Volunteers Needed at the Regional Food Bank of NENY warehouse in Latham and on the Patroon Land Farm in Knox, as well as seasonal drivers for the Summer Food Service Program (delivering summer lunches to various sites in Albany). Visit www.regionalfoodbank.net or call Jackie or Laura at (518) 786-3691 x234.
Shelter needs: Men's inexpensive flip flops, T-shirts (med, XL, 2XL), boxer shorts (38-40), white tube socks (9-11), travel sized soaps and deodorants; 4 drawer file cabinet; 2 oscillating 20"stand fans. ALSO: interested and committed people to service on the Shelter Oversight Committee or to volunteer in the Shelter during the 2012-2013 season (November - April). Call the CACC office at 462-5450
The Homeless Shelter sponsored by the Council of Churches and hosted by First Lutheran Church has prepared a wish list of needed supplies:
Cleaning Products: Pine Sol, bleach, laundry detergent, dish detergent, dryer sheets
Paper Products: paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, facial tissue, heavy duty 20 gal. trash bags, food service gloves, heavy duty paper hot cups, bowls, plates, sturdy plastic eating utensils
Clothing: new socks and underwear for men
Toiletries: small sized toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, shaving cream, disposable razors, hand sanitizer
Food: cereal, Kool-Aid mix, canned apple or orange juice, snacks (cookies, popcorn, etc), sugar, coffee, powdered creamer
Volunteers to help with meals, make beds, do laundry, sign in guests, etc.
For more information, call the Shelter at (518) 426-1227
First Congregational is a partner of the Protestant Campus Ministry at the University at Albany (also known as Cornerstone). On Tuesdays during the school semesters, the group has a "Dinner and Devotions" at the Chapel House on the outer perimeter road of the campus, sponsored by various partners. Partners provide dinner for about 20 hungry college students, and often provide an inspirational devotion based on a biblical verse or theme, a throught-provoking video clip for discussion, or other type of brief worship. First Congregational is working with Journey UCC in providing the Dinner and Devotions on Tuesday, November 1st. If you'd like to help with a casserole, side dish, salad or dessert, call Wendy Samson at (518) 439-1113. It is a great time of fellowship with bright, young college students who have been helping cleanup efforts from the flooding in Schoharie, working with The Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, and baking pies for other shelters in Albany. Thank you.