Brown Elephant stores have resumed curbside pick-ups. Upon receipt, all donations will be put into a three to five day “quarantine” rotation prior to handling for the safety of our staff and patrons.

Brown Elephant Resale Shops support the mission of Howard Brown Health by raising money for the agency through resale of donated items.

Brown Elephant Lakeview: 773.549.5943
Donation line: 773.549.5943, ext. 1

Download Our Tax Donation Form

Please print two copies: One to bring to the Brown Elephant with your donation and one for your records.

Drop-off Donations

Drop-off donations can be accepted during regular business hours, at any of the three Brown Elephant locations. All items must be clean and free from tears, stains, and damage. We respectfully request that all clothing be freshly cleaned/laundered prior to donation – and without hangers.



Due to the recycling and reuse act we can no longer accept non-flat screen TVs of any type or age – call 1-800-RECYCLING (800-732-9254) or click to find the nearest recycling drop off near you

If you have a question as to whether we’re able to accept an item for donation, please call the store ahead of your visit, or email


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