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 the 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.

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
Sony HDRC-X405 Camcorder
60W USB C Charger (20)

Healthy Students Wish List
Salad Bars for Students
As we grow our school community over the next five years, we are in need of funds for two additional salad bars so our students, faculty and staff can continue to access nutritious choices. Our students are very excited about this opportunity! If you are interested in contributing, please click the link above. Every donation will help us reach our goal more quickly.

Language Arts Wish List
Library Book Wish List
Gift Cards to the Open Books Bookstore The Open Books bookstore is a non-profit store that supports literacy programs in Chicago. Your gift card donations will enable CJA students to purchase books as part of a school field trip. Please complete the e-gift card purchase in your name and then forward the electronic gift card to Danielle Pernini at pernini@cjacademy.org.

Co-Curricular Wish List
Adult Bike Helmets (7) Gently used also welcome!
Wilson Indoor/Outdoor Basketball – Size 6 (6)

Student Support Services
Games to Foster Cooperation
Cooperative play, not involving technology, is a missing link for some students post-COVID. Traditional board games and cards are a wonderful option. Our games are in disrepair and we would greatly appreciate some new ones. Games will be used in classrooms to help build community by reinforcing kindness and cooperation and during Social Work sessions.

Please consider a donation from the following list:
Sorry Game (2)
Chutes and Ladders Game (2)
Battleship Game (4)
Playing Cards 12-pack (2)