Imagine! If every day you opened your door, another hurting child was standing there. In 2022, 694 children came to OUR door.

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 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.

ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW & UNOPENED/UNUSED!  We are always in need of TOYS for all ages such as: board games, LEGO® building sets, Matchbox / Hot Wheels cars, trucks, track sets, etc., Play-Doh, puzzles, arts & crafts sets, dolls, stuffed animals, and superhero figures.  Brand new HATS, GLOVES, SCARFS etc. are needed - especially now!  Also, can use FIDGETS (must be new & unopened/unused) -- they help children remain calm and they help control their anxiety and sensory issues. Below is a more detailed wish list of in-kind items (must be new & unopened/unused) that donors may provide. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.


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)


  • 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


  • New Stuffed Animals
  • Braided Fleece or Knitted Blankets


  • 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


  • 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


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

If you are purchasing online and plan to have your donated items delivered, use this delivery address

Will County Children's Advocacy Center
304 N. Scott Street
Joliet, IL 60435


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

Last year, the Will County Children's Advocacy Center served more than 694 NEW 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.