Charity Preview Charities

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.


(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. Unique Peerspectives, a drop-in center for people with mental health diagnoses that offers support groups, skills programs, and community integration. And CASA ensures abused and neglected children always have someone on their sideAt 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. 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.

David’s Refuge, Inc.

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!

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 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.

Hospice of Central New York and Hospice of the Finger Lakes

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.

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 2021, approximately 5,250 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 104 Syracuse, NY 13203, (315) 432-0665

Think it.  Dream it.  LAUNCH it!  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.

Make-A-Wish Central New York

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?”

Maureen’s Hope Foundation, Inc.

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.

Meals On Wheels of Syracuse, NY, Inc.

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.

Silver Fox Senior Social Club (dba Silver Fox Adult Day Centers)

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 & Affiliate Integrity Home Care Services

St. Camillus & affiliate Integrity Home Care Services 813 Fay Road, Syracuse, New York 13219, (315) 488-2951,

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 skilled nursing (long-term care), short-term rehabilitation, including the only state-certified brain injury rehab program in Central New York, two home care agencies 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
(315) 471-1446

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 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.