1400 West Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL 60642



Wish List

For our supporters who prefer to make in-kind donations we have put together a list of items needed for each of our programs. Big or small, your contributions are greatly appreciated and are helping the Settlement’s mission. Please contact us with any questions or to arrange your donation. Thank you.

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Food Pantry

  • Canned foods
  • Boxed foods
  • Kitchen supplies – pots and pans, knives, utensils, hot plate, microwave, blender
  • Dish soap, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss
  • Hand soap, bar soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion
  • Bandages and other first aid items
  • Diapers (all sizes, baby and adult) and wipes
  • Swimming suits, beach towels and other summer camp items
  • Winter coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves
  • Pajamas
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Sheets and blankets
  • Strollers, walkers, canes, play pens
  • Window curtains, shower curtains, rugs
  • Used furniture
  • Christmas gifts for children

Rowe Elementary School

Large Donations:

  • Large Laminator
  • A large paper cutter
  • Furniture for reading nooks i.e. Beanbag chairs, new rugs.
  • Office Chairs

Smaller Donations:

  • Laminating rolls for large laminating machine
  • Pencils
  • Electric Pencil Sharpeners
  • Notebooks
  • Glue sticks

House In The Wood Summer Camp

Large Donations

  • Small Outboard Motor or Small Motor Boat (for rescuing sailboats across the lake)
  • Utility Vehicles (John Deere Gators) — We are a four season facility so we need a four season work vehicle.
  • New Swimming Dock Boards (Our current dock is over 30 years old.)

Smaller Donations

  • Vest Life Jackets – Large and X-Large
  • Canoe Paddles
  • Row Boat Oars (8ft)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Beach towels
  • Swim suits
  • Swimming floaties and kick boards
  • Travel size toiletries
  • Paper
  • Art supplies – markets, paints, brushes, etc.

Rummage Sale Treasures

  • Sports Equipment
  • Children’s Books
  • Children’s Magazines
  • Cooking/Baking Basics-measuring, pans, pots
  • Yoga Mats
  • Exercise Mats

Adventure Stage Chicago

  • Sponsored tickets to Sight Unseen and other ASC matinees for underserved school groups
  • Airline miles for artist travel for National Theater of Scotland project in 2016 and 2017 regional tour of Six Stories Tall


  • Copy paper
  • In-ceiling speakers
  • Conversion of house light fixtures to LED
  • Mac mini or Mac pro for video/audio playback
  • Computer monitors/flat screen tvs
  • Wireless microphones
  • Tablets for interactive lobby activities
  • Revamped display board in 1012 lobby –where the white ceramic tiles are
  • Rolls of Fabric
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Laptop for tracking Trailblazer attendance and assessment records
  • Digital Video camera
  • Cell phone for Trailblazer Summer Camp

Jewel Gift Cards for snacks for Trailblazer youth program

Early Childhood Education

  • Fellowes Laminator – VENUS™ 2 125 Laminating Machine)-@Staples
  • Brother Laser Multi-Function Copier (DCP-8155DN)staples
  • Color ink 901tri color and black (6-10- packs)
  • Brother® MFCJ5620DW Color Inkjet All-in-One Printer @staples
  • Laminating punches 3MIL ( 10-15 packs)
  • (8 sets) of -Small Take-Home Backpack – Set of 10 $69.99 (sold at Lakeshore Learning Materials) Fits children ages 4-5. Available in red, blue or green. item# RR752X
  • Smart Board
  • iPads
  • Color and black ink for HP Photosmart 7760 printer
  • Brother Monochrome Laser Printer, HL-L2320D or similar
  • Chair mat for carpet
  • Health-O-Meter Portrod Height Rod
  • Health-O-Meter Professional Waist High Digital Scale
  • AED Defibrillator machine with storage
  • Fellowes Powershred 18-Sheet 100 Percent Jam Proof Cross-Cut Shredder (99Ci)- @staples
  • 4 chairs–COASTER Wood Office Side Chair, Brown (513BRN) @staples
  • HON Preside 42″ Diameter Round Flat-Edge Panel X-Base Laminate Table, Harvest Finish@staples
  • Hodedah Rectangular Microwave Cart, Beech (HIK77) @staples

After School

  • Sharpner
  • Card stock (white, blue, yellow)
  • Origami paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Dry erase markers
  • Post-its
  • Paint brushes
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Hole punch
  • Glue bottles
  • Jenga
  • Legos
  • Uno cards
  • Decks of playing cards
  • Tic Tac Toe game
  • Clue game
  • Chess game
  • Pattern blocks
  • Jump ropes
  • Bubbles
  • Frisbees

AmeriCorps Project Yes!

