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Ways You Can Help

Government funding does not cover the actual costs of providing the comprehensive, individualized services for which NSSA is known. Your support helps NSSA to bridge that gap.

 

The cost of the high quality education, outreach, and support services NSSA provides to its students and families exceeds the level of funding provided by the New York State Education Department and the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. There are many ways in which you can show your support for NSSA and its programs.

 

The following are offered for your consideration:

 

  • NSSA hosts five annual fundraising events: a Dinner Dance, 5K Run/Walk, Golf Outing, and Wine Tasting & Auction. These events are tremendously popular and are open to the general public as well as our extended NSSA family. For further information regarding these events, please visit the Events section of our website.
  • NSSA has launched a Gift Card Program – providing you with a simple way to help NSSA at no cost to you. This program allows you to purchase gift cards through NSSA from local and national merchants who in-turn donate money back to NSSA every time you purchase gift cards. You can place an order at ANY time by contacting Jen at 631-462-0386 x116 or vardito@nssa.net. Your gift cards will be mailed to you. This program is open to friends, neighbors, and extended family members too! Please feel free to help us spread the word. Click Here to Download Order Form
  • Target stores offer a Visa card with benefits for the school of your choice. 1% of your purchases at Target and one half percent of purchases made elsewhere can be donated to the Martin C. Barell School, if you so designate, when you apply for a Visa card at a Target store near you.
  • 1800Flowers.com When making a purchase through 1800Flowers.com you will automatically receive a 10% discount on your purchase and 4% of your purchase will be donated to NSSA, simply by using our assigned promotional code: NSSA. The promotional code can be used when placing an order via website or telephone (1-800-flowers) or at any local 1-800-Flowers. Simply give the promotional code: NSSA when placing your order. Please keep this program in mind when you are ordering flowers and gifts for your personal and business needs.
  • If your employer has a gift-matching program, please consider NSSA as a recipient. Gift matching effectively doubles the size of the contribution you make to us. Please notify NSSA if you have access to a gift matching program.
  • If you wish to commemorate an occasion or a loved one through a donation to NSSA, our office will send a memorial, tribute, or donation acknowledgement. Contact the NSSA office at 631-462-0386.
  • When making estate plans, consider designating NSSA as a beneficiary.