Donate to a Local Non-Profit Wish List Today!

Helping others has never been more important than it is now. Many Central New York charities and non-profits are struggling to maintain services with less funding, as the pandemic has crippled their fundraising initiatives. Many have experienced an increase in community needs, as funding declined.

Donations will be accepted now through December 31, 2020

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Through the CNY Non-Profit Wish List, local non-profits submitted their needs for volunteers, funding and supplies.  Now we call upon you the CNY community to help fulfill their wishes. 

Below is the list of the requested wish list items, along with contact information of the non-profit in need of these items.  To help, select an organization to support or a wish list item to fulfill.  Then reach out directly to the non-profit to fulfill your donation. 

Donations will be accepted now through December 31st. 

Thank you for supporting these organizations who support our community throughout the year. 

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The Central New York Non-Profits who need your help this holiday season

Mission: To serve the concerns, needs and interests of all people ages 50 and over in Onondaga County. We advocate for legislation at State and National levels; have community service projects (ie: for food pantries, supplies to Francis House and Vera House) and educational meetings with community groups.

Wish List:

  1. Monetary donations to cover office expenses (rent, phone, supplies and mailing materials)
  2. Materials for meetings including disposable coffee cups, paper plates & soup bowls, napkins, plastic silverware
  3. Basic laptop computer

How to donate:

Drop off donations at 6726 Townline Road, Syr., Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.  Items can be left at front desk of building during building business hours – please label with AARP Onondaga Chapter 243.

Mission: To provide quality services for children and adults of all abilities.  During this time, we have many needy families and we are struggling to make sure our children have a change of clothes, should they be able to return to school.

Wish List:

  1. Clothes
  2. Age appropriate toys and games
  3. Money to buy supplies for remote students

How to donate:

Drop off donations at: 1603 Court St., Syr., 13208, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information visit www.accesscny.org

Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Wish List:

  1. Our greatest wish and need is an end to Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia.
  2. For caregivers to find the support they need as they continue to sacrifice their own needs to care for the person living with dementia.
  3. For the community to come together and take action in the fight against Alzheimer’s and all other dementia as a volunteer educator, advocate, or event participant. Learn more by visiting our website.

How to donate:

Donations can be made by phone, 24 hours a day, at 315-472-4201 or online at https://bit.ly/3lrDrTx.

Mission: We provide for the nutritional well-being of those who, because of illness or disability, are unable to prepare meals in their own homes.

Wish list:

  1. New stainless steel freezer
  2. New culinary knife set
  3. New transport coolers

How to donate:

Call 315-638-2171 or email Baldwinsvillemealsonwheels@yahoo.com

Mission: We use music events to build community, and then mobilize that community to serve others. Our purpose is to “Unify in music and mobilize in mission. ” Through music and mission we change culture through changed lives on the north, south and west sides of Syracuse.

Wish list:

  1. Bulk packaged hygiene items – bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes and feminine products.  These are used in our Hand-to-Hand Mission where we set-up Pop-Up Markets in the city that supply products that can’t be purchased with SNAP benefits.
  2. A volunteer group to prepare a community meal for 100 of our west side neighbors.  This includes purchasing food supplies, preparing and delivering the meal.  We serve this meal the third Sunday afternoon of every month.
  3. Financial donations to fund new speakers. At a socially distanced, outdoor event this summer, our 10-year-old speakers were damaged beyond repair.

How to donate: Financial donations can made directly at our site www.beautifulmessministries.com/product/one-time-gift/ or sent to PO Box 142, Sodus, NY  14551.  For all other donations please direct message us on Facebook or Instagram to arrange pick up or drop off.

The Mission:

To provide a safe and supervised swimming and recreation area for the community and surrounding areas to enjoy.

Wish List Asks:

  1. Monetary donations for operating expenses for the beach area
  2. Monetary donations for future capital projects for the beach area

How to Donate: Call (315) 346-1359 or email Lynnannepetz@juno.com

Mission: We understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant.   Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.

Wish list:

  1. Diapers, sizes Newborn, 5 and 6
  2. Wipes
  3. Baby bottles

How to donate:
Email birthrightonondaga@outlook.com

Mission: Bishop Grimes shares in the evangelizing mission of the Roman Catholic Church. We accomplish this mission by providing a high quality and rigorous Catholic education that prepares students in mind, body, and spirit to encounter Christ, live their faith in the context of His Church, and serve others.

Wish list:

  1. Auction Items for the annual Grimes Auction to provide scholarship and tuition aid to Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School students in need. No item or gift certificate is too big or too small.
  2. Physical Education Equipment: With the current environment changing, our Phys Ed department needs upgrades. If you would like to purchase and donate equipment email hwait@syrdiocese.org, for access to the Nasco online wish list.
  3. Monetary donations for the I’m Worth It Campaign, that raises money to support our current student scholarships, as well as creates an endowed scholarship fund providing a sustainable assurance that students from all economic backgrounds have the opportunity to benefit from the Bishop grimes experience.

How to donate: Visit www.bishopgrimes.org   

Mission: Supports both new and established researchers investigating the causes, prevention and treatment of breast cancer. This research includes studies of the genetic, molecular, cellular and environmental factors involved in the development of breast cancer.

