couches & love seats
Coffee & end tables

Basic kitchen items
Pots & pans
Bake ware
Kitchen utensils
Sharp knives
Measuring cups/spoons
Small appliances

Basic linens
Bath & hand towels
Kitchen towels & washcloths
Bed sheets, twin-queen
Comforters & warm blankets

Loved Twice Thrift Boutique
Kids & teen clothing, gently used or new
New shoes or boots
Seasonal & home décor
Kitchen items
Sports equipment
Patio furniture

Contact us to confirm your unique items!

We cannot accept
King size beds
China cabinets
Sleeper sofas
Entertainment centers
Electronics (tube TVs, stereos, etc.)
Computers and printers
Office furniture
Large fitness equipment
Large appliances (stoves, etc.)
Toys, strollers, cribs
Books, including encyclopedias
Used shoes or boots
Adult clothing


To donate items outside of our ministry needs, consider contacting…

For large appliances or building materials, contact Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Gurnee.