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.

Clothing Wish List
Fall and winter outerwear wishes for girls coming soon.

We have sufficient inventory of new and gently used business clothing for our alumni and are unable to accept more at this time. Many thanks to all who have donated in the past. When needs change we will post an update.

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)

Language Arts Wish List
Bull Run (30 copies, $6.99 each)
The River Between Us (30 copies, $8.99 each)
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.

Beanbag chairs (Black, 4 total) for independent reading time
Amazon Gift Cards to help us replenish our classroom libraries (Ideally $50 increments)

Co-Curricular Wish List

Soccer Socks – Medium in White (15 pairs)
Soccer Socks – Large in White (5 pairs)
Soccer Shin Guards – Medium (8 pairs)
Soccer Shin Guards – Large (8 pairs)
Baseball Glove – 12″, right hand (8 new or gently used also welcome!)
Baseball Glove – 11″, right hand (4 new or gently used also welcome!)
New or used baseball catcher’s equipment (helmet with face guard, chest pad, shin pads, knee saver pads) (1 or 2 sets)
Adult Bike Helmet (10 new or gently used also very welcome!)

Lower School Wish List
Spot It! Game
I Can’t Do That,YET

Math Wish List
The Game Card Game (2)
Prime Climb Game
Danger Noodle Game
Sequence Numbers Game
Shape Up Fun with Triangles book
Mistakes Are How I Learn book
I Choose to Try Again book
The Girl With A Mind for Math book
How Tall, How Short, How Far Away book
The King’s Chessboard book
Sea Clocks book
The Greedy Triangle book

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.