Resident Mia and volunteer Dave enjoy an afternoon of music at our Open House

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Friedman Place is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity founded in 1944 as the Association of Jewish Blind to provide safe and supportive housing to adults who are blind and visually impaired. Prior to 2004, it was the Kagan Home for the Blind on Foster Avenue in Chicago.

Did you know that you can double your gift? Many companies will match their employee's charitable donations. Contact your HR representative to see how to double your impact!


You can also make an online donation in honor or memory of someone. Click here to learn how.


Did you know that you can donate without sending a penny to Friedman Place? It's true, when you shop for our cause on Amazon Smile, Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to us. 

  • Shop on Amazon? Just log into their fundraising site, Amazon Smile click on the link below), and shop as usual. It's the same pricing and selection, but Amazon will donate to us every time you make a purchase. Shop at Amazon Smile.


  • Donate up to 30% of your purchase price to Friedman Place when you shop at 1800+ popular online retailers using Giving Assistant! It’s easy. Giving Assistant pays you cash back, and you choose how much of it you’d like to donate to us. Try it now

Transform shopping into charitable action.

  • Choose us on Goodsearch and they will contribute to us every time you use the search engine, shop online, or play games on their site. Goodshop offers coupons for online shopping as well as donating a percentage of your purchase!

 Donate goods and services to Friedman Place:




View and purchase handmade items from our weaving studio, or call us directly at 773-989-9800, x1109.

Why Contribute to Friedman Place?

Charitable donations add the extra measure of quality that makes Friedman Place distinctive. 


  • Contributions help create a vibrant and stimulating experience for everyone—a home rich with social, cultural, and recreational opportunities. 
  • Gifts enable us to purchase reading and listening materials, computer hardware and software, internet access, and instruction.
  • Gifts support care that engages residents in a thriving community, particularly those with no family or friends nearby.
  • Contributions enable us to advocate for residents to access external resources and services.
  • Gifts mean we can accept every qualified applicant.
  • Gifts keep Friedman Place responsive to change. The number of older adults who are blind and visually disabled will double in the next 30 years.
  • Gifts support outreach to those who live in the community who are blind and visually impaired, as well as their families and caregivers.



Friedman Place will not sell, trade or share a donor's personal information with any individual or organization or send donor mailings on behalf of any individual or other organization unless the donor has given Friedman Place specific, written permission to do so. Friedman Place provides this Donor Privacy Policy to inform our Donors of the way their information is used. We also provide our Donors – along with others who may receive any form of communication from Friedman Place - with the opportunity to remove their name from our mailing list, as well as to restrict or choose the mailings they wish to receive. Friedman Place’s website may contain links to third party websites. Friedman Place is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites. Each entity may also have its own privacy policy regarding donor information. We encourage all donors and/or users to learn about the privacy policies and practices of all websites and charities with which they are involved. It is not our desire to send unwanted mail or other communication to our donors. Please contact us if you wish to be removed from our mailing list.

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5527 North Maplewood: Chicago, IL 60625 Phone: (773) 989-9800