Non-profit Articles

Central New York, Community, Food, Non-profit

Meals on Wheels Combines Services, Cuts Costs to Serve More Residents

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Click play to hear more about how the Eastern Onondaga County chapter is adapting to serve more residents.  Audio Transcript: Changes Come to Meals on Wheels By Natalie Maier FAYETTEVILLE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Meals on Wheels of FM-JD will now serve residents in East Syracuse, consolidating with that area’s previously existing chapter. The change occurs […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Education, Non-profit

Soldiers Become Business Owners at Bootcamp

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Click play to hear about how veterans are becoming entrepreneurs: Soldiers to business owners By Ashtyn Hiron SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Each year, Syracuse University hosts the Entrepreneurship Boot camp for Veterans (EBV), offering education and training to veterans who are interested in starting their own business. Operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families […]

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Arts, Business, Community, Environment, Non-profit, Syracuse, Things to do

A Paper Company Has its Annual Discount Sale for Local Residents

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Click Play to listen more about Smock’s Sidewalk Sale. Audio Transcript: Smock Sidewalk Sale By Dallas Jackson (SYRACUSE, N.Y.) – Although printing has been around for centuries, one company in Syracuse found a way to combine it with community and environmental preservation. The 6th Annual Smock Sidewalk Sale occurred on Aug. 2, 2018. The Smock printing company prides itself […]

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Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Syracuse

Knitted Knockers for Onondaga County

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Audio Transcript: BrooksKnitting By Naiya Brooks SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – A Syracuse woman is providing breast cancer survivors with special prostheses. Carol Merritt makes “Knitted Knockers” for women who have undergone a major breast surgery. Knitted Knockers are free, knitted cotton prostheses that have the shape and feel of a real breast. According to Merritt, Knockers […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Food, Health, Non-profit

A Local Farm has Solutions to Continue Access to Fresh Foods Amid Food Stamp Sales Shutdown

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Click above to hear more! Audio Transcript: The Shutdown of Food Stamp Sales on Farmers Markets By Alexandria Bennett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Farmers markets will lose the ability to process food stamp sales on August 31st. Novo Dia Group is a service provider that farmers markets use to process food stamp sales. The provider […]

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Central New York, Community, Non-profit

Habitat for Humanity Restores More Than Homes

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Click here to learn more about ReStore, Syracuse’s Habitat for Humanity’s retail store.  Audio Transcript: News Feature Habitat for Humanity By Sunny Tsai SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— The summer’s heat waves and floods are slowing down the rate of construction for a Syracuse non-profit, but this does not stop the organization from serving the community. Syracuse’s Habitat […]

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Central New York, Community, Crime, Health, Non-profit

Local Non-Profit Helping to Build a Better Life for Transitioning Residents

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Click below to hear about Center for Community Alternatives! Audio Transcript: Center for Community Alternatives Wrap By Alazia Williams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— Since 1981, the Center for Community Alternatives has served the community as an outlet for youth and adults in their to transition back into everyday life after prison. They also help prevent young people from […]

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Community, Consumer, Education, Non-profit

Local Chapter Of Mental Illness Organization Adds Health Care Provider Database For Patients

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  Click above to hear more! Audio Transcript: Minority Mental Health By Alexandria Bennett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. A local organization is bringing awareness to trends of mental illness in minorities and what is being done to cure the stigma of mental health in minorities here in Central […]

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Patricia Sims and "Bach" (c) 2018 Tommy Farrell
Central New York, Community, Non-profit, Poverty, Religion, Syracuse

More Than 300 Volunteers Come to CNY for 1st ‘Workcamp’

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By Tommy Farrell SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The 1st Annual Syracuse Workcamp is taking place until June 30th with more than 300 teenagers from six states to help repair homes for the elderly, disabled, as well as low-income families. The one-week program is sponsored by the Group Mission Trips in Fort Collins, Colorado and the […]

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Dale Hall being interviewed (c) 2018 Make-A-Wish CNY
Central New York, Community, Non-profit, Sports

Make-A-Wish CNY Holds 31st Annual Golf Outing

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By Tommy Farrell Baldwinsville, N.Y. (NCC News) – Make-A-Wish CNY has been fulfilling children’s dreams since 1985, and for more than three decades they’ve been holding a golf outing to raise money for those children. This year, the 31st Annual Make-A-Wish Open took place at the Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville on June 4. Diane Kupperman, […]

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Non-profit

Justin Bachman Chooses to ‘Live Loud’ and Teach Others About Tolerance

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Click the play button above to learn how Justin Bachman continues to ‘Live Loud’ and teach others around him about tolerance. Audio Transcript: Justin Bachman Chooses to ‘Live Loud’ and Teach Others About Tolerance By Alexandra Jennerjahn SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — 20-year-old Justin Bachman has known for his entire life that he’s not like […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Health, Non-profit, Sports

Former professional boxer teaches heart health to inner-city youth

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Video Transcript: Fight for Hearts Script Matt St. Jean SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Workout music and children’s laughter filled the room at the Boys and Girls Club in downtown Syracuse as the kids participated in a non-contact boxing class conducted by a local non-profit, Fight for Hearts. Founder of Fight for Hearts, former professional boxer and […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Education, Non-profit, Syracuse

How one Syracuse refugee family battled language barrier to start a new life

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE (NCC News) – There are around 9,500 refugees in the Onondaga County since the last 10 years, many of them from Bhutan, Syria, Africa, Somalia and many from other middle eastern countries. One of them was Angeton Mouity. Mouity and his family were refugees from the Republic of Combo in Central Africa. […]

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