How To Help


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Because of supporters like you, CAPTAIN CHS is able to nourish and grow our programs and services, and we look forward to continuing to strengthen our community for 40 more years.

We are grateful every day that you allow us to lift people up and build brighter futures for our neighbors. If you would like information on making a donation of any kind, please call us at 518-371-1185. Thank you!


Gifts Of Cash - Gifts of cash are the most common and often the simplest to make. Checks should be made payable to CAPTAIN YFS and brought or sent to CAPTAIN CHS at 5 Municipal Plaza, Suite 3, Clifton Park, NY 12065. You can download CAPTAIN's Donation Form.

- Another way to support CAPTAIN CHS is through gifts of tangible personal property. We have an ever-changing list of needs; our most recent is the Youth Shelter Wish List.

Corporate Matching Gifts - You may be able to multiply the value of your gift by participating in a matching gift program provided through an employer such as General Electric or IBM. Your employer’s personnel office can provide you information and forms to take advantage of this unique leveraging opportunity. Gifts from retirees and spouses may also qualify for a match.

Gifts Of Securities - Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can provide special tax advantages. These include a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the gift and avoidance of capital gains taxes. For information, please call CAPTAIN CHS at 518-371-1185.

Memorial Or Tribute Gifts
- Any gift may be designated in memory or honor of a friend or loved one. The family of the deceased or person honored will be notified of such gifts.

AnaMaria Bonar Endowment - You can designate your donation specifically to the AnaMaria Bonar Scholarship, which is awarded to a youth who wouldn’t otherwise be able to pursue higher education. The scholarship, awarded to a deserving youth who is community focused, will in turn honor the dedication of AnaMaria, a long-time CAPTAIN CHS friend, volunteer and supporter. AMB Endowment Form (download)

Gifts Of Real Estate - Gifts of homes, farms, and other real property can receive the same tax treatment as gifts of appreciated securities. If property has appreciated over time, its sale may result in a substantial amount of capital gains taxes being due. If debt-free property is donated, the donor receives a deduction for the appraised value. We encourage real estate gifts that are not subject to liens or restrictions that may affect their market value. We usually liquidate such gifts. For information, please call us at 518-371-1185.


CAPTAIN CHS is a qualified charitable organization and meets the standards and requirements of Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) (3). All contributions are deductible for federal income tax purposes (subject to statutory limitations) and for federal estate and gift tax purposes.