Support a Child This Holiday Season


Congratulations on your decision to Sponsor-a-Child in Crisis this holiday season. We currently have thousands of children anxiously hoping that their wish will come true this holiday season. You can help fulfill the wishes of children in crisis by picking up a Wish Tag at one of the locations below.

Once you are finished shopping for the child you are sponsoring, you can bring the gifts back to the location you picked up the tag from, unwrapped, by December 15th. Please be sure to place all items in a bag labeled with your child’s family number, gender and age. If you would like a tax receipt, be sure to include your name, mailing address, telephone and the value of the donations you contributed. A tax receipt will be mailed to you. We thank you in advance for your generosity and wish you a magical holiday season.



  • Pittsfield MA- Safelite AutoGlass – 799 Tyler Street


  • Duanesburg, NY Rosa Villa – 3932 Western Turnpike
  • Glenville NY- Slice of Glenville – 10 Glenridge Road
  • Glenville, NY-Manhattan Bagel & Bistro – 123 Saratoga Road (Route 50 in Socha Plaza)
  • Kingston NY- Safelite AutoGlass – 650 Ulster Ave
  • Latham NY- Safelite AutoGlass – 881 Old Albany Shaker Road
  • Latham NY- Northway Toyota – 727 New Louden Road
  • Plattsburg NY- Safelite AutoGlass – 186 Margaret Street
  • Queensbury, NY- Safelite AutoGlass – 20 Main Street
  • Schenectady, NY- Metro Ford – 3601 State Street
  • Schenectady, NY- Gershon’s Deli – 1600 Union Street
  • Schenectady NY- Manhattan Exchange – 607 Union Street
  • Scotia, NY- Visco’s Pizza – 149 Vley Road
  • Yorkville, NY- Safelite AutoGlass – 701 Oriskany Blvd


  • Williston VT-Safelite AutoGlass – 7 Adams Drive
  • White Junction River VT- Safelite Auto Glass – 669 North Main Street

The response to the sponsorship program has been overwhelming and we are not currently matching individuals with specific children in need.

To help sponsor a child in crisis this holiday season, you may also make a donation below by visiting our donation page. Just click on the “donate today” button below.

Thank you for your care and generosity!

Because of the generosity of donors like you, we are able to continue our mission of providing critical intervention services and programs to children in crisis. You can make a one-time or monthly donation on this page, and come back anytime to make additional donations.

We purchase items for children in need, and their needs are always changing. Your contribution may allow us to provide children with such necessary items as:

  • A $1000 donation may allow us to purchase a New Mattress, Bedding & Stuffed Animal for 10 Children
  • Your $500 donation may enable us to purchase a New Mattress, Bedding & Stuffed Animal for 5 Children
  • A $100 contribution today may permit us to purchase a New Mattress, Bedding & Stuffed Animal for 1 Child
  • Your $50 donation may allow us to buy a Coat, Socks, Undergarments & Clothing for 1 Child
  • A $25 contribution may enable us to purchase One Week of Diapers, Baby Wipes & Formula for 1 Child

We are happy to accept donations of any size!

If you would prefer to make a payment via check, please make it payable to “Things of My Very Own, Inc.”. Mail the check to us at Things of My Very Own, Inc., 249 Green Street, Schenectady, NY 12305. Thank you!

Things of My Very Own Inc.’s effort to provide children with basic needs was featured on WNYT on November 15, 2017. Click here to read the article.