As a nonprofit organization, South Side Help Center relies on the generosity of caring individuals to support our mission: to provide people with positive alternatives.

In today's world, where governmental sources of grants are receding, it is imperative that South Side Help Center has a base of private donations and contributions to sustain and enhance our current programs.

Why Contribute?
Perhaps you know someone who has been affected by HIV. Perhaps you know a victim of Family violence. Maybe you know someone who could use a mentor or tutor. Or it's possible you simply witness the growing violence in our community and want to do something to make it stop.

In keeping with our mission, South Side Help Center provides services to thousands of community residents each year. This is only made possible through gifts from individuals like you! Your gift, big or small, is valued and truly makes a difference! Contributions to South Side Help Center are typically tax-deductible; hence your donations may qualify you for tax relief for the fiscal year.

How Is My Donation Used?
If you prefer, contributions can be earmarked to benefit the costs of a specific program. Our contribution process is quite simple, and you will receive prompt recognition of your contribution that can serve as a receipt for tax deduction purposes.

Examples of what your contributions do for our community
$50 Purchase a school supplies, accessories for a student.
$100 Contribute to gas costs for our van to transport youth to various meetings and activities.
$500 Potentially cover the costs of two group activities.
*$1,000 Serve as an incentive stipend to clients for participation and attendance in various workshops.
*$5,000 Provide stipend to teachers to provide one year of tutoring services.
*$10,000 Completely underwrite the 10 week summer camp program for area youth ages 13-18.
* Gifts at the $1,000 level and above automatically qualify the donor for recognition on South Side Help Center’s website.

Matching Gift Programs

Double or even triple the value of your gift with your employer's Matching Gift Program. Just ask your human resources department for a matching from, send it to us, and we'll complete the paperwork.

Planned Giving
Call us for information on Memorial and Tribute Gifts or Planned Giving.

Donor Recognition
Unless requested otherwise, donors will be recognized by South Side Help Center in newsletters, annual reports and on-line. We look forward to and appreciate your support.

Wishing Well List
Passenger Van to transport Youth Programs
School Supplies
Large high-tech color copier
Large Freezer

Contributions By Check or Money Order
Contributions by check or money order can be mailed directly to our main offices at the following address:
South Side Help Center
10420 South Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois 60628

Cash & Credit Card Donations
If you are interested in making a contribution with cash or credit card please call Sylvia Wyatt at (773) 445-5445.

For any questions concerning contributions, please feel free to call (773) 445-5445, or fax us at (773) 445-9818, or e-mail at vsmith@southsidehelp.org

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