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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!

***We are looking for sponsors and raffle donors for our 16th annual benefit golf tournament “The Franklin Open”.  Click here for more information about the annual tournament.


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 (completely out), Cereal (completely out), Pork-n-Beans, PB&J, Mac & Cheese, Pasta & Sauce, Rice Sides, Hamburger Helper, Instant Mashed Potatoes, Spaghettios, Ravioli, Canned Fruit

What’s Happening??

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 particpate.

April 27th - Dine to Donate at Panza’s Restaurant  - dine between hours of 5 – 9 p.m. and 20% of your food bill will be donated to Franklin Community Center (unable to accept coupons or discounts in conjunction with donation).  Join us for a lovely dinner by the lake!



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




We are  proud to announce that we raised over $35,000 at our annual fundraiser Project Lift University…Thank you   Click here to learn more about Project Lift University 2013

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 Progam! 

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!