From October 17 – November 14, 2022, Cliff’s Local Market team led their third-annual Autism Awareness Campaign for The Kelberman Center. An amazing $30,000 was raised through the sale of puzzle pieces within Cliff’s stores, which will help ensure that children, adults, and their families in our community receive quality autism services now, and into the future.
“We couldn’t be more grateful and proud of our store teams for truly embracing our campaign to support individuals with Autism. With the help of our generous patrons and support from Kelberman, our teams raised a record amount,” says Jim Clifford, Owner, and President of Clifford Fuel Co Inc. and Cliff’s Local Market. “It’s local initiatives such as this, that bring our communities together. We take pride in our partnership with Kelberman, showing our support and appreciation for the amazing work they do for so many families right here in Central New York.”
Tara Costello, Kelberman Executive Director commented, “We are overjoyed at the tremendous support we have received from Cliff’s Local Market and from our community. The funding that was raised is an extremely significant gift for our agency that will be felt throughout, ensuring that autism services for people and families who need them, especially during this difficult year and the year ahead, will continue.”
Kelberman is the leading provider of autism services for children, adults, and families in the Mohawk Valley and Central New York. We provide comprehensive programming and services for people throughout all phases of life, from early childhood through adulthood, including Home and Community Based, Educational, Clinical, Residential, Respite, and Camp. Our goal is to meet people and families where they are in life and to support them every step of the way on their journeys navigating autism. The expert staff at Kelberman empower the people we support with specialized, one-of-a-kind programs, resources, support, and wrap-around services, creating a fulfilling, life-enriching experience for people and families.
Cliff’s Local Market, locally owned and operated, is a chain of 20 convenience stores located throughout the Central New York Region. Cliff’s stores offer premium fuel brands, fresh locally roasted coffee, and a wide variety of made-to-order fresh food selections, such as pizzas, subs, salads, wraps, and more. With nearly 60 years in business, the Clifford family has a long history of giving back to communities through supporting area charities, community-wide events, and local organizations.