Category: Service/non-profit

Here’s how to donate to help families of the Buffalo shooting victims

Here’s how to donate to help families of the Buffalo shooting victims

Crowdfunding website GoFundMe has put together a page listing six verified fundraisers to help the families of the Buffalo shooting victims. The goals for the fundraisers range from $15,000 to $200,000 and aim to cover funeral expenses for the 10 people killed ... MORE
Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley to host ‘A Purse for Change’ fundraiser

Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley to host ‘A Purse for Change’ fundraiser

The Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley is powering forward and continuing to support local women and girls by hosting its 16th annual A Purse for Change Auction at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. This year’s event will be hosted at the Temple ... MORE
Auburn gives sendoff for Operation Enduring Gratitude bus trip to Washington

Auburn gives sendoff for Operation Enduring Gratitude bus trip to Washington

About 75 veterans left Auburn on a bus for Washington, DC Friday as part of Operation Enduring Gratitude, including the first woman veteran from Cayuga County to make the trip. 91-year-old Anne Greer of Throop was a finalist for the Military Spouse ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Don’t be a D student teaches Seneca County kids to make good decisions (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Don’t be a D Student teaches Seneca County kids to make good decisions (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Sarah Smolinksi with the Seneca County Substance Abuse Coalition and Lauren Zimmerman-Meade from Students Against Destructive Decisions. Making better decisions Don’t be a D student is a week-long educational initiative in the four Seneca County High ... MORE
Canandaigua voters to decide on funding increase for Wood Library

Canandaigua voters to decide on funding increase for Wood Library

Canandaigua voters will decide whether Wood Library receives a funding increase in a vote on May 17. The proposed upgrades include technology improvements to enable hybrid meetings. The proposal stems from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Executive Director Jenny Goodemote. The vote ... MORE
Steuben County: Legislature examining ways to improve emergency response, offset cost for

Steuben County: Legislature examining ways to improve emergency response, offset cost for Hornell

The Steuben County Legislature is working to improve its emergency services operation after describing local volunteer ambulance companies as short-staffed and sometimes inaccessible. On Thursday, May 12, the Legislature announced it would begin examining ways to improve emergency response in the county, ... MORE
Don’t be a D Student teaches Seneca County kids to make better decisions

Don’t be a D Student teaches Seneca County kids to make better decisions

A week-long educational effort in Seneca County schools centered around the 4 D’s of impaired driving wraps up today. “Don’t be a D Student” is centered around the four Ds of impaired driving, drowsy, distracted, drunk, and drugged driving. The program is ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Hobart and William Smith collects left behind items from students and donates them to community organizations (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Hobart and William Smith collects left behind items from students and donates them to community organizations (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Katie Flowers and Peter Budmen from the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva about the Community Donation program. When students return home for the summer, they leave ... MORE
FLCC students finish up year-long winemaking project with support from Waterloo Container

Donation from Waterloo Container helps FLCC students finish year-long winemaking project

It’s the time of year when Finger Lakes Community College students head to the Viticulture and Wine Center in Geneva to complete their final practicum. Using bottles donated by Waterloo Container, the students’ year-long project culminated in an array of Riesling, Chardonnay, ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Hobart and William Smith collects left behind items from students and donates them to community organizations (podcast)

HWS Community Donation collects left-behind student items, donates them to community organizations

Moving day is coming soon for almost 2,000 students at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva. Barn Sale evolves into Community Donation program When those students return home for the summer, they leave a lot of things behind. HWS conducts an ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Ovid food pantry monthly food distribution at South Seneca High School (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Ovid food pantry monthly food distribution at South Seneca High School (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Pastor Rob Mellgard from the Ovid Federated Church. The Church has a combined United Methodist and half Presbyterian congregation. The church’s monthly food distribution ran into a problem. It was bigger than the church could handle ... MORE
“Give turtles a break”: It’s turtle crossing season in NY

‘Give turtles a break’: It’s turtle crossing season in New York

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently put out their annual reminder that spring is turtle crossing season on New York’s roads. Thousands of turtles are killed each year as they cross busy roads on the journey to lay ... MORE
Taylor-Brown Auxiliary sponsoring a chicken barbecue

Taylor-Brown Auxiliary sponsoring a chicken barbecue

The Taylor-Brown Auxiliary is sponsoring a chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 21 at Lafayette Park, Waterloo from 11:00 a.m. until sold out. Tickets are $12.  Dinners include chicken, salt potatoes, coleslaw or beans and a brownie. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased by ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: The challenges and the rewards of foster parenting (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: The challenges and the rewards of foster parenting (podcast)

In this episode, we talked with Laura Edwards, who is a case worker with the Ontario County Department of Social Services Foster Homefinding Unit, and with foster parent Mandy Friend Gigliotti. There is an informational and orientation meeting for would-be foster parents ... MORE
National Foster Care Month: Additional foster parents

National Foster Care Month: More foster parents needed in Ontario County

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to recognize the crucial role that child welfare services play in supporting local children and their families. It’s also a time to consider how you can directly help support local children in foster care ... MORE