We depend on in-kind gifts of goods and services, as well as donations, to help our families make ends meet. For many of our children and their families, these items are truly necessities.

If you wish to make a Gift-in-Kind donation, please contact us:

  • Westchester Office:  Denise Tredwell, Volunteer Coordinator at (914) 617-4052
  • Long Island Office:Patricia Conway, Community Outreach Coordinator at (631) 473-1768 x303

The following items are always welcomed:

Supermarket Gift Cards

  • Key Food
  • ShopRite
  • Stop & Shop

Gift Certificates

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Best Buy
  • Claire's
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • iTunes
  • Mastercard
  • Old Navy
  • Sears
  • Target
  • Visa

New York City Metro Cards

  • Used by families for transportation to and from treatment.
  • $20 denominations, please.

Phone Cards

  • For our families to keep in touch with their children and their doctors.  (Domestic only, please)


  • AA and AAA

Gift Wrap

  • Holiday gift wrap, bows, tape and candy
  • Birthday gift wrap for children


Drop off or mail items to:

Friends of Karen
118 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY 10560
Attention: Volunteer Coordinator


Friends of Karen
21 Perry Street
Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Attention: Community Outreach Coordinator

Unfortunately, due to a child’s compromised immune system from chemotherapy, we cannot accept any used items.  We do not accept donations of used furniture, TVs or other electronics, or clothing.


Visit our Gifts for Children section for additional information about the Friends of Karen gift programs that include Holiday Adopt-A-Family, Back-to-School and Birthday presents for our critically-ill children and their siblings.  Click on the donate button below if you wish to directly support this program.