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September 22.   5 - 8:00
Benjamin's on Franklin, Syracuse NY
$25 donation = admission for food, drink, live music
$75 donation = one set of handcrafted cups

Frequently asked questions:

1.  How do I buy a ticket?

     Everyone pays at the door!  There are no advance tickets.

2.  Where is Benjamin's located?

    Benjamin's on Franklin is located at 314 S. Franklin Street, Syracuse NY.

        There is indoor and outdoor seating. You may wish to bring a sweater.

3.  Where can I park?

   After 6 pm, parking on the street is free but may be hard to find.  

   Other options:

     - Atrium Parking Garage, 256 W. Fayette Street    

     - SP+ Parking lot, 120 S Franklin Street.  (Pay machine)                         

      May we suggest that you carpool with friends?

4.  Can I still donate if I am not able to attend?

     Yes!     There are two ways:

         - Go to to make a donation directly  OR

         - Arrange with a friend to deliver your check* or cash at the event.  

           You can even have them take pics of some cups for you that evening, text the pics to you, and for a $75 dollar donation that evening, you can select a set as our thank you gift to you!  

            * Checks must be made out to InterFaith Works of CNY.  

            Checks made out to the IPA will not be accepted.

5.  Will cups be available online after the event?  

     No, there is no online option.

6.  The event is at a bar.  Will there be non alcoholic drinks available?

     Yes - soda and cider.  

     Meat will be halal unless otherwise noted.

Are there any other questions we can help you with?  Click on Contact

The IPA is very excited to be holding our annual  fundraiser for the Center for New Americans at InterFaith Works of Central New York.  Refugees from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia will be the recipients of much needed items paid for by 100% of the event proceeds.

For more information on InterFaith Works:

We thank our generous sponsors

         Benjamin's on Franklin

       Clayscapes Pottery Inc. and

       Middle Ages Brewery.



                     We also thank local band Walking Buddy who will be providing live music!!!!!   What fun!

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     Since our inception in 2012, the Independent Potters' Association has raised $80,935 for local charities.


      Each year, we select a charitable concern within the Central New York community and organize a fundraiser known as "Cups for a Cause."  It is a festive event when the price of admission guarantees the participants a wonderful spread of food, as well as beverages and live music. On display throughout the party will be the work of individual potters, most of whom are members of the IPA, who contribute unique handmade drinking vessels (a.k.a. cups and mugs). These are given as gifts of appreciation for an additional donation.

     The IPA enjoys the generous support of other individuals and organizations to make this a successful event. Because all food, beverages, ceramics, man and woman power as well as the use of the venue are donated, 100% of the admission fees and sales are given to the chosen charity.


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And wine from Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits

Our 2022 fundraiser


Child Nutrition Programs

of the

Food Bank of Central New York.


$8115 was raised!


The 2021 fundraiser was held to benefit Caden's Wish Break Box Program, a program of the Food Bank of Central New York that provides nutritious food for school-age children and their families.  $10,530 was raised through our online event!

Many thanks to our sponsors at

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Heidi from the Food Bank

with  Casey, our Committee Chair!

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2018 - 2020

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Three years of fundraising yielded a total of over $27,000 for A Tiny Home for Good! 

THG is an organization in Syracuse that provides small homes and support for the homeless, with veterans often as beneficiaries.

In August of 2022, a Tiny Home for Good welcomed tenants to 615 West Ostrander in Syracuse, New York.  In the words of Andrew Lunetta, "This house would not exist without the contributions of the IPA."  A gathering was held to celebrate and within a week a family had moved in!

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From the summer newsletter:


An estimated $8000 was raised.
The fundraiser was held as a Facebook event due to the pandemic.

The magic number was $10,300!


 $7750 was raised for
A Tiny Home for Good.


Special thanks to:

Cups for a Cause 
raised $7400 for
Francis House, 
an end of life care facility.

 Cups for a Cause
raised $7000 for
Francis House,
an end-of-life care facility.

Cups for a Cause
raised $5105 for
Upstate Cancer Center's Men-to-Men Cancer Support Group

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