Citizens Concerned for the Homeless, Sand Castle Shelter for Homeless Families, Grace Learning Center, Keys to Hope Community Resource Center and the Food Rescue Initiative program gladly accept goods in kind as well as monetary donations. Your donations help us to continue to offer the shelter and programs that assist in reducing homelessness in LaPorte County.

You may donate by check and mail it to us; or, you may donate online via PayPal – the global leader in secure online payment processing. Or, remember us in your will or via planned giving. Also, our tribute program is an ideal way to give in remembrance of someone else.

Read below to learn more about available contribution options. Should you have any concerns, or wish to speak to someone about a special contribution, please contact us at 219-879-2552.

Monetary Donations

Funds are used to maintain our building, administer our programs, and help us change lives throughout LaPorte County! We invite you to consider a donation using one of the following options.

Donate By Check

You may make your contribution check payable to Citizens Concerned for the Homeless, Inc., and mail it to:

Citizens Concerned for the Homeless, Inc.
P. O. Box 8612
Michigan City, IN  46361

Donate Online Via PayPal

We invite you to donate online – one-time, or automatically on a recurring basis – using the donation buttons below. With PayPal, donations are easy – and safe! Payment may be made via your credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover), your PayPal account, or an e-check. Simply click the button of your choice below to begin. We thank you for your generous support!

One Time Donation – Amount of your Choice Recurring Donation – $25 per month for 12 Consecutive Months Recurring Donation – $50 per month for 12 Consecutive Months

Recurring Donation – $75 per month for 12 Consecutive Months Recurring Donation – $100 per month for 12 Consecutive Months

Tribute Program

Ever need that “special present” to send for a graduation, birthday, anniversary or sympathy acknowledgement? Citizens Concerned for the Homeless tribute program accepts donations in honor of or in memory of an individual – and sends a Tribute Card acknowledging the gift to that special person, in your name. You may specify a particular program, or allow your gift to be used as needed.

Please contact us at 219-879-2552 to arrange your special tribute.

Wills & Planned Giving

Remembering The Sand Castle Shelter in your will is a thoughtful way to continue supporting homeless and needy children. For details on how to include us in your estate plan, please contact us at 219-879-2552.

Goods In Kind

Sand Castle Shelter Needs:

  • Towels
  • Kitchenware and tableware
  • Laundry soap and bleach
  • Household cleaning supplies
  • Paper goods – toilet paper and paper towels
  • Diapers of all sizes
  • Personal hygiene and toiletry items
  • School supplies for all ages
  • Books for toddlers and pre-school aged children (new or used)
  • Small toys, board games, puzzles, art supplies, etc., for newborns through teenagers (new or used)

Whenever possible, we celebrate a family’s moving into an apartment by supplying them with all of these items.

Grace Learning Center Needs:

  • Bulletin boards
  • White boards
  • Coat hooks
  • Lawnmower
  • Snow blower
  • Computer printers
  • Computer paper
  • Hanging and manila file folders
  • Hanging file frames (letter size)
  • Document scanner
  • Wall clocks
  • Wastebaskets
  • Pens and pencils
  • TV stands or small entertainment centers
  • Magnetic boards with magnetic letters