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In Honor Gifts
Honor Gifts are a special way to acknowledge the important people in your life, including friends, family members, coworkers and service providers. Honor gifts are often given on special occasions, such as birthdays, graduations, Bar Mitzvahs or anniversaries. They are also appropriate gifts for holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day. Honor gifts are often given to show appreciation for someone’s kindness or to recognize their impact on your life. A special acknowledgement card will be sent to the honoree notifying them of your thoughtfulness.

In Memory Gifts
Memorial gifts are a meaningful and lasting way to celebrate the memory of a loved one, relative, friend, or colleague with a gift that will help people in need in Chicago. Such a gift will serve as a permanent reminder of the impact this person made during their lifetime. When a Memorial gift is received by The Night Ministry, a letter is sent to the donor to acknowledge the gift, as well as to any persons that the donor indicates should receive an acknowledgment card. This may include the family or friends of those who have passed away.

In Lieu Gifts
Are you getting married or having a civil union ceremony? About to have a birthday? You want to throw a party but you don’t want or need presents? A great way to raise money for your favorite cause is to have your guests make a donation to The Night Ministry in lieu of a present. You can tell your family and friends about your wish through email, a personalized card, or by setting up a wish on This also works well during the holiday season!

For details on how to give a gift, please download the info sheet or donate online here and designate your gift as “in honor” or “in memory.”

If you have any questions about making a gift to someone special, please contact Christy Prassas, Vice President of Development and External Relations, at or 773-506-6023.


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