LITTLE people deserve BIG futures, donate today and make a difference in the lives of young children.
Julia M. Kondratowicz Scholarship Fund
Awarded to high school graduates
Your gift helps children realize their dreams.
Elmcrest’s Future Fund
Planned gifts keep giving forever
Your gift can create a legacy that will support children in our care for generations to come.
Planned gifts to Elmcrest, such as a bequest in your will or trust, a life insurance designation, or a stock donation, becomes part of the Future Fund. The endowment preserves the gift in perpetuity, but the investment income it generates is available to cover critically needed services for children when other funding sources falter.
Adding bequest language to your will or living trust is simple. It can done by adding just a single sentence. A bequest can be unrestricted, enabling Elmcrest to direct your funds where the future need is greatest, or restricted to a particular program or Elmcrest location.
We recommend using the following words in your will.
I give the sum of $___ (or I give ___% of my estate) to Elmcrest Children’s Center, 960 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse, NY 13224 (tax id: 15-0539090) to be used or disposed of as its Board of Directors deems appropriate in its sole discretion.
For more information, consult your lawyer or contact Mary Beth Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-446-6250 ext. 355.
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Become an Elmcrest Elf and help make a difference in the lives of children.
Donating supplies and materials
We’re dedicated to helping children in our care build a path to a brighter future. That includes providing activities to help children discover their passions and develop the skills they need to thrive.
Kids deserve a chance to be kids, but state and county funding doesn’t cover games, toys and craft supplies. We rely on our supporters to fill in the gaps.
Your wishlist monetary donation allows us to buy the most needed items. If you’d like to buy a needed item directly, please visit one of our Amazon Charity Wish Lists, below. Either way, we’ll distribute your gifts to children who need them most.
Companies will double or triple your gift
Many companies encourage employee contributions to worthy charities through matching. Some even match gifts made by retirees or spouses. If your employer matches donations, complete the employer-provided matching form and send it to Elmcrest with your gift. Elmcrest will do the rest.
Become a Partner
Elmcrest is eager to partner with organizations that share our commitment to helping the community’s most vulnerable children. The businesses and other institutions that step forward as Fostering Leadership partners keep Elmcrest strong for the 2,500 children and family members we serve each year. Our partners enable Elmcrest to help children build a path to a brighter future. And when their future brightens, it’s a brighter day for our whole community.
With a $10,000 commitment, Fostering Leadership partners receive prominent recognition at Elmcrest events, on our website, and in our annual report, newsletters, and other printed material. Fostering Leadership partners may also participate in our youth employment readiness program, enabling youth in care at Elmcrest to learn, grow and thrive while gaining valuable real-world work experience.
To learn more about becoming a Fostering Leadership partner, please contact Mary Beth Anderson at email@example.com or 315-446-6240 ext. 355.
Where there are children, there is hope
Through a memorial gift to Elmcrest, you honor the life of someone you hold dear by fostering hope among children who need it most.