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DONATE FUNDS

House of the Good Shepherd is an independent 501(c)(3) corporation.

Our independent status enables House of the Good Shepherd to tailor programs suited to the individual needs of each family we serve, without being restricted to the limitations of a restrictive “one size fits all” approach.

Donate Now! House of the Good Shepherd has partnered with Network for Good to securely process your online credit card donation via the Network for Good Donor Advised Fund. We respect your privacy and will never share your information.

RECURRING DONATIONS Recurring donations are a convenient way to make monthly, quarterly or yearly contributions to House of the Good Shepherd.

MEMORIAL AND HONORARY DONATIONS The staff, Sisters and families of House of the Good Shepherd will be honored to pray for your loved ones who have passed away. If you wish to send a memorial donation, you may include the name of a bereaved family member so they may receive a card from us offering our condolences, assuring them of our prayers, and informing them of your donation (amount not disclosed).

Donations may also be made in honor of birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions, in which case we are happy to send a celebratory card to the honorary recipient, offering our prayers in their honor and informing them of your donation (amount not disclosed).

STOCK We welcome donations of stock via stock transfers or any other method. Please contact Nancy Haws, Director of Development phone: 312.655.7348 or email: at nancy.haws@hgschicago.org. She will gladly provide instructions about how to transfer stocks into our account.

ESTATES AND BEQUESTS House of the Good Shepherd is occasionally blessed with thoughtful gifts from estates and bequests of generous supporters who have passed on. If you have questions about including House of the Good Shepherd in your will, please contact: Nancy Haws, Director of Development at: 312.655.7348 or email: nancy.haws@hgschicago.org

Thank you for keeping House of the Good Shepherd in your plans for the future.

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WOMEN’S BOARD

The House of the Good Shepherd Women’s Board, established in 1907 is a dynamic group of women representing the foremost House of the Good Shepherd supporters. For 111 years, the HGS Women’s Board has sponsored an annual gala event to raise significant resources to support program operations. For more information about the Women’s Board, please contact:

Pam McGinty, HGSWB President: pamjmc@comcast.net

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

We are currently in need of volunteers to help our children as:

Child’s Friend (Mon or Wed, 6:30–7:30 PM)

Spend one-on-one time with a child each week playing games, doing art projects, or reading.

We also provide opportunities for other activities throughout the year. For more information for Event Planners (Occasional evening hours) Please contact Sr. Jean Kielty jkielty@catholiccharities.net

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VOLUNTEER

Volunteers and community service groups help us with a multiple projects and activities on our campus throughout the year.The generosity of our volunteers make it possible for us to offer a far richer program.

For more information, please click on the link below.https://www.ccofchicagovolunteer.com/

Thank you in advance for your time and talents!

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WISH LIST OF IN KInd Contributions

Many of our families arrive with little or no possessions, so your donations of goods help them get back on their feet. If you have a question about whether we can accept your donation, please call us at 773-935-3434.

Many of our families arrive with little or no possessions, so your donations of goods help them get back on their feet. If you have a question about whether we can accept your donation, please call us at 773-935-3434.

Infant and Toddler Needs

Diapers sizes 4 & 5 and Pull Ups in Sizes 4 & 5

Gift Cards (We appreciate your generosity!)

Gift cards are most appreciated and go straight to the families for their individual needs. Gift cards from Ventra, Target, Walgreens and CVS are always appreciated and very practical, too!

School Needs

• Children's shoes, all sizes
• Dark blue pants and skirts (uniform), all sizes
• White collared shirts, all sizes

Household Items

• Face wash
• Facial moisturizer
• Plastic bins, items for organizing
• Batteries- AAA, AA, 9V
• Plastic pitchers
• Electric can openers
• Toasters
• Twin quilted mattress covers
• Toilet brushes

Groceries

• Ketchup
• Rice

Other Needs

• Twin Mattresses **high need! Must be new.

• Furniture -twin beds, kitchen dining tables and chairs, dressers, gently used sofas, bed side stands, small or medium size lamps.

• Children's DVDs
• Water color paints
• Sanitary napkins
• Bar soap
• Plastic containers (all sizes)
• Women's deodorant
• Bathroom tissue


WE DO NOT ACCEPT: books, used games, puzzles, stuffed animals, VCRs, computers, printers, cribs and beds, strollers, car seats, high chairs, booster seats, and walkers for children.

Baby/Children's Items

• Lice Treatments
• Pull-Ups, all sizes
• Kids toothpaste
• Kids shampoo and soap

Clothing

(Please note: we only accept clothing in very good or new condition. We cannot accept ripped, stained or men's clothing.)

Women’s underwear sizes Small and Medium (new is ideal)
Women’s bras, all sizes
Women’s socks, all sizes
Women's sleepwear, small
Women's pants sizes 2, 3, 5, 6, 12

Girls pants sizes 5, 7, 8
Girls tops, sizes 5, 6, 7
Girls sneakers, all sizes

Boys pants sizes 5, 6, 7
Boys t-shirts sizes 3, 5, 6
Boys sneakers, all sizes

Diapers sizes 4 & 5 and Pull Ups in Sizes 4 & 5

Gift Cards (We appreciate your generosity!)

Gift cards are most appreciated and go straight to the families for their individual needs. Gift cards from Ventra, Target, Walgreens and CVS are always appreciated and very practical, too!

School Needs

• Children's shoes, all sizes
• Dark blue pants and skirts (uniform), all sizes
• White collared shirts, all sizes

Household Items

• Face wash
• Facial moisturizer
• Plastic bins, items for organizing
• Batteries- AAA, AA, 9V
• Plastic pitchers
• Electric can openers
• Toasters
• Twin quilted mattress covers
• Toilet brushes

Groceries

• Ketchup
• Rice

Other Needs

• Twin Mattresses **high need! Must be new.

· Furniture -twin beds, kitchen dining tables and chairs, dressers, gently used sofas, bed side stands, small or medium size lamps.

Children's DVDs
Water color paints
• Sanitary napkins
• Bar soap
• Plastic containers (all sizes)
• Women's deodorant
• Bathroom tissue


WE DO NOT ACCEPT: books, used games, puzzles, stuffed animals, VCRs, computers, printers, cribs and beds, strollers, car seats, high chairs, booster seats, and walkers for children.

Baby/Children's Items

• Lice Treatments
Pull-Ups, all sizes
• Kids toothpaste
• Kids shampoo and soap

Clothing (Please note: we only accept clothing in very good or new condition. We cannot accept ripped, stained or men's clothing.)

Women’s underwear sizes Small and Medium (new is ideal)
Women’s bras, all sizes
Women’s socks, all sizes
Women's sleepwear, small
Women's pants sizes 2, 3, 5, 6, 12

Girls pants sizes 5, 7, 8
Girls tops, sizes 5, 6, 7
Girls sneakers, all sizes

Boys pants sizes 5, 6, 7
Boys t-shirts sizes 3, 5, 6
Boys sneakers, all sizes

INTERESTED IN PURCHASING ITEMS?

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