Wish list:

  1. Our biggest need is for financial assistance for grants to allow us to continue awarding money to further Breast Cancer Research. To date, our Fund has awarded more than 72 Research Grants and over $4 Million in medical research. The money we raise stays local.
  2. Our second need is financial as well, focused on patient advocacy. Every day we have women and men facing diagnosis, surgeries and treatments. We assist them with driving to appointments, sitting with them while receiving treatments, delivering meals and attending funerals.
  3. Donations to fund programs to educate everyone about breast cancer and life-saving practices of regular self-examinations, clinical breast exams and mammograms.

How to donate:

Visit https://thebaldwinfund.org

Mission: Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice. We strive to empower those served to transform their lives in the spirit of God’s love and compassion.

Wish list: Monetary donations to support our Christmas Program. Our program collects donations to purchase gift cards that are given to our 300 clients to assist with their needs for the holidays, whether it be gifts for their children, items to make a holiday dinner, or assistance with basic needs for their family.

How to donate: Visit www.ccoc.us/giving

Mission: Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice.  We strive to empower those served to transform their lives in the spirit of God’s love and compassion.

Wish list:

  1. New, reusable shopping bags. They are used to package food for our food pantry which serves 250-500 families per month.
  2. A Pallet Jack to move food in our pantry and helpful in managing inventory.
  3. We are revamping our CYO (youth) program and hope to see it become a Family Center. The walls in the gym area need mats to protect the youth playing basketball, volleyball or other activities.

How to donate: Visit ccowesgo.com

The Mission:

Help Central New York get stronger.

Wish List Asks:

  1. Monetary Donations

How to Donate: Call Victoria Paolozzi at 315-801-7002 or Email vmpaolozzi@ccharityom.org to donate.

Mission: Reducing cat overpopulation through rescue and adoption, TNR, and spay/neuter. We offer low-cost spay/neuter to low-income households to help them get their pets fixed. We also find new homes for more than 800 cats per year. All with no staff and no facility!

Wish list:

  1. Tractor Supply gift cards
  2. Dry cat food
  3. Dog crates size 36-inch or larger

How to donate:  Email cnycc@outlook.com to arrange donations for drop off or pick up by our volunteers.  Visit www.cnycatcoalition.org for financial donations.

Mission: Provides supportive housing and a variety of professional services for homeless women and their children in an environment that empowers them to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to increase their self-sufficiency.

Wish list:

We need monetary donations to help support our Christmas Program and to makeover a bedroom. Our holiday program collects donations to purchase gift cards that are given to our clients to assist with their needs for the holidays, whether it be gifts for their children, items to make a nice holiday dinner, or assistance with basic needs for their family. With the support of people like you, we can assist approximately 50 women and children this holiday season. We are also renovating a bedroom – fresh paint, new bedding, and accessories – as a clean bedroom is essential to the healing process.

How to donate:  Visit www.chadwickresidence.org/donate

Mission: Dedicated to aiding in the rehabilitation and release of local injured and orphaned wildlife in Central New York, with compassionate care for Mother Nature’s pets.

Wish list:

  1. Financial donations to help offset the medical expenses for orphaned and injured wildlife in our care.
  2. Dry dog food — we currently use approximately 100 pounds of dog food per week.
  3. Toys appropriate for human infants to be used as enrichment in baby raccoon enclosures.

How to donate: Visit www.gordonwildlife.org/donate or call 315-82508277.

Mission: Recognizing the responsibility of communities to help those who serve, Clear Path for Veterans empowers Veterans, active service members, Guard, Reserves, and their families through supportive programs and services in a safe, respectful environment.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary donations to support programs and services
  2. Gas cards for the van which provides social engagement opportunities, holiday and activity box deliveries for Veterans and their families seeking ways to stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic
  3. Grocery store gift cards for Clear Path’s Peer Program and COVID-19 Community Task Force which provide emergency pantry food services, holiday support for Veteran families in need, and housing goods for Veterans finding housing after facing homelessness.

How to donate:

Drop off at 1223 Salt Springs Rd., Chittenango, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Online donations at http://www.clearpath4vets.com

Mission: To promote, support, and celebrate arts and culture in Central New York. We provide support and assistance to individual artists and arts and cultural organizations through access to grants, capacity-building assistance, education and training, and promotional services.

Wish list:

In response to the crisis facing the arts sector in Central New York due to shutdowns caused by the pandemic, CNY Arts’ has begun to raise $1M for the CNY Arts COVID-19 Impact Fund. This initiative, which has currently raised a quarter of its goal, has and will continue to provide emergency funding for arts agencies and artists across Central New York. We currently need to raise $20,000 by Dec. 31 to unlock matching grants from local foundations and reach our phase-two goal and get funding out to organizations and individual artists as soon as possible.

How to donate: Visit www.cnycf.org/cnyartscovidimpact

Mission: To improve the quality of life for Black workers. Both in the workplace or the community, CBTU fights for social, political and economic justice that brings people out of poverty and gives them the power to become actively engaged in the decision making process.

Wish list:

Monetary donations to set up our new bank account. The money will be used to purchase items for poor and minority neighborhoods. We work with existing labor unions and organizations

How to donate: Contact cnycbtu@gmail.com

Mission: To ensure that all CNY families have access to an adequate supply of diapers for their babies and toddlers, and to build awareness in our community that diapers are a basic human need not being met for all children. The CNY Diaper Bank aims to centralize the fundraising and distribution of free diapers to families in need through existing service providers.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary donations needed to purchase diapers in bulk
  2. Diapers in sizes 4,5, and 6
  3. Pull-ups in all sizes

How to donate:

Visit www.cnydiaperbank.org/contact

Mission: A no-kill animal shelter dedicated to decreasing both the number of animals being euthanized and strays on the streets. It is our mission to provide a haven for the animals in our care until they are adopted into their forever homes. We will work diligently to educate the public on animal care, animal safety, and the crucial importance of spaying and neutering.

