Wish List

Charles H. Walsh Sr. Academy & Career Tech High School

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Walsh Academy provides specialized academic and vocational opportunities for young men who have not had success in traditional school settings.  If you wish to support Walsh Academy with a donation, the following is a list of wishes and needs:

Gift Cards

  • Local grocery and department stores to purchase supplies for students and to allow students to purchase items for their own families’ needs.

Gift Cards

  • To purchase groceries to stock and maintain a small in-house food pantry that students maintain.

Sports Equipment

  • Funds to purchase sport-specific uniforms
  • Air pump
  • Badminton sets
  • Frisbee/golf sets
  • Fitness equipment

Funds for field trips

  • Cost of admission

Funds for Student Incentives

  • Special field trips to cultural and sporting events
  • Special meals during outings
  • School-wide events

Student ID Maker

New Laminator

Dye Cut Machine

Additional 3D Printers

Sensory seating for classrooms and chill spots

White Boards

  • Current whiteboards will need to be replaced or refurbished soon


Motorola Radios for Staff

  • Necessary for communication throughout the day
  • Necessary for emergency communication

Coffee Cart supplies

  • New Keurig Coffee Pots
  • K-cups

New Kitchen Appliances

  • Hand appliances

– Mixer, blender, toasters, food processor, chopper

– Replacement cookware

– Dishware

Garden Tools

  • Shovels, rakes, trowels, wheelbarrows, hand tools, knee pads

Lawn mowers

Small hand tools for furniture and bike repair

Portable/lightweight work benches

Furniture refinishing supplies (paint, stain, varnish, assorted brushes, polyethylene)

Storage equipment

Funds to purchase blended curriculum materials in core content areas. Current curriculum materials in science, history and english are 15 years old or older.

Thank you so very much for your consideration. (Updated 10/07/21)

Donations may be dropped off at Walsh Academy, 6935 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL, or please call 847-390-3020 to make arrangements.