We have moved! Our new address is 850 Vandalia Street Suite 310 & 320, Collinsville, Illinois 62234.

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Hours

By Appointment Only

Mailing Address

850 Vandalia Street Suite 310
Collinsville, Illinois 62234

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@equippingthecalled

How Can We Help?

Are you interested in signing up to volunteer or become a sponsor? Have a question about donating or how else you can get involved? Fill out the form below and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

For the fastest response for general inquiries, please message us on Facebook.

Be sure to check our FAQs below before contacting us with your question. Thanks!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please read through all FAQs before contacting us with your questions. Thank you!

The following people qualify for services at Equipping the Called:

1.  Foster parents that are licensed with DCFS or a private agency

2.  Parents who have court-ordered subsidized guardianship

3.  Kinship/Relative placements only through DCFS or a private agency

4. Current Foster Youth in Transition ages 18-23 who have a  Foster Care Liaison Case Worker

Crisis appointment: Crisis appointments are limited to one visit per family and must be approved. This is for children we have not assisted with in the past. We will contact you to confirm your appointment. You are required to bring a valid ID with you to the appointment.

Please, only donate items that are new, unused, or ‚Äúgently used,‚ÄĚ which means items that are in good condition, clean, and presentable.

Please note we only accept used donations several times per year. Please check our Facebook page for current needs and what we are accepting.

Shoppers are eligible to receive  outfits for their  child(ren)  (limited to stock on hand), plus additional items like backpacks, formula, shoes, socks, underwear, etc. Additional information will be given to you when you shop.

Please use the appointment page to make an appointment.

We do not have set hours due to a small volunteer staff. Please use the appointment page to make a shopping appointment or email us for donation drop off appointment.

850 Vandalia Street

Suite 310

Collinsville, Illinois 62234

We currently serve foster children in southern IL, kinship placements, safe family program participants, and children in crisis.

Proof is required to shop (foster parent contract, subsidy reimbursement, custody papers, or approval by staff ( for those at risk). All items are free.

We are a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible.