“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.
**Check out our January 2015 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
**********CHANGE IN PROGRAMS AND HOURS DUE TO CONSTRUCTION**********
FOOD PANTRY: The food pantry will be closed beginning 2/27/15 and will re-open on 3/16/15 in it’s new location on East Beekman Street (back side of FCC – use East Beekman St to enter) and will be following new pantry hours
FOOD PANTRY HOURS (beginning 3/16/15): Monday 11 am – 2 pm, Tuesday 5 pm – 7 pm, Wednesday 11 am – 2 pm, Thursday 1 pm – 7 pm, Friday – closed
FRANKLIN MAIN OFFICE: The main offices at Franklin will be closed to the public beginning 3/4/15 and will re-open on 3/23/15 due to construction. Phones will be answered and all offsite programs WILL operate as normal.
101/FREE STORE: The free store WILL be open during regular hours. Vouchers will be handed out at the store.
FOOD PANTRY CAPITAL CAMPAIGN: Franklin Community Center is pleased to announce we have begun a capital campaign to expand our food pantry services. Click here to find out more about the campaign and how you can help.
MINGLE ON THE AVENUE – ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE: Franklin will be the recipients of Mingle on the Avenue’s Attitude of Gratitude fundraising opportunity on May 11, 2015. 15% of food proceeds from breakfast, lunch and dinner sales will be donated to us!! Mark your calendar!
FREE HAIRCUTS – Franklin is offering free haircuts for both men & women (ages 8+ ) on specific Thursdays from 12 p.m. – 3:00 pm. Walk-in only – Weather Permitting
March Date: 3/26 (Haircut dates will increase in April after construction finishes)
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
We have had some amazing food pantry donations come in lately…..THANK YOU
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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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.
Contact Franklin Community Center today at (518) 587-9826 or email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!