Fall Food Drive Results

The numbers are in, and our Fall Food Drive raised 352 pounds of food and $167.72, which comes out to 832 meals for hungry folks in CNY! Thank you to everyone who brought non-perishable food to our events, collected food from their neighbors, or donated to our Virtual Food Drive.

 

The Food Bank of Central New York  is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community. They partner with 250 emergency food programs in the counties of Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and St. Lawrence.

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Our First Bleed & Feed

On Sunday, July 12, seven of us met to give blood at the Red Cross in Liverpool. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We all took our turns giving blood and then met in the "cantina" to talk and laugh and drink juice and eat crackers.

When everyone was finished (and it was clear that no one was going to pass out), we all headed over the The Retreat, a nearby restaurant, for further hydration, talking, air conditioning, and giant portions of food.

It felt good to do a good deed, and the whole thing was a lot of fun, so we hope to make this a regular activity!

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Earth Day/Week of Action Park Cleanup

On Saturday, April 25th, eighteen people, including seven kids, met at Lewis Park in Syracuse to clean up trash and leaves. It was a beautiful day, and we enjoyed two sunny hours raking and cleaning up while the kids picked up litter and played on the playground. In the end, we had 23 bags of litter and leaves, and the park was noticeably tidier, ready for Little League season, which starts next week.

The event was part of both the City of Syracuse's Clean up 'Cuse Day and a county-wide Earth Day Litter Cleanup. For us, it was also an early celebration of the Week of Action, happening April 30-May 6 this year. The Week of Action takes place during the week leading up to the National Day of Prayer/National Day of Reason.  On the Foundation Beyond Belief's webite, it's described as "a way to come together regardless of beliefs to benefit our communities. Whether you observe National Day of Prayer or National Day of Reason, spend the last week of April acting."

We want to thank everyone who came as well as the friendly and helpful people in the Parks Department who found us a great, family-friendly spot and provided all the tools we needed for the job. It felt good to help our community and the earth, and to do some good for goodness' sake!

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Golisano's Toy Drive Success!

Thank you all for helping make our toy drive a success!  Over the past few months, the Central New York Humanist Association collected 28 new toys and raised enough money to make 45 gift bags to support the children and their families at Golisano Children's Hospital.

Thank you for joining us in helping our community and doing good for goodness' sake! 

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Donation Drive to Support the Food Bank of CNY

Thank you for helping make our donation drive a huge success!  Throughout the past few months, the Central New York Humanist Association collected 194 pounds of food and raised $120 through our virtual food drive to support the hunger-relief mission of the Food Bank of CNY. The Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization that works to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community. 

Thank you for joining us in helping our community provide 582 meals and doing good for goodness' sake!