How you can help
There are many ways to get involved at JCCA. You can make a donation right from this web page, or send it snail mail. You can volunteer at one of our sites, offer one of our kids a job or internship, or become a resource foster parent.
WHERE THE NEED IS GREATEST
For more than 185 years, JCCA has served the neediest children and families in metropolitan New York through a continuum of care that includes residential facilities, foster boarding homes, group homes, adoption, mental health services, day care, tutoring and more. Help us fulfill this commitment to the children who need us most through a gift to our annual campaign. Give now >>
THE COTTAGE SCHOOLS and FOSTER HOME SERVICES
Foster Home Services including The Cottage Schools, our residential campus in Pleasantville, NY provide infants and children, most of whom have been abused or neglected, with a safe and nurturing environment while their families work toward a plan for permanency. Give now >>
MENTAL HEALTH AND PREVENTIVE SERVICES
These community programs stabilize and strengthen families in crisis and seek to prevent abuse or neglect of children and the possibility of foster care or institutional placement. Give now >>
SERVICES TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
Since 1822, JCCA has had a special commitment to Jewish children and families, especially those establishing new lives and families. In all of our programs we are motivated by tikkun olam the responsibility of every person to make the world a better place. Give now >>
TWO TOGETHER TUTORING PROGRAM
Founded in 1971, Two Together is a city-wide program providing free individualized tutoring to more than 100 schoolchildren, ages 8-18, annually. Volunteers from the community meet weekly one-on-one with a child who needs help. The volunteers are trained and supported by a professional staff. Give Now>>
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE:
Planned Giving and Endowments
The 1822 Society is JCCA's program for honoring and thanking alumni and friends who have arranged a bequest or planned gift to the organization.
You may give a percentage of your estate or property, securities, or real estate.
- Life Insurance
- Charitable Remainder trusts
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Lead Trusts
- Tax-free IRA Gifts
Members of the 1822 Society receive benefits which include recognition in JCCA publications and an invitation to an annual recognition luncheon. If you have already named JCCA as a beneficiary of a bequest or planned gift, please let us know so that we can welcome you as a member.
For more information on any of the opportunities and/or to request a planned giving proposal, telephone 212-558-9928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please consider including JCCA in your will, and share the following language with your attorney: "I bequeath the sum of $_____ to JCCA, a not-for-profit child and family service agency located in New York." For more information, please call Adrienne Gruskin at 212-558-9928 or email email@example.com.
Give a Gift of Stock
Gifts of appreciated securities, closely held stock and mutual funds can be extremely beneficial—to both you and JCCA. Giving stock that has been held longer than one year allows you to avoid paying any capital gains tax that would otherwise be due. In addition, you can claim a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock on the date on which it was transferred, not just its worth when you acquired it. For more information, please call Adrienne Gruskin at 212-558-9928 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to direct your gift to a JCCA program or project not listed, please call 212-558-9928 or mail your donation indicating the specific purpose for your gift to JCCA, 120 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005.