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Old Newsboys Christmas Fundraiser
SALE – December 9 & 10
Online now thru Dec. 31

Please donate to help the Salvation Army/United Way of Central New York Christmas Bureau.


  • IN PERSON – Buy The Post-Standard special edition from an “Old Newsboys” December 9 & 10.
  • ONLINE – click the button below.
  • TEXTText: 51555 – Enter text message: HFTH2022
  • MAIL – Make check out to: The Old Newsboys Sale
    Mail to: Advance Media New York
    220 S. Warren St., Syracuse, NY 13202

All donations support the Christmas Bureau run by the Salvation Army/United Way of Central New York.

For 91 years, our volunteers have been outside your favorite stores hawking special editions of The Post-Standard to raise donations for Central New York families. All money collected goes to the Salvation Army/United Way Christmas Bureau. The newspapers are donated by The Post-Standard.

Katrina Tulloch Old Newsboys

From 2015: reporter Katrina Tulloch sells papers on S. Salina St. Photo by David Lassman.

Hope for the Holidays Tim Kennedy

From 2013 – Advance Media New York President Tim Kennedy high-fives with Santa while hawking The Post-Standard as an “old newsboy.” Photo by Dick Blume.

The Old Newsboys campaign started 91 years ago to raise money to help the needy buy coal to heat their homes in the winter. Now, any amount you’re able to donate goes directly toward the annual Salvation Army-sponsored Christmas Bureau, which provides toys, books, and food for Onondaga County families in need during the holiday season.

Last year, more than 2,000 families participated in the annual toy and food drive sponsored by the Salvation Army and the United Way. In Onondaga County, more than 4,900 children received gifts. For some, they were the only gifts under the tree. The need is even greater this year. Our goal is $50,000.

Thank you for helping to make the holidays better for Central New York families.

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We’ve been privileged to serve Central New York for over 190 years. When we’re at our best, we help make our community a better place. Please give to help fellow Central New Yorkers during this challenging time.