Wish List

The number of children we serve continues to rise and because of that we are expanding to add more classrooms and recreational space. But we need help in order to make the space usable, comfortable and safe for our kids and volunteers.

If you are able to help with any of these items, please contact our office at 815-962-5067. Thank you!

A.E.D.s (Automated Electronic Defibrillators) – Because of the number of kids and adults spending time in our building, having these medical devices available is crucial. We need two units for our large building, as well as staff training, as soon as possible. Approximate cost: $3,000.

Electrical – Before we can move into the new section of our building, the electrical service needs to be expanded and brought up to code for a computer lab and other equipment.

Plumbing - The new section will need working bathrooms and a water heater installed.

Carpentry – When our new floor plan is finalized, we will need handy carpenters to help us make our plans a reality. Walls, ceilings, flooring, trim – we’ll need it all!

Painting – There are many areas throughout our building requiring fresh paint. If you are able to offer your painting skills, or even donate paint, let us know!

Decorative Painting – We love to make our large walls more interesting for the kids. If you have an artistic hand we need someone to add some decorative painting and/or inspirational words to our classroom walls.

Furniture – Our plans for our new section include new classrooms, a computer lab, and teen center. The new areas will need:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Shelving
  • Sofa(s) or large sectional and chairs
  • Cabinetry with laminate counter tops

NOTE:  Before donating furnishings, please contact Dee Lacny to get specific requirements and sizes.

Mural (outside) – Calling all artists! The north side of our building is a blank canvas begging to be filled with something colorful and reflective of what we do for the children in our community!