An HVCS Client Success Story…

Long term HVCS client, “J.C.” has been with our agency for about 20 years. He’s gone through a lot of difficult times, including medical illnesses, and homelessness. This fall, we had the honor of celebrating his 60th birthday together with him. Just a few years ago, this was a day he thought he’d never see. When he asked to celebrate this milestone in our office, because he wanted to be surrounded by the people that helped him see this milestone, we were humbled. Today J.C. is maintaining his health and continues to receive services that keep him out of the hospital. He has touched so many of our hearts. He is a humble and generous man who now volunteers for the shelter that housed him while he was living on the street.

Your support helps us change the lives of our clients. Many of our clients face life challenging illness. Many have difficulty putting food on the table. Sadly, many struggle with substance use issues. All of them need assistance. With your donation, our clients are getting the help they so desperately need.

You can help us put an end to new HIV infections, more opioid and other drug use (and overdoses), and help your neighbors get the nutrition they need to stay healthy. Here’s how you can get involved.

  • Make a financial contribution to Hudson Valley Community Services in a variety of ways:
  • Donate food, toiletries, or household cleansers to our emergency food closets
  • Organize a food, toiletry or household cleanser drive for our emergency food closets
  • Volunteer at one of our special events or join an event planning committee


Donate by Mail

While HVCS’ programs are partially supported by federal and state grants, we rely on donations from individuals, foundations, corporations and local businesses, and funding from special events. Financial and in-kind private donations and grants are vital in meeting our clients’ constantly changing needs and prevent further spread of HIV/AIDS.

HVCS is registered under the legal name of Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation with the State of New York Office of Charities Registration. All contributions are deductible to the full extent of the law.

Please download our Donation Form (PDF) to mail in a donation. You may make contributions payable to HVCS and send to:

Public Relations & Resource Enhancement
40 Saw Mill River Road
Hawthorne, NY 10532

If you have any questions, please contact J. Dewey at (914) 785-8326.

Our Resource Enhancement staff will work with you to discuss the various giving opportunities, including special gifts and directed gifts. HVCS works with estate planning professionals in order to assist you in making gifts through charitable remainder annuity trusts, unitrusts, charitable lead trusts, donations of property or stock, bequests, and other vehicles that provide financial benefits to both HVCS and you or your family.


Food Closets

HVCS operates food closets in all our offices. This service is free of charge to our clients. We rely heavily on your donations. We can always use financial donations, food items and toiletry items.

Household basics like shampoo, deodorant, soap, lotions, feminine hygiene products, laundry detergent, cleaning products, and paper goods are often too expensive for our clients, and are not as easy for HVCS to acquire at local food banks. Donations of these items in addition to non-perishable foods are needed most. Check out our wishlist of commonly requested items.

While HVCS does not accept donations of clothing, furniture, or household items, we encourage you to donate these items to other local non-profit agencies.

If you’re looking to donate clothes in Dutchess County, please consider giving them to Dutchess Outreach at 29 North Hamilton Street in Poughkeepsie. Their contact number is (845) 454-3792.

Please call J. Dewey at (914) 785-8326 to make a donation or make an inquiry about food closet needs. You may also contact your local HVCS office to schedule a donation drop-off time.

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