Diane Ryan, Deputy Director
Phone: (315) 697-3588
National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for all of us to think about what we are thankful for and a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are less fortunate.
Community Action Partnership operates many programs that work to alleviate hunger and assist the homeless. This year we are gathering hygiene products in all of our offices to distribute. Items can include: toothbrush, tooth paste, band aids, toilet paper, deodorant, baby wipes, facial tissue, feminine hygiene products, shampoo and conditioner, soap & body wash.
These can be dropped off at any one of our offices at New Market Drive, Canastota OR 3 E. Main Street, Morrisville OR Northside Shopping Plaza, Gorman Center BEFORE 11/21/14. These are items desperately needed by homeless families and those at risk of being homeless. These items are not allowed to be purchased with SNAP (Food Stamps) so many families have to go without!
Community Action Partnership is looking for a volunteer for 10 hours a week to help us administer the Care and Share Program here at Community Action Partnership. The hours can be done a variety of ways, but our preference would be that the days one volunteers would be together in the interest of timely follow through.
This program assists qualifying families with heat assistance during the coldest months of the year. Everyone remembers how cold last winter wasL.
The volunteer would need to be comfortable talking to families and at times other utility companies on the phone and using the computer (basic computer skills needed). The volunteer would have the support of Community Action’s staff for any support needed.
This Volunteer position would be based out of the Canastota office. This position will run from January 5th – March 31st 2015.
If interested, please contact JoAnne Morak at 697-3588 X11
On Sunday, November 2, 2014, from 1-3 pm at the Cazenovia Bowling Alley (3 Carriage Lane, Cazenovia, NY) teams of four will be formed to bowl at a cost of $5 per person. Two baskets will be raffled off!
Bring a food donation for the CAP food pantry. Help raise funds and have fun!
This event is sponsored by the Cazenovia College Human Services Club.
CAP is a non-profit private agency that improves the well-being and safety of children, families and our community. The proceeds of this event will allow CAP to continue building resiliency in families, individuals and the community through their 13 programs relating to needs of housing, food insecurity, family stability, parenting, mentoring, medical, educational and socialization – all cornerstones of a healthy community.
Come to Where the Action is –
Join CAP in celebrating Our Community!
Please join us for our 2nd annual event at Owera Vineyards to benefit CAP and help us recognize Cazenovians who have provided continual support over the years;
CAPS OFF TO CAZENOVIANS;
Thomas Driscoll, Patricia Race, and Jerry Romagnoli.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
At the Owera Vineyards, 5276 East Lake Road, Cazenovia, NY
A silent auction will be held throughout the event with donations from merchants and
businesses in Madison County. Featuring wines from the Owera Vineyards, beer from
Empire Brewery and cider from Critz Farms. Hors d’Oeuvres provided by Owera Vineyards.
Tickets $75 per person
Reserve yours online at: http://comewheretheactionis.eventbrite.com.
Or, send your reservation request to:
Community Action Partnership, PO Box 249, Morrisville, NY 13408
A record will be made of your payment, no ticket is necessary at the event
7th Annual Girls Night OUT
Fifteen girls and their mentors came out to enjoy an evening of motivation and good old fashion pampering to prepare them both mentally and physically for back to school. The evening started as it always has with a fashion show, where the girls get to show off the outfits they purchased at a local thrift store or received by way of a CAP or community donation. This all happens with a red carpet and great music to give them that true runway experience.
After the fashion show, the girls were surprised by their presenter; Miss Teen New York Corrin Stellakis from nearby Bridgeport, NY. Corrin is a junior at Chittenango High School in our own Madison County. This was a thrill to say the least for our pre-teen group as well as all the mentors, volunteers and guests. Corrin spoke about her platform (Dream-Believe-Achieve) and how important “being good to yourself and others is”. Corrin brought messages of goal setting and believing in yourself to our young mentees. She closed with a quote she has chosen to live by…” Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.”
The remainder of the evening included; a hip-hop instructional dance, pampering stations which included; hair, nails, skin care, a healthy snack station and an opportunity to go shopping in our donation room where the girls could fill bags with donated clothes, school supplies and other “girly/sporty ” items to make back to school extra special.
This evening would not be possible without the support of our CAP staff, community partners, volunteers, many donations of goods and services and the generosity of the Madison Cortland ARC in Oneida for the use of their wonderful space. A new supporter; George Rink, owner of Express Limousine, provided limo rides for our girls for the evening!
The following funders make the program and activities possible. Department of Social Services, Madison County Youth Bureau, OPWDD, United Way of Greater Oneida and may other contributions throughout Madison County.
If you have an hour a week to spend with a child that could use the support of a caring adult in their life, please call Community Actions Mentoring Program at 697-3588 ext. 11.
CAP has been received the opportunity to receive funding for veterans in Madison county. In order to secure this funding, we need to survey results from veterans or families that live with veterans. If applicable, would you take a moment to complete a survey?
In Your Pace Running Club is holding its 6th Annual MAD.CO.W 5k RACE on Saturday, 8/2/14 from 9:00 am for our benefit! This is a fun event, with raffles and awards, beginning at the Nelson Town Office in Nelson, NY, Pre-Registration: Online – www.GetEntered.com – Cost is $20 per person, Family Special (4 members) $50 and student (under 17) $15. Day of the race registration is $25 per person and $75 per family.
The In Your Pace Running Club has designated these funds to CAP for the past 5 years. We appreciate their support – get out there and support them at this fun event!
Don't forget! Early registration for The 6th Annual MADison COWnty 5k ends July 21st. Don't miss it! Bring A Friend!
SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM COMING TO MADISON COUNTY!
Community Action Partnership is pleased to announce they will be sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) for Madison County students beginning on Monday, July 7th to be held through August 15th, at the American Legion pavilion on Main St in Oneida. The Summer Food Service Program is designed to provide free summer lunches to low-income children under 18 (and young adults with a disability to age 21 and under) that receive free and reduced-price school meals during the school year, but lose access to these meals when the school year ends.
We are pleased also to partner with Karing Kitchen and the Oneida Council of Churches, and to be able to provide the parents who come to attend with their child, a lunch meal as well. It is advised that an adult or guardian accompany younger children to the lunch site, as childcare is not provided. Meals are not allowed to be taken off site. Every day, the lunch will consist of milk, fruit or vegetable, grain and a protein. We also have a special plan for every Fabulous Friday! Don’t miss it! School is out, Summer Meals are in!
For more information or details, please contact Jodee Osborne, Nutrition Outreach & Education Program Coordinator at Community Action, 315-697-3588 ext. 34.
Do you want to own your own home? Madison County is applying for a grant from the federal government to assist home buyers with down payments and closing costs to reduce the cost of a home to the buyer. In order for the grant application to be successful, Madison County must show there is interest in the home ownership program. If you are interested in owning your own home, you can assist us by filling out this survey by June 30, 2014. Please click the link below to complete the survey online. Thank you!