​​Clothing: Men, Women & Children

  • new underwear
  • new/gently used jeans
  • new/gently used shoes
  • new/gently used boots
  • new socks
  • spring jackets
  • professional wear
  • business casual
  • hoodies
  • sweat pants/shirts
  • brassieres​

Furniture: New or gently used only
​While we do accept larger furniture items we do not have a pick-up or delivery service.  

  • coffee tables
  • end tables
  • kitchen tables
  • lamps
  • dressers
  • recliners
  • ​larger items accepted as storage space permits. Call or text 847.354.2108 for more info.


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


  • plain potato chips
  • ramen soup packages
  • coffee
  • meals-in-a-can (chili, hearty soup, spaghetti, etc.)
  • meals-in-a-box
  • fresh produce
  • canned fish
  • canned meats
  • nut butter
  • cold cereals
  • jelly
  • hot cereals
  • 100% fruit juices
  • canned fruits​
  • mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard
  • crackers
  • cheese
  • cookies
  • grains, pasta, beans
  • bottled water
  • cat and dog food (Pet Pantry)

Durable Goods:

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

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

Gift Cards:

  • a much-needed donation

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  • all vehicles - automobile, truck, SUV, boat, jet-ski, snow mobile, etc. Call 888.409.0375 for vehicle pick-up only.

Bed & Bath:

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

So often we are asked, "what do you need, can you make a list and post it on your website?" Well, here it is!Printable PDF form - click here

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),
​in person (stop in anytime), or mail a check to:

Midwest Veterans Closet
PO Box 278
Wadsworth, IL 60083


  • 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