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Hines VA Fisher House Wish List

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Hines VA Fisher House is located at:
100 Crossman Circle
Hines, IL 60141
on
Hines VA Hospital Grounds
5000 S. 5th Ave
Hines, IL 60141

Groups / Individuals Can Contact Fisher House Manager to reserve dates to prepare meals at Fisher House or donate meal(s) for guest families at phone: 708-202-7154

Some of the items on our wish list reflect one-time only needs but most represent the on-going needs of running the house. Every in-kind donation allows us to stretch our donated dollars that much further. 

We prefer to accept donations Monday through Friday, 8am-3pm, but will try to be accommodating. Because Hines Fisher House is a private home, we ask that individuals and groups please call ahead to (708) 202-7154 in order to arrange a time to drop off donations. Thank you.

ITEMS WE CAN ALWAYS USE:

For the pantry:

  • Grocery store gift cards such as Target and Costco
  • Individually packaged snacks (granola bars, etc.)
  • Juices, yogurt, cheese sticks, packaged lunch meats
  • Fresh fruit such as oranges and bananas
  • Tuna fish lunch packs and microwaveable meals
  • K-cup coffee pods/coffee supplies


For the laundry:

  • Liquid detergent (Tide) for HE washers
  • Fabric softener sheets for the dryer

For the supply cupboard:
  • Liquid dish soap and dishwasher all-in-one tabs
  • Paper towels, Kleenex and toilet paper
  • Pledge multi-purpose cleaner, Lysol spray, Endust
  • Stainless Steel Wipes, Leather wipes
  • Cold cups and/or hot cups w/lids

For our guests:
  • Restaurant gift cards (i.e. Portillos, McDonalds, Subway etc.)
  • Gas cards

SPECIAL REQUESTS:

For the house and special occasion:
  • Stocking stuffers (ie. Wrapped candy, puzzle books,
    travel coffee mugs, chapstick, travel hand sanitizer, etc.)

For the guest suites:
  • Travel size toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Deodorant – men and women
  • Small gift bags for toiletries
  • Travel size shower gel
  • Travel size hand sanitizer
  • Travel size shampoo

We do not accept clothing or used items. We are also well supplied with books, puzzles, games and toys.

Updated 08/07/14

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Military Families Express Heartfelt Appreciation

Fisher House is a Godsend. So many of us want to be with our family members but can’t always afford it with the cost of travel, lodging and food. Thanks to Fisher House we can!


What a blessing! The Fisher House has relieved me of so much stress. Don’t know what I would have done.


This is such a great opportunity for families of veterans affected by war and illness. It warms my heart to see the government, community, families and those who serve out nation working together for the greater good.


The place is more than just a place to sleep. It’s just like your second home.


My grandmother and I stayed at the Fisher House to keep my father company during his long treatment/recovery… If not for this home, my father would have been a sad and lonely man.


…The Fisher House provides peace of mind for the patient as well as their family…the manager and staff are a true blessing…