"There's a sense of pride in this community because we do programs that don't exist in other communities within the county," Conley said, naming the Female Charitable Society and the medical loan closet as examples. "We take care of our own. That's why the [BVC] has survived."
Another unique Baldwinsville program is the PEACE Treasure go round, which started at the BVC. The Treasure Go Round donation center for clothes and household items that individuals in need can pick up for free at the PEACE site in Nobles Plaza.
"People just love the idea of contributing there because it is free," Conley said. "Needy clients are so grateful there are clothes available for the whole family for free."
"It makes people feel better to know that if they need some help, they have somewhere to call," Conley said. "We have the knowledge to send people to where they need."
For more information about volunteer opportunities, Man and Woman Volunteer of the Year, teen scholarship applications or more, call the center at 638-0251, stop by the office at 44 Oswego St. in the village or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"If you want to help, we want to help you," Conley said.