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.

a hand putting a coin into a tube that says thank you for your support

Local and Regional Charities

ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

2 Pine West Plaza, #202, Albany, NY 12205
518.944.2750

This is the regional office raising awareness and funds for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital located in Memphis, TN. 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.

Donate today!

Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth

500 New Karner Road, 3rd Floor, Albany NY 12205
518.456.1969

The Berkshire Farm Center & Services for Youth has developed a Holiday Angels program. This program helps children and families in Berkshire programs across New York State by providing them with the gifts on their wish lists so they can have a happy holiday season.

Donate today!

The Albany Damien Center

646 State Street, Albany, NY 12203
518.449.7119

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.

Donate today!

Help Yourself Foundation

1090 Avon Road Schenectady, New York 12308
518.280.5735

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.

Donate today!

Holding Our Own Inc.

79 Central Avenue, #6, Albany, New York 12206
518.462.2871

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.

Donate today!

The Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany

301 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
518.417.4738

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.

Donate today!

Northern Rivers Family of Services

60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208
518.426.2600

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.

Donate today!

Red Cross

33 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12208
800.733.2767

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.

Donate today!

Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York

965 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110
518.786.3691

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!

Donate today!

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region

139 South Lake Avenue, Albany NY 12208
518.438.2655

The Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at no cost.

Donate today!

SALT (Schoharie Area Long Term, Inc.)

258 Main Street, Schoharie, NY 12157
518.702.5017

Since the flooding in 2011, the people of the Schoharie Creek basin and surrounding area, with help from volunteers, 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.

Donate today!

The Salvation Army

452 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
518.465.2416

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.

Donate today!

Toys for Tots

745 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110
518.698.2560

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.

Donate today!

UJA Federation of New York

130 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022
212.980.1000

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.

Donate today!

United Way of the Greater Capital Region

1 United Way, PO Box 13865 Albany, NY 12212
518.456.2200

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.

Donate today!

There are also plenty of opportunites to donate while you are out 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. Happy holidays!

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