Annual “Share The Warmth Drive” Continues Through Jan. 12, Supporting Locals in Need

Posted on January 4, 2024

Continuing the tradition: United Way of Central New York, COR Development Company, Community Bank, and OneGroup are collecting new and gently used coats and other essential items that will be given to local men, women, and children in need, December 11 – January 12.

Syracuse, NY – COR Development Company, in partnership with United Way of Central New York, Community Bank, and OneGroup, remain committed to collecting new and gently used coats and essential winter items for local men, women, and children in need. The Share the Warmth Drive, which began on December 11th, is ongoing through January 12th, ensuring an extended opportunity for the community to contribute to this meaningful cause.

The public is encouraged to drop off new and gently used coats and other essential items that will be given to local men, women, and children in need. All contributions will be sorted, packed, and distributed to people in need through the 22nd Annual MLK Day of Service event on January 15th.

Examples of other items include: scarfs, hats, sweatshirts/hoodies, mittens, gloves and new socks.

“This annual holiday drive has consistently made a positive impact on our community. We have provided dozens of boxes and bags of non‐perishable food, toiletries and clothing to two local non‐profits helping so many families in need. Partnering with United Way of Central New York again and now Community Bank has amplified our reach and ability to support those in need. We're immensely grateful to the public and our local partners for their unwavering generosity, making a tangible difference in the lives of many during this season of giving.” said Merissa Lynch, Marketing Manager for COR Development.

”The need in our community is great, but with wonderful partners like COR Development, Community Bank and OneGroup we’re able to answer the need in a special way. Thank you to COR Development, the many participating tenants, and all of the shoppers for donating to our Share the Warmth Drive. You’re making an impact in our community.” said Nancy Eaton, president of United Way of Central New York.

“We’re proud to support the Share the Warmth Drive through our community partnership with COR Development Company and encourage everyone to participate by donating new and gently used winter items. Your contribution has the power to provide warmth and comfort to our fellow community members in need. We’re grateful to be a part of this tradition led by COR Development Company, which creates a positive and sustainable impact in our community by ensuring that the items collected are directed where they are needed the most this winter.” said Lindsay Weichert, Community Bank Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Group Manager and United Way Board Member.

Collection bins will be available at multiple convenient locations throughout Central New York:

Towne Center at Fayetteville – Fayetteville, NY

  • Bonefish Grill– 600 Towne Drive Fayetteville, NY
    • Bring your donation to Bonefish Grill and receive a Free Bang Bang Shrimp Meal Voucher
  • TOPS Friendly Markets ‐ 5351 North Burdick St., Fayetteville, NY
  • COR Development Company ‐ 540 Towne Drive, Fayetteville, NY
  • Shoppes At Towne Center ‐ Towne Drive, Fayetteville, NY
  • Walgreens – 101 Towne Drive, Fayetteville, NY
  • The YMCA of Central New York – 200 Towne Drive, Fayetteville, NY
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – 550 Towne Drive, Fayetteville, NY

The Syracuse Inner Harbor – Syracuse, NY

  • Iron Pier Leasing Office ‐ 720 Van Rensselaer Street, Syracuse, NY
  • Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor ‐ 310 West Kirkpatrick Street, Syracuse, NY
  • Café Blue ‐ 720 Van Rensselaer Street, Syracuse, NY Suite 104B
  • Meier’s Creek Brewing Company ‐ 720 Van Rensselaer Street, Syracuse, NY, Suite 105

COR Center – Clay, NY

  • Price Chopper ‐ 3863 NY‐31, Liverpool, NY

Community Bank Locations

  • Community Bank Dewitt – 5821 Bridge St., East Syracuse, NY 13057
  • Community Bank Cicero – 5966 State Rt. 31, Cicero, NY 13039
  • OneGroup – 706 North Clinton Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

Cazenovia, NY

  • Meier’s Creek Brewing Company – 33 Rippleton Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035

You may also drop off directly to the MLK Day of Service at Nottingham High School during select times:

  • Friday January 12th from 3:00 ‐ 5:00
  • Monday January 15th during the MLK Day of Service event from 8:00 am ‐ Noon. Donations will not be accepted after Noon.

For more information about the Share The Warmth Drive, please visit: Share The Warmth (

Contact Information:

About COR Development Company, LLC:

COR Development Company, LLC and its affiliates are a full-service real estate development, property management, brokerage and construction companies founded in 1998. Since its inception, COR Companies has developed, constructed, and managed a vast portfolio of commercial and residential properties, contributing significantly to the upstate New York economy. COR has developed complex and multi-faceted projects such as office, retail, commercial, hospitality, industrial, high-tech facilities, mixed-use residential apartments, and affordable housing.

About Community Bank System Inc.

Community Bank System Inc. operates more than 200 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and western Massachusetts through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank N.A., and has been serving its communities for more than 155 years. With over $15.1 billion in assets, the DeWitt, New York- headquartered company is among the country’s 125 largest financial institutions. In addition to a full range of retail and business banking services, the company offers comprehensive financial planning, insurance and wealth management services through its subsidiaries/business units that include: OneGroup NY Inc., which provides risk management and commercial insurance, employee benefits and personal lines insurance; Community Bank Wealth Management, which provides investment advisory, personal trust and financial planning services, as well as personal, business and nonprofit portfolio design; and Benefit Plans Administrative Services Inc., which provides actuarial, retirement and VEBA/HRA plan administration, and collective investment fund, employee benefit trust and transfer agency services on a national scale. Community Bank System Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the company’s stock trades under the symbol “CBU.” For more information about Community Bank, visit or

For more information on Community Bank’s checking and savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, personal and business loans, and financial planning, visit Better banking starts with trust, and Community Bank is honored to be recognized for the second year in a row as one of America’s Most Trusted Companies 2023 by Newsweek. Community Bank N.A. has consistently been ranked among the top-performing U.S. banks in America by Forbes magazine since the list was first published in 2009. Community Bank N.A. is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.


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