HIGH NOTES: New minivan for YWCA, story walk, cookies for charities

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In Schenectady, local insurer CDPHP recently donated a new seven-seat minivan and a utility truck to the YWCA Northeastern NY to help with its transportation needs for the women it serves. The new van replaces a 15-year-old van that had become rusted and worn out, forcing women in need of YWCA services to take taxis for services. The new van will enable the YWCA to safely transport domestic abuse victims to shelters, bring them back to their homes to recover items lost when they left their abusers, and bring women to appointments while in a shelter. The utility truck will enable the YWCA to move supplies between YWCA facilities. For more information on the YWCA Northeastern NY, visit https://www.ywca-neny.org/.

In Galway, the Galway Public Library recently opened its new Story Walk to promote literacy, exercise and outdoor recreation. The walkway is located in the back of the library at 2112 East St., and features pages of a single book posted on signs along an easy-to-walk trail. The current book posted is “The Keeper of Wild Words,” written by Brooke Smith and illustrated by Madeline Kloepper. The library will post new books seasonally. The Story Walk is open to the public during daylight hours. Volunteers helped create this resource. For more information, contact the library at 518-882-6385 or [email protected]

In Albany, members of Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York recently donated nearly 24,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to area organizations to help them raise funds. Customers were able to purchase cookies and designate them for donation. Boxes of cookies were donated to the American Red Cross, the Albany Ronald McDonald House and the Veterans and the Veterans & Community Housing Coalition.

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