Fundraising Events and Activities, an Overview.

  • You can help us raise the funds needed to provide essential services!

    There are so many burdens to lighten in the world that exists for children diagnosed with developmental disabilities, particularly autism. Our work is critical and this school is greatly needed. Because of people who care about children with special needs, like you do, we are able to serve approximately 120 students each year in our school and clinic, from many counties and school districts.

    Fundraising is absolutely critical to our MISSION, allowing us of to deliver excellent and intensely individualized services to our very special students.

    We need your help to carry out this important work. Imagine the impact you’ll make whenever you donate or support a fundraising event that benefits Crossroads Center for Children. All of our fundraising activities go to our services and programs to help our students and their families. Here, every single dollar makes a difference and our supporters are deeply valued.

  • Your help is needed today. Please help us raise the revenue that we need to carry out our mission.

    Can you help us raise money? That is what we need the most in order to sustain our school and clinic, and to meet the needs of the children and families that we serve. 

    If you're still reading, thank you. You are one of the kind and caring people that make the world a better place. You want the lives of children to be functional, successful and happy. You want to see their families worries being eased, as children learn essential skills that will help them become more independent and capable of handling life's challenges. 

    Fundraising is absolutely critical to our MISSION, allowing us of to deliver excellent and intensely individualized services to our very special students.

    We organize a variety of fund-development efforts across the year. Some are events, some are sales-oriented, and others are accounts that people can register for and contribute to Crossroads every time you shop. You can help by being active with any or all of our fundraisers. Please read on to learn more.

  • 5 Ways YOU Can Help! 

    1. Be there for us! We have several revenue development events throughout the year. Our events help us to meet the gap between our tuition-based income and our costs. We hope you will participate in those you are able to. 

    2.  Hold an event for us! Whether it's running for a cause or holding a bake-sale, when you coordinate your own event and donate your proceeds, you are our hero. Please reach out to if you are interested in holding a fundraiser for Crossroads as these activities must be approved by our Executive Director in advance, especially if you are planning to use our logo or other marketing materials, and otherwise have us involved in your efforts. 

    3. Get the match for us!Matching donation programs are offered to their employees by an increasing number of companies. See the list below and consider requesting a match whenever you make a donation if you are eligible, to be sure your donation is working its hardest. Your monetary gift will make an even bigger impact on our students and families if it's matched.

    We've seen that these companies have matching donation programs: American Express, AOL, Apple, Avon, Boeing, BP, Bristol - Myers Squibb, Capital Group, Coca-Cola, Chevron, Disney, Exxon Mobil, FM Global, Ford Foundation, Gap, GE, Goldman Sachs, Google, Home Depot, Honda, IBM, John Deere, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, KeyBank, MBIA, McDonalds, Merck, Microsoft, National Grid, Nissan, Pfizer, Soros Fund Management, Starbucks, State Street Corporation, Verizon, and ..... please let us know of any others we can add to this list by emailing

  • 4. Hydrate for us! (And recycle your bottles and cans!) We have a CLYNK to Give account with Hannaford.  Collection bags with our labels are available at our front desk - fill one up and retrn it to any Hannaford . Just scan the code on the label and drop it in the door, it's that simple. The money goes into our account. If you already have a CLYNK account, there is also the option to donate proceeds from your account to Crossroads using CLYNK to GIVE.

    We also have accounts at Creating Change Redemption Center/ 309 Saratoga Rd. Glenville and Green Bottle Redemption Center 1809 Altamont Ave. Rotterdam. When you drop your bottles and cans off, tell them to put to put them in for Crossroads Center for Children. Be sure you specify our full name, as there are other organizations with similar names. These funds help us sustain our Curricular Fund.

    5. Shop for us!  Crossroads has accounts set up so that your purchases will result in company donations to our school. So, your SHOPPING = your HELPING! What could be easier? Simply choose Crossroads Center for Children as your beneficiary when you register! Click the link for each opportunity to learn the details of each!