In Niskayuna, the Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties is collecting feminine hygiene products and distributing them to those in need. For women under financial stress, feminine hygiene products are often the last item they’re able to spend their money on, and the covid pandemic has made access to these products even more challenging. Anyone who purchases pads or tampons and is looking to donate them can drop them off at either 1177 Rosehill Blvd. in Niskayuna or 116 Park Place in Schenectady, or contact Denise Murphy McGraw at [email protected] or 518-339-4535 to arrange a drop-off or pick-up location.
In Ballston Spa, the Arnold Cogswell Health Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region recently made a $5,000 donation to the Gateway House of Peace, an independently run nonprofit hospice home. The money will allow safe, comfortable, caring end-of-life care and residence to the terminally ill, and further the commitment to nurturing hope and healing when lives are touched by the transition that family illness and caregiving can bring, according to a press release. The Arnold Cogswell Health Fund awards grants like these to facilitate the development of better health care in the Capital Region.
For more information on Gateway House of Peace, visit http://www.gatewayhouseofpeace.org. For information on the Arnold Cogswell Health Fund, visit: https://www.instrumentl.com/grants/arnold-cogswell-health-care-fund.
In Albany, Frank Scavio, the owner of Paesan’s Pizza is helping small businesses stay afloat by making a $10,000 donation to the Barstool Sports dedicated fund for small businesses.
Barstool Sports, founded by Dave Portnoy, created the fund to help small businesses survive the covid epidemic. In just under two weeks, the fund raised more than $9 million nationwide. As of Thursday, the fund had topped $12.2 million from over 103,000 individuals and more than 40 businesses. Scavio initially donated $5,000 to the fund, but upped it to $10,000 after getting a retweet from Portnoy for his fund-raising challenge.
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