Clothes for The Hilltowns needs your contributions

To the Editor:

The Kiwanis Club of the Helderbergs and the Helderberg Family and Community Organization are partnering to coordinate “Clothes for The Hilltowns,” a clothing drive to benefit Hilltown families served by the Hilltowns Community Resource Center.

This has been a challenging year for many families, and we would love your support in helping provide clothing items to local families in need. This drive will run until Nov. 22.

Please consider donating any gently used clothing and shoes — for all ages, sizes, and genders. New socks and underwear would be greatly appreciated.

We are also accepting monetary donations. Please make checks payable to “Helderberg Kiwanis” and send to Russ Pokorny, 69 Beebe Road, Berne, NY 12023.

Items may be dropped off at the following locations until Nov. 22:

— Helderberg True Value Hardware, during normal business hours;

— Mountainview Prosthetics, every day, 9 AM—6 PM (outside drop-off available);

— Altamont Country Values/Agway, during normal business hours;

— Helderberg Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fridays, 9 AM—12 PM;

— Berne Public Library, during regular library hours;

— Berne Fire Company Auxiliary, Berne Fire House, Wednesdays, 3 PM—6 PM;

— Knox Reformed Church, Saturday Nov 14 & Nov 21 Only, 10 AM—1 PM;

— Rock Road Chapel, Saturdays 9 AM—11 AM & Wednesdays, 7 AM—9 AM;

— Hilltowns Community Resource Center, M-F 9 AM – 4 PM, Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM;

— Westerlo Town Hall Front Entrance, M-W 8 AM – 3PM, Friday 8AM -12PM; and

— Conkling Hall Lobby, available daily.

(Please visit the Helderberg Family and Community Organization website at for business locations, driving directions, and any updates.)

Thank you in advance for any support you can provide. If you have questions about the clothing drive, please contact Zenie Gladieux, at or 518-894-8589.

Families in need may contact Mary Beth Peterson, at or 518-966-7380.

Zenie Gladieux

Helderberg Kiwanis

Clothing Project Chair


Mary Beth Peterson


Hilltown Community

Resource Center


Maryellen Gillis


Helderberg Family and

Community Organization 


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