We’re proud to welcome you to the newly expanded Ark in West Rogers Park and in Northbrook.

Back-to-School Collection Drive 

Help The Ark Prepare Kids for Success This
School Year

With your support, The Ark will provide $100,000 in school supplies and gift cards this summer to help over 900 children across our community.

The start of school is an exciting time but can also add stress for families who struggle to balance their most basic everyday needs—​like food and housing—​with the cost of everything their kids need for the new school year.

Through the Back-to-School Drive, you can help The Ark provide families with essential school supplies—as well as Walmart gift cards to allow parents the flexibility to shop for whatever their ​children need to start the school year with excitement and joy.

Use the links below to make a monetary contribution, purchase school supplies from our Amazon Gift List, or buy Walmart gift cards for The Ark to distribute directly to families.

Make a gift to jumpstart a successful school year for hundreds of kids across our community. And when you give today, your gift will be doubled, thanks to a generous $10,000 matching challenge from a generous group of Ark donors.

Support the Back-to-School Drive 

Mail or Drop Off Your Gift

We welcome your support online or by mail, or you can visit us in person to drop off a check, $25 Walmart gift cards, or new school supplies Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

The Ark
6450 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

The Ark Northwest
3100 Dundee Rd., Suite 802
Northbrook, IL 60062