Everyone deserves hope during the holidays!

The Romano Auto Dealerships are donating $50,000 to local non-profit charities this holiday season. 20 local organizations will be awarded $2,500 each to help those in need.


Meet the Recipients 



The Salvation Army of Syracuse.  Their goal is to provide Christmas to all the children in the Family Shelter and Syracuse community. We are impressed by all the good this charity is doing!
 

JDRF of CNY will use the donation to support families, children and individuals who have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
 
 
Erin's Angels ensures that children who rely on subsidized lunches continue to receive food vital to their growth and development. Thank you for all you do!
 

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Syracuse provide a safe haven for more than 4 million youth, giving them an opportunity to discover their great futures.
 

Our fifth $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, Hillside Family of Agencies! The gift of $2,500 will give 10 Syracuse families the holiday they deserve. Please support Special Santa.
 

Our sixth $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, PEACE, Inc. PEACE, Inc. will use the money to purchase and distribute toiletries to their family resource centers.
 

Meet our 7th $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, Blessings in a Backpack. The Fulton chapter will use the money to provide food-insecure kids in their program with food during the extended school break when free school meals are not available.

 
Meet our eighth $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, University United Methodist Church RESTART. RESTART gives donated furniture and household goods to individuals/families who are leaving shelters, fleeing domestic violence, relocating after fire, etc. With this gift, RESTART will be able to pay for a rental truck two times a month, pay for gas, pay for snow plowing and pay for a storage facility rental.


Meet our ninth $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, Father Champlin's Guardian Angel Society. The $2,500 gift will be used to assist in tuition aid and mentor tutor aid for underprivileged students in the Syracuse area.

 
Meet our tenth $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, Joseph's House for Women. They will use the donation to provide the basic needs for pregnant or parenting women experiencing homeless who find refuge at Joseph's House.

 
Meet our eleventh $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, Jessica's Heroes Foundation. Jessica's Heroes Foundation eases the financial stresses of those battling cancer. This gift is to help with non-medical financial expenses.


Meet our Twelfth $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, the Town of Manlius Police Department. PBA members will be buying gifts and dinners for students and families from the FM and ESM school districts.


Meet our Thirteenth $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, Food Bank of CNY. For each $1 donated, the Food Bank can provide enough food for 3 meals. This $2,500 donation would mean enough food for 7,500 meals!


Meet our Fourteenth $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, Huntington Family Centers. This gift will be applied to supplies needed in the pre-k program and the youth/teen program.

 
Meet our Fifteenth $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, Promise Zone. Promise Zone will use the gift to assist their students and families to ensure equitable outcomes and sustain initiatives like, books, food, clothing etc.

 
Meet our 16th $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, H.O.M.E Inc. The gift will be used to support the individuals we serve and staff and to help alleviate the financial deficit from the pandemic.

 
Meet our 17th $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, InterFaith Works. They will use this donation to support  racial and religious equity work and build bridges of understanding among those who are different from one another.


Our 18th $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project, the CNY BearTeam. They were down to their last bear when they received a call from us letting them know they were being awarded $2,500 through our Holiday Hope Project.

Our 19th $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project is Camp Kesem at Syracuse University. This local chapter is 100% run by students. It's a camp / year round support system for children whose parents have cancer. The organization is struggling with the loss of their student-run fundraising events because of COVID.

Our 20th $2,500 recipient of the Holiday Hope Project is the Baldwinsville Volunteer Center.  The BVC HELP Project provides paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, etc), personal hygiene items, cleaning products (household essentials) to our local food pantries to be distributed with food packages. They also support school district backpack programs for children in food insecure situations on school breaks.