Making a Gift

Thank you for choosing to help our neighbors most in need.
With less than 5% of our funds coming from government sources, Hope House relies on the generosity of friends, neighbors, businesses, churches, foundations, service clubs, schools and civic organizations to operate. All gifts to Hope House are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
You may donate to Hope House directly online by following the directions using the donate now tab.
Donations can also be mailed to: Hope House, PO Box 161, Utica, NY 13503

If you have any questions about donating to Hope House or wish to arrange a talk about Hope House for your place or worship or civic club please contact Executive Director John Madej at 315-793-3723 or by email at

Planned Giving

By partnering with Hope House during your lifetime, you help ensure that our services and recovery programs meet the needs of countless individuals. Now, you can extend your support beyond your lifetime through a legacy gift.
Here are some of the simplest ways you can give:
Through Your Will: You can make a bequest of a dollar amount, specific property, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of your estate after taking care of your loved ones.

Life Insurance: Making Hope House a beneficiary of part or all of a life insurance policy is a simple way to make a significant gift! You may receive a tax deduction for the cash surrender value reducing your income tax liability in the year of the gift.

Retirement Account: You may realize significant estate tax savings when you designate Hope House as a beneficiary. This is a tax-efficient way to make a gift because of the income tax savings and charitable deduction allowed your estate.

Stock, Bonds or Mutual Funds: Appreciated stock, held more than one year, makes an excellent charitable gift. You could avoid capital gains taxes and receive a tax deduction for the value of the gift up to 30% of your contribution base. Bonds and mutual funds are similar to appreciated stock in their tax treatment. State, municipal and U.S. government bonds are welcomed.

Charitable Remainder Trust: Donors can select the rate of return from these income arrangements and also choose a fixed or fluctuating annual payment. Capital gains taxes can be avoided and you receive a tax deduction based on the age of the income recipient and the rate of return.