With nearly 100 men, women and children staying with us each night, there is always a need to help keep our shelters and services running. We rely on volunteers, donations and donated items to help as we continue to serve our community and residents. Check out each section and learn how your kindness can make a difference!

Donate Now

You can help create help for today and hope for tomorrow by giving a gift today. With your generosity, our neighbors in need will receive nutritious meals, safe shelter, and gain the opportunity to find meaningful employment and build a brighter future.

Planned Giving

To help you get started on your plans and legacy, City Mission has partnered with FreeWill, an online tool that guides you through the process of creating a legally valid will or trust. It’s easy to use, accessible online and can be completed in 20 minutes.

Non-Cash Gifts

Many of our donors are opting for smarter giving, non-cash options that not only support our mission but may also offer a variety of tax benefits. Click below to learn more about giving stocks, gifts from your IRA, and making a grant from a donor-advised fund.

Donate Household Items

Your donations may be sold at our Thrift Store where all proceeds will go towards supporting City Mission programs. Other items might be given to our residents as they move from shelters to their own apartments. Click below to view donation guidelines and learn more.

Shop our Target Registry

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. You can help provide these items and meet the needs of those we serve by shopping our Target Community Registry!

Donate Clothing

After you've finished cleaning out your closets, we are happy to take that extra clothing off of your hands! We accept clothing and shoes for men, women and children. We also accept jewelry, outerwear, ties, purses, and other clothing accessories.

Organize a Collection

Gather a group of friends or loved ones, spread the word, and benefit the men, women and children in need that come to City Mission each day. The organization of a drive or collection with your group will help transform lives!

Volunteer Today

There is no greater gift than to give your time. If you or a group are interested in volunteering at City Mission, we have many opportunities available for you. Click below to access our volunteer page, learn more, and get started with the City Mission family!

Mail In Your Donation

To mail your donation to us, please fill out the form by clicking the button below and include it with your gift. Checks can be made payable to "City Mission of Schenectady." Please mail all gifts to: City Mission PO Box 760 Schenectady, NY 12301.