The Good News Center is asking Central New Yorkers to help kids have a successful school year.

Many kids will not have access to a normal school year due to Covid19, so especially this year donations are needed for all types of school supplies. All donations will benefit the Thea Bowman House of Utica, that’s helps support children in our local community.

Here's a list of what they are looking for:


Notebooks/Paper/ 3 Ring Binders



Glue/Glue Sticks

Hand Sanitizer

Please drop off donations to the Good News Center anytime Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm. All donations are tax deducible and will be used for local children in need.

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About Thea Bowman House

The Thea Bowman House's mission is to provide a safe, nurturing environment to enable culturally diverse children and families to achieve their full potential. Thea Bowman House is built on Agape: unconditional love.

Since 1986, our organization has served low-income, at-risk children and families in the Utica community. We provide quality care to some of our community's most vulnerable children and youth in the hope of breaking the cycle of poverty through a structured program of educational and social enrichment."


Nothing Bundt Cakes New Hartford Hosting Food Drive

In celebration of National Food Pantry Day, Nothing Bundt Cakes in Consumer Square in New Hartford is hosting a 2 day Food Drive to benefit the Feed Our Vets in New York Mills and Mother Marianne's West Side Kitchen in Utica.

All guests who drop off non-perishable food items at our bakery between Friday September 4th and Saturday September 5th will receive a free Blueberry Bliss Bundtlet as a thank you for their donation. Limit one per guest.

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