Annual Holiday Gift Drive: Wishlist

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Contact Drew Williams for more information.

General Gift Cards

  • Jewel Osco, Dominick’s, Aldi, Food 4 Less, Walgreens
  • Best Buy, Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart
  • Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s

For Children:

  • New Toys, Games, Dolls and Stuffed Animals
  • Books
  • Coloring Books/Crayons
  • Warm clothes, such as coats and boots
  • Art supplies
  • Car seats

For Teens:

  • Gift Certificates
    • Best Buy, Target, K-Mart
    • Music stores and book stores
    • Movie Theaters
    • CTA Passes and Phone Cards
  • Art supply sets
  • MP3/CD Players/iTunes
  • Make-up kits/Hair accessories/Bath & Shower accessories
  • Basketballs, Footballs, and Soccer Balls
  • Sports Tickets (any type, minimum of two)
General for All Ages:

  • Gloves, Coats, Hats, Scarves, and Socks
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C)
  • Non-Perishable Food and Dry Goods


  • Stationary and stamps
  • Lap blankets
  • Playing cards
  • Small cans of jars or fruits and vegetables
  • Non-perishable food and cookies in boxes
  • Desk and small table lamps
  • Individually wrapped hard candy

For Infants and Toddlers:

  • Disposable diapers, all sizes
  • Baby formula (Enfamil, SMA and Similac)
  • Baby wipes, diaper ointment, bath products
  • Warm clothes (shirts, booties and sleepers)
  • Blankets and outer wear
  • Developmental toys

General Agency Needs:

  • Basketballs, Footballs, and Soccer Balls
  • Outdoor Games
  • Wrapping Paper!

Annual Food Drive

Association House Needs Your Help!

Please consider a donation to the Food Pantry at Association House of Chicago. With your support, we will continue to meet the growing needs of our community during these difficult times. Individuals, families, businesses, neighborhood block clubs, civic groups, and churches are all welcome to join together and help us feed our neighbors!

Priority Needs Secondary Needs Other Desirable Items
White Rice Jelly Oatmeal
Dry Pinto Beans Peanut Butter Applesauce
Mac ‘n Cheese Pasta Staples (Oil, Sugar, Salt, Flour, Spices)
Canned Meat (Tuna, Chicken) Diced Tomatoes Canned Meals/Complete Box Meals
Cereal Marinara Sauce Pork ‘n Beans
Dried Fruit/Raisins/Granola Bars Canned Vegetables Sardines
Canned Fruit Dry Milk/Dry Juice
Soup/Stew/Chili Snacks/Non-Perishable Candy (licorice, fruit roll-ups, etc.)