Franklin Community Center FAQs

The main administrative offices are located at the Arpey Family Community Center building at 95 Washington Street. The hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm.

Call 518.587.9826 x229

Monday through Thursday: 9 am – 3:30 pm

The Free Store accepts donations BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please call: 518.587.9826 x235 to schedule an appointment

The Free Store is open for shopping by APPOINTMENT ONLY Wednesday – Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

To schedule an appointment please call: 518.587.9826 x235


Food Pantry: Fresh, refrigerated, frozen and non-perishable items. See Wish List for current needs. We cannot accept: severely dented or rusty cans, boxes with stains, open items, food without labels, home prepared food, and items 9 months past Best by, Use by, Sell by date.

Free Store / Distribution Center: Gently worn and in-season clothing, small household items (linens, dishes, kitchen items, bathroom items, etc), jewelry, shoes, limited children’s toys. 2 bag maximum per week may be enforced during high volume times

Project Lift: Individually wrapped snacks, school supplies, art supplies, etc

Furniture: items in good condition only – must call main office (518.587.9826) for information. Furniture items are not accepted for drop off.

Food Pantry – anyone within Saratoga County in need of food

Free Store – anyone in need of our service

Project Lift – students in SSCSD Elementary Schools & 6th grader in Maple Avenue Middle School- through school contact

Furniture Assistance – anyone in need

Holiday Assistance – families in Saratoga County with children ages 2-14

Franklin Community Manor – housing for single adults in Saratoga Springs

To volunteer – complete our Volunteer Application

Suggestive drives: food, snack for Project Lift, school supplies, grocery bags, hygiene products (full & travel size)

Host your own event

Ask for donations in place of gifts

We follow the Saratoga Springs City School District inclement weather policy. If the school has a delay, is closed or closing early our programs will do the same. Visit our Facebook page for updates during inclement weather.

*Project Lift will be cancelled on any day the SSCSD cancels after-school activities

Use our “Donate Now” button

A check made payable to Franklin Community Center mailed to:

Franklin Community Center, Inc.
95 Washington Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

1 x monthly for food package.

A brief Intake Form must be completed and proof of residence is required. In cases where proof of residence in not available, assistance will be provided.

The address is 101 Washington Street. It’s a beige house at the corner of Washington Street and Marvin Alley; please pull onto Marvin Alley for the drop-off. Get Directions

Franklin utilizes on-street parking, please pay attention to the parking restrictions November – April.

The Food pantry has a small parking lot located on East Beekman Street as well as on-street parking on East Beekman near the food pantry entrance.

Get Directions

Franklin Community Center buildings, programs, and public bathrooms ARE wheelchair accessible. Service animals are welcome. For more details about the accessibility of our center, programs and website, please visit our Accessibility Statement.

Yes, but donations must be set up in advance by calling our main office 518.587.9826 x235

The program consists of a database of furniture donors and a database of people looking for furniture. We try to find a match and call the donor and give them the person’s name and phone number. The donor calls the person to make further arrangements.