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CAPTAIN's Treasures February 2023 Specials

FEBRUARY 1 - 2
Buy 2 Shirts, Get 1 Shirt Free!

FEBRUARY 3 - 4
Buy 2 Pants, Get 1 Pair Free!

FEBRUARY 5
Buy 2 Sweaters, Get 1 Free!

FEBRUARY 6 - 10
Household - 50% off

FEBRUARY 11 - 13
Jewelry - 50% off

FEBRUARY 14
Anything RED or PINK - 50% off

FEBRUARY 15 - 19
Clothing - 50% off

FEBRUARY 20 - 26
Household - 50% off

FEBRUARY 27 - 28
Shoes & Purses - 50% off

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

There are plenty of ways you can continue to volunteer your time and efforts to make the world a better place—even from the comfort of your home or inside the warmth of an organization! Check out these eight opportunities to give back during the winter.

Thank you to the United Way of the Greater Capital Region for your generous support in awarding CAPTAIN Community Human Services the inaugural Luminosity award in partnership with Saratoga Hospital and the Saratoga Community Health Center.

We're excited to kick-off this work to bring about transformative change in the local health and transportation systems. This project aims to build a new collaborative transportation model that will meaningfully change the landscape of health equity and mobility in Saratoga County.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY: OFFICES CLOSED
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY: OFFICES CLOSED

Please note our offices, including Cheryl's Lodge, are closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16th. CAPTAIN's Treasures is open. Crisis services for runaway and homeless youth remain open 24/7/365.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped make the world a better place and advocated for equal rights for everyone. Use MLK Day as a time to honor his legacy by giving back or doing something good for somebody else.

With a new year comes new opportunities to give back and do more good. Remember that there’s never a bad time to start giving back. Even if you fall off track, there’s always time to get back in the saddle.

Wow! Thank you SO MUCH to the wonderful ladies in Jackie Sorensen's Aerobics Class for your generous donations of hygiene products! You are true COMMUNITY HEROES!!!

You thought we were done?! Nope! We can't forget the incredibly delicious treats from King of Krispies! Such a sweet send-off to the kids just before the holidays. Thank you for making it a delectable evening!!!

Check out all of the photos from Cheryl's Lodge Holiday Party here ➡ https://photos.app.goo.gl/zAT9Mx19ukNiZRRt9

Bringing home one of the best nights ever at Cheryl's Lodge was the amazing AROX! The kids were dancing, singing, and got groovy with the tunes. Can you say "Core Memory" time?! The kids are STILL talking about this fantabulous night!

Check out all of the amazing photos here https://photos.app.goo.gl/zAT9Mx19ukNiZRRt9

The fun never stops at Cheryl's Lodge!

Thank you to Dawn Dayter for playing the Grinch, Dawn Ferguson Juneau for taking photos, and, of course, thanks to SANTA for stopping by this year's Holiday Party at Cheryl's Lodge!

You can see all of this year's photos here ➡ https://photos.app.goo.gl/zAT9Mx19ukNiZRRt9

The holidays may have come to an end, but we're still celebrating the joy of community at Cheryl's Lodge! Check out some of the photos from our recent Holiday Party with youth, families, seniors, and volunteers!

The event was full of music, food, games, and fun raffle prizes. The photos with the background are from the photo booth area we had. We also had cookie decorating - all of this thanks to our generous donors and supporters!

Check out all of the photos here ➡ https://photos.app.goo.gl/zAT9Mx19ukNiZRRt9

WOW! It's a DOUBLE COMMUNITY HERO ALERT! Thanks so much to the New York Army National Guard for your service and sacrifice, and for taking even more time out of your day to make a difference for kids, families, and seniors in our local community.

Local Guardsmen helped to pack over 150 holiday food bags for families in need!

YOU are AMAZING!!!

We're so proud to be one of this year's winners of the Times Union's Capital Region Gives contest thanks to YOUR VOTES!

As a winning nonprofit, we receive $10,000 in no-cost advertising in the TU to help us get the word out about our programs, services, and events.

THANK YOU for being so AWESOME!

Care Links Monthly Get Together

Topic: Downsizing Tips for Seniors and the Process

Date: January 18, 2023
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Christ Community Reformed Church – 1010 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Join us for January's Lunch for a Cause! Coming up on Tuesday, January 17th at The Mill on Round Lake. This month, the Mill is generously donating 20% of luncheon proceeds to CAPTAIN CHS's programs and services.

