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.
To make an online donation, click here.
Checks payable to Northern Rivers Family of Services can be mailed to:
Northern Rivers Family of Services
PO Box 8899
Albany, NY 12208
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.
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.
Support our Early Head Start program by purchasing items from their Amazon Wish List
Support our Neil Hellman School by purchasing items for our classrooms from their Amazon Wish List
Be sure to indicate the "Gift Registry Address" when shipping your items.
Be a Holiday Helper
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
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.hoffmanhelpinghands.com/fundraiser.cfm?id=925
Be a Volunteer
Donate non-perishable food items to 60 Academy Road, Albany, Monday – Friday, 9am-4pm.