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Click here for Gala Invitation with Response Form.

Dear Friends of Butternut Center:

The Butternut Community Police Center (BCPC) is holding our third annual fundraising Gala on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Attilio’s Restaurant, 700 North Salina Street in the heart of Little Italy.  BCPC will be honoring retired Police Officer Jim Clarke as our 2014 Neighborhood Hero for his 24+ years of service to this community through the former Northside Community Center on Wolf Street.  Officer Clarke was instrumental in improving the lives of hundreds of children through his summer camps and neighborhood programs.  Officer Clarke’s work inspired the creation of Butternut Center.  Many of our current youth programs are modeled after his recreation programs.

Friends of BCPC asks for your support of this special night as an event sponsor.

  • Attached for your consideration is a sponsor form.  Please take a moment to decide which level of support is right for you.  Please respond by May 6 with your sponsorship so you will be included in our event program.
  • Also please consider a donation of goods or services for our Silent Auction.

Friends of the Butternut Community Police Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and gifts are deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Your support of the youth programs at Butternut Community Police Center and this event are highly appreciated.

To see recent events from Butternut Center, please visit our website at www.butternutcenter.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/butternutcenter.

Please feel free to contact Officer Burdick directly at (315) 466-9029 with any questions, comments, or special sponsorship opportunities.  Thank you for your support of the Butternut Community Police Center!

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Celebrating the Northside

11473398854_341f2b64f5The Northside community celebrated at the 5th Annual Butternut Community Police Center Christmas Party at the St. John the Baptist gymnasium on Park Street. Click here for photos (more to come).

911 Community Fair

IMG_2933_500pxThe Butternut Community Police Center and Westminster Presbyterian Church with support from area businesses presented a 911 Community Fair on Friday, August 16, 2013 at Washington Square Park. Click here for photos from the event.

Silent Auction and Gala are online

Our April 18th Gala and Silent Auction are now online. Browse the auction, buy Gala tickets online.


2nd Annual Gala & Silent Auction

Proceeds benefit the mission and programming of the
Butternut Community Police Center.
For tickets and information,
Officer Kenn Burdick (466-9029 or cop@butternutcenter.org)
or Sandra Ostrander (552-7139).
Click here to download a 2013 Gala flyer with response form.

Butternut Center Christmas Party 2012

Go to 12-21-2012 BCPC Christmas Party for an album of pictures from our party at the St. John the Baptist gymnasium on Park Street. Photos in the album can be downloaded to your computer by clicking on the “Download” tab over the individual photo or order prints from various vendors by clicking on the “Prints” tab.

Discover the world of Girl Scouting

Girl Scout Sampler Day for girls grades 2-6 in the community. Saturday, May 5th from 1-3 p.m. with a variety of activities including: art project with clay, make a gift for Mother’s Day, collage, painting & snack time. Meet an artist/instructor from Commercial Art Supply Store. Pre-registration is required, contact the Butternut Community Center @ 422-2745.

Sponsored by Butternut Community Police Center and Girl Scouts of NYPENN. Click here for a flyer.

Gala Fundraiser April 18th

Go to 4-18-2012 BCPC Gala for an album of pictures from our Gala at the Palace.

BCPC held a successful  Gala Fundraiser on Wednesday, April 18th at the Palace Theatre, 2384 James St., Syracuse, NY. Click here to view the invitation and response form.

The Butternut Community Police Center opened in December 2009. It was requested by participants in Tomorrow’s Neighborhoods Today (TNT) Northside planning councils who saw the need for a facility that would help stabilize a challenged neighborhood and provide a safe space for children and adults.

The Center’s evolving programs include youth recreation, arts and crafts, trips to sporting events, homework assistance, summer camps and field trips, and the ability to talk with a police offi cer who knows the neighborhood and works to establish relationships with the diverse communities in the immediate area.

The Northside has historically welcomed generations of many nations. It’s been home to immigrants from Italy, Germany, Southeast Asia, and more recently, Somalia, Sudan, Burundi, Nepal, Bhutan – all around the globe. The Northside is growing in population and diversity and the Center needs to grow with it.

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