Facing the prospect of homelessness, Morene dialed 3-1-1 and asked for short-term help. Within a matter of days, All Chicago provided assistance to help Morene move into her new home. “All Chicago really rescued me,” Morene says, smiling. “I’m just so grateful.”
Unfortunately, Morene’s story is not unique. On an average night in 2019, 5,290 Chicagoans did not have a place to call home. Tens of thousands more are just one unexpected setback away from joining them.
These are our neighbors, this is our city, and together we can ensure that we all have stable homes.
Your donation supports our work in preventing and ending homelessness
through 4 signature approaches:
We provide critical financial assistance to people experiencing an emergency that could lead to homelessness or other crises.
We convene key stakeholders and drive collaboration to lead Chicago’s citywide response to ending homelessness through our Continuum of Care.
We manage a citywide database to collect and analyze data on people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness and the services they receive.
We offer our trainings, tools, information and research to our partners to help us build capacity to address homelessness more effectively.
Other Ways to Give
All Chicago seeks to create a community in which a home is a reality for everyone, and provide donors with a real path to being part of the solution. There are a variety of ways for you to support our mission. We hold our stewardship role in the highest regard, and greatly appreciate your contributions.
Join our Monthly Giving Program
Monthly donors are truly champions of our mission. Simply sign up online by selecting the “recurring gift” option. You can start, change or stop your gift at any time. In lieu of gift receipts after each donation, you will receive one per year each January with the total giving for the year, as well as a letter detailing the accomplishments your donations helped us achieve.
Breakfast with All Chicago
Join us every October on or around World Homeless Day for our don’t miss” event highlighting our progress in preventing and ending homelessness and recommitting to making sure all our neighbors have stable homes. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels. All proceeds from this event support our work to prevent and end homelessness in Chicago. Please contact Melissa Anson with any questions about the event at 312-379-0301 x127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a Tribute Gift in Honor or Memory of a Loved One
A gift in tribute of a friend, family member, or colleague is a wonderful way to show your esteem and admiration. Upon receipt of your gift, we will send a personalized card to the honoree, or in the event of a memorial gift, to your designated recipient. The specific gift amount will be kept confidential. If making your gift online, be sure to complete the Tribute Information section of the donation form. If mailing your payment, be sure to include the name and address of the person to whom we should send the card.
Ask Your Employer about Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor corporate matching gift programs and will match their employees’ charitable contributions. With a matching gift from your employer, you may be able to double or even triple the size of your original gift. Some companies also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. If your company has a matching gift program, contact your company’s human resources department to learn about your options. Companies have various methods by which you can submit your matching gift request — online forms, automated phone systems, or a paper form that you submit to All Chicago.
Donations of Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
Help All Chicago and take a tax deduction when you donate appreciated securities. Please contact us at 312-379-0301 x127or email@example.com for more information.
You can make your planned gift in many ways. The most common planned gifts are made through wills, bequests, retirement accounts, life insurance policies, or gift annuities. Many of these gifts provide tax benefits to the donor and we recommend that you consult with your legal advisor to determine what’s best for you. Contact Keri Lowder at 312-379-0301 ext.111 for more information, or to let us know that you’ve made a planned gift to be recognized as a member of our CornerStone legacy society.
Are you interested in volunteering with us? Please contact Keri Lowder at 312-379-0301 x111 to find out how you can get involved.
Need help making a gift? Contact Ian Bialach at 312-379-0301 ext. 126.
Other Ways to Get Involved
All Chicago is a community-wide effort that brings together corporations, foundations, non-profits, service providers, individual donors, and volunteers from all neighborhoods and backgrounds in a united effort to make homelessness history in Chicago.