The Development team strategically identifies, cultivates and stewards new and existing community relationships in order to provide critical funding, increase public awareness, engage partners, and build long-term, sustainable support for agency programs and services.

Development functions include:

  • Securing monetary gifts from individuals, corporations and private foundations to support programs and services provided by member agencies Northeast Parent & Child Society and Parsons Child & Family Center.
  • Securing in-kind gifts to support holiday activities and unmet program needs.
  • Implementing community events to increase public awareness and raise operational funds.
  • Partnering with corporations and community groups to provide in-kind services the organization would otherwise pay for.

To learn about the Development Department, or to inquire about our services, please contact: Stephanie Douglas, Director of Development,, 518.579.3504.

Checks, made payable to Northern Rivers Family of Services, can be mailed to the address below. For online giving, click on the “Donate Now” button:
Northern Rivers Family of Services
Development Office
PO Box 8899
Albany, NY 12208

In-kind donations of new and gently used clothing, books, toys and housewares can be dropped off at:
Parsons Child & Family Center, Main Reception: 60 Academy Road
Albany, NY 12208
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

Northeast Parent & Child Society, Donated Goods Room:
State Street Presbyterian Church
State and Catherine Streets
Schenectady, NY 12307
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9am – 12pm

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