High Notes: July 17, 2017 – New York News

In Schenectady and Colonie, the Tech Valley Young Professionals Network is partnering with the United Way to collect and provide school supplies to area children in need. The Young Professionals Network is a workforce development initiative through the Capital Region Chamber that helps connect and assist the area’s young professionals. As part of the network’s annual community service project, members are participating in the United for Schools Success program, collecting donations of school supplies like notebooks, writing implements, loose-leaf paper, binders, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, tissues and other supplies. The materials will be placed in backpacks and delivered to local neighborhood and resource centers, including Trinity Alliance and Unity House. According to the chamber, school supplies for kids in grades K-8 can average up to $150 per child, more for students in higher grades. Anyone wishing to donate supplies to the campaign can drop them off by July 21 at either Capital Region Chamber office, located at 1473 Erie Blvd. in Schenectady and 5 Computer Drive South in Colonie. For a full list of the supplies needed, click here.


In Clifton Park, 264 golfers, dozens of corporate and private sponsors and more than 60 volunteers helped raise more than $153,000 for the St. Peters ALS Regional Center through an annual golf tournament. The 27th Annual John C Daly-James W Michaels ALS Memorial Open was held June 28 at Van Patten Golf Course to benefit the center, which for the past 29 years has been providing services and resources to patients suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). ALS is…

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