Help Us Build Hope

Capital Campaign Update

I wanted to start out by thanking our community for making our capital campaign such a success. We are continually humbled by the support our community provides Lazarus House. We had a goal of reaching $1,700,000 which will allow us to pay off the mortgage on 214 Walnut street as well as complete some very necessary renovations and put everyone under one roof.  With the work of our amazing capital campaign team-especially our co-chairs John Mason and J.C. Gonzalez-Mendez and our absolutely fabulous community we raised $1,990,411 or 117% of our goal!  We are truly blessed to be able to continue our mission of building hope and providing our homeless population with food, safe shelter and tools for life.
Carolyn Hanna
President, Board of Directors 

Why We Need to Raise Capital

With the ever-present demands of families and individuals seeking our help and support, Lazarus House must find ways to expand and improve its ability to serve those in need. Today, the Lazarus House Emergency Shelter and Center for Transitional Living occupy the upper stories of 214 Walnut Street, with the Women & Children’s Day Center, Outreach services and administrative offices in separate buildings. In October of 2017, Lazarus House initiated the purchase of the entire building at 214 Walnut Street. This will allow Lazarus House to move all program offerings under one roof, helping us keep families together, and adding much needed space for operational efficiency.

Building for the Future

This newly acquired space will allow us to enrich the services we offer to those in need, who are from the communities around us. You can help us meet these demands by joining us in our capital campaign. We will be seeking broad base support of individuals, companies and foundations across our community in the coming months to help us raise the $1.7 million needed to cover the cost required to complete the purchase and remodeling of the building at 214 Walnut Street.*


* Expected costs  Anticipated revenues  
Building purchase: $1,200,000 Existing grant:  $73,000
Estimated renovations: $925,000 Net from sale of 2 buildings: $472,000
Estimated campaign costs: $125,000 Remaining balance  
Total costs:  $2,250,000 Capital Campaign Goal:  $1,700,000


We Need Your Help

We are asking that, for this special effort, you go beyond whatever generous amount you might typically contribute to fund the daily, ongoing needs of Lazarus House and dig deeper. Help us with a special stretch gift to our capital campaign.


Working together, we will continue to offer
hope and a future for those in need.

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214 Walnut Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

Main Number & Emergency Shelter: 630.587.2144
Center for Transitional Living: 630.485.5143
Outreach/Rental Assistance: 630.587.5872

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