Donate to The Alive Center

Help Support Our Local Teens!

Alive is a nonprofit organization–a formal 501c3 with the Federal Government- so that we can serve everyone! Our teen drop-in hours are all free of charge and teen events are done free or at cost. We also offer scholarships for family coaching and classes. We cannot do what we do without your support. Please help support us so that we can continue to support our community!

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Help Alive by Donating Items From Our Wish List

The Alive Center currently accepts donations for new or gently used items.

You can also help out our organization by donating much-needed items from our wish-list. These items are critical to continue providing classes and workshops for teens and adults. All items can be dropped off at our location.

  • Ping pong paddles
  • Metal folding chairs (many)
  • Bean bags
  • Art supplies or gift certificates to an art store
  • iTunes gift cards for teen contest prizes
  • An ice maker
  • A full drum set (for jam sessions)
  • Wii remotes
  • Laminator (for making book marks)
  • Amazon, Target, and restaurant gift cards (for giveaways)
  • Black lights
  • AA batteries

Our Mission

Our mission statement was written by our teens and is the voice and heart which drives the center:


Our Mission is to be a teen-led, teen-driven center focused on empowering the youth of today to become the impassioned, resilient leaders of tomorrow.

Other Ways To Help!

Amazon Smile

Do you shop on
If yes, please support the Alive Center by selecting us as your charity of choice in Amazon Smile. All you have to do is go to, select ‘Alive Center’ as your charity then next time you shop, start with and shop as you normally do. 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases will be donated to us.

Food Services

As a teen center, we purchase a lot of pizza, sandwiches, healthy snacks, and juice for our teen events and after-school drop-in hours.

Please consider donating some healthy food or providing at-cost products for our teens to enjoy.

Art Donation Wall

Our lounge showcases an artistic donation wall – visible from the front door – to honor our largest corporate and personal donors. The donor picks the design of the piece of wood to be displayed on their behalf, e.g. name, logo, and design. Guaranteed to be displayed for 5 years. Fill out the form and mail it with your check to 500 W. 5thAve, Naperville IL 60563.

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