Hearts for Youth News

Hearts for Youth and Alexandria Central partnered for a three-day Staycation over winter break. Over 50 students in grades K-6th participated in classes such as sewing, 3-D printing, STEM, crafts, painting and more. They had a great time learning new skills, making new friends and being creative.

HFY will be hosting a drive through spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sunday, March 14 at the Alexandria Bay firehall to raise money for our new community building. Dinners will be $10 each and will be served starting at 11am until they are gone.  Call Cindy at 315-767-1051 to reserve a dinner.  

Virtual story and craft time for preschoolers may be found on our Facebook page every Tuesday led by Mrs. Calhoun. The supplies you will need for each week’s craft can also be found online.

HFY is proud to be part of the #giveNNY campaign this year. The 2021 #giveNNY campaign is a local effort that unites tri-county nonprofits in a day of giving on March 15, also known as “315Day.” As part of this campaign HFY is joining with other local non-profits to offer a 315 River basket raffle worth nearly $3000 and filled with items from our area. You can get your tickets online at claytonoperahouse.com, by calling the Clayton Opera House at 315-686-2200 or purchasing in person at Citizen’s Bank in Lafargeville. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 3 for $10. The campaign began on February 15 and culminates with a day of radio broadcasts on Tunes 92.5 FM on March 15 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online giving runs until March 15. You will be able to find the link on the HFY Facebook page and website.

HFY has begun a capital campaign to raise money for a community center which will be located behind Macsherry Library and within easy walking distance to ACS. We are looking forward to breaking ground for our building this spring with hopes of moving our programs to the new building in the fall of 2021. We are hoping that this will be a center for all ages where intergenerational programing may take place. We all have so much we can learn from each other. If you would like more information about our capital campaign or would like to contribute, please contact HFY.

For more information about Hearts for Youth, be sure to check out our website at www.heartsforyouth.org or follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at heartsforyouth@gmail.com or 315-783-3248.