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The Night Ministry needs you. Since 1976, The Night Ministry has been making a difference in the lives of thousands of adults and youth in Chicago every year.  Your support helps us transform more lives by providing vital programs like outreach services, youth shelter, health care, counseling, and referrals. Volunteers groups also help us serve over 80,000 meals every year to those in need. Any donation you can make helps us provide adults and youth who are at-risk or homeless with the programs and services they so desperately need. 

The Night Ministry is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Monetary donations made to The Night Ministry are tax-deductible; however, certain donations in which the donor receives a good or service in return for a donation are not tax-deductible or may be only partially deductible.  Please consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. 

Special Ways to Support The Night Ministry

Donate by Mail: Mail cash or check, made payable to The Night Ministry, to:
The Night Ministry
4711 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Donate by Phone: Call The Night Ministry at (773) 784-9000 and provide your credit card information.

Donate Online: Click here to visit our secure donate page.

Memorial and Honor Giving: Celebrate the life of a friend or loved one by making a donation to The Night Ministry in their honor or memory. We will send a card to the honoree without revealing the gift amount.

Become a Beacon of Hope (Monthly Donor): By setting up a recurring monthly donation of any amount to The Night Ministry, you can help us access an immediate and continuous funding stream for our vital programs and focus on meeting the most pressing needs of the adults and youth we serve. For more information on becoming a Beacon of Hope, please contact Krista Kutz, Individual Giving Coordinator, at or at (773) 506-6006. Sign up online by clicking "I would like my donation to recur" on the donate page.

Matching Gifts: Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage charitable giving among current and retired employees and their spouses. Your employer may have programs that could double or triple your gift to The Night Ministry. If you are completing a matching gift form, you may need The Night Ministry’s Tax ID Number: 36-3145764.

Gift of Securities: Some individuals find significant tax savings by making their gift in the form of appreciated securities. Give a gift of Stock, Bonds, or Mutual Funds to The Night Ministry. For instructions on how to donate stock, click here.

Donor Advised Funds : A donor advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to support your favorite causes. If you have a donor advised fund, DAF Direct enables you to recommend grants to The Night Ministry, directly from your DAF (as long as your DAF’s sponsoring organization is participating).

Planned Giving:  After securing economic stability and providing for the needs of your loved ones, you may choose to share your assets to help Chicago’s vulnerable youth and adults through The Night Ministry’s programs. To discuss leaving your Legacy at The Night Ministry, please contact Christy Prassas, Vice President of Development & External Relations, at or at (773) 506-6023.

Commemorative Pavers at Youth Shelter: A Courtyard Paver is a memorable gift for the person who holds a special place in your heart.  The paver can have a personalized message and will be displayed in the courtyard of our Open Door Youth Shelter in West Town. A picture will be sent and a special card to notify your recipient. For more information about our pavers and to order one today, click here and view our paver form.

Amazon Smile: AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. When you shop through Amazon Smile, 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases are donated to The Night Ministry, at no cost to you. Support The Night Ministry and start shopping by registering at today.

Goodshop: Consider supporting The Night Ministry by doing your shopping online through! Just go to and enter “Night Ministry” into the search bar.  You can sign-up for free and visit hundreds of retailers under the Goodshop tab.  Between 1% and 10% of your online purchases will support The Night Ministry’s vital work in the Chicago community. Retailers include, Priceline, Expedia, Ebay, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, and hundreds more!

Ebay Sellers: Highlight your listing with the eBay for Charity ribbon, and support The Night Ministry. Get started here. Listings that benefit charity sell faster and for higher final selling price. When your listing sells, eBay credits back a portion of seller fees. All donations are tax deductible.

Ventra Cards: Transportation is the number one need expressed by homeless youth in Chicago. Purchase and donate Single Ride Ventra cards to The Night Ministry, and help a homeless youth get to school, job interviews, and appointments.

In Kind Donations: If you are interested in donating goods or services to The Night Ministry, please contact Gail Bernoff at to see if we can put these in-kind items or services to good use.

Giving Tuesday: Support The Night Ministry on the official kick-off to the holiday season. This year, Giving Tuesday is on November 28, 2017.

Hunger Walk: Every year, The Night Ministry forms a team to participate in the Greater Chicago Food Depository Hunger Walk together, which brings in food credits for our youth housing programs. There is no cost to participate. The Hunger Walk typically takes place in June.

