Give the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Erie Family Health Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, affordable, high quality health care to all, yet the cost of providing such care significantly exceeds what we earn. This revenue gap limits Erie’s ability to serve more people.

Medicaid reimbursements and sliding fee payments from uninsured patients don’t come close to covering the average cost of a patient visit to Erie. The rest must come from contributed support, including donations from generous people like you.

Thank you for helping Erie be there for people who worry they have nowhere to go. Together, we can provide relief for someone’s chronic pain, hope for our neighbors in need, and the peace of mind that can change lives.


Contact Kate Birdwell, Individual Giving and Events Manager, at 312.432.7440 to speak about any of Erie’s giving programs.

Donate By Mail or Phone

Give by phone. Call us at 312.432.7378 to give your credit card information over the phone.

Give by mail. Return this gift form or simply mail a check to:

Erie Family Health Center
Attn: Development Department
1701 W. Superior Street, 3rd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Other Ways to Give

  • AmazonSmile is a service of that will donate a percentage of any purchase you make back to Erie Family Health Center. Use this link to sign on to, and shop away! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of all eligible purchases back to Erie.

  • A gift of appreciated stock or securities will go a long way to help Erie Family Health Center, and provide you with an income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock.

    For the purposes of proper acknowledgement and auditing, you (or the transferring broker) must provide the following information:

      • Your name and complete address
      • The number of shares and the name of the stock or securities transferred

    To obtain Erie’s brokerage account numbers to initiate a wire transfer, or for more information about supporting Erie’s mission with a gift of stock or securities, please contact Kate Birdwell, Individual Giving and Events Manager, at 312.432.7440 or

  • Perpetuate the ideals held by a loved one, honor a life, or acknowledge a friend’s special occasion by making a special donation to Erie Family Health Center in his/her name. Honorees or families of those remembered will be notified of your gift while the amount will remain private.


    To make a tribute gift online, complete the donation form by choosing the Designation “In honor of or in memory of” from the drop-down menu, and using the Comments box to record the honoree’s name and appropriate contact information for notification.

  • To inquire about making an in-kind donation to Erie Family Health Center, please contact Genevieve Salazar, Digital Marketing and Development Specialist, at 312.432.7378 or

    In addition to the benefit Erie receives from your cash donations, Erie’s patients can benefit from donations of certain goods and services. Erie’s in-kind wish list currently includes:

      • New or gently used clothing for children ages 0 to 5
      • Unopened packages of disposable diapers
      • New or gently used developmental toys for children ages 0 to 5
      • New books for children ages 0 to 5 in English or Spanish
      • New or gently used exercise-based video games (e.g. Wii Sport)
      • Catering services for large or small-scale events
      • Floral arrangements for special events
      • Donations to the silent auction at Erie’s event Eriedescence, such as retail or dining gift certificates and services.

    Please note that Erie is unable to accept donations of used or new medical equipment or medications.

    Erie Family Health Center is grateful to all of our in-kind supporters, including individuals, corporations, and religious organizations, for their generous donations of goods and services that directly benefit our patients in need.


  • You can increase the impact of your gift if your employer has a matching gift program. Some companies will also match gifts made by spouses and retirees. To take advantage of this possible benefit, please contact your employer’s human resources department.

  • Planned giving allows you to make a larger gift than you otherwise could out of your current assets. Depending on how a planned gift is set up, it may also enable you to receive a stream of income for life, earn higher investment yield, or reduce your capital gains or estate taxes. Planned gifts often appeal to those who want to support a charitable organization like Erie Family Health Center, but are not certain about the percentage of their assets that they will need during their lifetime. The most common types of planned giving vehicles are gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable bequests, and beneficiary designations.

    For more information about making a planned gift to Erie, please contact Melissa Hilton, Vice President of Development and Communications, at 312.432.7463 or

  • The Reach Out and Read evidence-based program builds on the unique relationship between parents and medical providers to develop critical early reading skills in children, beginning in infancy. 

    Gifts for Reach Out and Read ensure that Erie doctors can continue to provide books to children and encourage early reading skills during their pediatric exams. Studies have shown that families who benefit from Reach Out and Read read together more frequently. As a result, their children enter school with stronger language skills than their peers, and they often score higher on vocabulary tests.

    Make a gift to Erie’s Reach Out and Read Program.