Rockford Toy Drive for Rock House Kids
NOW until December 11

All new and unwrapped toys donated at First Northern in Rockford will benefit Rock House Kids, an organization that helps at risk kids and teens who are in need of a safe, warm, and nurturing environment.  Learn more here.

Donations should be unwrapped, for kids ages 6-18, and can include:

  • Sports equipment
  • Coloring books
  • Puzzles
  • Nerf toys
  • Board games
  • Craft sets
  • Legos
  • Dolls
  • ...and the list goes on!


Evanston Toy Drive for Toys for Tots & Mayor Hagerty's Holiday Food and Toy Drive
NOW until December 14

Donations will go to Evanston families in need through Mayor Stephen Hagerty's Annual Holiday Food, Book, and Toy Drive.  To ensure every Evanston family gets to celebrate this holiday season, community members can provide food, books, toys, and financial donations at First Northern in Evanston or any other participating local business.  Learn more here.


Chicago Toy Drive for 'Connections of Abused Women and their Children' (CAWC)
Now - December 19

Donations will benefit CAWC, an organization that provides women and their children affected by domestic violence with shelter, counseling, advocacy, and a 24 hour hotline.

NEW THIS YEAR, donate off of CAWC's Amazon Wish List!  It will be shipped directly to the shelter.  Please remember to mention First Northern on the gift note.


Alternatively, drop off donations at our Monroe St. or Streeterville locations.

Click here to read their full wish list.

  • Board games
  • Lego sets
  • Kid movies
  • Educational workbooks
  • Craft sets
  • Toiletries
  • Bedding
  • Underwear/undergarments
  • Winter gear
  • Infant supplies
  • Beauty cosmetics
  • Gift cards

**Please only donate new gifts that have not been gift wrapped.**

For more information: