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Contributing to AVS

To make a contribution to Allegheny Valley School, use our online secure donation form or send your contribution to:

Allegheny Valley School
ATTN: Dorothy Gordon
1996 Ewings Mill Road
Coraopolis, PA 15108

NHS Human Services Foundation and NHS Allegheny Valley School thanks our contributors!
View List of Donors (donations received 7/1/15 – 6/30/16)
View list of Honor/Memorial Contributors (gifts received 7/1/14 – 6/30/15)

There are numerous ways to contribute to Allegheny Valley School. Your tax deductible gift will support our mission and help to improve the lives of the more than 900 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that we serve.

Capital Development Fund
General contributions to Allegheny Valley School support the Capital Development Fund. Unrestricted gifts are used for the area of greatest need. Here are some examples of what an unrestricted gift to the Capital Development Fund can mean to Allegheny Valley School:

• We can purchase specialized equipment such as:

  • Sensory equipment that helps our residents reinforce their communication skills, fosters their interaction with others, enhances their relaxation and gives them greater control over their environment. The price for sensory equipment is wide-ranging ($50 - $5,000+).
  • Standers which increase muscle activity and help the individuals maintain their strength and improve their overall mental health. The cost for one stander begins at $1,500.
  • Specialized tubs which make bathing more comfortable for our residents while minimizing back-injuries for caregivers. Specialized tubs costs in excess of $15,000.
• We can expand the programs we offer to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

• We can continue to maintain and improve our facilities and provide safe living environments for the individuals we serve.

Please know that our needs are many and the costs are wide-ranging. A contribution of any amount to the Capital Development Fund is welcomed and appreciated.

Restricted Support
Donors are welcome to designate their contribution for use at a particular location or for a specific project. To restrict a gift for a particular use, we must receive written instructions directly from the donor. If using our on-line donation form, use the "Other" box to type in the specific location or project in the space provided.

Memorial and Honorary Giving
The Memorial and Honorary Giving Program offers you a meaningful way to extend condolences and/or congratulations to friends and family members while also helping Allegheny Valley School. Memorial and Honorary gifts are applied to the Capital Development Fund and used for the area of greatest need, unless otherwise requested by the donor. To restrict a gift for a particular use, please see Restricted Support.

A Memorial gift allows you to pay tribute to a departed one by making a gift in their memory to Allegheny Valley School. Memorial contributions are often made in lieu of flowers or sympathy cards.

An Honorary gift allows you to commemorate your living friends and relatives on special occasions by making a gift in their name to Allegheny Valley School. Honorary contributions can be made in honor of a birthday, anniversary, retirement, holiday or any other special occasion.

To make a memorial or honorary gift using our on-line donation form, please use the comment section to indicate who the gift was made for and if you would like for us to notify anyone of the gift.

Matching Gifts
You may be able to double or even triple your donation to Allegheny Valley School through a Matching Gifts Program. Many corporations offer such programs to their employees and retirees. Check with your employer to find out if it offers a Matching Gifts Program that will enable you to greatly increase your gift to AVS.

In-Kind Donations
Do you have tickets to a show or sporting event that you can't use? Does your business donate tickets or product to non-profit organizations? Are you getting a new computer? Do you have equipment that you think might be of use to Allegheny Valley School? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please call our Development Department at 412-299-7777 or send us details of your items using our on-line comment form. What you may not be able to use anymore could be just what we're looking for!

The Legacy Society
Including Allegheny Valley School in your estate plans will make a difference in the lives of the individuals in our care for generations to come. There are a number of options available to support NHS Allegheny Valley School with a planned gift. Click here to read more about The Legacy Society.