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Joseph's House & Shelter Donation Drive



You can help by organizing a “drive” for items we always need.

Every year offices, faith communities and social groups, as well as neighbors and friends, donate thousands of items for our guests’ needs. Toiletries, especially toothpaste, toothbrushes, and deodorant are always in demand ( we hand out 1,000 toothbrushes a year!). Disposable diapers, baby wipes, socks for children and adults, and school supplies are also on our wish list. Powdered drink mix (Tang, ice tea, lemonade, etc.) and coffee are very much appreciated. Every Fall, we restock linens ready for the additional guests of our two cold weather programs: Code Blue and Inn from the Cold. Single sheet sets, blankets and towels - new or gently used, and new pillows are much needed as the weather turns colder. Food and snacks are always welcome.

Call the Ferry Street Emergency Shelter at 518 272-2544 if you want to know what we have a need for at any particular time, or stay in touch via our social media pages where we put urgent requests as they arise.

Albany, NY (September 17, 2019) – AVillage…, Inc. presented Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany with $14,147.72 on Tuesday to benefit survivors of the August 23 fire on Myrtle Avenue. These funds will go to help address needs that come up in the Disaster Case Management process – paying for things as varied as furniture, medical products,…
Literacy Vokunteers of Rensselaer County has elected two new members to the Board of Directors: Susan d’Oelsnitz and Laura Salkowe. Susan d’Oelsnitz first became active with LVORC as a volunteer member of the cast of the 2019 Famous Ladies Tea, depicting Helena Rubenstein. Susan is an Agency Services Representative with the NYS Department of…
Clifton Park, NY – September 19, 2019 – Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis Engineering & Surveying, D.P.C., a firm specializing in structural and site engineering and land surveying in Clifton Park, NY, announced the promotion of Jeffrey T. Hodgson, P.E., S.E., to Senior Associate. With the firm since 2006, Jeff provides structural engineering design…
Sep
26
An evening honoring outstanding examples of philanthropic giving and citizenship. For more than 25 years, the Chamber has recognized businesses that…
5:30 p.m. Networking & Cocktail Reception; 6:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony & Dinner
Oct
10
Join us for a discussion with the mayors of Green Island, Rensselaer,Troy and Watervliet. Panelists will discuss timely issues facing our region,…
11:30 a.m. Registration & Luncheon; 12 - 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
Oct
24
Attention to detail can be the difference between mediocre customer experiences and world-class memorable ones that drive repeat business. Discover how to…
8:00 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Training