With the generous support of individuals, foundations, and corporations, The NYSPCC will continue its efforts to protect New York City’s children and improve the quality of their lives. There are many ways that concerned individuals can help The NYSPCC achieve this goal.
Please find below suggested ways to become involved, and contact Gigi Verkaik, Director of Development, at 212.233.5500 x216, or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your area of interest, or explore additional ways to participate.
**Please note that due to the sensitive and confidential nature of our work with children at the agency, opportunities to work directly with the children are not available. We entrust their care to the trained and licensed clinicians on our staff
1. Participate in The NYSPCC Holiday Toy Drive each season, or organize one on our behalf at your office or apartment building.
2. Volunteer in preparation for The NYSPCC’s children’s holiday party in December (donate food, crafts, etc. for the party).
3. Host a Parenting Seminar in your company office:
The NYSPCC offers short seminars to provide your employees and coworkers with critical information on a variety of key child safety topics such as:
How to recognize and safely intervene in situations of domestic violence that endanger children
How to identify and report child abuse and neglect
How to talk to your child about sexual abuse
What to do if your child is bullied/ What to do if your child is the bully
How to prevent infant/child injuries in the home
Teaching internet safety
4. Organize a fundraising event in your neighborhood or school on our behalf. See “In the Community” below.
5. Friends under 40 may consider joining the Junior Committee and helping to organize the annual spring fundraising event, or donating items to the silent auction.
6. Support the annual Spring Luncheon or Fall Benefit either by attending or making a gift in lieu of attending.
7. Purchase and/or help sell holiday cards designed by children in our programs each holiday season.
8. Make a gift of any size by visiting nyspcc.org/get-involved/donate/ or by calling 212.233.5500 x216.
9. Ask your employer if they have a matching gifts policy.
10. Transfer stocks or bond.
11. Remember The NYSPCC in your will or bequest.
12. Designate The NYSPCC as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.
13. Purchase note cards designed by the artist Caroline Almy Gerry by calling Megan Santosusso, Director of Development & Communications, at 212.233.5500 x216.
The NYSPCC is fortunate to have dedicated friends throughout New York City and the surrounding areas who care about children and take action to help support our work. The projects they coordinate not only raise essential funding for our programs, but also help raise awarness about child protection — especially in our own neighborhoods.
Thank you to all of the volunteers who help coordinate meaningful events and special projects on our behalf. If you are interested in planning an event in your community in partnership with The NYSPCC, please call Megan Santosusso at 212.233.5500 x216.
On June 24th, 2017, a group of fifth grade students from P.S 41 Greenwich held a sidewalk sale, featuring home-made crafts, baked goods, and lemonade, in support of The NYSPCC. They raised over $700 for the agency! Click here to read more.
On October 14, 2013, the Pace University Kappa Deltas, led by Sisterhood Chair Katherine Sesholtz, organized a shopping event at the Alex + Ani boutique in SoHo where a generous percentage of the proceeds benefitted our agency.
On the path to receive the prestigious Girl Scouts Gold Award, Helena Chicles, 16, began a project in January 2012 to completely outfit The NYSPCC’s play and art therapy room with toys, furniture, supplies, and equipment. As of September 2012, all of the children visiting The NYSPCC’s art therapy room now have the opportunity to heal thanks to Helena’s hard work and caring efforts.
Dallas Sherrill, age 12, presented Dr. Mary L. Pulido and The NYSPCC with a check for $447.77 on June 12, 2012, representing proceeds from the sale of his school newspaper, St. Bernard’s Big Time News, of which he was Editor-in-Chief. Dallas is the son of former NYSPCC Board member M. David Sherrill and Mary Alice Sherill. Charlie Mayhew, one of the newspaper’s student reporters, is the son of NYSPCC Board member Elizabeth Mayhew and Timothy Mayhew.
Children helping at a Souvlaki Fundraiser in New Jersey organized by Desie Ferrentino and Stephanie Karlis on May 5, 2012. This lunchtime event raised over $6,000, with the support of a matching gift, generously arranged by Jackie Robertson.
NYSPCC Children’s Council member Sophie B. Hawkins performing a benefit concert for The NYSPCC at The Iridium in NYC on March 11, 2012. Thank you to Lisa Lori Communications for coordinating this event.