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Franklin Community Center

“We Are Making A Difference”—Serving Less-Fortunate Individuals and Families, In and Around Saratoga, for Nearly 30 Years!


***The Franklin Open Golf Tournament raised $20,000 to support Franklin Community Center!  Thank you to all who made that possible.  Please click here to read more about our sponsors and prize donors.


Franklin Community Center, is a non-profit human service agency located at 10 Franklin Street in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Our unique, grass-roots and non-bureaucratic approach has been empowering others in our area for over three decades by offering advocacy, basic necessities and services in an effort to promote healthy lifestyles and positive changes.

Check out our April 2014 issue of Franklin Footnotes

Going grocery shopping ??? We would love it if you could pick up some items for the pantry….we are extremely low on:
Tuna Fish, Cereal , Pork-n-Beans, PB&J, Mac & Cheese, Pasta & Sauce, Rice Sides, Hamburger Helper, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Spaghettios, Ravioli, Canned Fruit


What’s Happening??

BROOKS BBQ FUNDRAISER:  July 22, 2014 between 3:30 – 6:30  **TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY 7/19  This is an annual joint fundraiser  to benefit: Franklin Community Center and The Senior Center.   Pre-sale tickets available at Franklin and Senior Center during business hours. Only a limited quantity of dinners will be available for purchase that day. This is a rain or shine event! Guests may eat in or take out. Dinners must be claimed by 6 pm. Bulk orders can be placed for businesses, fire/police stations and medical offices – call 584-1621. The famous Brooks BBQ will be cooking on site and offering two dinner choices. Dinners include: Baked potato, cole slaw and roll.   Brooks sauce will also be available for purchase.

Chicken $10 /  Ribs $12


THE SOUND OF MURDER:  August 29, 2014, 8:00 pm at The Arts Center - cost $25 a ticket.    The Creative Place International is hosing a benefit performance where 50% of the proceeds will go to support Franklin Community Center.  To purchase tickets click here.

MATCH MADE IN SARATOGA  An amazing  fundraiser hosted by Mountain Media & Kincaid Network Solutions.  Every dollar donated will be matched.  Click here to visit their newly created website for up to date information and to participate.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  We are now collecting school supplies for the 2014-2015 school year.  Click here for a more detailed list




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   FREE HAIRCUTS – Franklin is offering free haircuts for boys/men ages 8+          on Thursdays from 12 p.m. – 3:30 p. Walk-in only – Weather Permitting





We have had some amazing food pantry donations come in lately…..THANK YOU

Kids Care Club July 1 Cliff VanWagner 3
 Leadership 6.14  Saratoga Abundant Life July

Our sincerest thank you goes out to Informz and their very generous $10,000 donation












A huge THANK YOU goes out to Jim LaVigne and Mary Gavin for their tremendous generosity.  They presented FCC with a $5,000.00 check to support Project Lift University in the name of Saratoga Sponsor A Scholar.


Jim Mary Gavin






ATTENTION:  We are looking looking for local businesses to conduct monthly food drives.  If you are interested please email Jaime – Jaime@franklincommunitycenter.org

First things first….Thank you for your continued support to Franklin Community Center.  We would never be where we are without all of you behind us.  In an effort to become more fiscally and environmentally friendly we are attempting to cut down on our printing and mailing expenses.  It has always been our mission to ensure all of our resources go directly into our programming and these small changes will make sure that happens.  If you are interested in receiving only electronic contact from us (newsletters, thank you’s, etc) please send an email to info@franklincommunitycenter.org with your name, mailing address and email address letting us know to “Go Green”.  Once we hear from you we will remove your name from our snail mail list.  Again, thank you so much for your support.

Are you hosting an upcoming celebration?  Click here to read about our Celebrations Program! 

Check out our Major Sponsors for 2014!  We are so grateful!

Click here for our most recent blog!

Food Pantry Wish/Needs List

Items needed are: Peanut Butter and Jelly, Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Canned Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Chef Boyardee and Spaghettios, Rice, Canned Fruit, Cereal, Pork-n-Beans, Hearty Soups, Coffee, Tuna, Noodle/Rice Side Dishes, Laundry/Dish Soap. Donations can be dropped off Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 10 Franklin Street. View full list  >


Looking to donate your gently-used, in-season clothing but can’t make our donation day on Tuesdays?  On the first Saturday of each month, all Cudney’s locations in Saratoga and Wilton will feature bins where they will accept clothing on the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  So, if weekday drop-offs don’t work for you, mark your calendars for the first Saturday of the month, and FCC and Cudney’s will make sure your items get to our “free store” at 101 Washington Street, which is open to the public for “shopping” three days a week.  Keep it local!  Click here for a list of locations. 

Need assistance? Looking to give a donation or volunteer?

Contact Franklin Community Center today at (518) 587-9826 or info@franklincommunitycenter.org. We look forward to hearing from you!