Christmas in July

Help the Ronald McDonald House celebrate “Christmas in July” by collecting and donating items from our wish list. Each year approximately 2,500 family members, including 900 children, stay with us. With so many guests to serve, there is a high demand for everyday items. Click here for more information. 


Wednesday Walk

Syracuse is a vibrant city with an abundance of things to do and see - even on your lunch break!

Step away from your desk, get some exercise, and enjoy the sunshine during a Wednesday Walk! Click here for information. 

Erie Canal Cruises

A pair of Lil’ Diamond vessels offer a fun and historically fascinating cruise on the historic canal, back to a time when the waterway was just a vision and the barges were pulled by mules and horses. For more info, visit

International Boxing Hall of Fame Induction

The 30th anniversary induction of the International Boxing Hall of Fame takes place this weekend in Canastota. See the details here. 

Road to Home Rescue in Utica

The Road to Home Rescue in Utica is facing eviction, and looking for volunteers to help move dozens of dogs. If you are interested in helping, email

AAA Green Car Guide

If you're thinking about buying a new car or light truck, see what the latest technology and innovation can offer you on the road. 

The Magic of Oz

The longest running and largest Wizard of Oz themed festival in the world is getting ready to dazzle thousands of fans, young and old alike in the birthplace of its creator, Lyman Frank Baum, in Chittenango. See details of the event here. 

Unclaimed Funds

Every year, the state requires insurers to make a list of unclaimed checks that are three years old. The names are then placed in advertisements in local papers in an attempt to find the people who have money to claim. Click here to see if you have any.  

Auburn Doubledays

The Auburn Doubledays will take the field at Falcon Park for their home opener on Sunday, June 16th (Father’s Day).  The 2019 season should be exciting for fans with several promotional nights with fireworks, food, and more.  Falcon Park also recently received some upgrades to its turf and scoreboard.  Tickets to see the Short Season Single A affiliate of the Washington Nationals are available now.  For more information on the upcoming season you can visit

CNY Diaper Bank

The fourth annual Make A Mother's Day diaper drive is underway through May. The Diaper Bank's goal is to distribute a million diapers in 2019, and people are encouraged to hold either a diaper or a fund drive. Every dollar contributed will go toward diaper purchases. Donations and more information about the Make A Mother's Day drive can be found at the website.

I Love My Park Day

More than 135 state parks, historic sites and public lands host I Love My Park Day. Held the first Saturday in May, attracts thousands of volunteers from across the state to participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites. See how you can get involved. 

America Red Cross Sound the Alarm

The Red Cross will team up with local and volunteer fire departments nationwide to install 100-thousand smoke alarms.

Saturday is the day a majority of the alarms will be installed with more installations coming throughout the year. In Syracuse, 850 alarms will be installed throughout the day.

See how you can get involved.

Corporate Challenge

The JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge is a 3.5 mile race series that is a global celebration of teamwork. Find out more about your local corporate challenge at

Free tax return preparation assistance

This Department of Taxation and Finance site directs visitors to sites that can help them file taxes, whether it's a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site or a Facilitated Self Assistance (FSA) site.

The Positivity Project

The Positivity Project works on empowering our country's youth to inspire positive relationships. To learn more about the project and how to make it part of your school's curriculum, visit

City of Syracuse Snow Safety Page

Syracuse residents can view this page to see a map of snow removal from city streets, learn about snow removal operations, and view updates to the city's sidewalk snow removal procedure. 

If you're interested in seeing the page, you can view it here:  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a threat anytime somebody cranks the heat, especially when the cold weather comes. It's an odorless gas that can come from any source of combustion. 500 people die nationwide from carbon monoxide poisoning. For more information on carbon monoxide, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is in need of volunteers in the kitchen and behind the wheel. They need people to deliver food from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and about 20 volunteers to cook between 8-11 a.m.

If you're interested in volunteering, go to


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