At Lazarus House, our mission is to offer guests connected to our communities who are homeless or in need hope for the future by providing safe shelter, food and education — tools for life. We strive to make certain that all who enter feel the love of Jesus.

Your gifts make a direct impact on people’s lives. Only through your gifts can we keep our doors open 24 hours, every day of the year.


Here’s how your gifts make a difference every day:

Donate Supplies

We are always in need of certain items! Please see our Urgent Needs/Wish List to see what we need most right now.

To deliver your contribution in person, please go to our donation entrance on 3rd Street, on the west side of the building. View Map »

To indicate a donation in the memory of someone or request it be applied to a specific project or need, please indicate this in the memo line of the check or in an accompanying note. Please provide your phone number if we have any questions.

We mail tax receipt letters to all financial contributors in the month following a monetary donation. If you would like a tax receipt for your supply donations, please ask for one from the staff person who accepts the donation. We are not able to prepare in-kind receipts at a later time.

Thank You!

We are grateful to all our donors, including the following organizations which fund our programs:

  • Batavia United Way »
  • Geneva Community Chest »
  • Fox Valley United Way »

Lazarus House is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Lazarus House does not provide tax advice. If you have tax questions, please consult your tax advisor. Lazarus House does not sell, trade or share the personal information of its donors.

Donate Monetary Gifts

We desperately need your help. Your dollars directly support our programming; less than 10% of our budget goes to administration expenses.

Direct Online Payment

Donate by Check

Make the check payable to “Lazarus House” and mail to:
Lazarus House
214 Walnut Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

Vehicle Donations

Lazarus House is pleased to partner with Cars of Hope for vehicle donations.
This organization is run by volunteers that repair and donate cars to under-resourced families in the western suburbs. This partnership will assist some of our guests in overcoming a barrier of transportation. If you are thinking of donating and wish to speak to us first, please call (630) 587-2144.

Whether it’s running or not, Cars of Hope will take a donated car, truck or van and make repairs needed in order to ensure it’s safe, reliable and affordable for families to maintain. If it’s not, they sell the vehicle at auction — or scrap it for parts — and use the proceeds to pay for repairs at a professional automotive shop that work with Cars of Hope on a nonprofit basis.

Please reach out to Cars of Hope, at (224)216-CARS, to learn more about this wonderful organization and be sure to let them know you were directed by Lazarus House.


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214 Walnut Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

Main Number & Emergency Shelter: 630.587.2144
Homeless Preventions Services/Rental Assistance: 630.587.5872

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