THE GOOD YOU DO- SCHAGHTICOKE

The newsletter for Community Life Support of Schaghticoke, NY. 165 Main Street, Schaghticoke, NY


Community Life Support, Inc of Schaghticoke, NY

The Good You Do!

January 2021 Volume 1, Issue 1

This is our first quarterly newsletter so we wanted to provide a review of 2020 The Good You Do! including calendar of upcoming events. Community Life Support Board of Directors sincerely expresses our deep gratitude to the residents of Schaghticoke area & its outlying hamlets, villages & communities for your incredibly generous help to meet the needs of the folks in our community in many ways. Now that 2020 has finally come to a much-awaited end, we can say, “WE DID IT!!!” Together we made it through this very challenging year. We feel humbled & proud!

The Schaghticoke Food Pantry: Thank you! First, to our faithful volunteers for 1897 hours caring for & distributing food packages to our patrons while maintaining social distancing & wearing protective gear, WOW. Second, thank you to those who have been generous with theirtime, monetary & food donations all shared with strong community spirit.You have supported the pantry by providing a regular supply of our most needed items in challenging times. Our statistics: total patrons ages 0- 100-1128 folks/94 on average per month. Our largest group-18- 65- at 55 average per month; 4-17- 25 average per month, 0-3 at 5 average per month & over 65 at 10 average per month. Lastly, because of you we were able to provide Thanksgiving & Christmas Boxes during the holidays for 24 families. We also served an average of 20 pets per month. This is the good you do. Your continued support clearly states your dedication to this community & we hope you are as excited as we are for all the good things happening here in our little neck of the woods. While we wish we could name every one of you– we do want to highlight certain businesses that aided us in our goals: Thank You to: Chrissy’s Cravings, AE Diver Library, Schaghticoke Village/Town Halls & Affirmations Hair Salon ourdonation sites; Shop & Save for supporting the Holiday Boxes; Girls Scouts, Cub Scouts, Home School Programs, & Hoosic Valley Honor Societies for hosting food drives & creating special “gifts” for the holiday boxes; &the entire Schaghticoke community for making all this good work possible through your unwavering strength and support. Health and Wellness Programs: Despite the many obstacles 2020 threw at us, Community Life Support was able to host a variety of classes/programs to meet community needs including Tai Chi, Yoga, Financial Education classes- Being Broke Is No Joke, Cancer Support Group and a thank you program with Brew Den. Presbyterian United Church: Since COVID 19 has limited us, we have maintained worship using Zoom & live providing caring support to the family of faith. Our morning prayer chain that has offered spiritual support this year is growing. Our fall/winter Soup to Go & Holiday Pie sales as well as theChristmas Auction online were successes and funds raised has been designated to the church’s renovation budget. Community Builders of Schaghticoke: Because COVID prevented our typical celebrations and events we learned to function differently to engage your support. As a community you supported the April Online Auction for the Food Pantry and the July Online Auction for CLS and Kitchen Rebuild in lieu of the Strawberry Festival. The summer was quiet. The September Harvest Festival featured ‘Walk Away Taco’ for Kitchen Reno & Bake Sale for Community Life Support was a live event in collaboration with Community Partners. In December successes we count the virtual ‘Christmas Around the Corner’ shopping event and Online Auction for Christmas for Kids and Kitchen Reno. Finally, we engaged with the Schaghticoke Fire Department Auxiliary and Crew assisting with food pantry, holiday boxes, & Chicken BBQ. We welcomed Ladies Auxiliary President Lauren Effinger to our board. As we roll out of this year & into 2021, our hopes are high we will be addressing more of the community needs/wants. We have a 3-month calendar on the back. We are in the planning stage of purposing changes to the building into a more open inviting space. Feel free to join us with your time and talents by reachingout to Liz at ebaker50@yahoo.com.


We appreciate monetary donations toward any of our needs and projects. For best outcome, make check payable to Community Life Support and use memo line to specify your purpose.

JANUARY 2021

NOTES: Pay it Forward at the Brew Den

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FEBRUARY 2021

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MARCH 2021

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We appreciate monetary donations toward any of our needs and projects. For best outcome, make check payable to Community Life Support and use memo line to specify your purpose.

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