Your tax-deductible gift will help provide food, medicine, medical care and more basic necessities to over 4,000 people a year. If you have any questions about donating to The ARK, please contact us at 773.973.1000.

Monetary Donations

Donate online or mail donations to The ARK, 6450 N. California Ave., Chicago, IL 60645. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL CASH.

Major/Planned Gifts

Major gifts and planned gifts may be in the form of cash, securities, real estate, insurance or personal property. Planned gifts allow you to donate these assets via bequests, trusts and endowments. Such planning may enable you to help The ARK at a higher level than you thought possible. Your major gift or planned gift may either be for general support or be designated for a specific ARK program.

For more information about creating your legacy at The ARK and joining our Legacy Society, please click here or call us at 773.973.1000.

Vehicle Donations

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, RV or boat—in any condition—to The ARK. Your donated vehicle is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law. Contact Phyllis Nutkis at 773.681.8978 or

ARK Centerpiece Rentals

Decorate the tables at your next simcha or party with professionally designed centerpieces filled with examples of the types of food needed for The ARK’s pantry. Each basket comes with a tastefully written card explaining your donation. Contact Diane Krugel at 773.681.8979 or

Donate Food and Toiletries to Our Pantries

Help stock The ARK’s food pantry by donating kosher, non-perishable food and toiletries. Contact Carol Harris at 773.681.8983 or

Here are the items our pantry always needs:

  • Honey
  • Goya Vegetarian Canned Beans
  • Heinz/Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans
  • General Mills cereals
  • Kellogg’s cereals
  • Hunts or Barilla Tomato Sauce (meat-free)
  • Quaker Unflavored Oatmeal
  • Canola Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Green Giant Canned Peas
  • Green Giant Canned Corn
  • Green Giant Canned Green Beans
  • Applesauce
  • Dole/Del Monte Canned Peaches
  • Dole/Del Monte Canned Pineapple
  • Dole/Del Monte Canned Pears
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned or Jarred Gefilte Fish
  • JIF/Skippy/Peter Pan Peanut Butter
  • Smuckers Jam
  • Unprocessed Brown Rice
  • Bath Tissue
  • Facial Tissue
  • Paper Towels
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Bar Soap
  • Anti-Perspirant
  • Full-Size Toothpaste
  • Full-Size Shampoo
  • Full-Size Conditioner
  • Baby Wipes
  • Children’s Diapers
  • Adult Diapers
  • Feminine Products