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Susquehanna SPCA Raises Over $95K In ‘Save A Life’ Campaign

Susquehanna SPCA
Raises Over $95K In
‘Save A Life’ Campaign



Staffworks founder Anita Vitullo, left, presents Stacie Haynes, executive director of the Susquehanna SPCA, with a check for more than $95,000 at the end of the Staffworks “Save a Life” campaign. With Haynes are Becca Daley, SSPCA communications coordinator and Alicia Dicks, director of the Community Foundation.

Raising more than $75,000 in donations as part of the Staffworks “Save a Life” campaign, the Susquehanna Animal Shelter was one of the top performers of the fund drive, receiving an additional $10,000 towards their capital project on top of the $10,000 in matching funding for a total of $95,949.
“We didn’t raise the most, but Anita felt like we did so well as newcomers that she gave us an extra $10,000 anyways!” said Stacie Haynes, Susquehanna SPCA executive director.
In December, Staffworks founder Anita Vitullo announced the campaign, which aimed to match up to $10,000 in donations for animal advocacy organizations around the state, in December.
“I’m so honored to be in a community that rallied the way they did,” said Haynes. “The difference this money can make is amazing.”




$30,000 To Otsego County From Community Foundation

$30,000 To Otsego County From Community Foundation

Otsego County organizations received almost $30,000 in grants from the Community Foundation for South Central New York’s Community Fund, Women’s Fund and special funds, as follows:

  • SUNY Oneonta’s Children’s Center, $6,138 to upgrade food services to code (Otsego)
  • SUNY Oneonta’s Children’s Center, $15,000 for childcare subsidies (Otsego)
  • Otego Community Food Pantry, $2,000 to help residents grow and use their own vegetables and greens (Otsego)
  • Opportunities for Otsego, $6,000 for emergency counseling for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes (Otsego)

In all, $160,00 in grants were announced this afternoon, the others being:

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