Here are the participating charities in our Charity Preview. To find out more about these charities click on the link to go to their website.
Each day AccessCNY creates a community where all people belong. In 2024 proceeds from SADA will be directed to support the mental health of children in Central New York. With your support AccessCNY will build a new Children’s Mental Health Respite and Wellness Center. The center will support kids in crisis by providing supports such as counseling, overnight stays and help managing harmful and destructive behaviors. By choosing AccessCNY you can help support the one in six CNY children who are struggling with their mental health.
736 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, New York 13210, (315) 470-7702
Crouse Health Foundation supports Crouse Health in providing the best inpatient 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.
5800 Heritage Landing Drive, Suite B, East Syracuse NY 13057, (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 over 1,000 caregivers and their families through weekend respite, year-round wellness initiatives, and community events. 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 has been feeding the hungry since 1985 as the primary food supplier to more than 360 partner agencies. 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 17.4 million pounds of food last fiscal year in our eleven 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 bereavement counselors 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., serving residents of Syracuse and the near Westside for over 100 years, and 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. We serve approximately 8,000 individuals annually with services through community-based programs such as Emergency Food Pantry, Universal Pre School, Youth and Teen After School, Family Support Network Parent Education, Supervised Parent Visitation, Workforce Development and Senior Service Programs.
313 East Willow Street Suite 104 Syracuse, NY 13203, (315) 432-0665
LAUNCH is a non-profit organization that supports people of all abilities to gain greater independence through learning. The very definition of LAUNCH is what our organization is all about. LAUNCH is a verb meaning to get off to a good start, to send off or to make a start. LAUNCH’s services and programs do just that! We work with each person to help them launch to a new level of independence. That independence could be in the classroom, workplace, home or in the community. LAUNCH supports families from our community through programs and services including employment, community habilitation, adult social recreation, educational consulting for parents to help navigate the school system, and summer educational programs. Our staff are experts in supporting people with disabilities.
5005 Campuswood Drive, East Syracuse, New York 13057, (315) 475-9474
Make-A-Wish Central New York is a nonprofit organization dedicated to granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in 1985, Make-A-Wish Central New York has granted over 2,000 empowering wishes for local children. The organization believes in the transformative joy and HOPE that 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 180 wishes in process, the organization needs the support of generous community and corporate partners more than ever before. “What would you do for a child you love?”
44 Oswego Street, Baldwinsville, New York 13027, (315) 243-6918
Maureen’s Hope Foundation serves families in CNY facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis or other life-altering disease. We provide personalized comfort baskets to men, women, and children; sponsor the Beads of Courage program at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital for pediatric patients, as well as the Joslyn Diabetes Center and Crouse Hospital NICU patients;
provide annual Spring baskets at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital along with our You & Me Bears program; annual spa day for moms of cancer warriors; and a new program is our Family Day and dinner for pediatric hematology/oncology patients at a Syracuse Mets game. A common thread to all of our support programs is connection and we are making a difference
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 are homebound and might otherwise go hungry. We help seniors and adults with disabilities stay healthy and in their homes. Collaborating with health care providers to reduce costs and improve lives, we will serve over 200,000 nutritious meals this year. We need your help to meet the growing need. 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 recently moved to a larger location in Manlius to better serve the CNY Community.
St. Camillus 813 Fay Road, Syracuse, New York 13219, (315) 488-2951
St. Camillus is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to caring for life through a broad range of health care services. As a well-respected nursing facility for more than 50 years, we’ve cared for our community’s loved ones with dignity, respect, and quality care. Our compassionate, individualized care teams help residents and patients reach their full potential and the highest level of independence. Services include skilled nursing (long-term care), short-term rehab, the only state-certified brain injury rehab facility in CNY and home care.
340 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
(315) 474-6851 ext. 320
The YMCA of Central New York is a diverse organization committed to nurturing potential and strengthening communities. We’re working side-by-side with our neighbors to address critical needs that help kids develop into smart, resilient adults, for people to improve their health and build a sense of community, and for our most vulnerable young people to get the care and support they need.