Wish list:

  1. Cat/Kitten food
  2. Cat litter
  3. Monetary donations to buy supplies for the shelter.

How to donate:

Visit www.dawnofanewdayanimalrescue.com

Mission: As a community of caring professionals, Elmcrest helps children overcome emotional, behavioral, and developmental barriers to success in their home, school and community. We are building on the promise of children and families through early intervention, education, employability and family services.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary donations in support of critical programs for kids in need. For 175 years, Elmcrest has been providing the people, the programs and the place that children need when others have let them down. The 2,500 children we serve have a path to a brighter future.
  2. Holiday gifts for children in need – you can make spirits bright by becoming an Elmcrest Elf, by providing gifts for children who are overcoming major obstacles in life

How to donate:

To make a monetary donation visit https://elmcrest.org/donate. To donate gifts, visit www.elmcrest.org/donate/elmcrest-elves-2020

Mission: To help support underprivileged students in the Syracuse Area in the Catholic schools. We help with tuition, mentor tutor programs, and assist the school in things they need as well.

Wish list:

  1. Rubber kickballs
  2. 10 playground balls 8 ½ inches, regular bouncing balls
  3. 10 Hula Hoos – Durahoops, industrial 30 and 36 inches.

How to donate:

Drop off donations at 920 North McBride St., Syr. Office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information visit www.guardianangelsoc.org

Mission: Oneida Animal shelter

Wish list:

  1. Litter
  2. Canned food
  3. Lysol concentrated cleaner

How to donate: Email finnlandsfosters@outlook.com

Mission: The Pratt House Museum is a circa 1861 Italianate style mansion featuring permanent and seasonal exhibits displaying local and surrounding area history. It is a well -reserved example of Fulton’s residential architecture in the 19th century.Wish list:

  1. We need to have our computers maintained.
  2. We need to have our printer updated/upgraded.
  3. Kitchen floor replaced

How to donate:

Call 315-598-4616 or email friendsofhistoryinfulton@gmail.com

Mission: Friends of Oswego County Hospice is the “giving” hand to enhance the time patients and their families have together by providing financial assistance and volunteer support to the Oswego County Hospice Program.

Wish list:

  1. Gift cards for dinner at local restaurants, or grocery stores for easy, delicious holiday dinners.
  2. Assorted Gifts for various ages, for both patients and family members or bereavement families that have lost a loved one. Can be handmade
  3. Monetary donations for miscellaneous, individual needs.

How to donate: Hours vary, please email oswego.hospice@gmail.com or call 315-806-9363. Visit www.friendsofhospice.org  for financial donations.  

Mission: To change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. Our Vision is to see a world where individuals with Down syndrome are accepted and embraced in their families, schools and communities.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary donations to buy supplies for our in-person programs and program packs for those participating virtually
  2. Program supplies including bubbles, scarves, pony beads, washable paint, canvases (any size), self-adhesive googly eyes, self-adhesive jewels, tissue paper (assorted colors), stickers (especially seasonal ones), circle punch or other shape, paper plates, clothes pins, folders, adhesive magnets, small bowls, sensory bin items (rice, black beans, kinetic sand and molds, match box cars, small scoops and containers
  3. Gift cards: Amazon, Office Max, Costco, Wegmans.

How to donate:

Visit www.gigisplayhouse.org/syracuse/

Mission: Our mission is to foster environmental, cultural and natural history education; to promote outdoor recreation; to preserve biological diversity, and to conserve and manage natural resources in the Oneida Lake and Lake Ontario Watersheds.

Wish list:

  1. Bird food
  2. Hand pruners
  3. Loppers

How to donate:   

Drop off at 8375 North Main St., Canastota, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information visit https://www.greatswampconservancy.org/

Mission: To lend support and offer free services to put you and your loved ones on the road to a safer, happier, more independent life. No matter when the violence occurred, or whether you wish to report it to the police, we will provide linkages to safe housing, crisis counseling, advocacy and long-term solutions.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary donations for the Freedom Fund to assist domestic violence and sexual assaults survivor to help them remain safe. Items include food, hygiene and cleaning supplies, childcare costs, car repairs, costs associated with obtaining personal documentation, security deposit and rental assistance, transportation cost out of the area, etc.
  2. Volunteers for the domestic abuse/sexual assault hotline. All volunteers are trained in rape crisis response.
  3. Working and gently used household items (toasters, blenders, clocks, etc.), furniture and other items an individual would need to set up a home.

Mission: Our community’s expert resource at the end-of-life, provides comprehensive comfort care to patients and families through unique interdisciplinary services, bereavement counseling, education and collaboration. Hospice commits to quality end-of-life care, accessible to everyone, and effective collaboration with community partners.

Wish list:

  1. COVID-19 has hindered our fundraising efforts dramatically. Monetary donations from the community would help us to continue to provide our expert end-of-life services to patients and families in Cayuga, Onondaga, Oswego and Madison counties.
  2. Grocery store gift cards for patients and families in need of additional support to relieve some worry during a very trying time in their lives.
  3. Extra-long twin sheet sets for the use on hospital beds for the comfort of our patients.

