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Giving Back to Our Community

The New York Capital Chapter has been active in community service for many years. In addition to individual members volunteering their services for a variety of activities, the chapter continues to be dedicated to give back to the community in which the members live.

Last year, the Chapter participated in the various events to help raise funds for several organizations including the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, Community Hospice, the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Albany Medical Center Children's hospital, and WMHT. In addition, we participated in the IRS's VITA Tax Preparers program and Habitat for Humanity.


The Community Services Committee Members

Taryn Davila-Webster (Chair), Ann Marsh, Thalia Melendez, Deborah Harrington, Laurie Burns, Mary Roylance, Danielle Rancy, and Sharon Siekowski.

The Committee is seeking volunteers to participate in the following events in the upcoming year. Feel free to contact any committee member for more information, to volunteer, or to share your ideas for events.

Last Updated by: LBrown on 9/26/2011 11:28:55 AM


2017 Community Service Opportunities


< See 2016 Events | See 2018 Opportunities >

Serving a Meal for the City Mission of Schenectady

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1/7/2017 - 1/7/2017

Serving a Meal for the City Mission of Schenectady
When: Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 2 - 4 pm
Where: Wallace M. Campbell Dining Center, 512 Smith Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

The AGA New York Capital Chapter will assist the City Mission of Schenectady in preparing and serving a meal for Downtown Schenectady’s homeless. The City Mission provides three hot meals a day as well as shelter to homeless and needy families. The mission always needs volunteers to provide this valuable service to the Capital District. The mission provides the food, while we are there primarily to serve it.

Please contact Bill Steinbach at Bill.Steinbach@gmail.com or 518-495-8668, if you would like to join us in serving this meal or if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help!

Directions to the Dining Center
City Mission of Schenectady Flyer
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Last Updated by: LBrown on 11/1/2016 11:07:47 AM



Helping at Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Capital District

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2/4/2017 - 2/4/2017

Helping at Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Capital District

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Times: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Where: 70 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12205

The AGA New York Capital Chapter needs volunteers to help at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore – Capital District. The ReStore helps make home improvements more affordable while helping to make the dream of homeownership a reality for low-income, working-class families in the Capital District. The ReStore is open to the public and offers great deals on new and gently used building materials, appliances, furniture, tools and other home improvement products at a fraction of the retail price. The ReStore merchandise is donated by generous individuals, businesses and contractors who want to support the Habitat for Humanity Capital District’s mission. The funds raised by the ReStore are used to help build affordable homes in Albany, Southern Saratoga and Rensselaer County.

Please contact Bill Steinbach at Bill.Steinbach@gmail.com or 518-495-8668 if you would like to join us in volunteering or if you have any questions.

Please wear closed toe shoes or boots.

Thank you for your help!

Habitat ReStore Flyer
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Last Updated by: LBrown on 1/17/2017 10:01:46 AM



Helping at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region

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3/10/2017 - 3/10/2017

Helping at Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region

When: Friday, March 10, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: 139 South Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208

The AGA New York Capital Chapter needs volunteers to help clean, organize, etc. at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region, Inc. The Ronald McDonald House promotes the health, development and well-being of children and their families. They accomplish this by providing a home away from home for families of seriously ill children, and by creating and supporting programs that directly improve the lives of children and their families.

By volunteering, you can help meet the needs of the families using the Ronald McDonald House and spend an evening cleaning up around the House that Love Built.

Please contact Bill Steinbach at Bill.Steinbach@gmail.com or 518-495-8668 if you would like to join us in volunteering or if you have any questions.
Thank you for your help!

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Last Updated by: LBrown on 1/17/2017 11:18:53 AM



Bottle and Can Sorting at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society

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4/29/2017 - 4/29/2017

Bottle and Can Sorting at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, New York 12204 (right off exit 6 of Rt. 787)

The AGA New York Capital Chapter will assist the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society in sorting donated bottles and cans by brands to be turned in for their five cent deposit. The Humane Society has a dedicated area where bottle and can contributions are dropped off around the clock and the sorting is done. The sorting area is outside, so dress appropriately.

The Humane Society receives over 6,000 animals per year and receives no ongoing funding from government or other animal groups. In 2016, the Humane Society raised over $100,000 from their bottle and can donations to help support their programs. They rely on volunteers to make this bottle deposit money.

If you would like to bring your family - they have to be at least 14 years of age to participate.

Please contact Bill Steinbach at Bill.Steinbach@gmail.com or 518-495-8668 if
you would like to join us in this fun activity or if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help!


Directions to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society


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Last Updated by: LBrown on 2/21/2017 7:15:13 AM



Preparing and Serving a Meal for the Capital City Rescue Mission

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5/20/2017 - 5/20/2017

Preparing and Serving a Meal for the Capital City Rescue Mission

When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: 259 South Pearl Street, Albany, New York 12202

The AGA New York Capital Chapter will assist the Capital City Rescue Mission in preparing and serving a meal for Downtown Albany’s homeless. The mission provides three hot meals a day as well as shelter to homeless and needy families. The mission always needs volunteers to provide this valuable service to the Capital District. The mission provides the food, while we are there to primarily serve it.

The Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3), privately funded, non-profit organization…it does not accept any city, state, or federal funds.

Please contact Bill Steinbach at Bill.Steinbach@gmail.com or 518-495-8668 if you would like to join us in serving this meal or if you have any questions.

Thank you for your help!

For more information - Capital City Rescue Mission

Capital City Rescue Mission Flyer
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Last Updated by: LBrown on 2/21/2017 7:36:10 AM



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