Donate to Lakes Center

LC4YF serves residents of the Forest Lake Area School District (portions of Washington & Anoka Counties) and all of Chisago County. Your donations help every family affected by our many programs and services.

Lakes Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donate by Mail

You can mail Lake Center for Youth & Families at 20 Lake Street North, Suite 103, Forest Lake, MN 55025

Donate Online

See our online donation options below!

Set up a Recurring or One-Time Donation

Did you know that we keep our services affordable to ensure access to all local youth and families? We also offer financial assistance to those who need it. Recurring donations allow us to spend less time fundraising and more time on the programs that matter.

$10 a month helps us be able to offer financial assistance.

$25 a month keeps our programs at a low cost

$50 a month helps us be able to offer services to those who cannot afford it

Donate one-time or monthly with whatever donation amount you’d like!

l Mail a Donation

Talk to your bank about setting up automatic, recurring donations! Or you can mail a check directly to Lakes Center for Youth and Families, 20 Lake Street North, Suite 103, Forest Lake, MN 55025.

Check out our Wishlist

Everyone has a different way of how they like to give back to the community. With that in mind, we have created a wish list! You can choose to purchase the item directly and have it delivered directly to Lakes Center or make a monetary donation in the amount of the item you select.

Special Donation Opportunities

Use this link to shop and when you make a purchase, Amazon will make a donation!

By transferring assets, your gifts of stock and securities are valuable ways to contribute to the mission. 

Did you know many companies match the charitable giving of their employees, spouses, and retirees? Talk to your employer to learn more!

From local events such as pancake breakfasts to nation-wide movements, check out our event page to see what is coming up!

Let’s have coffee

If you’re interested in more than a one-time donation, giving time, or setting up a custom donation plan, contact our Executive Director, Linda Madsen, at 651-464-3685.

Contact LC4YF!

Directory/Extension #

101 - Sarah Curtis
102 - Lindsay Doten
103 - Rebecca Bowers
104 - Carrie Niles
106 - Jenny Birkholz
107 - Emma Norwood
108 - Jenna Jones
109 - Linda Madsen
111 - Clarissa Zemke
112 - Linda Pasicznyk 
114 - Jamie Prettner


20 Lake Street North, Suite 103, Forest Lake, MN


LC4YF staff are mostly working remotely.

We are open by appointment only.