Common Kids Annual Holiday Drive: November 9-December 15

Help Common Pantry clients create happier holidays for their children!  Pantry clients will receive a gift for all pre-registered children age 18 and under, as well as a picture or board book for children age 5 and younger.    
In lieu of donating gifts, please purchase $20 Target Gift Cards, which allow clients to shop for their kids.  This will keep exposure to a minimum for everyone, making distribution simpler and keeping clients, donors and staff safer.  Cash donations can also be made at commonpantry.org — indicate that they are for “Holiday Drive.”   This Covid-related precaution is new for 2020 and we hope to return to giving gifts and toys next year.        
Lincoln Square favorites The Book Cellar and Timeless Toys continue to partner with us, this time on a Book Drive.   You can purchase children’s books in the store or over the phone and leave them in conveniently located in-store donation bins for us to retrieve.  Visit these stores in the 4700 block of Lincoln Avenue (just north of the square) after November 9.  Bi-lingual (Spanish/English) board books and those representing diverse characters are particularly appreciated by our youngest clients.  
 
Thank you for your generosity!   And Happy Holidays from Common Kids & the Common Pantry.