Wish List

Thank you for your interest in supporting our students and alumni. Donations can be mailed or dropped off at the school (5058 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60644). If mailing, please include Attn: Danielle Pernini in the address and, if possible, send Danielle an email at pernini@cjacademy.org to let her know your gift is on the way.

If you prefer to make a cash donation to enable us to purchase a specific item, or if you have any questions, please contact Danielle Pernini at above email address or (773) 696-4907. Items in blue font indicate embedded website links. Items highlighted in yellow are near-term, high priorities. Quantities specified next to an item are what we hope to receive. We are grateful for any lesser quantity.

Clothing Wish List
Chicago Jesuit Academy makes uniform clothes and winter outerwear available to CJA students and alumni. We appreciate your donations of new and gently used items.

Clothing items currently needed:
Winter gloves: size medium

Co-curricular Wish List

College & Career Persistence Programs Wish List
Target, Amazon or Visa gift cards ($25 increments)
Gift cards are given to alumni to help them get set up in dorm rooms, as achievement incentives and to assist with housing insecurity.

Sedan or minivan (good condition)
Our College-Persistence team would be incredibly grateful to have this vehicle to visit alumni at their high schools and colleges and to take alumni on college visits.

Technology Wish List
Canon VIXIA Camcorder
60W USB C Charger (20)

Jazz Band Wish List

Language Arts Wish List
Library Book Wish List
To Kill a Mockingbird (38 copies) for 8th grade novel studies
Beanbag chairs (Black, 4 total) for independent reading time
Amazon Gift Cards to help us replenish our classroom libraries (Ideally $50 increments)

Social Studies Wish List

Learning Resource Center Wish List
“Shut the Box” Dice Game
“Set” Game
Thermal Laminator
Laminating Sheets (1 set of 200 pouches)

Science Wish List
3D Printer Filament (8 spools)
CJA’s 8th-grade scientists are building scale models of the solar system. We’re using TinkerCad to 3D print the terrestrial planets and their moons. This allows us to both develop our understanding of scale and proportion while getting valuable practice with the engineering design process.

Lower School Wish List
Wiggle Seats (2)
Rainbow Mats (3)
Bulletin Board Paper (Teal, 1 roll)
Bulletin Board Paper (Black, 1 roll)
The Kids’ Book of Awesome Riddles (Paperback)
The Everything Kids’ Riddle Book (Paperback)
Desk Nametag Strips (3 sets)
Magnet Men (2 sets)

Math Wish List

Nurse’s Office Wish List
Cloth Masks (Navy, 30 sets)

Social Work Wish List
Hip Hop/Music Workshop hosted by Jason Daniels and Fred Long of UCAN ($500). Please contact Danielle Pernini to arrange this donation. Increments less than the full cost of $500 are welcome.
This is a therapeutic workshop where students impacted by loss and trauma can find healing and emotion management through music. We would love to have this workshop be part of Mental Health awareness week at CJA. This will also be a great opportunity to build connections with UCAN as a bridge to future support services for our students.