Saturday, October 3 Volunteers Needed! South End Children’s Cafe – Count Toward RSSW Hours

This Saturday,October 3, 1015 from 10am – 4pm, we will be cleaning, painting, organizing, etc. at the South End Children’s Cafe, 33 Rensselaer Street, Albany, New York, 12202.

Are you able to come by for a few hours to help? Whatever time you are able to give would be wonderful. If you want to bring anyone to help, that’s great. Children and youth are invited, as we will have something for everyone to do.

Some thoughts:

Wear old clothes

If you can bring any of the following, that would be great – If you have any of these and will bring them, please let me know. Thanks!

Mops and buckets

Paint brushes, drop cloths, rollers, rolling pans, painter’s tape

Rubber gloves or disposable gloves

Old rags for cleaning

We will be cleaning the kitchen from top to bottom. We will be painting in our new space. We will be organizing and labeling our pantry.

I will bring all the cleaning products (for cleaning the kitchen, walls, appliances, etc.)

Please let me know by Friday if you are able to come and if you know when, what time.

More directions: If you take a right past Motor Vehicle and before Giffen Elementary School, cross over Green Street, you will be on Rensselaer Street and our space is on the left, inside Reigning Life Church. If you want, you can go to the end of the street, take a quick left and then another quick left into our parking lot.

My cell is 518.275.8890 if you need anything.

Thanks for everything!





Tracie Killar


South End Children’s Cafe

Volunteer to Give Ski/Snowboard Instructions

You don’t have to be an expert to pass on the love of your sport. We give you the tools to change lives on the slopes for our special population! (Plus you can ski for free all season!)

Accepting applications for adaptive programs at
Jiminy Peak, Catamount & Ski Sundown programs
Informational Kick-off meeting

Thursday, October 1, 6:00 pm
East Greenbush Libray 10 Community Way, East Greenbush NY

RSVP to: 518-598-1279


Volunteer Opportunities for Student Organizations – Students Count Toward RSSW Hours

Looking For Community Outreach Ideas and Volunteer Opportunities?


Please join us on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10 am to 1 pm.  Grassroot Givers, a local nonprofit organization, will be hosting our 9th annual community service event, A Day of Simple Giving.  The event will be held at St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road in Albany.

Volunteers will assemble and create thousands of items to benefit Grassroot Givers’ Community Store and Book Project, as well as over 50 charitable programs in the Capital Region – baked goods, soup-in-a-jar,  books, household necessities, and personal care items. These donations will go directly to low-income individuals and families, shelters and other nonprofits serving those in need.

We need your help:coordinate a collection drive for one of our 15 donation stations, leading up to the event (children’s books, personal care items, ingredients for soup or cookies, to name a few)

  • join us from 10-12 to assemble and create the donations
  • deliver donations from 12-1 to Grassroot Givers and other local nonprofits.

Please contact us to find out more about the various collection drives and/or to RSVP to the event.  If you would like a member of our organization to share more details about the event at one of your upcoming meetings, please email our Special Events and Community Outreach Coordinator, Heather Christensen at or call us at (518) 542-1276.

Our event flier is attached below


SG 2015 Flyer (3)Mary Partridge-Brown and Roberta Sandler

Grassroot Givers Community Store &  Book Project

274 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12203