In Scotia, Local Boy Scout Troop 3062 from Scotia is again collecting food for the needy this year. But because of covid restrictions, they won’t be able go door-to-door collecting bags of food left by generous citizens. Instead, they will be hosting a food donation drop-off whereby people are encouraged to bring bags of food. On Saturday, Nov. 14, the troop will have a trailer manned by Scouts in the parking lot of Sacandaga Elementary School (300 Wren Street) from 9 a.m. to noon to collect non-perishable food items. The event will be contact-free, as the Scouts can take donations from the trunks and backs of cars and trucks and place them in the trailer. All the food collected will be delivered to Concerned for the Hungry. So please mark your calendar and plan to drop off a donation of food on Nov. 14. For more information on Concerned for the Hungry and to volunteer or donate, visit https://www.concernedforthehungry.org/.
In Saratoga Springs, the Northeast Kidney Foundation will mark its 10 anniversary next month with a virtual fashion show and auction. The “Catwalk for Kidneys will be livestreamed on Facebook at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. Audience members will be able to vote for their favorite model and preview items that will be up for auction after the catwalk. Major sponsors include Keeler Mercedes-Benz, Martin Harding and Mazzotti LLP, Nysopba, Fresenius Kidney Care, and DCI. Macy’s is providing all the clothing worn by models on the virtual catwalk and Haute Messes in Dresses has designed a unique t-shirt specifically for the event.Each model has a fundraising goal, and the foundation hopes to raise a total of $50,000 to $60,000 this year. To watch the event, visit the FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2721378161522872.To purchase a fundraiser t-shirt from Haute Messes in Dresses, visit: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=239640306098099&story_fbid=6898554506873279. And do make a donation to the Northeast Kidney Foundation, visit https://www.facebook.com/northeast.kidney/ or https://www.healthykidneys.org.
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