Be sure to join us or pick up take-out! More info here ➡ www.captaincares.org/lunch

NEW YEARS DAY (OBS): OFFICES CLOSED
NEW YEARS DAY (OBS): OFFICES CLOSED

Please note our offices, including CAPTAIN's Treasures and Cheryl's Lodge, are closed in observance of New Years on Tuesday, January 2nd. Crisis services for runaway and homeless youth remain open 24/7/365.

CAPTAIN's Treasures January 2023 Specials

JANUARY 1 - 2
Our shop will be CLOSED on Sunday, January 1st and Monday, January 2nd. Happy New Year!

JANUARY 3 - 8
Clothing - 50% off

JANUARY 9 - 15
Household - 50% off

JANUARY 16 - 17
Jewelry - 50% off

JANUARY 18
Shoes and Purses - 50% off

JANUARY 19
Records - 2 for $1 and Framed Artwork - 50% off

JANUARY 20 - 22
Clothing - 50% off

JANUARY 23 - 29
Household - 50% off

JANUARY 30 - 31
Color Wheel Sale!

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

The holidays are a wonderful time to spend together with family, friends and loved ones. However, it’s also an opportunity to give back

CHRISTMAS: OFFICES CLOSED
CHRISTMAS: OFFICES CLOSED

Please note our offices are closed in observance of Christmas on Monday, December 26th, and Tuesday, December 27th.

Community Hero Alert! Thanks so much to Ballston Spa National Bank (BSNB) for your support of kids, families, and seniors in our community! And special thanks to volunteer Ann Sharpe for presenting this generous donation!

When it’s time to start a new healthy habit, it can be pretty difficult. If you want to start the new year with a habit that will actually stick, check out these tips to get started.

What a FUN FRIDAY it was at Cheryl's Lodge! All thanks to Starpoint Church for bringing in frosted cookie kits! It was an educational event too, as the kids learned the importance of balanced meals as they munched on healthy snacks.

The weather might be cold, but these community heroes still warm our hearts!

What an absolutely MAGICAL time the teens at our Youth Shelter had at Christmas Land this year! Thank you so, so, so much for bringing holiday cheer to those kids who will be spending their Christmas at the Shelter. It was truly a special experience!

Check out the photos from this year's incredibly fun Care Links Annual Holiday Party! Thanks to all of our care receivers and volunteers for everything you do.

Check out Cheryl's Lodge Rockin' the Heights Holiday Parade! Thanks so much to the CAPteens and Cindy from To Love a Child for putting on such a fantastically fun event for the youth!

#CommunityHeroAlert #SeasonOfGiving

Thanks to the youth at Cheryl's Lodge for fashioning these terrific blankets - all gone to good use! Check out this update from Ibi Semper Training, Inc and the Fulton County Regional SPCA - NY:

"We just adopted a dog from the FCRSPCA today and matched it with a Marine Veteran. Please let the kids know that these blankets will go to great use and we’re very!!! much appreciated! The FCRSPCA was one of a number of shelters that took in a large number of dogs coming from a hoarder situation that was in the news this year. Those blankets are very much welcome!"

Thanks so much to the Capital District YMCA - Southern Saratoga Branch for helping out with this year's Care Links Senior Holiday Project! What a wonderful way to brighten a local senior's day this holiday season!

Human rights should be protected at all costs. You can get involved this Universal Human Rights Month and continue to spread the word year-round

WOW! Thank you so, so much to The Mill on Round Lake for your incredibly generous gifts for this year's holiday programs! You'll truly bring smiles to so many children this coming Christmas morning!

This giving season, give more than just stuff to your friends and family. Give the gifts of experiences, charitable giving, delicious food, your time or something handmade.

2nd Annual Holiday Potluck!

Register with what yummy dish you will share and who is coming with you!

Presenting the “So Laughable: The Holiday Show” -A hilarious comedy performed by The Improv Duo, Judi & Steve

Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm

Location: Shenendehowa United Methodist Church - 971 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065

CAPTAIN's Treasures December 2022 Specials

DECEMBER 1 - 4
Jewelry, Shoes & Purses - 50% off

DECEMBER 5 - 11
Clothing - 50% off

DECEMBER 12 - 18
Household - 50% off

DECEMBER 19
Anything RED - 50% off

DECEMBER 20
Anything GREEN - 50% off

DECEMBER 21
All Items - 50% off

DECEMBER 22 - 23
Color Wheel Sale!

