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 organizations that rescue and treat animals. Our larger goal: to eventually connect these wonderful animals with families for adoption, changing all of their lives for the better.

Anita A. Vitullo, our founder and president, is a tireless crusader and advocate for animals in our region, donating time, money and resources to shelters, adoptive agencies, spay and neuter programs, and humane societies year-round. In addition to her ongoing support for many of these 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 that was established in 2005 at the Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties. The $14 million Staffworks Fund supports organizations that provide direct care and services for at-risk animals in Central New York. To date, $2 million has been donated.

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 2019, 29 organizations in 13 counties participated in the Campaign raising a record-breaking $1,844,350 in 29 days!  The Campaign has raised more than $3.1 million for non-profit organizations caring for at-risk animals in our regional community.

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

• 4PetSake Food Pantry (Mohawk)
• Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse (Syracuse)
• Broome County Humane Society (Binghamton)
• Bubba’s Beds for Shelter Friends (Utica)
• Chenango SPCA (Norwich)
• CNY Cat Coalition (Syracuse)
• CNY SNAP (Cortland)
• CNY SPCA (Syracuse)
• CPV Rescue & Sanctuary (Clinton)
• Delaware Valley Humane Society (Sidney)
• Dolgeville Forward C.A.T. Project (Dolgeville)
• Fulton County Regional SPCA (Gloversville)
• Helping Animals Live Organization (Little Falls)
• Helping Hounds Dog Rescue (Syracuse)
• Herkimer County Humane Society (Mohawk)
• Humane CNY (Liverpool)
• Humane Society of Rome (Rome)
• Kindred Spirits Greyhound Adoption Inc.(Clinton)
• North Country Pet Adoption Services (Glenfield)
• 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)
• Spring Farm CARES (Clinton)
• Stevens-Swan Humane Society (Utica)
• Susquehanna SPCA (Cooperstown)
• United Friends of Homeless Animals (Richland)
• Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association (Canastota)

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