NYSTEC volunteers were busy again this year lending their talents to a shopping and a wrapping party for a good cause on consecutive nights in early December. The first evening involved a dedicated few who shopped for all of the goodies needed to help the Adopt a Veteran and Caring for Children organizations. The following evening, several more caring NYSTEC volunteers (18 in total) joined to lend their talents for the Caring for Children wrapping party. With so many volunteers, the wrapping was done in no time, and the results will hopefully bring smiles to some if not all of the gift recipients this holiday season.
As a result of NYSTEC’s corporate contribution and generous NYSTEC Employee donations, we were able to support 2 families and 15 veterans through the Caring for Children Foundation and Rensselaer Adopt a Veteran programs.
To learn more about the The Frank and Rosemary Iovieno Caring for Children Foundation, click here.
For information about the Rensselaer Adopt a Veteran program, contact The Rensselaer County Department for the Aging or The Veterans Service Agency.
December 13, 2017. NYSTEC delivered gifts to the seniors living at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford, part the NYSTEC Community Involvement Committee’s continued charity efforts this holiday season. Items purchased through a donation from the Community Involvement fund and employees included hooded sweatshirts, fleece pants, holiday sweatshirts and sweaters, perfume, aftershave sets and boxes of candy. The Gifts will be distributed to the residents during their holiday parties over the next week.
Presbyterian Home for Central New York provides 24/7 skilled-nursing care to older adults who require residential medical care and support services.
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November 19th, November 21st, 2017. NYSTEC took to the kitchen and the streets to help prepare and deliver turkey dinners for the Capital District’s largest annual community event. The Equinox Thanksgiving Dinner brings home cooked turkey dinners to over 10,000 members of the Capital District community who are alone, homebound or homeless during this holiday season. Meals are prepared in advance for delivery to locations within 40 miles of Albany and another 500 meals are served at the First Presbyterian Church in Albany. NYSTEC volunteers chopped vegetables and pulled apart turkeys wearing matching aprons courtesy of NYSTEC’s Community Involvement Committee. On Turkey day, several NYSTEC’ volunteers delivered Thanksgiving meals to families around the Capital District.
To learn more Equinox, this event and others, click here.
The NYSTEC Community Involvement Group’s efforts to help those in need around New York State continued in Rome on Tuesday, November 28th with a delivery of coffee and snack related items to the Donald J. Mitchell VA Outpatient Clinic. NYSTEC’s donation of coffee supplies will help keep the coffee area in the waiting room well stocked for the Veterans being treated at the clinic during the holiday season and beyond.
The Rome Community Based Outpatient Clinic serves approximately 6,800 Veterans in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison and Lewis Counties in Central New York.