Anita Vitullo and Niko

We have always been dedicated to making communities stronger. Our business mission is to create success stories by connecting the right people with businesses, where both can thrive. In our charitable work, we make much more personal connections, supporting nonprofit organizations throughout Staffworks markets

Anita A. Vitullo, our founder and president, is a tireless crusader and advocate for animals in our region, donating time, money, and resources to animal welfare organizations year-round. In addition to her ongoing support for many of these nonprofit organizations, she wanted to establish a strong, lasting legacy for our less fortunate companions, one that will outlive her, and last for many years to come.

Staffworks profits support the Staffworks Fund established in 2005 at the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The Foundation manages over $19 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 $6.8 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. In 2022, 12 organizations in 2 counties participated in the Campaign raising an incredible $756,650 in 32 days! The Campaign has raised $9,377,939 for nonprofit organizations providing direct care and services for at-risk animals in regional communities where Staffworks operates.

A few of the organizations we currently support include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Anita’s Stevens Swan Humane Society (Utica)
• 4PetSake Food Pantry (Mohawk)
• Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse (Syracuse)
• Animal Care Sanctuary (E. Smithfield, PA)
• Broome County Humane Society (Binghamton)
• Bubba’s Beds for Shelter Friends (Utica)
• Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA (Elmira)
• Chenango SPCA (Norwich)
• CNY Cat Coalition (Syracuse)
• CNY SPCA (Syracuse)
• CPV Rescue & Sanctuary (Clinton)
• Delaware Valley Humane Society (Sidney)
• Dolgeville Forward C.A.T. Project (Dolgeville)
• Every Dog’s Dream Rescue (Greene)
• Helping Animals Live Organization (Little Falls)
• Helping Hounds Dog Rescue (Syracuse)
• Herkimer County Humane Society (Mohawk)
• House of Paws Rescue Inc. (Utica)
• Humane CNY (Liverpool)
• Humane Society of Rome (Rome)
• Kindred Spirits Dog Adoption Inc. (Clinton)
• NYS Animal Protection Federation Education Fund (Albany)
• Pause 4 All Paws (Little Falls)
• R-CATS (Rome)
• Rescue Dogs Rescue Soldiers (Cherry Valley)
• Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter (Jamesville)
• Spay and Neuter Syracuse (Syracuse)
• Sunshine Horses Inc. (Clay)
• Super Heroes in Ripped Jeans (Oneonta)
• Susquehanna SPCA (Cooperstown)
• The Kia Foundation (Syracuse)
• Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association (Canastota)
• Wayward Paws Inc. (New Woodstock)

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