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Other Ways to Support Willow House:

Donate to Willow House via Paypal using the button below.

If you have a special request for a an honorary or memorial donation, please email us at [email protected] with a reference to your donation. Thank you!

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Donating cryptocurrency could be a tax-effective way for you to make a gift to Willow House. Click here to donate bitcoin.
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To make a gift with a different cryptocurrency or if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

If you wish to make a donation by mail, please make your check payable to Willow House and mail to: ​

Willow House
2231 Lakeside Dr
Bannockburn, IL 60015

Willow House’s Tax ID#: 36-4236306

Donating appreciated securities, including stocks or bonds, is an easy and tax-effective way for you to make a gift to Willow House.
  • Avoid paying capital gains tax
  • Your charitable contribution will be larger
Download our Gifts of Securities document for detailed information about making your gift.
​Next time you’re doing some online shopping, use AmazonSmile and 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases will go to Willow House. That makes us all smile!

Also, check out specific items on our Amazon Wishlist.


Getting rid of an old car? Selling isn’t your only option. Willow House has teamed up with Donate for Charity to make donating your vehicle easy. It’s a win for all: you get a minimum $500 tax deduction (or higher, depending on what your car sells for), and Willow House receives the net proceeds to support our program.

Whether the vehicle is running or not, Donate For Charity will pick up your car and process the donation. Click here to donate, or for more information call Donate for Charity directly at (866) 392-4483.

Because death ends a life, not a relationship, Willow House welcomes contributions in memory of loved ones. This presents an opportunity to remember a loved one in a meaningful way, one in which others can be helped through the darkest hours of their grief journey, and to travel to a place where hope once again becomes a possibility.

Willow House can send a personalized letter to the family noting that you have made a memorial gift in their loved one’s name.

​Many employers make it easy to make a tax-deductible donation to Willow House through employee giving and some even match employee charitable donations!

Here are some ways you can give back and get involved at your workplace:



Employee Giving Campaigns

Your employer may organize an annual employee giving campaign. Through employee giving campaigns, you may have the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation or automatically deduct a portion of your paycheck.

Ask your employer for more information or encourage them to start a campaign today!

Matching Donations

Many employers match employee charitable donations. Your gift to Willow House could be doubled by your company!

Here are just a few of the companies that have supported Willow House through employee giving or matching donation programs:



Baxter
Microsoft
CDW
Workday, Inc
Antares Capital
AON
Bank of America
​Illinois Tool Works
New York Life
Takeda Pharmaceuticals​
IBM
Abbvie
Abbott Labs
General Mills
KPMG
Kraft Foods
Trustmark
Allstate
Morgan Stanley
JP Morgan Chase

Request a Willow House Speaker

A Willow House representative may be available to attend and speak at your employee giving kickoff event or provide information about our programs at an information booth. In addition, we love any opportunity to take small groups of employees on tours of Willow House to show first-hand how their support helps us serve grieving children and families.
Create a lasting gift of hope for grieving children and families. By including Willow House in your will, you can leave a meaningful legacy that will support our mission for many years to come.
  • Bequests are fully deductible for estate tax purposes
  • Update an existing will by adding language or a codicil


Let us know that you’ve included us as a beneficiary in your estate planning. With your permission, we would love to recognize your contribution.

For more information, please contact Erin Leyden, Executive Director at (847) 236-9300.

We use a variety of supplies at Willow House groups and events. The following list contains specific items we would be more than happy to have:

Gift Cards
  • ​Target
  • Walmart
  • Sam’s Club
  • Costco
  • Office Max / Depot
  • Amazon
  • Michael’s
  • JoAnn’s​

Supplies
  • Easels
  • Votive and pillar candles – unscented
  • Battery operated candles
  • Glue
  • Painter’s canvas & canvas boards
  • Paints – washable tempera, acrylics
  • Paper
  • Play Dough
  • Soccer balls, volleyballs, basketballs, nerf balls
  • Lego figures
  • Small polished rocks
  • Stamp pads in various colors
  • Modeling clay
  • Dry erase markers & board cleaner
  • Stickers
  • Pens/Markers/Colored Pencils​

Larger Items / Electronics

Please
contact us 
before purchasing / donating:

  • Bean Bag Chairs
  • Couch / Comfortable Furniture for Living Room​
  • Laptops / Desktop Computers
  • Projector / Smart TV

Snacks (non-perishable)
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Fruit roll-ups
  • Assorted fruit flavored snacks
  • Individual packs of Cheese-Its/Ritz Bits/graham crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Large boxes of Goldfish
  • Cheese and cracker/peanut butter and cracker packs
  • Cereal bars
  • Granola bars
  • Fun size candy​

​​Beverages
  • Water bottles
  • Boxed juices
  • Boxed milk/chocolate milk
  • Crystal Light and sugar free drink mixes
  • Tea​

​If you are interested in helping with any wishlist items, or have any questions,
please contact us for more detailed information.

Make a donation in honor of someone special and help hundreds of grieving children and families to heal after the death of a loved one. It’s a great idea for gift giving during the holidays, birthdays, or special occasions.

Willow House can send a personalized letter to the recipient, indicating that a gift has been made in their honor.

Donate without spending a dime!

​Look around your home and collect items you’re no longer using, then send them to our friends at Mighty Good Things (with a prepaid shipping label). They have the network and know-how to turn your treasures into funding for Willow House.


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Since 1998… Willow House has supported thousands of grieving children and families. Without the generous support of donors like you, we would not be here today. As you may know, the death of a parent or child often not only leaves a family emotionally overwhelmed but can also be financially devastating. Because of this, Willow House does not charge for services nor do we receive government funding or insurance reimbursements. We rely solely on individual donations, making your gift so important.