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Organization Feature: Rebuilding CNY
Organization Feature: Rebuilding CNY

For more than 30 years, our community’s generosity has empowered the local nonprofit organization, now known as Rebuilding Central New York (CNY), to rebuild futures for local families.

Fund Spotlight: Gabriel, Joseph and Lila Mandour Karam Fund
Fund Spotlight: Gabriel, Joseph and Lila Mandour Karam Fund

The Gabriel, Joseph and Lila Mandour Karam Fund honors a remarkable individual, Joe Karam, in a way that extends his mission of service to others.

Welcoming All With Open Arms
Welcoming All With Open Arms

The Center, formerly known as the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, has propelled its mission forward and has undergone dramatic changes in the last few years. 

Organization Feature: Rome Rescue Mission
Organization Feature: Rome Rescue Mission

At the Rome Rescue Mission, helping those in need is fundamental. Offering a hand up—not a handout—are the words that the organization lives and serves by.

Serving Up Kindness: Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen
Serving Up Kindness: Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen

We come together in times of need, we help others when we can, and we welcome all with open arms. These are some of the key ingredients served up by Mother Marianne’s West Side Kitchen, a soup kitchen located at the corner of Columbia and Varick Street in Utica.

Organization Feature: Mohawk Valley Junior Frontiers
Organization Feature: Mohawk Valley Junior Frontiers

Academic excellence, professional development, civic service, and self-esteem are the four foundational elements that comprise the methodology of success for the Mohawk Valley Junior Frontiers.

Organization Feature: Meet Me + Make
Organization Feature: Meet Me + Make

Meet Me + Make is an off-site program that takes place at local rehabilitation and nursing facilities. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute staff take their tools and knowledge to the residents so they can learn and create their own masterpieces.

Organization Feature: Innovation Collective
Organization Feature: Innovation Collective

Innovation Collective Utica (ICU) is an economic transformation project aimed at developing a community-wide education platform to activate community members to participate in growing the economy. 

A Tide of Optimism: Rising Phoenix Fund
A Tide of Optimism: Rising Phoenix Fund

For many Herkimer and Oneida county residents, the fall 2019 storm is a distant memory. But for those whose homes and businesses suffered from flooding caused by nearly seven inches of rain in just a few hours, life has not yet returned to normal.

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