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Photo: United Way of Northern New York
Photo: United Way of Northern New York

Why United Way donations are down, and what the fix might be

The United Way is one of America's largest charitable organizations, helping to sustain thousands of small nonprofits that in turn help millions of people.

But the Northern New York chapter of the United Way is needing some help itself. Its mid-year fundraising totals show significant declines in giving from last year in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.  Go to full article

NNY foundation boosts presence in St. Lawrence County

A Watertown-based foundation is increasing its presence in St. Lawrence County. The Northern New York Community Foundation is launching a new scholarship program in the county. It also gave almost $50,000 in grants to county libraries. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Food Pantries Prepare for Upcoming Holidays

Food pantries and soup kitchens in New York are seeing more clients as the holidays approach and the days grow colder. At the same time, donations to many charities are down since September 11th. Karen Dewitt visited a soup kitchen recently, as they readied for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Go to full article

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