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General Questions

Can I Write A Check To YDCA?

Yes, we accept checks, just be sure to write your check payable to Youth Development Center of America or YDCA and mail it to our mailing address: P.O. Box 1976, Calumet City, IL 60409 or you can drop it off at our next event.

Can I Donate An In Kind Donation?

Yes, we accept approved new items that can be used at one of our events or donated. We ask that you first contact us if interested in donating an in kind donation for more information and to ensure our organization can make the most out of your generosity.

Can I Obtain A Contribution Letter For My Giving?

Yes, if your donation was $250 or more in a calendar year you can request a contribution letter by emailing us at We will gladly send you a thank you letter in regards to your monetary contribution and support.

How Do I Make Recurring Donations?

If you would like to make a recurring donation simply click on the “Donate Today” tab on this page and you will be forwarded to our official PayPal link, once there enter the amount you wish to give monthly and then select the “Make this a monthly donation” box, then you simply need to click on the “Donate with PayPal” or “Donate with a Debit or Credit Card” tab and you’re all set.

Do I Need A PayPal Account To Donate?

No, when directed to our official PayPal payment gateway you will have the option to either pay with a PayPal account you already have (you can also create a new one) or use your debit or credit card.*

*please note YDCA does not store your card information and we have no access to it. Your card information is kept confidential through PayPal’s trusted payment gateway.

Your Donation Matters

Your giving helps YDCA reach out to more individuals in need. Donations go towards programs, community outreach, student materials and so much more. Because of you, we’re able to do what we do in a Big way and we continuously need your support to spread our mission. Any amount you give is greatly appreciated and needed to further our goals to Shape Minds, Change Lives and Empower Youth and we thank you in advance for your support, love and encouragement.

  • Upon clicking the “Donate Today” tab you will be forwarded to PayPal to complete your donation.
  • Youth Development Center of America (YDCA) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization, all donations made are tax deductible.

Corporate Sponsors/Donors

If your organization is interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor or Donor please contact us for more information.