Building upon our foundation brick by brick!

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As a part of our “family” you must have seen the empty pedestal as you walked in from our back parking lot. That pedestal was put there by the original occupants of our facility, the Vincentian Fathers.

The Vincentians came to our area in the 1960s for missionary work, ultimately helping at various parishes. They followed the teachings of St. Vincent de Paul by working with the poor. They continued that work here until the late 1990s when their numbers dwindled and they returned to Connecticut.

Today we strive to continue their work by helping those in need with our Love One Another program. The program has provided lap blankets to the elderly, hygiene products to the homeless and school supplies to those who have little.

I now return to that empty pedestal. Linking the past and the present to our future is part of a new initiative. A generous benefactor has donated a statue of St. Vincent de Paul which will grace that pedestal that has been vacant for too long. A meditation garden with benches and walkways will be added.

You can be a part of this project by a gift of any amount. But by becoming a member of our 1992 Society with a donation of $225, you can help us build our walkway with a personalized brick in honor or memory of a loved one. If you choose to renew in the future, at the rate of $199.20, you will receive a complimentary brick.

To pay by check,  print off the form below and include your full payment of $225 and mail to The Good News Foundation 10475 Cosby Manor Road, Utica, NY 13502.

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If you would like to do a monthly pledge, please call us at 315-735-6210 for details. Your pledge must be paid in full before bricks can be ordered.

Please click the subscribe button below for the option of  making 10 monthly payments.

The 1992 Society

In 2017, The Good News Foundation celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary. The Foundation began in 1992 as the brain child of Deacon John and Elizabeth Droz and Leroy and Hazel Scheidelman. Their idea was to have a foundation whose specific goal was to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Through the years here at the Good News, Jesus’s message has not been one of word only, but has evolved into actions that support the core values espoused in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Jesus teaches to love one another through action. Our work today reflects that message.

To continue the work of Jesus and the vision of the Drozes and Scheidelmans, we launched in our silver jubilee year an appeal. Many individuals answered that appeal by making a donation of $199.20 which enrolls you in the 1992 Society. Your generosity no matter what the size of the gift, makes a difference.


The Good News Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Please see your tax advisor regarding the tax implication of a contribution.

The Good News Foundation's annual report may be viewed here.

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