How to donate:

Visit www.hospicecny.org or call 315.634.1100 for the Liverpool office.

Mission: To provide our community with an animal shelter that shows compassion and respect for life by following a no-kill philosophy and by striving to provide the cats and dogs entrusted to our care with permanent, loving homes.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary – we have taken in many injured and sick animals that are requiring extensive and expensive surgeries
  2. Pet food – Purina One dog dry food and cat chow and wet kitten food
  3. Cleaning Supplies – Bleach and laundry detergent.

How to donate: Drop off donations at 4915 West Taft Rd., Liverpool 13088   Monday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., or visit www.humanecny.org

Mission: Through education, service and dialogue, affirms the dignity of each person and every faith community and works to create relationships and understanding among us. The organization runs several programs including the Center for New Americans, El-Hindi Center for Dialogue, Senior Services Program, Interfaith Initiatives Program and more.

Wish list:

  1. Gifts for a New American Family – we will provide the names of all family members, ages, gender, addresses and the country from which the family resettled. During the past year we also have resettled many single young men and women. You can deliver gifts to the family directly at your convenience or bring to IFW and we will deliver on your behalf
  2. Newborn to Toddler Coats. Various sizes are needed – Girls: 1 year (26);  2 years (33); 3 years (23);  4 years (5).  Boys 2 years (29);  3 years (32); 4 years (5)
  3. $25 TOPS gift cards – TOPS North Side is a walkable local grocery store, where many of our New Americans shop. The store offers many ethnic appropriate foods. 

How to donate:

How to donate: Donations may be delivered to 1010 James Street, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or call 315-449-3552, or email info@interfaithworkscny.org

Mission: Committed to revitalizing the Southwest side of Syracuse through affordable housing opportunities, workforce and entrepreneurship programming, economic development and youth development programing.

Wish list:

  1. Marketing Materials for Jubilee Portable Canopy and Tent with Logo and side walls
  2. To have our Vans “Wrapped” in our logo
  3. Tractor/Tiller.

How to donate: Visit www.jubilee-homes.org/about

Mission: Since 1993, the KEYS Program has been delivering music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer & serious illnesses through its award-winning music therapy outreach, family respite days and sibling support programs. All of our programs are provided at no cost to the families we serve.

Wish list: We are most in need of monetary donations to provide free music therapy sessions for kids battling cancer.  Each $50 donation enables us to provide one music therapy session and BIG smiles for one child battling cancer.

How to donate: Visit  www.keysprogram.org

Mission: A non-denominational faith-based preschool providing quality educational services to children ages 2, 3 and 4 years of age.  In additional to our traditional services, during this difficult time, we hope to provide our students and their families with a sense of safety and security.

 Wish list:

  1. Cleaning supplies: disinfectant and isopropyl alcohol
  2. Craft supplies
  3. Paper Towels.

How to donate:

Call 315-264-2206 to make arrangements for drop off.  Address is 1116 E. Grove St., Oneida.

Mission: Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Our vision is to grant the wish of every eligible child between the ages of 2.5 and 18 years of age within our 15-county Central New York footprint. Nearly 200 kids await the hope and healing of their one true wish.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary contributions to help grant the influx of wishes waiting, once it’s safe to do so; to maintain quarterly touchpoints to help keep the hope alive for the nearly 200 kids in our pipeline with little gifts and notes that remind them to stay positive; to offset the costs of postage, paper, printing, cleaning and office supplies.

How to donate:

Visit www.cny.wish.org

Mission: Provides programs and services dedicated to the well-being of the senior members of Onondaga county. There is a great need for our curbside lunch program, to provide healthy, substantial meals to seniors at a low cost. Due to COVID-19 we are experiencing a large financial loss because we had to cancel our fundraisers, our primary financial source.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary donations to subsidize our kitchen managers salary, our Senior Centre and for cost of supplies for the meal program for the next six months.

How to donate:

Call 315-682-7889 or access the website www.manliusseniors.org

MissionA leading force in the greater Syracuse area – inspiring youth to embrace their true identity while unleashing their inner potential. Our programs help our youth shape their own values, while providing them with all the tools, resources and support they need in order to evolve into confident leaders tomorrow. We welcome you to learn more about how we make a difference in children’s lives.

Wish list:

  1. Food for the food pantry
  2. Winter coats
  3. Hats, gloves.

 How to donate: Visit www.marynelsonyouthcenter.com

Mission: To unite the community through events that encourage active and social engagement in an inclusive environment.

Wish list:

  1. Cross-ice hockey boards for Mites (8U) programming.
  2. Ice rink edger (essential maintenance equipment).

How to donate: Visit MidstateHockey.com

Mission: A Ministry of restored believers growing in grace by faith in Jesus Christ. A Missionary Baptist Church!

Wish list:

  1. Personal care items, gift cards, home needs, kitchen needs, bathroom needs for our Blessings In A Bag to accompany our Community Feeding Program that provides home cooked meals to marginalized persons within our community.
  2. Blankets, gloves, hats, socks and scarves. Many of those that we serve walk to appointments downtown and the surrounding areas, and we want to ensure they are protected from the elements. 3. A new commercial stove.

How to donate:

Email contact@victorytemplefellowshipchurch.org

Mission: Dedicated to creating awareness and providing resources for those persons affected by MS and their families. MS Resources is the only local MS agency and we know the importance of providing the best and latest up-to date information about MS as a health concern.  We help those affected by MS.

