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Charity Resources

Charities are a meaningful way to remember the life of someone who has passed. There are many charities that desperately need the donations of those in the community. A donation at the time of death is often a heartwarming gesture that may help those who want to do something positive at this difficult time.

Choosing which charity you would want to give to is a personal choice. Below is a list of some charities that you may want to consider. If a specific charity meant a lot to your loved one, it would be appropriate to give there, or if a charity researches a cure for the disease that took them, that may be where to look. Should you need any assistance in contacting the charity or perhaps there is a charity that is not on our list, we will be glad to assist you.

Local Charities

America's Second Harvest
www.secondharvest.org

Alzheimer's Association
www.alz.org

Build Chicago
www.buildchicago.org

Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley
www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org

Cornerstone Community Outreach
www.jpusa.org/

Dreams for Kids
www.dreamsforkids.org

Easter Seals
www.easter-seals.org

Fairygodmother Foundation
www.fairygodmother.org

Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
www.wcn.org and www.wcn.org/gcf

Habitat for Humanity
http://local.habitat.org/northernfoxvalley

Hope for Tomorrow, Inc.
www.hopefortomorrow.net

Hospice Foundation of Northeastern Illinois
www.HospiceAnswers.org

Lupus Foundation - Illinois Chapter
www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/illinois_home.aspx

Prevent Child Abuse America
www.preventchildabuse.org

Ronald McDonald House Charities
www.rmhc.org

Salvation Army
www.usc.salvationarmy.org/usc/www_usc.nsf

YWCA
www.ywca.org/give

YMCA-USA
www.ymca.net

National Charities

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123
(800) 227-2345

American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 342-2383

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231
(800) 242-8721

American Institute for Cancer Research
1759 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
(800) 843-8114

American Kidney Fund
6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852
(800) 638-8299

American Lung Association
61 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10006
(800) 586-4872

American National Red Cross
P.O. Box 37243, Washington, D.C. 20013
(800) 435-7669

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
6931 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
(800) 344-4823

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
651 W. Washginton Blvd., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 651-7350

Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
3550 North Central Ave, Suite 300, Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 279-9474

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
(800) 663-4637

Muscular Dystrophy Association
3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718
(800) 344-4863

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
733 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017
(800) 344-4867

Special Olympics
1133 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036
(202) 628-3630

United Cerebral Palsy Association
1660 L Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
(800) 872-5827

United Way
701 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-7100