We are always looking for items to use for various projects.
Our current wish list is as follows:

  • Wheelbarrows & gardening tools
  • Large planters & buckets
  • Coir & organic media
  • Heavy shelving
  • Plastic storage totes (such as rubbermaid bins)
  • Organic seeds or started plants
  • Straw, mulch, compost, topsoil
  • Commercial quality cookware
    (pots, pans, stainless mixing bowls, sheet pans, etc.)
  • Aquarium light fixtures, pumps and filters


Any amount you would like to share would be greatly appreciated. The Urban Canopy is a for-profit company registered in 2011 in the state of Illinois. Your donations will not be tax-exempt but are still going to an incredible cause that is making Chicago a better place.

We are currently working towards becoming a “B-Corp” with a triple bottom line of People, Planet, & Profit.


We offer a variety of different volunteer opportunities throughout the year that impact all of our programs. We are always excited to meet those in the community that want to support our mission with their time and expertise. If you are interested in being contacted for our next Volunteer Day please SIGN UP HERE