Ways You Can Help Schenectady Salvation Army

Ways to Help 


Volunteer opportunities include service projects for Social Services, Booth Home and Youth Services. These could involve clothing or food drives, painting projects, equipment purchases, bellringing during the holiday Red Kettle season, working in the breakfast or lunch program, bagging food baskets for the pantry, building maintenance, and much more. Just tell us what skills you have. Give us a Call at 346-0222.

Investing in Community and The Salvation Army

As a Social Service Agency, The Salvation Army reaches out to anyone, regardless of faith, race, orientation, and tries to provide for their physical, emotional, educational and social needs.

Change happens when you invest in our programs and services. There are a number of ways that you, your company or association, your family and friends can establish a partnership with The Salvation Army -- a partnership that will result in a better community, improved outcomes for our families and children, and, generally, a financial and social win-win for you and for those we will serve together.

Remember, your gift to The Salvation Army is tax-deductible, but that's only one of the many benefits. Take a moment to sit with us and we'll share wonderful client experiences as well as ways that your gift may help with your retirement years.

When making a gift to The Salvation Army of Schenectady, it is not enough to make a bequest that simply reads, "To The Salvation Army of Schenectady." To send a gift or to include The Salvation Army in your will or estate, please use the following bequest language: "For the use and benefit of The Salvation Army located at 222 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, NY 12305."

Planned giving

Salvation Army planned giving advisors are professionals with many years of experience in estate and gift planning who care about your goals and plans. They will work with your attorney or accountant to explain the many gift opportunities available to you and the financial advantages of each (such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts).

Contact The Salvation Army to learn how confidential, personal financial planning can help you achieve your goals while helping to sustain our life-changing mission. Our Empire State Division director of planned giving, John Gleason, CFRE, would be glad to answer any of your questions. You may email John or call him toll free at 1-888-434-1391.

When you choose to make a planned gift to The Salvation Army, you should consult your professional financial advisor or attorney. We will be happy to provide information and work with your advisor to complete your gift.

A planned gift is arranged by you legally during your lifetime. The principal benefits accrue to The Salvation Army at a later time, after your death or the death of your last named beneficiary. Planned gifts take many forms, providing additional income for you and/or your heirs, reducing income and estate taxes, relieving you and your heirs of complicated financial management responsibilities and helping to fulfill your personal, humanitarian and charitable objectives. Planned gifts can be made in cash, real estate, stocks, bonds, personal property or life insurance.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the work of The Salvation Army of Schenectady.

Cash donations

To support Salvation Army programs in Schenectady County, NY, send your tax-deductible check to: P.O. Box 918, Schenectady, NY 12301.

Or you may make a credit card donation online by clicking on "Donate Now" and specifying you would like your donation to go to the Schenectady, NY Salvation Army.

Mail appeal

If you receive a mail appeal from The Salvation Army, please know that your money is used for local services and programs. We thank you for your support.

Gifts in Kind

If you have clothing for our clothing pantry, food donations, new toys, you may drop off your items at 222 Lafayette Street, Schenectady, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For large items like furniture, please contact our local Family-Thrift Stores.

Salvation Army Family-Thrift Stores
282 Saratoga Rd., Glenville, NY 518-399-8444
2145 Central Ave., Colonie, NY 518-346-0205





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