• meals-in-a-can
  • meals-in-a-box
  • fresh produce
  • meat - fresh and frozen
  • canned fish
  • canned meats
  • 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


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

Durable Goods:

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


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

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 assisting our active duty military, Veterans, and families with a second chance at a new beginning.
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 always need. Imagine moving into an apartment or house with nothing - we need all of that, too.

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.  

Mon. - Thurs. 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
​Friday - 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Closed Saturday and Sunday

Closed Monday, November 11, 2019
​Closed Thursday, November 28 & Friday, November 29, 2019

Gift Cards:

  • a much-needed donation


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

Clothing: Men and Women

  • light jackets
  • new underwear
  • new/gently used jeans
  • new/gently used shoes
  • new/gently used boots
  • new socks
  • professional wear

​Impacting Veterans Lives
​Midwest Veterans Closet

Bed & Bath:

  • sheets
  • pillows
  • bedspreads
  • comforters
  • blankets
  • ​bed pads (disposable)
  • sleeping bags
  • towels - bath, hand, and kitchen
  • shower accessories
  • rugs


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