CLOSED DECEMBER 24 - 26
Our shop will be CLOSED from Saturday, December 24th through Monday, December 26th in observance of Christmas. Merry Christmas!

DECEMBER 27 - 28
Clothing - 50% off

DECEMBER 29 - 31
Household - 50% off

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

WOW! Check out this amazing youth who collected bottles and cans over the last 15 months in support of kids, families, and seniors in our community. She returned 5,500 bottles, not even counting the CLYNK bags she dropped off! Hats off to Mini Miss Spirit International 2021, Cailin Moore!

The new year is right around the corner, and with a solid altruism plan, you’re sure to have the most successful giving year yet!

The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center launches its annual mitten tree program this weekend to support local nonprofits in keeping people warm this winter.

The Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center is launching its annual Mitten Tree program. Between November 26 and December 31, the public can donate winter wear to the tree.

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce recently assembled baskets with Thanksgiving dinner fixings to donate to CAPTAIN Community Human Services for its Thanksgiving Basket program that benefits area families in need.

THANKSGIVING: OFFICES CLOSED
THANKSGIVING: OFFICES CLOSED

Please note our offices are closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th.

WOW! Thank you SO MUCH to Britney FIitzmaurice, NP IN Adult Health, for hosting a food drive and for your INCREDIBLE donation to the Emergency Food & Hygiene Pantry, which will go a long way to helping kids, families, and seniors in our community keep food on the table throughout the often difficult holiday season.

Wow!!! Maggie from All Saints Episcopal Church delivered over 20 beautiful gifts from the Giving Tree for Care Links of Southern Saratoga County care receivers! What a way to brighten the season for local homebound seniors!

Friends,

We have a terrific opportunity to win $10,000 worth of advertisements in the Times Union, our largest local newspaper, but we need your help!

The Times Union has committed to providing a generous advertising grant for the ten nonprofits that receive the most votes from our community members.

Would you please take a moment of your day, click here and vote for CAPTAIN Community Human Services?

You can vote once a day, every day, on all of your devices, starting today through December 9th.

Please raise awareness and support for CAPTAIN CHS and our programs and services by voting us into the top ten!

Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to our community and thanks to MVP Healthcare for sponsoring us again this year!

VOTE HERE: https://www.timesunion.com/capitalregiongives/#/gallery/

There are many ways you can say ‘thank you’ to the people in your life. Use these ideas both today and year round!

Dana Pisculli, with the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, hands out meals to children at an event to celebrate the launch of the Summer Meals Collaborative on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, in Mechanicville, N.Y. The United Way of the Greater Capital Region, CAPTAIN Community Human Services, and the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center held the event to get the word out that free meals are now available for children at more than 50 sites around the Capital Region. The Summer Meals Collaborative was formed in 2013 to address struggling families' needs for regular meals for their children.

This year's Thanksgiving Baskets program was a heart-warming success! Thanks to YOU and the many businesses and community organizations out there making a difference, hundreds of families now have the ingredients for a delicious holiday meal.

YOU are making a difference each and every day with the support you give. THANK YOU!!!

WOW! What a fun STEM Night at Cheryl's Lodge! Thanks to all who participated and the volunteers who helped make it possible!

This is truly community! Thanks SO MUCH to the Leads Group at the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce to putting together these beautiful Thanksgiving Baskets - giving the gift of warmth, family, and food this holiday season.

Thank you too for all of the continued partnership and support. We cannot say enough about the Chamber's commitment to community!

WOW!!! Talk about getting into the holiday spirit of charity. THANK YOU to John W Danforth for putting together these wonderful baskets for our local families! #CommunityHeroAlert

Thank you SO SO much to Hangr CoWorks for your incredible support of families during this holiday season! Your incredible donation of Thanksgiving Baskets will make a huge, dynamic difference for kids, families, and seniors in need on the upcoming holiday.

We can't say enough that #ThisIsCommunity and we are beyond grateful for heroes like these!

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and Capital Region United Way have partnered to help connect community members looking to volunteer with organizations that need volunteers.

WOW! Thank you so much to these Community Heroes at Orangetheory Fitness Clifton Park! Their Food Drive was a smashing success and has helped many kids, families, and seniors access emergency food supplies when they're most in need.

THANK YOU for making a difference, each and every day!!!

The workplace is a space to get stuff done. However, it doesn’t have to be all about making money. In fact, the workplace can be a great place to give back.

