How Can I Chip In?


CHIP IN Batavia Monetary Donation

Donations to CHIP IN Batavia will be used as needed to purchase school, clothing, food, and other needs on a student by student basis. Your PayPal receipt will be from Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, a 501(c)3. You don't have to sign up for PayPal. You can pay as a guest.


DONATE ITEMS FROM A LIST OF CURRENT NEEDS- Most current needs are on our Facebook Page:  CHIP IN Batavia.

Furniture Donations - We take them on an as needed basis as we have no storage.  Other service groups in the area to contact that all pick up (and we work with them!):

St. Vincent de Paul -

St. Vincent has a warehouse for  and a resale shop in Geneva. 

work phone: 630-397-8555

cell phone: 630-841-1070

Salvation Army -

Schedule online at  or call 1-800-728-7825

Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity -

 Fox Valley Habtat for Humanity ReStore takes furniture and appliances that are in decent shape. They sell them in their store and proceeds go to build Habitat hom
ReStore, Aurora -
Wayside Cross Ministries - 
Call 888-723-5730 to request pick up of large items. Or can go online to fill out request form for pick up. 



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We do post our most current needs on our facebook page, CHIP IN Batavia.


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"Current Needs Spreadsheet", click link above. 


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Ideas for CHIP IN Volunteering



We post current needs, especially for gently used donations of clothes, sports items, and furniture.  We often need help picking up furniture and delivering if you have a truck or manpower!

During the cold months, donate snowpants, gloves, hats, scarves, boots and coats to any school, or the Clothes Closet. Families in Batavia and Batavia Township shop for free. Drop off is T, W, F 8:30-12.  100 Flinn St. next to water treatment plant. 


Donate Halloween costumes to any elementary school during Sept- Oct. 


Donate school supplies and personal care items (all schools have personal care items available to students). All students in need get school supplies/backpacks and we can replenish during the year as needed. 


*Help organize and work prom drive which will be 1 day at the Batavia Public Library in March (organize at Library; work/set up event at library; promote).  Donate prom dresses and short dresses too (homecoming, special events).


*Donate musical instruments


*Donate gift cards to local taxi services for families for emergency needs or for after school transporation.  We also purchase Pace Dial A Ride passes to give to students and families to get to doctor appointments, work and other appointments or shopping.


*We always accept monetary donations.  Checks need to payable to: The Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence...mark "CHIP IN Batavia" in the memo line. CHIP IN keeps all funds and are applied to the areas of need. Checks can be dropped off at the Batavia School District office, 335 W. Wilson St., Batavia IL  60510.  630-937-8800.


*Pick up food from Pantry monthly to deliver to families in need who are without a car


*Food collection drive for Friday Backpacks; work with Fox Valley Christian church who makes backpacks every week- work with any groups who want to collect food


*Make bags for Birthday in a Bag program (flyer with info on facebook and website and at admin center) or donate any items for the bags.


*Report on any rentals you see in town - send us an email!


*Start a gift card collection (a few churches did this and collected over 70, $10 gift cards). Most needed year-round: ALDI, gas, Target, Kohls, WalMart, Plato's Closet and Walgreens.


*THIS PROJECT IS ON HOLD UNTIL WE FIND A NEW SPACE TO STORE BIKES!  PLEASE HOLD ON TO GOOD, WORKING BIKES PLEASE AND WILL POST UPDATE ASAP! Drop off gently used bicycles, and locks to be given away after they are cleaned and fitted- Bikes For Batavia program with Batavia Bicycle Commission. We can only take new helmets.


*Donate calculators, backpacks


*Donate Valentine’s Cards in January at any elementary school for kids who cannot buy them for their classmates


*There is often a big lost and found at each school around Christmas and end of school year with nice items-Looking for volunteers to pick up the items in December and May and wash them and give them to the Clothes Closet. 


*Check facebook and website year-round and in October for ideas to help for the holidays


Batavia Apartment General Store

 Residents of the Batavia Apartments  visit the General Store one time per month to fill out a request list.  They are awarded points based on their apartment/family size and can use those points to trade in for items that are not covered by food stamps.   To empower the residents further, if they participate in other programs or volunteer for the Resident Service Coordinator, they can earn extra points for the program.

You can drop off at Batavia Apartments and get a donation form.  Other drop off points: Batavia United Methodist Church,  Immanuel Lutheran Church and Congregational Church of Batavia.  Hours for drop off at Congregational Church are 9-1 and 2-4:30; drop off at door #1 (south side of church).


Body Wash for men and women

Diapers - All sizes

Baby Wipes

Toilet Paper

Clorox wipes

Toilet bowl cleaner


Any questions, please contact Veronica Horton

Resident Service Coordinator

Batavia Apartments

630-879-3117 Phone

630-879-0665 Fax                  

Want to Chip In?

For more information or to volunteer, contact us at:

CHIP IN Batavia

c/o Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence

P.O. Box 1003

Batavia, IL  60510

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