Charity Preview Charities
Here are the February 2021 participating charities in our Charity Preview. To find out more about these charities click on the link to go to their website.
AccessCNY creates a community where everyone belongs. Project Adapt, the agency’s free lending library of adaptive toys and medical equipment helps people with disabilities live more independently in their homes. Exploring Your World, a preschool that uses a whole-child approach to teaching and learning. And CASA ensures abused and neglected children always have someone on their side. At AccessCNY we help everyone who calls Central New York home live their best life.
736 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13210, (315) 470-7702
Crouse Health Foundation supports Crouse Health in providing the best in patient care and promoting community health. Crouse Health has been caring for generations of Central New York families for more than 130 years by offering a full range of general and specialty care, inpatient and outpatient services, and community health education and outreach programs. Foundation donations support the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment, fund vital programs and services, and provide education initiatives including Pomeroy College of Nursing scholarships.
8195 Cazenovia Road, Manlius, New York 13104, (315) 682-4204
David’s Refuge provides respite, resources, and support to parents and guardians of children with special needs or life-threatening medical conditions where they will be refreshed, restored, and renewed in their role as caregivers. This year we will serve 350 couples/singles at 24 different bed & breakfast locations. We are proud to care for the caregiver!
7066 Interstate Island Road, Syracuse, New York 13209, (315)437-1899 foodbankcny.org
Food Bank of Central New York, (315)437-1899, foodbankcny.org
Food Bank of Central New York has been feeding the hungry since 1985 as the primary food supplier to 356 food programs. Food pantries, soup kitchens, and other community programs receive nutritious food for distribution to hungry children, families, and seniors. The Food Bank distributed more than 20.4 million pounds of food last year in our 11 county service area of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence.
990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, New York 13088 & 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021
(315) 634-1100 (Liverpool Office)
Hospice of Central New York and Hospice of the Finger Lakes provides skilled, compassionate care to patients and their families coping with advanced illness and limited life expectancy. Hospice services are provided by a team of professionals including physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, social workers, volunteers, and therapists all working together to support terminally ill patients and their loved ones. Each year we serve over 1,300 families in Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, and Oswego counties, offering dignity and hope at the end of life.
405 Gifford Street, Syracuse, New York 13204, (315) 476-3157
Huntington Family Centers, Inc., deeply rooted in the “settlement house” tradition, is dedicated to the dignity and self-worth of all individuals and committed to enhancing the lives of families and children for the future of our community. We accomplish this through diverse, year-round programming designed to strengthen individuals and families in a safe, caring environment. In 2019, approximately 8,728 families were provided services through the provision of community-based programs such as Emergency Food Pantry Service, Universal Pre-K, Youth and Teen After School Programs, Family Support Parenting Education, Supervised Parent Visitation, and Senior Services.
313 East Willow Street Suite 204 Syracuse, NY 13203, (315) 432-0665
LAUNCH (formerly the Learning Disabilities Association CNY) partners with children and adults to provide individualized services that foster learning, independence, and growth. LAUNCH serves individuals with learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental disabilities, autism, and traditional learners. Over 570 local families receive support through programs and services including employment, community habilitation, adult social recreation, ADHD, workplace training through Career Solutions Academy, educational consulting for parents to help navigate the school system, and summer educational programs.
5005 Campuswood Drive, East Syracuse, New York 13057, (315) 475-9474,
Make-A-Wish Central New York is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization dedicated to granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Part of a global wish-granting organization, Make-A-Wish Central New York was founded in 1985 and has granted more than 1,900 life-changing wishes for local children. The organization believes in the transformative joy a wish can bring and is committed to reaching every eligible child within its 15-county footprint, which includes Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Otsego, St. Lawrence, Tioga and Tompkins counties. With more than 190 wishes in process, the organization needs the support of generous community and corporate partners more than ever before.
44 Oswego Street, Baldwinsville, New York 13027, (315) 243-6918
Maureen’s Hope offers practical assistance to men, women, and children in our community facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis or other life-altering disease. We provide patient comfort baskets; financial assistance; a spa day for moms of cancer warriors; connection through the You and Me Bear Program; and sponsor the Beads of Courage program for pediatric patients at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Crouse Hospital NICU, and the Joslin Diabetes Center. Our goal is to make the journey a little easier and improve a patient’s quality of life.
300 Burt Street, Syracuse, New York 13202, (315) 478-5948
Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is a program that combats food insecurity by providing nutritious meals and addresses isolation by our daily visits and safety checks to seniors and adults with disabilities in our community. We help them stay healthy and independent in their own homes while reducing health care costs and hospital stays. Since 1959, we have served this community with the help of our volunteers and donors. Together, we can deliver.
22 E Genesee St, Baldwinsville, and 240 W Seneca St, Manlius.
Silver Fox is a Social Adult Day Program welcoming members of the community that would benefit from assistance with daily living skills such as socialization, personal care needs, medication reminders, and nutrition. Silver Fox offers these benefits in a loving and protective setting with a highly trained staff there to assist your loved ones every step of the way. The mission of Silver Fox is to engage our members, who have some level of physical or cognitive impairment, in activities and cognitive training, while offering respite for caregivers and family. Silver Fox is a nonprofit organization that began in 2007 in Baldwinsville, NY. In 2019, Silver Fox opened a second location in Fayetteville, but has since outgrown that center and therefore is moving to Manlius to better serve the CNY Community.
The Centers at St. Camillus & affiliate Integrity Home Care Services 813 Fay Road, Syracuse, New York 13219, (315) 488-2951,
The Centers at St. Camillus and affiliate Integrity Home Care Services are voluntary, not-for-profit organizations dedicated to caring for life through a broad range of health services for adults. Primary care services include residential skilled nursing, short-term rehabilitation including brain injury (the only state-certified program in central and upstate NY) and a new pulmonary rehab program, home care, adult day, and medical transportation.
The Learning Place (formerly The Newland Center for Adult Learning and Literacy)
The Learning Place
501 Park Street, Syracuse, New York 13203
The Learning Place tutors adults one-to-one or in small groups in basic literacy (reading, writing, and math); English as a Second Language; TASC Preparation (high school equivalency); computer literacy; financial literacy; and skill-building in other areas of common interest for adults and their families. The mission of The Learning Place is to enable adults to acquire the listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematics, and technology skills they need to solve problems they encounter in daily life, to take advantage of opportunities in their environment, and to participate in the peaceful transformation of their society.
YMCA of Central New York
340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202, (315) 474-6851,
The YMCA of Central New York is a diverse organization of men, women and children joined by a shared commitment to strengthening the community by nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living, and fostering social responsibility for over 160 years. With more than 60,000 members in branches and outreach sites throughout the region, the Y has the presence and partnerships to deliver lasting personal and social change.