Ways To Support

Your generosity means the world to children, adults and families in need of services. Thank you!

Since 1995, Advocates has been helping individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families with exemplary service delivery. Today, Advocates empowers over 1,000 individuals with disabilities to direct their own lives and create a vision for their future through advocacy, training and education opportunities, recreation and special events, respite, person-centered planning, and self-directed services.

To make your gift, we gratefully accept checks, credit cards, or online donations by clicking “Give Today!” tab below.

Online Donations

Conveniently and securely donate through PayPal with a credit or debit card by clicking the button below:

Planned Giving

Your planned gift can help Advocates to meet the needs of generations to come.  Contact us to learn more about the ways that a planned or deferred gift can build a bridge to our future and ensure that Advocates will remain strong for the growing number of children and adults with disabilities who will need our support in the future.

Tribute Gifts

A tribute gift is a gift to honor or remember someone. You can make a tribute gift for a special occasion, like a birthday, graduation, anniversary or wedding. You can also make a tribute gift in memory of someone who has died.  If you would like to make a tribute gift and would like us to notify someone that you made a gift in their honor or in memory of a loved one, please provide us with the details, and we will be more than happy to send a card to tell them of your gift to Advocates.

Workplace Giving Campaign

Workplace giving is an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to Advocates.  Donations are taken directly out of your paycheck. Designate Advocates for your next workplace giving campaign! Wills, Bequests, Retirement Plans and Life Insurance: these are the most popular types of planned gift programs.  Check with your company’s Human Resources Department.

United Way

United Way provides a valuable philanthropic service to hundreds of health and human service organizations. Through their donor designation program, they collect, process and transfer donations on behalf of hundreds of Central New York nonprofit organizations.  Please designate Advocates, Inc. when making your gift to the United Way.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are a type of corporate giving program that essentially doubles an employee’s initial donation to an eligible nonprofit organization.  This is a great way to make an impactful contribution to Advocates.  To find out if your company will match gifts, please check with your HR Department.


An excellent way for you to support Advocates’ mission is to leave a bequest in your will, living trust or with a codicil. One significant benefit of making a gift by bequest is that it allows you to continue to use the property you will leave to charity during your life. Another benefit is that you are able to leave a lasting legacy.  There are a number of ways you can make a bequest to our agency through a Specific Bequest, Percentage Bequest, Residual Bequest, or a Contingent Bequest.  Please consult with your financial advisor.

Please reach out to Cheri Haskins, Director of Development and Communications, with any questions: development@advocatesincorporated.org or call (315) 469-9931

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