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How To Help


We cannot continue to remain an open door without you.  Your donations help us provide supportive counseling, shelter, advocacy, and so many more vital services.  Hold a fundraising event with your group and make a donation in support of these life-saving services.

Please visit this page if you are interested in holding a Pantry Drive.

Here are the steps you can follow to hold your own successful Grace Smith House Fundraiser:

1.       Decide what type of event you'll hold:  There’s no limit to the kinds of events you can hold to benefit Grace Smith House.  Some people have hosted birthday dinners in their homes, and asked each guest to bring a monetary donation rather than a gift.  We’ve seen bowling tournaments, sporting events, or even benefit concerts.  Artisans have created specialty jewelry to sell, whose proceeds go towards Grace Smith House.  Whichever event you choose, you’re giving your attendees the chance to have fun for a good cause.  Every dollar is appreciated and contributes to breaking the cycle of domestic violence in our community.

2.       Plan & enjoy your event:  Let us know what type of event you’ll be having—we may be able to get the word out.  At the very least, we can express our gratitude for your generosity.

3.       Make your donation:  You can set up a time to come to our administrative offices to drop off your donation by contacting us at or by phone at 845-452-7155 ext 136.  You can also make out a check to Grace Smith House and mail it to Development Department/Grace Smith House, 1 Brookside Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY 12601.  You may also make your donation online.

4.       Share your success!  Share your fundraiser success with your network.  We’re sure they’ll love to hear about the fun you had while making a difference.  You just might inspire someone to host their own fundraiser!  You can start a chain reaction.


Thank you for supporting Grace Smith House and our mission to empower individuals and families to live free from domestic violence.  You make a world of difference to survivors.