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Want to help support locally owned businesses and non-profits?
With so many businesses closed or operating at minimal capacity, we need to help them generate some cash flow. Consider purchasing a Gift Card online, making a donation or support your favorite business by participating in their "Pre Paid House Account" listed below.
Are in urgent appeal for blood donations. Thousands of drives across the country have been canceled as schools and businesses have gone remote, however patients still need blood products in hospitals. Among the many challenges presented by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), one major effect has been a sharp decline in blood donations impacting our national blood supply.
All blood drives will be listed on www.redcrossblood.org
Although our public and education programs have been temporarily suspended, people and businesses can still become members to support our organization. Our staff and volunteers are still working hard to preserve and share our County's history through Social Media and other online venues. We have daily information and are in the process of creating a number of online options for our programs and volunteering opportunities.
The link to join us is: http://www.brooksidemuseum.org/keep-history-alive/membership/
Our Facebook page is:https://www.facebook.com/brooksidemuseum/
Right now their biggest need is for food and hygiene items. Please make a donation which can be found at the link below or email firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can help! https://captaincares.z2systems.com/np/clients/captaincares/donation.jsp?campaign=209&&test=true
Please consider posting this on your website. 100% of funds will be used to support community-based organizations serving those disproportionately affected by coronavirus. Click here to donate.
Create Community Studios is focused on art making as a vehicle for personal growth, healing, and social change. They believe in the arts' ability to bring people together. Throughout history, people around the world have used the arts to define their communities and their cultures. Their goal is to use the creative arts as an equalizer across cultural and economic barriers, and for participants to learn how to use art as a therapeutic medium to increase their general well-being. Now is the time to donate to a great cause as CREATE is struggling to keep their operations costs fully funded and are in need of sponsors and donations.
For more information on how to donate today, please click here.
Check out their new "Taking Care" video series where CREATE team members will guide viewers through art making with daily prompts. New videos will be uploaded daily, so check back frequently for new prompts, or subscribe to be updated about a new upload! Click here for more details or visit their YouTube page here!
Death Wish Coffee
Death Wish Coffee has teamed up with Mel Clarke, from The Dead Presidents Lounge, to release two t-shirts that they believe represent what our local community is going through. With so many in our community suddenly out of work, 100% of profits from the sale of the t-shirts will be distributed by the Saratoga County Chamber and Brewnited to support local businesses and establishments in Saratoga and beyond. You can help Death Wish Coffee get there with your purchase by clicking here.
Are asking for donations of juice, peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, tuna, pasta sauce, Chef Boyrdee, pasta/egg noodles (egg noodles are better as they are a good source of protein) to be dropped off in the food donation bin in front of their building at 10 Franklin Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. For perishable items we are asking for monetary donations so that we can purchase meat, dairy and produce through Regional Food Bank. You can make a donation at the following link or call (518) 587-9826 to see how you can help your neighbors today! https://www.franklincommunitycenter.org/support/donate/
Those at the MACSC are doing all they can to continue safe support of their community. You can continue helping their efforts from afar - all donations will go towards continued efforts to feed our community. We are in this together. We will get through this together. We are an amazing community. We can all support each other - even from our homes. And if you are able, a donation here empowers us to continue coordination of food and basic needs for your friends and neighbors. Please visit the following link for more details on how you can help! https://www.mechanicvilleacsc.org/contact/donate/ or call (518) 664-8322
Other specific requests that would be helpful at this time: Money to buy food, personal care items, cat food, canned veggies, pasta,
laptops (three more) for remote work (can’t be chromebooks), Headsets for staff from home (10 sets).
