Donations are greatly appreciated. Naturally we always can use good old fashioned American Currency. Checks should be made out to The Franciscan Center. We always need the following items: paper towels, toilet tissue, cleaning supplies, drink mixes(iced tea, lemonade, bottled water, seltzer, etc.), laundry supplies, and other food items. We are blessed with donations, but please know we must check expiration dates on food items, so be careful when emptying someone’s house, apartment, fridge, or freezer. We also are most grateful for GIFT CARDS for Tops, Wegmans, fast food, pizza, movies and other recreation outlets, KMart, Walmart, and Target, etc. We often need to purchase clothing/shoes for residents for jobs, etc. Naturally we accept gently used clothing, but it should be appropriate for teen and young adult males.
With the loss off so much of our NYS funding as well as limited other grants, we are most grateful for monetary donations. Use the form linked on this page to send along with your kind donation. We acknowledge all donations, be they monetary or material goods. For gifts over $250, we also send a formal Tax Form for your records.
The Franciscan Center is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) not-for-profit agency. A gift substantiation letter can be issued for tax purposes.
Donations are accepted anytime but location of drop off will vary depending on the day and time. For your convenience please note the following:
The Business Office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The building is located on the corner of 1910 Seneca Street and 3 Roanoke (the brick house). This building will receive visitors, donation drop off, issues Mass cards and contains the offices of Fr. Joe Bayne and Chris Giordano.
The Transitional Program is open 24/7 however, the staff and residents may be out at anytime. This building is located off Seneca Street at 7 Roanoke (the white house) left to the the Business Office. If the Business Office is closed donations can be dropped off at The Transitional Program house at either driveway door; ring the bell.
After 4pm, please call 822-8017 before dropping off items to insure someone is on site .
Transitional Program Needs
Our primary focus is to teach. Funds are needed to support the materials we use such as:
- replacement cartridges for copy/printers
- thumb drives
- instructional DVD programs
- copy paper
- computer programs
- pocket schedule books
- Metro bus money (it’s now up to $5.00 a day).
- Life Skill/Steps purchase of updated materials
- Special outing /events cost
GIFT CERTIFICATES GREATLY APPRECIATED:
We have found Walmart to be an excellent gift certificate as it has Small to 4X clothing and any other items needed. Also Kmart, Target, Top, Wegmans, Office Max, Fast food and movie passes greatly appreciated.
NEEDED ITEMS : Metro bus now cost $5 for an all day pass or $75.00 for a monthly pass.
Frequently used items: wallets, watches, pocket schedule books, thumb drives, pens, pencils, copy paper, and other items you feel may be useful for teens.
CONTACT MAUREEN FOR OTHER IDEAS
Gift Cards/Gift Certificates:
Fast Foods, Pizza, Restaurants, Recreation, KMART, Target, Walmart, Office Max, MALLs, etc.
These help with getting appropriate- sized clothing/shoes for residents, offering fun outings, easy meals for busy times, celebrating birthdays, graduations, etc.
Laundry Supplies: Laundry Detergent, Dryer Sheets, Fabric Safe Bleach, Oxyclean
Garbage Bags: XL, Large, Kitchen Tall, Medium, and Small
Drinks/Beverages: OJ, Juices, Ice Tea, Lemonade, Bottled Water, Coffee Pods, etc.