SOS Children’s Villages Illinois strives to help the children in our care reach their full potential. Even with our successes, there still is more hard work to be done. With the support of our dedicated partners, we are able to continue our commitment to helping foster children grow into caring, productive, and self-reliant adults.

For more information about giving, please contact our Advancement team at (312) 372-8200.

General Donations

You may make an outright gift or recurring gift online or by mail. If you would prefer to give by mail, please download our donation form here.

Become a Dream Maker

Dream Makers’ automatic monthly gifts provide the sustained resources needed to help the brothers and sisters in our care thrive in three very important areas:

1) Educational development
2) Health and wellness, and
3) Cultural enrichment

As a Dream Maker, your monthly contribution is the easiest and most efficient way to support SOS Children’s Villages Illinois. Gifts of all sizes make a difference. You can easily start today and change your giving at any time!

Memorial / Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a thoughtful way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or any special occasion. These gifts can also serve as a special expression of sympathy by honoring the memory of a friend or relative. SOS Children’s Villages Illinois acknowledges your gift and notifies the honoree or appropriate persons that a tribute donation was made. The amount of your gift is kept confidential. You may make this gift online or by mail.

Stock / Stock Certificates

A gift of appreciated securities is an attractive alternative to cash because of the potential for a double tax benefit. Please call the Advancement Office at (312) 372-8200 for transfer instructions.

Savings Bonds

Savings bonds—likely the nation’s most widely held appreciated asset—represent major assets that may have stopped growing and are now collecting dust, just waiting to be put to use. A tax-wise use for your appreciated savings bonds is to support a cause you care about.

Real Estate / Tangible Personal Property

Using real estate, such as your house, farm or commercial property, to fund a gift allows you to preserve your cash assets and receive significant tax advantages. Tangible personal property such as computer equipment, works of art, rare books, or other collections may be donated. Please contact us to discuss the any potential gifts of this type.

IRA Gifts

In accordance with the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (H.R. 5771) signed into law by President Obama on December 19, 2014, you may be able to give a gift through your IRA as part of your annual distribution. Please contact us for more information.

Deferred/Planned Gifts

You may want to include SOS Children’s Villages Illinois in your estate plans.

  • Named beneficiary in your will or living trust.
  • Named beneficiary of your retirement assets or life insurance policy.
  • Successor beneficiary of your donor advised fund.
  • Charitable beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust.
  • Income beneficiary of a charitable lead trust.

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations allow us to reduce expenses so more of our funds can be used for educational enrichment, therapy, and training classes. SOS Children’s Villages Illinois is thankful for donations of professional services, food, new clothing, or equipment.

Wish list

Store and online gift cards, phone cards, and gas cards are always welcome and appreciated.

Corporate Partnerships/Sponsorships

Please join our growing list of corporate partners. Our partners provide valuable operating revenue through grants, sponsorships, and event participation. They also serve as a resource for volunteer projects. SOS Children’s Villages Illinois is happy to design a program that aligns with your corporate responsibility vision and mission.

Fundraising & Events

Donations from local or private fundraising events offer support to SOS Children’s Villages Illinois and can be a fun way to help spread the word about our life-changing work. Just about any gathering can be transformed into a fundraising opportunity such as birthday parties, golf outings, and walk/run events.

Contact us to discuss donations, fundraising events, or speakers.