To Make a Donation

Cardinal Hayes Home for Children is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Laws of the State of New York. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Gifts can be mailed to:

Cardinal Hayes Home
PO Box CH, St. Joseph Drive
Millbrook, NY 12545-0140

Or made directly on this website:
 $25    $50    $75    $100
Or select your own amount:


Cardinal Hayes Development Office was started in 1989 when a Direct Mail Program was begun in an effort to close the gap between revenue from government funding and expenditures involved in caring for individuals who are disabled. This program opened a new door of opportunity for Cardinal Hayes Home. Within a relatively short time, we came to realize that many folks shared our compassion and concern for individuals who are disabled. People from across the U.S., and even a few beyond our borders, supported our efforts, financially and through their prayers. Many blessings have come to us through old and new friends, and we have welcomed the opportunity to pray for the intentions of all who request our prayers.

We always appreciate new friends who want to join us in our mission. Our Development Office is small but efficient, and your gift will be promptly acknowledged.

Our Agency respects and honors all requests from our donors not to share their names with other organizations. We also purge names from our in-house donor list if someone no longer wishes to receive communications from our organization. We never rent our mail list, however list exchange remains the most cost effective way to gain new donors.

Our newsletter “Inner Strength” has current information about our Home and School. To see the most current edition click here Inner Strength Newsletter-Fall 2023

Memorial Donations are a great comfort to families who have lost a loved one.  Donations can also be given to honor someone, or for a special occasion.  A lovely acknowledgement card is sent to the person being honored — or to the family when a gift is “in memory” of someone.  We also send a thank you card to the person making the donation.

Bequests to Cardinal Hayes Home are a wonderful way to carry your compassion and generosity into future years. Unless otherwise directed,  bequests are placed in Cardinal Hayes Home Endowment Fund where they will benefit disabled individuals in the years to come as well as those now in care.

Please consider naming Cardinal Hayes Home for Children at Millbrook New York, in your will. When our agency is designated as a beneficiary in your estate, I hope you will let us know so we can say “thank you.” If you have delayed making a will or postponed updating your will, we have a free pamphlet that explains what steps you need to take. To receive a copy of “Planned Giving – Will Your Will Make a Difference?” please call (845) 677-6363, ext. 1110, or drop a note in the mail.

If you have any questions, please call me at (845) 677-6363 or send a letter to me at the above address.  God bless you for all that you do for those who are less fortunate.

Mary Sontheimer, Executive Director

Newsletters – If you would like to receive our newsletter (or want general information about Cardinal Hayes Home or Hayes Day School), you may

call: (845) 677-6363, Ext. 1110
fax: (845) 677-6367

Online Donor Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting the website of Cardinal Hayes Home for Children (CHHC). We are committed to protecting your privacy when you use our site. This Privacy Policy explains what information is collected and how it is used. Our Privacy statement may be modified at any time; therefore, we suggest that you periodically review it. Your use of this website,, indicates that you agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy. This policy does not apply to offline communications or transactions.

CHHC does not collect personally identifiable information unless it is provided voluntarily and knowingly (for example, if we receive an e-mail from a visitor to our website). Personal information is not shared with any third parties. Cardinal Hayes Home may collect anonymous information regarding website usage. This anonymous information is used for statistical purposes only – for example, to assess the number of visitors to our site, usage patterns and length of visits. These statistics are used to evaluate and periodically update our website.