Tribute Giving

A memorial gift or gifts in honor are thoughtful ways to remember and pay tribute to someone. Gifts can be made to recognize treatment milestones, express your connection with the Guest House and for the loss of a loved one. Your donation will help those affected by a serious medical crisis, by providing a comforting and caring environment during a difficult time.

Memorial and tribute donations to the Illinois Medical District (IMD) Guest House are fully tax-deductible as provided by law. If you have any questions about IMD Guest House development programs, please contact the IMD Guest House Development Department at 312.996.1167.

After you have made a contribution, in Memory or in Honor, an acknowledgement letter or email will be sent to the person(s) you designate and a tax receipt will be sent to you. We do not specify the amount of the donation unless you request it, and you can customize your message to the recipient/s. Memorials donations are acknowledged in our annual report unless otherwise requested.

IMD Guest House Wish List

There are Many Ways to Support Us


AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to IMD Guest House whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Don’t forget to click on our AmazonSmile link before your purchase on Amazon.

You can shop our wish list directly with items picked out by our staff and guests by visiting our Amazon Wish List. Items bought through this list are automatically sent to the Guest House.

If you prefer to make an in-kind donation please click the button to the right.


Wish List

In-Kind donations, contributions of materials, goods and services all help us to provide a safe, comfortable environment for the families we provide services for. We are seeking new and unused items:

  • New White Queen Size Sheet Sets
  • New White Queen Size Mattress Covers
  • Queen Size Bed Bug Mattress and Box Spring Protector Set
  • New Standard Size Pillows
  • Pillow Dust Mite and Allergen Covers
  • New Queen Size Comforter and Pillow Sham Set
  • Digital Radio Alarm Clocks
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Wooden Hangers
  • White Non-Slip Bathtub Mats
  • White Bath Towels
  • White Hand Towels
  • White Bath Mats
  • Non-Slip Bathroom Mats
  • Cloth and Vinyl Shower Curtains
  • Toothbrush Holder and Soap Dish Set
  • 1-QT Hard Sided Sharps Containers
  • Latex Free Disposable Gloves
Living Room
  • Universal TV remotes
  • Journals
  • New Throw Blankets
  • Extension Cords
  • New Mid-Size Black Microwaves
  • Food Storage Containers
  • White Dish Set for 4
  • Short and Tall Drinking Glasses
  • Measuring Spoons and Cups
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Cooking Knives
  • Cutting Boards
  • Pots and Pans Set
Community Room
  • Renewable and Compostable Hot Coffee Cup Sleeves
  • Single Sided Poly Hot Paper Cups (12 oz size)
  • Everyday Napkins
  • Dishwashing Liquid (90 oz bottle)
  • Antbacterial Liquid Hand Soap
  • Frommer’s Easy Guide to Chicago
  • Rubbermaid TakeAlongs Food Strorage Containers (Divided dishes bento box with rectangular clear base; 30 oz, Set of 6)
  • Bottled Water (16.9 oz, 24 package carton
  • Terry Cotton Kitchen Dish Clothes (Blue and White check pattern)
  • Procsion Angle Broom with Dustpan
  • New/Gently used DVD and Blueray Movies
  • New/Gently used Books
  • New/ Gently used Board Games
  • Household Cleaning Products (Such as dish soap, disinfecting spray/wipes, sponges etc.)
  • Gift Cards to locations such as Target/Jewel/Peapod/Subway
  • Vacuum
Food and Beverage
  • Coffee pods (Hazelnut Flavor, 100 single serve k-cup pods)
  • Coffee pods (Breakfast Blend, 100 single serve k-cup pods)
  • Coffee pods (French Roast, 120 single serve pods)
  • Tea Bags Sampler Assortment (Pack of 40)
  • Sweet ‘N Low Zero Calorie Sweetner
  • Kettle Brand Potato Chips (30 count variety pack)
  • Kind Bars (24  count variety pack)
  • Pretzels  (36 count variety pack)
  • Peppridge Farm Goldfish Crackers (30 count box)
  • Variety Nuts Pack 
  • Send and Share Variety Snack Box (Bundle of baked chips, popcorn, nuts and more; 30 count box)
  • Sweet and Salty Snack Box (Bundle of cookies, chips and nuts; 50 count box)
  • BoomChickaPop Sea Salt Popcorn (4.8 oz, 12 count bags)
  • Bottled Water (16.9 oz, 24 package carton
  • Individually Packaged Snack Food (Such as pretzels, nuts, granola bars, chips, cookies, crackers etc.)
  • 20 oz or Smaller Bottles of Sports Drinks and Juices

Matching Gifts

Take Advantage of Your Employer’s Matching Gift Program!

Many companies support causes that are important to their employees, employees’ spouses and or retirees within the past year by matching charitable contributions, volunteer hours or offer grants.

Double or triple your gift to IMD Guest House Foundation by requesting a matching gift from your employer.

Please contact your personnel department for information specific to your company. Your company will provide a matching gift form that should be completed and included with your individual gift.

The steps are easy to submit your matching gift form.

  • STEP 1: Obtain the form and necessary instructions from your personnel or community relations department

  • STEP 2: Complete the employee section and sign the form

  • STEP 3: Send the form to IMD Guest House Foundation and we’ll take care of the rest!

    IMD Guest House Foundation
    1933 W. Polk Street, SSR #214
    Chicago, IL 60612

    Please contact the IMD Guest House Foundation Development Department at 312-996-1167 with any questions.