In Scotia, volunteers for Habitat for Humanity have been donating their time and efforts to painting the Joan Nicole Prince Home, which serves terminally ill individuals at the end of their lives. In June, the community raised $1,500 to paint the interior of the two-bed home. Home & Village Paint & Decorating provided the paint at a great discount, said home executive director Amanda Neveu. To celebrate, the staff members had some fun by getting pies in the face. The Joan Nicole Prince Home is a non-profit organization that provides free bedside care to two terminally ill individuals at the end of life. The home is run independently under Schenectady Community Home Inc. For more information on the home, and to volunteer and donate, visit https://www.joannicoleprincehome.org/.
In Clifton Park, the Mohawk Chevrolet dealership donated $2,000 to the Clifton Park Little League to hep purchase new equipment and to offset operating costs. Players and coaches were on hand recently to accept the gift, according to WTEN. The head of the league said he was grateful for the donation and said the dealership “gives back to the community without hesitation.”
In Saratoga Springs, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the city of Saratoga Springs are raising money for local nonprofits through a Saratoga Race Course face mask charitable initiative. The effort started by donating to Franklin Community Center and Shelters of Saratoga, and was recently expanded to include AIM Services, Inc. and the SNACpack Program (Saratoga Nutrition Assistance for Children). Through the joint charitable initiative, funds are being raised for the community through the sale of limited edition Saratoga Race Course face masks, which are available now for pre-order at https://shop.nyra.com/.
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