Holiday Wish List

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

Children and Teens

  •    Board Games
  •    Educational Toys
  •    Headphones
  •    Gifts for teen boys
  •    Kid movies (nonviolent)
  •    Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls
  •    Lego sets
  •    Educational Workbooks


  • Body wash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hand sanitizer/hand soap
  • Deodorant
  • Hair products
  • Laundry detergent

Household Items

  •  Pillows
  •  Blankets
  •  Sheets (twin size)
  • Outlet covers
  • Blu-Ray DVD player
  • Can opener
  • Blender
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchen knives


  • Clothes for teen boys
  • Thermal under pants and shirts (women and children)
  •  Socks (women and children)
  •  Underwear (women and children)

Winter Gear

  • Hats, gloves, and scarves
  • Fleece sweaters (all sizes)
  •  Winter coats (women, children, teens)


  • Diapers (especially sizes 4, 5, & 6)
  • Baby wipes and baby wash
  •  Underwear (women and children)
  • 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



  •  Nail polish & manicure sets
  • ·Makeup kits
  • Beauty gift sets
  • Body spray and perfume
  • Planers
  • Move Passes
  •  Reading materials related to self-care or meditation (in both English & Spanish)
  • Move passes
  • Gift cards
  • Essential oils
  • Yoga mats
  •  Journals (women and children)
  • Candles
  •  Slippers
  • Pajama sets (women and children)

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!