JCYS provides quality Jewish early childhood education programs to 400 individuals of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds throughout Chicagoland. We distribute scholarships annually to ensure that family income isn’t a barrier to accessing childcare, summer camp, and other JCYS programs.
JCYS is not affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, so we rely on individual gifts, corporate donations, grants, and fundraisers to continue our work.
The Desser Alumni Campaign honors the passion of beloved past Executive Director Charles “Chuck” Desser, later honored as a Director for Life. Contributions to the campaign help continue the legacy and tradition of our Board of Directors and fulfill the mission established 115 years ago. Donate here.
General donations to JCYS are unrestricted and help provide quality educational and recreational youth programming and board leadership support to the agency. Donate here.
Congratulate a friend or family member, honor someone’s memory or recognize a coworker for a job well done with JCYS commemoration cards. Donate here.
JCYS accepts donations of goods and services from community members and businesses. These gifts include auction donations, as well as toys, sports equipment, art supplies, and more for our family centers and summer programs. Contact Sondra Morin at email@example.com for more information.
Your substantial contribution can support a program or service now and into the future with a major gift or endowment. Donate here.
Our history of over a century of programs and services illuminates our continuity. Become a member of the JCYS Visionary Circle by pledging your continued support to the mission of JCYS and ensure that future generations will benefit from JCYS programs and services.
Give to JCYS simply by shopping online! Jewish Council for Youth Services is a non-profit recipient through Amazon Smile. When making your next purchase, simply visit www.smile.amazon.com, search for “Jewish Council for Youth Services” and select our organization in Chicago, Illinois. For every purchase you make through Amazon Smile, our organization receives 0.5% of your total purchase.
Now that’s something to smile about!