Donate to an Albany Charity This Holiday Season
When making your holiday list this year of who you need to buy for, don't forget to add a charity or two to your budget. Or, consider volunteering your time - there are many ways to offer you help and support for those who need it. Keep the less fortunate in mind this holiday season by considering donating your money or time to one of these following organizaitons.
Local and Regional Charities
500 New Karner Road, 3rd Floor, Albany NY 12205
The Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth has developed a Holiday Angels program that helps children and families in Berkshire programs across New York State by providing them with the gifts on their wish lists so that they can have a happy holiday season.
646 State Street, Albany, NY 12203
The Damien Center is a community center for individuals and families living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs and activities offered are designed to improve health, reduce stress, and increase the sufferers' quality of life. The Damien Center was wrecked by a fire in the summer of 2013, and continues to rally to rebuild and provide programs.
1090 Avon Road Schenectady, New York 12308
The Help Yourself Foundation is dedicated to changing the lives of disadvantaged gradeschool children through the creation of after school academies on college campuses. Their wish is to not let obstacles such as poverty prevent a child from attending college and making their dreams come true.
79 Central Avenue, #6, Albany, New York 12206
This is a women’s foundation of NYS Capital Region established in 1982. The foundation, created to advance feminist social and economic change, makes supporting women and building powerful connections among feminine leaders their top priorities.
301 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
This organization provides services and support to help blind and visually impaired people achieve independence and growth. NABA promises to help those who are visually impaired to overcome difficulties through the various programs offered, including rehabilitation, employment, and more.
60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208
This is a parent organization to the Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center. Together they are a family of human service agencies who work to provide life changing care to those they serve. For the 2016 holiday season, they're looking for helpers to provide 3,000 gifts for 1,000 children and families in their care.
33 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12208
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
965 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110
From Plattsburgh to Newburgh, in urban, rural, and suburban communities, the Food Bank provides over 20 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 member agencies. Because the bulk of its food is donated and it operates very efficiently, the Food Bank is able to provide $10 - $12 worth of food to hungry people for every dollar it spends!
139 South Lake Avenue, Albany NY 12208
The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at no cost.
258 Main Street, Schoharie, NY 12157
Since the flooding in 2011, the people of the Schoharie Creek basin and surrounding area, with help from volunteers throughout the country, have dedicated themselves to rebuilding their devastated communities. This holiday season, SALT invites you to extend your spirit of generosity by donating to support families whose homes are not yet fully recovered or rebuilt. Salt offers everything from holiday gifts, simple donations, and volunteer opportunities.
452 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season. Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need.
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105
Their mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family's ability to pay.
745 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110
The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community.
130 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
With your donation the UJA Federation network can feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, and train the unemployed. They can respond quickly in a crisis. They can direct aid where it will do the most good — efficiently, effectively, and compassionately. And they can help ensure a strong, vital Jewish nation for generations to come.
1 United Way, PO Box 13865 Albany, NY 12212
United Way of the Greater Capital Region improves lives and advances the common good in the Greater Capital Region by mobilizing the caring power of donors, volunteers, and community partners to give, volunteer, and advocate for local people in need.
There are also plenty of opportunites to donate while you are doing your holiday shopping. Next time you're at the checkout line and are asked if you would like to donate a dollar considering giving a little bit more. When you see the bell ringer with the red kettle throw a little cash or change in there instead of just walking by.
Charity Fundraisers and Events
- Draft Night presented by the Albany Knickerbocker Rugby Club
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017 until Sunday, Aug 20, 2017
- Sparrow's Nest Zumbathon
Saturday, Aug 19, 2017
- Golf for Good Tournament
Monday, Aug 21, 2017
- Fishy Frolic 5K, 10K, 1-Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017
- Altamont 5K Run/Walk & End of Summer Music Festival
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017
- 2017 Day of the Dog: Run, Walk, or Jog 5K & 10K
Saturday, Aug 26, 2017