10 Ways to Be Involved with The Foundling

Without our committed donors, dedicated volunteers, and community supporters, we wouldn’t be able to help 30,000 children, families and individuals each year. We value and appreciate each and every person who supports The Foundling, and cannot thank you enough!


With summer upon us, and people finding themselves with a little more free time than usual, we’re often asked, “how can I become more involved with The Foundling?” Well, we have 10 easy and simple ways you can stay connected to us year-round (summer, fall, winter or spring!).


1. Dedicate your birthday to The Foundling


Skip the gift wrap. For your next birthday, encourage your friends to donate to The Foundling in honor of you! Visit our donation page and select “In Honor Of” when making your gift.


2. Join our Junior Board


We’re always looking for new members to join our Junior Board. This group of young professionals in their 40s and younger volunteer with us and use their talents to help with events and other Foundling endeavors. For more details on joining, email Kathleen.Passantino@NYFoundling.org or visit our Junior Board page.


3. Volunteer your time and talent


Have a special talent or skillset? Have a passion for helping others? Whether you’d like to volunteer with your company, group of friends, by yourself, regularly, or here-and-there, we’ve got plenty of volunteer opportunities. Visit our volunteers webpage or email Volunteer@NYFoundling.org.


4. Attend a Foundling event


Twice a year, The Foundling hosts its major fundraisers: The Blue Party and Fall Fête. The Blue Party is typically in the spring, and Fall Fête is in the fall. Keep up to date with those online.


In the meantime, we have plenty of fun events open to the public. Be sure to check our events calendar!


5. Talk about The Foundling on Social Media!


If you follow The New York Foundling on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, be sure to like, comment and share our posts to help spread the news about what we do!


6. Shop for a cause


While you’re shopping online at your favorite stores, you can support The Foundling! Check out with AmazonSmile and JetCares.


Fun fact: When you visit COFFEED in Chelsea, located next door to our office at 590 Avenue of the Americas, you are contributing to The Foundling, too!


7. Sign up for our emails


Sign up for our emails to stay in the loop with everything we’re doing here at The Foundling, from latest news to upcoming events.


8. Join The Foundling’s Friends’ Council


Become a supporter through our Foundling Friends’ Council.  Get involved, donate, and support us at events. Learn more and sign up here.


9. Check out our latest media coverage and blog posts


Visit this page to be in the know whenever we’re featured in a newspaper, magazine, or on TV. We also update our blog regularly with foster parent stories, client interviews, exciting internal news, and more.


10. Watch our videos


Get an all-encompassing overview of our history and the people we serve through our videos on YouTube.

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