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CPR, Inc. (Care Packages for the Region) is a growing 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization serving communities in Lake County Indiana and the Chicagoland area. We began our mission to help local folks just a year ago. It is hard for me to believe this all started as a tiny family project. I hoped to help individuals without homes get a fresh start with some basic supplies.

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Care Packages Are a Way

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CPR, Inc. Is Dedicated To Providing Assistance For Those In Need Across Chicagoland And The Calumet Region Of Indiana.

Care packages are a way to give not only necessities, but also relief, comfort, hope and a fresh start. Many of us take basic supplies for granted, however there is a great need for support in the form of personal care items, as well as other goods and services. Individuals without homes, veterans transitioning into civilian life, children in need of services, older adults in care facilities and rescued animals in shelters are just some of the lives that can benefit from care package donations. With the abundant help of private donors, local organizations and community participation CPR, Inc. has been privileged to create bags of supplies for people right here in our area. All lives are valuable. Care Packages are a positive way to give kindness and support to those in need.

CPR, Inc. is a community based charity that appreciates donations in many forms. We gladly accept monetary contributions, new supplies, volunteers and ideas. We are a 501c3 non profit organization. Donations and contributions are tax deductible under IRC section 170. Our EIN is available upon request. Care packages are an excellent beginning, and our organization hopes to expand our services and broaden our scope of assistance in the future.


We couldn’t do this without the help of private donors, local organizations and community participation.


We rely entirely on charitable donations, local organizations, volunteers and community resources.


CPR, Inc. Accepts Monetary Donations As Well As Care Package Supplies. Contact us to find out more


CPR, Inc. will continue to exceed all expectations. As a friend of Dara, the founder, I am continuously humbled by her efforts. Not only is she extremely motivated to do everything in her power to see that this Nonprofit Organization succeeds, she is a WEALTH of knowledge on the background of the recipients of CPR's resources.

Alina Oliver Kilarski

Incredible organization where almost 100% of your donation winds up in the hands of those in need!

Shawn Stuckey
Creative Director | SSDD




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