Wish list:  

  1. Monetary donations to ensure that our more than 1,500 clients have all they need for the holiday season.
  2. Gift cards to Walmart or Target. Many of our clients are on a fixed income and we want to assist them, especially with food costs.
  3. Stamps for postage of materials that must be mailed to clients.

How to donate:   Mail or drop off to PO Box 237, 6743 Kinne St., East Syr. 13057, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit www.msresources.org

Mission: To assist families with pregnancy, parenting, and adoption needs. We are a free and confidential resource in Syracuse that offers pregnancy tests, first-trimester ultrasounds, diapers and baby items, and adoption services.

Wish list:

  1. Car Seats and Pack and Plays
  2. Formula and Diapers
  3. Boys Winter Clothing sizes 18-2T.

How to donate: Donate at 3519 James St., Syr. 13206, Monday through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information visit www.newhopefamilyservices.

Mission: To preserve, protect and promote blues music and culture. The Syracuse, NY festival entertains while educating on the role of the blues in the development of popular music in the US and around the world.

Wish list:

  1. Money for the free, annual festival and for the community education initiative called Blues in Schools to bring professional musician educations to classrooms to teach the fundamentals of blues.
  2. Volunteers for the three-day festival in Clinton Square, Syracuse

How to donate: Visit https://www.nysbluesfest.com

Mission: To provide nutritious meals to seniors, the homebound and the disabled in northern Onondaga County, and to advocate for their overall well-being.

Wish list:

  1. Non-perishable food for Emergency Blizzard Bags, and/or funds to purchase this food. (Every bag cost about $5 and we have 275 clients) Single serving size items: Tuna or chicken salad (3 oz., pop-top), chicken or beef stew, oatmeal packets, 16 oz. bottled waters, peanut butter or cheese filled crackers, juice boxes, fruit cups (low sugar), granola bars (low sugar) applesauce, raisins
  2. Holiday gifts for our seniors. Many live alone with no family. Suggested items include: Blankets, scarves, gloves, slipper socks with grips, cookie tins, boxed candy, large print books, crossword or word search books, nightlights, pill boxes, eyeglass holders
  3. Monetary donations for in house clients. Many will not meet the requirements of subsidized meals which is based on age and supports, not income. The meals are $8/day and most will need at least 5 days/week.

How to donate: Drop off donations Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 413 Church St., North Syr.  Financial donations at https://www.namow.org/   Contact programdirector@namow.org for more information.

Mission:   Provides a food pantry for individuals in need.

Wish list:

  1. Financial donations to purchase more food due to the increase in community need.
  2. Large tents that will withstand weather so that we can continue our Pantry and Fresh Food giveaways outside the building to protect volunteers and clients from the virus AND the outdoor elements.
  3. Packaging supplies such as bags and boxes for clients to take their food home in. We are unable to reuse these items at this time due to risk of virus spread.

How to donate: Email Jenhok4@gmail.com

Mission: Our programs focus on empowering others in the areas of health and wellness, education, and economics.

 Wish list:

  1. Financial contributions to complete our kitchen/common area. Our kitchen will serve hot meals to the community free of charge three days a week.  It will also serve as an event space, business incubator and educational center for our community.
  2. A PTZ video camera that can stream live lessons and services.
  3. Financial contribution or contributions for our Christmas drive. We adopt families for the holidays and provide a complete Christmas from gifts to meals.

How to donate: Email olivetcommunitydevelopment@gmail.com

Mission: To comfort and support pediatric oncology patients, families, and caregivers by raising money through athletics.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary donations to fund programs for patients, families, and caregivers, and work with those individuals to determine how we can best serve them. Sometimes we help cover the cost of medical bills, buy a new computer or tablet for schoolwork, purchase masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning materials, send meal gift cards to cover dinner costs
  2. Holiday gifts on our Amazon Wish list would be great! Items were added to this list for specific kids and families we have connections with, and for who we know interests and likes. The link to this list is: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/SKDOW86JX042?ref_=wl_share
  3. Masks, hand sanitizer, or cleaning supplies to donate to our families in need across Central New York.

How to donate:

Contact kim@onmyteam16.com or 315-247-9957. For more information visit www.onmyteam16.com

Mission: To raise awareness and funds for the enhancement of patient and resident care through Oneida Health, in addition to programs it supports in the community and region.

Wish list:

  1. $7,000 for Heated Family Visitation Enclosure for Window Visits: Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, short and long-term residents at the nursing home are unable to visit with loved ones, in-person. With the current COVID-19 Regulations and winter months upon us, family and friends cannot have a window visit without a warm place to be. This enclosure will provide a warm, safe place for family and friends to visit.
  2. Monetary donation for technology to help develop and enhance treatment for local patients to access and receive the best care possible.
  3. Funds for Cancer Care Treatment and Survivorship, to build the Cancer Survivorship Center for individuals and their loved ones to receive support after remission and beyond. The demolition of an old building and erection of a new center will cost $2.5 Million, including the purchase of programmatic items, such as cooking items for nutrition classes, equipment for Yoga or Reiki classes, Technology for Streaming or Educational Classes, etc.

