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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


Winter Warmth Drive

NOW - January 15, 2018

Community and Caring is hosting a winter clothing drive for homeless children and adults in Greater Syracuse. We are seeking donations of gloves, scarves, knit hats, new socks, and hand/foot warmers. Benefiting organizations include Samaritan Center and We Rise Above the Streets.

Drop-Off Location(s)

**South Side Innovation Center**

2610 South Salina Street

Syracuse, NY 13205

9 am - 5 pm (Mon-Fri)


**Federal Building**



**Cicero Chiropractic Center**

6253 State Route 31

Cicero, NY 13039

7 am - 6 pm (Mon & Wed)

7 am - 1 pm (Fri)


Contact for additional donation questions


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!


Feminine Hygiene Drive

Details coming soon.



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