Ways to help

  • Why donations are important here.

    When you give, you will make a BIG difference in the life of a child!

    As a nonprofit, Crossroads cannot function without help from our community. 

    While we do receive funding from tuition payments, it’s not nearly enough to run the program needed for the children we serve. Your help is absolutely necessary in order for us to serve our students and their families in the very best ways possible. 

    Revenue is raised here in various ways, including FUNDRAISING EVENTS, ongoing fundraising activities, grant requests, sponsorships, and donations from individuals, groups, and businesses, including bequests and matching donation programs. Each of these methods is important.

    When you contribute, your gift directly serves the children and families of Crossroads Center for 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 our school and clinic. It will help provide highly specialized and individualized programming to our students. The services they receive prepare them for success in their lives. That is huge! It’s a difference that lasts forever for our students and families.

  • Some ways you can donate to Crossroads: 

    Monetary donations to Crossroads Center for Children are very much needed and always appreciated. 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.  COMPANIES who match their employees’ donations.   

    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 from our Wish List. 

    Fundraising events and activities are ongoing. We’d love for you to join us!

    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.

  • Donations help the school to do the work of helping children.




    Donors who make monthly or major contributions are making a world of difference here and providing a large portion of what is needed for Crossroads to continue serving day after day. These folks are continually in our corner, helping our students prepare for successful lives.

    Carolyn Oill & Timothy Coates 

    Megan & Jeff Britton

    Jessica & Stewart Friesen


  • Thank you for your contribution! 

    Donor privacy:

    We respect our donors!

    We will promptly provide a written thank you and receipt for your donation.

    We will use the contact information that you give us to communicate with you for your current donation and to stay in touch about our news, progress and events.

    We will acknowledge you with your permission, but your request to remain anonymous to the public will be honored. 

    Crossroads does not share nor sell donor lists nor donor information.  Never, ever.  


  • We are indebted to our grantors for the funding that allows us to really reach for the stars with our students.

    Crossroads currently is using grant funds and in-kind goods to enhance our services in a variety of ways.

    Thank you to these grantors for supporting our current school year!
    The Carlilian Foundation
    The Christopher Dailey Foundation
    G.E. Elfuns
    Kiwanis Club of Schenectady
    The Kvistad Foundation, Woodstock Chimes Fund
    The Nora Roberts Foundation
    Price Chopper's Golub Foundation
    Rite Aid Foundation, Kid Cents Program
    Rotterdam Eagles Club
    Special Olympics
    Stewart's Holiday Match Program