Donate! Your continued or new donations help to keep essential services running. Your generosity helps to make sure that they can keep their staff at work as they work tirelessly to help our neighbors. Volunteer! With their Dial-a Bus shut down many neighbors still need food to be delivered. If you’d like to help out with this process on Wednesdays please contact Kelly Obermayer, Director of Development of the Moreau Community Center Office at 518-792-6007 Ext. 16 or call Zac at 518-792-6007 x19. you may also send an email to Zac at email@example.com with name, phone number, and email address if applicable.email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate! Disasters hit the poor and vulnerable the hardest and we already know this is no different here in Saratoga. We are prepared to immediately mobilize a response by tripling our food donations to the Franklin Community Center Food Pantry Program, senior center deliveries, and the Saratoga County EOC Food Pantry. We are striving to increase our production to at least 15,000 pounds for our food pantries building on the lessons learned in our first growing season. We will use our food pantry client survey information to inform our seed and starts selections, grow more storage crops, plan for extending the season, and take steps to improve how we pack and deliver our donations to ensure food safety. Your gift today to support this effort allows Pitney Meadows to be agile, resilient, and responsive in a crucial time of need. https://www.pitneymeadowscommunityfarm.org/gift/
Are in need of donations and are seeking volunteers to help with sorting/re-boxing donations on their warehouse dock as well as help sorting in their salvage room. Additional info can be found on our website or by calling (518) 786-3691 https://regionalfoodbank.net/
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Saratoga Bridges foremost concern has been the health, wellness and safety of the individuals they support and their dedicated team. They all have been vigilant in implementing protocols to ensure the spread of the virus is minimized. This is why they created a COVID-19 Relief Fund which provides the necessary resources for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), vital supplies and the ever-changing needs as the crisis unfolds. Together, we are confident that we will work through this and be stronger, yet kinder, to on another!
For more information, please call (518)587-0723 or visit the organizations website by clicking here.
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Saratoga Center for the Family
Saratoga Center for the Family asks for the community’s support as we continue to provide critically important services to children and families experiencing trauma and mental health concerns.
For those who are already managing past traumas or who are struggling with their mental wellness, continuation of services is critical. Additionally, Saratoga Center for the Family is working tirelessly to assist community members who need short term support and resources due specifically to the COVID-19 public health crisis.
At Saratoga Center for the Family one of our core values is ensuring that all who need services are able to access them, regardless of their ability to pay. Particularly in the current crisis, with joblessness on the rise and many families concerned for their financial future, having the ability to access services regardless of financial circumstances is of utmost importance.
Financial contributions will help Saratoga Center for the Family ensure that we can continue to provide Hope, Help, and Healing for all community members who need it.
Please consider making a donation by clicking here.
Are currently looking for monetary donations so that they can replenish their rapidly diminishing food supply by purchasing food at the Regional Food Bank. Through the food bank, they can source most-needed items at reduced prices. A $10 donation stocks 50 pounds of food. Donate here. The Pantry and The Kitchen at EOC remain open and committed to serving Saratoga County neighbors in need during COVID-19. They have expanded their services to include food delivery for Head Start families and families without transportation in school districts that aren't delivering as well as the elderly, disabled and compromised who cannot get to The Pantry or The Kitchen.
Visit https://saratogaeoc.org/ or call (518) 288-3206 to see how you can help!
To assist with new approved teletherapy, they are looking for new or used iPads or tablets to distribute to families with children in need of services. Contact Kerry A. White, M.A., Director of Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs and Early Intervention Program Manager/EIOD
Tel: 518-584-7460 x8390
The Saratoga Senior Center, while temporary closed to the public, is still providing essential services for seniors in Saratoga County.
You can help us continue to support our seniors through financial contributions. Any size donation helps. Loss of revenue resulting from our building’s temporary closure has affected us deeply. Staff continues to work remotely, as it is critical to support our most vulnerable seniors. Core staff are working on a daily basis to ensure the health and well-being of seniors we serve, including reaching out to all of our seniors, coordinating care for basic needs and maintaining an online and social media presence to help seniors stay connected and engaged.
Donations can be mailed to Saratoga Senior Center, 5 William St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, or online at https://saratogaseniorcenter.org/.
You can also support the Center by becoming a member. Annual memberships are just $25. Become a member or renew your membership by visiting https://saratogaseniorcenter.org/membership/.
Volunteers are also needed. Please email email@example.com for more info.
The Center is committed to serving the community through all of this and any support received to help fulfill our mission is greatly appreciated.
Are in desperate need of monetary donations. You can donate at the link here or call (518) 581-1097
Your support will help the shelter purchase cleaning supplies, hand soap and hand sanitizer, outfit 8 motel rooms for proper social distancing of non-symptomatic individuals, outfit the newly leased Saratoga Senior Center with cleaning supplies and protective gear which are vital to creating a hygienic environment to lessen the spread of the virus if one of our guests or staff become ill, keep front line staff who are working extra hours and extra hard, safe and paid during this crisis, and increase our access to increasingly scarce food sources through bulk purchases.
The SNACPack Program needs your help now more than ever. The SNACpack program (Saratoga Nutrition Assistance for Children) is designed to meet the needs of hungry children when other resources are not available to them. The program provides backpacks filled with food that is child-friendly, shelf-stable, and easily consumed. Bags are packed each week by volunteers and discreetly distributed to participating children. All 6 elementary schools, the middle and high schools are all working together to help our children who are considered chronically hungry. Food & Monetary Donations can be sent to St. Clements Outreach Program at 231 Lake Ave, Saratoga Springs,NY 12866 or you can donate by clicking here. For more information, please visit the SNACpack Program Facebook by clicking here. See how you can volunteer today by visiting their website here.
Created by Logjam Creative, we're seeing our Stronger Together Saratoga County signs displayed in communities from the Twin Bridges to the Town of Day. Now is your chance to purchase a Stronger Together t-shirt. Click here for details.
Proceeds support our Small Business Recovery efforts which you can support by clicking here!
The Children's Museum at Saratoga
The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is celebrating thirty years of inspiring children and their caregivers in our community. During April, the Museum reached over 33,000 people with their at-home lesson plans and videos on social media. While they have been successful in reaching new audiences, the museum needs donations and community support to help them continue to provide educational resources during this time. #strongertogether
If you are able to make a donation, you may do so by clicking here.
Provides programs and services to individuals affected by epilepsy, their family members, caregivers, and workplace. Such programs and services include education and first-aid training, counseling, support groups, service coordination, and advocacy.
The foundation is here to assist people with epilepsy during these challenging times. Seizures haven’t stopped, and neither has the need for our services. We are now providing counseling, service coordination and support groups over the phone. Also, our Studio E Art Therapy Program is now being offered on Zoom. Our educational programs which used to be out in the community are now held via Webinars. To visit the foundations Facebook page click here.
For more information about any of our services, please call (518) 456-7501 or visit the foundations website by clicking here.
Although we are currently closed to the public, we are still hard at work fulfilling our mission to preserve and promote the history of Thoroughbred racing in America and honor the sport’s most accomplished participants in the Official National Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame. Please help us to fulfill this mission by purchasing a gift membership, commemorative brick for our courtyard, or a gift certificate that can be used for admission, tours or in our Gift Shop.
Are currently moving 2000lbs of food a day through our Emergency Food Delivery System. Their biggest needs are financial donations to them (or to their location through the Regional Food Bank) to purchase food from the Regional Food Bank. Regional Food Bank foods are 16c/lb, so this greatly reduces the cost (and virus threat) of someone going to a store for supplies and helps to support the RFB! Call (518) 584-1640 or visit https://empire.salvationarmy.org/EmpireNY/give to make a donation today!
Did you know that the oldest & largest Thoroughbred racehorse rescue in the country is headquartered right here in downtown Saratoga Springs? The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) has 17 farms across the country and over 500 rescued and retired horses in our herd; you may have even seen some of them run at Saratoga Racecourse. Eight of our farms are Second Chances Programs where our horses work with inmates in correctional facilities.
The health and well-being of the herd is our focus which makes your support crucial during this difficult time. Regardless of what is happening in the world, they need to be fed daily and we rely on our dedicated farm staff to show up and care for them.
Your gift of any amount toward their care is critical. Donations are urgently needed and gratefully accepted. To give online click the following link. https://www.trfinc.org/you-can-help/
If you prefer to send a check please make it to TRF at P.O. Box 834, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866.
We are extremely mindful of the human and economic crisis facing our nation. At the same time our mission at the TRF is to care for the horses entrusted to us. We speak for these beautiful animals and we would be remiss in our guardianship if we did not reach out on behalf of the 500+ Thoroughbreds in our herd during this critical time of need.
Thank you for your compassion and understanding. www.trfinc.org
Make a donation to the Wesley Health Care Center Resident Enrichment Fund which provides resources to enhance the quality of life of Wesley Health Care Center residents.
