Donations

Monetary Donations

Ways your contribution can make a difference 

Northampton Senior Center gladly accepts financial donations to help support its mission and efforts to serve older adults. Contributions help to provide for needs which are not funded by city or state funds and allow us to provide programs, entertainment, as well as offer financial aid to low-income older adults for fee-based programs and services.

  • Programs Support Fund - Your contribution helps to provide programs to reduce isolation, provide education, recreation and transportation services for older adults.
  • Financial Aid Fund - Your contribution helps to provide low-income older adults with discounted rates on fees for meals, health clinics, farm shares, fitness classes and transportation.
  • Chronicle Fund - Your contributions help to provide this free monthly publication to all residents over 60 in Northampton, Leeds, and Florence.

How to make your contribution

  • Donations to the Senior Center should be accompanied by a letter indicating the purpose for which they are made. Please also write this in the memo line of the check. Note: if a specific purpose is not indicated the funds will go into the General Gift Account which is used for various needs. Checks should be made out to Northampton Senior Services and mailed to 67 Conz St., Northampton, MA 01060.
  • Donations can also be made through the following "Donation Button" found below:

Legacy Gifts 

Please consider remembering the Northampton Senior Center in your will. All it takes is a quick phone call to your lawyer to add a charitable gift to your will. 

Contributions to The Friends of Northampton Senior Center, Inc. (FNSC)

Friends of Northampton Senior Center, Inc. (FNSC) purposes are to support and promote the best interests of the Northampton Council on Aging, the Northampton Senior Services Department and the Northampton Senior Center so that services, activities, and facilities may benefit older adults of the City aged sixty (60) and over to the greatest extent possible. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we receive donations and raise funds to support the mission of the Senior Center.  This funding provides an ability to purchase goods, products, or services to better serve our older population when city budgets are not able to because of fiscal constraints or municipal finance law that restricts use of tax dollars for a particular purpose. 

If you are interested in learning more or by becoming a Board, Associate member or Volunteer to help accomplish this important role and mission going forward please contact us.  

An Associate Member or Volunteer is someone who can devote talent or expertise for a specific fund-raising project but who does not want to make a regular time commitment.  A Board Member is one who is willing to meet month and help plan and/or assist with specific fundraising projects or initiatives as they are developed.

FNSC CURRENT FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE

Please join us in our current effort to raise $20,000 in funds to replace the Center's 14-year-old lobby furnishings. After so many years of use and the buildings recent serving as a COVID-19 vaccination site, the Center's lobby is overdue for upgrades. It will be repainted and carpeted with city funds. However, there aren’t enough funds to purchase new furnishings. 

Your donation will support a fresh and inviting welcome back to the older adults of Northampton after a long year of waiting out the pandemic. 

You may send a check to us at the Senior Center or go to our online platform with Valley Gives

Thank you for your support!   

Item Donations (Other items, medical equipment, etc.)

Please call the Director or Assistant Director so that a determination of need/appropriateness can be made before acceptance of item donations. 

All persons contributing acceptable items will be asked to complete a donation form listing their name, address, a description of the item(s), and estimated value for tax purposes. A letter will be returned to the donor as a receipt.

All donated items accepted become the property of the Senior Center. Personal use of donated items by staff, NCOA members, volunteers, or Center patrons is not permitted.