There are many ways you can help ANDRUS fulfill our mission to nurture hope and well-being in children and their families.
You can mail a gift, phone in a credit card gift, contribute with an online donation, make a tribute gift, participate in your companyâ€™s matching gifts program, or make an in-kind donation.Â Â Consider making a planned gift of stock or leaving a bequest.Â You can also volunteer and help at one of our many sites throughout Westchester County.
Mail a Gift
You can mail your donation to ANDRUS, Development Office, 1156 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701.Â Please make your check payable to Andrus Childrenâ€™s Center.Â We will promptly send you an acknowledgement of your contribution.
If you prefer, call and use your credit card to make your donation.Â Please contactÂ Judy WoodÂ at 914-965-3700 ext. 1318. We will be happy to hear from you.
Click the Donate button above to make a secure on line donation today.Â Itâ€™s easy and quick! Your donation is fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Celebrate a birthday, an anniversary, holiday, or special occasion by making a Tribute Gift in the name of a colleague, friend, or family member. The individual being honored will receive notification that a Tribute Gift was given to Andrus in their honor.
Many companies will match an employeeâ€™s contribution to ANDRUS.Â It is an easy way to increase the impact your gift will have on our work.Â If your company has a matching gift program, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it along with your gift.
We gratefully accept gifts of new clothes, books and school supplies in connection with our Back to School Backpack Drive and Holiday Coat Drive.Â New toys are also welcome for use in our clinics, during home visits, and in our school programs.Â Please contact theÂ Genna FedericoÂ at 914-965-3700 ext. 1200.
A gift of securities (such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds) can be very beneficial to you and to ANDRUS.Â Your donation helps ANDRUS continue its vital programs now and in the future.Â Because ANDRUS is a tax exempt charitable organization, a gift of securities that have been held longer than one year may be especially advantageous to you as you will not pay capital gains taxes that you might have otherwise paid on the funds ANDRUS receives. In addition, you can claim a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the stock on the date on which it was transferred, not just its worth when you acquired it. Â For more information, please call Lorelei Vargas at 914-965-3700 ext. 1282 or consult with your Attorney and/or Estate Planner.
Leaving a bequest to ANDRUS through your will or living trust allows ANDRUS to continue to provide valuable services for generations to come.
Please consider including ANDRUS Â in your will.Â You can give a specific asset, a dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the balance of your estate, after the payment of taxes, expenses and any other bequests that you make. Â For more information, please call Lorelei Vargas at 914-965-3700 ext. 1282 or Check with your Attorney and/or Estate Planner.
All donations directly support ANDRUSâ€™ work. Occasionally friends will ask about the use of their gift. Donations in response to our Annual Appeal and other generous giftsÂ support our Mission to nurture social and emotional well-being in children and their families. Donations may also be directed to designated projects, such as Cottage Renovations, Greenhouse, theÂ Early LearningÂ CenterÂ or our Mental Health Division.Â Our Development staff would be happy to talk with you about your special interests.