The kids at Cheryl's Lodge are World Travelers thanks to To Love a Child, Inc.! Thank you to Cindy Schmehl and To Love a Child for introducing Zimbabwe culture and offering time with a special guest, Zimbabwe Parliament member Godfrey Dube.

It was FUN FRIDAY at Cheryl's Lodge of Captain Community Human Services! Students that earned an invite were able to spend time with Doppler the Therapy Dog and Dan Chouiniere. It was paws-itively fun for all!

Over 300 people put on their running shoes Friday morning to help support local veteran groups and honor their service, including CAPTAIN CHS.

VETERANS' DAY: OFFICE CLOSED
VETERANS' DAY: OFFICE CLOSED

Please note our offices are closed in observance of Veterans' Day on Friday, November 11th.

In conjunction with Saratoga Restaurant Week, Discover Saratoga, DeCrescente Distributing Company, Druthers Brewing Company, Death Wish Coffee Company, and Quick Response are teaming up for the 10th Annual Toys for Toga campaign.

For the second year, Hangr Coworks and riplEFX in Clifton Park are collecting donations for the return of their “Stuff the Basket” event. The Thanksgiving initiative helps supply local families in need with everything they need to make a delicious holiday meal.

What's Cookin' over at Cheryl's Lodge!? It's Breakfast for Dinner made by the kids! Waffles, pancakes, sausages, and bacon. And of course you can't forget the yummy toppings! Check it out...

Monthly Care Links Get Together

Topic: Community Hospice Overview

Date: November 16, 2022
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm (Feel free to bring a bagged lunch/snack if you so desire, bottled water will be provided)

Location: Starpoint Church - 14 Jarose Place Clifton Park, NY 12065

Although the weather is cooling down, that doesn’t mean volunteer opportunities are also cooling! Use this season to participate in activities made for the colder months.

The Toys for Toga toy drive and fundraiser is back for its 10th consecutive year and, with the public’s help, organizers hope to collect more than 3,500 toys and raise $7,500 for kids in need in Saratoga County.

The Toys for Toga 10th annual troy drive kicked off in Clifton Park at Druthers Brewing Company on Wednesday. Toys for Toga is one of the area’s largest toy fundraisers.

We're catching up on a few fun photos from October at Cheryl's Lodge! Check out our Fun Friday watching a movie, the kids enjoying Halloween, Davi getting his tenth sticker and heading to the Cheryl's Lodge store, and what it looks like when you spill water all over ALL of your homework!

It's always interesting and educational at Cheryl's Lodge!

What a monster s-mashingly successful Trunk or Treat at Cheryl's Lodge this year! Thanks to everyone who came out for the costume contest, crafts, raffle, and, of course - the TREATS!

This year, GivingTuesday falls on Tuesday, November 29th, and November is right around the corner! Whether you’re wanting to donate, organize a fundraiser or volunteer, the time for action is now!

CAPTAIN's Treasures November 2022 Specials

NOVEMBER 1 - 2
Jewelry, Shoes & Purses - 50% off

NOVEMBER 3 - 6
Clothing - 50% off

NOVEMBER 7 - 13
Household - 50% off

NOVEMBER 14 - 17
Clothing - 50% off

NOVEMBER 18
BLOWOUT SALE! EVERYTHING HALF OFF!

NOVEMBER 19 - 23
Household - 50% off

CLOSED NOVEMBER 24 - 25
Our shop will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th in observance of Thanksgiving

NOVEMBER 26
Anything RED - 50% off

NOVEMBER 27
Anything GREEN - 50% off

NOVEMBER 28
Anything SILVER - 50% off

NOVEMBER 29 - 30
Anything GOLD - 50% off

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

Happy Halloween from our Clifton Park Staff!
Happy Halloween from our Clifton Park Staff!

Check out all of the photos from our second Trivia Night at Bye-i Brewing last month! We had a blast, especially seeing all of the incredible costumes! Thanks to all who attended and to That Trivia Guy Pete Kelly for putting on a fantabulous evening!

Wow! Thanks so much to Starpoint Church for helping our Cheryl's Lodge kids learn more about meditation and different ways to cope with challenges and build trust in those around you. The group setup a meditation station, a martial arts station, and a trust circle for the youth and brought some delicious snacks to finish out the afternoon!

Community Hero Alert! Thanks so much to Orenda math teacher and CAPTAIN CHS volunteer Chris Bernd for putting on a spectacular STEM night at Cheryl's Lodge of Captain Community Human Services! The kids had a blast!!!

