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 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 $15.5 million in Staffworks funds that support organizations providing direct care and services for animals and people. Since its inception, the Staffworks Fund has provided $6.1 million in grants.

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)
• Animal Care Sanctuary (E. Smithfield, PA)
• Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter (Sprakers)
• 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 SNAP (Cortland)
• 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)
• Fulton County Regional SPCA (Gloversville)
• 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)
• Humane Society of Schuyler County (Montour Falls)
• Kindred Spirits Dog 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)
• Stevens-Swan Humane Society (Utica)
• Sunshine Horses Inc. (Clay)
• Super Hereos in Ripped Jeans (Oneonta)
• Susquehanna SPCA (Cooperstown)
• The Kia Foundation (Syracuse)
• United Friends of Homeless Animals (Richland)
• Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association (Canastota)
• Wayward Paws Inc. (New Woodstock)

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