How Can I Chip In?


CHIP IN Batavia Monetary Donation

Donations to CHIP IN Batavia will be used as needed to purchase school products, 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 do not have to sign up for PayPal. You can pay as a guest.





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Ideas for CHIP IN Volunteering



We post current needs and often looking for gently used donations of clothes, sports items, and furniture.  


*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 musical instruments not being used anymore. 


*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


*Help find dishes, pots and pans (stock is almost gone from Jewel stamp program)


*Make bags for Birthday in a Bag program (flyer with info on facebook and website and at admin center)


*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)


*Drop off gently used bicycles to All Spoked Up to be given away after they are cleaned and fitted- Bikes For Batavia program with Batavia Bicycle Commission.


*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 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                  

Other Ways to Donate

We work directly with the BPS101 Director of Student Services/Homeless Liason and the Community Outreach Manager to provide help where the need is greatest. CHIP IN Batavia has representatives assigned to one point person at each school within the district and all student information remains confidential.  The school liaison keeps our organization informed of student needs on a regular basis.  This may be as simple as supplying a student with basic school supplies,  providing tutoring and/or snacks for before and after school.  Some ways you can help:


  • Donate gently used bicycles and bike locks...please drop them off at All Spoked Up in Batavia
  • Donate bike helmets- must be new- to All Spoked Up in Batavia
  • Donate new or used calculators at the end of the school year
  • Donate notebooks, pens, pencils, poster board, backpacks- any school supplies; larger backpacks for BHS always needed. 
  • Donate gift cards for Gas, Goodwill, Aldis, Target, Kohls, Walmart,  Batavia Park District (for classes)
  • Donate gift cards from local taxi services for families without transportation (students often stay after school or need rides to school activities) or gas cards.We also purchase 1 way Dial-A-Ride Pace bus passes for families.
  • Donate money and the organization will apply the funds to the area of need-Donations/checks can be sent to and need to be made out to the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence (BFEE)..see information on this page
  • Contact us if your local church/service group or organization would like to adopt Batavia High School  for their ongoing needs or to be contacted when specific needs arise for a family
  • You can also have your name added to our roster of people to contact and receive our newsletters 


Donations can be dropped off at the  Batavia School District 101 Office, at 335 W. Wilson St., Batavia IL  60510.  (630) 937-8800 (or a specific school if listed). All checks should be made out to the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence, and mark CHIP IN Batavia in the memo line.  THANK YOU!



Want to Chip In?

For more information or to volunteer, fill out our contact form.


CHIP IN Batavia

c/o Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence

P.O. Box 1003

Batavia, IL  60510


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We help families move from temporary housing to their own apartments, provide  clothing,  school supplies and many other individualized things to help a student succeed. We help students and their families  on a case by case basis to make sure students are ready and excited to learn and thrive.We work directly with BPS101 to help with mentor projects and other activities that help students on free/reduced lunch or who are in temporary housing.

For information on how to participate, please contact us.

Please see our News and Events page for an update on all the accomplishments we have made together!!



Bikes for Batavia:



We need CHILD AND  ADULT  bicycles that are in rideable condition- All Spoked Up repairs them for kids and adults who need a bike.  Thank you Batavia!!  We can also use  locks and and  new helmets, training wheels too--If you have any of these, please drop them off at All Spoked Up, 3 Webster St., Batavia.  We are working with All Spoked Up, and the Batavia Bicycle Commission. They are given to students and adults in need of transporation for school, work  and shopping.  CHIP IN helps identify students in need and contributes funds for repairs.  THANK YOU!


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