To donate: Visit Oneida Health, www.oneidahealth.org/giving/foundation

Mission: We put love into action through shelter, food, clothing, and hope.  We value people, community, integrity and fiscal responsibility.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary donations to support our meal program in Syracuse. We serve three meals a day to anyone in need, we are increasing our meal serving times, and installed COVID safeguards in place to allow everyone to safely dine with dignity.
  2. As we move into winter, we are in desperate need of new winter hats and gloves. Hats and Gloves can be purchased via our Amazon Wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3FCMXYLMLSVS3
  3. Undergarments for our shelter residents – all sizes of men’s and women’s underwear and all sizes of sports bras for women. Undergarments can be purchased via our Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3FCMXYLMLSVS3

How to donate: Online monetary gifts can be made at rescuemissionalliance.org

Mission: To energize Urbanites so they survive and thrive in Urban Core Neighborhood Environments.  To achieve this aim-to-thrive mission, we present Social/Economic/Educational/& Development Cultural programs fostering African-American community prosperity.

Wish list:

  1. Funding for a cultural learning project for Syracuse Area Youth ages 10 -14. There is need for $15,000 to pilot this cultural education program for participant recruitment, family outreach, and virtual delivery during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.
  2. Volunteers to attend to a physical venue where programming could happen in accordance with Covid-19 public guidelines. Volunteers would donate materials, and labor to repair and winterize a roof.
  3. Monetary donations for the NYS Priority Status Designated Strategic Planning Feasibility Program to revitalize an economically distressed target-zone within the city’s northeast sector neighborhood.

Mission: Sarah’s Guest House provides lodging, transportation, meals and comfort to patients and families of patients receiving medical care in Central New York. We have provided comfort to more than 19,300 individuals since 1994.

Wish list:

  1. Funding to help patients who otherwise could not afford lodging to receive medical care. When a guest stays at Sarah’s Guest House, we suggest a donation of $25 to help support our mission. We never turn away a guest for their inability to pay this nominal lodging fee. Historically, only 50% of guests are able to contribute.
  2. New mattresses (16) to improve the quality of our bedrooms, in turn improving the night sleep for individuals who are often going through what may be the most difficult times in their lives.
  3. Two smart TVs for our two living rooms. As COVID-19 continues to impact each sector of our lives, more guests are hunkered down within the house (spending less time at the hospital) and need a diversion.

How to donate: Visit the website at www.sarahsguesthouse.org, or call 315-475-1747

Mission: The Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center is a multi-arts organization that encourages the work of emerging artists and promotes public participation in and appreciation of the arts through exhibitions, educational programs and other special events designed to reach a diverse audience.

Wish list:

  1. Fireproof cabinet for storing flammable liquids
  2. Gas can for lawn mower and snowblower

How to donate:   

Drop off at 205 Genesee St., Auburn, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays.   For more information visit shttps://schweinfurthartcenter.org/

Mission: To be the leader in long-term care by providing social day services that optimize the cognitive and physical abilities of seniors, helping them to remain in their homes, keeping families and communities together.

Wish list:

  1. Carpet! The carpet at our Baldwinsville location is over 14 years old and has gone through a LOT! We would love to replace it with carpet tile and need approximately 1700 square feet.
  2. A commercial dishwasher.
  3. Monetary donations. Due to COVID-19, our membership rate has declined as we serve some of the most vulnerable members of our community.

How to donate: Visit the website www.silverfoxseniors.org

Mission: No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in our Town!  We build and deliver free beds, including a frame, mattress, bedding and a pillow, to kids in need in Central New York.  We delivery within a 25-mile radius of downtown Syracuse.  Volunteers help us build and deliver the beds.

Wish list:

  1. Bed-in-a-bag kits, comforters, pillows and sheet sets. We are delivering 80 beds to children in Central New York during our 12 Deliveries of Christmas event.   We have an Amazon wish list at: https://bit.ly/shpnysyr-bedding
  2. Volunteers to help build the beds on build days (cutting, sanding, drilling and assembly) as well as volunteers to help deliver the beds to children’s homes. Signups for builds and deliveries are at http://shpnysyr.org.
  3. Financial donations to help us purchase lumber and materials to build the beds as well as funding to purchase mattresses.

How to donate:  Mail checks or money orders to 201 W. Genesee St #241, Fayetteville 13037, or by credit card at  www.shpnysyr.org.   We have a bedding donation bin at 519 Brown Ave, Syracuse NY that is outside and available 24/7.

Mission: Support residents in the Town of Sullivan and lately some in the surrounding towns of Bridgeport and Canastota with food and necessities.

Wish list:

  1. Money to purchase food and necessities. We are making Christmas baskets and distributing them on Dec. 19 to families and seniors.  We will need approximately 300 Turkeys to go with these baskets.
  2. Toys /gifts for Children and adults. A parent or family member is invited to pick items they need for their household and/or gifts for their children. Last year we serviced over 200 families and we suspect more are in need this year.
  3. Food donations for baskets.

How to donate:

Send donations to 206 ½ Tuscarora Road, Chittenango  13037. Drop off donations Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and on the second and third Saturdays of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mission: We engage, connect, and grow neighbors. We serve the North & Northeast sides of Syracuse with Basic Needs, Senior & Youth Programs, Workforce Development, and Health Connections in order to build self-sufficiency, independence, and community stability.

Wish list:

  1. Gift cards (pharmacy, big-box stores for clothing and general goods, groceries) for needs that go beyond what our pantry can provide.
  2. Call-A-Bus passes for older adults to attend medical appointments and do essential shopping. Bus passes for those getting to work via Centro.
  3. Cash cards to for families in need to purchase holiday gifts for children.

