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First New York Federal Credit Union Creates Winter Scene, TP Forest to Help the Needy this Holiday Season



Toilet paper probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about holiday giving, but this important staple is in high demand this time of year. Capital Region residents who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, previously known as Food Stamps, are not permitted to use those benefits to purchase personal hygiene products, which include deodorant, soap, shampoo, razors and even toilet paper.

First New York Federal Credit Union is addressing that need. The company began collecting toilet paper around Thanksgiving at branches and the corporate office, and on Friday December 6th at 11:00am will present the items to Catholic Charities Tri-County Services. They’ve been building a forest of “trees” out of paper goods in the main lobby of the corporate offices; over 10,000 rolls of toilet paper have been donated to date.

These donated items will support Catholic Charities food pantries, which serve all people regardless of race or religious belief throughout the Capital District. 

First New York Federal Credit Union lives by the philosophy of “People Helping People” and is committed to serving its members and the community.

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, the Capital Region’s largest law firm, is pleased to announce that Robert T. Schofield has been appointed as co-managing partner of the Firm and William S. Nolan has been added as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2020.  Mr. Schofield replaces Norma Meacham, who stepped down as co-…
In honor of their CEO Peter Gannon's 40th birthday, the United Way Community Care Fund is now accepting $40 donations. For more information and to make your contribution today, visit https://app.mobilecause.com/form/-9kL9w?vid=480wd On behalf of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, we wish Peter the very best on his birthday and…
On Wednesday, January 22, New York ISO President and CEO Rich Dewey presented stakeholders with his ‘State of the Grid’ address, focusing on pro-active steps the NYISO is taking to shape the grid of the future. The wide-ranging remarks focused on every aspect of the NYISO’s business and its role in managing New York’s bulk electricity grid and…
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2020 Economic Outlook: How Macro Impacts the Micro for Your Business. The investment team at Bouchey Financial Group consisting of Steven Bouchey, CFP®;…
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A panel discussion featuring State representatives addressing issues facing our communities.  The Chamber's "Meet the Legislators" event provides members…
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Harness YOUR power within, build professional and personal networks and find inspiring mentors. Learn how to amplify your voice and be heard. Join top…
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