Why donate to NorthPointe?

  • You are helping a very worthy cause.
  • Your donations are much needed.
  • You are helping a local charity serve Lake and Cook Counties.
  • Your donation is tax deductible.

What is the donation process?

• To schedule a pick-up, call 847-731-5708 between 9 am and 4 pm weekdays or e-mail info@nri1953.org

Prior to scheduling the pick-up date you will be asked to e-mail us a list as well as photographs of the items to be picked up.

• We request a minimum of 10 business days to schedule a pick-up, but we will try to accommodate a shorter schedule.

• Donation receipts (for tax records) will be given to donors upon pick-up of donation.

• Donations of furniture or other large items must be pre-arranged via email at donate@nri1953.org or by calling 847-872-1700 (ask for Development).


The Killian Center

Located in Lake County, the center provides a variety of day programs which includes classes, job training and community employment. The Killian Center is also where administrative services are located.


The Killian Center Wish List:

We can pick up the office furniture, file
cabinets, equipment, electronics and/or
supplies you no longer need and put it
to good use at the Killian Center.

• Office furniture (bookcases, desks, etc.)
• Filing cabinets and bookcases (all sizes)
• Office chairs
• Bulletin boards
• Flat screen monitors
• Working computers (less than 4yrs old)
• Working laptops (less than 4yrs old)
• Key boards
• Wheelchair Scale
• New Office supplies (binders, folders, pens, etc.)



The Residential Program

Our residential program is community based with homes and apartments located throughout Lake County.

The Residential Homes Wish List:


Individuals enjoy community living in one of our 17 residential homes. The homes provide adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental illness a 24/7 supportive living arrangement.


NorthPointe offers support services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental illness who live independently in the community either alone or with a roommate.

Accepted Items: (All must be in new/like-new condition)

  • Clothing
    • Sweat pants for men and women, all sizes
    • T-Shirts (long and short sleeve with No logos), all sizes
    • NEW undergarments for men and women (no incontinence items)
  • New/Like-new pots, pans, bakeware, dish sets, plastic glassware, Corelleware
  • New twin size linens, dish towels, bath towels, shower liners

Items NOT Accepted:

  • Items that cannot be used by NorthPointe or our Program Participants (childen’s clothes, toys, car seats, etc.)
  • Clothing other than what is listed as an “Accepted Item”
  • Durable medical equipment (toilet chairs, walkers, crutches, shower seats, wheel chairs)
  • Food/Beverages
  • Holiday Decor
  • Craft Supplies


Items that Require Prior Arrangements/Approval via the Director of Development

  • Any over-sized items that require storage in the warehouse
  • Furniture
  • Large Appliances
  • Office Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Computer Equipment
  • TVs and Electronics

Once received, items that cannot be used are donated to another not-for-profit organization or sold. If sold, 100% of proceeds help provide much-needed support services for people with disabilities & mental illness.