support encore


To carry out its mission, Encore Community Services depends on both public and private support, including generous contributions from individuals. Gifts to Encore are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Volunteers are also welcome!

You can support the work of Encore in any of the following ways:

Online Contribution

Online Donation

Direct Contribution

To make a donation by mail, please send your check made payable to Encore Community Services to:
Encore Community Services, 239 West 49th Street, New York, New York 10019

Wall Of Honor

Individual and personally engraved wall plaques are available for gifts of $5,000 or $1,000. These plaques are displayed in a prominent location in the Encore 49 Residence.
For more information, call the Development Office at 646-726-4299, ext. 1106.

Imprinted Cards

A gift of $10.00 or more can be made as a memorial or tribute to a loved one. Encore will acknowledge your gift with a card and will send it to the person you identify. To order your cards, please call 646-726-4299, ext. 1105.

Matching Gifts

Corporate matching gifts are an important source of funds for Encore. If your company has a matching gift program, please be sure to include the company’s form with your contribution or advise them of your gift.


Gifts of stock are greatly appreciated. It’s a simple process to make this arrangement. Please call Encore’s Financial Department for assistance at 646-726-4299, ext. 1101.

In Kind Gifts

Encore appreciates donations of merchandise and goods, such as clothing and jewelry for its monthly Bargain Store and Boutique. Please make sure that any donated items, particularly clothes, are clean and in very good condition. Non-perishable food items, cleaning and program supplies, towels, sheets and toiletries that can be delivered or shipped directly to Encore are also appreciated. At this time, Encore does not have the means to pick-up items. To explore in-kind opportunities, please call 212-581-2910, ext. 1127.



“I expect to pass through life just once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now…as I shall not pass this way again.” William Penn

Encore would be pleased to accept your support in whatever way you wish. Some suggestions may be found on this page. We gladly accept donations by mail or online via “Network for Good,” Encore’s processor for credit card donations. If you are uncertain of “how” to help and would like to discuss your wishes or needs with an Encore staff person, please do not hesitate to call:

–Gigi Verkaik. Director of Development, 646 726-4299, Ext. 1106; or

–Jeremy Kaplan. Executive Director, 646 726-4299

Encore would be delighted to speak with you regarding the needs of the seniors we serve.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Norman MacEwan