Category: Events & Fundraisers

Local Hero Takes On Marathon for a Cause! 🏃‍♂️

We’re thrilled to share some amazing news with our community! Dirk Manhin, a dedicated supporter of FCC, laced up his running shoes and tackled a marathon—all in the name of charity! Dirk, working with Boston Marathon sponsor, Bank of America, generously chose to fundraise for FCC as he trained for the upcoming April 2024 marathon….
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Saratoga Springs organizations team up for donation drive

WAMC Northeast Public Radio | By Aaron Shellow-Lavine Published March 11, 2024 at 4:53 PM EDT Click here for complete story.  A monthlong food donation drive is continuing in Saratoga Springs. The Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library is partnering with the Franklin Community Center on the drive. Development Director Mary Beth McGarrahan says that the…
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Tedisco, Santa honor West Avenue Pizza in Saratoga Springs with NYS Empire Award

From complete article, visit https://www.saratogian.com/2023/12/22/snapshot-tedisco-santa-honor-west-avenue-pizza-in-saratoga-springs-with-nys-empire-award/ State Sen. Jim Tedisco (R,C-Saratoga Springs) teamed up with St. Nick as they bestowed the prestigious NYS Senate Empire Award, the highest honor for small businesses, upon West Avenue Pizza. The dynamic sibling duo, Mario and Jennifer Cardenas, received the accolade during the festive “Dinner with Santa” fundraiser at their…
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Holiday spirits soar at 2023 Saratoga SantaCon

Downtown Saratoga Springs came alive with the festive sights of red hats and joyful faces, brimming with holiday spirit during the annual Saratoga SantaCon fundraiser for Franklin Community Center on Saturday, December 16, 2023. A big thank you goes out to the bars and restaurants that participated in hosting the event. Special recognition is owed…
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Toys for Toga donates 3,000 toys, $20,000 to area kids

For complete story, please visit https://www.saratogian.com/2023/12/13/toys-for-toga-donates-3000-toys-20000-to-area-kids/ Toys for Toga donated more than 3,000 toys and $20,000 in gift cards on Wednesday with the help of more than 90 local businesses. These donations will be going to three Saratoga County community charities. “Last year was a hugely successful campaign for toys for toga. We set records…
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‘Capital Region Gives Back’ honors 10 charities

People who are part of 10 area charities were recognized at a ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 at Putnam Place in Saratoga Springs. The event, called “Capital Region Gives Back” Was put on by Capital Region Living and Saratoga Living Magazine. It also served as a fundraiser for each of the charities being honored….
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Saratoga Casino Hotel Donates $120,000 to Local Organizations

The Saratoga Casino Hotel announced $120,000 in donations on Wednesday in the Vapor night club. The money was split evenly between twelve organizations, including Albany Medical Health System – Saratoga Hospital, Franklin Community Center, SNACpack Program (Saratoga Nutrition Assistance for Children), and Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar. “It’s an honor to give back to these wonderful organizations in…
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Price Chopper Market 32 hosts Stuff the Bus campaign to benefit Franklin Community Center

The inaugural Stuff the Bus effort hosted by the Price Chopper Market 32 in Malta ran from Thursday, November 9 to Wednesday, November 15. Shoppers were encouraged to purchase pre-packed grocery bags at $10 or $20, with all donations going to Franklin Community Center. The campaign was a huge success, culminating in a large school…
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Capital Region Gives Back: Mary Beth McGarrahan, Development Director, Franklin Community Center

written by October 30, 2023 By Natalie Moore. Full article at https://saratogaliving.com/gives-back-mary-beth-mcgarrahan-development-director-franklin-community-center/ In a city where homes regularly sell for more than $1 million and luxury condos seem to be sprouting up like weeds, it’s easy to imagine that no one in Saratoga struggles to put food on the table…until you look at the numbers…
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