charities http://wrvo.org en App turns social media posts into charity dollars http://wrvo.org/post/app-turns-social-media-posts-charity-dollars <p></p><p>Young people today are a giving generation, according to a recent poll that shows that &nbsp;75 percent of millennials donated to causes in the calendar year. &nbsp;</p><p>But the tried and true charitable strategies of galas and golf tournaments often don't cross the generational divide. With this in mind,&nbsp;one Syracuse start-up is hoping to offer charities a chance to reach younger givers using something they relate to: social media.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:15:05 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53926 at http://wrvo.org App turns social media posts into charity dollars Hunger increasing in central and northern New York http://wrvo.org/post/hunger-increasing-central-and-northern-new-york <p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:35:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 52707 at http://wrvo.org United Way donations down, looking to St. Lawrence County for help http://wrvo.org/post/united-way-donations-down-looking-st-lawrence-county-help <div><p></p>The United Way is one of America’s largest charitable organizations, helping to sustain thousands of small nonprofits that in turn help millions of people.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But the Northern New York chapter of the United Way is in need of some help itself. Its mid-year fundraising totals show significant declines in giving from last year in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 11:51:42 +0000 Joanna Richards 50839 at http://wrvo.org United Way donations down, looking to St. Lawrence County for help Salvation Army's red kettle campaign kicks off http://wrvo.org/post/salvation-armys-red-kettle-campaign-kicks <p></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 13:50:20 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47376 at http://wrvo.org Salvation Army's red kettle campaign kicks off Salvation Army sees continued high need for annual giveaway http://wrvo.org/post/salvation-army-sees-continued-high-need-annual-giveaway <p>At the end of this week, the biggest Christmas giveaway in central New York takes place and the high numbers of families who signed up for the annual Christmas Bureau shows an economy that's still hurting. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:12:03 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30652 at http://wrvo.org Food pantries help the needy this holiday season http://wrvo.org/post/food-pantries-help-needy-holiday-season <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">It's a familiar scene during the holidays—in food pantries across the nation, volunteers are packing up boxes of frozen turkey, potatoes, and cranberry sauce for needy families on Thanksgiving day. At a small food pantry in Oswego, the scene was no different. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:13:42 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 29479 at http://wrvo.org Food pantries help the needy this holiday season