Cliff’s Raises $27,733 for Autism Awareness

The Cliff’s Local Market team led their second-annual Autism Awareness Campaign this October, raising $27,733 for The Kelberman Center, a local organization devoted to providing autism services for children, adults, and their families. Throughout the campaign, customers visiting any Cliff’s Local Market location were invited to donate through the purchase of paper puzzle pieces at the register.


Jim Clifford, Owner and President of Clifford Fuel Company Inc. and Cliff’s Local Market commented, “We couldn’t be more thankful and proud of the generosity and support that surrounds this campaign. It is truly inspiring to see our store teams and patrons come together to raise awareness and funds for the autism community. We are honored to support the exceptional work of The Kelberman Center and share a partnership that allows us to give back in such a big way.”


Tara Costello, Executive Director of The Kelberman Center, also shared her appreciation. “We cannot express how thankful we are to Cliff’s for their ongoing partnership in support of The Kelberman Center. The money raised for the children, adults, and families who come through our doors each day is truly amazing. Thank you to the Clifford Family, to Cliff’s leadership, and to store employees – you all make a tremendous difference!”


The Kelberman Center 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 and Recreation 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 The Kelberman Center 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 19 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 more than 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.