Contributions are always welcome…and needed.

Since government funding does not cover the full cost of services and programs, Shore must maintain a strong private funding base, made up of individuals, foundations, corporations, and community partners, in order to continue delivering high-quality support for the over 400 children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities that we serve. Every dollar donated is much needed and greatly appreciated.

Here are some of the many ways you can give to Shore:

  • Cash or Checks (made payable to Shore Community Services)
  • Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx)
  • Donor Advised Funds (DAF)
  • Gifts of Stock and/or Real Estate
  • Name Shore as a beneficiary of your will, trust, estate, or retirement plans*
  • Make a contribution in honor of or in memory of a loved one
  • Sponsor one of our events
  • Host a fundraiser for Shore

*You can find more information on our Legacy Society, or how to set up a variety of trust funds to benefit you and your loved ones while also supporting Shore, by contacting us at (847) 982-2030 x 221.

Circle of Caring

Become a monthly donor to Shore and become a member of our Circle of Caring, a group of loyal supporters who are committed to advancing Shore’s mission and uplifting our clients all year long. Whether you give $10, $25 or $100 or more a month, a recurring gift helps to ensure that our clients’ needs for quality programs and services are met throughout the year. Contact (847) 982-2030 x 216 to join Circle of Caring today!

Heroes Circle

To become a member of Shore’s Heroes Circle, a donation of $1,000 or more that directly supports our program needs must be given annually (between July 1st – June 30th).  Heroes will receive  special recognition on a plaque prominently displayed at our Administration Center.

Shop at AmazonSmile and Shore Benefits

If you shop on Amazon, remember to use AmazonSmile and select Shore as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Shore on all eligible products.  Simply go to and start shopping today!

Donate Your Car

Thinking about buying a new car? Instead of trading in your old car, you can donate it to Shore. Even cars that no longer run are acceptable. Tax credit to the full extent of the law is given with your donation! Call us at (847) 982-2030 for more information.

If you’d like to mail in a donation, download a donation form here.

Tax Deductible* contributions can be mailed to:
Shore Community Services, Inc.
Attn: Development Dept.
8350 Laramie Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077

* All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. Shore’s Federal Tax ID number is 36-2384323.

To give by phone, or for more information on ways to support Shore, please contact:

India Ehioba, Chief Executive Officer
P: (847) 982-2030 x 215

Mary Matz, Chief Philanthropy Officer
P: (847) 982-2030 x 221

Please consider including Shore Community Services in your will and estate planning.