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Your support helps us make New York City a better place for all New Yorkers, one client at a time. Every donation helps us offer essential legal services to thousands of everyday New Yorkers, and has an enduring impact on our clients and our community.

Make a Meaningful Impact

A Message from Our Attorney-in-Chief

“The generosity of our supporters help us offer essential legal services to New Yorkers in need. With your help, we can bring justice to every borough.”

Become an Advocate

Making a monthly gift in support of The Legal Aid Society is an easy way to bring justice to every borough. Become an Advocate today.

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Making a monthly gift in support of The Legal Aid Society is an easy way to bring justice to every borough. Become an Advocate today.

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Join us as we make a difference in the lives of New Yorkers in need. Your tax-deductible donation helps us make equal justice a reality for all those who are struggling in silence. Give Online now.

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The Legal Aid Society happily accepts donations by mail. Your tax-deductible donation helps us make equal justice a reality for all those who are struggling in silence.

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Honor or memorialize someone special with a donation to The Legal Aid Society and help make a lasting change in the lives of New Yorkers in need.

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Making a gift through your Donor Advised Fund is quick and easy. You can have an impact on our work today.

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To make a donation to The Legal Aid Society via wire transfer, please use the following information:

Bank Name: JPMorgan Chase
Address: 270 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017
ABA Routing Number: 021000021
Account Number: 000000244012928

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Support The Legal Aid Society by making a gift of stock. A gift of appreciated stock will help you avoid capital gains taxes on the stock’s increased value while also maximizing your income-tax deduction, allowing you to make a positive impact not only on our community but on your wallet as well.

If your broker or bank holds your securities, your gift can be electronically transferred:

National Finance Services
Depository Trust Corp (DTC): 0902
Account Number: P725000
Account Title: JPMorgan Chase

Account Number: H77843003
Account Title: The Legal Aid Society
Tax ID Number: 13-5562265

Contact Our Broker:
Michael Chewning
Account Representative
T: (877) 576-2744
JPMorgan Chase
270 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

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Corporate matching gifts are an excellent way for supporters to maximize their impact on The Legal Aid Society. By taking advantage of your Corporation’s Matching Gift program, you may significantly increase the size of your contribution, and help us assist even more vulnerable New Yorkers.

Click here to see if your company will match your gift. Just enter your employer and follow the prompts to match your gift today!

Bank or Brokerage

Inquire with your bank or broker about leaving bank accounts, certificates of deposit, or securities accounts directly to The Legal Aid Society. A charitable deduction will be available to your estate for the value of the account passing to The Legal Aid Society.

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Note: A charitable deduction will be available to your estate for the value of an account passing to LAS. To arrange such a gift, please contact your bank or broker to obtain the necessary forms.

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Inquire with your bank or broker about leaving bank accounts, certificates of deposit, or securities accounts directly to The Legal Aid Society. A charitable deduction will be available to your estate for the value of the account passing to The Legal Aid Society.

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Note: A charitable deduction will be available to your estate for the value of an account passing to LAS. To arrange such a gift, please contact your bank or broker to obtain the necessary forms.

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Inquire about giving The Legal Aid Society real estate or a remainder interest in your residence after you and your spouse are deceased. You can claim a current income tax charitable deduction for the present value of the remainder interest which will pass to The Legal Aid Society in the future.

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Note: You and your spouse may retain the right to live in your home for your lifetimes, after which your home would pass to The Legal Aid Society. You can claim a current income tax charitable deduction for the present value of the remainder interest which will pass to LAS in the future. In addition, a charitable deduction will be available to our estate for the value of the remainder interest passing to LAS please contact your attorney.

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You can inquire about making The Legal Aid Society a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or of a retirement account upon your passing.

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Note: If The Legal Aid Society is a designated beneficiary of your life insurance or of your IRA or other retirement account upon your death, the estate tax burden on your estate may be reduced as a result of the charitable deduction available to your estate for the full amount of the insurance proceeds or the value of the property held in your IRA, or retirement account passing to LAS . To leave life insurance to LAS, please contact your insurance agent or insurance company. To leave an IRA or a retirement account to LAS, please contact your plan administrator or account custodian.

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Many supporters choose to leave a donation to The Legal Aid Society in their wills and trusts as a way of building a powerful legacy of equal justice.

You can create a will online in less than 30 minutes.

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If you prefer to speak to an attorney about drafting your will, we suggest the following language:

“I bequeath (amount OR percentage) to Legal Aid Society, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of New York, with the principal business address of 199 Water Street, New York, NY 10038 and federal tax identification number 13-5562265.”

Have Questions?

For more information about ways to give to The Legal Aid Society, contact our Director of Development, Sharon Kleinhandler.

How Your Donation Helps

The dedication of our supporters and partners helps us make justice in every borough a reality. Here’s some of what your support has helped us achieve so far.

52,500

We provided legal services on more than 52,500 individual cases which benefitted more than 135,000 low-income adults and children.

$2.8M +

Our Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic reduced tax liabilities by $2,825,654 and recovered $69,646 in tax refunds.

$70,000+

Juvenile Rights interdisciplinary teams of Attorneys, Social Workers, Paralegals, and Investigators amplified the voice of children in 70,000+ appearances in Family Court.