Would you like to donate something to CHOM that you know we’ll use? Great, we would love that! Not sure what items we need the most? Here is our list of items that we use regularly and always need as back up.

Please note that we have specific needs for the Museum, and we would appreciate you checking in with us before donating something that is not on the list. Thank you for supporting the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwest Illinois!

Tools & Equipment

Mini van
Professional-grade Walkie Talkies
PA System with Microphone
6′ Banquet Tables
Security/Surveillance Cameras

Art Studio Tools & Materials

Scrapbooking materials- ink pads, embellishments and decorative papers
Paper shape punches
Rubber stamps
Colored pencils/crayons
Markers other general art supplies
Non-toxic paint

Games & Activities

Other musical instruments
Other cultural instruments

Office Supplies & Equipment

Laptop computers
iPads and Android tablets
Flat screen monitors
Flat screen TV with USB port
Flat screen tv wall mounts
Computer Speakers
Printer Paper
Printer (inkjet or laser)
Printer ink (currently for HP OfficeJet 3830)

Other Items

If you have Wish List items to donate to the museum, please collect items in plastic or paper bags and drop them off at the front desk. If you have items that are not currently on our list, please contact us. We thank you for your support!