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


  • New clothing for women, children, and babies
  • New clothes for teen boys
  •  Socks (women, teens, and children)
  •  Underwear (women, teens, and children)
  • Sports Bras (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)


  • 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

Other Items

  • Reusable tote bags
  • Gift cards for clothing stores, grocery stores, or quick restaurants 
  • Pay-as-you-go phones or phone cards
  • Weekly bus passes for shelter residents

Toiletries  (full-sized)

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