Onondaga County is reaching out to county businesses and merchants to encourage participation in a discount program designed to recognize and thank military Veterans for their sacrifices and service to our country.
As part of the “RETURN THE FAVOR” Discount Program (Find & Assist Vets of Record), eligible county residents will be issued an I.D. card by the County Clerk’s office (and now by town clerks too - (see below)) identifying them as a qualified, honorably discharged Veteran of any of the U.S. Armed Forces. Any honorably discharged military Veteran residing in Onondaga County can get their FAVOR card by bringing their discharge or DD- 214 to the County Clerks Office located in the County Court House, 401 Montgomery Street Syracuse, NY 13202.
Participating county merchants have agreed to honor the card by providing these Veterans with a discount on purchases and services, or some other special offer. A list of participating merchants and businesses and their special offer or discount for card holders can be found here
The program is a joint project of the County Clerks Office, Onondaga County Veterans Service Agency and the Veterans Advisory Committee of the County Legislature. We want to thank our corporate sponsor, Anaren, Inc., of East Syracuse for providing funding for printing, supplies and other needed start up costs for the program.
"Anaren is proud to support this important effort to give something back to those who have put themselves in harm's way for our country," says John Hoeschele, Anaren's government relations manger. "As a defense contractor who shares their mission, albeit through the development of military technology, we are especially aware, and appreciative, of their sacrifice."
County businesses and merchants interested in participating or helping to sponsor the program can download an application by clicking on the link on this page or by contacting the Onondaga County Clerks Office at 435-2227 or the County Veterans Service Agency at 435-3217.
County Continues Outreach for Veterans’ Discount Program
(Find & Assist Veterans of Record)
FAVOR Card now available for issue at all Onondaga County Town Clerk’s Offices.
Syracuse, NY- Onondaga County Clerk Sandra Schepp and County Veterans Services Director Corliss Dennis have announced that the FAVOR Card is now available for issue at all Onondaga County Town Clerk’s Offices as well as the County Clerk's office downtown. The move is designed to make it more convenient for Veterans to apply for the card. Veterans are encouraged to call their respective Town Clerk's office to check for issue times etc. The FAVOR Card is a county-wide, year round program designed to recognize and thank our county’s more than 31,000 military Veterans for their sacrifices and service to our country.
As part of the program, eligible county residents are issued an I.D. card by the County Clerk’s and Town Clerk’s offices identifying them as a qualified honorably discharged Veteran of any of the U.S. Armed Forces. A copy of the Veteran’s discharge or DD 214 is required.
Participating county merchants have agreed to honor the card by providing these Veterans with discounts on purchases and services, or some other special offer. There is no cost to participate in the program for either businesses or Veterans. Veterans
Nearly 90 county businesses and merchants have already joined the program.
Anaren, Inc., of East Syracuse, serves as the corporate sponsor.
FAVOR is a joint project of the County Clerks Office, Onondaga County Veterans Service Agency, the Veterans Advisory Committee of the County Legislature and the Onondaga County Town Clerk's.
A complete list of participating businesses, along with a merchant sign up form are available on the County’s site at www.ongov.net/FAVOR.
For More information please call the Veterans Service Agency @ (315) 435-3219.