Unless otherwise specified, CAWC only accepts donations of new items.

Donations can be dropped off at CAWC’s administrative offices at 1116 N. Kedzie Ave., 5th Floor, Chicago, IL. 

Please contact CAWC first to schedule your drop off: 773.489.9081

Items purchased via our Amazon Wishlist ship directly to our administrative offices!  View the list here

CAWC’s Wish List


  • Diapers (especially sizes 4, 5, & 6)

  • Baby wipes and baby wash

  • Training cups and baby bottles (no BPA)

Art Supplies

  • Art and craft sets

  • Art supplies (paint, brushes, etc.)

  • Jewelry making kits and/or supplies

  • Sewing kits and/or supplies


  • New clothing for women, teens, children, and babies

  • New clothing for teen boys

  • Socks (women, teens, children, babies)

  • Underwear (women, teens, children, babies)

  • Sports bras (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

  • Winter boots for women (all sizes, particularly 7, 8, and 9)

Gift Cards

  • Gift cards for clothing stores, grocery stores, or quick restaurants

  • Weekly bus passes for shelter residents


  • Body wash

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Hand sanitizer/hand soap

  • Deodorant

  • Hair products

  • Laundry detergent

  • Hair Brushes

  • Hair Dryers

  • Curling Irons/Flat Irons

Household Items

  • Pillows

  • Blankets/Comforters

  • Sheets (particularly twin sized)

  • Towels

  • Outlet covers

  • Can opener

  • Blender

  • Coffee maker

  • Kitchen knives

  • Irons

  • Industrial Pots and Pans (for cooking bulk meals for shelter residents)

   Unless otherwise specified, CAWC only accepts donations of new items.

Unfortunately, CAWC does not have the capacity to do pick-up service. If you wish to organize a wish list drive for CAWC, please contact Meredith Albrecht at 773.489-9081, ext. 223. Thank you!