Central New York Branches Take Leap of Kindness

Leap of Kindness is a nationwide movement to take advantage of this year’s extra day in February to do something kind for others. The Summit’s Syracuse, Cortland and Seneca Falls branches have expanded the day into a week of kind activities.

Here’s what’s happening at each branch February 24-29. Please stop in if you’d like to help!

Seneca Falls:

Yarn and Crafts will be collected in-branch for Seneca Housing, and the branch will donate $250 to Pathway Home of Seneca County. We will recognize the Seneca Falls Police at Coffee for a Cop on February 29 at Dunkin’ Donuts by offering a cup of coffee for their service in the community.


We’re partnering with the Butternut Community Center and Peace, Inc. to provide snacks, treats and water to the Camillus Senior Center for their February 27th Tax Prep Day and activities throughout the day. Unopened, packaged food for this effort is being collected in-branch.

Taft Rd.:

We are collecting unused dog items and unopened dog food at the branch. They will be donated to Helping Hounds for its new center.

Erie Blvd.:

Unopened, unexpired canned or packaged food will be collected to benefit In My Father’s Kitchen. We are also recognizing the Syracuse Police Department officers with a cup of coffee at the Erie Blvd. location during shift changes this week.


People may drop of unopened, unexpired cans of soup for Loaves & Fishes of Cortland. We also have Leap of Kindness recognition pins available for anyone who would like one.