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Our Wish List Updated: June 17, 2015

The following items will be used at The Freedom Commissary, located at 433 S. Carlton Ave, Wheaton, IL  60187 to serve residents of The Midwest Shelter For Homeless Veterans and veterans who are currently housed but at-risk of homelessness. We are an Illinois not-for-profit corporation. Thus, your gift will be acknowledged and you may use this for tax purposes to the extent of the law.

To find out more about making a Wish List Donation, please contact
John Dixon via email or call him at 630-871-8387, extension 617. You may also use our 'Contact Us' form here.

This list is updated periodically to meet our most current needs. We accept both new and gently used items.

* MSHV is currently unable to accept clothing donations at this time due to storage limitations. Please check back for updates.

Always In Need Of: Current Needs:
  • Wheaton Garbage stickers
  • Murphy’s Oil Soap
  • Storage Bins
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Toilet Bowl tabs
  • All-purpose cleaners
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper

Clothing *

  • New Men's Socks (all sizes)
  • New Men's Underwear (all sizes)
  • New Men's T-Shirts/undershirts (all sizes)
  • Steel Toe Work Boots (All Men's Sizes)

Personal Products

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Hand Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Linens (New, please!)

  • Pillows
  • Comforter Sets
  • Bath Towel Sets
  • Bath Mats
  • Sheets
  • Shower Liners
  • Kitchen Towels / Dish Cloths

Office Supplies

  • Copy Paper
  • Postage stamps for residents
  • Post-It Notes
  • File Folders

Kitchen Items

  • Sponges/Scrub pads
  • Pots / Pans
  • Silverware

Gift Cards

  • Grocery Store
  • Pre-Paid Gasoline Cards
  • Pre-Paid Cell Phone Cards
  • Metra Train passes (10 ride +)
  • PACE bus passes

Please check with staff before you donate the following items:

  • Furniture
  • Shelving
  • Clothing
  • Bibles/Korans & other faith’s Holy Books
  • AA Big Books/NA BasicText
  • Iron/Ironing Board Shelving Units
  • Anything NOT listed
  • Large, plastic storage bins
  • Plastic grocery bags

Clothing *


Office Supplies

  • Copy Paper
  • Postage stamps for residents

Household Items

  • Baking Dishes
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Lamps
  • Small Furniture Pieces
  • Dishes (small sets preferred)

Food Donations

Click here to see Suggested Healthy Food Donations

Healthy food donations are greatly appreciated. Please remember when donating home-cooked products, we must have your name and contact number as well as the product name on the donation.

We are UNABLE to accept:

  • Mattresses
  • Magazine Subscriptions
    (TIME, Newsweek)
  • Small/Travel-Size Toiletries
  • DVD's / CD's
  • Newspaper Subscriptions
  • TV's
  • Books

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The Midwest Shelter For Homeless Veterans
433 S. Carlton Ave
Wheaton, IL  60187

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Please call 630-871-VETS to arrange for your delivery.

For questions about a Wish List Donation, please use our 'Contact Us' form
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The Midwest Shelter For Homeless Veterans
433 S. Carlton Ave., Wheaton, IL  60187

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