Support Our Students

 “Thank you for understanding that Glenwood is more than a school and teachers, more than a cottage of students and house parents, beautiful grounds and wonderful people; above all else Glenwood is family.”  - Elijah D., 7th Grade

Please stop for a minute and consider how you can make a difference and help a child reach his or her potential and achieve a future of promise. Your gift means that each day a child can count on breakfast before school, improving basic vocabulary or math skills, having a secure place to play, and a warm bed to sleep every night. These things seem so simple, yet for a struggling, disconnected child they are the difference between thriving and failure. When you support a Glenwood student, you are:

  • inspiring student academic achievement and excellence

  • ensuring positive role models and a caring family-like community

  • instilling highly effective life and leadership skills

  • providing essential childhood needs

Your support changes the lives of our students. There are various ways to support Glenwood Academy. For more information, please contact the Development Department at 708-756-6110.


Donate now to support Glenwood Academy!

Wish List

One great way to get involved at Glenwood is to collect items for our school and cottages and make an in-kind donation. Donate new and gently used items support school activities, after-school fun, and cottage life. Consider lending a hand and collecting any of the items on our wish list. For more information about in-kind donations, contact Nora Sheahan, Annual Giving Director, at (708) 756-5102 or


School Supplies
  • Book bags
  • Pencils (mechanical and #2), pens, highlighters, pencil sharpeners
  • Paper (lined and loose leaf)
  • Erasers
  • Crayons, markers, colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Stapler, staples, staple removers
  • Scissors, tape, glue
  • Construction paper, index cards
  • Science supplies 
  • Science videos for elementary students (lower and middle school)
  • “The Ten Commandments” on DVD (lower and middle school)
School Supplies - high school only
  • Spiral notebooks, student planners 
  • Folders, 3-ring binders
  • Flash drives
  • TI-83 graphing calculators
  • Flash cards – Spanish
  • Software – U.S. Constitution
  • Software – Spanish language
  • Software - French language
  • Software - Italian language
Marian Catholic High School Uniform
  • Marian polos – female (small, medium, and large)
  • Marian sweaters – all sizes and both genders
Bedding (new, twin-sized preferred):
  • Pillow cases (standard size)
  • Fitted and flat sheets
  • Comforters and fleece blankets
Cottage Furnishings (new or gently used):
  • Flatware sets
  • Plastic sup and cereal bowl sets
  • Dishware sets
  • Cookie sheets, skillets, pots and pans
  • Cake and cupcake pans
  • Mixing spoons, mixing bowls, measuring spoons and cups
  • Spatulas, cutting boards
After School Fun (new or gently used):
  • Wii or Playstation Consoles & Games (Teen Ratings or below)
  • Board games (Aged 8-18)
  • Bikes, scooters, helmets
  • Basketballs, Soccer balls, footballs, etc.
  • Watercolor sets, sketch books
  • Yard game sets (bocce, badminton, croquet)
  • Sidewalk chalk, bubbles
Books (preferred authors):
  • Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Meg Cabot
  • TA Baron
  • Mary Pope Osborne
    • Any book from the Magic Tree House series
  • Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
    • Any Nate the Great books
  • Scott Westerfield 
  • Lisi Harrison
Clothing needs
  • Solid 100% white polo shirts (for school) – all kid sizes & adult small or medium
  • Solid 100% black shoes – all kid sizes (for school, dress or “walking” style)
  • Black belts for school – all kid and small adult sizes (no large gaudy buckles…small and reserved)
Clothing Room Needs
  • 3/4 lay in threader
  • Jiffy Steamer (residential series)
  • Industrial Blind Stitch Hemmer Sewing Machine
  • A Yamaha Student Model Euphonium/ Baritone
  • A Yamaha Student Model Tuba
7th grade field trip to Irons Oaks outdoor center – $400
Other items
  • Duffel bags or luggage
  • AED Machines
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Toasters
  • Microwaves
  • Blenders
  • Mixers
  • Sheets
  • Pillows
  • Fleece blankets




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