Donate to SOAR
SOAR is extremely proud of the effort put forth by many dedicated Streeterville residents who volunteer on behalf of our community. Our volunteers enrich Streeterville, and SOAR is thankful to them and for them. SOAR is also grateful to those who assist us financially.
SOAR's continued efforts to keep Streeterville a neighborhood require a mix of time, talent and treasure. While volunteers provide the engine and the drive, it is our contributors who fuel our efforts to reach our goals.
Direct Financial Contributions
SOAR makes every effort to maximize our resources. Membership dues, however, only provide a portion of SOAR's annual income. Additional financial resources are needed to carry out our work on behalf of the Streeterville's residential community.
Donations are gratefully accepted for specific purposes or for general use. SOAR is a 501(c)3 organization and donations to SOAR are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Please consider donating today. Donations can be made online by clicking the "Donate" button below. Donations to SOAR are secured and processed through SafeSave.
Employer Matching Gift Programs
Many employers offer matching gift programs through which employers match charitable contributions made by employees to eligible charities. Taking advantage of these programs is easy to do:
- Check with the Human Resources department to determine whether there is an employer matching gift program
- Request donation guidelines and a list of qualifying charities. Many employers will match donations given to tax exempt 501(c)3 organizations like SOAR
- Follow the employer specified instructions for requesting a matching contribution. If you need specific documentation or information from SOAR, please contact the SOAR office by email or by phone at 312-280-2596.
Employer Grants Based on Volunteer Hours
Employers often encourage employees to volunteer in their communities. Many of these companies also award grants to nonprofit organizations to recognize and honor employee volunteer efforts.
Employer grants like these are typically given in situations when an employee volunteers a specific number of hours in a calendar year to a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization like SOAR. The employee tracks his or her volunteer hours which are then validated by the non-profit. Once the validation is completed, the employer makes a donation to the non-profit in the name of the employee who volunteers.
Information on the availability and rules for these programs can be obtained from an employer's Human Resources department. SOAR is happy to participate in these programs and will work with volunteers to complete the necessary paperwork.