December 15, 2010


(An annual story...)

People often seem to make their donations at the end of the year, both for holiday and tax reasons. This is a list of organizations in Dryden that could take donations. I believe, though I'm not entirely certain, that these are non-profit organizations, and therefore tax-exempt, but I could be wrong. Check with the organization if you have a question about that.

I have a highlight for this year, a project that comes to completion in April 2011, the TC3 Civil War Nurses Fund. To quote from their postcard:

2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Many women served proudly during this time, yet history has trivialized their experiences and forgotten much of their sacrifices. Locally, four area women left their homes and their families to serve as nurses during this dreadful time.

Together, the TC3 Foundation and the Tompkins County Civil War Commission are raising funds to create a living memorial to these women by establishing three nursing scholarships at the College, as well as creating a Professional Development Endowed Nursing Chair. Our goal is to raise $80,000 by April 2011, and we need your help.

You donation ensures that the sacrifices of these women are not forgotten and that accessible health care remains available locally - your gift creates a lasting legacy.

For more information, call 607.844.8222, Ext. 4366. Donate at or The TC3 Foundation, Civil War Nursing Fund, P.O. Box 520, 170 North Street, Dryden, NY 13053.

I've posted a list of churches earlier, and I'm sure they'd all happily accept donations, with the exception of Ellis Hollow Community Church, which closed a few years ago.

Other possible Dryden organizations for donations include:

  • Bethel Grove Community Center
    1825 Slaterville Road
    Ithaca, NY 14850

  • Dryden Community Center Cafe
    P.O. 801
    Dryden, NY 13053

  • Dryden Go-Green Team
    c/o Dryden Elementary School (checks payable to Dryden Elementary School)
    P.O. Box 88
    Dryden, NY 13053

  • Dryden Kitchen Cupboard
    Tompkins County Food Pantry
    800 Enfield Falls Road
    Newfield, NY 14867

  • Dryden Music Boosters c/o Allison Pelletier
    155 Creamery Road
    Richford, NY 13835

  • Dryden Town Historical Society
    36 West Main Street
    P.O. Box 69
    Dryden, NY 13053

  • Dryden Veterans Memorial Home
    2272 Dryden Road
    Dryden, NY 13053

  • Dryden Youth Opportunity Fund
    Make checks out to Community Foundation of Tompkins County/DYOF
    P.O Box 1076
    Dryden, NY 13053

  • Ellis Hollow Community Center
    111 Genung Road
    Ithaca, NY 14850

  • Etna Community Center
    P.O. Box 425
    Etna, NY 13062

  • Freeville Food Pantry
    Freeville United Methodist Church
    PO Box 229
    Freeville, NY 13068

  • Neptune Hose Company & Dryden Ambulance
    26 North Street
    Dryden, NY 13053

  • Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts
    P.O. Box 6607
    Ithaca, NY 14850

  • Southworth Library Association
    P.O. Box 45
    Dryden, NY 13053

  • Tompkins County SPCA
    1640 Hanshaw Road
    Ithaca, NY 14850

  • Varna Community Association
    PO Box 4771
    Ithaca, NY 14852-4771

  • Varna Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.
    14 Turkey Hill Road
    Ithaca, NY 14850

  • W.B. Strong Fire Company
    21 Union Street
    PO Box 129
    Freeville, NY 13068

  • Willow Glen Cemetery Association
    P.O. Box 299
    Dryden, NY 13053-0299

If you have additions or corrections, please let me know in the comments. I'm guessing I missed a few.(And thanks to everyone who's helped me add to the list!)

Posted by simon at December 15, 2010 8:19 AM in
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Mike Lane said:


On behalf of the Tompkins County Civil War Commission and Co-Chair Carol Kammen, I want to thank you for your post about the Civil War Nurses Scholarship at Tompkins Cortland Community College, which is sponsored by the Commission and TC3 Foundation. Every donation received will be meaningful and help create a living memorial to Civil War nurses from Tompkins County and across the nation. I hope your readers will consider a gift to this fund that will improve the health of our community.

Michael Lane, Co-Chair