Thanks so much to the YMCA Malta and Malta YMCA Early Learning Center for keeping our neighbors warm this winter by donating TWELVE bags of winter coats to the Coats for CAPTAIN program! The very definition of #community!

Wow! Thanks so, so much to Grace Fellowship - Halfmoon Campus for coming out for Cheryl's Lodge fall cleanup and really sprucing up the grounds for the many local kids that use our playgrounds and basketball courts! This is the definition of community!

Check out the awesome Trunk or Treat from our Street Outreach team in Fulton County! Our SOP staff is so fantastic at connecting with youth in our community and making each and every day brighter for local teens and young adults!

In meeting with our Care Receivers, one of the things that has been shared is how they would like the opportunity to get out of the house (not only for a doctor appointment) and have lunch or social time with others.

We will be meeting at The Ugly Rooster Café in Malta on Route 9

Date: October 25, 2022
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm

Everyone is Welcome!

Dutch Treat: You will be ordering off the menu. There is both breakfast and lunch available. The link for the menu is: https://www.theuglyrooster.com/menu-malta

Here’s a few reasons to celebrate this momentous anniversary of United Nations Day, and how you can use it to promote altruism within your own life.

In Ballston Lake, the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Central School District – in partnership with Captain Community Human Services – is collecting food items as part of it 16th annual community food drive. The drive, which started Oct. 17 and runs through Nov. 4, is in need of non-perishable food items. Monetary donations and gift cards to help local families also will be accepted. The food and money collected during the drive will help feed about 100 local families for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The drive is run through The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Immaculate Conception Church on Route 50. The public can donate nonperishable food items by dropping them off at any of the district’s five schools or at the district’s office. Monetary donations can be made online at www.captaincares.org/bhbl or at the main office at any of the district’s schools.

You can help a local food pantry and get a free car wash this weekend.

For the 2nd time in 2022 and the 11th consecutive year, Hoffman Car Wash employees are collecting non-perishable food items both Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd.

Wow!!!! Thank you to On the Move Health & Fitness for your incredible generosity in supporting kids, families, and seniors right here in our community. We were so honored to be a part of your one-year anniversary celebration and look forward to your continued success!

For the second time in 2022 and for the 11th consecutive year, the staff at Hoffman Car Wash will be collecting non-perishable food items to support local area food pantries.

For the second time in 2022 and for the 11th consecutive year, the staff at Hoffman Car Wash will be collecting non-perishable food items to support local area food pantries.

On Saturday, Oct, 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23, Hoffman Car Wash will provide a free ultimate car wash with a food donation.

For the second time in 2022 and for the 11th consecutive year, the staff at Hoffman Car Wash will be collecting non-perishable food items to support local area food pantries.

Beginning October 21 and running through December 31, when you spend or donate $20.22 or more at a local business or non-profit, you could be eligible to win one of a variety of $100 gift cards from the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce! 

This year, they want everyone to think big. Whether shopping local, dining out, paying for a service, hiring a contractor, taking a fitness class, donating to a good cause, or sending flowers, any purchase or donation of $20.22 or more counts!

Halloween is fast approaching. The clock is ticking to find that perfect costume. They can be expensive, but you don't have to break the bank. Julie Chapman and Dan Bazile went thrifting for Halloween to save money and to benefit a good cause.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake schools are teaching students how to give back to their community through its annual food drive, which kicked off this week.

For the first time in 2022, the staff at Hoffman Car Wash will be collecting non-perishable food items to support local area food pantries. On Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23, Hoffman Car Wash will provide a free Ultimate car wash with a food donation.

Hoffman Car Wash has partnered with 14 different food pantries to provide much-needed assistance for families and individuals in need. Each Hoffman location will donate the collected items to a food pantry in its neighborhood.

Monthly Care Links Get Together

Topic: Depression and Stress Management for Seniors with Home Instead.

Depression and anxiety are becoming common problems among older adults, but they are not a normal part of aging. Learn about the risk factors associated with each that are unique to older adults, as well as signs and symptoms, and local resources available to assist with treatment.

Date: October 19, 2022
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

(Feel free to bring a bagged lunch/snack if you so desire, bottled water will be provided)

Location: Starpoint Church – 14 Jarose Place Clifton Park, NY 12065

RSVP is Required: Register by calling 518-399-3262 or emailing Terra@captaincares.org

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, will host the first-ever Pitch-In event this November.

