Wish List

We welcome your donations of clothes, household items, food and personal supplies. Donations may be delivered through the rear entrance of 1140 East Northwest Highway in Palatine between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Urgent Needs
We have been fortunate enough to recently help a family living in the PADS Shelters transition into housing. This family of four is in need of anything to help make their new house a home. Can you help?

Additionally, due to the overwhelming increase in homeless families with children, the nineteen PADS Shelter sites are in need of NEW infant bouncy seats and Pack ‘n Play/Portable Cribs. Due to the number of recalls and for liability issues, we can only accept items that are new.

We also have a family with an immediate need for a van or mini-van that is in good condition.

If you would like to speak to a member of our staff for more information about our urgent needs please call 847 963 9163 x24.

Ongoing Needs
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Cleaning Supplies

  • Bleach
  • Brooms
  • Buckets
  • Carpet deodorizer
  • Cleaning buckets
  • Cleaning sponges
  • Disinfectant spray and liquid
  • Dust pans
  • Fabric softener
  • Garbage bags (39 and 10 gallon)
  • Latex and non-latex gloves
  • Laundry detergent
  • Laundry bags
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Liquid dishwater soap
  • Mop heads
  • Sponges
  • Spray bottles
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Window cleaner

Condiments

  • Coffee packets
  • Creamer packets
  • Hot chocolate packets
  • Jelly packets
  • Ketchup packets
  • Margarine/butter packets or tubs
  • Mayonnaise packets
  • Mustard packets
  • Salt and pepper shakers/packets
  • Sugar/sugar substitute packets
  • Tea Bags

Clothing (New/Clean Like-New)

  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Men/women’s underwear (new only)
  • Rain ponchos
  • Scarves
  • Socks (new only)
  • Sweatpants
  • Sweatshirts
  • Thermal underwear (tops/bottoms)
  • Umbrellas
  • Winter Boots

Food & Pantry Items

  • American cheese
  • Beef stew
  • Cereal (hot/cold)
  • Coffee (caffeinated, decaf)
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Fruit, canned
  • Jelly
  • Juice (boxes or canned)
  • Kool Aid/lemonade
  • Macaroni and cheese dinners
  • Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta (canned or dry)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Raisins (boxes)
  • Ready-to-eat snacks
  • Salad dressing
  • Soups (canned or packaged)
  • Vegetables (canned)

Office Supplies

  • Binders
  • Copy paper
  • Correcting fluid
  • File cabinets
  • File folders
  • Hanging files
  • Markers
  • Paper clips
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Post-It notes
  • Staplers
  • Staples

Paper & Plastic Products

  • Aluminum foil
  • Coffee stirrers
  • Disposable aluminum pans
  • Disposable hot and cold cups
  • Dinner plates 9″ divided or individual
  • Lunch bags
  • Paper towels
  • Paper napkins
  • Paper plates 6″ individual
  • Paper bowls
  • Plastic forks, knives, spoons
  • Plastic wrap
  • Sandwich bags

Personal Care Products (travel size and regular)

  • Allergy medications (Alavert, Claritin)
  • Analgesics (Tylenol, Advil, Aleve)
  • Anti-fungal foot spray
  • Athlete’s foot medications
  • Bodywash
  • Brushes
  • Bug spray
  • Combs
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Cough drops or liquid cough syrup
  • Dental Floss
  • Diabetic test strips and lancets
  • Deodorant
  • Foot powder or spray (Gold Bond)
  • Hair shampoo/conditioner
  • Hand lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Q-tips
  • Razors (disposable)
  • Reflective tape
  • Sanitary napkins/tampons
  • Sewing kits
  • Shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Tissue

Miscellaneous

  • Band aids
  • Batteries
  • Bikes
  • Bike tires
  • Can openers
  • First aid kits
  • First aid spray
  • Flashlights
  • Pillows
  • Plastic pillow covers
  • Sleeping bags