Favorite Charities


Below are some of my favorite charities. If you can afford it, please use the form at the bottom of this page to register and donate directly to these fine causes.

Care for Real

From their website:
“Our mission is to help our neighbors in the Edgewater community by providing food, clothing and counseling services to those in need. We do this through on-site food distribution, deliveries to the homebound, a free clothes closet and a case-management program to help clients connect with other services they may need.”
Care for Real Website
Donation page
(Special mention!)

Catholic Charities

From their website:
“Catholic Charities fulfills the Church’s role in the mission of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life.”
Catholic Charities Website
Donation page

Top Box Foods

From their website:
“We are not a grocery store, farmers market or food bank. We are a year-round resource for anyone who wants to bring affordable and healthy food home and help their neighbors to do the same.
Healthy food matters. Where you live shouldn’t.”

Top Box Foods Website
Get Involved page

Hyde Park Food Pantry

From their website:
“Hyde Park Union Church has actively supported the Hyde Park & Kenwood Hunger Programs since their beginning in 1981. In 2007, our church took over the financial management of the Hunger Programs, under the direction of the Hunger Programs’ board. In this role, we work with other groups and faith communities to collect food, to recruit volunteers, and to raise funds for this important work.”
Hyde Park Food Pantry Website
Donation page

North Park Friendship Center

From their website:
The Friendship Center provides hope and dignity in our community through access to food, vital resources, and critical social services.
Core Values
Making our storefront food pantries reliable, safe, and friendly environments where members of our communities select healthy food and clothing that meet their personal needs.
Connecting people with resources to improve the quality of their lives.
Improving the quality of life in the neighborhoods of North Park, Lincoln Square, Albany Park, West Ridge and Ravenswood.”

North Park Friendship Center Website
Donation page

World Food Program USA

From their website:
“World Food Program USA is a 501(c)(3) charity that proudly supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the largest agency addressing hunger worldwide. By mobilizing individuals, lawmakers and businesses in the United States to advance the global movement to end hunger, we bolster an enduring U.S. legacy of feeding families in need around the world.”
World Food Program USA Website
Donation page