Donations from individuals like you are critical to Sunnyside Community Services’ ability to serve children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. We are a tax-exempt not-for-profit organization, so normally your gifts are 100% tax deductible. Click to donate, or call 718 784-6173, ext. 449.
Giving at Work
MATCHING GIFTS PROGRAM:
More than 400 employers in the United States will match your gift to SCS. Check with your company’s human resources department to see if you have a Matching Gifts Program.
If you would like to donate shares, please call (718) 784-6173 ext. 449 (TDD/TTY (800) 662-1220) so we can help you with the process.
PAYROLL DEDUCTION AT WORK:
Many donors find it convenient to have their contributions withheld from their paychecks (before taxes) so that giving is spread out over the course of a year. Again, check with your human resources department to see how you can arrange this.
THROUGH UNITED WAY:
You can designate Sunnyside Community Services as a recipient when you donate to United Way at your job. In some programs, United Way will send us a single check combining many donations. Please let us know if you’ve elected this option so we can acknowledge your gift appropriately.
REMEMBER US IN YOUR WILL:
You may leave any portion of your estate to Sunnyside Community Services, directly or through a trust. You should discuss this possibility with your family and your attorney. If you decide to include us in your will, we understand that you may prefer to keep this private. But if you are willing, we would certainly like to hear from you so we can acknowledge your gift during your lifetime.
Some donors prefer to make SCS a beneficiary of their life insurance policy, IRA, or pension program. Again, this should be discussed with your family and your attorney.
Other Ways to Help
SHOP FOR A CAUSE
Sunnyside Community Services is on GoodShop.com and GoodSearch.com. Now every time you shop online or search the internet, a donation will be made to Sunnyside Community Services. GoodShop.com GoodSearch.com.
An endowment fund protects the long-term stability and viability of an organization. You may designate any gift for this purpose. Unless you tell us otherwise, gifts of stock will go to the Gregory M. Kaladjian Endowment Fund.
GIVING THROUGH RECYCLING
You can help Sunnyside Community Services AND protect the environment by recycling all kinds of used printer cartridges and old cell phones. We have an arrangement with a nonprofit organization that makes it very easy to recycle, and pays SCS for each item received. If you are interested in helping in this way, please call 718 784-6173, ext. 434.
BUY A GLASS BRICK:
One popular way to support SCS is to purchase a glass brick in a decorative interior wall of our Center for Active Older Adults. Each brick costs $100. Just make a note of your inscription on your check payable to Sunnyside Community Services and mail to:
Sunnyside Community Services
43-31 39th Street
Sunnyside, NY 11104