If you have an item to donate that is not on the wish list, please contact us before you bring it to make sure it’s something we can use

Adult Services

Hygiene/Personal Care

We are in GREAT NEED of hygiene items, especially in hotel/travel sizes. Mouthwash is acceptable only if it does not contain alcohol.

  • deodorant *Greatly Needed!
  • bar soap *Greatly Needed!
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpaste
  • shampoo
  • hair relaxer
  • combs
  • chapstick
  • razors
  • shaving cream
  • lotion
  • towels *Greatly Needed!
  • washcloths
  • tampons
  • sanitary napkins

Clothing (Items should be new or like new.)

We primarily need larger sizes, such as women’s 14 and above.

  • socks – (sizes 9,10,11 and wide widths)
  • new underwear
  • bras – (C, CC, D and DD cups)
  • business attire
  • coats
  • hats
  • gloves
  • scarves
  • shoes – (sizes 9,10,11 and wide widths)
  • slip-resistant shower shoes (sizes 9,10,11 and wide widths)

Bedding & Laundry

  • new pillows & sheets (twin)

Janitorial Supplies

  • bleach
  • disinfectant spray
  • pine sol cleaner
  • toilet cleaner
  • 13, 30 and 60 gallon trash bags
  • push brooms
  • industrial vaccum cleaner
  • liquid laundry detergent

Please drop off items for women at Breakthrough’s Joshua Center (3330 W. Carroll Ave., Chicago) on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Supportive Housing

  • twin sized box spring (2)
  • twin sized mattresses (2)frozen meat (enough to feed 30+ women)
  • bedroom rugs (10)
  • dish washing detergent
  • laundry detergent
  • vacuum
  • broom and dust pan
  • ice trays
  • fans
  • power strip
  • curtains
  • ironing board
  • small end tables (3)

Food Service

  • clean grocery bags (to bag groceries for weekly food pantry)
  • frozen meat (enough to feed 30+ women)
  • paper and/or plastic cups, plates, bowls and utensils
  • napkins
  • silverware
  • non-disposable bowls
  • food prep knives
  • large stock pots
  • large food storage containers
  • large canisters
  • full-length aprons
  • dishtowels
  • potholders
  • Large food Processor (2)
  • Deep Fryer (2)
  • Commercial Food Warmer (2)
  • Commercial Can Opener
  • Skimmers (4)
  • Silicon/ Rubber Spatulas Heat Resistant (2sets)
  • Tongs (8)
  • Whisks (8)
  • Commercial Solid Turner Black (6)
  • Dough Cutters (4)
  • Scoop Sizes 6, 8, 10, 12 (6 of each); Strainers (Chinois
  • China Caps & Round Strainers) (4 0f each)
  • Heavy Duty Ladles 2, 4, 8
  • 12 oz (2 of each); Meat Tenderizer (2)
  • Metal & Plastic Scoops (4 of each)
  • Stainless Steel Serving Spoons (12)
  • Aluminum Roasting Pans
  • Bread Pans
  • Pastry Brushes
  • Dough Scrapers and dividers
  • Funnels
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons