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 Donor Spotlight Holiday Heroes

Holiday Cheers 

Each year, we set out to make the holidays brighter for our children and families by collecting gifts through Northern Rivers Holiday Giving, and each year you astound us with your generosity. This year, we set out to collect 6,000 gifts for our kids…and we ended up with more than 8,000! It seemed like the doorbells never stopped ringing at our dropoff locations in Albany and Schenectady, and every day’s mail brought mountains of packages.

Huge holiday thanks go out to our 48 Holiday Giving community partners, who each came up with their own creative ways to support the campaign. From giving trees to shopping sprees, they really came through:

Albany College of Pharmacy Hampton Inn & Suites- East Greenbush Pyramid Insurance Agency
The Apple Store at Crossgates Mall Hudson Valley Community College Q.U.I.L.T.S.
Beach Body Inglenook Realty Redemption Church
Congregation Beth Emeth M&T Bank Rotterdam United Methodist Women
BowHunters Plus Academy Marvin & Co. Ruckert Advertising
CAP COM Federal Credit Union Metabolic Meltdown Sage Colleges
Cartwheels Gymnastics Center Morning of Kindness Schenectady Honors Society
CBRE-Albany NAACP- Albany Branch Siena
Christmas Pajama Project Niskayuna Reformed Church St. John The Evangelist Church
Cobblestone Church Nixon Peabody St. Mary's Hospital
County Waste NYS DTF SUNY Albany
CrossFit Beyond NYS OTDA The General
CSArch NYS Tax and Finance Tree Paad Fun Center
Cusato's Restaurant NYS Teachers Retirement System Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady
Dialysis Clinic Inc. Open Store Bookstore XOS
First National Bank of Scotia Policy Research Associates  

And thank you to our countless individual donors for shopping online, donating through our website and bringing gifts to our holiday headquarters. This was the best year yet, and it’s all because of you.