Photo by Dave Warner – Cathy Carpineti and Tony DeLuca hold up the sign that will be displayed in Little Falls showing the amount of money they have collected for the Greater Little Falls Community Chest Annual Campaign.

The Greater Little Falls Community Chest annual campaign is underway and there’s still time to donate to this worthy cause.

According to interim President Tony DeLuca “The Greater Little Falls Community Chest is the local equivalent of the United Way. It’s not affiliated with the United Way nationally, but it’s the Little Falls version of unified fund-raising to fund local agencies.”

“It’s 100% volunteer-driven. There are no paid employees. About 99% of what is collected goes directly to the agencies we support,” he said. The other percentage goes to printing and other small marketing initiatives that the group has.

When donations are made to this organization, the volunteer board decides how to award the money to the member agencies.

The money raised goes to support the following organizations:

Little Falls Babe Ruth League Baseball, Little Falls Community Outreach, Little Falls Family YMCA, Little Falls Little League, Little Falls Youth Basketball, Little Falls Youth Softball Program, Little Falls Youth Football, Little Falls Youth Soccer Program, Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, and the Women’s Christian Association (WCA).

If you’d like to donate to the Community Chest, use the form below. If you’d like to volunteer to help raise funds or join the group, contact Tony DeLuca at the YMCA – 315-823-1740.