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All Ways to Donate

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As a donor, you have the power to give the gift of the best care for children and families who come to us in crisis. Your donation empowers Allendale to create lasting change. By giving to Allendale, you're helping at-risk kids and struggling families -- helping to create real opportunities for success.

We are committed to financial transparency of public funds and critical organizational activities, data, partnerships, and goals – so you can be assured that your contribution can make a lasting impact.

Do something good for yourself and great for Allendale. At Allendale, there are more ways to give back than just financially. We support ways for you to help you give efficiently, effectively and meaningfully.

Annual and Seasonal Giving

Gifts by Mail

Checks can be made as a one-time contribution, reoccurring, or over several years as payments toward a pledge. Checks should be sent with any designated purpose for the gift clearly indicated on the memo line or with appeal response card. Gifts delivered or mailed by December 31 qualify for tax deductibility for the calendar year. Please make checks payable to Allendale Association.

Annual Fund

If you are interested in supporting the general operations of Allendale, you can mail your gift to the Development Office at Allendale (P.O. Box 1088, Grand Avenue & Offield Drive, Lake Villa, IL 60046) or you can use your credit card to make a gift online.

Matching Gifts

You may be able to double or triple your gift through your company’s matching gift program. If your employer makes such contributions, the personnel office will have complete details on how to direct a matching gift to Allendale. Matching funds, once received, will count toward your yearly contribution. Please use our Double the Donation Portal to check your companies matching gift policies.

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Memorial/Tribute Gifts

Allendale can accept and acknowledge gifts given in honor of or in memory of an individual. Whether your tribute gift is an expression of sympathy or marks a special achievement and honors a person, it provides a unique way to provide a gift that may be appreciated more than a material gift. The amount of your gift is kept confidential, and the friend or family member is informed of your thoughtfulness through an acknowledgement card from Allendale.

Car Donations

Don't waste time trying to sell your old car - donate it to benefit a worthy cause! The proceeds of the sale will benefit Allendale Association, and you will avoid the bother of trying to sell the vehicle on your own. It's an easy way to give back to your community! Visit: https://careasy.org/nonprofit/AllendaleAssociation to start the process, or call our toll-free number – 855-550- GIVE (4483). Contact our Development Team at develop@allendale4kids.org or call 847-245-6204 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Gifts of Stock

Stock gifts can be donated directly to Allendale. If you have held the investment for at least one year and it has appreciated, donating the stock directly to Allendale helps you avoid the capital gains tax which would otherwise be due on a sale of stock. The income tax deduction would be for the full current value of the investment at the time of the gift. Please contact us at 847-245-6204 for the proper paperwork to initiate this type of gift.


We do accept some in-kind donations! Please contact us at 847-245-6204 to determine if your gift-in-kind donation can be used directly by one of our program areas. This type of gift provides a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the property donated (as determined by the donor).

Event Fundraisers and Corporate Sponsorships:

Corporate Sponsorship

Area corporations and businesses may partner with Allendale to sponsor an Event/Benefit or coordinate and participate in “Day of Caring” volunteer events on campus and/or at our various locations. Please check out events calendar for upcoming sponsorship opportunities!

Online Fundraisers

Instagram and Facebook make it easy for you to raise money with your friends for Allendale on a birthday or holiday! Don’t forget to join us #GivingTuesday in November. Remember to also set up your Amazon Smile Account for “The Allendale Association”.

Third Party Fundraisers

Allendale is fortunate to partner with many local companies, organizations, and individuals to raise awareness and funds for our neighbors in need. Consider starting your own small event to help our youth and families!

Our Events: Hope for the Holidays

Join us all November long to purchase specially curated boxes of wine. All proceeds go back to our youth and families. Mark your calendars for November 5th, 2022, for our Wine Stroll and Shopping event!

Planned Giving:

Planned Giving Society

The Cap Bradley Planned Giving Society was established to honor the philanthropic tradition of Edward “Cap” Bradley and his wife, Maud. Their commitment to helping children in most dire need is a remarkable tradition that continues today…over 125 years later.

Membership in the Cap Bradley Society is restricted to planned (estate) gifts (bequests, charitable annuities, insurance policies and trusts) or outright gifts (cash and securities). Outright gifts of $10,000 and more apply to membership in the Society when specifically designated by the donor. Planned gifts of any size will be directed to Allendale’s endowment.

Gifts of Endowment Funds

The gift of an endowment to Allendale is an excellent way to ensure future excellence in perpetuity. It also provides the donor with the satisfaction of knowing that his or her generous legacy will continue as long as Allendale exists. While endowments may be established to support virtually any activity or program at Allendale, we have a critical need for general Board-designated endowment funds. This allows the Board of Trustees the flexibility to spend endowment earnings as needs arise, thus making the best choice for the use of funds in any given year.

Grant Opportunities

Many of our programs are funded through generous grant awards. Please consider inviting Allendale to apply during one of your grant application periods.

Employee Giving

Another convenient way for your employees and company to support youth and families is through payroll deductions.

Scholarship Funds

Allendale’s generous and devoted donors and friends continue to support scholarship opportunities for our youth. The donations have been placed in restricted funds to provide scholarships for candidates who demonstrate economic need and who show evidence of the ability to succeed in our programs.

Gifts of Cash

Cash gifts can be made as a one-time contribution, re-occurring, or over several years as payments toward a pledge. Checks should be sent with any designated purpose for the gift clearly indicated. Gifts delivered or mailed by December 31 qualify for tax deductibility for the calendar year. Please make checks payable to Allendale Association.

“Shopping” Website Donations:

Several online shopping websites offer the opportunity to donate a percentage of their sales back to the charity of your choice. Simply select “Allendale Association” as your charity and the company automatically donates a portion of your total purchase to us! Here are a few examples below:

ShopRaise: ShopRaise gives you the ability to support your cause with your everyday shopping. Just use the desktop and mobile app to shop at over 1,000 participating stores and Allendale will benefit. Almost every thing you buy can support your cause. www.shopraise.com

AmazonSmile: AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Please visit https://smile.amazon.com for more information.

Thank you so much for visiting our website and for your interest. Please contact our Development Team at develop@allendale4kids.org or call 847-245-6204 if you have any questions or need assistance with your gift planning.

Allendale is recognized as a nonprofit, charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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