Collect or organize a drive for currently needed items

With nearly 100 men, women and children staying with us each night, there are always items that we are in need of to keep our shelters running!

Donated items can be dropped off at our Administration Building (425 Hamilton Street Schenectady NY 12305), Monday to Friday 8am-4pm. If you have any other questions, please call our team at (518) 346-2275.

Our Amazon Wishlist contains our current needs list. You can either purchase the items on Amazon, purchase them in a store and drop them off, or organize a drive with your group of a needed items (ex. diaper drive, sock drive, etc.)


Your gift of an automobile can help to change lives in our community!

We work with Donate-A-Car to process your donation. City Mission receives 70% of the net proceeds to benefit those in need.

The towing company and customer service department will contact you via telephone within a few days to arrange pickup of your vehicle. For more details, check out our Automobile Donation FAQs.

We accept all kinds of vehicles for donation to charity. Cars, trucks, vans, RVs, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, and more.

In most cases all you need is a signed title. If you have any questions please contact our donor service department at 800-237-5714.

If you itemize your tax return you may deduct the sale value of your donated vehicle or the fair market value up to $500, whichever is greater. You can find more information on charitable vehicle donation tax deductions at:
IRS Form 8283 and 1098-C
Publication 4303, A Donor’s Guide to Car Donations
Publication 1220, 526, and 561

Yes you can! We are happy to take almost any vehicle from almost any location.

Yes, about five days after your vehicle is picked up you will be mailed a receipt for tax deduction purposes.

It depends on the location of the vehicle but usually 1-2 business days.

No, most of the time you do not need to be present when your vehicle is towed.