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Franklin Community Center

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


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.

NEW FOOD PANTRY HOURS:  Monday – Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  Friday – closed

What’s Happening??

PROJECT LIFT UNIVERSITY:  Learn more about our annual fundraiser to support our after school prevention program, Project Lift.  With our expansion to additional schools this event is even more important.

HALLOWEEN COSTUMES NEEDED:  We are collecting new and used Halloween costumes of all sizes to be handed out to local children.  Please drop off items at main office (10 Franklin Street) between now and October 16th!

FOOD PANTRY NEEDS/WISH LIST:  Items needed (listed in order of need) fresh meat, canned tuna/chicken, milk, eggs, cheese, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, peanut butter and jelly, hearty soups & stews, cereal/oatmeal, beans dry and canned, pork n’ beans… View full list  >

LOOKING FOR AUCTION ITEMS:  We are currently looking for items that can be used in the silent auction at our upcoming fundraiser, Project Lift University.  If you or your business would like to contribute please contact Jaime by email or by calling 587-9826.  This event is critical to the success of our after school prevention program!


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FREE HAIRCUTS – Franklin is offering free haircuts for both men & women (ages 8+ ) on specific Mondays from    12 p.m. – 3:00 pm. Walk-in only – Weather Permitting. September Date:  8/28  **We will be offering women’s cuts that day too**

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group Presents Franklin with a $19,436 donation from proceeds raised at their annual charity golf tournament.  Thank you Brookfield!

Brookfield Renewable Energy

pictured above – Tom Uncher, VP Operations Brookfield and Kari Cushing, Executive Director, Franklin Community Center


Hannaford Supermarkets donated $10,000 to support Franklin’s after school prevention program, Project Lift.

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Pictured above: Jim Hamilton, Hannaford’s Vice President of Retail Operations, and Jaime Williams, Franklin’s Associate Director


Our sincerest thank you goes out to Informz for their extremely generous donation of $20,000 to support our Food Pantry Capital Campaign and Project Lift University 2015


Pictured Above: Joe Tyler, President/CEO Informz, Jaime Williams, Franklin Community Center, John Luttmer, Vice President Business Administration













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

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!