How to Donate to Above & Beyond

Helping feels good, we all know that. Anyone who has ever donated their time or money to a charity, knows that there are a lot of positive feelings that come along with it. Well, we call this feeling "Helpers High" and we've got numerous scientific studies that prove the unavoidable, accompanying positive side effects that come with it: lower blood pressure, increased self-esteem, less depression, lower stress levels, increased fitness levels, and greater happiness.

But the fine people at University of California Berkeley, backed by the University of Michigan, have established through research that this Helpers High can actually make you live longer.

So, there you have it. Giving makes you live longer and feel better. But, let's say you don't believe us, or the many studies, then why not run your own personal study and donate to a great local charity like ours where we treat homeless and poverty stricken populations like the real people they are? Your gift will double when they return to productive roles in society, equipped with their personal purposes and meanings, and having swapped out their drug and alcohol highs for the Helpers High they have discovered comes through giving (we teach them how to do what we do).

Whether you do or don't believe any of this science and witness, make a donation anyway, and enjoy your Helpers High. But be warned, it is very addictive!

If you’re still reading, we want to thank you for deciding to help us accomplish our mission! We accept assistance in a myriad of manners, including some that we may not even have considered yet. So if you have an idea of how to help us that isn’t listed here, please call Dan Hostetler at (773) 940.2960 and let’s talk about it! In the meantime, here are some of the more obvious ways of altruism:

Just write a check out payable to “Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center”, write “Donation” in the note section located on the bottom left of the check, sign it, and mail it to”

Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center
2942 W Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60004


Just put this code in your QR Code app and it will take you to the PAYPAL site so that you can put through you credit card of your PAYPAL account.

Is a type of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services are given. Common examples of GIK are food, clothing, furniture, tools, equipment, services (labor), cars and vehicles, and medical supplies. These are governed by the IRS and explained in their Publication 526.

We love and honor those who give to us. It helps us do what we do and everyone receives a letter. Make sure to call Erica or Dan with any questions you have about what we do and how you can help.

Above and Beyond Privacy Policy

Required for Standard for Charity Accountability #18
Effective as of 2/7/2019


Our Commitment to Privacy
Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. To make this notice easy to find, we make it available on our homepage and at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested.

The Information We Collect:
This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on Above and Beyond's website.
On one page you can contact us for more information and the personal information collected on this page is:
Email address
Phone number

Nowhere on our site can anyone submit information about other people so any possible violation regarding this subject is completely averted.

The Way We Use Information:
We use the information you get in touch with you to answer whatever your question was. We do not share this information with outside parties period. For anyone who uses snail-mail (USPS) to send donations or information with private addresses on it, we do NOT use the return email addresses for any purposes whatsoever. We do not even look at them, let alone harvest or reuse them. We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our website and to share with advertisers. For example, Google may tell us that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our contact form, but we do not receive any specific information about who has visited our site and we absolutely do not disclose any of this anonymous, aggregated information to anyone under any circumstances. Any donations made to us are channeled through PayPal, whose Privacy Policies can be found here. What they do has nothing to do with us. Finally, even though we never use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online and we never intend to do so, we promise never to do so without also providing you an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Our Commitment to Data Security
To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information sent to us online even though we do not collect it or use it.

Our Commitment to Children's Privacy:
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never knowlingly accept information from those we actually know are under 18, and no part of our website, programs, or interactions with the public is structured to attract anyone under 18.

How You Can Access or Correct Your Information
You can access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online and maintained by our Privacy Policy. We use this procedure to better safeguard your information. You can correct factual errors in your personally identifiable information by sending us a request that credibly shows error. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

How to Contact Us
Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy policies, please call us at (773) 9402960 or send us an email at

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