Ways to Give

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Help support our youth by donating online or giving by phone or check.

Gifts of Securities
By giving securities (e.g., stock, mutual funds) to Y.O.U., you will make a real difference in the lives of youth, while avoiding capital gains tax on your gift. Making a stock gift to Y.O.U. is a two-part process. First, please contact Marianne Moberly, Director of Development, at 847-866-1200 x 231 or mmoberly@youthopportunity.org to notify her of your gift.

Second, please transfer the securities to the account of Youth & Opportunity United, Inc. at Romano Brothers & Co. Wealth Management. Here are the key details your broker will need to make the transfer:

Clearing Firm = First Clearing LLC
DTC # = 0141
Account # = 1187-3345 FBO Y.O.U. Transfer Account

Our contact at Romano Brothers is Brett Larson at (847) 866-7700 if any questions arise.

In-kind Donations
Y.O.U. accepts in-kind donations to support and improve all areas of our organization. These can include office and school supplies, arts and crafts materials, and recreational supplies. These materials and equipment are valuable for our youth programs.

The program staff currently has a wish list of items to be used during recreational activity time. These items include:

  • Coupons for rentals of DVDs
  • TI83+ graphing calculators
  • Sports equipment including new soccer balls, tennis rackets, bike helmets, pool balls and cues
  • Washer/dryer
  • Comfortable couches and chairs for youth centerLarge screen television
  • Camping equipment
  • New and gently used bicycles
  • New board games

To find out more about making an in-kind donation, please contact Marianne Moberly at 847-866-1200 x 231.