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To Donate

Our Community of Illinois, Inc., is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation with federal 501(c)(3) status. Donations are tax-deductible. Your generous donations directly benefit children and youth affected by the Illinois child welfare system.

If you wish to make a monetary donation, please click on the button below and you will be re-directed to Paypal's secure and encrypted website.

If you have items to donate, please email us at ocillinois @gmail.com. OCI will be in touch with information to assist you in making a donation.

Thank you.

Your Donations Directly Benefit Children and Youth

Through the generosity of people like you, OCI has provided more than 300 bicycles, 25 computers, and 35 car seats to children and youth. OCI has used monetary donations to pay for services, including tutoring, private school tuition, driver's education, and recreational activities.

OCI previously partnered with a national bank to provide new sports equipment to 30 foster children and youth; Ronald McDonald Charities to purchase car seats; and the National Cristina Foundation to obtain computer donations. A variety of private individuals and businesses have also organized fundraising or donation drives on OCI's behalf.

OCI currently partners with West Town Bikes and Bring the Music Initiative to provide bicycles and free music lessons to underprivileged youth.

In 2013, OCI seeks to expand its computer donation program to purchase new laptops for more youth in high school and college.

With support from you, we can enhance the lives of thousands of children and youth who are part of our community.


How You Can Donate

You can donate money, gently used items, or services. Email us at ocillinois@gmail.com if you want to to make a donation or learn more about OCI.

OCI will gratefully accept the following items:

Laptop and desktop computers



Gently used furniture

Sports equipment

If you are interested in partnering with OCI, please contact us at ocillinois@gmail.com.