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Wish List

The Crisis Center is always in need of specific items to keep our shelter functioning smoothly. If you would like to provide an in-kind donation, please select items from the list below. If you have unwanted items that you’d like to donate, please call in advance to ask about our current needs. Your donations truly make a difference in the lives of families victimized by domestic violence.

School Supply Drive:

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Fall is right around the corner!  We are gearing up for Back to School to help children victimized by domestic violence start the school year with confidence.  Help provide basic school supplies for kids grades K-12.  It’s a simple act that can make a world of difference to a child.  Supplies can be dropped off  in the foyer at the Tinley Park Public Library, 7851 Timber Drive, Tinley Park, IL  60487 during normal library hours.  See our School Supplies Wish List for a list of our most needed items.  For more information, contact Shani at (708) 429-7255 x126 or ssmith@crisisctr.org.

School Supplies Wish List

Items in Immediate Need:

Items for the shelter:
Hair brushes (sturdy), Deodorant, Mouthwash, Baby lotion, Baby powder, Talcum Powder, Diapers (size 5 & 6 only please), Girls Plastic Hair Barrettes, Body lotion, Feminine care products (super flow only please), Ethnic hair care products (Olive Oil Products, African Pride, Motions, Soft Sheen, etc.- can be purchased at Walgreens, Walmart, etc.)

Items for the transitional housing program:
2-3 Dressers and small dinette set (must be able to deliver), Toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning products

New Items needed throughout the year:

Items for Women
New sturdy brushes or large tooth combs, ethnic hair care products, deodorant/antiperspirant, shampoo & conditioner, body washes & sprays, hand & body lotions, feminine hygiene products, socks, underwear, bras, pajamas, robes, slippers.

Baby Products
Disposable diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, baby wash (no shampoo), baby lotion (no oil), powder & diaper rash ointment, pacifiers, bottles & bottle cleaners, baby food (cereal, juice, vegetables, fruit), socks, slippers, onesies, Sippy cups, toddler utensils.

Household & Paper Products
Facial tissue (Kleenex), tall kitchen & large black garbage bags, fabric softening sheets, food storage bags, lunch bags (zipper closure), paper towels & napkins, all-purpose household cleaners, dish soap, disposable dishware & utensils, 5 & 9 oz. plastic drinking cups.

Food Items
After school snacks (e.g. Goldfish crackers), canned fruit, nursery water & bottled drinking water, bottled & individually boxed 100% juices, baby items (cereal, juice, vegetables, fruit), powdered drink mixes, grocery store gift cards.

Linens, Etc.
Bath towels & washcloths, new pillows (standard size), pillow covers (plastic, zippered), twin sheet sets (x-long 36×80), twin blankets, crib sheets & baby blankets, dish towels.

Craft Items & School Supplies
Colored paper & construction paper, coloring and activity books, glitter & glitter sticks, bottle glue, child-size scissors, washable markers, colored pencils, backpacks, lunch boxes.

For more information or to make arrangements for drop-off, please contact Kerri at (708) 429-7255, ext. 126 or kerrit@crisisctr.org.

***Please note that we can only accept NEW donations into the shelter at this time.  All gently used items can be donated to our Neat Repeats Resale store where the women are able to shop free of charge for their needs and all of the proceeds from the store go to fund CCSS programs and services.  Please check out our Neat Repeats Resale  tab for hours and locations. Thank you!

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