How To Donate

Donate Online: Click Here to make a contribution using your Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express.  We use PayPal as our payment processor.

Donate by Phone: Contact us at (847) 689-4357 to reach our Community Partnership Manager, Christen White (ext. 127).

Donate by Mail: Mail monetary donations to PADS Lake County, P.O. Box 428, North Chicago, IL 60064

General Monetary Donations

We gratefully accept checks, credit card donations, money orders, and cash. Please deliver cash donations to the Development Office at the PADS Daytime Resource Center (1800 Grand Avenue, Waukegan) to ensure bills and/or coins do not get lost in the mail.

Gifts of Stock

To make a contribution of stock, please wire the transfer to: 

Northern Trust Securities
One Oakbrook Terrace
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181

Please make sure to reference the following:

DTC# 0226
Account# NT2-074039

In addition, please email Joel Williams, Executive Director, with your stock transfer information, so we may provide you with a letter of acknowledgement for tax purposes.

Sustaining Gifts:

Become a sustaining donor by making a monthly, quarterly, or bi-annual gift.  You can do this through our normal process with PayPal by visiting here to set up your re-occurring donations or contact Christen White at (847) 689-4357, ext. 127.

Tribute Gifts:

Tribute gifts are an excellent way to honor your family and friends for milestones like birthdays and anniversaries, weddings, and births or significant accomplishments, such as Communions/Confirmations, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, a new job or promotion.

Tribute gifts are also a caring way to memorialize the loss of a loved one who was committed to PADS or to helping the homeless improve their lives.

Employer Matching Gifts:

Many companies have Matching Gift Programs that maximize your personal charitable giving with an additional corporate contribution. Check with your employer to see if they have such a program. Even if they don’t have a formal program, your employer may be willing to match your gift-Just Ask!       

Host Your Own Fundraiser:

Hosting your own fundraiser is a fun and easy way to raise money for PADS. Do you sell Avon, Tupperware, Candles, Jewelry, etc.? You can host a party and donate a percentage of your proceeds to PADS!

Do you own or work for a company that has philanthropic initiatives? We have a number of companies that hold giving campaigns or events and donate the funds raised to PADS. Jump on the bandwagon!

Are you a student or member of a club, organization, or place of worship? Garage or Bale sales, car washes, dance-a-thons are all ways to raise money for PADS. 

Let your imaginations run free, have a great time, and help those most in need at the same time! 

Legacy Gifts/Bequests:

As much as we hope that one day homelessness will become merely memory of days gone by, we sadly recognize that we may not see this day in our lifetimes. Leaving a gift to PADS in your Will can help to ensure that the provision of our critical programs and services will endure far into the future.

Please contact Joel Williams at (847) 689-4357, ext. 122 for more details about making a Legacy Gift to PADS.

In-Kind Donations:

PADS relies heavily on your in-kind donations of basic necessities like, meals, clothing, and personal care items, to help our homeless clients as well as the homeless we find during our Street Outreach efforts.  Click Here to view our Wish List. Please email Christen White at with questions or to coordinate your donation.