Ways to give

Thank you for being willing to make a donation to help us make a difference and transform the lives and futures of the children, families and people we serve.

There are so many ways to give ― from donating money, clothing, food and toys to helping out during the holidays, raising funds by having your car washed, returning bottles and cans, and earning points to help us purchase school supplies.

Monetary Donations

To make an online donation, click here.

Checks payable to Northern Rivers Family of Services can be mailed to:
Northern Rivers Family of Services
Development
PO Box 8899
Albany, NY 12208

In-Kind Donations

Donate new and gently used clothing, books, toys and housewares to:

Shop on Park: State Street Presbyterian Church, Schenectady; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 9am – 12pm. Items are provided to our children, adults and families free of charge.

American Clothing Blue Donation Bins: (75 locations) Items you donate are sold to distributors and reused. We receive a portion of the proceeds.

If your business is interested in having a donation bin on your property, please contact Stephanie Douglas: 518.579.3504, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Clothing Bin Locations

Be a Holiday Helper

Help us make the holidays brighter for 1,000 children and families with 3,000 gifts Holiday season. Call us at 518.579.3517 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

Be a Volunteer

Make a difference in the life of a child by sharing your time, talent and treasures with our children. Contact Rhonda Daniel, Program Coordinator of Volunteers and Student Interns, to learn how: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shop Online

Select Northern Rivers as your AmazonSmile charity of choice (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-0759782), visit http://smile.amazon.com/ when you shop, and we will receive .5% of the price of your eligible purchases.

Earn School Supplies

Earn points to help our schools get free school supplies, musical instruments, and playground equipment through Price Chopper’s Tools for Schools program
Neil Hellman School code: 15959
School @ Northeast code: 18575

Return Bottles & Cans

Return your bottles and cans using Northern Rivers’ Clynk bags at participating Hannaford locations and we’ll receive the proceeds. To request Clynk bags and stickers, contact Kimberley Belleville at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 518.579.3517.

Wash Your Car

Make your vehicle shine at participating Hoffman Car Wash locations while raising funds for those we serve. Purchase a full service carwash (inside and out) for $25 or an exterior wash for $10, and 50% will come back to Northern Rivers. Purchase and download your electronic car wash passes here: http://www.northernrivers.org/hoffmanhelpinghands

Give a Blanket

Purchase an item from Twill (link) and choose Northern Rivers to receive a blanket.

Donate Food

Donate non-perishable food items to 60 Academy Road, Albany, Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm.