- You'll receive $10 level benefits and...
- Exclusive welcome item
- You'll receive $20 level benefits and..
- Holiday cards
- Discounts to GHC events
- You'll receive $50 level benefits and...
- Phone call from CEO
- Invitations to transition ceremonies, program events, etc.
- Artwork made by GHC kids
- Welcome video from CEO
- Quarterly letter from CEO
- Invite to recurring donor appreciation events
WHY GIVE MONTHLY?
MONTHLY GIFTS PROVIDE ONGOING SUPPORT TO THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WHO ATTEND OUR PROGRAMS EVERY DAY.
You are Helping to Transform Families!
Gads Hill Center’s programs serve more than 4,500 children and families across Chicago every year. With 100% of our families living below the federal poverty line, GHC offers resources that may otherwise be difficult to access, like early childhood education and mental wellness support. Your monthly gifts are an investment in Chicago communities, helping to bypass systemic barriers and ensuring that families receive the community support needed to thrive.
It’s Sustained Support
Monthly gifts allow us to continue providing our vital education, mental wellness, and parent engagement programs across the south and west sides of Chicago. With this sustained support, we’re able to invest in specific areas of our work that are especially crucial to our families.
It’s a Community
Becoming a member of the Founders Giving Circle allows you to connect with other dedicated supporters who believe in our mission and are working to find a solution to inequitable access to resources.
By giving monthly, you’re able to invest in Chicago communities in a way that makes sense for you. Small monthly gifts add up to create a much larger impact over time. For example, $20 per month adds up to $240 per year. That can fund a field trip to a museum for our youth programs!
OUR PAST STORY
Leila A. Martin and Hettie Peary French founded Gads Hill Social Settlement in 1898 to assist the Eastern European immigrants who were steadily moving into the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago. Unlike other local settlements at the time, Gads Hill was nondenominational and nonsectarian, and its chief concern was to increase social activity and community support in the neighborhood. The settlement offered educational and recreational activities for children and adults, and assisted
immigrants with gaining citizenship.
OUR CURRENT STORY
Thousands of families have passed through our doors over the last 123 years, and we're proud to continue the core mission of our founders: to create opportunities for working families to lead successful, self-sustainable lives through access to quality education and community resources. Our programs, including education for ages birth to 18, parenting resources, mental wellness support, and civic engagement opportunities, help ensure that everyone can achieve their full potential regardless of where they start.