The newly created event, scheduled for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Putnam Place in downtown Saratoga Springs, will connect local residents with nonprofit organizations throughout Saratoga County for volunteer opportunities.

Thank you SO SO SO SO MUCH to all of our amazing volunteers that answered our call for help a few weeks ago! Thank you for helping to stock the Food Pantry shelves and make sure we're ready to answer the need so no family goes hungry this holiday season!

Take a glimpse into what our Homework Help program at Cheryl's Lodge looks like. Every week, our incredible volunteers offer academic support to elementary, middle, and high school students in the Halfmoon Heights community and engage them in unique and fun learning opportunities.

Interested in becoming one of our awesome volunteers? Check it out and submit your application here ➡ www.captaincares.org/volunteer

THANK YOU to our amazing volunteers that make it happen, day after day, like Mike Mansir here. Mike has helped out at our Emergency Food & Hygiene Pantry, and spends hours each week making a difference for the school-aged kids at Cheryl's Lodge Homework Help program.

We're so honored and humbled to have the over 200 dedicated and incredible volunteers that we do - making a difference everyday for kids, families, and seniors.

Thanks so much to Empire Financial Advisors for being Community Heroes and supporting local nonprofits! We had a blast at the 1st Annual Oktoberfest at SingleCut North & Side Stage Tap Room!

Come have lunch and support CAPTAIN CHS! Dine-in or Take-out! The Mill is generously donating 20% of luncheon proceeds!

While Halloween is normally reserved for scary-good fun, that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved to benefit a scary-good cause!

Join On the Move Health & Fitness to celebrate their one year anniversary! And support CAPTAIN CHS while you're at it with these community heroes!

The King of the Deadlift is back for 2022!! We have raised $65,000 to date for Captain Cares Human Services which serves the Capital District giving young adults with limited resources the opportunity to follow their dreams. This event is about bringing the community together and growing the sport of powerlifting.

Living a positive lifestyle has more benefits than just “feeling better.” Focusing on positive thoughts can actually impact your overall health.

Join us for Care Links' Senior Resource Fair on Tuesday, November 1st, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church. Admission is free for the public. Vendors may register to participate (see link below). More information to come.

Thanks so much to Starpoint Church for setting up a kids produce market for the youth at Cheryl's Lodge!

Starpoint volunteers setup tables and created produce stations with samples for the kids to go around and grab. Each student received a Price Chopper Supermarkets bag and went around with a volunteer to all the tables.

Impact Athletics NY was on hand with donated shirts and gift certificates for private lessons!

What an AMAZING DAY! The kids had so much fun!!!

Thank you so much to all of our amazing volunteers! We had a blast celebrating YOU and all that you do to lift people up and build brighter futures!

CAPTAIN's Treasures October 2022 Specials

OCTOBER 1 - 2
Shoes & Purses - 50% off

OCTOBER 3 - 9
Household - 50% off

OCTOBER 10 - 16
All Clothing - 50% off

OCTOBER 17 - 19
Jewelry - 50% off

OCTOBER 20 - 23
Anything ORANGE - 50% off

OCTOBER 24 - 29
Household - 50% off

OCTOBER 30 - 31
Coats - 50% off

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

Check out the photos from this year's Volunteer Appreciation Dinner! Thank you to all of our volunteers who make a difference each and every day!

When it comes to saving our planet, small steps make a big impact. Every person can make an effort toward reducing their carbon footprint and living a more altruistic lifestyle for the world.

FUN FRIDAY! Ava Brunell, a local high school student and Homework Help volunteer, brought her birds in as a show in tell for the kids. They had a blast!

Join us for another Trivia Night at Bye-i Brewing! October 26th, 7-9pm. $30 per person. Order your tickets in advance online!

Please join us for Empire Financial Advisor's 1st Annual Oktoberfest Charity Event!

Supporting CAPTAIN CHS, Hope House, and Blue Star Mothers, it'll be an afternoon of games, prizes, and bringing on the fall season with food and drink, along with live music by Kenneth Blatt!

This month, the kids at Cheryl's Lodge had the wonderful opportunity to make manicotti pasta, salad, and a delicious angel food cake for dessert! What's Cookin' helps to build life skills, like cooking, along with encouraging healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. Check it out below!

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!

Take the time to find out how those around you like to receive gratitude, appreciation and love. You’ll find that meeting them with the love language they most appreciate will help strengthen your relationships.

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!

