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A Day of Simple Giving

Peter Gannon and Congressman Paul Tonko Photo
When: Event has passed. Watch this page for updates.
Cost: FREE | $5 Suggested Donation

Event details:  A “Day of Simple Giving” works with over 2000 volunteers.  People of all ages- individuals, families, businesses, community groups, civic groups, religious organizations, and nonprofits - come together to coordinate, create and assemble thousands of basic necessities.  Each year we gave away over $30,000 worth of donations.

Day of the event:  Volunteers assemble and create thousands of practical gifts specific to the needs in our communities:   everyday essentials such as personal care items, household basics, items for local food pantries, community meals, and literacy programs.

Sharing the donations:  We distribute donations to low-income individuals and families, shelters,  Books for Troops, Schuyler Inn, 15 Love, Focus Food Pantries, South End Children's Cafe, Albany City Schools, and many others.

How can you participate:
Sponsor our event | Coordinate a collection drive for one of our donation stations | Join us the day of the event to help assemble items
Grassroot Givers is a local 501c3.  

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