Donate Money

Donate online here.

Consider making your donation monthly or quarterly to have a continuing impact on our students.



2849 N. Clark Ave.

Chicago, IL 60657

Or mail checks (made out to SitStayRead) to


What Your Contribution Could Mean for Our Students and Programs

Donate in Honor or Memory

Celebrate a friend or family member with a birthday or holiday donation to SitStayRead. This can also be a meaningful way to honor the memory of a loved one. You can do this through our donation form, and if you’d like, we will send an email or handwritten note to the honoree or their family.

Looking for a current SitStayRead Tribute? Click here

Set up a Tribute Fund for a loved one. Tribute Funds start with a minimum $100 donation and are featured on the website for six months. You will receive a link to send to family and friends so they can contribute to your Tribute. Want to set up a Tribute Fund? Email us for more information.

Donate Through a Corporate Match

Does your company offer a matching gift program? If so, it's likely that they'll match donations to SitStayRead made on behalf of their employees, retired employees, and even employee spouses. Does your company contribute funds on behalf of employee service hours? Please email to let us know!

House Parties

Host an evening with friends while raising awareness and funds for SitStayRead. Contact us for ideas at

Charitable Bequest

A significant way to strengthen our ability to further our mission is through a charitable bequest. Please remember us in your will or living trust. If you’d like to learn more, please email

Donate While You Shop Online

Select SitStayRead as your charitable organization on AmazonSmile, and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to our organization at no additional cost to you. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Sign up now:

Donate Books or Other Items

Check out our Amazon Wishlist for books that we need for our classrooms. Do you have ideas for other ways to donate like hosting a book drive, sponsoring t-shirts, procuring classroom book sets, or providing Chromebooks for staff? Please email to start the conversation.

Donate Your Time

If you live in or around Chicago, we would love your help! Find out more on our volunteer page.

Thank You

Thank you to all who help us provide our programs. Below is a list of some of our  corporte & foundation supporters:


Blue Bunny and The Jimmie Johnson Foundation

Dogtopia Foundation


Non-Profit Details

SitStayRead is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations are fully tax deductible. A letter of acknowledgement will be sent within a month of sending your contribution. If you have any questions about donations, please email

SitStayRead  prides itself in accountability. We use your gifts responsibly. View our annual reports and financial statements here.


SitStayRead  prides itself in accountability. We use your gifts responsibly. View our annual reports and financial statements here.