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The Graybeards are so thankful for the generosity of our friends & neighbors from across our nation and from across the globe.
Unfortunately due to space limitations, we are unable to accept anything other than monetary & gift card donations at this time.

If you are a resident of Rockaway, Breezy Point, Roxbury or Broad Channel & you require assistance:

Please send your name, phone #, email address and details about what you need:

Graybeards is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The tax identification number is 113635931.

Please make all checks payable to Graybeards Ltd. and send to:

Graybeards Ltd.
129-04 Newport Avenue
Rockaway, NY 11694

All contributions to the Graybeards are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

To learn about where and how your donations will be used to help those in need in the Rockaway community, please
refer to the "Where Does My Donation Go" tab. 

Crushing Cancer Fund for Clare

"Crush Cancer Fund for Clare Droesch" .... "Let's join together and support Clare's treatment by making a gift to crushing her cancer. Thank you all so much!"


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Friend in Need

Annual Give
2012 Donation: several friends in need

All donations are tax deductable.


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MTA Supports the Graybeards with the Rockaways Benefit Collection

The New York Transit Museum, in collaboration with vendors who produce Official MTA Licensed products are proud to announce a limited collection of “H” line merchandise for sale through the Museum’s online store. The proceeds generated by this sale will benefit relief efforts led by The Graybeards, a local organization established in response to 9/11 and dedicated to the Rockaways community.
The “H” is the route designation given to the special subway shuttle set up in late November to provide some subway service on the Rockaway Peninsula, which had been without subway service since Sandy struck in October. The “H” designation has not been used since 1994 when it was last used for the Rockaway Park Shuttle, which operates between Rockaway Park and Broad Channel.
All proceeds will be donated to The Graybeards Rockaway Relief efforts.

Learn About Rockways Subway Rebuilding

Captain Ben Harrow

Captain Ben Harrow, U.S. Army, is an accomplished officer, a leader of Army “Green Beret” Soldiers, and a decorated American Hero. On May 15, 2012, deployed to Afghanistan, Ben was leading a team of Green Berets on an anti-terrorism mission, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED). Ben lost both his legs above the knee, a large portion of flesh from his right forearm, and two fingers. The Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Gary Sinise Foundation are building a Smart Home for Ben.

Please join us in support of Captain Harrow by attending this fundraiser, or make a donation in his name:

Tickets include - Food, Wine, Beer, 50/50 Raffle, Chinese Auction, DJ and Live Band

September 21, 2013 - 7pm - 11pm at the Belle Harbor Yacht Club, 533 Beach 126th Street


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Special Olympics

Summer of 2012
Beach 134th - beach block


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Scholarship Program

grants and tuition payments for deserving children in our community. All winners chosen by St. Francis DeSales faculty.


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Tickets, Dues, Payments Below:

Graybeard Membership

Annual Dues (Members Only)


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Graybeard Journal Ad

to purchase a full page Gold ($500), Silver ($250) B&W; full ($150), B&W; half ($100)


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The Graybeards were organized with the express purpose of helping those in need in and around our community. The group is comprised of a diverse and representative cross section of Rockaway residents, from lawyers and doctors, to police officers and firemen and the needs of our community members are great.  

Frequently Asked Donation Questions


  • Is giving online safe?
    Yes; while no system is perfect, we have gone to great lengths to protect your privacy.  PayPal securely processes payments for the Graybeards. You do not need to register with PayPal in order to donate.

  • Is my donation tax-deductible?
    The Graybeards is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

  • Is my personal information safe?
    The Graybeards honors the rights and privacy of our donors. We do not sell, trade, or share our address lists or mailing lists with any other entity.

  • May I mail a check or money order instead of donating online? 
    While we are happy to receive your donation via WePay or PayPal, mailing a check or money order to the Graybeards circumvents fees incurred by giving on-line, and stretches your dollar further.  

    Please make your check payable to:
    Graybeards Ltd. & send your check or money-order to:  
    Graybeards Ltd.  129-04 Newport Avenue, Rockaway, NY 11694

Tax Information & Considerations

Giving to charity is a good way to help your community or those in need.  However, did you know that when you give to charity you also help yourself?  Most charitable donations are tax deductible.  This means you can deduct them from your income taxes and save yourself some money.  One importatn point to remember is that there are different rules for different kinds of donations and different kinds of charities.  So make sure to review those rules before you begin deducting donations from your income taxes.  In order to get a tax break you must donate to a qualified charity. To determine if a charity is qualified to receive tax deductible donations, the charity must be identified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. Groups that are included in this designation are religious, charitable, educational, scientific, or those that work to try to prevent cruelty to animals or children. In addition, you can take a look at the IRS publication 78 to see a list of most of the charities that are qualified.

It is vitally important that you keep records of the donations you made. The IRS will accept a canceled check as proof for donations of less than $250. If the donation is over $250, you will have to obtain a receipt from the charity that includes the amount donated and whether you received anything in return.

When filling out your taxes you will itemize your donations on the Schedule A of the 1040 form. You must separate your cash donations from your non-cash donations. If your non-cash deduction is more than $500, you need to fill out the 8283 form. Be sure the deductions are made in the same year as the donations were given.

A few other items to remember are that you use the standard 1040 form and make itemized deductions. Using the short form or taking standard deductions you will not be allowed to make and charitable deductions. You will generally be limited to deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. If you are making non-cash donations valued at more than $5000 you will have to get appraisals of the donated property.
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