Charity Details

Apna Ghar (Our Home)

Help domestic violence survivors reclaim and rebuild their lives

Issue Area: Human Services
Non-profit Status: 501(c)3
Apna Ghar provides holistic services to women and children across immigrant communities in the Chicago area to end the cycle of domestic violence. Apna Ghar empowers women to be self-sufficient through a full spectrum of services from education to emergency and transitional housing to counseling and legal services.
Specific Needs:
You can support Apna Ghar's programs for domestic violence survivors by donating: 1) Unopened non-perishable food items such as: canned or dried fruits and vegetables; whole grain crackers, cereals, and pasta; canned or dried proteins such as tuna, beans or lentils; spices; culturally-appropriate foods from Asian, African, Middle Eastern and other cultures. Snack foods such as trail mix and granola bars. 2) Unopened personal care items such as: deodorants, lotions, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair care, children's diapers 3) New or gently-used home goods such as: table-top or pedestal fans; tool kit and tool box; family room and bedroom furniture. 4) New children's toys and books to be used on our children's counseling and child visitation center: See our wish list on Amazon for examples of toys: 5) Office supplies such as: copy paper, pens, and office furniture We can also always use gift cards from grocery stores to by critical food items for the emergency shelter, such as milk, eggs, and bread. We also welcome gift cards from stores such as Target so that women who enter the shelter without many personal items can buy basic clothes and other items. Each year, our annual gala, Taste for Life (, also features a live and/or silent auction. We welcome items donations for this event.

Our Needs:

Kids - Furniture
Cameras & Photography
Cell Phone & Tablets
Cleaning Supplies & Equipment
Electronics (other) & Accessories
Gardening & Outdoor
Food & Drink
Home Furniture
Toiletries, Health & Personal Care
Household Items
Office Furniture
Kids - School Supplies
Silent Auction Prizes
Kids - Toys & Games