Give & Participate
Why You Should Donate
CLUSTER makes a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals in Westchester and Rockland Counties. Our services address pressing needs and empower individuals to improve their quality of life. Through CLUSTER’s four main program areas, Mental Health Residential Programs, The Westchester & Rockland Mediation Centers, Housing Resource Center and Youth & Family Programs, we strive to provide the highest quality, most comprehensive service in an effective and cost efficient manner. Eighty-eight cents of every dollar donated to CLUSTER goes to support programs that directly impact individuals, children and families. Without the generosity of donors like you, CLUSTER’s services would be dramatically impacted. Your donations enable us to continue providing much-needed services in our community.
Donations may be made to support individual program areas or as general support. Either way, your contribution will make a difference in the lives of so many people.
How Can You Donate
There are many ways you can donate to CLUSTER whether you’re an individual making a one time donation or whether you are making a donation through your company’s matching gift program. We want to make it easy for you.
In an effort to reduce our operational expenses we currently do not accept credit card donations directly. If you would like to make a donation with a credit card please click on the Donate Now button which will take you to PayPal where your donation will be processed or contact CLUSTER at 914-963-6440 ext. 220
All donations to CLUSTER are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. CLUSTER does not sell or exchange Donor names and information.
Online: If you would like to make a donation online through NY Charities please click the logo below.
Cash: You may make a donation of cash by sending a check addressed to CLUSTER, Inc. 20 So. Broadway, Room 501, Yonkers, New York 10701.
Memorial Gift: CLUSTER is always honored to receive gifts made in recognition or in memory of someone important to you. A memorial gift honors your loved one by leaving a legacy in their name. When you make a memorial gift CLUSTER acknowledges the honoree or their family, in addition to thanking you.
Matching Gift: Many companies have a matching gift program that can double or even triple your original gift. Check with your company to see if they have a matching gift program, and how it works. CLUSTER will acknowledge the company for their gift and inform you in your acknowledgement letter of their contribution.
United Way/Combined Federal Campaign: Many corporation and governmental offices participate in the United Way Employee Giving Programs and in the Combined Federal Campaigns, both which allow you to direct your donation toward CLUSTER Inc.
Planned Giving: Gifts that extend beyond one’s lifetime leaves a proud legacy for future generations. There are several options that offer you the satisfaction in knowing that you are helping to make a difference for many years to come by supporting CLUSTER through Planned Giving. Some options to consider are:
- Wills and Bequests
- Gifts of Life Insurance/Pension Benefits
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Reminder/Lead Trust
You should consult with your financial advisor if you are considering one of these options. You may also contact CLUSTER’s Development Office at 914-963-6440 ext. 220.
Gifts of Stock or Real Estate: CLUSTER welcomes gifts of Stocks or Real Estate. If you would like to make a gift of either, please contact CLUSTER’s Development Office at 914-963-6440 ext. 220
Special Events: CLUSTER holds their annual signature event the “Harvest Wine Tasting” every fall. It features a silent auction, great food and an opportunity to meet CLUSTER staff, and Board members. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact our Development Office at 914-963-6440 ext. 220.
Shopping: You can support CLUSTER by shopping online.
FAQ’s about Giving
Q. Is my gift tax deductible?
All gifts to CLUSTER Community Services are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law – as long as no goods or services are supplied in exchange. If you have a question about whether your gift is tax-deductible please feel free to contact our Development Office at 914-963-6440 ext 220
Q. How can I make a donation using my credit card?
If you would like to make a credit card donation by using PayPal which will process your credit card gift.
We will acknowledge your gift upon receipt.
Q. Can I direct a gift toward a specific program ?
Yes. Simply indicate to which program you would like your donation directed to.
Q Can I make a regularly recurring gift?
Yes. CLUSTER accepts annual, bi-annual, monthly or quarterly gifts. This is easily done through your bank’s online bill pay option. If you wish to do this by mail, CLUSTER can invoice you on a regular schedule at your designation.
Q.I have items I would like to donate to CLUSTER, what should I do?
We occasionally accept In-Kind gifts if and when they fill a specific need, are in very good condition and can be delivered to our office or other residential site. All in-kind donations are acknowledged. If you would like to make an in-kind donation, please contact our Development Office at 914-963-6440 ext. 220
Q. How can I volunteer?
Volunteers help CLUSTER provide the high level of services that we offer in the community. CLUSTER utilizes volunteers in many capacities, especially in our Mediation Center. If you would like to volunteer, please call our Development Office at 914-963-6440 ext. 220
CLUSTER appreciates your interest and support. For more information, please feel free to contact our Development Office at 914-963-6440 ext. 220 or send an e-mail to DCampos@clusterinc.org