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Donate directly to families in need in Humboldt Park. Reason to Give provides basic needs to families, small organizations, and schools. Choose a family you would like to help and then choose a need to provide. 100% of your donations go to the family

Reason To Give provides families, schools and small organizations in Chicago’s Humboldt Park community with basic necessities including: winterwear, shoes, household items, large and small appliances, computers, furniture, baby supplies, and school supplies, purchased new from local or responsible retailers. Reason To Give’s online storefront gives Humboldt Park residents a chance to tell their stories and ask for exactly what they or their loved ones need.

Every December, Reason to Give holds an annual gift card drive, providing families and organizations with the means to purchase their own holiday dinners and presents. Reason to Give also serves the community by providing its participants with access to local resources. This is done through monthly print newsletters that highlight services and events in the area. Reason to Give is also currently in the process of completing a comprehensive resource guide in both English and Spanish, that once printed will be distributed to Humboldt Park residents and organizations. Reason to Give holds quarterly financial education sessions for its participants provided by Northwestern Mutual, and hosts several other workshops such as tax assistance day and resume building day for participants. Reason to Give hosts two networking events for past and current participants each year. The program also works with small organizations and schools in the community to provide monetary donations, volunteer help, and outreach efforts.


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