Quite a “Lift”!

Franklin Community Center Receives $10,000 Donation for Project Lift

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Franklin Community Center, a Saratoga Springs-based organization that provides basic necessities and services to individuals and families, is pleased to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of $10,000 from the Jennifer Crimi Sunshine Donor Advised Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. This grant will support Project Lift, an after-school prevention program for youth that operates within the Saratoga Springs City School District elementary and middle schools.

 Dennis and Lynne Crimi, surrounded by Project Lift staff members

“Support from partners like Dennis and Lynne Crimi and the Jennifer Crimi Sunshine Donor Advised Fund is critical to the continued success of our program. We are grateful for their generosity,” said Colleen O’Connor Potter, Project Lift Program Director. “Thanks to their support, we will be able to send approximately 60 children to over 250 weeks of summer camp.  These kids will get to experience much-needed fun and exciting programs in safe and healthy environments.”

Dennis and Lynne Crimi established the Jennifer Crimi Sunshine Fund as a way to honor the memory of their daughter. Since 2005, the fund has given hundreds of children in need the opportunity to spend summer at various camps and other outdoor adventures. The Crimis take comfort in knowing that through their loss, Jennifer’s life has served a greater purpose and her legacy is honored every year by helping area youth.

Currently, Franklin Community Center operates Project Lift in all six of the SSCSD elementary schools and the middle school. The unique and comprehensive program has been in operation for over 30 years and places strong emphasis on positive youth development. The after-school program is free to the enrolled students and provides access to Franklin Community Center’s ancillary services, such as holiday assistance, school supplies, food, clothing, summer camp and other services as needed.

For more information regarding the program and services of Franklin Community Center, please visit our website at www.franklincommunitycenter.org.

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