Sponsor A Bed

Help someone all year long…

Every night of the year, we open our doors to provide a warm, safe place to sleep to men and women who have no place else to go.

You can be a part of this by Sponsoring a Bed at one of our shelters for $500 for one year. Sponsorships can be by individuals, businesses, a family, or church groups. Your sign at the bed will tell everyone who stays there that someone cares.

How It Works

A donation of $500 will sponsor a bed at one of our two shelters. Sponsorship will start on the first day of the month following your donation and will last an entire year. Your donation will help implement all of the services that we provide during the year, including shelter, nutritious meals, mental health outreach, personalized case management, medical attention, and more.

In 2014 we had 25 of our beds sponsored! This year, we’re hoping to get to 50. With your donation, we’ll also …

• Create a placard that will be on your bed for one year that allows you to impart a message of hope and support to the guests who stay in your sponsored bed.
• Acknowledge your sponsorship on our website and other forms of social media.
• Send you a card signed by one or more of the men or women who sleep in the bed you are sponsoring.

Other sponsorship opportunities

You can also sponsor these other places where homeless men and women find relief from their suffering: You can…

• Sponsor a table at the Marquard Center dining room for one year for $1,000
• Sponsor a table in the kitchen at Franciscan House for one year for $1,000
• Sponsor a case management office at one of our 5 sites for one year for $5,000

You’ll receive similar acknowledgements as above. All sponsorships will provide general operating support for all of the services we offer.

How to be a Sponsor

Click the button above to make a donation! In the comment box, tell us what you’d like to say on your placard. Here are some suggestions. (All are subject to our approval.)

• This bed (or table or room) is made possible by __________.
• Know that if you are sleeping in this bed (or eating at this table or meeting in this room), you are in our prayers. With love from __________.
• Funding for this bed (or table or room) is provided in honor of __________.
• Funding for this bed (or table or room) is in memory of __________.
• Other (subject to approval by Franciscan Outreach) __________.

If you prefer to mail a check, send your donation to Franciscan Outreach, 1645 W LeMoyne, Chicago IL 60622. Please make your check payable to Franciscan Outreach. Any questions? Contact Julie Strand at julie@franoutreach.org or by phone, (773) 278-6724.