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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.


click here for more information on the evening including sponsors – pictures will follow shortly

**Check out our August 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??

DZ RESTAURANTS RAISING DOUGH: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY CAMPAIGN:  Franklin is November’s recipient!! Here is how you can help

  • Visit Forno Bistro’s Facebook page and “LIKE” them – we receive $1 for every new like (up to $100)
  • Each Monday during November Forno Bistro (and Franklin) will share a specific photo on Facebook – make sure to “LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE” – we receive a $1 for each action (up to $150 each Monday)
  • Each Monday DZ Restaurants will post a Tweet on their Twitter Feed with the hashtag #raisingdough  – every retweet will receive $1 (up to $25 each Monday)
  • Dine at Forno Bistro on Sunday, November 23rd and 30% of your bill will be donated back to Franklin.  Must present voucher to server. Click HERE to get your voucher or stop by and we will gladly provide you with one.

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM:  We are looking for donors to help with the Holidays.  Click here to see how YOU can help

TOYS FOR TOGA:  Franklin is excited to be one of the recipients in the Toys For Toga campaign that will run in conjunction with Saratoga County Restaurant Week.  Click here for more details and to see what restaurants are participating.  For those looking for more information regarding Toys for Toga or to contribute financially click here.

CHOWDERFEST 2015:  2nd Annual Chowderfest Food Drive to benefit Franklin!  Remember…chowder tastes better when you share! Click here for more information on Chowderfest 2015.





   FREE HAIday 1 beforeRCUTS – Franklin is offering free haircuts for boys/men ages 8+ on specific Thursdays from 12 p.m. – 3:30 p. Walk-in only – Weather Permitting November/December dates:

11/6, 11/20 &  12/4

**November 20th we will have a hairdresser in to trim                                                                             women’s hair as well




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

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 Leadership 6.14  spa catholic group

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!