Families Celebrate Reading at First Literacy Event

“Cat in the Hat” (Maureen Fox of CAP) and two young readers enjoyed choosing books in the event’s book room. More than 1,000 gently used books were donated from the community to distribute at the event.

“Captain Book” (Liz Metzger, Director of Canastota Public Library) read stories to children attending CAP’s first annual Literacy Event.


Free Income Tax Prep Offered

(Madison County, NY – Jan. 2013) If you are a Madison County resident who earned less than $50,000 this tax year, you may qualify to have your tax preparation done free of charge.

Trained community volunteers can help you with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit, and Credit for […]

Families Join Holiday Fun

Pictured are Corey Biddlecomb (Canastota), Elizabeth-Ann Bartlett (Morrisville), Serenity Ali (Canastota), Hannah Smith (Canastota), Sabina Miller Hamilton) and Meghan Ali (Canastota) participants of Community Action Partnership’s Mentoring Program.

(Canastota, NY – Dec. 2012) A festive group of about 100 mentees and mentee’s families joined the Community Action Partnership’s Mentoring Program on Thursday Dec. 1 for […]

Fatherhood Initiative to host Family Fun Night

Community Action Partnership News

(Madison County, NY – Dec. 2012) On Tuesday, Dec. 18, the Fatherhood Initiative of Community Action Partnership of Madison County will be hosting a Family Fun night at the Fayetteville Friendly’s Restaurant, 501 E. Genesee St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Friendly’s will be giving a portion of the evening’s purchases […]

Volunteer Services Alliance Launched

Volunteer Services Alliance launch was well attended. Pictured in left row from left are Mark Christensen; Denise Adams, Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association; Tara Truett, Madison County Reads Ahead; and Jo Perkins Madison County Health Department. Right row from left includes Steve Eddy; Hank Leo, Tri Valley YMCA; and Barb Church, Community Action Partnership.

(Madison County, […]

Morrisville Leos Club Members Reach Out

Submitted by Karla Loveall

(Morrisville, NY – Nov. 2012) On Tuesday, Nov. 13, a donation of 50 family hygiene kits were delivered to Community Action Partnership’s food pantry, generously put together by students at Morrisville-Eaton Central School. Each kit, assembled in a reusable canvas bag, includes basic items such as towels, wash clothes, toiletries and […]

Mentoring Program Facilitates Bullying Education

Submitted by Diane Ryan

(Oct. 2012) On a warm fall evening in October, many young people and adults in their lives crowded into Community Action Partnership’s community room to view, and participate in, the one-man play about Bullying Prevention: Standing By, Standing Up.

The play, written and presented by Tim Collins (originally of the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill […]

Girls go Back to School in Style

From left, Faith Redmond (Chittenango), Ashley Darling (Chittenango), Brittany LaShure (Oneida), Katrina Cook (Oneida), Hannah Smith (Canastota) and Carol Kolodzizjski (Mentor Chittenango) take a first time ride in a limo, as a final treat at the end of the night.

(Oneida, NY – Aug. 2012) This Aug. 30 in Oneida, 25 young ladies from the […]

Don’t Miss the Eat Well Play Hard Family Fun Day

(Oneida, NY- Aug. 2012) Where can you play in a hot air balloon, taste delicious snacks, walk the American Adventure Trail and dance with ZumbAtomic at Allen Park on Broad Street in Oneida Friday, Aug. 17. Bring the whole family to the 10th annual Eat Well Play Hard Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to […]

Food Pantry Coming to Oneida


Volunteers Chris Valerio, left, and John Renfer, center, and Church on the Rock Pastor Jeff Leahey construct shelving that will soon hold non-perishables at the new food pantry at the Oneida church. The food pantry is an outreach project for the needy by the Church on the Rock, the Gorman Foundation, and the […]

Run to Benefit Madison County Agency

Shown are runners from last year’s race.

(Nelson, NY – Aug. 2012) In Your Pace Running Club will host the fourth annual Mad. Co.w 5K Race, a Route 20 Road Challenge Event, in Nelson Saturday, Aug. 4. The race starts at 9 a.m. at the Nelson Town Offices, one-quarter-mile north of Route 20 on […]

Connect to Breastfeeding Connections


Healthy Communities

By Caroline Lee

(Wampsville, NY – July 2012) Have you ever felt discouraged while breastfeeding? Have you ever been worried that your baby is not getting enough milk? Do you have questions about breastfeeding? Do you wish someone could help?

The good news is that help is available.

Breastfeeding is healthy […]