Other Ways to Give

 There are many ways you can help advance our work in the community that go beyond writing a check. Here are a few:

Donate Goods & Services

Start a Fundraiser

Donate Stock

Donate Your Car

Planned Giving

Donate Goods & Services

Erie Neighborhood House accepts a wide range of good and services that can benefit our programs and participants.  You can directly support the work we do in our community by donating new or like-new items to our programs.  Check out the list below or visit our Amazon wishlist to find out what items we regularly need. 

  • Backpacks (for adults, gender neutral preferred)

  • Computer monitors

  • Laptops

  • School supplies for adults

  • Tablets

  • Ventra cards

  • Arts and crafts supplies

  • Backpacks (for ages 3-18, gender neutral preferred)

  • Children’s books (in English, Spanish, or bilingual)

  • Clothing for kids

  • Diapers

  • Video games and equipment

  • Sanitary products (hand sanitizer, wet wipes, women’s sanitary products, etc.)

  • School supplies (for ages 3-18)

  • Sports equipment

  • Blankets

  • Gift cards (groceries, gas cards, pre-paid Visas, etc.)

  • Laptops

  • Tablets

  • Winter clothing (jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, boots, etc.)

  • Office supplies and equipment

  • Ventra cards

  • Arts and crafts supplies (for kids and adults)

  • Gift cards (groceries, gas cards, pre-paid Visas, etc.)

  • Musical instruments

  • Subscriptions to Spanish or English magazines (anything around wellness, health, youth or family)

  • Therapeutic supplies (fidget toys, grounding objects, adult coloring books, etc.)

Donations can be sent to:

Erie Neighborhood House

Attn: Development and Communications

1701 W. Superior St.,

Chicago, IL 60622 


Drop-offs will be accepted at the above location from 9am-8pm Monday-Friday.

For more information, please contact volunteer@eriehouse.org.


Start a Fundraiser

You can set up your own fundraiser online, share with your network, and invite friends and family to join great work happening right here at Erie House.

Please contact Jessica Rodriguez (312-432-2237 or jerodriguez@eriehouse.org) to get started.

Donate Stock

Donating stock and/or dividends is an excellent way to support Erie House and take advantage of tax benefits available to you.

Please contact Jessica Rodriguez (312-432-2237 or jerodriguez@eriehouse.org) to get started.

Donate Your Car

You can donate your used car, truck, van, SUV, boat, motorcycle, ATV, RV, trailer or airplane through CARS and Erie House will receive the proceeds.

Planned Giving

By including Erie Neighborhood House in your planned giving, you can ensure a lasting legacy that sustains our award-winning educational programming and wraparound services far into the future.

Here are a few reasons to sit down with a financial planner to determine the right path for you to enjoy greater financial security while making a long-lasting impact:

Establish a
Lasting Legacy

Enjoy Certain
Tax Benefits

Gain Increased
Financial Independence

Secure a Sustainable Household Income

There are 4 primary ways you can include Erie Neighborhood House in your planned giving:


A bequest allows you to allocate an exact amount or percentage of funds/assets to Erie Neighborhood House. Bequests made through a provision in your will or revocable trust is easy to arrange, will not affect your current lifestyle and can be easily modified to address your ever changing needs.

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (or DAF) is a charitable investment account that provides a simple, flexible and tax-efficient way to manage charitable giving. When you set up a DAF, you contribute a set of funds to it and receive an immediate tax break. You can determine when grants from your fund will be made to Erie House and other charitable causes of your choice.

IRA Direct Gift

Seeing as how your retirement plan benefits make up a substantial portion of your net worth, they make a viable option to fund a charitable gift. With the IRA Charitable Rollover, donors age 70 ½ or older can transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income.

Beneficiary Designation

Naming Erie Neighborhood House as a beneficiary of a trust, retirement plan (i.e. IRA, 401(k), Keogh, etc.) or insurance policy can be arranged easily and can provide current and future tax benefits.

Please contact Jessica Rodriguez (312-432-2237 or jerodriguez@eriehouse.org) for more information or if you have already included Erie Neighborhood House in your plans.