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.

     To sustain our school and clinic, and meet the needs of the children and families that we serve, we need help. 

    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 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.

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

    Fundraising at a Glance 20-21 

    Events
  • Earn points for us. Price Chopper Market 32’s Tools for Schools program doesn’t earn us money but it does earn us points. Register your Advantedge card to designate Crossroads as your charity. Our number is 52191. At the end of the school year, we can use all the points we’ve earned to “buy” school supplies.

    Tools for Schools
  • Shop for us. When you shop at Rite Aid, you can round up your change to us to the nearest dollar. You need to register your card to designate us as your charity.

    Rite Aid Kid Cents
  • Shop for us some more. When you shop on Amazon.com, just start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Designate Crossroads Center for Children as your charity. Amazon will donate .05% of the total of your purchase to our account. We get a check every few months for the total we’ve earned this way.   

     

    Amazon Smile
  • 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 the proceeds, you are our hero. Please. To prevent fraud and improve communication, please reach out to VickiR@Crossroadcenter.org or KellyY@Crossroadcenter.org if you are interested in holding a fundraiser for Crossroads. 

  • CLYNK for us. CLYNK to Give is a Hannaford recycling program which allows people to donate bottles to charities. We have special labels on special bags that we will provide you with if you would like to save your bottles for us. These are available at our front desk or we will be happy to mail you one if you reach out. Then fill your bag up and return it to any Hannaford. Find the CLYNK door, and scan the label on the bag using the scanner. When it beeps, just drop the bag inside the door, and your bottles will get credited to 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.

    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 off  bottles and cans, be sure you specify our full name, Crossroads Center for Children, as there are other organizations with similar names.   

  • Get the match for us. Matching donation programs are offered to employees by an increasing number of companies. If your company does so, please request a match for any donations that you make to our school to be sure your donation is working its hardest.

    Here’s a list of companies that we are aware of that 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. Please let us know of any others we can add to this list by emailing Vickir@Crossroadcenter.org.