Children's Foundation  

There's NO Excuse for Child Abuse

NYS Children's Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides services and aid to children who have experienced abuse or neglect or are at risk of neglect due to economics or tragedy. Through our fundraising and events we are able to provide emergency aid to families and children in crisis. The crisis can be due to economics, loss of a job, death of a caregiver, fire, flood etc. We also provide services to children at-risk of a Child Protective Services intervention due to not having items necessary to meet their basic needs such as food, clothing, diapers and personal hygiene items. 

When a child is removed from their home through Child Protective Service Intervention, these children sometimes leave with the clothing on their back. It is our goal to work with Child Protective Services and the Foster Care System to help this transition for the child(ren) and the caregiver taking this child(ren) into their home.

Through community support we also organize several campaigns throughout the year to assist underprivileged children in our community.

  • Our Christmas Miracle Campaign provides gifts to children in the community who might otherwise not have a Christmas. We work hand in hand with the school districts and Child Protective Service who refer these children and families for aid. Through community donations and fundraisers we are able to provide the Miracle of Christmas to these children. Our first year, with the help of sponsors and donors, we were able to serve 291 children and 33 families. In 2016 this number rose to 616 children and over 100 families.
  • Food Pantry & Crisis Center provides emergency basic need items, food, diapers/wipes, clothing and winter gear. In 2016 we serviced 1941 people with that number increasing to over 2500 in 2017.
  • Back to School Program provides school supplies to local children whose parents are struggling getting the necessary educational supplies needed for their child to return to school.
  • Our Cinderella's Closet Campaign takes donations of dresses, shoes and accessories for local girls so they are able to attend their school prom/ball/semi-formal. We also take donations from area businesses for services and gift cards to their establishment for up-do's, make-up and nail services. Our goal is to play Fairy Godmother for a night and give our local girls a true fairy tale. Every girl deserves to feel like Cinderella for the night

***Please view our event page for the amazing events coming up that will benefit the Crisis Center and our community!

Through referrals from schools, the Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services, and other local, city and state agencies we will give direct aid to those in our community who are in need. It is our hope to provide the basic necessities for these families and form a bridge between their immediate need and the more permanent services to help them sustain viability.


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