Impacting Veterans Lives
Midwest Veterans Closet
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
Midwest Veterans Closet where it is Veterans Day EVERYDAY is providing a much needed service to Veterans of all ages, once very proud soldiers. Located at 2323 Green Bay Road in North Chicago, just north of the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, the Midwest Veterans Closet provides FREE clothing, household items, small kitchen appliances, furniture, employment and housing assistance, and food from our Food Pantry - all when available - to Veterans. Thank you Leeward Business Solutions for the bank of NEW computers which are used for creating and updating resumes, applying for jobs online, keeping in touch with family and friends, and even for their children to do homework, in the Drop-In Center.
For more information about how you can help email us or call
See below for Midwest Veterans Closet in the news:
AP - Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis Announces Launch of Buy a Meal, Give a Meal at MLG Chicago Restaurant in Lake Forest
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - 'Heartwarming' handmade cards distributed to Lake County veterans for Valentine's Day
Daily Herald - Mundelein man volunteers time in retirement to give back to veterans
Daily Herald - North Chicago organization puts focus on Veterans' needs
Daily Herald - Gurnee salon gives suburban veterans a new look
The Washington Times - Man finds purpose aiding other Veterans in need
The Villages Daily Sun - Man finds purpose aiding other Veterans in need
Kenosha News - Man, 82, lends hand to fellow Veterans
Daily Herald - Korean War veteran called 'Pops' finds renewed purpose at Midwest Veterans Closet
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Difference-makers: Mary Carmody. Giving back to veterans started with one small gesture
Chicago Tribune - Another VFW Queen of Hearts raffle tops $1 million as games grow in popularity, prizes - Last week the post collected 6,000 items of food for the Midwest Veterans Closet in North Chicago
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Food truck delivery at North Chicago pantry 'a real blessing' to veterans in need
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - North Chicago resource agency to unveil 'Rigamajig' for children of veterans
Daily Herald - The CarMax Foundation and KaBOOM! Kick Off “Week of Play” to Celebrate Military Families Partners Will Host an Event to Unveil the New Rigamajig Granted to the Midwest Veterans Closet
Daily Herald - Bowling Benefit for Midwest Veterans Closet March 10
Daily Herald - 4th Annual Valentines 4 Veterans
NBC Chicago: Chicago-Area Community Ensures Thanksgiving Spread For Vets
Chciago Tribune/News Sun - Veterans get a hand after flood from North Chicago group
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - 'The hunger is real': Midwest Veterans Closet gives out 5,000 pounds of food to vets in need
Daily Herald: Veterans charity in North Chicago provides food for families
Daily Herald Video: Veterans charity in North Chicago provides food for families
Gibbie Buchholtz: Midwest Veterans Closet had free Groceries And Coats For Our Veterans.
the YOU journal - 3rd Annual Valentines for Veterans
TKG Environmental Services Group, LLC - Veteran’s Day 2016 Benefiting MIDWEST VETERANS CLOSET
WGN Radio - Steve Cochran Show - Midwest Veterans Closet and Aunt Winnie’s Cookie Dough
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Durbin pledges to seek federal aid for North Chicago veterans organization
Daily North Shore - Tour Gold Pyramid House, help Veterans
Heart of a Marine - Donations to Midwest Veterans Closet
Lake County Journal - Midwest Veterans Closet seeks larger space to expand services
ZB Guide - Mary Carmody And Midwest Veterans Closet
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Midwest Veteran's Closet Recipient of the Book of Golden Deeds Award
Village of Mundelein - Midwest Veterans Closet hosting Valentines for Veterans
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Veterans group needs $700K to stay in current North Chicago home
Daily North Shore - Aunt Winnie's Cookies and Potica
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Potica, cookie-making lessons Thursday at Winthrop Harbor VFW
Chicago TribuneNews Sun - Antioch VFW 'Boot-Scootin' Country Boogie' event raises $6,000
Daily Herald - Midwest Veterans Closet helps veterans succeed
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Veterans Day benefit for Midwest Veterans Closet
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Community Digest: Antioch VFW to host benefit for Midwest Veterans Closet
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Operation Stand Down coat drive Friday at Mundelein football game
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - School Notes: Mundelein High School, police unite for Operation Stand Down
Daily Herald - Collecting coats for Veterans
Daily Herald -Mission accomplished for Operation Stand Down
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Zion women donate new grill to celebrate Veterans charity
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Veteran 'stoked' for Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga at Ravinia
Chicago Tribune/News Sun - Upscale eatery hosts Veterans for fine-dining etiquette dinner
Lake County News Sun - Veterans will be boogeing in bowties at Winthrop Harbor VFW
Daily Herald -Veterans give 180,000 hours of volunteer service
NBC Chicago - Making a Difference with Art Norman
Lake County News Sun - Veterans Closet a bid to repay debt to Soldiers
Kenosha News - Veterans Closet provides clothing to military veterans for free
Lake County News Sun - Free Clothing offered to Veterans
Gazebo News - "Veterans Closet" Serves US Veterans in Style
Patch.com - Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch - Veterans Closet Opens!
Chicago Tribune-Valentines for Veterans - School of St. Mary honors Veterans on Valentine's Day
Chicago Tribune / News Sun - Lake County Students make hundreds of Valentine's Day cards for Veterans
Daily Herald -Mundelein students make Valentine's cards for Spanish speaking Vets
theYOUjournal -Officials Celebrate Veterans Closet Ribbon Cutting
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