Make a donation to the Staff Emergency Fund which provides emergency resources to staff members of The Wesley Community during an unexpected time of need.
Make a donation of non-perishable food items, paper goods or toiletries. These items will be available for staff and independent residents who are in need or don’t have access to stores during their off-hours. Please call 518-691-1420 ahead of time before dropping off anything as we have strict campus visitation guidelines in effect and someone will need to meet you outside.
Make a general donation to The Wesley Foundation through our General Fund. To meet the challenge COVID-19 presents, both today and in the future, Wesley is incurring significant costs beyond our normal operating budget.
Purchase gift certificates in small increments from a local restaurant that we can use to order takeout for our dedicated staff. The staff is working diligently to keep residents safe and this would be a welcome treat. Please call ahead and let us know your plans so we can coordinate by calling 518-691-1420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link to donation form on their website: https://www.thewesleycommunity.org/wesley-foundation/covid-19-how-to-help-wesley/
Please make an online contribution as 100% of the funds will be used to purchase food for the Town's food pantry. Demand for food from the Town's food pantry is on the rise. Click here to donate.
Continues to operate 24/7 to serve the needs of our youth, adults, families and community to the best of their ability. Support is more critical than ever! There is a serious need for emergency supplies, including latex powder-free gloves in all sizes, paper towels, hand sanitizers, masks, and basic hygiene supplies. For in-house recreation we are in need of new games, sport balls of all types, arts/crafts supplies, etc. Any monetary contribution - no matter how small - will make a difference. Donations are being accepted at www.vanderheyden.org or text a donation to 44321 Text 2020! follow the link. (518) 269-5646
Is in need of food, cleaning supplies and paper products. They are running very low on all.
To support call 518-885-0091 today!
20 Prospect St. Building 2 Suite 313
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Looking for online donations via credit card (link below) or checks made payable to Wellspring and mailed to 480 Broadway LL 20. Monetary donations are incredibly important during times like this because it allow them to help their clients immediately with whatever their needs are at any given time, and all their needs are very different. Donations will be crucial right now as they help clients navigate this ‘new normal’. They give Wellspring the ability to purchase gift cards which they can give to clients for whatever their basic needs are (food, medicine, gas to get to work etc.) As hours get cut/eliminated they are going to see more and more need for this.
Gift cards. These are crucially important right now for all the reasons mentioned below (and could be a great way for people to also support local business!) If anyone is interested in purchasing gift cards for their clients, they can do so and then mail them to their office at 480 Broadway LL20, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Wellspring has an amazon wish list with items that are of highest priority for their clients. This is a fantastic option because people can extend their generosity from the comfort of their own home and the items can be delivered directly to Wellspring’s office. This is also a great tool because it allows them to continually update their needs based on their clients current and ever-changing circumstances. Click the following to view Wellspring - amazon wish list or call (518) 583-0280 to see how you can help today!
If you are a local Non-Profit in need of assistance and would like to be added to this list, please email Devin Zurlo at email@example.com
Purchase a Gift Card Online
It's a little boost of cash flow for small businesses!
How it works:
Think of those stores and restaurants where you will go after social distancing limits are removed. Your favorite beauty salon, hair stylist, dress shop, fitness center, hardware store, guitar shop, florist, yoga studio, etc. Many of them offer you the chance right now to go online and to purchase a gift card or gift certificate. This is a sale and puts money into their business right now even while their doors are closed. Some local businesses are even offering incentives for those who purchase gift cards or gift certificates right now.
Here's the list of local businesses that have setup online portals to sell gift cards and gift certificates online:
(518) 584-7012- Call to receive card to be mailed!
(518) 584-4237- Call for a Gift Certificate to be mailed to your home!
Please call 518-226-4477 in order to have a gift card mailed to you!
(518) 421-1798- Call for Gift Cards!
Click or Call Today - 844 888 7223
Finishing Touches Home Décor Inc.
Please call for a gift card to be mailed to be mailed!
Gift certificate packages for 3 lessons, 5, lessons, or 7 lessons, as well as any monetary amount that people would like to purchase and apply towards lessons!
