Meet Our Heroes: Individuals, Businesses and Groups Making a Difference in Our Community!

Thank you SO SO much to Verrillo Motor Car Co. and the Mohawk Valley Pontiacs for your incredible support throughout all of the Cars & Coffee events! We loved being there and could not say enough about the many ways you support the kids, families, and seniors in our community!

Thanks so much to Robinson Ace Hardware for hosting a raffle at their GRAND OPENING earlier this month! It was a fantastic day with giveaways, yummy food, product demos, and lots of family fun.

Don't forget - Robinson Ace Hardware will be "rounding up" for the remainder of September to support CAPTAIN CHS!

Please join us in welcoming this new business to our community!

Join Robinson Ace Hardware for their GRAND OPENING on Saturday, September 10th, with a ribbon-cutting at 10:00am. Free give-a-ways, free food, product demos, raffle prizes, and family fun all day! Proceeds of the raffle go to support the kids, families, and seniors in our community. Saturday, September 10th, beginning at 10:00am at 132 Lapp Road in Clifton Park.

Ibi Semper Training, Inc visited this summer's Camp CAPTAIN Cares at Cheryl's Lodge and showed the kids the importance of service dogs along with why service dogs are important for veterans. Thank you so much for sharing and taking the time to be there!

Community Hero Alert! Thanks so much to the staff and ownership of Euphoria Beauty Bar in Amsterdam for donating free haircuts for our youth who are homeless or at-risk. While it can seem a small thing to many, the dignity of feeling and looking your best is something all of our kids deserve. Thank you for giving that to them and for your continued incredible support of our CAPTAIN CHS Street Outreach program!

Thank you SO MUCH to the Town of Clifton Park and the Town of Halfmoon, New York for all of your incredible support throughout the last few years and commitment to building a brighter future for all of your residents! We could not do this work without you or the support of our amazing community!

WOW! Thank you to the Town of Clifton Park for providing funds to support kids, families, and seniors in the community. We're humbled to have your endlessly generous support and faith in our good work!

The funding was in connection with American Rescue Act funding the Town received. The Town created a special fund to support non-profits in the community.

The fund is called the Town of Clifton Park Community Preparedness and Resiliency Fund.

CAPTAIN CHS received $4,000 to support our programs around food insecurity and hunger, primarily to support food delivery from our Food Pantry to low-income individuals and families who are homebound or lack transportation that reside in Clifton Park.

Pictured is our Associate Executive Director, Fern Hurley, with a certificate for the funds.

WOW! What an amazing day of community coming together and making a difference for local kids in crisis.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to the 80+ volunteers from Ayco who transformed the Youth Shelter by moving eight yards of wood chips to the ropes course up and down hills, clearing the ropes course pathways, weeding and planting the flower beds, mulched the gardens, powerwashing the Shelter building and patio areas, cleaning the outdoor furniture, and so, so, so much more!

We can't help but be inspired by this act of selflessness and generosity.

THANK YOU THANK YOU for truly transforming a place of refuge for kids in crisis!

A great, big THANK YOU to The Country Drive-In for providing a most delicious end-of-the-year Ice Cream Social at Cheryl's Lodge!

And thanks to our incredible CAPteens, staff, and volunteers for hosting such a fun event and great opportunity to kick off the summer season!

Thank you so much to Starpoint Church for showing up every month to engage the Cheryl's Lodge Homework Help youth in fun activities! And this month planned a fantabulous end-of-the-year party!

There was a DJ, snow cone machine, popcorn, chips, hula skirts, and bubbles galore. What a fun time to be had by all!

Congratulations to all of the amazing, stupendous students and our endlessly generous volunteers for helping this school year be a smashing success!

The Hawley Foundation provides camp awards to Saratoga County organizations that provide summer camp opportunities, designed to offset camp fees for children in need. Community Grant Awards provide funding to not-for-profit organizations that have Saratoga County’s children’s welfare or well-being as their main objective. College Grants are provided to high school seniors who will be entering college or a vocational school.

WOW! Thank you so much to the New York School Nutrition Association for hosting "10,000 on the 10th!" and helping to stock our Food Pantry shelves and provide funds to purchase food and hygiene items in bulk for our local kids, families, and seniors in need.

What a fantastic event!

Our employees are THE BEST!!! Thanks so much to Jenn Shaw, who works for both CAPTAIN's Treasures of Captain CHS and Shenendehowa Central School District. Jenn has been helping to gather donated Shen apparel that we receive at CAPTAIN's Treasures and make them available to families who cannot afford to purchase such items for their children who are in sports at Shen. Our incredible staff - making it happen everyday for kids, families, and seniors in our community!

