Get Involved In Our Annual

Stephen E. Garner Week of Caring!

Join us for our annual Stephen E. Garner Week of Caring! Each year UWTC engages members of the community in collecting donations of food, personal care, baby care, and household cleaning items to help restock the many pantries and community cupboards across Tompkins County. Local businesses and organizations across the area serve as collection sites or hold organization-wide donation drives to encourage community-wide participation. On the final day of the event, volunteers gather to sort and equitably divide all of the donations for distribution to area pantries and community cupboards.

If you or your business would like to get involved by serving as a donation site, making a bulk product donation, or volunteering to sort donations for distribution at our Day of Caring event; please contact Senior Director of Community Impact, Gregg Houck, at [email protected].

Items To Donate:

Donation Drop-off Sites:

  • CFCU Community Credit Union - Meadow St, Triphammer, and East Hill Branches
  • Cornell University - Toni Morrison Dining, Becker Dining, and Robert Purcell Community Center
  • M&T Bank - Downtown and Triphammer Offices
  • Newfield Library
  • Wegmans
  • Southworth Library - Dryden
  • Tompkins Community Bank - Main, Plaza, Triphammer, East Hill, West End, and Dryden Offices
  • Tompkins-Cortland Community College
  • Trumansburg Shur-Save
  • United Way of Tompkins County
  • Village of Groton Offices
For More Information on Week of Caring, Click Here!

Hear More From Cal Walker About Day of Caring!

Cal Walker

Campaign Co-Chair

Click Here to Listen to Cal's Day of Caring PSA

We are set to kick off this year's 2023 annual Community Campaign!

On September 22nd at 8 am, donations collected during our annual Stephen E. Garner Week of Caring will be brought to Cass Park and volunteers will gather to sort and equitably divide them all for distribution to area pantries and community cupboards.

From 12 pm – 1 pm, join Co-Chairs Cal Walker and Alex Adelewitz as they share how we can be United in Action. President & CEO Michael Ramos will speak to how UWTC hopes to come alongside the Tompkins County Community to make an impact. We hope to see you there!

A copy of UWTC’s latest annual financial report may be obtained from us by emailing [email protected], on our website at, calling (607) 500-GIVE, or by stopping into our offices located at 313 N. Aurora St, Ithaca, OR from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau's Website – – or by calling the Attorney General - (212) 416-8686.