Ways to Give

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 Department
PO Box 8899
Albany, NY 12208

Host a Fundraiser

Whether you set up a Facebook fundraiser in honor of your birthday or coordinate a neighborhood garage sale to benefit Northern Rivers, there are countless ways you can raise much-needed funds for our programs. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more. 

Planned Giving

Create a path to long-term benefits for our children, adults, and families by donating to Northern Rivers through bequests, trusts, life income gifts and other estate-planning tools. To start a conversation about planned giving, speak to your financial advisor or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In-Kind Donations

New and gently used clothing and household items may be donated to our “Shop on Park” thrift store at the State Street Presbyterian Church, 5 Catherine St., in Schenectady. Due to COVID-19, we are operating under limited capacity. We ask that you call the shop Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to reserve a time to drop off your donation: 518-579-2514. 

Note: We cannot accept out-of-season clothing, used undergarments or bathing suits, toys, games, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes, used cribs or car seats (due to model recalls and expirations), used computers, televisions, or furniture. 

While we are unable to accept donations of furniture, we are pleased to be members of the Capital Region Furniture Bank. If you have gently used furniture to donate, call (518) 612-2265. Tell them Northern Rivers referred you!

Donation Bins

Northern Rivers and our affiliates partner with American Clothing on year-round fundraising through blue donation binsplaced throughout the capital region. Items donated in these bins are reused throughout the US and abroad, and Northern Rivers benefits from the proceeds. Acceptable items include men’s, ladies & children’s clothing, handbags, belts, paired shoes & sneakers, household linens, material, stuffed animals, hats and scarves. Click here to find a donation bin near you. 

Shop Online

Our Amazon wish lists are updated often to reflect the year-round needs of the children, adults, and families we serve. Multiply your impact by choosing Northern Rivers as your Amazon Smile beneficiary!