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Local communities are changed by local people.

Our free, donor-funded depression education programming provides a message of hope that raises awareness about adolescent depression, promotes good mental health, empowers teens and supports educators. Please join us. Together, we can Get Depression Out of the Dark.

Your donation will allow us to reach school communities across the country with impactful mental health education

Other Ways to Give


Simply make checks out to Erika’s Lighthouse and send them to our mailing address.

Erika’s Lighthouse
PO Box 616
Winnetka, IL 60093

Donor Advised Fund, Stock, or Crypto

Donate from a DAF, stock or crypto using the form here. Or use the following information to give directly from your DAF or brokerage:

Legal Name: Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression

Mailing Address: PO Box 616, Winnetka, IL 60093

Federal Tax ID: 20-1069100

Notice: There are special rules for valuing a gift of stock and crypto. The value of a charitable gift of stock or crypto is determined by taking the mean between the high and low asset price on the date of the gift. Mutual fund shares are valued using the closing price for the fund on the date of the gift.

Learn more about donating Crypto >

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IRA Charitable Rollover

If you are 70 ½ or older, a charitable gift transferred directly from your IRA to Erika’s Lighthouse will not be taxed and will qualify toward your required minimum distribution. Simply provide your administrator with our legal name, address and federal tax ID.

Legal name: Erika’s Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression
Mailing Address: PO Box 616, Winnetka, IL 60093
Federal Tax ID: 20-1069100

Estate Gifts (Legacy Society)

Gift commitments made today will secure Erika’s Lighthouse future to continue educating teens about depression and mental health. If you have arranged or are interested in preparing for a future gift to Erika’s Lighthouse through your financial or estate plan, please let us know. We would be grateful for the opportunity to thank you and to recognize your generosity through the Erika’s Lighthouse Legacy Society.

Learn more about the Legacy Society and Access Sample Bequest Language

Make it a Tribute

Make any donation a tribute gift in honor or memory of someone special.

A tribute gift to Erika’s Lighthouse is a unique and meaningful way to honor someone dear to you or to memorialize the passing of an individual who has touched your life. When you make a tribute gift, the individual or family of the loved one whom you are honoring or memorializing can be notified of your thoughtfulness with a personalized acknowledgment, if requested. In return, you can be assured your gift is supporting Erika’s Lighthouse mission. If you need assistance, contact Meade Means at or 847.386.6481 for more information.

Make an “In honor of” Donation Today

Make an “In memory of” Donation Today

Create a Memorial Gift Fund and Light A Beacon

Matching Gifts

At Erika’s Lighthouse, we’re dedicated to providing mental health education resources to school communities around the country. An easy way to double your contribution is through employee giving programs.

Learn More Here

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in becoming an Erika’s Lighthouse sponsor! We have a number of ways you can become involved and will work to create an opportunity that best reflects your community and vision. Opportunities range from supporting local Empowerment Clubs, to sponsoring our national programs. And all offer the chance to make a real, lasting impact on students mental health.

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Please know that nothing on this page is meant to replace the advice of legal or accounting professionals. Sample language and options are provided for consideration only.