Find COVID-19 Relief Funds, Donation Requests, and Fundraisers in the Clifton Park Area
The challenges presented by COVID-19 have been difficult, but local communities continue to work together to make it through this public health crisis. If you're looking to support the Clifton Park area and help people and organizations in need, then check out these COVID-19 relief funds, donation requests, and fundraisers.
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Donate to Local Organizations & Fundraisers
Six Capital Region brewers (Northway Brewing, Bolton Landing Brewing Company, Adirondack Brewery, Druthers Brewing Co., Artisanal Brew Works, and Common Roots Brewing Company) have joined together to form Brewnited. The group's goal is to help tipped hospitality employees who are out of work due to COVID-19 by providing them direct payments.
As part of this initiative, Brewnited has produced a new lager called "Negative Input," and all profits from the sale of this beer will be distributed to those out of work employees. You can also make a direct donation to the cause on their website.
Dining Out For Life®
With restaurant dining rooms closed, the 2020 Dining Out For Life® will be a virtual fundraising event. On April 30, you can participate and support the Alliance for Positive Health by ordering takeout, delivery, and/or gift cards from participating restaurants.
The Wesley Community
The Wesley Community needs your support in their annual Share a Step for Seniors fundraising and fitness-oriented event. This is a virtual event that invites participants to set fundraising and mileage goals for the week of June 19-26. Funds raised will go toward The Wesley Community's COVID-19 relief fund, and you can participate in Share a Step at home.
Find More Great Causes to Support
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area is using their limited financial reserves to provide 1,700 breakfasts and lunches to 11 key housing sites in the region. Proper funding could allow them to produce 3,000 meals per day and serve even more members of the community. Donate to the organization and help them get meals to families in need.
Capital Region Community COVID-19 Relief Fund
Founded by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region and the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, the Capital Region Community COVID-19 Relief Fund rapidly deploys resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak in our area.
CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CAPTAIN CHS)
CAPTAIN CHS in Clifton Park offers a number of important services, including a Runaway & Homeless Youth Shelter, assistance to homebound seniors, an Emergency Food & Hygiene Pantry, and more. Monetary donations can help them to provide these services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and food and hygiene donations are always appreciated.
The Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Fund
With spring shows, concerts, and performances cancelled, many artists are struggling to face the financial challenges caused by COVID-19. The Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Fund was established to alleviate some of this stress by offering gift card payments to artists in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties.
The Food Pantries for the Capital District
Support The Food Pantries for the Capital District in their mission to ensure local food pantries are stocked and prepared to meet the needs of families and individuals. Consider donating food or hygiene products to the organization, or making a monetary donation on their website.
Freihofer's Run for Women
The 2020 Freihofer's Run for Women is a major fundraiser for The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's COVID-19 Fund, Albany Medical Center Foundation, and Girls on the Run. This year's event has been turned into a virtual 5K that can be completed from May 23 at 6:00am - May 31 at 11:00pm. Online registration is open through May 5 at midnight.
LifeSong Virtual Dash 5K
The Dash is LifeSong's biggest fundraising event each year, but due to COVID-19, the organization has cancelled the on-site race. Instead, the event will be a virtual 5K, which participants can complete from June 1-7.
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is hard at work assisting local food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and charitable agencies. Make a monetary donation to help them distribute food to hungry people in your community.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region
As a result of this public health crisis, the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Capital Region remains focused on providing support to families currently staying at their House. They have also temporarily repurposed their in-hospital program spaces into rest rooms for healthcare professionals at the frontlines of the pandemic. Make a donation and support the work of this organization.
Saratoga County Animal Shelter
The Saratoga County Animal Shelter relies on donations and a core group of volunteers to care for the animals. Make their job easier by donating to the shelter or purchasing items for them on their Amazon wish list.
Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
Although their food pantry in Ballston Spa is closed, the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. is providing food packages by delivery through the Mobile Food Pantry. Want to support the program? You can make a donation on their website.
Shen Bountiful Backpack
Shenendehowa's K-12 Bountiful Backpack program is a partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. While schools are closed, this program provides backpacks that are filled with food that is child-friendly, shelf stable, and easily consumable to students at home. Bountiful Backpack is funded entirely by local donations.
Tip Your Bartender
Show support for bartenders, servers, and chefs in the Capital Region by giving them an online tip. On the Tip Your Bartender website, you can donate to an individual staff member or to the general fund.