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Believe in Syracuse’s Community and Caring Initiative is being launched by our Community Service Committee.  As a committee, we work to support projects that address the vital needs of the Syracuse community. We seek to promote on-going adult/youth literacy development and efforts to address the critical every-day needs of Syracuse residents.

Mission: To create purposeful philanthropic opportunities for Syracuse’s community to support their community’s essential needs.

Goals: To hold a minimum of 4 donation drives per year. Each quarter we assist a local beneficiary in attaining goods to support their efforts to promote an increased quality of life for Syracuse’s inhabitants.

Are you seeking assistance with materials for your efforts to support community needs? Or, seeking more information about the Community and Caring Initiative? Please contact Sally Sayles-Hannon at


Upcoming Feminine Hygiene Drive

August 14 - September 15, 2017

Community and Caring is hosting a feminine hygiene drive for low-income and homeless women and girls in need of tampons, sanitary napkins, disposable cleansing wipes, and condoms in the Greater Syracuse community. Benefiting organizations include Hope Print, Samaritan Center, CanTeen of Central New York, and Vera House.

Drop-Off Location

South Side Innovation Center

2610 South Salina Street

Syracuse, NY 13205

9 am - 5 pm (Mon-Fri)

Contact for additional donation questions


What kind of tampons and sanitary napkins are accepted? 

  • Any brand or size as long as they are individually sealed.

I have an opened box of tampons or package of maxi pads, but I didn’t like them. Can you still accept it?

  • Yes, please tape up the box or package with all the individually sealed items inside.

What kind of condoms are accepted?

  • Both male and female condoms are accepted.

Where are the donated items going?

  • Donations will be collected locally and distributed to local non-profit organizations providing assistance to low-income and homeless women and girls in need.

Don't have items for the current drive, but would still like to contribute to the cause? Please click here to donate and write Community & Caring in the comments section. 


Past Drives

Summer Youth Literacy Book Drive (K-5)

Our summer youth book drive raised over 2,500 K-5 books. Local organizations that benefited from this drive included Hope Print and the Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County’s Summer Learning Day held on July 11th, 2017 in the Canyon Area of Destiny USA.

Local drop-off locations included the South Side Innovation CenterCicero Chiropractor Center, James M. Hanley Federal Building Cafeteria, and 7Eleven, 101 Valley Plaza. 

A special thank you is given to local businesses, SRC, CPS Recruitment, Simon's Agency, and Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School, that held internal book drives

Click here for photos and other information about this drive!



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