Through your generosity our community is becoming aware of the countless successes BHSN has achieved. Successes that benefit us all with:
Stronger Families • Successful & Satisfied Lives • Healthier & Dependable Workforce
At BHSN, your dollars have been supporting programs for children and families in our community since 1874. We thank you for your generosity, your compassion and support.
Ways to Donate:
This year's MARDI GRAS NORTH will honor John & Sharon Schenkel who have served our community for decades as a psychiatrist and pharmacist, respectively. Both have focused on the individual needs of people working to serve those who have wanted to move forward with their lives into personal wellness. Join us in honoring the Schenkel's contributions to the mental wellness of our community on Sunday, March 2nd at Anthony's! Just click on the MARDI GRAS NORTH link above to purchase your tickets.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. WHAT DOES DONATING ONLINE OFFER ME?
A. It provides an easy, convenient way to donate to our mission, and reduces our fundraising costs. Plus, by donating with your credit card, you can use your credit card statement for taxes/receipts, earn credit card rewards, save time and reduce postage costs.
Q. HOW DOES ONLINE DONATION WORK?
A. Simply fill out all the fields on our secure donation form, click “Submit” and your donation will be processed immediately. A summary of the donation will appear on the screen for you to print, plus you will be emailed an acknowledgement.
Q. IS MY PERSONAL INFORMATION SAFE?
A. Yes, the service operates on a secure server and complies with Visa/MasterCard regulations for real-time credit card processing. Unless you’re participating in our Recurring Gifts program, your credit card information will not be kept on file. Your other personal information is entered into a security-protected donor management system that only authorized users may access.
Q. WHEN WILL MY CREDIT CARD BE CHARGED?
A. We use a real-time authorization service, so a charge will be seen on your account within 24 hours.
Q. WHAT IF MY CREDIT CARD IS AT THE LIMIT WHEN THE PAYMENT IS CHARGED?
A. This service depends on you having enough available credit for the charge to be accepted. If your credit card does not have enough available credit, the donation could be denied by your credit card company and your donation may not be made.
Q. WILL I RECEIVE A RECEIPT?
A. Yes. We will mail you an acknowledgement / thank-you for your records. You can also print the authorization information on the final screen after your donation. The donation will appear on your credit card statement.
Q. IS THERE A WAY TO LEAVE A LASTING GIFT TO BHSN?
A. Yes - glad you asked! A charitable bequest is the most common form of providing an ultimate gift to a charity. A bequest is a provision in a will where a gift or property is transferred from the estate to the charity. Here is sample language that you can use in your will:
"I give (____ dollars) or (a specific asset, such as securities, real estate or other property) or (all) or ( ___ percent of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate) to Behavioral Health Services North, in Plattsburgh, NY for (its general purposes) or (the following purpose: _____).