Member Development

Trainers for:

  • Classroom management
  • Lesson planning
  • Special Education
  • Ethic of service
  • Effective teaching practice
  • How to start your own non-profit
  • Conflict resolution
  • Youth Development

Help with mentoring:

  • Social Work: Admin, Policy, Family and Children, Counseling (family, school (elementary and high school), college), Mental Health, Restorative Justice
  • Non-profit: Programming, Grant writing/fundraising
  • Life Coach: Career advice, Resume/interview skills, Setting goals regarding career and personal life changes
  • Education: Deciding on right graduate programs, How to decide on a career, What steps to take, How to pay for it

Member Rewards for Service

  • Gift cards: Target, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Pot Belly’s, Panera, JewelOsco, Staples, Office Max, etc.
  • Tickets for sporting or theater events

Service Project Supplies

Gift cards: gas cards, Home Depot, Menards, Lowes, Sporting stores like Dick’s and Sports Authority, Walmart, Office Max, Staples, Jewel Osco, Costo, Aldi

  • Gardening gloves
  • Seeds (fruit, flower, vegetables)
  • Lawn mower
  • Wheelbarrows
  • New or lightly used children’s books (ages 1 – 13) NO school books
  • Craft supplies: construction paper, glue, glitter, string, yarn, knitting needles, poster board, paint (tempera and acrylic), paint brushes, etc.
  • Card stock
  • Sports equipment in good condition

Golden Agers

Bingo Prizes

  • Socks: dress socks for men and women, non thick socks for athletic shoes white preferably but colors are great too, knee high nylons (white, off white, tan, black)
  • House slippers (sizes M, Large, or 7-8 or 9-10) for men and women
  • Small warm blankets (throws)
  • Plastic containers (like the Ziplock kind in all sizes)
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic bags for storing left overs like sandwich bags, quart size, and gallon size
  • Light weight drinking cups, coffee mugs, bowls, plates (please no glass or porcelain)
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Kitchen towels
  • Bath towels
  • Hand towels for the bathroom
  • $5 to $10 gift cards: Jewel Osco, Target, Dunkin Donuts, Walgreens, CVS, McDonalds, Subway
  • Plastic water or juice pitchers
  • Hygiene products: Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Deodorant, Gel body soap, Body lotion, Hand lotion, Full size shampoo and conditioner, Baby wipes, Full size and pocket size Kleenex, Q-Tips
  • Cleaning supplies: Sponges, Air freshener cans or plug-ins (no candles), Dish soap, Window cleaning wipes, Wood cleaning wipes (Pledge)
  • Medical: Bandages, Antibiotic ointment, Alcohol wipes, Peroxide

Family CARES Center


  • Copy Paper (White and color)
  • Construction paper
  • Journal notebooks
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Laminator and laminator rolls
  • Sticker books for children (Unisex)
  • Poster boards
  • Glue sticks
  • Gallons of glue
  • Googly eyes
  • Smelly markers
  • Tissue boxes
  • Scrapbook paper
  • 8oz containers

For the therapy office:

  • Gift card to Jewel/Target/Walmart/Costco/Marianos for healthy snacks to give clients
  • Sensory and fidget toys
  • Therapeutic character dolls for pretend play (multi-cultural)
  • Dollhouse
  • Sandbox
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Meebie-for play and emotional expression
  • Puppets
  • Pretend play sets
  • Mini or Jumbo spiral glitter wand
  • Play-Doh
  • Clay tools
  • Therapy board games: Stop, relax, & think; Anchor your stress; Feelings detective; Chill skills.
  • Acrylic notebook pad
  • Sketchbooks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Art brushes
  • Blank comic books
  • Create a story book kit
  • Mix and match emotions kit