This is the McHenry County PADS general wish list. At times, we may be in need of more items than others and we may have surplus of certain items. Before you plan to donate an in-kind gift, please call 815.344.1230 and press 2 for in-kind donations for approval.

We want to control our inventory, keep our storage spaces accessible and have our staff working with those experiencing homelessness as much as possible.

Once approved, donations will only be accepted for drop off at McHenry County PADS at 14411 Kishwaukee Valley Road in Woodstock.

We are thankful for all donors of our community who contribute to the fight to end homelessness. As we help people live a dignified life of well-being, independence and inclusion, this policy allows us to fulfill our mission to the full extent. We would love for you to donate in the most beneficial way possible!

For an understanding of in-kinds donations, check out this video!

Simple Needs Wish List:

Beginning May 1, the simple needs for those being served at McHenry County PADS changes for items that assist with transitioning to the spring/summer weather. In bold are the items most needed at this time.

  • $5 gift cards to WalMart, Jewel, Target, CVS, etc.
  • Bottled water
  • Bug spray
  • Shower Shoes
  • Disposable Coffee Cups
  • Men’s sweatpants (no sweatshirts)
  • Women’s sweatpants (no sweatshirts)
  • Individually wrapped snacks (store bought)
  • Gas cards
  • Travel-size foot powder and/or baby powder
  • Travel-size body wash
  • Can Openers
  • Razors
  • Towels
  • Shaving cream
  • Creamer and sugar
  • Liquid hand/dish soap
  • Ziploc bags (various sizes)

For acceptance, questions or concerns about in-kind donations, please call us at 815.344.1230 and press 2 for in-kind donations. Thank you!