Empowering People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Lead Fuller Lives

Ways to Give

Make a donation and make a difference!                                                                      

With your generosity, we pledge to maintain the highest quality services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. There are many ways to give to AVSP!

You can donate now:

By Mail
By Phone 718-987-1234 x1012

Contact us by email:

Cash, Check or American Express by Phone or E-mail is the simplest way of contributing. A donor may easily claim their charitable income tax deduction.

Matching Gifts allow an employee's gift to AVSP to be matched by their employer. For more information, contact your human resources department to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.

Gifts of Tangible Personal Property & Gifts-In-Kind Such as new and used equipment or other types of property can be used to make a gift. If we use a donated asset, the donor is entitled to a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the asset. A tangible asset of over $2,500 is subject, at the donor's expense, to a qualified appraisal.

Making a Gift of Stock benefits both you and AVSP. Doing so can boost your tax savings, allowing you to give more. Donating an appreciated asset to A Very Special Place, Inc., may allow you to avoid a significant portion of your tax liability while receiving a charitable contribution deduction. Advantages of making a gift of stock include:
  • A charitable income tax deduction
  • Avoidance of capital gains taxes
  • Full fair market value credit for your gift
Get Involved A Very Special Place, Inc. is consistantly looking for job and volunteer opportunities your business may have for members of our Employment Training Alternatives and Supportive Employment Program. Members of this program have recently volunteered their work skills at Barnes & Noble, March of Dimes Staten Island, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, Project Hospitality and many others in the community.



For more ways on how you can make your gift, please contact the Director of Community & Public Relations at 718-987-1234 ext. 1012 or email
development@avspny.org. Consultation with your financial planner is the ideal way to determine the best way for you to make your gift.