Project Elf 4 Kids

Join our 4 Kids' Community

We partner with schools, groups and corporations that want to help give kids' brighter futures!!

Project Elf Needs Friends

 to Help Fill

Hearts with Love!

It's a very difficult time of year

for local homeless kids & children

living without families!

You can help kids feel


 Volunteer & Donate

Nov. 16th - Dec. 21st

Wish List:


1. Candy & Snacks  (Peanut Free)

2. ChapStick

3. Lotion

4. Nail Polish

5. Stress Balls

6. Cozy Socks (for Teens) 

7. Cuddly Stuffed Animals

8 Thermos & Hot Cocoa Packets 

9. Fast Food Gift Cards 

If you don't have time to shop, please consider an online, tax deductible

 donation. Your gift allows us to purchase exactly what homeless youth need

at the moment! Things like fast food gift cards help kids

get off the street at night, warm up and eat with dignity.

Thank you for delivering Treats and Gifts no later than Dec. 20 at:

400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest Il 60045

Please drop off donations by Dec. 20th at 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, Il 60045

  • If you don't have time to shop, that's ok!  We buy in bulk and your dollars will go further! 

  • For more details about Decorating Children's Homes for the holidays - please contact

    • Background checks are required to participate at group events at children's homes!



Fill a Heart 4 Kids is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We hand deliver each gift to ensure that orphans and homeless youth receive your gifts.

NEW LOCATION: 270 Market Square Lake Forest, IL 60045

Please mail check donations to - Fill a Heart 4 Kids, 400 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or you can make a donation online.
2020 Fill a Heart 4 Kids, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

*There are over 120,000 orphans in America, while another 400,000 children live without permanent families (HHS; AFCARS).

 An estimated 1.3 million youths are struggling to survive without consistent food or shelter or any support from family (Government Data 2017).


To protect the privacy of the children we serve, their names are always changed.

Our stories are based on true events.

If you would like to volunteer at a children's group home or participate in special events with homeless youth - a background check is required..