On November 14, 2019, the room was packed with enthusiastic women who care about the Capital District and want to support and learn about the charitable work being done in our community.
Girls Inc. of Greater Capital Region Executive Director, Ashley Bouck, reported that our August 2019 donations ($17,600) helped complete the renovation of their facility -particularly the “in house store” which is operated by the girls providing them a great opportunity to learn many skills. A plaque with our name, 100 Women Who Care Albany, is being placed outside the entrance to the room.
Three great local charities were selected for nomination/presentation at this meeting:
- Donna M. Crandall Foundation: They support families of Cystic Fibrosis patients admitted to Albany Medical Center, supplying numerous services to assist with many of the patient’s needs.
- Focus Interfaith Food Pantry: For those in need, they supply balanced and nutritious food packages, fresh fruit, vegetables, and milk vouchers and help households by supplying information about additional community resources such as job training, housing, healthcare, food stamps, WIC and nutrition education.
- Troy Area Ministries: In partnership with interfaith communities and others, TAUM provides safe and just space for those in need, offering meals, HIV/AIDS services, furniture, education, spiritual counseling and advocacy.
Congratulations to our November recipient, Troy Area United Ministries. They will use our funds to help build a much-needed facility to house donations for their “Furniture Program”. This program provides good, used furniture, free of charge, to families in need.
We welcomed nine new members at this meeting. We’d love to have you join us at our next meeting on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Check in 5-5:30, meeting 5:30-6:30 in the Fellowship Hall, Delmar Reformed Church,386 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY. Learn more about our next meeting.