Charities in Saratoga Springs & Saratoga County

Santa Collecting CharitySpread some holiday cheer beyond your family, friends and loved ones this holiday season. There are many different ways you can give back to the Saratoga community around the holidays. There are food drives, charity events and more.

Attend a fundraiser or donate your time and/or money to a local charity or a national organization with an active chapter in the Saratoga region. Take a look at the options below, and offer a helping hand this season!

Charity Fundraisers and Events

Local and Regional Charities

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  • Creative Endeavors Gift Shop - Shop Creative Endeavors Gift Shop for those special, one-of-a-kind gifts and support Saratoga Bridges! See the amazing artwork created by the individuals they serve. local charity
    49 Front Street
    Ballston Spa, NY 12020
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  • Franklin Community Center - In addition to the food pantry, which is open year-round, they also provide holiday food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas to hundreds of less fortunate people within our community. With the help of local churches, civic groups and businesses, local residents are able to enjoy a delicious holiday meal that otherwise may not have been possible. local charity
    This year, Franklin is asking for the following non-expired perishable and nonperishable items: fresh chicken, beef, pork; canned tuna and chicken; milk; eggs; fresh cheese; fruits and vegetables; peanut butter and jelly; hearty soups and stews; cereal and oatmeal; canned vegetables; dry beans, canned beans, pork n'beans, grilling beans, baked beans; canned ravioli and spaghetti (i.e. Spaghettios and Chef Boyardee products); macaroni and cheese; hamburger/chicken helper and boxed meals; pasta and rice side dishes; ramen noodles; cup a soup; tea and coffee; hygiene items (including feminine products); laundry/dish soap; baby food/diapers; manual can openers; dog/cat food. These items are listed in their order of need.
    10 Franklin Street
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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  • The Giving Circle, Inc. - The Giving Circle, Inc. celebrates community and the concept of one person, one community reaching out to another in a cycle of giving. Through our interconnectedness, interdependence, and the expanded power and possibility created by our love, support, compassion, and cooperation, we will make a difference in the quality of people's lives. local charity
    P.O. Box 3162
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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  • Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren, and Washington Counties - This nondenominational Christian housing organization coordinates all aspects of habitat home building in our local area - fundraising, building site selection, partner family selection, house construction, and mortgage servicing.
    4 Glens Falls Technical Park, Suite 4
    Glens Falls, NY 12801
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  • Jake's Help From Heaven - The goal of Jake's Help From Heaven is to assist children and their families affected by debilitating illnesses including neurological impairments, mitochondrial and genetic disorders, and pediatric orthopedic problems. They provide grants and financial assistance, support research regarding rare disorders, spread awareness, and provide a storeroom and exchange opportunity for familes requiring adaptive equipment. local charity
    161 Circular Street
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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  • Make-A-Wish Northeast New York Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Northeast New York chapter serves the 15 counties that comprise the 518 area code. Many local wishes from the Saratoga County area.
    3 Washington Square
    Albany, NY 12205
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  • The Salvation Army - The traditional red kettle is an integral part of the Christmas scene, with millions of dollars donated each year to aid needy families, seniors, and the homeless, in keeping with the spirit of the season. Donations provide Christmas dinners, clothing, and toys for families in need.
    27 Woodlawn Avenue
    P.O. Box 652
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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  • SCCC Empty Stocking Project - This project provides holiday gifts and necessities to over 1,000 children in Saratoga County. At the heart of the project are the "friends" who generously sponsor a child every year, filling their holiday wishes. Please contact the Saratoga County Children's Committee if you are interested in sponsoring a child or contributing to this endeavor. local charity
    P.O. Box 1254 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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  • Shelters of Saratoga - Shelters of Saratoga strives to ensure that every member of our community has safe and affordable housing. They provide shelter, advocacy, and referral services for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. local charity
    14 Walworth Street
    Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Their mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of their founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family's ability to pay.
    262 Danny Thomas Place
    Memphis, TN 38105
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  • Toys for Toga - Donate new and unwrapped toys to children in need in the area. Donated toys will be distributed to these local charities: Franklin Community Center, Captain Youth and Family Services and Mechanicville Area Community Center. Dontate during Saratoga County Restaurant Week!
  • Toys For Tots - The mission of the Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. You can drop off toys at many nearby locations, donate money online, or mail in donations.
    3033 Street Route 4
    Hudson Falls, NY 12839
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  • United Way of the Greater Capital Region - United Way of the Greater Capital Region maintains its commitment to address the root cause of problems and focus on the building blocks for a good life so our children have a bright future and our community remains an attractive place in which to live, work, raise a family and conduct business.
    One United Way
    P.O. Box 13865
    Albany, NY 12212
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  • Wilton Food Pantry - The Wilton Food Pantry provides those in need with emergency food by working together with community members, leaders, and local businesses and organizations to gather, store, and distribute goods. local charity
    Trinity United Methodist Church
    155 Ballard Road
    Wilton, NY 12831
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There are also plenty of opportunites to donate while you are doing your holiday shopping. Next time you're at the checkout line and are asked if you would like to donate $1 to a certain charity, consider giving a little more! When you see the bell ringer with the red kettle, instead of just dropping in spare change, grab a buck to go with it.

This list offers a great selection of charities, but there are also many others in the area that would be great to give to. Make a difference this holiday season!

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