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Other Ways to Donate

Other Ways to Donate

Monthly Gifts

As New York City public schools face round after round of budget cuts, it is more important than ever that AFC have the resources it needs to continue protecting the right to learn for New York City’s most disadvantaged children -- who are the ones most likely to feel the effects of program and staffing reductions. By becoming a monthly sponsor you are providing Advocates for Children with a steady and reliable income to help fund our programs and allowing us to focus more energy on helping our students and families in need. 

Here are just a few ways your monthly gift can make a difference:

  • Only $10 a month – Pays for an expert to counsel a parent on our Helpline about the educational and support options available for a child with autism.  
  • Only $25 a month – Allows AFC to organize an outreach event for children in foster care as a forum to educate and empower their caregivers about their special learning challenges.   
  • Only $50 a month – Provides three hours of attorney time to prepare for and attend a meeting with the Board of Education to resolve a dispute over the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a struggling student. 
  • Only $100 a month – Helps provide expert legal counsel to a court-involved youth that allows him to access a quality education and avoid incarceration.

Honor and Memorial Gifts

You can make a donation to honor someone; to celebrate a special occasion like a birthday, marriage, anniversary, graduation, or retirement; or to remember someone who has passed away and to celebrate the difference they made in your life. 

Your gift will help disadvantaged students and their families get the expert counsel, guidance, training, and information they need to get the quality education they deserve and have a real and lasting impact on a child’s life. Our online donation system allows you to enter the contact information of your honoree.

Planned Gifts

Through planned giving, you can make a gift that will have a positive impact on the lives of New York City’s most vulnerable children and youth for years to come, while receiving significant tax benefits at the same time. Some of the types of gifts that may make sense for you include Bequest Gifts, Life Insurance, Retirement Plans, or Payable on Death (“POD”) Bank Accounts.

If you have questions about recurring donations, honor and memorial gifts, or planned giving, please contact Linda Yassky at lyassky@advocatesforchildren.org or (212) 822-9512.