How to donate:

Visit https://www.snccsyr.org/, or drop off donations at 716 Hawley Ave, Syr., Monday-Fridays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mission: The Daily Orange is an independent, nonprofit news organization that receives no funding from SU. Our coverage is free for all readers, both in print and online. Every dollar supports our mission of delivering unmatched local news and sports coverage while training generations of journalists.

Wish list:

  1. Donations to cover our financial losses due to Covid. Money will help us bring back more staff and continue to print. Due to the pandemic we were forced to cut a print day and cut salaries.
  2. Upgrade all our digital platforms. Donate computers or tech services to upgrade dailyorange.com and our social media sites.
  3. Volunteers who can help with grant writing, fundraising, and other ways to promote our mission.

How to donate: Deliver donations to 230 Euclid Ave. Syracuse, 13210, Monday-Friday,, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For monetary donations visit www.dailyorange.com/donate

Mission: To be a catalyst of change for minority youth with disabilities. Supporting the youth and their loved ones, by providing a trusted platform for networking.

 Wish list:

  1. Grocery Store Gift Cards to help our caregivers who are taking care of loved ones with disabilities
  2. Lysol spray and disinfectant wipes for the families. Approximately 100 of each. These will be included in COVID-19 Family Pandemic Kits
  3. Hats and Gloves.

How to donate: Call 315.506.6238 or email thejoefamilyfdn@gmail.com

Mission: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church, based on the Bible. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Wish list:

  1. Volunteer bell ringers to help us reach our red kettle goal. The money raised helps us continue to serve the people of our community throughout the year.
  2. Toys for children for Christmas, and we often are short on toys for boys and girls ages 10-12. Legos, science kits, craft kits, makeup, board games, movies, headphones and sports equipment are specific items that would be appealing to those ages.
  3. Hams or turkeys for the Christmas food boxes we give out to families and individuals.

How to donate: Drop off donations Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 62 South 1st St., Fulton. For more information or to volunteer visit easternusa.salvationarmy.org/empire/fulton

Mission: To help adolescents and young adults (AYAs) impacted by cancer live their best lives today! Our resources help AYAs enhance their coping skills and self-esteem by building satisfying peer connections.

Wish list: Monetary donations to support our Zoom Pro Subscription, 13-week virtual nutrition program, 8-week virtual fitness program, virtual journaling and poetry programs, virtual yoga, and more. Donations will help us overcome the hardships placed by the pandemic expand our use of technology to broaden our outreach to help more teens and young adults with cancer.

To donate: Visit http://13thirty.org

Mission: To help individuals achieve their highest level of capability and increase opportunities for their future success. We are committed to person-centered, family-focused services. We serve people with developmental/intellectual disabilities and well as youth in foster care programs.

Wish list:

  1. Gift cards to restaurants and/or stores. These will be distributed to our group homes to the people we service for the holidays.
  2. Toiletries for our SILP program (supervised independent living program). We have 17 children current at our program.
  3. Hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, etc. for our clients. We have 10 group homes across Onondaga County. We serve a total of 59 clients currently in our homes.

How to donate: Drop off donations at 1654 West Onondaga St., Syr. 13204, from Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit www.toomeyresidential.org for more information.

Mission: Our goal is to enhance the community by providing an round facility for Youth with Enrichment Programs that will create and support their Social, Economic and Vital Issues that are of concerns to our participants. We will provide our at risk youth with tool kits to enrich their minds

Wish list:

  1. We are in need of 5,000 to physically start Youth Enrichment Program-“Shavon’s Wish” 8 week training inhouse next year to cover carfare, refreshments, supplies ,certificates and T-shirts. For our social time nochockey, pool table and board games
  2. Mentors who support youth , sponsorship
  3. Funding for scholarship or corporation who can provide them

How to donate:

Call Debra Scott at (646) 807-5109 or email dperez1978nun@yahoo.com. You can visit their website at https://www.dperez1978nunwix.com/

Mission:  To provide safe, effective, innovative, and family centered care to children while promoting wellness & safety of the families in the communities we serve. The Upstate Foundation is the primary vehicle for receiving/distributing gifts at Upstate.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary donations to help patients not covered by insurance, new equipment, comfort items, research, educational training, and hospital programs.
  2. Gift certificates for goods, services or products. These certificates will be used for our virtual auction/raffle opportunities and allow us to reach a larger audience. We are accepting gift certificate donations that would appeal to all ages.
  3. Grateful patient stories – has your child had a positive experience being treated at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital? We’d love to hear about it! Stories of triumph & hope help to engage and encourage donors since we can’t have them visit the hospital. If you are comfortable sharing your story, please email latourda@upstate.edu

How to donate:

Monetary donations can be made by check mailed to 750 E. Adams St.-326 CAB, Syr. NY, 13210; or via our website, www.upstatefoundation.org; or by calling (315) 464-7854. Gift certificates can be mailed to our mailing address listed or emailed to latourda@upstate.edu.

Mission: Prevents, responds to and partners to end domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse. We advocate for the right of all persons to live without abuse, oppression, violence or fear in their relationships; we honor individuals’ choices and empower them to use their strengths; we foster trusting relationships and respectful communication through collaboration; we embrace diversity and deliver culturally responsive, trauma-informed services with compassion; we educate and challenge ourselves, and the community we serve, to promote a culture of respect and non-violence.

