Ways to Donate / Events

Become a Friend of The Workshop

You can be a part of the team that makes it all possible. Become a Friend today!

  • $5     Senior

  • $10   Individual

  • $15   Family

  • $25   Business

  • $50   Bronze

  • $100 Silver

  • $250 Gold

  • $500 Platinum

Since 1961, donors and volunteers have helped The Workshop offer quality services to individuals with disabilities in Jo Daviess County. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor.

Download the Form to Become a Friend (PDF).

Mail the form along with your check made payable to:

The Workshop

706 S. West St.
Galena IL 61036

We appreciate your support!

Donate Items From Our Wish List

  • Walmart Gift Cards

  • Dollar Tree Gift Cards

  • Keurig Cups (coffee, flavored cappuccino, hot chocolate)

  • Adult Coloring Books

  • Puzzles (animal themed 100 pieces or less)

  • Washable Crayons

  • Colored Pencils

  • Washable Markers

  • iPad

  • Headphones (Compatible with iPads)

Attend a Fundraising Event

Annual Golf Outing

2022 date TBA

Our Annual 4-Person Best Shot Golf Outing features raffles, a silent auction and a 50/50 drawing. Golf outing and catered prime rib dinner are open to the public. Hole sponsorship opportunities available.

Friendship Drive

July 2021

You can make a difference! As a friend of The Workshop, your contribution helps provide valuable opportunities for the individuals we serve. Proceeds from this fundraiser are used to fund recreational and social activities, cultural and educational programming and purchase supplies to allow our individuals to explore and create while experiencing new activities. Any amount, big or small, helps create a richer, more enjoyable life experience for our individuals.


Annual Meeting / Spaghetti Dinner
2021 date TBA

Join us for our annual meeting and awards ceremony recognizing The Workshop's "Outstanding Supporters" and the "Individual of the Year." Everyone is encouraged to stay for our annual spaghetti supper including salad and bread sticks. Don’t forget to grab a treat at the bake sale!

     Annual Meeting: 2-3pm

     Spaghetti Dinner: 5-7pm (Tickets available at
         The Workshop or the door, $10 Adults, $5 kids)

​Culver's of Galena Give Local Program

Concretes for a Cause

2022 date TBA

Drive thru at Culver's in Galena February for a Concrete Mixer. A percentage of the proceeds are donated to The Workshop. 

Galena Share Night

2022 date TBA

Drive thru at Culver's in Galena between the hours established for our Share Night and a percentage of the proceeds from your meal are donated to The Workshop. 

Chip in for Charity / John Deere Classic
2021 July 5-11

To enter the contest, guess the number of birdies that will actually be made by Tour Pros during the tournament. Simply make a one-time flat donation OR pledge one cent or more per birdie. Select The Workshop as the charity. After the tournament, you'll be mailed a notice of your pledge amount due. Learn more.

Shop with AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support The Workshop every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to The Workshop.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

Visit smile.amazon.com. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.

How do I select The Workshop to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com, you need to select The Workshop as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your organization, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com (now and in the future) will result in a donation.

Play It Forward
Play It Forward

The 2017 Woodbine Bend Golf Outing raised $23,290.

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The Juice Ride
The Juice Ride

The 2018 charity ride raised $11,150.

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A simple automatic way to support us every time you shop.

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Play It Forward
Play It Forward

The 2017 Woodbine Bend Golf Outing raised $23,290.

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