Expanding Lives relies on the kind donations of our supporters.

As an all-volunteer organization, 100% of your donation will go to support girls' education in West Africa.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.


Mail a check to:
Expanding Lives
5541 North St Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60625

or via Paypal below


We are so thankful to our supporters who have held eclectic fundraisers for us in the past.

Check out their ideas for inspiration >

other needs

Delta and Delta partner miles:  International travel is our greatest expense. If you travel with Delta, or any of its partners, you can donate your miles to Expanding Lives.

  • Chicago transit cards
  • French-English dictionary (used is fine)
  • blank DVDs/CDs
  • grocery store gift cards
  • knitting and crochet needles
  • laptops
  • modest workout clothes (long shorts)
  • new or gently used backpacks
  • new school supplies: pens, binders, paper, white out, journals, pencils, erasers, etc.
  • suitcases and/or duffle bags, any size
  • sweat pants, workout pants
  • toiletries: sanitary pads, shampoo, soap, deodorant
  • towels
  • USB drives
  • Walgreens gift cards (for photos)
  • water bottle