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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.

What’s Happening??

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  >

PROJECT LIFT UNIVERSITY:  Support Franklin Community Center’s after school youth prevention program by attending our annual fundraiser.  Click here for more information, to purchase tickets and to see our sponsors.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES NEEDED:  backpacks, binders 2’&3″, plastic & vinyl folders, dividers, fine tip dry erase markers, pencil sharpeners, loose leaf paper, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, markers, erasers, composition notebooks, pens, pencils, post its, earbuds, etc… contact Lindsay or Sophie for more info or to host a drive…  

We would like to thank Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region for their generous $4,000 donation to purchase snacks & supplies for our after school program, Project Lift.  To learn more about the organization please click on their logo below.

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The philanthropic team at Informz presented Franklin a $20,000 donation to support the programs and services of Franklin Community Center.  To learn more about Informz click on the picture below.

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Thank you to our friends at Informz for their continued support of our programs and services.



Franklin was asked to participate in the Charity Defense Council’s I’M OVERHEAD campaign. Julie is amazing…and she is overhead.


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FREE HAIRCUTS – Franklin is offering free haircuts for both men & women (ages 8+ ) on specific Mondays, Walk-in only – Weather Permitting. Upcoming Dates:  11/7 12 pm – 3:00 pm.

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













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!