Break barriers with YWCA Lake County on December 3rd, 2019 in celebration of #GivingTuesday, to further our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.
All proceeds donated for #GivingTuesday will fund programs that are vital to our community. This year, your donations will go toward:
- Providing transportation for patients to go to and from medical appointments
- Providing lunches for the children in our School-Age Program
- Providing a mammogram screening for un/under-insured women
- Supporting the TechGYRLs summer camp to continue fostering STEM skills in teenage girls
We hope you consider YWCA Lake county for your year-end giving. When you choose to donate to YWCALC, you choose to make real change in the lives of 20,000 women, children, and families in Lake County.
More Ways To Give
Did you know that you can support our mission to end racism and empower women with your Amazon purchases? Log on to Amazon Smile, go to “Your Account” and select “Change Your Charity.” Search YWCA Lake County and select us as your charity of choice. With every qualified purchase, YWCA Lake County will receive a donation of 0.5%!
Another way to give to the YWCA Lake County is through attending or sponsoring one of our fundraising events. For more information about our signature events, follow the links provided: Women of Achievement, Childcare Conference and Business Expo, or Pampered Pink.
In-kind donations reduce the YWCA Lake County’s overall expenses and help us to spend more of our funds on our programs. If you are interested in donating items check out our Wish List. If you have an item that isn’t listed on the wish list that you think we might like, please call 847-662-4247 to be sure that we can accommodate it.
If you prefer to make your donation offline, please mail it to:
YWCA Lake County 1425 Tri State Pkwy Suite 180, Gurnee, IL 60031
Once you have made your donation be sure to check with your employer to see if they will match your contribution to the YWCA Lake County
Sponsoring a YWCA event or initiative is a wonderful way to support our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. We offer many opportunities for sponsorship throughout the year, including Women of Achievement, the Childcare Conference and Business Expo, and Pampered Pink.
For any questions about sponsorship, contact our Director Fundraising via email or give us a call at 847-662-4247.
If you are over 70 1/2 years old and subject to Required Minimum Distributions (RMD), then you are able to use a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) to make a donation to the YWCA Lake County directly from your IRA. This donation will count towards your RMD and reduce the taxable amount of your withdrawal. By having a check payable to YWCA Lake County, you will benefit our programs and reduce your adjusted gross income for the year.
If you choose to do this, please be sure to check with your tax preparer and remember to claim your contribution at tax time. The 1099 that you receive from your IRA custodian will show the total amount withdrawn; you must report the QCD separately to have it removed from your income for the year.
For more information, please contact your IRA Administrator.
YWCA Lake County is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (employer identification number 36-2222699). Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. Upon request, a copy of the latest financial filing can be obtained.