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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.

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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>>


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.

  • Bequests
  • 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


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

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

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.


Jewish Child Care Association is a comprehensive child and family services agency. We work with those who need us most, including children who have been neglected or abused, immigrant Jewish families, and those building new lives. Most of our clients come to us because they struggle with poverty or family crises, and because they are working to create an independent future. JCCA helps more than 16,000 children and families every year and is consistently rated at the highest levels for the quality of our programs. In all our work, we are motivated by tikkun olam, the value within Jewish tradition that calls upon all of us to repair the world, and by our belief that every child deserves to grow up hopeful.

Repair the world, child by child