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October 2020

Food Truck Frenzy

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Onondaga Community College campus, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY United States
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A total of 11 food trucks will come to the Onondaga Community College campus two Thursdays in October -- 15th & 22nd — for Food Truck Frenzy. Food trucks will be in parking lost 13, which is directly in front of the SRC Arena. All proceeds will benefit the OCC Foundation’s Lazer Response Fund which supports OCC students who face unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19.

The Food Truck Frenzy lineup for Oct. 22 includes: Angry Pig BBQ, Cluck n Burger, Bob Barkers, Naan Ya Business and Skippys Ice Cream. Also, American Dining Creations will be there both days serving apple treats and cider.

Anyone coming to campus must go through the college's screening process while still in their vehicles. Screening includes a no-touch temperature check and a series of Covid-related questions. Masks and social distancing are required on the OCC campus.

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New Foster Parent Orientation

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Catholic Charities, 1654 W. Onondaga St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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Join The Unaccompanied Refugee Minor (URM) program for an orientation session to learn about the URM foster care program. Space will be limited to allow for social distancing. All interested participants should contact URM's home finder Cathy Southwick to register in advance by calling (315) 424-1845. Participants will learn about what makes the URM program unique and what sets Toomey apart from other local foster care agencies. Interested participants will also be given an application if they decide that they would like to pursue foster parent certification.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY United States
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There's an urgent need for donors during these uncertain times. To support social distancing, appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: EXPO2020 or use the Blood Donor App.

Additionally, The American Red Cross is committed to helping others in meaningful ways during this pandemic. For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors. If you’re eligible and feeling well, we recommend scheduling an appointment now.

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Sankofa Food Share

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cafe Sankofa Cooperative, 2323 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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The Sankofa Wellness and Resource Center presents a bi-weekly food share on Wednesdays. Organizers will provide dry goods (rice, beans etc.) and fresh produce, and items will be distributed utilizing social distancing guidelines. Photo ID is preferred. Pre-registration is not required. To learn more, call (315) 345-4239.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY United States
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There's an urgent need for donors during these uncertain times. To support social distancing, appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: EXPO2020 or use the Blood Donor App.

Additionally, The American Red Cross is committed to helping others in meaningful ways during this pandemic. For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors. If you’re eligible and feeling well, we recommend scheduling an appointment now.

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Free Family-Friendly Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Onondaga Community College campus, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY United States
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The Southwest YMCA and Onondaga Community College invite families to a free trick-or-treat drive-thru on Halloween from 10 a.m. to Noon on the OCC campus. Attendees will drive-thru, and volunteers will distribute  treats. Cars will process around the road which loops campus, then drive into the parking lot in front of the Southwest YMCA and SRC Arena where there will be a photo booth and plenty of treats for attendees. Families and cars are encouraged to dress up and mask up. Anyone who wants to attend is encouraged to register in advance at http://www.sunyocc.edu/trickortreat. 

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November 2020

American Red Cross Blood Drive

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd.
Syracuse, NY United States
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There's an urgent need for donors during these uncertain times. To support social distancing, appointments are strongly encouraged. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767), visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: EXPO2020 or use the Blood Donor App.

Additionally, The American Red Cross is committed to helping others in meaningful ways during this pandemic. For a limited time, the American Red Cross will test all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies as an additional health service to our donors. If you’re eligible and feeling well, we recommend scheduling an appointment now.

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Sandwich Saturday

November 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
We Rise Above the Streets Recovery Outreach, 404 Oak St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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We Rise Above The Streets will resume servicing Syracuse's homeless friends Saturday, Nov. 7. There are some new social distancing and safety rules the group must implemented to keep all healthy. Organizers will take temperatures and all volunteers must wear a mask as well as practice social distancing. Also hand sanitizer will be available. Volunteer opportunities will be by appointment only. Call ahead to schedule your day to serve. To volunteer, call (315) 491-7164.

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Earth Corps-Encore: Onondaga Earth Corps Virtual Fundraiser

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Onondaga Earth Corps mission is to empower youth to be active participants in creating positive change for their communities and their environment. This virtual fundraiser will showcases the OEC crew and their accomplishments this season by showing a professionally made introductory video highlighting past and present work, share current projects and how the organization has responded to the unique challenges of COVID-19 and 2020. Crew, staff and partners will share testimonials, hold a panel discussion and Q&A session.

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Sankofa Food Share

November 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cafe Sankofa Cooperative, 2323 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY United States
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The Sankofa Wellness and Resource Center presents a bi-weekly food share on Wednesdays. Organizers will provide dry goods (rice, beans etc.) and fresh produce, and items will be distributed utilizing social distancing guidelines. Photo ID is preferred. Pre-registration is not required. To learn more, call (315) 345-4239.

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