The CAWC Wishlist

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

Items purchased via our Holiday Wish list on Amazon ship directly to our administrative offices!  

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 Laura Machado at 773.489.9081. Thank you!

Make a Monetary Donation

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to 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

CAWC Holiday Wish list (PDF printable list)

Our holiday wish list allows CAWC to provide gifts for the clients in our programs. Donations can be dropped off at CAWC’s administrative office. Please contact CAWC at 773.489.9081 to schedule a donation drop off. 

 Children and Teens

  • Fun toys!
  • Board games
  • Educational toys and workbooks
  • Headphones
  • Gifts for teen boys 
  • Gifts for teen girls
  • Kid movies (nonviolent)
  • Lego sets


  • Body wash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hair products (including ethnic hair care products)
  • Hand sanitizer/hand soap
  • Deodorant


  • Diapers (especially sizes 5 & 6)
  • Infant clothes (especially newborn – 6 months)
  • New infant car seats

Household items

  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Sheets (twin size)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Kitchen utensils and supplies
  • Small kitchen appliances (blenders, coffee makers, etc)  


      • New clothes for teen boys
      • New clothes for women, children, and infants
      • Underwear (all ages)
      • Pajamas and slippers
      • Sports bras (all sizes)
      • Yoga pants/sweatpants/leggings 
      • Hair accessories (ponytail holders, head bands, clips, scarfs)
      • Purses (tote bags/book bags)

      Winter gear

      • Hats and gloves
      • Sweaters and sweatshirts (all sizes/genders)
      • Winter coats (women, children, and teens)


      • Journals and planners
      • Beauty gift sets (including nail polish/manicure sets)
      • Body spray and perfume
      • Essential oils
      • Yoga mats
      • Candles

      Art Supplies

      • Art and craft sets
      • Art supplies (paint, brushes, etc
      • Coloring books
      • Jewelry making kits and/or supplies
      • Sewing kits and/or supplies

        Gift Cards

        Gift cards in all denominations are used throughout the year to provide basic needs for clients. Gift cards give the clients back some control – something that is often denied in abusive relationship. They empower the clients to buy their own essentials.

        • Clothing store gift cards
        • Activity gift cards (movies, museums, etc)
        • Food gift cards (grocery stores and quick restaurants)
        • Bus passes, Uber/Lyft gift cards
        • Target gift cards

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