The CAP COM Cares Foundation has capped off a year of giving by making the holidays brighter for many area families and organizations.
"Partnerships are the heartbeat of a better community," said President/CEO Paula Stopera. "We are grateful for the generous support of our members, staff and volunteers."
With the help of program partner, B. Lodge in Albany, The Foundation gave more warm winter coats to kids who needed them this year than ever before. More than 250 children received a coat to keep them warm this winter. Coats were delivered to the Commission on Economic Opportunity's (CEO) Head Start Program and Early Head Start Program in Troy.
School banking partner schools received 80 of the nearly 300 Thanksgiving meals donated to families in our area. In partnership with Hannaford Supermarkets and Verizon Wireless, CAP COM filled each basket with all the ingredients for a healthy, traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
Foundation volunteers delivered baskets to local organizations including:
- St. Catherine's Center for Children
- Commission on Economic Opportunity
- Visiting Nurses Association
- Marillac Family Shelter
- Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County
- St. Paul Center for Women and Children
- Watervliet Head Start
- underprivileged families in the City of Cohoes
Santa surprised children at The Commission on Economic Opportunities' (CEO) Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Troy with a book, a toy and a keepsake photo magnet of their visit with him.
The Foundation delivered decorations and groceries to families at Marillac Family Shelter to help them continue to honor their holiday traditions, even during difficult times. Santa will also visit Marillac this week.
Toy collection bins in all branches helped support Albany PAL's Pitch in for PAL Holiday Toy Drive, which provides more than 2,500 toys to children during the holidays each year.
Click here if you'd like to help or learn more about our Foundation or call Foundation Administrator Amanda Goyer at (518) 458-2195 ext. 3553.