Making a Gift to Helen Keller Services

There are many ways you can support the life-changing work that’s happening at Helen Keller Services (HKS):

Outright Gifts

  • Make a secure donation online.
  • Mail or fax this donation form.
  • Call (516) 393-7992 to make a gift over the phone.
  • Text (347) 492-1688 a donation.

Appreciated Securities

Gifts of appreciated publicly traded stock enjoy special tax benefits. Email development@helenkeller.org to learn more.

Planned Gifts

A planned gift can give you the best of both worlds, enabling you to make a real difference in the lives of future HKS clients and students, often while providing financial benefits for yourself or your family.

  • Bequests
  • Life income gifts, including charitable trusts and gift annuities

Learn more about planned giving

Property Gifts
Consider donating real property to HKS. The donation amount will be determined by the current market value of the property. There are no broker fees, and the tax benefits can be significant. Real property can be given as an outright gift or by bequest. Email development@helenkeller.org for more information.

Tributes
Honor. Celebrate. Remember. Make a gift in honor or in memory of someone special. Choose any of the donation methods above to create a unique tribute to a friend, colleague or loved one, or to mark a special occasion. Our clients and students will be your honoree’s living legacy. You can provide us with the tribute information when you donate online or by mail or fax , and we will send an acknowledgment card to whomever you choose.

Matching Gifts
Employers often support causes that are important to their employees through matching gifts. In many cases, companies match employee donations to nonprofit organizations dollar for dollar, doubling the amount of qualifying donations at no cost to the employee. Talk to your human resources representative to find out if your company has a matching gift program. If you already have a form from your employer, send it to us with your gift, and we will process the corporate match on your behalf.

State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA)

To designate HKS as a recipient in your State Employee Federated Appeal (SEFA),  please enter
65-00144 on your campaign pledge form.  

Employer Payroll Deduction
Many companies give employees the opportunity to direct a portion of their paychecks to the charities of their choice. Giving via payroll deduction eliminates the hassle of writing and mailing checks and enables you to spread your donations out over the course of the year, making budgeting and record-keeping easier for you. Ask your human resources representative about making gifts to HKS through payroll deduction. If you are a corporate representative and would like more information about setting up a workplace giving program, email development@helenkeller.org.

Give When You Shop
Every time you shop on Amazon.com or other participating vendors' websites you can make a donation to HKS at no cost to you.

Learn more about giving while shopping

HKNC Giving Tree
The Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths & Adults (HKNC) is offering an opportunity to become a member of our Giving Tree.

As a donor your name, or that of someone you would like to recognize, will be forever associated as a supporter of HKNC. When you make a contribution, your gift will be recognized by a leaf, rock or dove on or around a beautiful tree which is permanently displayed in the lobby of HKNC’s headquarters in Sands Point. Each donor’s plaque can be engraved to honor or pay tribute to someone you love. With your generous support, together we can help individuals who are deaf-blind live, work and thrive in the communities of their choice.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

Financial and other information about Helen Keller Services’ purpose, programs and activities can be obtained by contacting the Development Department at 57 Willoughby St., 6th Floor, Brooklyn, NY  11201, 718-522-2122, or for residents of the following states, as stated below.  Florida: SC No. CH39364. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE, WITHIN THE STATE, 1-800-HELP-FLA OR VIA THE INTERNET AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. Maryland: For the cost of postage and copying, from the Secretary of State.  Michigan: MICS No. 50132      Mississippi: The official registration and financial information of Helen Keller Services may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office by calling 1-888-236-6167.  New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charfrm.htm.   New York: Upon request, from the Attorney General Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.  North Carolina: Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 1-888-830-4989 (within North Carolina) or (919) 807-2214 (outside of North Carolina)Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Helen Keller Services may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Virginia: From the State Office of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23218.  Washington: From the Secretary of State at 1-800-332-4483. West Virginia: West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305.   CONTRIBUTIONS ARE DEDUCTIBLE FOR FEDERAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW.  REGISTRATION IN A STATE DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION OF HELEN KELLER SERVICES BY THE STATE.