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The Guilderland Elks donated $2,000 to the Guilderland Food Pantry, which Executive Director Mac McDonnell, center, said will be used for holiday meals and for backpack programs at six Guilderland schools.

Each year, the Christ Child Society provides 500 layettes, 500 comfort bags, and 1,000 books to agencies in 10 counties in New York State, and one county in Vermont. Layettes consist of a handcrafted blanket, sweater and hat, hooded bath towel, diapers, onesies, sleepers and receiving blankets.

The Hilltowns Community Resource Center is on track to keep in-need residents well-stocked  for the time being, thanks to a donation from the Carey Institute totaling around $3,000 of food items, as well as the generosity of residents in Guilderland and Altamont, Program Coordinator Mary Beth Peterson told The Enterprise.

“I learned what an honor it is to care for an aging family member with increasing needs and also what a huge responsibility it is to be a caretaker,” said Lee Lounsbury, speaking about the years when her father came to live in her Guilderland home. She is now the executive director of

Westmere Elementary students collected nearly 1,000 food items to the Guilderland Food Pantry on Wednesday morning.

HCRC finds resourceful ways to help make the holidays happier for the Hilltown elderly and low-income families.

The fifth annual Wyatt Spencer Memorial – Berne-Knox-Westerlo Class of 2014 Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Colonie Country Club.

Feed your soul by giving, and getting satisfaction. Donating to causes close to home avoids paying more than half to telemarketers.

On Nov. 24, the Kiwanis Club of Western Turnpike Guilderland prepared packages of Thanksgiving foods for people who need them. 

A tributary of necessities like clothing, medicines, and furniture is flowing to a “Veterans Miracle Center” where local religious leaders are encouraging struggling veterans and their immediate families to come at no cost.

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