FAMILY’s General Fund

Your generosity enables FAMILY’S staff to respond to peoples’ needs with flexibility and creativity. Our services are efficient and cost effective, going to the heart of immediate needs. Your contributions have allowed us to:

  • Purchase an emergency prescription for a victim of domestic violence
  • Install window gates at MidWay to protect infants living there
  • Take teens at Family House to a weekend retreat program
  • Fill our Food Pantries with nutritious foods… over and over again

FAMILY of Woodstock, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation. It is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations to Family are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Donate goods or services

During fundraising or outreach events, such as our Chocolate Lovers Social, Family of Woodstock is sometimes able to use the donation of goods or services as part of an auction to generate donations for the agency.  If you have goods or services that you’d like to donate for use in an auction, please call (845) 331-7080 or email For donations of furniture and other items, please contact the hotline 24-7 at (845) 679-2485. For donations of vehicles, please contact Michael Berg at (845) 331-7080.

Donate your birthday

Instead of getting gifts for your birthday, ask your friends, family and coworkers to donate to Family of Woodstock in your honor. Click here for detailed instructions on how to set up a birthday fundraiser.

Special Funds

You can direct your contribution to any of FAMILY’s programs or service areas using our online donation form or by designating your wishes when you send a check. The following are three special funds in honor of valued Family staff and supporters who have died:

Lorraine Kohn/Michael P. Wood Memorial Fund for Homeless Individuals & Families

Lorraine Kohn, a long-time Family staff member and Program Director of Homelessness Programs for a number of years, died in 2005. Michael Wood, another long-time staff member who volunteered at all of Family’s shelters at one time or another, died of ALS in 2006. In their memory, FAMILY has established a fund to help families and individuals to overcome homelessness by paying for security deposits for apartments. Eligible families work with Case Managers to ensure they are able to manage their monthly expenses, but the gift of a security deposit, ready at the moment housing becomes available, can make all the difference.  Donate

Joan Mayer Fund for Adolescents    

Joan worked tirelessly with Family’s adolescents for more than twenty years. The Fund, established in her memory after her death in 2005, provides important extras to young people at FAMILY like school supplies, special clothing, or transportation expenses for a special opportunity. Donate

John Herald Fund for Musicians and Artists    

John Herald was one of many musicians who have performed to benefit Family over the years. Though not a staff member, he was always ready to help others in need. After his death in 2006, John’s friends established a fund in his name to help people with seemingly small items—a car repair or emergency prescription—which can make a big difference in someone’s life. The Fund is administered by FAMILY’s Woodstock Walk-In Center. Donate

One Pulse- New Paltz Emergency Immigrant Alliance Fund    

One Pulse- New Paltz Emergency Immigrant Alliance Fund is a charitable fund administered by Family of New Paltz. It has been established to provide immediate financial assistance to individuals or families impacted by detention and deportations living in the New Paltz Central School District. Donate | Learn more

You can make a difference in someone’s life.

  • Donate online
  • Donate by Phone
    Call (845) 331-7080 during business hours to use your credit card.
  • Donate by Mail
    FAMILY of Woodstock, Inc.
    PO Box 3516
    Kingston, NY 12402
  • Planned Giving and Stocks
    Provide a bequest to FAMILY of Woodstock, Inc. in your Will, or designate Family as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or pension plan.       Establish a creative and flexible living trust or a charitable remainder trust that provides assets to FAMILY, while maintaining full use and benefit of those assets during your lifetime.

    Contribute cash, securities, real estate, personal property, cars, insurance proceeds, or other valuable assets—particularly those that would cost you high capital gains taxes—to FAMILY of Woodstock, Inc.

To discuss these long-term, high-impact giving strategies, contact Michael Berg, Family’s Executive Director, at (845) 331-7080. You can tailor your giving to address the issues in your community that concern you most deeply.  

FAMILY of Woodstock, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation. It is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations to Family are tax deductible to the fullest extent
of the law.