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Thank you for your interest in supporting Neumann Family Services. Your donation will support vital services and exciting new programs while helping our members live fulfilling lives. To donate online now, please click the green donate button:

To donate by mail, please send your check to:

Attn: Development Department
Neumann Family Services
5547 N. Ravenswood
Chicago, IL 60640

In-Kind Donations

Between the 26 homes we manage and the Day Program we provide all year round, Neumann uses all types of items. We truly appreciate in-kind donations that we can use in a classroom, office or home. Please see below for our current and on-going wish lists.

Current Wish List:

Exercise equipment - bikes, mats, weights

Weaving Supplies - yarn, boat shuttles, table looms, small and medium storage bins, benches for our floor looms

On-Going Wish List:

Small to Medium Furniture - dressers, twin size bed frames, coffee tables

Large appliances - stoves, refrigerators, washer/dryers

Unfortunately we are not able to pick up most items. Please schedule an appointment to drop off your donations by contacting Becca Brown, Development Associate, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (773) 506-3022. Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an integral part of the Neumann Family and we welcome both individuals and groups to help out in a variety of ways. Each year, more than 200 volunteers devote their time and talents to helping individuals with disabilities reach their fullest potential. Neumann Family Services welcomes individual and group volunteers for a variety of activities. Here are some of the opportunities where volunteers can help individuals with disabilities realize their dreams.

One-time events:

  • Special Events in our Day Program (Monday thru Friday, 9am – 3pm)
  • Annual wrapping party for our Holiday Gift Drive (held in December)
  • Fundraisers
  • Painting homes (interior)

Ongoing:

  • Assist an instructor in our Day Program
  • Help in our Weaving Studio
  • Administrative Support
  • Visiting houses to socialize with members
  • Volunteering with Neumann members at various charities
  • Join Neumann’s Associates Board

Our goal is to engage a thousand new volunteers each year. If you are interested in helping us achieve that goal, please contact Becca Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (773) 506-3022

For information about internships, please contact Russ Shurbet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Special Events

11th Annual Holiday Gift Drive - Nov. 1 - Dec. 5

Many of the adults who live in our community homes do not have family outside of Neumann staff and other members. Our annual Holiday Gift Drive makes it possible for every person living in our community homes to receive a special, individualized holiday gift. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, this holiday season can be truly special for the individuals we serve.

Each member completes a wishlist to help guide donors when purchasing gifts. Wish lists will be available starting Tuesday, November 1, 2016. To sign up to receive a wish list (or 2!) please contact Becca Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (773) 506-3022.

Gifts are due Monday, December 5, 2016. Please drop them off UNWRAPPED to our main facility, 5547 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, between 9am and 5pm Monday thru Friday.

Giving Tuesday - Nov. 29, 2016

Every donation made to Neumann Family Services online on Giving Tuesday will be matched dollar for dollar! We are very grateful to be participating in the Coleman Foundation's Matching Grant Program again this year and hope you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to make double the impact this holiday season. We know there are many worthy causes to choose from this Giving Tuesday and we thank you for supporting the people we serve.

Wrapping Party - Saturday, Dec. 17, 9am-12pm

Enjoy festive music and treats while helping us wrap 300+ gifts for our Holiday Gift Drive. Invite your friends and family to help make this holiday season special for our members. This event will be held at our main facility, 5547 N. Ravenswood, Chicago (on the corner of Ravenswood and Bryn Mawr). Free parking available. Please RSVP to Becca Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (773) 506-3022.

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Contact Information

Neumann Family Services
5547 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (773) 769-4313
Fax: (773) 769-1476

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