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LYDIA Home is on the frontlines of helping children day in and day out. It goes without saying that a donation to LYDIA Home not only changes the lives of our children, it creates a life for them, a home! Your gift is always allocated directly where it’s needed most to support our ongoing efforts at LYDIA Home Chicago & Evanston.

           Our Current Initiatives            

#1. LYDIA needs a new car for the children.

One of our current vehicles need an upgrade…

Your generous donation directly funds a vehicle we are buying to transport the children.

Just like you and your own kids, our children need transportation to doctor appointments, school, events, trips, and activities.

Our current vehicle is no longer sustainable and we are asking for your help. Thank you for your consideration and selfless giving to LYDIA Home.

**Should contributions exceed the cost required to purchase a vehicle, Lydia Home reserves the right to utilize any remaining funds where most needed at the discretion of the organization.


#2. You're invited to The Chicago Auto Show First Look Event benefiting LYDIA Home Association & Safe Families for Children!

Please join us for an evening of fun, dining and charity! Attend one of Chicago's greatest one-day fundraisers and be one of the first to explore the annual editions of the nation's largest auto show. Gala attendees will also have the chance to win a brand new vehicle!

When: Friday, February 9, 2024

Where: McCormick Place

Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Dress: Black-Tie

Interested in sponsoring? Join as a sponsor of Chicago's Premier FLFC Gala! Proceeds will directly benefit Safe Families & Lydia Home

#3. Contribute to our FUN Clubs for the Children


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  • Appreciated Stock

    Thank you for your interest in donating stock and appreciated assets to Lydia Home Association. The attached PDF should have all the information needed for you or your broker to facilitate a stock transfer.

    Once completed, or if you have any questions before making a transfer, please reach out to our donation processing team at

  • Memorial Donation

    LYDIA Home always appreciates when loved ones reach out and tell their story of how LYDIA changed a loved one’s life.

    Your contribution never goes unnoticed and is always allocated directly where it’s needed most to support our ongoing efforts at LYDIA Home.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a donation as a tribute to someone special.

  • Established Planned Giving

    Planned giving is an excellent way to support LYDIA Home’s ministry to children and families. Planned gifts can be made during a donor’s lifetime or after his or her death. They include any donation made as part of a person’s overall financial and/or estate plan.

    Such gifts can benefit nonprofits and charities, enabling donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their income. While some planned gifts provide a life-long income to the recipient , others use estate and tax planning techniques to provide for a charity and other heirs in ways that maximize the gift and/or minimize taxation on the donor’s estate.

    Examples of planned giving strategies include making simple bequests, designating a charity as a beneficiary of a trust or life insurance policy, and donating gifts of appreciated assets. Financial planners with experience in this area of charitable giving can help donors identify the best strategy to maximize their gift.

    Contact us to learn more, or receive a referral to a certified financial planner.



Please click below to view our LYDIA Home Chicago Building Amazon wish list. These are daily items for therapy, normal essentials, and needs that we use on an ongoing basis. As new items arise, they will be added. We thank you for your contribution.


Please click below to view our LYDIA Home Evanston Building Amazon wish list. These are daily items for therapy, normal essentials, and needs that we use on an ongoing basis. As new items arise, they will be added. We thank you for your contribution.

*** Note: If you choose to purchase items from Amazon, or any other retailer, and ship them direct to Lydia from the retailer, we cannot see your information (name, address, credit card, receipt etc.) since it is purchased from your personal account(s) and that is your private information.

If you’d like to receive an in-kind donation letter, please email with your order information and we will issue you a letter for tax purposes. If you drop off the items, you can request a tax letter at the time of drop off.

In-kind/Physical Drop-off Donations

If you are local to the Chicago area and you’d like to donate items or food, please check the below list for requirements and items accepted. 

First, you must fill out the form for approval and receipt for your donation, then you may drop them off at the address below during our business hours.

Address: 4300 West Irving Park Road (Chicago, IL 60641)

Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Monday - Friday)


We're excited to announce that we are now accepting cryptocurrency! We can receive donations in over 70 types of cryptocurrency and we invite you to support us in this way if you choose. In addition, thanks to the Giving Block, your crypto-donation will also be matched at 100%. If you have any questions/issues, please reach out to


  • We accept the following cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin (BTC) Ethereum (ETH) USD Coin (USDC) Dai (DAI) Dogecoin (DOGE) Basic Attention Token (BAT) Ethereum Name Service (ENS) 0x (ZRX) 1inch (1INCH) Aave (AAVE) Alchemix (ALCX) Amp (AMP) Ankr Network (ANKR) ApeCOIN (APE) API3 (API3) Audius (AUDIO) Axie Infinity Shards (AXS) Balancer (BAL) Bancor Network Token (BNT) BarnBridge (BOND) Bitcoin Cash (BCH) ChainLink (LINK) Civic (CVC) Compound (COMP) Curve (CRV) Decentraland (MANA) DeFI Pulse Index (DPI) Dogelon Mars (ELON) Enjin Coin (ENJ) Fantom (FTM) Fetch AI (FET) Filecoin (FIL) Gala (GALA) Gemini Dollar (GUSD) Injective Protocol (INJ) Keep3r (KP3R) Kyber Network (KNC) Lido (LDO) Liquity USD (LUSD) Liquity(LQTY) Litecoin (LTC) Livepeer (LPT) Loopring (LRC) Magic Internet Money (MIM) Maker (MKR) Maple Finance (MPL) Mask Network (MASK) Merit Circle (MC) Mirror Protocol (MIR) Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2) Numeraire (NMR) Orchid (OXT) PAX Gold (PAXG) Polygon (MATIC) Quant (QNT) Radicle (RAD) Rally (RLY) Raydium (RAY) Ren (REN) Render Token (RNDR) Saber (SBR) Shiba Inu (SHIB) Skale (SKL) Smooth Love Potion (SLP) Solana (SOL) Somnium Space (CUBE) Spell Token (SPELL) Storj (STORJ) SushiSwap (SUSHI) Synthetix (SNX) Terra (LUNA) TerraUSD (UST) Tezos (XTZ) The Graph (GRT) The Sandbox (SAND) UMA (UMA) Uniswap (UNI) Wrapped Centrifuge (wCFG) Yearn.Finance (YFI) Zcash (ZEC)

  • All cryptocurrency donations are final. No goods, services or airdrops will be offered in exchange for cryptocurrency donations.

  • Donors Please Read - IMPORTANT:Please only send the exact cryptocurrency listed on the blockchain mentioned on the widget. Do not send any other cryptocurrencies (including layer 2, wrapped tokens, NFTs or other ERC-20 tokens not listed) as these are unsupported and may result in loss of donation.


Our mission helps children from around the world and we need your help to make an even bigger impact!


As part of LYDIA International, Alex and Sharon work with poor families and those in crisis situations. The physical goals are to see families stay together to have a chance at a future and to break the cycle of poverty // READ MORE ⟶


Since 2006, God has used LYDIA International and their partnership with a local Evangelical church to minister to children and families in the southern port city of Marseille, France // READ MORE ⟶