Charities in Saratoga Springs & Saratoga County

Spread 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 with 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!

a man putting together food for a food drive

Charity Fundraisers and Events

Local and Regional Charities & Non-Profit Organizations

ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

This is the regional office raising awareness and funds for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital located in Memphis, TN. 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.

2 Pine West Plaza, #202
Albany, NY 12205
518.944.2750

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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 all the amazing artwork created by the individuals they serve.

49 Front Street
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
518.363.0015

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Franklin Community Center

In addition to the food pantry, which is open year-round, the Franklin Community Center provides holiday food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas to hundreds of less forutnate 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.

You can donate monday, food, clothing, and household items, including furniture, to the Franklin Community Center.

10 Franklin Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518.587.9826

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The Giving Circle, Inc.

The Giving Circle, Inc. celebrates community and the concept of one person, one community by reaching out to another in a cycle of giving. Through 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.

PO Box 3162
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518.469.6769

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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.

1373 US Route 9
Fort Edward, NY 12828
518.793.7484

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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 families regarding adaptive equipment.

161 Circular Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518.306.5665

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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 with many local wishes from the Saratoga County area.

3 Washington Square
Albany, NY 12205
518.456.9474

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National Museum of Dance

The National Museum of Dance is a nonprofit organization that relies on volunteers to run their gift shop during museum hours. The work load is very light and they schedule two three-hour shifts per day, 10am to 1pm, and 1pm to 4pm. It is difficult for them to find the necessary volunteers, because many people work during those hours.

If you have a few hours of availability during the day, please consider volunteering with this important nonprofit that is dedicated to the art of dance. For more information on volunteering contact Corina at school@dancemuseum.org, or call the phone number listed below.

99 South Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518.584.2225

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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
PO Box 652
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518.584.1640

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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.

PO Box 1254
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518.484.1236

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Shelters of Saratoga

Shelters of Saratoga strives to ensure 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.

14 Walworth Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518.581.1097

Donate today!

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.

Donate during Saratoga County Restaurant Week, running from December 1st to the 7th for 2017.

Donate today!

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.

518.698.2560

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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
PO Box 13865
Albany, NY 12212
518.456.2200

Donate today!

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.

Trinity United Methodist Church
PO Box 2383
155 Ballard Road
Wilton, NY 12831
518.350.4456

Donate today!

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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