School & Center For Children With Autism In New York

Support Shema Kolainu Today!

By making a donation, you support Shema Kolainu’s mission to help children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) achieve their full potential for independence, productivity and inclusion in the community.

Shema Kolainu needs your support to develop and implement programs that effectively fill the learning and emotional requirements of children with autism and to provide the best opportunity offered anywhere for children with ASD to achieve recovery.

Facts about Autism and Shema Kolainu:

  • Autism is the fastest growing disability reported today.
  • There are 24,000 new cases each year.
  • Only $15 million each year is dedicated to research, compared to the $500 million for childhood cancers, muscular dystrophy, juvenile diabetes and cystic fibrosis, which combined are less common than autism.
  • Shema Kolainu has over 52 students enrolled in its school.
  • Through its center based and home and community program, Shema Kolainu serves more than 1,000 children in all five boroughs.
  • Shema Kolainu does not charge tuition to any child.

With 66 children diagnosed with autism every day, Shema Kolainu needs your help to support affected children and their families.

How to Get Involved

There are many opportunities to support Shema Kolainu, from helping to fund therapy centers or providing classroom furnishings to sponsoring a child. To learn more about how to Sponsor a Child through our Scholarship Fund, click here.

We just launched our “Raise the Roof” capital campaign with a $12 million goal to literally “raise the roof” so that we can add three more floors to our building. With three more floors of classrooms, therapy rooms and common areas, we will be able to double the number of students we can accommodate. To learn more about our Raise the Roof campaign, click here.

There are many ways to make a gift that will help the children and families served by Shema Kolainu. Depending on your objectives, you can select a gift plan that will best serve your philanthropic and financial goals. Read below for more information.

Donate Online

Donating online is fast and easy. To make a gift that will help Shema Kolainu accomplish its mission, just click here.

Donate Stocks

Stocks provide another way to support Shema Kolainu, while providing you with the potential opportunity to receive tax deductions. The best stocks to donate are those that have increased greatly in value, particularly those producing a low yield. If you wish to keep the stock in your portfolio, you can still give us the stock and use the cash to buy the same stock through your broker. You will receive the same income tax deduction but will have a new, higher basis in the stock.

To learn more about the benefits of donating securities, please contact Sharie Manon via email at

Donate Real Estate

Donating real estate provides an opportunity to support Shema Kolainu and to enjoy attractive benefits. For example, with a gift of real estate you can potentially receive tax benefits, generate income for yourself, or even continue to live in the house you donate.

A gift of real estate demonstrates a deep commitment to Shema Kolainu, and its impact on the organization is significant, helping to secure its future in the coming decades.

As you consider a gift of real estate, think about the property you own, then consider the financial and personal benefits that come from donating real estate. Ask yourself the following:

  • Do I own a property, such as a vacation home, that I don’t use very often?
  • Do I have real estate that is difficult or expensive to manage?
  • Will I owe significant taxes if I sell?
  • Do I have a substantial taxable income that a gift of real estate might offset?
  • Do I have a property that, if donated, would provide me with income?

If you answered, “yes,” to any of the questions above, you can benefit by gifting property to Shema Kolainu.

Including Shema Kolainu in your will
A will is a declaration of what matters to you. By leaving a bequest to Shema Kolainu you will guarantee that the search for a cure continues. Bequest gifts are an important source of support for Shema Kolainu. They enable individuals the opportunity to make significant commitments that would otherwise not be possible in their lifetimes.

There are many ways to leave a bequest to Shema Kolainu in your will:
You can leave a set dollar amount
You can leave a particular asset such as securities, real estate or valuable collectible.
You can designate Shema Kolainu as the beneficiary of a percentage, or all, of your residuary estate after specific bequests are made to family or friends.
Your bequest to Shema Kolainu is completely deductible for estate tax purposes.
For more information, please contact Sharie Manon via email at

Become a corporate sponsor

Benefits of becoming a corporate sponsor:

  • Directly impacting the lives of children with ASD globally.
  • Networking capabilities with other global sponsors.
  • 12 month link to Shema Kolainu website.
  • Recognition in all media/ PR releases from Shema Kolainu for one full year.
  • Media exposure with internationally recognized organizations.

If your company would like to become a corporate sponsor and help us in the fight to find the causes and effective treatment for autism, please contact Sharie Manon via email at

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