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


  • coffee tables
  • end tables
  • small kitchen tables
  • lamps

Bed & Bath:

  • sheets
  • pillows
  • bedspreads
  • comforters
  • blankets
  • ​​sleeping bags
  • towels - bath, hand, and kitchen
  • shower accessories
  • throw rugs

Below is a list of items we always need. Imagine moving into an apartment or house with nothing - we need all of that, too.

So often we are asked, "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 serving those who serve(d) us, active duty military, Veterans, and families with a second chance at a new beginning.

​ 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


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

​Impacting Veterans Lives
​Midwest Veterans Closet

Durable Goods:

  • paper towels
  • sandwich & storage bags
  • cleaning supplies
  • laundry detergent
  • bleach
  • lotion
  • chapstick/lip balm
  • wet wipes
  • hand sanitizer

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 active duty service members, 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.  

Temporary Hours:
Open Monday and Friday
11 a.m to 3 p.m.

​You must wear a mask and practice social distancing. ​

Gift Cards:

  • a much-needed donation


  • all vehicles - automobile, truck, SUV, boat, etc.

Copyright 2013. Midwest Veterans Closet. All rights reserved. 2323 Green Bay Road - North Chicago, IL 60064 - 847.354.2108

Clothing: Men, Women & Children

  • hooded sweatshirts
  • new underwear
  • new/gently used jeans
  • new/gently used shoes
  • new/gently used boots
  • new socks
  • ​thermal (long) underwear
  • coats
  • professional wear


  • meals-in-a-can (chili, hearty soup, spaghetti, etc.
  • meals-in-a-box
  • fresh produce
  • meat - fresh and frozen
  • canned fish
  • canned meats
  • mac and cheese
  • nut butter
  • cold cereals
  • hot cereals
  • 100% fruit juices
  • canned fruits
  • canned veggies
  • soups
  • crackers
  • cheese
  • cookies
  • grains, pasta, beans
  • bottled water
  • cat and dog food