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Our community has plenty of elves and angels that help to make the holidays merry for everyone. If your school, church or organization has a Holiday project, we want to know.

Send us information about your holiday project, including who, what, when & where.  Send a picture too.  We'll list it here. Read More »

Metlife donates Thanksgiving turkeys to local Food Bank

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A local business is playing their part in bringing the holidays home for all residents in the area. Read More »

Notre Dame students collect thousands of food items for less fortunate

(WKTV) - The student body at Notre Dame is in the spirit of giving, making a large donation to the less fortunate. The students collected close to 3,000 food items this holiday season. Each... Read More »

Community Food Bank of Greater Utica hands out 150 turkeys, still in need of donations

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Community Food Bank of Greater Utica handed out upward of 150 turkeys Monday morning to families in need, but the need is so great this year, some people may have to wait. Read More »

Rescue Mission of Rome receives last-minute donation

(WKTV) - The Rescue Mission of Rome received a last-minute donation Tuesday that will help serve more local families a holiday meal. The mission received a check for $250 from the Rome Independence... Read More »

Preswick Glen to host holiday happy hour Friday

(WKTV) - Preswick Glen Independent Senior Living Community will have a complimentary holiday happy hour Friday. The event will run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the main building on Preswick... Read More »

Baskets with everything needed for a meal picked up Tuesday

(WKTV) - More than 70 families picked up Thanksgiving baskets Tuesday at Chanatry's. The drive was organized by the Center for Family Life and Recovery and Bank of New York Mellon.... Read More »

Rome students join troops with "Holiday Mail" program

ROME, NY (WKTV) - Rome students from Kindergarten up to high school have joined the Holiday Mail for Heroes program. New this year, the Red Cross has added technology. Read More »

Elementary pupils deliver pies to church for annual dinner

(WKTV) - Children from Bradley Elementary School in New Hartford arrived at First Presbyterian Church in Utica on Tuesday with 100 pies they baked and bought. The pies will be served... Read More »

Rescue Mission of Utica volunteers making sure Thursday feast runs smoothly

(WKTV) - The Rescue Mission of Utica is gearing up to serve hundreds of meals tomorrow and volunteers are busy behind the scenes Wednesday to make sure the feast goes off without a hitch. The... Read More »

The ARC, Oneida-Lewis Chapter

The Arc Holiday Giving Program

Last year through the generosity of staff and valued community members, the prgram brought holiday joy to over 165 people including 40 familes and 40 indiviuals. This year the need is even greater. Read More »

Folts Home in Herkimer launches 2011 Angel Appeal campaign

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Folts Home in Herkimer launched its annual "Angel Appeal" holiday fundraiser on Tuesday. Read More »

Holiday Mail for Heroes sending well-wishes to service members, veterans and families

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The American Red Cross is once again urging people to take part in their annual tradition of "Holiday Mail for Heroes." Read More »

Wife of fallen Sheriff's Deputy carries on his good spirit at "Shop with a Cop"

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Santa Claus traded in his beard for a badge on Tuesday, and, he got help spreading holiday cheer from a very special elf. Read More »

"Stuff The Bus" makes its way to Rome

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - NEWSChannel 2, along with radio stations from Roser Communications (KISS-FM, Bug Country, WUTQ), Birnie Bus, and Fidelis Care continued their Stuff The Bus effort Saturday in Rome. Read More »

"Stuff The Bus" makes its way to Herkimer County

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - NEWSChannel 2, along with radio stations from Roser Communications (KISS-FM, Bug Country, WUTQ), Birnie Bus, and Fidelis Care are joining forces once again this holiday season to collect toys for the children of Central new york. People responded in a big way Saturday outside of the WalMart in Herkimer. Read More »

Salvation Army of Utica kicks off 2011 Red Kettle Campaign

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Salvation Army of Utica officially kicked off their Annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign on Monday, and you'll begin to see volunteers ringing red bells all across the area in locations such as Price Chopper Supermarkets, Chanatry's Supermarkets, Herb Philipson's Army and Navy Store, and K-Mart. Read More »

Annual "Stuff the Bus" initiative kicks off in New Hartford

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - The annual "stuff the Bus" event kicked off its 2011 season Friday night, with one goal in mind - to fill a school bus to the brim with toys for children in times to make the holidays a little bit brighter. Read More »

Red Kettle Campaign: Profile of a Volunteer

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) The Salvation Army's Red Kettle holiday campaign is ringing loud and clear. But is anyone listening during tough economic times? Read More »

Stuff The Bus 2010 was a success

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Stuff The Bus campaign wrapped up for another season on Saturday, and WKTV and Roser Communications want to thank the public for their support. Read More »

Stuff the Bus makes a stop in Herkimer

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Stuff the Bus 2010 is in full swing, but your help is needed. Saturday, toys were picked up in Herkimer County. Read More »

63 area kids 'Shop With a Cop'

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Wouldn't it be nice to go on a Christmas shopping spree? Well that is exactly what 63 area youngsters got to do Sunday morning, thanks to some local police officers. Read More »

Community Action to collect goods for food pantries after cancellation of postal service involvement

MOHAWK VALLEY, N.Y. (WKTV) - Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency is stepping up to collect canned goods and non-perishable goods to give to area food pantries in order to make up for the cancellation of the U.S. Postal Service food collection. Read More »

St. Elizabeth Medical Center packing food baskets for families in need

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Hundreds of families will have food on the table this year thanks to the St. Elizabeth Medical Center. Read More »

Rome man saves Christmas

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Rome businessman is lighting up the sky with his generosity. Read More »

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