• Giving at Crossroads Center for Children.


    Donations make a BIG difference.

    We truly cannot function without your help.

    Yes, we do receive some funding from tuitions, but all rates are set for us, making fund development an absolute necessity to our ability to run the important programs that our students need and deserve. Development efforts include fundraising events, grant requests, sponsorships, and donations from individuals, groups, and businesses, including matching grant programs.
    Each and every gift goes directly to serving the children. Our organization does not have a foundation, nor fund other organizations, so you can be assured that your donation will go to the extensive costs of running a school and clinic that provide highly specialized and individualized programming to our students. The services they receive prepare them for success in their lives. That is huge, and a difference that lasts forever for our students and families.


    Here are some ways you can help us. We truly appreciate it! 

    • Monetary donations to Crossroads Center for Children are very much needed. Financial donors help sustain critical early intervention and educational programs for children, some as young as 18 months, who are challenged by autism and other developmental disabilities. Your generous support allows our highly trained teachers and therapists to provide the individualized attention each child needs to succeed in school, in their homes and community. Every cent is really felt here and helps to provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to a population with a huge need. Your help is needed and very much appreciated. 
    • Matching programs are offered by many local businesses to provide support to non-profit organizations. Please check with your employer to see if they might match your donation.  Find companies who match here:
    • Legacies and bequests are a special way to honor a loved one and celebrate a life in the difficult face of a loss. Please let us know if you are designating donations to Crossroads in memory of your beloved.
    • In Kind donations to Crossroads are also helpful. Read more below. 
    • Your gift is tax deductible: Since Crossroads Center for Children is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the law.

    How to donate

    • By credit card, please click:    

    • By phone, please call our Business Office at 518.280.0083 ext. 100.
    • By check, please send to: Crossroads Center for Children   1136 N. Westcott Road,  Suite 100  Schenectady, NY 12306. Checks should be payable to Crossroads Center for Children.

    Donor privacy policy:

    Any information supplied to Crossroads by donors will be used solely to fulfill and acknowledge their donation and communicate with the donor. Donor information will not be shared for any reason unless permission is granted by the donor. All requests to remain anonymous shall be honored. Crossroads does not sell or share donor lists.

    Thank you for your contribution! 


    We are overwhelmed by the fantastic support of our community with our Wish List!


    People frequently ask how they can help us. One way that our community has helped us greatly is by thinking of us when they have items that they no longer need, but are still useful. When you do have items which you no longer need – due to cleaning out, downsizing, outgrowing, etc. – please consider donating to Crossroads Center for Children!  We can’t take everything, but our WISH LIST will let you know what we are currently in need of. These items are considered “In Kind” and can certainly be helpful to our program.

    Items should be in safe condition, but can be previously used! 

     ANSWERS to FAQs:

    PRINT a copy of our WISH LIST (above).

    This list is updated every week, so please check back often.

    Please contact us first before dropping off items to ensure that we are able to receive your donation when you arrive.

    Call (518) 280-0083 (ext. 126)  or email 

    We are not able to accept stuffed animals, thanks!

    If you want to donate something that’s not on our Wish List, please contact to find out if we can use it or not.