Anixter Center Wish List

Anixter Center has a wide variety of programs and, each with its own unique needs. Here is a list of how contributions can be spent to support the growth and development of our program participants. If you have any questions about your donation or need help, please contact Carleen Emde at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-973-7900 x249.

Technology:

  • iPads - $500
  • For $500 you could purchase one upgraded computer and monitor with new software to be used by our clients
  • SIM memory cards - $100
  • Video camera - $500
  • Computer skills software- $500
  • Flat screen TV

Outing and travel group supplies:

  • City passes to nine sites around the city - $84/pass
  • Museum passes - $10-$30 - depending on the museum/site
  • Membership to Brookfield Zoo $225
  • $1000 would allow us to plan one special individualized or group outing for all CRS clients
  • Recreational Community Classes - $2,500

General Group supplies:

  • Yearly subscription to Netflix for our movie groups - $95.88 ($7.99 per month)
  • Sponsor one cooking group - $20 per week
  • Daily Herald/Chicago Tribune newspaper subscriptions - $500
  • Work skill books - $500

Art supplies:

  • Paint (acrylic): $100 worth of assorted colors lasts us two trimesters of artwork
  • Paint (watercolor sets, watercolor pencils): $25
  • Markers (thick & thin): large classroom cases, $50-$75
  • Colored pencils, crayons, oil pastels, chalk: $20-30
  • Drawing paper (assorted sizes & textures): $50-75
  • Clay: approximately $35-40 for two 25 lb. slabs
  • Weaving supplies (boards, plastic needles, new yarn): $25
  • Latchhook supplies (kits, latchhooks): $30
  • Sewing/stitching supplies (needles, embroidery thread, buttons, gems, etc): $20-30
  • Jewelry beads: $50-60 for assorted packages and styles/sizes/textures
  • Jewelry supplies (tools, chain, straight-pins, latches, etc.): $30-50
  • Glue & tape: $20-40
  • Stamps & ink: $50
  • Felt: $30-40
  • Canvases (canvas, pads, assorted sizes and thicknesses): $50-75

Dance/Movement Therapy supplies:

  • Ribbon sticks: $53

Music Therapy supplies:

  • A pair of maracas: $10
  • One ocean drum (small or medium): $42-$75
  • One crash/ride cymbal: $65
  • One cymbal stand: $30
  • One Hal Leonard Ultimate Pop-Rock Fake Book: $50
  • TV Show theme book: $18
  • Two packs of nylon (medium tension guitar strings): $9
  • Two pack of .012 (light) D’Addario steel acoustic guitar strings (steel): $10
  • One Jamtown talking drum: $57
  • Basic Beat tunable bongo drums: $36
  • Remo 50 Pre-Tuned Tubanos w/ Bag: $130
  • One small four-tone slit drum (tongue drum): $100-250

Other:

  • Gym memberships: $1,800 ($30 per month per year for five clients)
  • Special Olympic uniforms: $30-$50 per uniform
  • $1000 would fund the department to purchase holiday gifts and throw a holiday party
  • Water bottle vending machine: $5,000
  • Money to Start a family/alumni group: $1,000

Home Supplies & Toiletries

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Hand santizer
  • Travel size versions of the above