Season of Giving

We are excited to announce the start of our fifth Safer Season of Giving. Join our staff, board members, partners and friends who’ve collectively raised more than $60,000 for Safer Foundation clients and The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and more over the past five years. Through your generosity, more than 1,100 clients have received gift cards for food, transportation cards, work boots, uniforms, and other much needed necessities. And we have put many smiles on the faces of our client’s children through our toy drive. 

This year’s Season of Giving event starts November 30, on Giving Tuesday and runs through the end of the year. Here is what we are donating to this season. 

Safer Foundation Clients

Our end of year fundraiser is the last ask of the calendar year. Our campaign includes direct mail, social media, email, and board member appeals. We ask you to join us by donating and/or helping us spread the word by sharing social media posts, constant contact emails and even the letters sent to your home with your network.

Holiday Food Drive

Resource Coordinator Sheldon Smith is currently collecting donations for grocery store gift cards. He plans to distribute the gift cards to clients at on Friday, December 17, from 9 am until 2 pm. Please contact Sheldon at 312-431-8498 to or make donation below – we want to make sure everyone who needs it has a warm meal on Christmas day.

Holiday Toy Drive

Do you remember opening presents from Santa or your parents on Christmas morning? Let us create those memories for our client’s children. Purchase and drop-off or ship gender neutral toys to our ATCs (Adult Transition Centers).

  • Attention: Diane Bass for North Lawndale ATC – 2839 W Fillmore St, Chicago, IL 60612 
  • Attention: Andre Martin for Crossroads ATC – 3210 W Arthington St, Chicago, IL 60624 

Toys will be selected by clients, wrapped by staffers, and presented to their loved ones during a visit before Christmas. If you’d rather donate money and let us pick the toys, you can use the link below.

If you are shopping online, then we encourage you to shop using our account on AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Safer.

United Way

Safer Foundation is still a proud supporter of United Way. They’re returning to our donation lineup this year. Our partnership with United Way helps us extend our reach. United Way of Metro Chicago fights to build stronger neighborhoods across the entire region so individuals and families can thrive.

Season of Giving 50/50 Raffle

Our 50/50 Raffle gives you a chance at winning 50% of the proceeds raised during the raffle. Buy as many tickets as you want and the winner will be selected at the end of the event!

Payroll Deduction (Safer Employees Only)

If you are a safer employee and need the payroll deduction form please complete the form by clicking the link below & entering your name and email address.