There are a number of ways how to help the homeless in Chicago. Hopefully, you’ll consider the ways your tax deductible donation of money, goods, food, clothing or real estate can help make life changing differences for Chicago’s homeless children, women and men.
The United Relief Foundation, a tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, is Standing Tall in the service of the men and women who have served our Country.
How to help the homeless in Chicago, especially Veterans, is with a monetary donation to United Relief Foundation’s Standing Tall for Veterans in need Care, Comfort and Compassion efforts in the service of homeless, home-bound and hospitalized Veterans.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository is Chicago’s food bank. What a great way to help the homeless in Chicago! They provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community in partnership with 650 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and responses for children, older adults and veterans.
Donate Clothing and Essentials
Pacific Garden Mission has been a place of refuge and transformation for the homeless and hurting, since 1877.
New and used, clean clothing in good condition is always welcome. The organization can use men’s, women’s, youth, and children’s clothing of all sizes. In addition, there is an ongoing need for new clothing such as socks, shirts, undergarments and seasonal clothing (ie. Winter: sweaters, jackets, gloves, mittens, boots, etc.) toiletries, grooming aids, as well as clothing and toys for children.
Donate Real Estate
Real estate donation is as complex as any transfer of real estate ownership. Obviously, legal professionals must be involved, as well as a variety of other professionals, including real estate professionals and appraisers. The process is far too involved for the average charity to manage on their own.
It makes sense for everyone if the real estate donation is made through a real estate professionals, like Urb, Inc (Urban Renewal Project) that has the experience and know how in the transferring of real property.
A donation of Real property to can prove to be the best alternative to selling, due to the quick liquidation of assets, numerous tax breaks, and of course the opportunity to benefit charitable causes and families in need.. “The hand that gives, gathers.”