Child Day Care Centers Suffolk County New York

Capital Campaign

Alternatives For Children


Since its inception in 1988, Alternatives for Children has provided care to 10,000 children and their families throughout Suffolk and Nassau Counties.

These children, diagnosed with various disabilities or conditions including autism, blindness and visual impairments, cerebral palsy, communication and language disorders, developmental delays, and Down syndrome, have found a beacon of hope, comprehensive treatment for their disabilities, and educational programs when few alternatives were available.

Today with facilities in Aquebogue, East Setauket, Southampton and Melville, Alternatives for Children cares for and provides services for over 600 children annually through its Child Day Care centers, Early Intervention Program and Preschool Programs.

In 2001, the Board of Trustees committed to a series of actions to replace the main campus facility in Port Jefferson because it could no longer accommodate the growing population of children with diverse therapeutic needs requiring specialized treatment space.

It was clear that the most appropriate course of action was for Alternatives For Children to construct a new facility where the various needs of the children could be met and a long term home for the School would be established.

Under the leadership of the Alternatives For Children Board of Trustees, the Executive Director and staff, $8.6 million was secured to bring the project to fruition. In just 16 months, a site was selected, construction commenced and a beautiful new 36,000 square foot facility in East Setauket was erected as the new home for Alternatives for Children.

Situated on 4.6 acres of property, the facility features:
Larger and increased number of classrooms to meet the needs of the current and future enrollment
Speech Therapy Treatment areas
Computer and Technology Center
Dedicated Music Classroom
An expanded Library and Resource Room
A Sensory Integration Therapy Room
Occupational and Physical Therapy Gymnasiums and Rehabilitation facilities
State of the art handicapped accessible Outdoor Playgrounds
State-of-the-art Security and Safety System
Administration Suites and Offices

Alternatives for Children East Setauket officially opened its doors for students on January 5, 2004.

In 2005, the Board of Trustees of Alternatives For Children undertook a $2.3 million Capital Campaign committed to raising significant philanthropic support to fulfill several short and long term goals.

These Goals Included

GOAL ONE - Acquiring the property outright. The land on which Alternatives For Children is built was leased for a period of ten years. By raising additional funds, to be set aside from the general operating account into a special account, Alternatives For Children would safeguard its long-term future by providing a permanent home through the purchase of the property.
Short term goal: $ 1.3 million

GOAL TWO – To raise funds for a special redemption of up to a $1 million, reducing our principal debt on the IDA Bond for the construction of the East Setauket facility. This reduction in debt service would go a long way in establishing a firm financial footing for Alternatives For Children.
Short term goal: $1 million

In 2010 through prudent financial planning and fiscal responsibility, GOAL ONE was achieved and final payment was made to purchase the land on which Alternatives For Children East Setauket is located.

Now the efforts of the Capital Campaign Committee and its chairperson Michael Russell are dedicated to achieving GOAL TWO by February 2013.

We hope that you will find merit in our Capital Campaign by making a multi-year pledge of support. Although dollars are important, please know that whatever you feel you can afford to give us is deeply appreciated. Equally important is your willingness to help us seek the support of others whom you feel would be receptive to making a pledge to our Capital Campaign.

For more information about our Capital Campaign, or if you have any questions about Alternatives For Children or would like to see how you can Make a Difference, please call 631-331-6400 x229.

Mail your donation to:
Alternatives For Children
14 Research Way
East Setauket, NY 11733

OR

Donations

We hope that you will find merit in our Capital Campaign by making a multi-year pledge of support. Although dollars are important, please know that whatever you feel you can afford to give us is deeply appreciated. Equally important is your willingness to help us seek the support of others whom you feel would be receptive to making a pledge to our Capital Campaign.

For more information about our Capital Campaign, or if you have any questions about Alternatives For Children or would like to see how you can Make a Difference, please call 631-331-6400 x229.

$10,000 - Alternatives For Children Benefactor

1. Benefactor plaque indicating your Company/Name outside your choice of classroom.
2. Signage on Donor Wall located at Alternatives For Children East Setauket
3. Company/Name showcased at Events
4. Prominent Display in Quarterly Newsletter

 

$5,000 - Alternatives For Children Affinity Member

1. Signage on Donor Wall located at Alternatives For Children East Setauket
2. Company/Name showcased at Events
3. Prominent Display in Quarterly Newsletter

 

$2,500 - Alternatives For Children Advocate

1. Signage on Donor Wall located at Alternatives For Children East Setauket
2. Company/Name showcased at Events

 

$1,000 - Alternatives For Children Champion

Signage on Donor Wall located at Alternatives For Children East Setauket

 

$500 - Alternatives For Children Friend

Company/Name showcased at Events

 

Other Amount

 


Thank you for your support!

Alternatives for Children is a not-for-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.