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(877) 426-6515

Suburban Cook

(847) 782-4100

Lake County

Catholic Charities Administrative Offices - (312) 655-7000.

Catholic Charities Social Services - email, or call (312) 655-7700 in Chicago or (847) 782-4000 in Lake County and someone will assist you. Call volume is extremely high so email is recommended if you are unable to find what you need on the web site.

Counseling Support Line - (312) 948-6951, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

To donate to our work by phone, call (312) 948-6087. Every gift helps someone in need.

Memorial & Honor Gifts

Memorial & Honor Gifts

Memorial gifts are a special way to acknowledge a friend or a loved one who has passed away. Honor gifts, similarly, are a meaningful way to mark special milestones—births, baptisms, graduations, confirmations, marriages, significant birthdays and more. Comfort a loved one, or celebrate one of life's many joys by donating to Catholic Charities today. We will send the designated person a card without disclosing the amount.

Ways to Give

  • Click here to give online now. Enter the gift amount and go on to the next page.  You'll see a "tribute gift" section where you can fill in the gift details.

  • You can also create your own fundraiser in memory of a loved one or honor of a special occasion here.

  • To give by phone, call Katie Walsh, Annual Gifts Associate, 312-948-6999.

  • You can also mail a check with gift instructions to: Catholic Charities, Attention: Development, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654.

Funeral Gift Procedures

Suggested wording for the obituary notice:

"The family requests memorial contributions to Catholic Charities, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60654 or"

With the shelter-in-place order in Illinois, we understand that you cannot gather with family and friends to honor the life of your loved one. Please be assured that we will still honor all mass and prayer intentions throughout this challenging time. We are here to remember and celebrate the special life of your loved one in these unprecedented circumstances. 

Commemorative Bricks to Honor a Loved One

Create an enduring and unique tribute to anyone who has enriched your life by having a brick engraved in our beautiful garden at St. Vincent Center. Our brick program provides an exceptional opportunity to recognize, honor or memorialize a loved one. For more information Click Here!