Why is CMA One of the Best Charities to Donate to?

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As we approach the end of 2022, we reflect on our successful programs and events and their positive impact on our residents and community. Community Mainstreaming Associates has been dedicated to the ever-changing needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for over 40 years and is one of the best charities to donate to.

As a non-profit, we rely on the kindness and generosity of donors and sponsors to help fund our programs, which have become a vital part of people’s lives. Your contributions, especially at this time of year, will go a long way to continue providing our services in the year ahead.

Some of the Ways CMA Makes a Difference

CMA provides programs that offer people with intellectual and developmental disabilities the ability to lead active, fulfilling, meaningful lives and contribute to the communities in which they live. Our core programs are designed to help those with IDD navigate the challenging elements of adjusting to life after completing their secondary level of schooling. The programs are:

Vocational & Day Programs

These programs are designed to help our participants prepare for and assist in obtaining employment.

Community Habilitation

Focuses on enhancing or developing the life skills required to live fulfilling and more independent lives at home and in their community.

Residential Programs

We offer a variety of residential opportunities for those with IDDs, where they can choose the level of support they are looking for.


These services are recognized by N.Y. State and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Our staff is experienced and fully able to assist those who choose this option of independence.

Why Your Help Matters

We are very proud of what Community Mainstreaming Associates provides for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and communities. CMA is genuinely one of the best charities that you can donate to. The work we have done and will continue to do has had an extraordinary impact on the lives of those we assist.

The cost of living as well as the cost of operating, have been severely impacted by inflation this year. We need the kindness and generosity of your contributions to allow us to continue to sustain the work that we do. Your charitable donations should not only bring you a sense of joy from being able to help those in need but they can also be deducted from your taxes at the end of the year.

Community Mainstreaming Associates Success Story

Ms. Nannette Bonham shares her gratitude for our residential program and its positive, life-changing impact on her and her children, Samantha and David. All Nannette could think about was their future and having everything that they would need. She not only wanted to ensure that they would have a safe place to live but that they would also be able to stay connected to each other. CMA found housing for Samantha and David, and they are both flourishing.

Please read this letter to hear more from Ms. Bonham on how CMA helped her children find their “forever homes” and the peace of mind it gave her.

CMA is Truly One of the Best Charities to Donate to

Your donations make success stories like these possible. Speaking on behalf of our staff, volunteers, and all of those we assist, we thank you for your contributions. We have much more work to do here at CMA, and your continued support and donations will help to make it all possible.