Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow established the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 to provide hope, healing & justice for children who have endured sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, sexual exploitation and exposure to violence. The Friends of the Will County CAC (EIN #36-428949) was established as non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization (EIN #36-428949) to allow the Will County Children's Advocacy Center to accept donations from caring and generous individuals, businesses, and organizations, in order to fund our critical forensic interview, victim advocacy, and trauma-therapy services. Below is a wish list of in-kind items (must be new and unopened) that donors may provide. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Delivery address: 304 N. Scott Street, Joliet, IL 60435

We are in desperate need of FIDGETS (must be new & unused) for children receiving services at the Will County CAC! Fidgets help children remain calm and helps control their anxiety and sensory issues.


Individually wrapped, multi-packaged snacks:

  • Capri Sun, Kool-Aid, or Minute Maid Juice Boxes
  • Bottled Water
  • Cheez-Its or Goldfish Crackers
  • Fruit Snacks (Gummies)
  • Cheese & Crackers, or Peanut Butter & Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • K-Cups (Hot Chocolate, or Coffee: Regular & Decaf)


  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Comb/Brush


  • New Stuffed Animals
  • Braided Fleece or Knitted Blankets


  • Toys, Bedding and Supplies for our Therapy Dogs
  • Washable Markers, Crayons, Pencils and Pens
  • Paper Towels and Toilet Paper
  • Paper Plates and Plastic Eating Utensils
  • Antibacterial Liquid Hand Soap in Dispenser
  • Kleenex
  • Lysol or Clorox Cleaning Wipes
  • Bathroom Multi-Purpose Spray Cleaner
  • Clear Plastic Storage Bags and Containers (All Sizes)
  • Baby Wipes (Unscented)
  • Storage Bins, Containers, Crates
  • AAA, AA and C Batteries
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Reams of 8 ½ x 11 Copy Paper (White or Bright Colors)
  • Solid Colored Folders with Pockets
  • Easel Board Paper Pads
  • Gift Cards: Restaurant, Grocery or Gasoline


  • Coloring & Activity Books
  • Barbie Dolls, Baby Dolls
  • Toy Cars or Trucks (i.e. Hot Wheels)
  • Books, Magazines (English & Spanish)
  • Board Games
  • Action Figures
  • Backpacks, Duffle Bags
  • Teen-Aged Items: Sports-Themed Items, Handheld Electronic Games, Journals, Nail Polish, Cosmetic Sets, Jewelry-Making/Bead Craft Sets, Puzzles


  • Donated Meals for Multidisciplinary Team Case Review Meetings or Board Meetings
  • Frequent Flier Miles for Staff to Use for Trainings/Conferences
  • Advertising Space in Print & Broadcast Media
  • Donor Management System Software

Help us continue to provide hope, healing & justice for abused children.

Last year, the Will County Children's Advocacy Center served more than 660 Will County children (and their non-offending family members) who were sexually abused, severely physically abused, or who had witnessed a violent crime.

Children who have been victimized and receive program services at the Will County CAC, are less likely to: abuse drugs or alcohol, grow up to become victims of domestic violence, become involved in some sort of criminal activity, suffer from depression, anxiety disorders, or post-traumatic stress disorder, and/or develop suicidal ideation and self-harm.

Your financial gift can make a profound difference in changing a child’s life.