AIDS Run & Walk: Every year, The Night Ministry forms a team to participate in the AIDS Run & Walk together to raise funds and awareness for our HIV outreach program. There is no fundraising minimum – every dollar helps! The AIDS Run & Walk typically takes place in October. Do you already compete in races? Or have you always wanted to, and need a great motivator? You can collect pledges to benefit The Night Ministry for any racing event.

Wedding or Birthday Gifts: Dedicate your special day to The Night Ministry. Invite your friends and relatives to donate in your honor.

Corporate Lunch & Learn: Gather your office or department together over lunch to learn about homelessness and do a service project for The Night Ministry. You can host a volunteer activity, such as putting together sack suppers or hygiene kits, to benefit the people we serve. Our staff is happy to come to you! Please contact Gail Bernoff at to explore short lunch hour volunteer projects and presentations at your office.

Thrivent Choice Dollars: Thrivent Choice is a charitable grant program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year. The Night Ministry is now listed as a participating organization in Thrivent Choice. Thrivent Financial members can direct Choice Dollars® to The Night Ministry here!

Corporate and Foundation Giving: Corporate and foundation grants are a critical source of funding for The Night Ministry. If you know of a corporation and/or foundation that would be interested in supporting our work, please contact The Night Ministry.

“Evite” your guests to give back: Turn your social gathering into a charitable opportunity! Thanks to a partnership between Evite and The Pledgeling Foundation, you can choose The Night Ministry to benefit from donations on your Evite invitation. When you set up your Evite, select “Donation Options,” click on “Find your Nonprofit,” and enter “Night Ministry.”

Host a Jeans Day at Work: Encourage coworkers to dress down for the day in exchange for a small donation to The Night Ministry.

Are you a Costco Member? Please consider donating your annual rebate from your Costco credit card to our Open Door Shelters for bulk food purchases.

Third Party Events: Host a fundraiser for The Night Ministry at a local business.

CFC:  If you are a Federal employee, please designate The Night Ministry as your charity of choice in this year’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) by entering CFC# 75721 and the amount you would like to give. You can make a one-time gift or be a recurring donor and have your monthly contribution automatically deducted from your paycheck. If your Federal office is hosting a CFC Kick-Off Event and would like your co-workers to hear about The Night Ministry, please contact Kelcie Lewis, Government Grants Coordinator, at 773-506-6029 or

United Way: The Night Ministry may receive contributions through the United Way, even though we are not an affiliated United Way agency. If you work for a company that encourages participation in United Way’s annual campaigns, please consider designating The Night Ministry on your donation form. Look for the section on your donation form that allows you to write in an agency of your choice as the recipient of your donation. Indicate The Night Ministry by listing: The Night Ministry, 4711 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640. Please contact Kelcie Lewis, Government Grants Coordinator, at 773-506-6029 or with any questions.

Silent and Live Auction items: We’re always soliciting gift cards, unique experiences, theater tickets, and sporting event tickets for our annual benefit. Please contact Special Events Coordinator, Charlotte Whitley, at (773) 506-6009 or if you have an auction item to donate.

Vehicle Donation: The Night Ministry has partnered with Vehicles For Charity to process donated vehicles. Donating your old vehicle is convenient, easy, and your donation of a used car, truck, or other vehicle will make a big difference in supporting The Night Ministry. Click here for “Frequently Asked Questions” or call 1-(866) 628-2277 and they will answer any other questions you may have and make arrangements to pick up your donation.

UBack: The Night Ministry is a preferred charity of uBack, a mobile app that makes it easy to contribute. Visit to download the app, and donate any amount with only a few taps on your screen.

Alumni Organizations: Your alumni organization may be willing to place an ad in its member newsletter asking for donations on behalf of The Night Ministry.

Give Back, Get Perks: For $9 per month, you can become an I AM SELFLESS member and support The Night Ministry while gaining access to hundreds of perks and dozens of events throughout the year! Join I AM SELFLESS today and designate The Night Ministry as your chosen charity. We’ll receive your donation from I AM SELFLESS and you’ll get a lot of sweet deals!

iGive: Book travel, shop, compare, and utilize money-saving coupons through iGive, all while raising money for The Night Ministry! When you shop through iGive, you’ll be able to access retailers you know and love – like Best Buy, Clinique and Gap – while a portion of your purchase goes toward The Night Ministry. To get started, visit and choose “The Night Ministry” as your favorite cause!

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