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One of FOCUS' greatest strengths-- our volunteers!


Make an Online Financial Donation.

Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is a joint fundraiser for FOCUS and Hunger Action Network of NYS.

Call the FOCUS office: 443-0460 to register. $ 25 reservation.

Select and take home with you a hand crafted artisan pottery bowl
while enjoying a selection of  gourmet soups.

To donate online.

FOCUS 2016 Winter Appeal

The hospitality you help to make possible opens a door to many other possibilities for those in need, whether in the FOCUS Interfaith Pantry or the Breakfast Club.

Consider the following:

$40 provides 6 days of meals for 1 person, including fresh produce and milk.

$50 buys a hot breakfast and nutritious bag lunch for 25 people

$75 provides one day of hot breakfast for our average of 120 guests

$100 buys ingredients for 47 healthy meals from the pantry, nearly 16 days

$120 will provide a family of three with meals for six days from the pantry

$225 buys hot breakfast for 3 days for 120 guests

We’ll also keep advocating for a living wage, an end to intolerance and racism and the root causes of poverty and hunger. We invite you to donate to our common work, where charity and justice walk hand in hand.

Peace, shalom and salaam to you and your family!

Contribute to FOCUS

Send a check made out to FOCUS to:

c/o FOCUS Treasurer


275 State Street

Albany, NY 12210

Honor Someone

If you wish to honor someone with a donation to FOCUS, please send a check along with the following information:

  • What FOCUS program the donation is for (FOCUS Interfaith Food pantry, FOCUS Winter Breakfast, or other)
  • Whether the donation should be labeled “grateful for,” “in memory of,” “in celebration of,” or “in honor of.”
  • Who or what you wish to honor with your donation.
  • Whether you wish to be listed as your name or anonymous.

Gifts will be listed in the next FOCUS Newsletter after we receive your donation.

Contributions by check may be sent directly to the FOCUS Financial Secretary, made out to FOCUS. Donations are tax-deductible. Send to the following address:

c/o FOCUS Treasurer


275 State Street

Albany, NY  12210


What is my organization’s unique link?

What does my unique link do?
When customers click on your organization’s unique link, they skip the process to search for a charity to support among over 1 million eligible charities. Instead, they’re taken and are automatically asked if they want to support Focus Churches of Albany Inc.

Can I just tell supporters to search for my charity at
Yes. However, that makes it harder for your supporters to find and select your organization. There are over 1 million eligible charities, and customers may end up picking a different organization during the selection process. Sharing your charity link increases the likelihood that customers will select your charity before they start shopping.

Do my supporters have to click on my charity’s AmazonSmile link every time they shop?
No. Once customers select your organization, you will receive 0.5% of the price of all their eligible purchases, regardless of whether they use your unique AmazonSmile link to return to the site. However, we recommend that you ask your supporters to bookmark and use your link so they don’t accidentally shop at instead of Only purchases made at eligible for donations.

What do customers that have already selected a charity see when they click on my organization’s unique link?
If someone is already supporting your organization and they click on your unique link, they will simply be taken to so they can start shopping. They do not have to re-select your charity. If someone supporting a different charity clicks on your charity link, they are asked if they’d like to switch to support your organization.

How can I share my charity’s unique AmazonSmile link with supporters?
Share your unique link on your website, in email, and on social media.

Where can I find my unique link if I forget it in the future?
You can find your unique link on the Marketing Tools page at You’ll also find other helpful marketing tools including an online banner and social media tools.

If you have any questions about your organization’s unique AmazonSmile link, pleasecontact us. Thank you.

NYGIVES Day Tuesday, November 29, 2016

WHAT IS NEW YORK GIVES DAY? New York Gives Day is a 24-hour online challenge to celebrate nonprofits across the state of New York. FOCUS along with other nonprofits across the Empire State will work together to raise awareness, collect donations, and build a stronger sense of philanthropy throughout our local community. The challenge will be held on #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, November 29th, 2016. Giving takes place online at NEW YORK G I V E S D A Y #NYGIVESDAY