Create a meaningful team-building environment, deepen your impact with Chicago Lights, and give back to the local community by participating in a corporate volunteer experience.
Host a charitable event through our workplace! Chicago Lights is thankful to receive funds raised through jean days, golf tournaments, and other various charitable workplace events.
Employee volunteer grants are part of workplace giving programs created to support volunteerism in communities where employees live and work. Through these “dollars for doers” efforts, companies provide monetary grants to organizations where employees and retirees volunteer on a regular basis.
Your company’s donation of goods and services has the power to make a lasting impact with the programs of Chicago Lights. No matter the contribution, your expertise and gifts help sustain and grow our impact in the Chicago area.
Increase your corporate visibility while building brighter futures through Chicago Lights. Sponsor one of our signature annual events.
Questions about corporate involvement?
Contact Associate Director of Development Laura Woods at
email@example.com / 312.981.3564.
Give back to Chicago Lights through your company’s United Way campaign. You can designate your pledge to Chicago Lights through United Way’s Donor Choice Program. Simply follow the instructions on your pledge form or write in Chicago Lights’ contact information: Chicago Lights, 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago, IL 60611.
Donating items directly from our Amazon wishlists is a great way to give back while knowing that these items are in high-demand and greatly needed for our youth and adults. Items are tax-free and shipped directly to Chicago Lights.
Due to privacy restrictions, Amazon does not provide customer information. If you purchase items from our Amazon wishlists, please forward your receipt to Associate Director of Development Laura Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org / 312.981.3564 so we can send you a thank you.
In-kind donations allow us to offer quality resources and a welcoming space for our students and adult guests. Have a new or gently used item you’d like to donate? See our current-needs list below.
Drop off donations with our receptionist in the Gratz Center at 126 E. Chestnut St., Chicago (Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.).
- Adult clothing (especially men’s, larger sizes)
- Toiletries (unused/unopened)
- Canned/dry goods
- Books and magazines
- Small household items (can be transported on train/bus)
- Pens, pencils, and general school supplies First-aid supplies
- Books (new releases, African American character books)
- Literacy/math hands-on learning tools
- Board games (new or gently used)
- Farm supplies: hoses, shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes, gloves, watering cans, rain barrels, etc.
Due to storage and safety issues, we cannot accept children’s clothing and toys; stained or torn clothing; open, expired, or prepared food; electronics; furniture; and medicine.
Andy McGaan, president of the Kirkland & Ellis Foundation
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Caerus Foundation, Inc.
Chicago Tribune Charities, a McCormick Foundation Fund
The Dancing Skies Foundation
The Driskill Foundation
KLA Samaritan Foundation
Polk Bros. Foundation
Delta Air Lines
Jenner & Block, LLP
BMO Harris Bank
DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C.
Bulley & Andrews
The Elms Hotel & Spa
Joseph Feldman Associates
DiMeo Schneider and Associates, L.L.C.
Jeanne H. Olofson Foundation
Michael Corso Selections
Round Barn Winery
Arlen Music Productions