In Albany, KeyBank is donating $20,000 to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany’s COVID Relief Fund to support Capital Region residents in need during the holiday season and winter months .The fund is designated to support residents of the Albany Diocese who have been affected by the covid pandemic and subsequent business shutdowns. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany is one of the largest non-profits in the region and is providing support and relief to residents affected by the pandemic through services that include rental assistance, domestic violence programs, nutritional support and overdose prevention, according to a press release. In October, Catholic Charities provided $2,100 in emergency funding and in December so far has distributed over $5,000. To learn more about Catholic Charities’ covid relief efforts and to donate or volunteer, visit www.ccrcda.org. For more information about KeyBank and its charitable efforts, visit https://www.key.com.
In Amsterdam, wholesale distributor Hill & Markes is raising funds for the City Mission of Schenectady this holiday season through their Community Cares Merchandise store and the generosity of their passionate employees. The Hill & Markes Community Cares online store is open to the public until the end of the year and features Hill & Markes merchandise – sweatshirts, zip-ups, coffee mugs, and more. All proceeds from the sales of these items will benefit City Mission of Schenectady. You can browse the Hill & Markes Community Cares website at https://stores.inksoft.com/hill_n_markes/shop/home. If you are not interested in purchasing any items from the Hill & Markes Community Cares store, but would like to contribute to City Mission of Schenectady, there is a donation option on the website. For more information on the City Mission of Schenectady and to donate or volunteer, visit: https://citymission.com/.
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