About the ATC


Our mission is to make sure that no child, adult, or senior citizen is without basic items that we sometimes take for granted.

Our long term vision is a community where everyone’s basic needs are met. To accomplish this in the short term we try to provide basic items to a needy population. To effect long-term community improvement, we work to increase awareness of the issues facing vulnerable populations.

Items as simple as a toothbrush and toothpaste are a blessing for some families.

The ATC collects donated items from the community such as new or very gently used clothing, shoes, winter jackets, boots, hats, gloves, books and toiletries. We also collect school and cleaning supplies. These items are then distributed, free of charge, at giveaway drives held thrice annually.

These giveaways are held at the Antioch Senior Center in Antioch, Illinois. On a first-come, first-served basis, the residents of our community can come and “shop” for whatever items they are in need of—completely free-of-charge.

In addition to our providing clothing, toiletries, and sometimes food on a as-needed basis to area families that suddenly become homeless, several local hairstylists also offer free hair cuts at each ATC event.

Help the ATC help the needy with your tax-deductible donation! PayPal and all major credit cards are accepted. The Antioch Traveling Closet is a 501(c)(3) organization.