The gift you make today can change the course of someone’s life.

Thank you for helping to reduce homelessness and hunger for individuals and families. Generous, compassionate people like you are behind every success story at Sojourner Truth House. When you give to Sojourner Truth House, your gift is immediately used to ensure our clients in Gary and the surrounding communities of Lake County, Indiana have the resources they need.

If you are interested in making a bequest or estate planned gift to Sojourner Truth House, please view our Planned Giving document to learn more about creating your legacy of giving to the most vulnerable among us.


Give a single donation. When you donate to Sojourner Truth House, you’re creating ripples of lasting change in women’s lives, and, ultimately, the future we share.

Saint Katharina’s Calendar Club

Join us as a monthly donor and with your sustained help, we can provide women hope and help to a brighter future.

Honorary or Memorial Gift

Sojourner Truth House welcomes gifts made in honor or memory of a loved one. Simply fill out the donation form on this page and be sure to include:

  • The name of the person(s) you would like to honor or remember
  • The notification contact information for your gift
  • Any additional comments or instructions

Sojourner Truth House will recognize your gift with a personalized letter to those you ask us to notify.

Send Items Directly to STH From Amazon

We are excited to announce our new Amazon Wish List! It is a meaningful and easy way for you to shop and donate items directly to STH. Simply add items from our list to your cart, and check out – it's that easy.

Shop our Wish List here.

Wills, Bequests and Living Trusts

If you are looking to leave Sojourner Truth House in your will, you are able to do so by adding as little as one sentence in your will to complete your gift:

Legal Name: Sojourner Truth House, Inc.

“I give to Sojourner Truth House, Inc. of Gary, Indiana, Tax ID # 27-0296707, (all, or __ percent of) the rest, residue and remainder of my estate for its general purposes.”

Please click here for sample bequest language.

This type of donation in your will or living trust helps to ensure that we are able to give children the opportunity to learn and protect them from harm for years to come.

Beneficiary Gifts Through Retirement Accounts

Naming Sojourner Truth House as a beneficiary is a simple and powerful way to support the life-changing work of our organization without updating your will. All beneficiary gifts pass directly to Sojourner Truth House without going through the probate process. These gifts go right to work to help women and children in northwest Indiana.

  • Contact your plan administrator or financial institution for a change of beneficiary form. Or visit the beneficiary page on their website where you can complete the form in just a few minutes.
  • On the beneficiary form, decide what percentage (up to 100%) you would us to receive. Please list us as:
    Legal Name: Sojourner Truth House, Inc.
    Address: 410 W. 13th Avenue, Rear Building, Gary, Indiana 46407
    Federal Tax ID#: 27-0296707

Bank Accounts, Investment Accounts, CDs

You can leave a legacy by naming Sojourner Truth House as a Payable-on-Death (POD) or Transfer-on-Death (TOD) beneficiary for any percentage up to 100%. Contact your financial institution for a change of beneficiary form.

The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. You are free to use the money in the account, change the beneficiary, or close the account if you wish.

Gift of Life Insurance

You can name Sojourner Truth House as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy by submitting an updated beneficiary designation form with the policy holder. You can designate us as a primary beneficiary for any percentage up to 100%.

You can also make Sojourner Truth House a contingent beneficiary, which means that we all will receive the balance of your policy only if your primary beneficiary does not survive you.

Gifts of Stocks or Securities

Donate by Mail

If you prefer to make your gift by mail, please make your check payable to Sojourner Truth House and send to:

Sojourner Truth House
410 W 13th Avenue, Rear Building
Gary, IN 46407

We’re Here to Help

There are many ways you can give to Sojourner Truth House. If you are interested in learning more about leaving a legacy gift to us, you can request more information by filling out the form below or contact Warren Johnson at (219) 947-8542 .

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