So many of you ask "what do you need, can you make a list and post it on your website?" Well, here it is!

The list is endless and can change frequently.

We desperately need funding so we can continue the mission of assisting Veterans, with a second chance at a new beginning, active military and families. No monetary donation is too small, we are grateful to receive a dollar ($1). For your convenience you may donate online (click the 'DONATE' button on right), in person (stop in anytime), or mail a check to:

Midwest Veterans Closet

PO Box 278

Wadsworth, IL 60083

Below is a list of items we never have enough of. Imagine moving into an apartment or house with nothing - we need all that, too.

Durable Goods:

  • paper plates
  • paper napkins
  • paper towels
  • plastic storage bags
  • aluminum foil
  • wax paper
  • plastic wrap
  • cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • bleach
  • dish liquid
  • bath soap
  • lotion
  • chap stick/lip balm
  • baby wipes


  • pots
  • pans
  • cooking utensils
  • eating utensils
  • kitchen tools
  • dishes
  • glasses
  • small appliances
  • bakeware
  • baking tools
  • dish racks
  • kitchen towels
  • trash cans
  • 13 gallon trash bags
  • 33 gallon trash bags


  • new underwear
  • new thermal underwear
  • new/gently used jeans
  • new/gently used shoes
  • new/gently used boots
  • new socks
  • coats
  • hooded sweatshirts
  • sweatpants
  • sweaters
  • gloves
  • hats
  • scarves


  • meals-in-a-can
  • meals-in-a-box
  • canned fish
  • canned meats
  • nut butters
  • cold cereals
  • hot cereals
  • 100% fruit juices
  • canned fruits
  • canned veggies
  • soup
  • crackers
  • cheese
  • cookies
  • grains, pasta, beans
  • cat and dog food


  • end tables
  • lamps

Bed & Bath:

  • sheets
  • pillows 
  • bedspreads
  • comforters
  • blankets
  • sleeping bags
  • towels
  • shower accessories
  • rugs


  • donate your vehicle

car, truck, SUV, if it runs

Gift Cards:

  • if we don't have it

         a gift card is ideal

For more information call 847.354.2108


​Impacting Veterans Lives
​Midwest Veterans Closet


Unique Concept Veteran Organization
where it's Veterans Day EVERYDAY
Thanks to all for your continued support and confidence. 

Midwest Veterans Closet - where it's Veteran's Day, EVERYDAY.

Midwest Veterans Closet 
is a not-for-profit Rapid Response Resource organization taking the lead in Impacting Veterans Lives by providing life's basic needs to enlistees, families, and Veterans - clothing, household items, shoes and boots, linens, books, music and movie cd's - DVD's, and food from our Food and Nutrition Resource Center. Also housing and employment assistance as available.
Located at 2323 Green Bay Road in North Chicago, IL - we're just a few blocks from the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and Naval Station
Great Lakes, the Navy's only Recruit Training Command Center.  

Hours: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23, 2018