Make a Donation

Donate to Lambs Farm through a variety of methods listed below

As a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, Lambs Farm receives funding from the State of Illinois for some of our services. However, the programs that provide for a well-rounded and full life – recreation and transportation, to name a few – are not covered by state funding. Lambs Farm realizes the importance of such services and continues to offer them through the support of our donors. We realize our supporters trust us to be good stewards of their investments, and we welcome the opportunity to show just exactly how our donors make a difference.

Lambs Farm does not participate in any program that solicits door to door.

Donate By Mail

Thank you for helping us help people grow. To make a donation by mail, please download the form, complete it, and mail it to:

Lambs Farm
Attn.: Development Department
14245 W. Rockland Rd.
Libertyville, IL 60048

If you wish to make a gift in honor or memory of someone, please include their name(s) and any addresses to which you wish us to send a notification.

Click here to download the form.

Donate By Phone

We gladly accept donations to Lambs Farm over the phone for those wishing to use a credit card. You may also make your donation in honor or memory of a loved one, and we’d be happy to send an acknowledgment.

Please call 847.990.3709 to make your donation by phone.

Vehicle Donations

Donate your car or truck to Lambs Farm and help adults with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives. We will turn your old car into the vital programs and services that help Lambs Farm Participants grow and achieve.  In return, your donation may be eligible for a tax deduction.

If you can safely drive your car, you can drop it off here at our Administration Building Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, or to let us know that you are bringing in your car, call 847.362.4636 or email Or, to set up a free towing appointment, call the Lambs Farm dedicated line at Auto Parts City, our vehicle donation program partner, at 877.711.5262.

Donated car, vans, and trucks make up more than half of our vehicles here at Lambs Farm. If your vehicle meets our needs, we will use it to drive Participants here on campus and in the community. Cars that are not working or don’t meet our needs are recycled by Auto Parts City or fixed up and sold on their lot. If we keep your car, you may be eligible to claim its fair market value on your tax return. If Auto Parts City sells your car, your tax deduction would be the actual sales price. We will keep you informed of the status of your donation and send you the donation acknowledgment information that you will need to deduct your vehicle.

Lambs Farm does not provide tax advice, so for more information about deducting your donated vehicle, consult your tax adviser or IRS publications.

Thank you for considering Lambs Farm for your vehicle donation!

Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy to benefit the men and women of Lambs Farm. Your efforts in gift planning now will make an indelible imprint on Lambs Farm while allowing you to take advantage of federal and state tax laws. Your gift can provide:

  • Reduction of income taxes
  • Reduction or possible elimination of capital gains taxes
  • Removal of assets from your estate, and possible reduction of your gift and estate tax
  • Provision of income for yourself and others

There are many ways to make a deferred gift to Lambs Farm, the most common way being a bequest in your will or trust. Through your will or living trust, you may give a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate. Other ways of giving include:

  • Naming Lambs Farm as a beneficiary of your retirement plan, insurance policy or financial account.
  • Making a life-income gift and receiving income for life or for a fixed term.
  • Allowing Lambs Farm’s Participant families to provide for the future of their family members through the Lambs Care Trust, Inc.

For more information on including Lambs Farm in your planned giving, please call 847.990.3733. We encourage you to consult an attorney or financial adviser before making a gift.

Matching Gifts

Many corporations match charitable donations made by employees, their spouses and retirees. Obtaining a matching gift is easy, and provides even more valuable support for Lambs Farm.

Please contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company has a matching gift program. If so, simply complete a matching gift form and send it to Lambs Farm – that’s it! Does your spouse work for a company with a matching gift program, too? You may be able to obtain a second matching gift.

Matching gifts help us provide important services every year. Please make sure you take advantage of all your matching gift opportunities.

Stock Donations

Thank you for your interest in supporting Lambs Farm through a donation of stock. One of the more secure and efficient means of delivering your gift is through electronic delivery. Electronic delivery provides efficient internal control as well as cost savings. You may also transfer stock certificates directly.

To make a stock donation contact our Director of Development at 847.990.3733. Please have the following information available:

  • Donor’s name and complete address
  • Name and number of securities transferring
  • Name of brokerage house or other entity handling the transfer

If you wish to donate securities by mail, please mail your unendorsed certificate(s) and stock power, in separate envelopes, by registered mail to:

Lambs Farm
Attn: Development Department
14245 W. Rockland Rd.
Libertyville, IL 60048

Amazon Wish Lists

Dogwood Garden & Pet Center Wish List

In 1961, Co-Founders Bob Terese and Corinne Owen were determined to start a business where adults with developmental disabilities could thrive. They ultimately decided to create a pet shop due the unconditional love and forgiving nature of animals.

Today, our Pet Center helps hundreds of rescue animals find their forever homes and continues to be a great employment option for our participants. Items purchased off the Dogwood Garden & Pet Center Wish List will provide our adoptable puppies, kittens and resident birds with extra enrichment.

Click here to view the Wish List.

Enrichment Center Wish List

For our men and women who can no longer endure the rigors of daily employment or have reached the typical age of retirement but want to remain active, Lambs Farm offers a non-work day program. With a leisure-driven agenda, participants engage in a variety of activities such as ‘coffee clutch’, current events discussions, arts and crafts, community trips, as well as yoga, walking and other forms of exercise that encourage increasing strength and mobility. All of our activities are designed to help individuals maintain their cognitive abilities and have enjoyable and productive retirement years.

Click here to view the Wish List.

Farmyard Wish List

Lambs Farm is proud to house over 300 animals, all with their own names, personalities and stories. Items purchased help cover the cost of food, veterinary care and enrichment for our Farmyard friends.

Click here to view the Wish List.

Quest Program Wish List

Lambs Farm’s Quest & Fine Arts programs offer life enrichment classes for participants to pursue their personal goals. Classes range from a variety of topics such as crafts, baking, bowling, computers, horseback riding and travel. Items purchased off the Quest Wish List be used for fun games and additional activities.

Click here to view the Wish List.


Farmyard Sponsorships

Your Farmyard sponsorship provides necessary support for animals that call Lambs Farm home. Some animals are healthy, some have special needs and some are rescues but all are loved and given the utmost care. Your one-time contribution will help cover the cost of food, veterinary care and enrichment during the 2023 Farmyard season. 

Click here to view the animals.