Don't miss out on Mohawk Valley Pontiacs and Verrillo Motor Car Co.'s "Cars and Coffee" series this summer! 9am to noon on June 18th!

Plus, you have the chance to support kids, families, and seniors in our community with the purchase of ticket to win one of three amazing prizes!: Fundraiser Tickets for 1st Prize: Philips 65” Class 4K Roku Smart LED HDTV; 2nd Prize: Frank Adams Jewelers Watch; 3rd Prize: Craftsman 215 Piece Tool Set and Box.” Drawing on September 17, 2022, at Noon, proceeds to benefit Captain Community Human Services. Need not be present to win, some Rules and Restrictions apply. “DJ Andy” Narzynski and the Curvy Girls Food Truck & Catering at all events. Monthly Prizes Donated by Death Wish Coffee Company.

Thanks so much to Northwestern Mutual - Capital Region for showing up on 518 day to support our Emergency Food & Hygiene Pantry! You are truly community heroes!

Congratulations to Board Member Kishani Choudhury on being honored with the YWCA of Northeastern NY's Volunteerism Award. It's tremendously well-deserved!

Thank you to all who participated in our 2nd Annual Swing Into Action: Play Winter Golf for CAPTAIN CHS!

Congratulations To Our Award Winners!

Low Gross and Best Dressed Foursome: Sunmark Credit Union - Amber Cooleen, Cathy Goska, Jay Singh, and Audrey Stone
Low Net: The Sunway Team at Morgan Stanley - Mary Irish, Graham Irish, Richard Irish, and Robert Dwyer
Longest Drive: Kevin Riley, George Normandin, Bill Caprood, and Joel Beecher
Closest to The Pin: Lawrence Corbett, Susan Dwyer, Bill Long, and Anne Long
A BIG THANK YOU to Our Sponsors:

FLIGHT SPONSOR - The Sunway Team at Morgan Stanley
PROGRAM SPONSORS - C.T. Male Associates and Machnick Builders, Ltd
THANK YOU to Our Supporters: Price Chopper Supermarkets and Northway Golf Center!

We appreciate your support and look forward to hosting the event next year!

Community Hero Alert! Thank you to the Clifton Park Elks #2466 for your generous support of our Emergency Food & Hygiene Pantry! Because of you, kids, families, and seniors in Saratoga County have the support that they need when there's not enough food to put on the table tonight.

Community Hero Alert! Thank you to Lana Mendelsohn for donating water, snacks, and gift cards! She donated the items after seeing our programs' needs on our Wish List.

Community Hero Alert! New shelves are in at the Food Pantry! Thanks to a Grace Endowment Grant from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Clifton Park, NY, there's now more room to hold food and hygiene supplies for our community members in need! Pictured are some CAPteens helping to re-stock the shelves!

Community Hero Alert! A great, big THANK YOU to Sean Culnan and Culnan's King Of The Deadlift for this incredibly generous donation to support the Zachary Culnan Memorial Family Fund Scholarship and more! We're forever grateful for the inspiration and partnership Sean and his family provide for so many youth in our community!

A great, big THANK YOU to Atlanta Braves pitcher Ian Anderson for coming out to support our local community and help fill Food Pantries throughout Saratoga County! This is what a hometown hero looks like!

WOW! Thank you to SEFCU and CAP COM Federal Credit Union for making sure that kids, families, and seniors in Saratoga County have the support they need during a food emergency. Your generosity and kindness goes a long way to helping end food insecurity in our community!

Thank you to Melissa Kollar and friends who made wonderful holiday bags for the youth at Cheryl’s Lodge!

Thank you to Starpoint Church for their gingerbread house activity with the children of Cheryl's Lodge! Special gratitude to Laurie Barrett from Create Kindness who purchased the supplies! The kids had so much fun decorating their houses!

Thank you to the Shenendehowa Central School District High School Swim and Dive Team for a fantastic food drive, keeping hunger at bay for our community's kids, families and seniors this holiday season!

Thank you so much to the National Guard for all of your support! They were able to donate $500 of Price Chopper Gift cards and helped pack gift baskets filled with Christmas dinner for local families - 100 dinners in total!

Thank you to the Smile Lodge for adopting FIVE children this holiday season and making it a very special Christmas morning!

Thank you to the Characters from To Love a Child who came to our Rockin’ the Heights Holiday Parade at Cheryl’s Lodge on Sunday! To Love a Child co-sponsored the Parade and gifts were delivered to many homes around Halfmoon Heights. And thanks to the CAPteens for all of your support!

