Support Our Work

Giving is Gorges: Wednesday, June 23rd

Help us meet our goal of raising $1,200 to give the gift of summer outdoor activities and play to families that we serve. Together, we can gift many families the joy of ice cream outings, trips to the Science Center, a family pass to local pools, backyard summer toy baskets and visits to NY state parks. Youth survivors of domestic violence and abuse need play to help process and heal from the trauma in their life. Families also need to heal together. Help us to give the lasting memories of summertime fun for the families we serve on this year’s Giving is Gorges. To make a donation, visit our campaign page.

Support Our Work

The Advocacy Center is the local provider of comprehensive domestic and sexual violence services in Tompkins County. Services include a 24-hour hotline, 24-hour ER accompaniment, counseling, legal assistance and community awareness and prevention programs. In the last year alone, the Advocacy Center helped over 1,300 adult and youth survivors and another 1,600 people through prevention education, training and outreach. Your donation will make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. We rely on the support of individuals, groups, communities, and businesses to further the reach of our work and mission.

Here are ways you, your company, organization, or business can help.

  • Donate now!
  • Send a Check to: Advocacy Center of Tompkins County; PO Box 164, Ithaca, NY 14851
  • Gifts of Stock – Contact our Executive Director for more information.
  • Planned Giving –  Contact our Executive Director for more information.

Goods & Services Donation

The Advocacy Center accepts donations of goods and services.  Please call our office at 607-277-3203 for more information on current agency/shelter needs or visit our Amazon wish list here.


The work of the Advocacy Center would not be possible without the time and commitment of our volunteers. Please visit our Volunteering & Internships page to learn about how you can support our work by donating some of your time, energy, and talents. For more information, contact our Community Engagement Specialist.

Online Fundraising

Contact us to set up your own personalized fundraising page! We provide the tools for you to easily create a page, set a goal, choose your timeline and then send an invite to your personal or professional networks to support your cause! This can also be created for a group/organization/business. You can also choose to support the Advocacy Center by creating a Facebook fundraiser!

Host an Event or Fundraiser

Are you interested in organizing and hosting an event that to raise awareness of domestic and sexual violence or raise funds for the Advocacy Center?

  • Fundraising Event:
    If your group or organization is interested in hosting a fundraising event for the Advocacy Center, please contact our Development Assistant and we will be in touch with you soon! Thank you for your interest in supporting our work in Tompkins County.
  • Clothesline Project:
    The Clothesline Project is a collection of t-shirts designed by local survivors of domestic and sexual violence that provide a powerful testimony to the impact of abuse in our community.  Please contact our Community Engagement Specialist for more information or if you would like to show part of our collection at your school, workplace or community center.
  • Film Screening or Awareness Event:
    Are you interested in hosting a film screening or awareness event? Please contact our Community Engagement Specialist.
  • Other Type of Events:
    Please call our office, 607-277-3203 or email our Community Engagement Specialist for more information.