Dear Clearwater Community,

It takes a village to raise a sail.

As a nonprofit and a working wooden sloop, we rely on the support of our community to keep the Clearwater sailing.  
Anyone can support the sloop, wherever you are and whatever your budget.
Take a look at our Ways to Give below to find what works best for you.

Donations are tax deductible, and a charitable donation tax receipt will be issued at the time of donation.

To ensure that your donation matches the sloop’s current needs, please contact the Captains at before sending any items to the boat that do not appear on our Amazon Wish List.

Ways to Give

Bring In What You Already Have

We encourage re-gifting!

Do you have extra screwdrivers cluttering your workbench?
Or a garage full of stuff that you don’t use?
Maybe you were gifted a shiny new power drill and don’t know what to do with your old one?
Check out our list below to see if you have any of these items already lying around before you head to the store.

Purchase New Items from Our Sloop Wish List

Pick up items from your local hardware/marine supply store.
Please note the exact name and description of each item to make sure you purchase what the sloop needs.

Helpful items you can bring in:

  • Rags
  • Dish Towels (clean, 100% cotton)
  • Work Gloves (durable leather)
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Sandpaper (80 & 220 grit)
  • Power or Hand Tools (in quality condition)

Specialty items:

  • Chunks of Lead
  • Air Compressor
  • Quality Steel Shackles, USA Made (3/8, 1/2, 3/5, 5/8, 3/4, 1)
  • Outboard Motor (working, 10 to 15 HP)
  • Blue Ikea bags

Purchase New Items From Our Amazon Wish List

Our Amazon Wish List makes it easy for you to support the sloop from wherever you are, whatever your budget. 

Please ship purchases to our office at 724 Wolcott Ave. Beacon, NY 12508.

Donate Your Skills & Time

Your time and skills can help us complete some of the projects on our list. Please contact the Captains at to make arrangements.

I’m ready to give.  Now what do I do?

Whether you’re donating skills/time, items from our Sloop Wish List, or something from your home, please contact the Captain first to arrange your donation. This will ensure that your gift aligns with the sloop’s current needs.

(You do not need to do this if you are purchasing from our Amazon Wish List).