Frequently Asked Questions


Will a gift to the capital campaign be instead of my annual gift to LH?

Your Capital Campaign gift is a special one-time stretch gift that can be paid out over two to three years to support the much-needed renovations to our facility. Annual gifts to Lazarus House help support daily operations such as shelter, food, case management, programs/services, employee compensation, utilities, and ongoing maintenance to the building. We hope our donors will consider making an additional special gift to the Capital Campaign, while continuing to support our daily work on behalf of individuals and families in need across our area.

What size gift should I be considering to the capital campaign?

This is our first major Capital Campaign initiative since 2002. We are asking current and new friends to make a one-time special gift that can be paid over a two- to three-year period.

Can I earmark my contribution for a specific purpose?

We prefer unrestricted gifts toward our renovation and construction costs as outlined on the Capital Campaign page. However, there are Gift Recognition Opportunities  starting at $25,000 to select if interested.

Can I pay off my gift sooner than the recommended three-year period?

Yes, you can, and there will be options to designate your intentions on the Donate page.

Will the Lazarus House operating budget increase due to relocation under one roof?

Lazarus House will see a modest decline in expenses. Lazarus House currently operates out of three aging buildings. Maintenance and repairs, as well as utility expenses, are expected to decline when renovations are complete and all services are offered at 214 Walnut Street. There will be an additional efficiency of direct service provision when the movement between three buildings is eliminated.

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214 Walnut Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

Main Number & Emergency Shelter: 630.587.2144
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