9 Staten Island Charities Accepting Donations This Holiday Season

by | Dec 15, 2016 | Life This Way on Bay

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The holidays are here, and what better way is there to share in the spirit of giving than to donate to local charities? Consider donating your time or money to the following charities, whose proceeds go directly to helping Staten Islanders in need, or to preserving the special places on Staten Island everyone enjoys:

St. George Theatre Restoration, Inc

35 Hyatt St, Staten Island, NY, 10301

In 2004, Mrs. Rosemary Cappozalo with her daughters, Luanne Sorrentino, and Doreen Cugno, started this not-for-profit organization to save the historic St. George Theatre from being torn down. It’s reopening has boosted the revitalization of the St. George community through outreach programs, concerts, special events, educational programs,workshops, and tours.

Donate here


Seaman’s Society for Children and Family

50 Bay St, Staten Island, NY, 10301

Founded in 1846 as the Society for the Relief of Destitute Children of Seamen, Seamen’s Society for Children and Families provide innovative and effective solutions that enable children to survive and thrive. It was one of the first organizations in the country to care for abused and abandoned children in foster homes rather than in institutions.

Donate here


Natural Resources Protective Association of Staten Island (NRPA)

P.O. Box 050328 Staten Island, NY, 10305

Established in 1977, by Lou Figurelli, the NRPA is a consortium of conservation groups, yacht clubs, sportsmen clubs, environmental groups and concerned citizens dedicated to protecting the marine environment of Raritan Bay and Lower New York Harbor.

Donate here


Gianna Nicole’s Heart of Hope

P.O. Box 90215 Staten Island, NY, 10309

This charity was created by Jennifer and Michael LaBarbera in memory of their daughter, Gianna Nicole, who passed away on November 1, 2007. Its mission is to assist families battling pediatric cancer.

Donate here


Grace Foundation of Staten Island

460 Brielle Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

The GRACE Foundation was established to improve the lives of people and families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder by providing them with guidance and support.

Donate here


Meals on Wheels Staten Island

304 Port Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY, 10302

Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, Inc. provides two nutritious meals daily to people 60 years of age or older who can no longer shop for or prepare their own meals.

Donate here


Community Health Action of Staten Island

166 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302

Community Health Action of Staten Island improves the lives of people, families, and communities challenged by health disparities related to poverty, discrimination and lack of access through service, education and advocacy.  The agency has four sites in neighborhoods with the highest rates of HIV, STD, poverty and substance use.

Donate here


Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation (CSF)

29 Crest Loop Staten Island, NY, 10312

Founded in October 2007, this charity raises awareness and is trying to find a cure for Chiari malformation (CM), syringomyelia (SM) and related disorders. The CSF Scientific Education & Advisory Board is comprised of several internationally renowned medical doctors, professors, scientists and experts.

Donate here


A Very Special Place

49 Cedar Grove Avenue Staten Island, NY 10306   

Established in 1974, A Very Special Place provides services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Today more than 1,100 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Staten Island benefit from the programs and services offered at A Very Special Place, Inc.

Donate here

Amanda Gough

Written By Amanda Gough

Amanda is a freelance writer and photographer. She likes classic music, modern art, indie films and getting lost in new places. A Staten Island native, Amanda enjoys writing about her favorite local people, places and things.

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