Skidmore Cares raises seeks funds, food and propagandize reserve for Saratoga County’s needy

November 13, 2017 - School Supplies

2017 Skidmore Cares volunteers

For a twelfth uninterrupted year, expertise and staff during Skidmore College are fasten together by a module called Skidmore Cares to lift donations of food, provisions, and propagandize reserve to support those in need in Saratoga County.

Since a village use module was founded in 2006 by Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach and his mother Marie Glotzbach, a Skidmore village has donated a sum of $82,636 in financial gifts, 17,945 food equipment and some-more than 10,000 propagandize reserve and personal caring equipment to nonprofit agencies via Saratoga County.

“Skidmore Cares is one of a many poignant expressions of a values and strength of a Skidmore community,” President Glotzbach said. “It was combined eleven years ago to yield a petrify approach for all of us to come together during a holiday season, to attest a ties with one another and to give behind to a incomparable Saratoga Springs region.”

“We have been concerned with a Skidmore Cares module for approximately 10 years,” said Kari Cushing, executive director of a Franklin Community Center. “We have come to rest on their vast concession to assistance batch a food cupboard shelves during a bustling winter months.  Last year they donated some-more than 1,000 pounds of food. Skidmore students are so eager and they not usually collect food donations, though broach them to a cupboard with smiling faces. We demeanour brazen to saying them any year.”

“Throughout a years, Skidmore has been a partner in a work to assistance area families,” pronounced Maggie Fronk, executive executive of Wellspring. “Through a Skidmore Cares module and collection efforts, everybody on campus becomes wakeful of a work of Wellspring in a community. The college’s inexhaustible donations have helped families with a operation of simple needs – food, propagandize supplies, equipment for children – and helped families evading violent situations.”

“We are deeply overwhelmed by what Skidmore Cares does for a Saratoga Center for a Family. The yearly contributions have a extensive impact on a success,” pronounced Rebecca Baldwin, executive executive of Saratoga Center for a Family.

Participating village use agencies and nonprofit organizations include: Corinth Central School, Franklin Community Center, Latino Community Advocacy Program, Mary’s Have, Salvation Army, Saratoga Center for a Family, Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Saratoga Springs City School District PATHS program, Shelters of Saratoga and Wellspring.

Capping a module in Dec is an eventuality during a Scribner House, a Glotzbach residence. During a event, contributions are collected in a Skidmore Cares sleigh located on a front grass of a North Broadway home. Afterward, volunteers will sort, bucket trucks and broach a products to participating internal agencies.

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