Wish list:

  1. Kitchenware – pots, pans, silverware
  2. Twin size comforters
  3. New pillows

How to donate: Contact mwood@verahouse.org

Mission: Aims to open up a gateway between those who have a passion to help humanity and those who are in need of assistance. Financial help is not the only resource our homeless friends require, they also need love and support from the community.

Wish list:

  1. Monetary donations to buy food and products to help those in need of assistance in our community.
  2. Hats, gloves and scarves for men, women and children.
  3. Hygiene products

How to donate: Visit www.ifweeattheyeat.org/how-to-help

Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body. The Downtown YMCA is not just a gym and swim. Over 100 men and women call the YMCA home. Through community support we provide food, clothing and hygiene items.

Wish list:

  1. Non-perishable food items
  2. Household cleaning supplies
  3. Household items such as hand-held can openers, four-piece dish sets, towels, storage containers

How to donate: Deliveries accepted Monday- Friday 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 340 Montgomery St., Syr.  For more information visit www.ycny.org

Mission: LAUNCH’s mission is to partner with children and adults to provide individualized services that foster learning, independence and growth. Our programs and services embody this mission by working with individuals with learning disabilities and related cognitive challenges to achieve increased independence and  mastery of skills utilizing a special education approach.

Wish list:

  1. Create-A-Cart white 2 Door Cabinet Kitchen Cart by Home Styles ($407.50) This cart will create additional space for cooking lessons where clients can physically distance from others for COVID safety. Monetary donations toward this purchase would be greatly appreciated!
  2. Monoprice PTZ Conference Room USB Camera, 3X Optical Zoom, Pan & Tilt with Remote ($279.99) This camera package will help LAUNCH to hold remote classes for clients in programs and hold board meetings/staff meetings remotely and safely. Monetary donations toward this purchase would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Monetary Donations to support our programs and services! The challenges of 2020 and COVID-19 have had a dramatic effect on our fundraising efforts.  Monetary donations from our community will help LAUNCH serve and support children and adults who seek support for learning.

How to donate:

Items can be dropped off at LAUNCH’s office or mailed to: The Nettleton Commons Building

313 East Willow Street – Suite 204 – Syracuse, NY 13202 (9:00 AM – 3:00 PM)

Contact:  315-447-8995

Mission: The premiere service organization that enriches the lives of children, adults, and families touched by cancer and sickle cell anemia by offering summer camping experiences.

Wish List:

  1. Even though we aren’t able to have in-person summer residential camp this summer we are still providing our campers with multiple COVID-19 compliance fun experiences and need funds to provide residential camping programs in the future
  2. New linens, bedding and towels, with tags.
  3. New toiletries with tags.

How to donate:

Monetary donations can be given online: https://campgooddays.kindful.com/ , over the phone: 315-434-9477, or mailed to our office: 356 N. Midler Ave Syracuse, NY 13206. Physical donations can be delivered to our office: 356 N. Midler Ave Syracuse, NY 13206

Wish List:

  1. Volunteers to help clean the historic building and kitchen, or assistance with upgrading the kitchen
  2. New carpeting or carpet cleaning services
  3. Driveway seating or repairs, or funding to assist us in repairing the driveway

How to donate:

Monetary donations can be given online: at www.MansionOnJames.com    To volunteer email ww.Info@MansionOnJames.com

Mission:

Griffin’s Guardians provides support and financial assistance to children battling cancer in Central New York throughout 17 counties. We work hand in hand with Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital to stay up to date on what the patients’ and families’ current needs are.

Wish List:

  1. Gift cards to Walmart or Target to assist families with groceries or other household essentials.  Many times one parent will take a “leave” from their job so we help to offset that financial loss.
  2. Gas gift cards to Speedway or Sunoco.  Our reach extends 17 counties so we have several families that travel far to get treatment.
  3. Monetary donations to help with medical, household or car expenses to lessen the financial burden as much as we can for these families.

How to donate:

All donations can be mailed to Griffin’s Guardians Po Box 1661 Cicero, NY 13039 or contact Erin@griffinsguardians.org

Mission:

The Baker Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Crouse Health is a special place where miracles occur every day. Over the past 45 years, Crouse has grown to become home to the area’s premier and highest level NICU, providing intensive care for newborns and families from a 14-county region of New York State.

Wish List:

  1. Monetary donations of any amount to help with the purchase of small pieces of equipment, developmental aids, lactation supplies, and other special items to assist staff in caring for premature and critically-ill newborns;
  2. Gift cards to local restaurants/coffee shops, general merchandise stores, and gas stations to assist NICU families with some of the unexpected and often challenging expenses associated with having a baby in the NICU; and
  3. Monetary donations of any size to underwrite support groups and educational programs for NICU families.

How to donate:

Online at crouse.org/donate. Call 315-470-7702. Mail check to Crouse Health Foundation, 736 Irving Avenue, Syracuse NY, 13210. Please note on the check that the donation is for the NICU.

Mission:

The Matthew 25 Farm, with two farm locations in Tully and LaFayette, grow, harvest and distribute, Free of Charge, tens of thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables and fruit to food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, women’s shelters, refugees, veterans and anyone suffering from food insecurity within CNY.

Wish List:

  1. Monetary donations to help with the cost of seeds, seedlings and fertilizer for 2021.
  2. Two new picnic tables for places for our volunteers to eat/rest when they come.
  3. Two or more new wood raised beds to go with our other raised beds, to enlarge the area that those with disabilities can work in.

How to donate:

Our website is:  http://www.Matthew25Farm.com

There is a link there for a group to donate.