Yes! You Can Help 8,000 Children and Families Achieve Their Potential Today!

Your donation is the only way that HACC achieves its mission to assist low-income individuals and families in the greater Rogers Park and adjacent communities to stabilize their lives and to develop the social skills necessary to become effective community members. HACC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; all contributions are tax-deductible according to the law.

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To make Tribute Gifts online simply write the details of the tribute in the Comments box at the bottom of the donation form.


Donate By Mail

To send your gift by mail, please download and complete the Donation Form to make designations to specific programs, or to request a memorial gift, an honorary or tribute gift or a celebration gift, such as a birthday, retirement, wedding or wedding anniversary. You can also make monthly or quarterly gifts to HACC through electronic funds transfer. To do so, complete the Authorization Agreement for Direct Gift Payments. E-mail Elizabeth Ulion, Director of Development, at or call 773-262-6622 x244 for additional information.

Checks should be made payable to Howard Area Community Center.

Howard Area Community Center
ATTN: Development Office
7648 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, Illinois  60626

Gifts of Securities

Many donors choose to make gifts of appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds to qualified nonprofit organizations like HACC. Such gifts may result in substantial tax benefits in the form of charitable deductions and avoidance of capital gains taxes. Your broker can assist you in making a gift of securities via a direct transfer to HACC’s account. Stock certificates can also be donated.

Please e-mail Bancroft Levy, Director of Finance, at or call 773/262-6622, or e-mail Faith Genser at or call 773/262-6622, with questions or for assistance in making gifts of securities via direct transfer or paper certificates.

Legacy Gifts

Also known as planned gifts, legacy gifts include those made through your will, charitable gift annuities, charitable trusts, gifts of life insurance, gifts from bank or investments accounts, and gifts of retirement plans. These gifts require thoughtful and deliberate planning and provide financial support for current HACC programs and continued support for future years.

Foundation and Corporate Partners

Foundations and corporate partners are vital to our mission, helping us bring healing justice and wholeness to children, adults and seniors in Chicago. For more information, please e-mail please e-mail Elizabeth Ulion, Director of Development, at or call 773-262-6622 x244.

Matching Gift Partners

Many corporations support their employees’ community involvement by matching their contributions. For additional information, please e-mail Elizabeth Ulion, Director of Development, at or call 773-262-6622 x244

Special Fundraising Events

Join one of Howard Area Community Center’s three Special Events committees and help us plan our three major fundraising events throughout the year. Join a committee to have some fun and to connect with others who want to make a difference for children and families in need.

We always need help with our Spring Fling Gala Committee, Adult Spelling Bee Committee, and the Annual Fall Book Luncheon. To learn more, please e-mail Elizabeth Ulion, Director of Development, at or call 773-262-6622 x244.

Gifts In Kind

Gifts In Kind Donation Form

Many of the children, families and individuals we serve are in need of life’s basic necessities.

Thank you!

Thank you for supporting Howard Area Community Center!

Your tax-deductible contribution helps over 8,000 individuals and families meet their basic needs and move their lives in the direction of their dreams!


Did you know?

Every day across the City of Chicago, Howard Area helps provide at children with the resources they need to be ready for school, deliver year-round programs for children and teens that opportunities for safe play, help adults move past immediate crisis situations and into stability, help meet the needs of home-bound seniors so that they can stay connected with family and friends, connect individuals with job opportunities and assists individuals and families affected by incarceration, and help people access the health resources they need to live long, productive lives.