An impressive cache of donations to the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club’s annual “School Supplies Drive” was delivered today to Circles of Mercy, our Rensselaer-based partner in the effort.
SRC has been involved in this initiative to aid needy students in the Rensselaer City School District for the past five years. “Circles volunteers told me when I delivered the supplies that overall donations had been ‘a little light’ this year,'” said project coordinator Bill Dowd, “but that our generous carload of items put them over the top and they now have ample supplies to help all the kids.”
This year, for the first time, we also partnered with the Greenbush YMCA which collected donations from Rotarians, YMCA members, and the general public at the facility. Those items will be divided among needy students in the East Greenbush and Schodack school districts.
Service to youth and education are among the ongoing avenues of service for Rotarians everywhere, so we thank all who participated in this effort.