Fundraisers & Drives
Create direct, meaningful impact and inspire action: launch a fundraiser, host a drive or join one of our many annual efforts to support underserved children with special medical needs
Fundraisers & Drives
Back to School with NAC Kids
Our Back to School Drive is starting early so that every NAC Kid is ready to return to school this fall and we need your help to make that happen! You can make a difference for over a thousand medically complex children in New York City by donating backpacks and school supplies today. With your support, we can ensure that every child we serve has the supplies they need to succeed!
Holiday Gift Drive 2021 - Making the Holidays Brighter for NAC Kids!
Thank you to our incredible corporate and community partners for coming through big for NAC Kids once again this past holiday season. Over 3,000 gifts were donated during our Annual Gift Drive, bringing countless joy to our families and ensuring that all our kids had a special gift to open this year. In addition, over 500 coats, scarves, hats, and gloves were donated, keeping our kids warm and safe as the cold winter months set in.
Launch a Fundraiser
There are so many ways you can inspire giving and help NAC children. Want to help deliver educational opportunities to NAC kids or support our vital work in the Peter Haje Center for Autism? You can choose the NAC program that means the most to you to support. Talk to us about creating a personal fundraising page or using a platform like Facebook to set up your own fundraiser.
Choose any occasion to host a fundraiser to support children with complex medical needs:
- Ring in a big birthday
- Run a race
- Rally colleagues for a team building event
- Celebrate a Bar or Bat Mitzvah
Start a Drive
Gather your colleagues or mobilize your alumni network to make a huge difference in the lives of NAC kids. Talk to us about launching a drive or join one of our many ongoing efforts throughout the year, like our winter coat or book drive. Your support helps to give essential items directly to NAC kids and families. We make the process easy by setting up an Amazon Wishlist for your drive!
Help collect essentials for children throughout the year:
- Books and school supplies
- Essential food items
- Warm winter coats
- Holiday gifts
- Diapers & baby items
Literacy for all Book Fair
Every year we designate one special day to celebrate reading and literacy with our NAC kids. Can you believe some NAC kids have never owned their own book?
Our goal is to give every child new books to call their own. We need 3,000 books in English and Spanish for over 800 children, from infants to teenagers.
Holiday Gift Drive
The holiday season is truly the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a difficult time for NAC parents who can only afford the necessities for their children. You can help to make the holidays brighter for NAC children and families by participating in our holiday drive. Every year, some 3,000 gifts are donated from individuals, community and corporate partners for NAC kids. Join in to help make the holidays extra special for children in need.
Every November the NAC Junior Board hosts the Peer-to-Peer #5DaysofNAC fundraiser to support vital services for NAC kids and families. Join in the efforts by donating to a Junior Board Member’s fundraising page, join a fundraising team or better yet, start your own team by setting up a fundraising page. When we all help together, we can help a lot!
Joan A. Mark Literacy Fund
The Joan A. Mark Literacy Fund was established in May 2020 in Joan’s memory and in recognition of Joan’s lifetime experience and dedication to educational services for children, particularly, those underserved. Joan was a devoted member of the NAC family, and we are honored that Susan & John Gevertz and family initiated this fund in her memory. This fund continues to ensure that all children who come through our doors will have the educational services and opportunities needed to reach their inherent potential.