A Day of Golf, Fun and a Chance to Win $10,000

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On August 14, a fun-loving group of people will get together at Watertown Golf Club for the 7th Annual Golfing for Community Action event, presented by Benefit Services Group.  We’ll tee off at 1:00 PM and play 18 holes, after which we will unwind with a delicious buffet dinner and door prizes galore.  The tournament is played in captain and crew format; cost to attend $75 per person/$300 per team.  Registration includes dinner and entry into the hole-in-one contest.

Last year, one lucky player – MaryAllyn Baeslack – won $10,000 when she hit the ball 137 yards for a hole in one.  This year, it could be you!

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Don’t miss out on an afternoon of good golf, good fun, and good company – all for a great cause.  The proceeds from this year’s golf outing will support personal care items (shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, etc.) and school supplies for children of low-income families.

Register to golf … sponsor a tee … or donate a prize.  For more information, click on the links below or call 315.782.4900, ext. 250.

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Northern New York Community Foundation Stocks Pantry Shelves

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April was a busy month at the Community Action Food Pantry, and we were able to keep up with the increased demand, thanks to our friends at the Northern New York Community Foundation.

The Foundation made a gift of $1,500 which allowed us to purchase 2,565 pounds of assorted fruits, vegetables, pasta and protein from the Food Bank of Central New York.   The grant was received at a crucial time, as many local residents continue to struggle to catch up on heating costs as result of a severely cold winter.

During the first few months of 2015, the Community Action Food Pantry served 3,160 individuals, providing food packages equating to a total of 47,400 meals.  April was a peak month for pantry usage with 993 visitors receiving 14,895 meals.   Thirty-three percent of those served through the food pantry are children under the age of 18.

Visitors to the food pantry are provided with a five-day supply of food (three meals per day) for each member of the household.  Food packages contain a variety of food items in keeping with nutrition guidelines from the Food Bank of Central New York.

The pantry receives financial support from a variety of sources, including the Food Bank of Central NY, the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), and the Northern New York Community Foundation, as well as donations and food drives coordinated by area businesses and individuals.

For more information about the Food Pantry or other Community Action services, please contact 315.782.4900, extension 271.

Community Action at Work: Read All About It

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The Annual Report for 2014 is now available.  The report highlights outcomes associated with each of the agency’s program areas: Head Start/Pre-K, Housing & Energy Services, Jefferson-Lewis Childcare Project and the Family Center.

CoverAs noted in the report, Community Action Planning Council served a total of 10,571 unduplicated individuals – or 4,124 unduplicated families – during the course of the year.  What is the significance of unduplicated customer counts?  As a Community Action agency, we frequently work with families and individuals over the long term.  The issues relating to poverty are complex and require a comprehensive approach.  Even though many of our customers access multiple services, we count them only once during a given year.  We believe that this methodology provides our constituents with a more accurate picture of the work of Community Action.

It is important to note that the Annual Report for 2014 provides a brief overview of the many services offered at Community Action.  For more information, please contact us and schedule a tour … and see Community Action at work!

In the meantime, click here to view or download the Annual Report for 2014.