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. 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 pernini@cjacademy.org.

Items in blue font indicate embedded website links. Items highlighted in yellow are near term, high priorities.

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

Belts: brown and black, all sizes

Khaki pants, student sizes
Blue dress shirts, student sizes

Sturdy backpacks

Winter jackets, all sizes needed, boys medium and small sizes are an immediate need

Winter gloves, all sizes needed; larger sizes are immediate need

Co-curricular Wish List
Sponsor a team! (esp. track team: jerseys, bus fees, meet fees; and basketball team: league fees, tournament fees)
Lacrosse balls
CJA branding/embroidery for Track Team’s uniforms

College-Persistence Programs Wish List
Subway, Chipotle or other restaurant chain gift cards in small denominations
Jewel-Osco or Target gift cards
SSAT test prep materials: Math (5), SSAT Study System< (5), Cracking the SSAT (5)
Catholic High School Entrance Exam Prep book (5)
Sponsorships for summer enrichment opportunities, athletic camps, and other programs
Employment or internship opportunities for alumni

General Wish List
Window Boxes (2 boxes 7″W x 30″L; 6 boxes 7″W x 36″L)
Ground coffee
Electric pencil sharpeners
Dry erase markers
Long-Arm Stapler
Globe (3)
Graph paper
Loose leaf binder paper
Postage stamps
Hanging File Folders
Manila File Folders
Avery filing and mailing labels
Floor lamps

Jazz Band Wish List
Alto Saxophone Reeds (Strength 2.5: 5 boxes), (Strength 3: 3 boxes)
Djembe Drum Sets for 3rd-5th grade music and percussion classes; (16)
Entry Level Digital Piano (12-16)

Language Arts Wish List

A classroom set of the following book for 7th grade students: Ironheart Vol. 1 (39 copies)

Library Book Wish List
Amazon Gift Cards (ideally $50 increments)

Learning Resource Center Wish List
Informational Text Game
English Language Learner Games Library
In-Context Academic Vocabulary Cards Gr. 4-5
In-Context Academic Vocabulary Cards Gr. 2-3
Tricky Words & Phrases Teaching Cards
Can Do! Vocabulary Game Gr. 3-4
Vocabulary Folder Game Library Gr. 2-3
Can Do! Figurative Language Game Gr. 3-4

Vocabulary Folder Game Library Gr. 4-5

Reading Comprehension Games Library Gr. 4-5

Can Do! Reading Informational Text Game Gr. 3-4

Lower School Wish List

Picasso Tiles 60-piece set (9)

Wiggle Seat (4)

Bulletin board borders

Personal Dry Erase Boards (set of 12) (2)

Visible timer

Math Wish List

NewPath Learning 10 Piece Mastering Math Visual Learning Guides Set, Grade 6

I Have, Who Has? Math Classroom Set: Grades 5-6: Set of 7
Math Dictionaries(16)
Everyday Math Decks (15)
Fraction Circle Pieces (20)

Nurse and Social Workers Wish List

Orthodontic services so our young men who need braces can have them

Professional Evaluation Services

Bottled water

Ace wraps

Nail clippers

Nail brushes

Eye glass repair kits

Pedometers (12)


Dental Floss

Sample size deodorant

Board Games & Card Games:

– Connect Four

– Guess Who

– Heads Up for Kids

– Shoots & Ladders

– Sorry

– Uno

Science Wish List

Indoor potted plants

Evolution & Classification of Life Poster

Life on Earth Timeline

Reading Science