Community Giving / News

Kinney Drugs Gives Back

Each year, Kinney Drugs holds a Management Conference in which 160+ Kinney vendors participate. The left over merchandise is then donated to a local not-for-profit. This year’s event was held March 2nd at the Turning Stone Event Center and The Neighborhood Center was the lucky recipient of the goods. Thank you to Kinney Drugs andContinue reading →

M&T Bank / Partner’s Trust Bank Charitable Fund

We recently received a grant from M&T Bank/Partner’s Trust Bank Charitable Fund through the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc. for items we needed at our Child Care facility. On Monday, December 7th, David Manzelmann from M&T Bank along with John Swann and Jan Squadrito from The Community Foundation Herkimer and Oneida Counties,Continue reading →

Building a Future

On April 24th, 2015, the community gathered to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Dr. Marie A. Russo Neighborhood Center Campus located at 624 Elizabeth Street and the ribbon cutting for the Mario and Albertina Manella Memorial Child Care Playground at our 615 Mary Street location. The Phase 1 completion has transformed theContinue reading →

Ford, English Financial Group, LLC.

(Blake Ford & Brant Ford of Ford, English Financial Group, LLC. and Estate Strategies pictured with Sandra Soroka, Executive Director, The Neighborhood Center, Inc.) The Neighborhood Center Inc. was the proud recipient of a $10,000 donation from Ford, English Financial Group, LLC. in support of the Building a Stronger Community Campaign. The Center is seekingContinue reading →

M&T Bank – Playground Fund

(Pictured left to right: Terry Plizga, Vice President M&T Bank, Sandra Soroka, Executive Director, The Neighborhood Center, Inc., David Manzelmann, Market President, M&T Bank) The Neighborhood Center, Inc. was the proud recipient of a $5,000 donation from M&T Bank in support of the Center’s Playground Fund. M&T Bank takes pride in becoming a community partnerContinue reading →

M&T Bank – Child Care Services

(Pictured left to right: Terry Plizga, Vice President M&T Bank, Sandra Soroka, Executive Director, The Neighborhood Center, Inc., David Manzelmann, Market President, M&T Bank) The Neighborhood Center, Inc. was the proud recipient of a $5,000.00 donation from M&T Bank in support of Child Care services. M&T Bank takes pride in being a community partner thatContinue reading →

Boilermaker Road Race

(Pictured R to L: Tim Reed, Executive Director, Boilermaker, Amy Mielnicki, Board President, The Marie A. Russo Neighborhood Center Institute, Inc., Sandra Soroka, Executive Director, The Neighborhood Center, Inc., Marie Seiselmyer, Boilermaker Walk) The Neighborhood Center Inc. was the proud recipient of the proceeds from the Boilermaker Walk that was scheduled to take place onContinue reading →

Amanda Grace Lindsay

(Pictured left to right: Sandra Soroka, Executive Director, The Neighborhood Center, Inc., Amanda Grace Lindsay, 10 yrs. old, Utica) On April 19, 2012, The Neighborhood Center, Inc. was the proud recipient of a very special donation. Amanda Grace Lindsay’s wish for her 10th birthday was to help children, their families and animals. Instead of receivingContinue reading →

Eternal Images

(Pictured left to right: Randy Smith, Eternal Images, Sandra Soroka, Executive Director, The Neighborhood Center, Inc., Todd Hunter, Owner of Eternal Images) The Neighborhood Center Inc. was one of the proud recipients of the proceeds from the Eternal Images, 15 years of business celebration held on October 15, 2011. On November 8th, Todd Hunter andContinue reading →

CHW and AHA Partnership

Our Community Health Worker Services (CHW) is now one of the American Heart Association's community partners. This photo was taken on June 1st at Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield to kick off national CPR week. Our CHW staff recently attended a "hands only" infant CPR training and are now able to pass this invaluable informationContinue reading →