You Make It Happen

Everything that makes House In The Wood such an amazing place is made possible by your generous contributions.

Thank you!

If you prefer to give by check, please make it payable to Northwestern Settlement with House In The Wood in the memo, and mail it to the address below:

Northwestern Settlement
Attn: Katie Taylor
1400 West Augusta Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60642

Have gently used clothing, furniture, or other items? The Settlement also accepts a wide range of gifts for our programs, including items from the wish list below. Please contact the development team with questions.

House In The Wood is part of Northwestern Settlement, a 501(c)(3) legal, designated charity that serves needy children and families of Chicago’s west side. 100% of your donation is tax-deductible.

Wish List


For those who would like to support House In The Wood with an in-kind donation, we have put together a list of some of the items we need most. Large or small, your contribution is greatly appreciated and helps make possible the great experiences offered in our programs. Thank you!

Large Donations

  • Small Outboard Motor or Small Motor Boat (for rescuing sailboats across the lake)
  • Utility Vehicles (John Deere Gators) — We are a four season facility so we need a four season work vehicle.
  • New Swimming Dock Boards (Our current dock is over 30 years old.)

Smaller Donations

  • Vest Life Jackets - Large and X-Large
  • Canoe Paddles
  • Row Boat Oars (8ft)

Rummage Sale Treasures

  • Sports Equipment
  • Children’s Books
  • Children’s Magazines
  • Art/Crafts Supplies
  • Cooking/Baking Basics-measuring, pans, pots
  • Yoga Mats
  • Exercise Mats