Journaling can not only improve your personal life, but it can also improve your altruistic focus. As it turns out, regular writing in a journal has a lot of surprising mental and emotional health benefits.

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.

This September, remember to focus on you and your personal growth. Even small steps can add up to huge results over time. It all starts now!

WOW! Thanks so much to Community Heroes BUSINESS FOR GOOD for making a huge difference and starting the year off right for our local school-aged kids! This was a tremendous donation of school supplies and we know it will go a long way to help youth succeed in school!

This is community!

CAPTAIN's Treasures September 2022 Specials

SEPTEMBER 1 - 3
Jewelry & Purses - 50% off

SEPTEMBER 4 - 5
​​​​​​​*CLOSED in observance of Labor Day*

SEPTEMBER 6 - 10
Clothing & Shoes - $2.00 each

SEPTEMBER 11
Anything RED, WHITE, OR BLUE - 50% off

SEPTEMBER 12 - 18
Household - 50% off

SEPTEMBER 19 - 25 COLOR WEEK!
Monday, September 19th: 50% off anything RED
Tuesday, September 20th: 50% off anything BLUE
Wednesday, September 21st: 50% off anything GREEN
Thursday, September 22nd: 50% off anything YELLOW
Friday, September 23rd: 50% off anything ORANGE
Saturday, September 24th: 50% off anything BLACK
Sunday, September 25th: 50% off anything WHITE

SEPTEMBER 26 - 30
Clothing - 50% off
*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

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!

Positivity is something you may not always possess, but there are ways to bring it into your life. Surround yourself with positive people, and remind yourself of the positive things in your life and the positive qualities you have.

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!

Taking the first step to volunteer or get involved with an organization is hard, but these steps can help you dive in!

Wow! What a year for Peace Camp at Cheryl's Lodge! The kids learned so much from long-time community hero Grand Master Pai of Pai's Academy of Taekwondo Clifton Park, had fun making and performing skits, and enjoyed a night at Saratoga Performing Arts Center!

Thanks to everyone who made this year's camp a roaring success!

Were you seen at this year's annual An Unbridled Affair Gala? Check out your Smile Lounge photos here!

Back-to-school time can be a learning experience for everybody, even if you don’t have school aged children. It’s a time to remember that no matter where you are in life, you can continue to learn!

Water sustains life. Therefore, it’s vitally important to all of us. This August, celebrate National Water Quality Month by being aware of your water habits and taking steps to ensure clean water for everyone. When we have clean water, we can lead satisfying lives.

A couple weeks ago, we honored the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation for their incredible work in making a difference not only with these amazing horses, but also for changing lives each and every day... or, as they say, "Saving horse, saving lives. Every day." Check out this article that talks about the awesome impact they're having!

Family Fun Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the end of the summer before your children head back to school. Take advantage of these creative and altruistic ideas in order to have the best Family Fun Month possible this August.

Still need to file your taxes? Need to submit an amended return? Have a letter from the IRS? CAPTAIN CHS is proud to announce that, through the support of the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, we've extended our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program through October 31, 2022! Please contact us at 518-371-1185 extension 111 to make an appointment. You'll need to leave your name and phone number and someone will return your call within 48 hours/2-3 business days.

Routine success, I assure you, is anything but routine. When you have an unbroken string of successful events, such as ‘An Unbridled Affair’ – an annual gala benefitting CAPTAIN CHS, the planning for the next ‘Affair’ begins not long after the totals of funds raised are compiled (Note: We are awaiting final figures from Thursday, July 21, 2022 and will update this post,)

CAPTAIN's Treasures August 2022 Specials

AUGUST 1 - 7 COLOR WEEK!
Monday, August 1st: 50% off anything RED
Tuesday, August 2nd: 50% off anything BLUE
Wednesday, August 3rd: 50% off anything GREEN
Thursday, August 4th: 50% off anything YELLOW
Friday, August 5th: 50% off anything ORANGE
Saturday, August 6th: 50% off anything PINK
Sunday, August 7th: 50% off anything PURPLE

AUGUST 8 - 9
ALL ITEMS 50% OFF!

AUGUST 10 - 12
Shoes - $2.00 each

AUGUST 13 - 14
Books - 10 for $1.00

AUGUST 15 - 21
Clothing - 50% off

AUGUST 22 - 28
Household - 50% off

AUGUST 29 - 31
Jewelry and Purses - 50% off

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

Take advantage of the simple ways to find total wellness during August to celebrate National Wellness Month.

