Giving Tree details:
- The Gold Stars are gifts for Safe, Inc. a program of Schenectady Community Ministries (SICM) for individuals in abuse situations and for youths staying in their emergency shelter. Choose as many Stars as you wish. Clothing items can be any size. Please return these items unwrapped by December 20th for delivery.
- The Angel Gifts are for gift cards from our local markets. The gift cards are donated to the local food pantries so families can purchase turkeys or hams for their Holiday dinner. Drop your gift cards in the “Gift Box” near the Giving Tree.
- The Gingerbread Ornaments represent children. The Things of My Very Own organization provides crisis intervention for children in abuse situations. The organization operates solely on donations to provide clothing and needed items for these children. Take an ornament and purchase the items listed on the ornament and place your unwrapped gift under the tree.
- The Cat/Dog Ornaments represent donations of cash, gift cards or toys which will be donated to local Animal Shelters.
This year, we are focusing on supporting the regional charities. If you prefer to make direct donations or wish for more information on needs, please visit the links below.
2.City Mission of Schenectady https://citymission.com/donate/
3.Women’s and Men’s Veterans Shelter https://www.vchcny.org/how-can-you-help
4.Safe Inc. https://safeincofschenectady.org/donations/
5.APF (Animal Protective Foundation): https://www.animalprotective.org/
If anyone wants to make a physical donation but is not comfortable or able to drop it off at CCRC, please let the church office know, a team of folks is willing to help pick up donations as needed.
Thank you for helping make the Holidays a little merrier for many families this Christmas Season.