Cases for a Cause

Cases for a Cause




WHAT We are Collecting


WHY We are Collecting

We are collecting gently used backpacks, luggage and duffle bags for donation. Gently used bags are described as generally clean, zippers operable, and without holes or extreme wear and tear.

All bags will be donated to JOURNEYS | The Road Home; and Children’s Home & Aid Society.


Collecting bags for both children and adults going through transition can be vitally important. Giving someone a new bag can be the extra boost of confidence needed to travel in public with personal materials. Backpacks, luggage, and due bags can help relieve both physical and mental stress. Help Lift The Load To Carry Confidently.

WHEN We Need Your Help


WHERE You Can Donate:

Donation collection will start on September 5 and will end on October 23, 2017. 


  • Backpacks
  • Luggage - preferably with wheels, flexible exterior, please NO hard suitcases
  • Duffle Bags
• Administration Center
• Camelot Community Center
• Forest View Racquet & Fitness Club
• Frontier Community Center
• Olympic Indoor Swim Center
• Pioneer Community Center
• Recreation Community Center
• Senior Center

Cases for a Cause Questions

Questions & Answers

Where will bag/backpack donations go?

Children’s Home and Aid

Children’s Home + Aid remains committed to improving the lives of children and families throughout Illinois. As a leading social service agency, Children’s Home + Aid serves nearly 40,000 children and families in need each year. It delivers over 70 social service programs throughout 40 Illinois counties. Although it has grown significantly over the years, Children’s Home + Aid remains dedicated to Rev. Van Arsdale’s idea that all children should grow up in an atmosphere of love and stability, and should be helped to reach their full potential.

JOURNEYS | The Road Home

JOURNEYS:  The Road Home is a non-profit agency that provides both shelter and social services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in 37 towns in north/northwest suburban Cook County. The agency consists of the PADS Shelter Program, the HOPE Center Supportive Services Program, and the Pathways Housing Readiness Program focusing on intervention and assistance for those in need.

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Will I receive tax write-off receipts when I donate bags to “Cases For A Cause”?

The Cases For A Cause campaign run by the Arlington Heights Park District, which benefits two different donation centers (Children’s Home & Aid & Journey’s: The Road Home), is not legally able to provide tax refund receipts to donors.  To qualify for a tax-write off you will need to donate directly to those donation centers.

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Can I make monetary donations?

YES! Use the links below to donate to each organization directly:

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