With Your Help: We Can Change Lives


Explore ways you can help transform the lives of thoroughbred racing’s unsung heroes. Whether you choose to volunteer your time or make a philanthropic donation, with your help we can significantly impact the lives of thousands of backstretch workers.

B.E.S.T. is a tax-exempt organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; your gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Please contact Paul Ruchames at 516.488.3434 ext. 103 if you have any questions about your gift or would like to discuss other giving opportunities.

There are so many ways you can help.

Click here to make a gift today You can make an immediate contribution to support B.E.S.T. by using our fast, secure PayPal online donation form.

Checks – Please make checks payable to Backstretch Employee Service Team. Be sure to include your return address so we can thank you for your gift.

Gifts should be mailed to:

Paul Ruchames
Executive Director
Backstretch Employee Service Team
2150 Hempstead Turnpike
Gate 6, Cottage 28B
Elmont, NY 11003

Matching Gifts – Many employers have matching gift programs that will double or even triple
the impact of your gift to B.E.S.T. Contact your Human Resources Department to find out if your company is eligible.

Donor Advised Funds – If you have established a Donor Advised Fund through another organization (e.g., Community Foundation, investment firm) you may recommend the award of a grant to B.E.S.T. Please check the guidelines pertaining to your fund.

Securities – Gifts of appreciated securities may offer substantial tax advantages. These include forgiveness of the tax on capital gain, and an income-tax charitable deduction for the fair market value of the securities. For more information, please call (516) 488-3434.

For More Information – We would be happy to discuss your many giving options. Please contact us at (516) 488-3434.

Thank you.