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.


(315) 455-7591

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. Provisions, an agency bakery, teaches employment skills to those in mental health recovery, helping them gain knowledge so they can reenter the workforce. 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.

Crouse Health Foundation

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 for our Central New York community. 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.

David’s Refuge, Inc.

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!

Food Bank of Central New York

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 443 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 15.6 million pounds of food last year in our eleven county service area of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence.

Hospice of Central New York and of The Finger Lakes

990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, New York 13088

(315) 634-1100 (Liverpool Office), (315) 255-2733 (Auburn Office)

Hospice of Central New York and 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 1,200 families in Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, and Oswego counties, offering dignity and hope at the end of life.

Huntington Family Centers, Inc.

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 2018, approximately 8,266 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.

Launch CNY

212 East Manlius Street, East Syracuse, New York 13057, (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 450 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.

Make A Wish of Central New York

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.

Maureen’s Hope Foundation, Inc.

44 Oswego Street, Baldwinsville, New York 13027, (315) 243-6918

Maureen’s Hope has helped over 2,800 families in our community facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis or other life altering disease. We provide prac-tical service support such as a cleaning service and meals; comfort baskets; we sponsor the Beads of Courage program at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital for pediatric oncology and cystic fibrosis patients as well as personalized Easter Baskets and our You and Me Bears. Everyone’s needs are different and we cater to those personal needs. Making a difference TODAY!

Meals On Wheels of Syracuse, NY, Inc.

300 Burt Street, Syracuse, New York 13202, (315) 478-5948

Since 1959, Meals On Wheels of Syracuse has provided nutritious meals and a daily visit to those living in our community who might otherwise go hungry. We help seniors and adults with disabilities stay healthy and in their home. Partnering with health care providers to reduce costs and improve lives, we will serve over 200,000 meals this year. We need your help to meet the growing need. Together we can deliver.

Silver Fox Senior Social Club

22 E. Genesee Street, Baldwinsville and Route 92, Fayetteville, SilverFoxSeniors.org

The Silver Fox is a “Social Adult Day Center,” a facility that welcomes seniors who may otherwise be shut-in at home. A Day Care Center for seniors … a skilled, welcoming facility that engages seniors who likely have some level of physical or cognitive impairment, while offering respite for caregivers and family. The Silver Fox is a not-for-profit enterprise that began in 2007 in Baldwinsville and recently opened a second location in Fayetteville to better serve other parts of the CNY community.

The Centers at St. Camillus & Affiliate Integrity Home Care Services

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 Newland Center for Adult Learning and Literacy

The Newland Center for Adult Learning and Literacy
1443 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, New York 13210, (315) 471-1446

The Newland Center Mission Statement is to enable adults and older youth to acquire the listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematics and technology skills needed to solve problems they encounter in daily life; and to take advant age of opportunities in their environment. Instruction is provided primarily by volunteers working in neighborhood-based centers, to students lacking adequate primary and secondary school education as well as those with limited English speaking ability.

YMCA of Greater Syracuse

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.