Cardinal Hayes School for Special Children (Hayes Day School) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated under the Laws of the State of New York. For access to our organization’s most recent IRS Form 990 click here.

Donate online now: click the link in the sidebar to contribute now using a credit card, you will be taken to a secure site donation page that can be quickly completed. A thank you letter will be sent to you via regular mail within a few days.

Donate by mail:  please fill out the downloadable pdf in the sidebar and send contributions to:

Cardinal Hayes School for Special Children
Attn:  Development Office
PO Box CH, 3374 Franklin Avenue
Millbrook, NY 12545-0140

Donate by phone: 1-845-677-6363 Extension 133

We respect and honor 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 us. We never rent our mail list, however list exchange remains the most cost effective way to gain new donors. We respect your request to maintain privacy.  Our Development Office is efficient, and your gift will be promptly acknowledged.

A donation that is designated for Cardinal Hayes Endowment Fund is an investment in the future of our school and home and a gift to special needs children of the future.

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 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 young people in the years to come as well as those now in care.

Please consider naming Cardinal Hayes School for Special Children or 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. 133 or 110, 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, Fred Apers, Executive Director,  at the above address.  Thank you for all that you do for those who are less fortunate. 

Newsletters – If you would like to receive our Spring and Fall newsletters (or want general information about Cardinal Hayes Home or Cardinal Hayes School), you may  call: (845) 677-6363, ext. 133 or 110, fax: (845) 677-6691 or e-mail :