When you’re celebrating life’s happy milestones, it’s a perfect time to spread the joy by helping others. If you’d like to help Hephzibah in lieu of receiving gifts for a wedding, birthday or other occasion, here’s how to get started:
1. Email Juliet Yera, Hephzibah’s Director of Development, with the date and details of your occasion.
2. Send an email to your guests or add a note to your event invitation to make your wishes known. Here’s one example:
“I’m sharing my celebration with Hephzibah Children’s Association. In lieu of gifts, please consider a donation to this Oak Park social service agency, which helps children thrive and families flourish through innovative, community-based programs such as group homes for neglected and abused children, comprehensive services for children and families in crisis, foster care, adoption and award-winning day care on a sliding scale for families of all income levels.”
4. If you prefer to collect and submit the donations yourself, please mail your check made payable to HEPHZIBAH CHILDREN’S ASSOCIATION to: Hephzibah Children’s Association, Development Office, 1144 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301. Be sure to include your name, along with a list of donation amounts accompanied by donor contact information (name, address, phone and email) so that we can send each donor a thank-you note and a donation receipt.
Thank you for sharing your happiness with the children we serve!