Purchase 2 hours of cleaning time, get one free! Please call or text
**Free Local Delivery/Free Shipping**
(518) 584-9734—Please call for a gift card to be mailed to you!
Purchase $100, receive and additional $15.00 free. 50% off all products at this time.
Valid 3/24- April 30th.
20% Taken off automatically at check out!
Currently all gift cards are 20% Off!
New 2 You Fine Consignment Boutique
518-885-4040--Please call for a gift card to be mailed to you or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any gift card purchased over $30.00 will get a Free $10.00 gift card.
10% off all products
(518) 450-1529--Please call for gift cards!
Phila Fusion Noodle Bar
518-226-0400---Please call to order. Promotion is not available online.
Free $10 gift card with every $100 you spend on gift cards.
You can purchase eGift Cards, and most importantly, place an order for BEER DELIVERY!
Inventory and details on delivery can be found online.
(518) 583-7427--Please call for a gift card to be mailed to you!
(518) 587-3663-- Can ordere online or call to pick up at their store 10am-5pm every day
Restore with Habitat for Humanity
(518) 793-7484 ext. 22 or Email at restore@Glensfallshabitat.org for a gift card to be mailed to your home!
Book a portrait session for the future (buy a gift certificate in the month of April) and we are giving a free session to a healthcare worker!
Custom to order organic bath, body & skincare, life style boutique, jewelry, home goods 30% off Online sale - Use code: TAKEOUT Online gift certificates available online.
518-682-8888- Please call to have a card mailed
25% off all phone orders.
Buy a Gift Card via Contact Site or call 518-581-0023. Will add $25 to every gift card bought starting at $100+.
In Stock items online are marked off 40-50%.
Purchase a gift card, get 20% added to value now through June 10th
(518) 584-0192 Please call for Take out!
Orders over $25 will receive a $10 gift card (redeemable starting in June).
Sushi Thai Garden
518-580-0900--Please call to order. Promotion is not available online.
Free $10 gift card with every purchase of $100 gift card.
25% Off Gift Cards Online with Code: TOGETHERAPART
All Gift Cards will have another 10% Value added on per purchase!
Organic skinceuticals products
30% off Online sale - Use code: TAKEOUT Online gift certificates available online.
Or Call (518) 885-4910 to speak to Aaron.
Call or Direct Message on Facebook for a gift card to be mailed! Link attached.
Stella Pasta Bar & Bistro
Call for gift cards during business hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 2pm-8pm.
Purchase gift cards at $45 for four online group classes a month or $75 for unlimited online group classes a month. Other amounts welcome to go toward classes or privates.
Contact us - email@example.com
Receive a 20% bonus to all Gift Card purchases through April 2020.
For online sales, bonus value may be applied in-person or via Email with proof of purchase.
The Bread Basket Bakery
(518) 587-4233- Please call to have a card mailed
**Free Local Delivery/Free Shipping**
The Full Course at Brookhaven Golf Club
Promotion of $5.00 off each $25.00 purchase. Please call number provided to order to get gift cards mailed!
Show your support by purchasing a gift membership, commemorative brick, or gift certificate that can be used for admission, tours or in the museums gift shop. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. or call (518)584-0400
Email Lauren at email@example.com for one mailed to your home!
Purchase a gift card of $150 or more and receive a gift certificate for a free night stay.
Message on Facebook or Instagram or call 518-(518) 587-4344
Taking 20% off transactions!
We have this promotion running through April 30th.
The Store at Rebuilding Together Saratoga County
Email Michelle@RTSaratoga.org for a Gift Card to be mailed to your house and get a $5 coupon for every $50 in gift cards purchased!
Local Delivery, Curbside pick-up and Shipping available.
Spend $20 receive $25, Spend $40 receive $50, Spend $80 receive, $100
Spend $200 receive $250- Link for for specific cuts by Owner, Lamont- For his partner, Henry please visit this link--
518-226-0071-- Call Thursday-Saturday 10am-2pm for a card to be mailed to your home
PRE-PAID House Account
It’s like a zero interest loan for small businesses!
How it works:
Here's the list of local businesses that would love to help you setup a PRE-PAID House Account: