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Your Support Goes to Our Most Needed in Our Community

Over 450,000 older adults in Illinois are threatened by hunger. Your support helps delay the need for older adults or persons with disabilities to be in a long-term care or assisted living facilities which can be very costly to our participants. Being enrolled in the Meals on Wheels program keeps older adults and persons with disabilities healthier and more independent in their own surroundings. Your generous gift helps to cover the costs of maintaining and growing our direct service programs to the older adults across Cook, Kendall, Grundy, and Will Counties. Thank you to all of our donors, monthly or one-time, who help ensure that No Older Adult Goes Hungry.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1. Is this donation tax deductible?
Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in return for this gift. Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois is a registered non-profit organization with Federal Tax ID 36-4461669.

2. Want to make an in-kind donation?
To make an in-kind donation, please review our list of needs on our in-kind donation page.
3. How can I know if my employer will match my donation?
4. Where should checks/donations be sent, and how should they be made payable?
Checks/donations can be made payable to:
Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois
7222 W. Cermak Rd.,
North Riverside, IL 60546


5. What is the stock donation account information/DTC number?
Stock/DTC information:
DTC Code: DTC Clearing 0164, Code 40 Tax ID #: 31-1640316
Account Number: 6195-9729
Account Name: Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois
EIN: 36-4461669
Receiving Institution: Charles Schwab


6. How can I give through PayPal?
To give via PayPal, please use this button:

7. How can I volunteer?
To volunteer, please visit our volunteer page to fill out an application.
8. How do I become a monthly donor?
To become a monthly donor, visit our MONTHLY GIVING CLUB.
9. How can I update my payment information or change my payment date?
You can do so by connecting the Director of Development to the right.

10. What is A Donor-Advised Fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving tool that allows you to grant funds to charities while providing an immediate tax-benefit to you. It’s like a charitable investment account for the sole purpose of supporting causes you care about.
11. Is your organization on GuideStar?
Yes, our organization is transparent and publicly shares our Annual Reports.
12. How do I give through IRA?
You can give up to $100,000 tax free from your IRA directly to a qualified charity like Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions. When contributing via your IRA, your gift will be put to use immediately, allowing you to see the difference your donation is making for Older Adults.

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