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600 French Road • New Hartford, NY 13413 • (315) 735-5050

Giving Back

We are dedicated to making communities stronger. Our business mission is to create success stories by connecting the right people and organizations, where both can thrive. In our charitable work, we make personal connections between companion animals and human partners by supporting animal care organizations. We provide funding for rescue efforts, shelter care, adoptions, spay neuter services, medical care and animal facility improvements.

About Us

Anita A. Vitullo, Staffworks founder and owner, has made animal advocacy her personal mission donating time, money and resources to animal welfare organizations. In addition to her ongoing support, she established a strong legacy for at-risk animals with The Staffworks Fund at The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The Fund was established in 2005.

Today, Staffworks has assets of over $13 million at The Community Foundation. Since 2009, over $1.2 million in grants have been awarded to community organizations including 19 animal care organizations located in nine counties in our New York State business footprint.

To mitigate the cruel reality of the companion animal overpopulation crisis in our regional communities, a high volume low cost spay-neuter program is planned. By taking the lead on this serious problem, the Staffworks Fund will influence positive outcomes that will result in life versus death for tens of thousands of animals.

Who We Help

Some of the groups we currently support include the following:

  • 4PetSake Food Pantry
  • Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Bubba's Beds for Shelter Friends
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • CNY Cat Coalition
  • CPV Rescue and Sanctuary
  • Helping Animals Live Organization
  • Herkimer County Humane Society
  • Humane Society of Rome
  • Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption
  • North Country Pet Adoption Services
  • Pause 4 All Paws
  • R-CATS
  • Spay and Neuter Syracuse
  • Stevens-Swan Humane Society
  • Susquehanna SPCA
  • Wanderers’ Rest Humane Society

Staffworks Save a Life Campaign

In its fifth year, community support for the campaign reached new heights in 2018, with donations topping the combined total of donations received in the past four Save A Life Campaigns. Community members donated more than $465,000, securing more than $215,000 in matching funds and bonus awards from the Staffworks Fund.

In total, the 2018 Save A Life Campaign generated more than $680,000 in support for the 18 participating animal welfare organizations.

Reflecting on the campaign’s success, Anita Vitullo, Staffworks Fund creator and advisor stated, "The Staffworks Save A Life Campaign demonstrates what can be achieved when 18 animal care organizations in nine counties join forces along with the support of more than 3,700 regional donors. Together they have achieved what was not possible before. The Community Foundation joins us in creating a humane environment for animals in our communities. The results of our mutual efforts can be seen in the eyes of the animals we save."

Since 2014, the Staffworks Save A Life Campaign has raised more than $1.25 million for animal welfare organizations across Central New York, with donors contributing more than $800,000 to secure matching funds from the Staffworks Fund.

The following animal welfare organizations participated in the 2018 Save A Life Campaign:
4 PetSake Food Pantry – Mohawk
Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse – Syracuse
Broome County Humane Society – Binghamton
Chenango SPCA – Norwich
CNY Cat Coalition – Syracuse
CPV Rescue & Sanctuary – Clinton
Helping Animals Live Organization (HALO) – Little Falls
Herkimer County Humane Society – Mohawk
Humane Society of Rome – Rome
Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption – Clinton
North Country Pet Adoption Services – Glenfield
Pause 4 All Paws – Little Falls
R-CATS – Rome
Road to Home Recue Support - Wantagh
Spay and Neuter Syracuse – Syracuse
Stevens-Swan Humane Society – Utica
Susquehanna SPCA – Cooperstown
Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association – Canastota

woman from staffworks posing with dog for donations

FURever Friends sponsored by Staffworks

October 16, 2019

Did you catch this Monday’s FURever Friends on WKTV NEWSChannel 2? The segment, airing in the 5 p.m. news hour, is now proudly brought to you by Staffworks! FURever Friends encourages pet lovers to make shelters the first choice for acquiring companion animals and highlights pets available for adoption. To learn more visit https://www.wktv.com/community/furever-friends/

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No Place Like Home

September 25, 2019

Thousands of companion animals occupy shelters across our region, often waiting months, if not years, before being adopted. The Staffworks Fund is providing grants through its Homeward Bound Program to help animals move more quickly into their new homes. The grants, awarded to animal welfare organizations in CNY, help subsidize pet adoptions via waived or reduced adoption events. In late…

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Staffworks Fund Assists Dogs at Broad Street Rescue

July 1, 2019

The Staffworks Fund made an $11,000 donation to Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers to provide permanent homes and medical care for 11 death row dogs living in deplorable conditions at a rescue located on Broad Street in Utica. Initially, 103 dogs resided at the Broad Street facility. All but the most difficult to place dogs have been adopted, fostered or transferred…

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Help Empty the Shelter!

June 5, 2019

100% of Staffworks profits support at-risk animals in our communities. Help the Stevens-Swan Humane Society empty the shelter! Now through June 30, the Staffworks Fund will be sponsoring reduced adoptions fees. For ONLY $60, you can adopt your next best friend! To view pets waiting for their forever homes, visit https://stevens-swan.org/adoptable-animals/

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Staffworks Presents HCHS Mutt Strut on June 8

June 5, 2019

Join us for a tail-waggin’ good time! Staffworks presents the 23rd Annual Herkimer County Humane Society Mutt Strut on Saturday, June 8, from Noon to 3 p.m. The Mutt Strut, held on the campus of Herkimer County Community College, is the Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. This year’s event will feature demonstrations, games for kids, prizes, vendors, food,…

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Staffworks Fund Awards Challenge Grant to Susquehanna SPCA

May 14, 2019

The Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SQSPCA) has announced a new $250,000.00 challenge grant from the Staffworks Fund. Made in support of the SQSPCA’s $2,000,000.00 SHELTER US capital campaign, the challenge – once met – will generate $500,000.00 toward the construction of a campus that will house a new, state-of-the-art animal shelter and thrift store. SQSPCA…

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Staffworks Fund Presents SSHS Fur Ball

May 14, 2019

The 9th Annual FurBall presented by Staffworks will be held on Friday, May 17 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Yahnundasis Country Club. JOIN US for a pawfect evening of delicious food, desserts, live music by Stage Road, and more! To purchase tickets, visit https://stevens-swan.org/upcoming-events/2019-furball/… All proceeds benefit the thousands of homeless, neglected, and abused companion animals that the Stevens…

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Mission Moment

May 14, 2019

Brody was wandering homeless in winter and suffering with a broken leg, fortunately, he was rescued by the Stevens-Swan Humane Society. The cost of surgery to repair Brody’s leg was staggering so the Staffworks Fund stepped in and provided the necessary funds. Brody was adopted by Katelyn and Jessie Warner and he is thriving in his new home and has…

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Staffworks Presents 2019 SSHS Telethon

February 1, 2019

Staffworks is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the 2019 Stevens-Swan Humane Society Telethon! Be sure to tune in to WKTV and CBS Utica on Tuesday, February 5, to support companion animals in need. You can also make donations online at https://stevens-swan.org/upcoming-events/telethon/ Taking care of animals that are surrendered, lost or unwanted is a large task, and the burden is overwhelming. This is…

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A Record-Breaking Staffworks Save A Life Campaign

January 28, 2019

UTICA, NY – Representatives from the Staffworks Charitable Fund and The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties announced today the record-breaking results of the 2018 Save A Life Campaign, a matching gift program that doubled community donations, up to $10,000 per organization, to 18 regional animal welfare agencies during December. Community members donated more than $465,000, securing more than $215,000 in matching…

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