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


How You Can Help Trooper and Adam!

December 13, 2018

Yesterday morning, a tractor-trailer driver from Syracuse told NYS Police that he saw two dogs thrown from a vehicle on 1-81 North. He stopped to rescue the dogs and call the authorities. One of the dogs, who was later named “Trooper”, is in serious condition with numerous injuries including two fractured legs, broken ribs, a lung contusion, and several deeps…

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Double Your Donation!

December 13, 2018

This holiday season, you can help save an animal’s life! The Staffworks Charitable Fund “Save A Life” Campaign is matching donations made to 18 animal welfare organizations in 6 counties through December 31. In addition to matching up to a total of $10,000 from individual donors, the Staffworks Charitable Fund is also awarding a $10,000 bonus to the organization that…

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2018 Staffworks Charitable Fund Save A Life Campaign Begins on November 26!

December 13, 2018

Did you catch our President and Founder, Anita Vitullo, on WKTV NewsTalk? She joined Kristen Copeland to talk about the 2018 Staffworks Charitable Fund Save A Life Campaign. To watch the segment, please click on the link below: Staffworks Save A Life Campaign WKTV NewsTalk This year, 18 animal welfare organizations from 6 counties are participating in the Save A Life…

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Spring Farm CARES Recieves $10,000 from Staffworks Charitable Fund

November 9, 2018

On October 17, Spring Farm CARES located in Clinton, NY, was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Staffworks Charitable Fund. They were the grand-prize winners of the inaugural Community Foundation Community Choice Award in the Animals category. A “prize patrol” bus transported Staffworks and Community Foundation staff to Spring Farm CARES. Once we arrived, we surprised the Spring Farm CARES…

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Staffworks Charitable Fund Sponsors $10,000 Community Choice Award

November 2, 2018

Staffworks is partnering with The Community Foundation for its first-ever Community Choice Awards. This contest will award $10,000 grand prizes to winners in five categories — Animals, Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Human Service and Youth. The Animals category, sponsored by the Staffworks Charitable Fund, focuses on projects and programs committed to animal cruelty prevention that…

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Anita Vitullo Honored as a 2018 Living Legend by the Oneida County History Center

November 1, 2018

Congratulations to Anita Vitullo, Staffworks founder and animal advocate, on being honored as a 2018 Richard W. Couper Living Legend by the Oneida County History Center! The class of 2018 also included Joseph P. Bottini, Edward Jackson, and Rev. Joseph Salerno. Thank you for your service as community leaders and your efforts in furthering the region’s…

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