Monetary Donation

There are several easy ways to donate:

Online: Donate Now

Mail: The ARK, 6450 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60645 (check, money order or credit card)

Phone: 773.681.8980 (credit card)

Fax: 773.973.6865 (credit card)

In person: The ARK, 6450 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60645; Mon. thru Thurs., 9-5; Fri., 9-2 (check, money order, cash or credit card)

Should you wish that an "in honor of" or "in memory of" card be sent in connection with your donation, be sure to tell us the recipient’s name and address, the occasion, as well as your name and address. The ARK will promptly send a personalized tribute card to the person or family you indicated, notifying them of your thoughtful donation.

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Major/Planned Gifts

Both major gifts and planned gifts may be in the form of cash, securities, real estate, insurance or personal property. Planned gifts allow you to donate these assets via bequests, trusts and endowments. Such planning may enable you to help The ARK at a higher level than you thought possible. Your major gift or planned gift may either be for general support or be designated for a specific ARK program.

For more information on planned gifts, click here for our Legacy Society brochure; or for more information on either major gifts or planned gifts, contact Marisa Briefman at 773.973.0090 or

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Vehicle Donation

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat—in any condition—to The ARK. Your donated vehicle is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law. Contact Phyllis Nutkis at 773.681.8978 or

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Food Donation

Help stock The ARK’s food pantry by donating kosher, non-perishable food. Contact Hollee Meged at 773.681.8983 or

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Medication Donation

Doctors, donate whatever in-dated pharmaceutical samples you can spare to The ARK’s pharmacy. To arrange a pickup at your convenience, contact Diane Krugel at 773.681.8979 or

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Centerpiece Rental

Decorate the tables at your next simcha or party with professionally designed centerpieces filled with examples of the types of food needed for The ARK’s pantry. Each basket comes with a tastefully written card explaining your donation. Contact Diane Krugel at 773.681.8979 or

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Thrift Shop

Donate gently used furniture, household items, appliances or clothing to The ARK’s Thrift Shop at 1302 N. Milwaukee Ave., in Chicago. Hours are Mon. thru Thurs., 10-6; Fri., 10-5 (summer) and 10-4 (winter); Sun., 10-5. For furniture and appliance pick-up, call 773.862.5011. Drop-offs may also be made the first Sunday of the month, from 9 to 12, at The ARK Northwest, 3100 Dundee Rd., Ste. 802, Northbrook.

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