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Support our Programs

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the future has never felt so unpredictable. These are difficult times for us all, and we hope you’re in good spirits and health! Right now, we’re doing everything possible to sustain daily operations and provide services to our community. While there’s a lot of uncertainty, we know that we need to adapt quickly to our changing    reality. Now, more than ever, the individuals and families experiencing homelessness in our community need us. And we need you.

If you’re able, please consider making a donation to help support our work. If you’re unable to donate at this time, there are many other ways you can support us! You can advocate for us by sharing our mission with a family member or friend. Even a quick mention on your social media would mean the world to us.

In the toughest times, we do the toughest work. When it's time to restore and repair our communities, we are equipped to do that as well. Thank you for being part of our community. Without you, none of it is possible.

Your gift makes an impact.

Your donation has a direct impact on our neighbors right here in Lake County.


Make a contribution online using your Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express OR by online check (ACH).  We use DonorView as our secure payment processor.

Donate by Phone

Contact us at 847-616-2686 to speak with our Director of Development and Communications, Jamie Roberts, about making a gift.

Donate by Mail

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

We gratefully accept checks, credit card donations, money orders, and cash. Please deliver cash donations to the Development Office at the PADS Day 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 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 DonorView (click Donate button above) to set up your recurring donations or contact Jamie Roberts at 847-616-2686.

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!       

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 Jamie Roberts at 847.616.2685 for more details about making a Legacy Gift to PADS.

Contact our Development Office


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 giving initiatives? We have a number of companies that hold giving campaigns or events and donate the funds raised to PADS.


Are you a student or member of a club, organization, or place of worship? Garage or bake 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!

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