Twice As Nice Mother & Child offers a variety of ways to help under- resourced families in Lake County. By donating goods, time or money, not only do families in need benefit, but donors do as well. Every donation is tax deductible, making it twice as nice and offering twice the benefits.


Donate Goods

We are always in need of new or gently-used childcare items.  Donations are welcome at our Waukegan office Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm by appointment.  You can also drop off items after-hours in the donation bin located on the front of our office.

Free home pickup service is available on Tuesdays. 

Schedule A

Home Pick-Up

Home pick-up service is available

on Tuesdays from 10am to 2:30pm 

(within 25 miles of Waukegan only). 

All donations must pass our quality standards. Please double check that your donations are free of stains, holes and damage.

We now use Housecall Pro to schedule our home pick-ups.

Please click on the button below

to be directed to the online scheduling feature! 

Critical Needs

Donation List

Disposable Diapers

(Sizes Newborn, 4, 5 & 6)


2T-3T, 3T-4T, 4T-5T Pull-Ups 

Baby Wipes

Boys & Girls Winter Clothing

(Size 5 through Size 12)

Children’s books (0-5 age range)

Pack 'n Plays

Our needs are always changing. Please check back periodically!


Donation Bin

Can't make it to our office during business hours? Stop by our

after hours donation bin!

Available 24/7

Located outside of our office at

3250-B N. Oak Grove Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087

Click on the donation checklist button below to view acceptable items. Please save any perishable goods or formulas for

in-person donations.

Make A Monetary Donation

All monetary donations go directly towards purchasing diapers for our diaper bank, which has distributed over 1 million diapers to Lake County families. Funds also support our mobile diaper pantry, which distributes free diapers out in the community twice a month. We currently purchase 60% of the diapers that we give away, so we rely on financial support to sustain our diaper distribution program. Monetary donations make it possible for us to continue providing specific sizes and quantities of diapers that we can’t always count on from diaper drives alone. Our diaper bank requires ongoing support through donations of diapers and dollars in order to serve the community. As an organization that is run by volunteers, every dollar we receive supports our programs---not salaries or overhead.

Did you know that your dollars go farther when you donate to us? We can buy diapers at less than half of retail cost thanks to preferred purchasing programs through our membership with the National Diaper Bank Network. That means that we can buy a higher volume of diapers at a lower cost---and your monetary gift is essentially doubled!  Now that's twice as nice!


Donations do more than just put diapers on a shelf in our warehouse. They make a real and lasting impact in the lives of over 1,000 children in Lake County every month. 

Twice As Nice Mother & Child is recognized as a nonprofit charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and all contributions, including financial, are tax deductible under section 170 of the code.



Amazon Smile Donations

Did you know that your personal Amazon purchases can help benefit Twice As Nice? Next time you're online, shop through and 0.5% of your total will be donated to Twice As Nice.


AmazonSmile offers the same products, prices, and convenience as, but with the added bonus of giving back to the community. You can also donate items through our AmazonSmile wish list and they'll be delivered directly to our office. 

Stay Connected

There are two ways to stay connected and keep up to date on all things Twice As Nice:

  • Check out our Events page to stay in the loop about diaper drives, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, and other events that benefit Twice As Nice Mother & Child.

  • Take a look at our News page featuring various articles and news stories highlighting our work to help families in crisis get back on their feet. You'll also find our quarterly newsletter and any important announcements.


Host a Diaper Drive

Want to make a difference and help babies in your community? Consider organizing or hosting a diaper drive to directly benefit our diaper bank. We’ll provide a toolkit, donation boxes, and marketing materials – then we'll pick up the donations you collect. All you have to do is find a location, promote the event, and collect goods. It’s easy!

Give a Diaper to a Child in Need

As a member of the National Diaper Bank Network (NDBN), our on-site diaper bank and mobile diaper pantry distributes FREE disposable diapers and wipes.  We give away over 60,000 diapers each month to more than 1,000 children. Through purchases, donations and community diaper drives,

we get diapers into the hands of families that need them.


Your support will provide this basic need to a child so they will be clean, dry and healthy. 









Become a Partner

Help support our mission by completing our Partner Agency Application and Agreement below. If your request for partnership is approved, you will be notified and added to our partner distribution list. 

We communicate with our partners on a monthly basis to learn more about families in need and how we can help them. Agencies submit requests to us on behalf of the clients that they serve and we fill the requests. Items are picked up at our Waukegan office and distributed to families by the agency. Order delivery is available for a nominal fee. Call us for more information. 

Please note that an agency must establish a partnership with us in order to receive assistance for their clients. Partnership agreements must be renewed annually.

Donate a Little Time & Volunteer

Twice As Nice Mother & Child is always in need of volunteers to support our efforts to help families in the Lake County community.


Adults and children (ages 6 and up) are welcome! We can host small businesses, corporations, churches, schools, sports teams, service groups and community organizations. We offer weekday volunteer opportunities during our normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm) as well as evening and weekend options. We also offer 1 Saturday Service Day each month with 15-20 participant slots. Special events and other opportunities will be posted as they become available. Contact us for more information about how you can get involved with our organization.  

We use to assist us with managing our volunteer opportunities. Click on the button below to view the days/times available and sign up!


"Thank you so much!  You made a difference and saying thank you just doesn't seem to be enough."

The Womack Family 

PayPal Link
Email Us
  • Black Facebook Icon

Twice As Nice 2018 ©

Tax ID Number: 27-3434770

Get In Touch


3250-B N. Oak Grove Ave.

Waukegan, IL 60087

Twice As Nice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit recognized by the IRS.