JCYS provides affordable programs to over 8,000 individuals of all ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds throughout Chicagoland. We distribute over $150,000 in scholarship dollars annually to ensure that family income isn’t a barrier to accessing childcare, summer camp, and other JCYS programs.
JCYS is unaffiliated with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, so we rely on individual gifts, corporate donations, grants, and fundraisers to continue our work.
Donations may also be sent directly to:
Jewish Council for Youth Services
150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 640
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Your donation can go in support of any specific program or JCYS Family Center, or can be made to the agency as a whole. 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 Samantha Stankowicz 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!