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!


Camp Getschow

Established in 1948 exclusively for Glenwood students, Camp Getschow gives children the opportunity to develop or enhance their outdoor camping and recreational interests, experiences and abilities in a fun and structured environment. The camp program teaches students skills in archery, swimming, sailing, canoeing, fishing, boating, and identifying wild life, plus evening activities that promote teamwork and sportsmanship. A key component of the camp program is outdoor survival education, which is designed to build students confidence and self-esteem by discovering new abilities. Education focuses on basic survival skills in the wilderness such as creating a bed outdoors, making a fire and using natural resources for survival.

Your donation is critical to the continued operation of Camp Getschow. Your donation supports:

  • $50 purchases arts and crafts supplies.
  • $75 sponsors a child for one day.
  • $500 sponsors a child for one week.
  • $1,000 sponsors a child for two weeks.
  • $1,500 sponsors a child for three weeks.
  • $3,750 sponsors the entire camp for the one day.

For more information, please contact Claire Griffith, Individual Giving Manager, at (708) 756-5102 or

Donate now to Camp Getschow.

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 Kim Luckey, Vice President of Development, at (708) 756-6633 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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