Tony DeLuca, Executive Director of the Little Falls Youth and Family Center, Deborah Kaufman, Campaign Chairwoman, Bob Kennedy, Zone Director, and Michael Netoli, Store Manager, pose with the donation check.

By Dave Warner

The Little Falls Youth & Family Center received a donation of $5,000 from Price Chopper/Market 32 for their Community Services Capital Campaign. The campaign plans to modernize three program facilities serving over 100,000 individuals annually through eighty educational, instructional, and community service programs.

Bob Kennedy, Zone Director for Price Chopper, said, “This is great. Whenever we can give back to the community, it is awesome.”

Store Manager Mike Netoli stated, “We’re the face of the community, and we try to be part of it and give something back to everyone.”

Tony DeLuca, Executive Director of the Youth and Family Center, commented, “We really appreciate Price Chopper’s involvement in the community and its dedication in helping us attain this goal to improve the facilities and programs.”

“The generosity of organizations like Price Chopper here in Little Falls is so greatly appreciated and really does impact the lives of local individuals and their families,” stated Deborah Kaufman, Campaign Chair.

“The campaign is currently in the public phase, and we’re excited about welcoming others to join us while we modernize the Center’s essential programming facilities,” she said.

The Little Falls Youth & Family Center has served Little Falls and the surrounding Mohawk Valley communities, including Herkimer, Dolgeville, Salisbury, Stratford, and St. Johnsville, for more than 140 years. Today, the Center is the preeminent resource in the Mohawk Valley for the homeless and low-income families needing food, clothing, shelter, and reliable childcare.

The final construction phase has been completed at the Main Street Senior Center, and the Center’s primary facility at 15 Jackson Street is halfway through its modifications, with the child care services expansion at 45 Furnace Street to follow in late fall 2023.

To learn more about Little Falls Youth & Family Center locations, visit www.youthandfamilycenter.com, or for information about the Community Services Capital Campaign, email Deborah Kaufman at deborah@embella.com.