CAWC Wishlist Drive

CAWC Drive

December 11th |3pm - 5pm

The Long Room - 1612 W. Irving Park

Below is the Holiday Wishlist for the CAWC Drive. We hope to see you there! 

Children and Teens
Board games
Kid movies (nonviolent)
Basketball, football, soccer balls
Lego sets
Educational workbook
Body wash
Shampoo and conditioner
Hand sanitizer
Deodorant (men/women)
Hair products
Laundry detergent

Household items
Sheets (twin size)
Outlet covers
Blue-ray DVD player
Industrial coffee maker
Kitchen knives
Thermal underpants and shirts (women and children)
Socks (women and children)
Underwear (women and children)

Winter Gear
Hats, gloves, and scarves
Fleece sweaters (all sizes)
Diapers up to size 6
Baby wipes & baby wash
Training cups
Baby bottles (No BPA)

Art Supplies
Craft sets
Paint and paint brushes
Jewelry-making sets
Sewing kits

Makeup kits
Nail polish & manicure set
Beauty gift sets
Body spray and perfumes
Movie passes
Gift cards
Reading material related to self-care, meditation, etc. (in both Spanish & English)
Essential oils (Rosemary, Lavender, Neroli, Marjoram, Ylang-Ylang, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Carrier)
Yoga mats (new)
Journals (women and children)
Slippers (women and children)
Transit Cards


An Event Less Ordinary is partnering with the Long Room to collect donations for Connections for Abused Women and their Children. With your help, we can make the Holiday Season a great one for many women and children affected by domestic violence, and we hope to see you all on December 11th!

Please stop by the Long Room on Sunday, December 11th from 3pm to 5pm to drop off donations from their Holiday Wishlist, below. 

The Long Room will also be donating a percentage of the profits, so please stop by for a drink or two if you don't have a physical item! 

f you can't make it to the drive itself or aren't in the area but would still like to donate items or make a monetary donation, please contact Carolyn Johnson at to arrange or drop off or pick up! Please make checks payable to CAWC.

Connections for Abused Women and their Children, formerly Chicago Abused Women Coalition, is committed to ending domestic violence. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, he provide a shelter for women and children, and counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline for people affected by domestic violence. he work for social change through education, service collaboration and institutional advocacy.

For those that have never experienced domestic violence, it is difficult to imagine what the Holiday Season is like for individuals who are victims. A time of year for celebrating family and unconditional love for mankind can become a dreaded season filled with fear and hopelessness for many. With your help, we can make this holiday season into one of great hope for these individuals. Scroll down to read one of the many stories of newfound hope.

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