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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??

ALL IN FOR FRANKLIN POKER CLASSIC:  The tournament raised over $4,500!! Thank you to all who made the event a great success!

19TH ANNUAL FRANKLIN OPEN GOLF TOURNAMENT:  Big changes for our annual tourney! This year’s event will take place on FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH at BROOKHAVEN GOLF COURSE…click here for more info and to register online >

ANNUAL GUEST BARTENDER EVENING:  Join us for our 3rd Annual Guest Bartender Event at Harvey’s Restaurant and Bar on Tuesday August 22nd – it’s always a GREAT time.  Bartenders to be announced soon!

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  >

DISTRIBUTION CENTER / FREE STORE:  During the months of January, February and March 101 Washington Street will be open for shopping on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

WINTER CLOSINGS:  The programs and services of Franklin Community Center will follow the Saratoga Springs City School District school delays/closings due to weather.  If the school is delayed 2 hours our programs are delayed 2 hours; if school is closed our programs will be closed.  This includes Project Lift, 101 Washington Street/Free Store, and our Food Pantry.

We are honored that Informz chose to honor Franklin Community Center with a $20,000 donation on #GivingTuesday.  “The goals of Franklin Community Center’s Project Lift program directly line-up with our philanthropy mission of helping local disadvantaged children,” said Joe Tyler, CEO of Informz. We are thrilled to continue our assistance with this after-school program that places an emphasis on positive youth development, self-esteem and communication skills.” A huge thank you to Joe Tyler, the Philanthropy Committee and the staff at Informz; truly neighbors helping neighbors.


Pictured (l-r) Kristina Diman, Kari Cushing, Jaime Williams, Courtney Ellis, Molly Bush, Stephanie Delbelso and Carly Schiavone (not pictured from Philanthropy Committee Chris Weaver and Viv Swertinski)

We would like to thank Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region for their generous $3,800 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.


day 1 before

FREE HAIRCUTS – Franklin is offering free haircuts for both men & women (ages 8+ ) on specific Mondays, Walk-in only – Weather Permitting. Upcoming Dates:  TBD  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!