Thank you to everyone in the community who participated in the Toys for Toga campaign!

Thank you to DeCrescente Distributing Company, Druthers Brewing Company and Death Wish Coffee Company for organizing and distributing the toys.

Because of you, we will be able to provide many families with a wonderful Christmas!

Thank you SO MUCH to Saratoga National Bank! Saratoga National opened a brand new branch in Wilton and wanted to give back to the community.  They selected CAPTAIN CHS and donated $5,000. Really amazing! Pictured is Saratoga National CEO, Dave DeMarco, and our Board member Kishani Choudary.

Thank you to Mike from Adirondack Taekwondo & Fitness Center, Inc. for collecting and donating 100 toys to our Top Shop! The toys will bring much cheer to families this holiday season!

The Capital District YMCA teamed up with CHS to collect and distribute 100's of winter coats to help our community stay warm this winter! ❄️

Thank so much to RiplEFX and DiRAD for volunteering to make Thanksgiving amazing for our local kids, families, and seniors! You're truly incredible and show just what the true meaning of the holiday is!

Thank you to Saratoga Regional YMCA for donating several Thanksgiving baskets! These baskets will provide warm meals for families in our community this holiday season!

CAPTAIN CHS is so pleased to be a 2021 recipient of the Stewart's Shops Holiday Match! Several youth in our Free Summer Meals and our Street Outreach Programs received bikes, helmets and bike locks this past summer with a portion of the Stewart’s Holiday Match funds. In addition, the funds supported our Street Outreach Team who were on the move in Saratoga, Fulton and Montgomery counties connecting youth who are homeless, runaway or trafficking victims to needed services.

Community Hero Alert! Thank you to Hoffman Car Wash & Hoffman Jiffy Lube for collecting three whole van loads of non-perishable items for our community’s families in need!

Another huge thank you to all of the volunteers who came in for extra food pantry shifts to help date check, sort and stock the items.

A week ago the shelves were bare. Now, thanks to YOU, families in need have access to an overflowing supply of food for this upcoming holiday season!

Community Hero Alert! Thank you to The Rusty Nail, The Mill on Round Lake, and Bentley's Tavern for your generous donation of twenty-four Thanksgiving baskets! You’re going to make twenty-four families very happy this holiday season!

Community Hero Alert! Thank you to Starpoint Church and Jill Ensminger for organizing and hosting a pumpkin carving at Cheryl's Lodge! The kids just loved getting a chance to carve their own pumpkin!

Community Hero Alert!!! Thanks so much to Vischer Ferry Volunteer Fire Company and the Ladies Auxillary for your incredible donation of twelve Thanksgiving baskets and 135 coats! And thanks even more for helping twelve families have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal, and 135 kids and adults keep warm this winter!

Whoa! Community Hero Alert! Thanks to our incredible community and the folks at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library for hosting this amazing hygiene drive! Your generosity will support so many families and neighbors in need of hard-to-afford hygiene products. Pictured is CAPTAIN CHS Executive Director Director Andy Gilpin with Barbara Reese, Librarian Assistant, and Library Director Alex Gutelius.

COMMUNITY HERO ALERT! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support Everyday Warrior's First Annual Golf Tournament last month!

Thanks to your generosity, more than $9,500 was raised in support of kids, families, and seniors in our community.

Thank you for being everyday HEROES as well as the Warriors that you are!

In honor of Care Links' 25th Anniversary, we're highlight twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn more about Ken Varley, who sadly passed away recently. We were lucky enough to get a few words from Ken before he passed.

In honor of Care Links' 25th Anniversary, we're highlight twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn more about Ronald Day, who's generously given his time for the last ten years!

In honor of Care Links' 25th Anniversary, we're highlight twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn more about Robert O'Connell who's generously given his time for the last twelve years!

In honor of Care Links' 25th Anniversary, we're highlight twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn more about Susan Pierino!

WOW! Community Hero Alert! Recently, the team at Grace Fellowship installed a beautiful, professional grade basketball hoop at the Runaway & Homeless Youth Shelter! The hoop was a donation to the Shelter and it took a team of four a few hours to get the project done. So many thanks to the wonderful team who worked hard and efficiently to make a difference for youth in crisis! Now they can enjoy the fall weather with some healthy physical activity outdoors!

In honor of Care Links' 25th Anniversary, we're highlight twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn more about Mary Alice O'Brien!

In honor of Care Links' 25th Anniversary, we're highlight twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn more about Claire Murphy!

In honor of Care Links' 25th Anniversary, we're highlight twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn more about Jeanne Bush, who's generously given her time to local seniors for the last seven years!