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Make a Donation

JCEO is a private, not-for-profit human service agency that serves the residents of Clinton and Franklin Counties through its main administrative offices as well as 13 Community Outreach Centers and 10 Head Start Centers. All programs are based on JCEO’s mission to alleviate poverty through practical, timely, and innovative services that emphasize and develop problem-solving skills for people.


Help Us Help Others

Support JCEO's mission: providing resources and services that enhance people's dignity and self-reliance. Your donation will be allocated where we need it most.


Food Pantries

JCEO operates 15 food pantries throughout Clinton and Franklin Counties. We distribute thousands of pounds of food each year to those in need.


The backpack program - become a sponsor

The Backpack Program provides a backpack full of food for children in need on the weekends. Your sponsorship of $183 provides food for one child for one school year in Plattsburgh. This program is coordinated by JCEO's Community Action Angels, a volunteer board dedicated to helping the community, particularly children, thrive.


Helping children in foster care

Fostering Komfort is a project of JCEO's Community Action Angels and the Plattsburgh Kiwanis Breakfast Club. Our goal is to provide a backpack with comfort items for children entering into foster care or transitioning between foster homes. Each backpack has age-appropriate items, so the child can be more comfortable in their new environment. Backpacks contain essentials like diapers, toothbrushes, and soap and comfort items like a toy, book, or stuffed animal.