​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 847.354.2108

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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