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 Foundation manages over $15.5 million in Staffworks funds that support nonprofit organizations providing direct care and services for animals and people. Since its inception, the Staffworks Fund has provided $9.3 million in grants for 57 organizations in local and regional communities.

In 2014, the Staffworks Fund Save A Life Campaign was established. This regional fundraising effort provides matching levels for community donations made to animal welfare organizations located in Central New York during the month of December. The Campaign has raised over $8.6 million for nonprofit organizations providing direct care and services for at-risk animals in regional communities where Staffworks operates.

Who We Help

Some of the groups we currently support include the following:

  • 4PetSake Food Pantry
  • Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse
  • Animal Care Sanctuary
  • Ayres Memporial Animal Shelter
  • Broome County Humane Society
  • Bubba's Beds for Shelter Friends
  • Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA
  • Chenango County SPCA
  • CNY Cat Coalition
  • CPV Rescue and Sanctuary
  • Delaware Valley Humane Society
  • Dolgeville Foward C.A.T. Project
  • Every Dog's Dream Rescue
  • Fulton County Regional SPCA
  • Helping Animals Live Organization
  • Helping Hounds Dog Rescue
  • Herkimer County Humane Society
  • House of Paws Rescue Inc.
  • Humane CNY
  • Humane Society of Rome
  • Humane Society of Schuyler County
  • Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption
  • North Country Pet Adoption Services
  • NYS Animal Protection Federation Education Fund
  • Pause 4 All Paws
  • R-CATS
  • Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers
  • Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
  • Spay and Neuter Syracuse
  • Stevens-Swan Humane Society
  • Sunshine Horses Inc.
  • Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans
  • Susquehanna SPCA
  • The Kia Foundation
  • United Friends of Homeless Animals
  • Wanderers’ Rest Humane Society
  • Wayward Paws Inc.

2021 Staffworks Fund
Save A Life Campaign

In 2021, 32 organizations in 11 counties participated in the Campaign raising an incredible $2,464,845 in 32 days!

All Campaign funds will be used for daily animal care and to fill critical adoption and medical needs, spay & neuter services and food pantry services.

2021 Participating Organizations:
Broome County Humane Society - $227,778.74
Animal Care Sanctuary - $198,337.41
Susquehanna SPCA - $194,790.48
Humane Society of Rome, NY Inc. - $186,584.49
Helping Hounds Dog Rescue - $171,635.86
HumaneCNY - $159,803.60
Delaware Valley Humane Society - $126,648.74
Chenango County SPCA - $123,566.72
CNY SPCA - $114,070.78
Wanderers' Rest Humane Association, Inc. - $112,564.67
Herkimer County Humane Society - $91,500.44
Anita's Stevens Swan Humane Society - $82,599.92
Central New York Cat Coalition, Inc. - $67,062.97
New York State Animal Protection Federation Education - $62,155.00
Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans, Inc. - $50,199.74
Every Cats Dream Resuce - $43,681.72
Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA - $40,367.00
Sunshine Horses Inc. - $38,191.57
Helping Animals Live Organization - $37,352.00
CPV Resuce & Sanctuary - $34,699.70
4PetSake Food Pantry, Inc. - $31,843.83
Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers - $30,260.00
Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter - $29,980.00
Kindred Spirits Dog Adoption, Inc. - $28,513.17
Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse - $26,283.00
House of Paws Resuce Inc. - $26,129.00
Spay and Neuter Syracuse - $25,536.78
Bubba's Beds for Shelter Friends - $24,669.40
Wayward Paws, Inc. - $23,930.00
Pause 4 All Paws, Inc. - $22,273.25
Dolgeville Forward CAT Project - $16,867.48
The Kia Foundation, Inc. - $14,967.62


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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