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Cause for the Cuse 2017

Support the Cause for the Cuse, an initiative driven by Terakeet employees committed to serving students in the Syracuse City School District. The committee hosts events year-round to raise money to purchase clothing and school supplies that directly benefit students and bring awareness to the needs of the Syracuse community.

DATES: Donations can be made throughout the year. Information on future fundraising events will be shared as they become available.

HOW TO DONATE We all call Syracuse home, and we want to ensure the students in the Syracuse City School District are provided opportunities to succeed. It is important that students have the resources necessary to develop their own paths to success — we can’t do it alone.

Cause for the Cuse accepts donations all year-round. Accepted physical donations include school supplies, clothing (including underwear and socks), and outerwear. Please send an email to [email protected] to schedule a drop-off. Monetary donations can be made via cash or checks made out to Terakeet. To donate online please visit our Fundly page. All funds raised will go towards the purchase of clothing and school supplies for students.

Terakeet has deep roots in the Syracuse area. We value the sense of community that has been developed throughout the organization and believe our strength is rooted in the ways in which we empower one another to succeed. The Syracuse region is filled with willing partners who support our Cause. Each year, we are grateful to partner with organizations like Urban Life Athletics, Hillside Family of Agencies, SCSD Refugee Assistance Program, and many more!

As we look to give as much back to the community as possible, it is your continued support that allows us to reach our goal year after year. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

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    December 8, 2017

    2017 Holiday Sweater Party

    Join the Cause for the Cuse at Wolff’s Biergarten from 3:30–6:30 pm for our 2nd annual Holiday Sweater Party! A $15 entry will get you food and drink specials and there will be raffles. Pick your ugliest holiday sweater and stop by!

    All proceeds go to provide warm clothing and school supplies for the children of Syracuse City School District!

    RSVP and invite your family and friends to our event on Facebook!

    Please contact [email protected] with any questions.

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    December 15, 2017

    Eric Devendorf + CFTC Coat Drive

    Cause for the Cuse is teaming up with Eric Devendorf, former Syracuse men’s basketball player and current Assistant Strength Coach for SU, to host a drop-off location for Devendorf’s coat drive. Devendorf plans on handing out the coats and winter gear to local Syracuse families at community and rec centers around the city.

    Please bring your new and gently used coats and hats to the Cause for the Cuse / Terakeet drop off location at 333 W. Washington St. during normal business hours – Monday-Thursday 9–5 and Friday 7:30–3:30.

    Other drop-off locations:

    – Boys and Girls Club – 201 Hamilton St.

    – MOST Museum – 500 S. Franklin St.

    – Laci’s Tapas Bar – 304 Hawley Ave.

    – Evergreen – 125 E. Water St.

Last Year’s Cause


In 2016, Terakeet came together with local businesses and community members to donate over $8,000 worth of school supplies to local schools. Over the past four years, Cause for the Cuse has provided over $45,000 worth of school supplies and clothing to the students of the Syracuse City School District. These donations include backpacks, notebooks, binders, pencils, pens, crayons, winter coats, boots, and much more. We’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to our cause in 2016!

More Information

For additional information, contact us at [email protected].

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