In Gloversville, the local Walmart store recently donated $4,750 to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office PBA to support its annual Holiday Gift Giveaway Program. The police union will soon be reaching out to area school districts to obtain a list of families they can help have a better holiday with donations of food, clothing and Christmas gifts. Then they will be shopping for them and inviting them to the Sheriff’s Office prior to Christmas to receive their gifts. For more information on the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office PBA, visit its Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Fulton-County-Sheriffs-Office-Road-Patrol-PBA-115409280150089/.
In Schenectady, this year’s Ellis Medicine Cardiac Classic run to benefit Ellis Medicine, traditionally held in Central Park in Schenectady on Thanksgiving morning, this year will be run virtually due to the coronavirus epidemic. Instead, of showing up in person together, runners are encouraged to run the 5K race on their own and report their times from Saturday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 29. For information on sponsorships and how to register, t-shirts, running bibs and to post times, visit https://www.raceentry.com/ellis-medicine-virtual-cardiac-classic/race-information.
In Clifton Park, the New York School Nutrition Association celebrated World Kindness Day by hosting a food drive to benefit Saratoga County residents in need. The Friday the 13th food drive, whose goal was to raise monetary donations and 13,000 pounds of food, benefited the Karyl’s Kupboard food pantry. The food pantry, located at 5 Municipal Plaza, Suite 3, in Clifton Park, is run by the CAPTAIN Community Human Services. The pantry is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information on Karyl’s Kupboard and to donate, call 518-371-1185, visit the office at 5 Municipal Plaza or visit their website: https://captaincares.org/what-we-do/emergency-assistance/food-pantry.html.
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