COVID-19 Response

To help children-in-crisis affected by the COVID-19 crisis please donate today.

The team at Things of My Very Own has implemented the following changes to protect the well-being of all we serve.

Client Services

  1. In addition to our regular services, Things of My Very Own is also providing emergency services to children 17-and-under who are affected by quarantines, precautionary quarantines and those who are deemed high-risk due to other COVID-19 related concerns. If you are a referring agency, hospital or other medical care provider and are interested in learning about this service, please contact (518) 630-5143 for more information.
  2. In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we are only accepting electronic referrals at this time. If you are a referring caseworker, please email your referral to or fax it to (518) 372-4585.
  3. All pre-screening and eligibility interviews are now completed over the phone. If a caseworker sent a non-emergency referral to the crisis intervention center on your behalf, you will be contacted by a member of our team on the following Monday, Wednesday or Friday morning for your eligibility interview. Emergency referrals will continue to be handled 24 hours a day, seven days a week, within four-hours of contact.
  4. If you are in need of services and are unable to reach your referring caseworker, please contact the crisis intervention center at or by calling (518) 630-5143. Please note: email is the quickest way to reach us as we are often out in the field. If you are under quarantine or precautionary quarantine, please let a member of our staff know, as you may qualify for expedited services.


In order to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, all on-site volunteer activities are suspended at this time. If you are a current volunteer and are willing to complete work from home, please contact the crisis intervention center immediately at


The organization is currently in desperate need of the following:

  • Emergency Food
  • Infant Formula
  • Toilet Paper and Paper Towels- 100% Depleted
  • Diapers (Sizes 5 & 6)- 100% Depleted
  • Pull-Ups (all sizes)- 100% Depleted
  • Personal Hygiene Supplies (shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc.)
  • Cleaning and Sanitation Supplies (disinfectant, laundry detergent, etc.)- 100% Depleted
  • Comforters and sheets in all sizes- Dangerously Low
  • Funding for OTC Medications and Prescription Co-Pays- 100% Depleted
  • Gas for Emergency Transportation

As a non-profit organization, we have the ability to purchase many needed items at a fraction of retail prices. For this reason, monetary donations go much further. Please make a donation today.

Help Children in Crisis During this Challenging Time

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Donation Total: $100 One Time

Please consider a recurring monthly donation. Just check the “Make this Donation Monthly” box above.

Donations to Things of My Very Own, Inc. help children in crisis by providing them with much-needed intervention services—not only material things like clothing and personal hygiene items, but also intangible things like a feeling of security and a healthy self concept.


  • Your $1000 donation may allow us to purchase a new mattress, bedding and a stuffed animal for 10 children.
  • Your $500 donation may enable us to purchase a new mattress, bedding and a stuffed animal for 5 children.
  • Your $100 donation may permit us to purchase a new mattress, bedding and a stuffed animal for 1 child.
  • Your $50 donation may allow us to purchase a new coat, socks, undergarments, and clothing for 1 child.
  • Your $25 donation may enable us to purchase a one-week supply of diapers, baby wipes and baby formula for 1 infant.

If you would prefer to make a payment via check, please make it payable to “Things of My Very Own, Inc.” and mail to:

Things of My Very Own, Inc.
249 Green Street
Schenectady, NY 12305