Non-profit Articles

Central New York, Community, food, Non-profit

Decrease Overdue Library Fees With Holiday Food Donations

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By Jonathan Singh SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga Free Library are giving people an opportunity to reduce overdue book fines by donating nonperishable food items to their holiday donation box. Today the library started their fundraiser which allows their current library members to donate goods which will take money off of their overdue […]

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Central New York, Community, Domestic Violence, Education, Non-profit, Sexual Assault

The Importance of Speaking Up Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS): A social media movement with the hashtag MeToo has become a platform to encourage sexual assault victims to talk about their personal experience and how they are getting over it. This hashtag started when actress, Alyssa Milano, posted a screenshot saying “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me […]

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Education, Non-profit, Sexual Awareness, Sexual Transmitted Disease, STD Testing

STDs Are On The Rise in Onondaga County

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Onondaga County has some of the highest rates of sexually transmitted diseases in the state of New York. This county is specifically susceptible for these rates because of the high populations of poverty and college students. These numbers have doubled because people who are infected don’t know […]

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Community, Non-profit, Poverty, Syracuse

First-Ever Concrete Homes in Syracuse Will Lower Utility Bills

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By Brooke Meenachan SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse Habitat for Humanity has partnered with two professors from the Syracuse school of architecture and Mason Contractors Association of America to build two homes on Hixson Avenue that could make housing more affordable. They are the first homes in the area to be built with concrete. Concrete homes […]

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Central New York, Community, holiday, Non-profit, Seniors, Syracuse, Things to do

Nonprofit Organizations are Taking Advantage of Giving Tuesday to show their work in CNY

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By Rafael Freitas, SYRACUSE, N.Y (NCC News) – After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday has become a new tradition in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season. In 2016, more than 40,000 nonprofits around the world raised over $168 million from 1.5 million […]

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

Local Organization Is Looking For Donations This Giving Tuesday

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday may be over, but Tuesday marks yet another day with an incentive to spend money this holiday season. Giving Tuesday is a worldwide, online movement. On November 28, Syracuse Habitat for Humanity will join thousands of people across the globe […]

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Central New York, Community, Developmental Issue, Non-profit

Friendsgiving at Gigi’s Playhouse

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By Stefan Oliva CICERO, NY (NCC News) –  Gigi’s Playhouse is a nonprofit organization that works with people who have Down syndrome, which is caused when there is an extra copy of chromosome 21, to promote social interaction and improve relationships between themselves and within their communities. “They’re a wonderful group of people,” said Jill Slocum, […]

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Ralph Rotella and a friend pose for a picture inside Discount Shoe Repair (c) 2017 Tommy Farrell
Central New York, Community, Health, Non-profit, Poverty

Good Life Foundation helps at-risk youth

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The good life foundation helps “at-risk” youth find a purpose of life. They do this, by building a personal relationship, entrepreneurship skills and help them learn how to manage their financial assets. The foundation was started in 2014 with 10 youths. Now, it has expanded to serve around […]

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Camps, Central New York, Community, Education, Health, Non-profit, Public Safety, safety

Annual Burn Run Raises Money for Burn Survivors

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Kennedy Crenshaw, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The 11th annual Burn Run kicked off this weekend at the East Syracuse Fire Department. Over 500 people came out to run a 5k, 10k or both. By registering for the race, runners raised money for the Burn Foundation of Central New York. Each year the Burn Foundation puts on […]

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Central New York, Community, Feature, Health, History, Non-profit, Seniors, Syracuse

Veteran Resource Center Hosts Lunches Modeled After World War II Tradition

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By Colleen Callander CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (NCC News) — Nearly 200 people show up to Clear Path for Veterans every Wednesday. Among them are veterans, active duty service men and women and their families looking to enjoy a hot meal together at the Wednesday Canteen. “It’s mostly a social event for the veterans,” Executive Chef Christopher Griffin said. […]

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Central New York, Community, Non-profit

The Power of a Child’s Wish Can Make an Impact on Recovery

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By Erica Pieschke SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Wishes that are granted for children with life-threatening medical conditions can provide hope to keep fighting for their life. Make-A-Wish Central New York is just one of 62 chapters across the country. Alone, the chapter has granted nearly 1,800 wishes since it formed in 1985. These children […]

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