Check out what's happening at CAPTAIN CHS and celebrate the many community heroes that make it possible!

Take some time this week to think of a way that you can make a difference in the lives of others and go do it!

The Give65 Event is here! Care Links of Southern Saratoga County is eligible for up to $5,000 in matching funds, but please give now – just click the link below.

Give here: https://www.give65.org/CareLinks

CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CHS) and its partners, including United Way of the Greater Capital Region and the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center, recently kicked off this year's Free Summer Meals Program at the Park Avenue Playground.

Whether you choose to volunteer your time, get involved in the community or even commit time to strengthening your relationships, living an altruistic life provides many ways to impact others around you. 

CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CHS) is proud to present An Unbridled Affair Gala beginning at 6pm on July 21, 2022, at Prime at Saratoga National Golf Club (458 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs).

Join Honorary Chairs Frank and Eileene Armenia, Gala Co-Chairs Denise Desmond and Ashlynn Savarese to celebrate the heroes who make our community and the Thoroughbred Racing industry better! Enjoy fine cuisine and a silent and live auction emceed by Dan Bazile, Spectrum News 1 Anchor. Entertainment is provided by the Melissa Sgambelluri Trio. Tickets are available at www.unbridledaffair.org.

Please join Kevin Marin at Wealth Solutions Network and the Christine Sheppard Agency, Inc. Farmers Insurance TOMORROW for a Lawn Party + Mixed Fundraiser to support the Emergency Food and Hygiene Pantry!

Donate now by clicking here:  www.captaincares.org/lawnparty

Join LookTV as they talk with Andy Gilpin, Executive Director of CAPTAIN Community Human Services.

With school out for the summer, roughly 50,000 kids in the Capital Region are expected to be impacted by food insecurity.

In Mechanicville, Tuesday, United Way of the Capital Region kicked off the start of their summer meals program. Last year the program served more than 7,600 kids.

Thanks to our awesome and amazing CAPteens and our Free Summer Meals volunteers for helping spread the word about this important program at this year's Clifton Park Fourth of July Parade!

CAPTAIN CHS was humbled and proud to participate in the first ever Glove City Pride Event in Gloversville! Our Street Outreach team worked to connect with youth in the community, and raise awareness of the challenges many LGBTQIA youth face.
Thanks to everyone who organized the event and for all that joined! HAPPY PRIDE!

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.

CAPTAIN's Treasures July 2022 Specials

JULY 1 - 3
Anything Red, White, or Blue - 50% off

JULY 4
CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY

JULY 5 - 10
Household - 50% off

JULY 11 - 17
Clothing - 50% off

JULY 18 - 20
All Items - 50% off
Books - 10 for $1.00

JULY 21 - 24
Shoes, Purses, and Jewelry - 50% off

JULY 25 - 31
Household - 50% off

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

Check out our new Emergency Food & Hygiene Pantry Produce Stand! This new initiative will help kids, families, and seniors receiving CAPTAIN CHS services access fresh fruits and vegetables every week.

Thank you to all of our volunteers and supporters for making this possible!

Many of us fail to follow through on creating a new habit that truly sticks. However, If you’re looking for a way to build a habit that lasts, there are some tried-and-true steps you can take to succeed!

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!

Mark your calendars for B Your Best with Dr. Benita Zahn, presented by Care Links of Southern Saratoga County, a program of CAPTAIN Community Human Services.

Create a blueprint for your health by learning new skills leading to sustainable behavior! Free and all are welcome to attend.

More info can be found here:  https://captaincares.org/care-links/b-your-best-with-benita-zahn.html

It was three days of creativity, fun and sharing! Thank you to Terry Peek and Mary Ann Kermani whohelped the kids decorate planters on the first day of mini-camp. Planters were brightly painted with flowers, art deco designs and familiar characters. Check out all of the fun stuff from the To Love A Child newsletter!

Thanks to Donna Bridges for stopping in at our Cheryl's Lodge Senior Group to make beautiful bottle art!

What a fun day of crafts, delicious treats, coffee, and chat about what's been happening in the world.

Buying food from farmers and ranchers has so many great benefits. Consider stopping by your local farmers market to enjoy the many advantages it has to offer.

CAPTAIN Community Human Services, a volunteer-driven organization, is continuing their commitment to provide nutritious meals to school-aged youth again this summer. CAPTAIN CHS and their partners are kicking off this year’s campaign on Tuesday, July 5th, at the Park Avenue Playground in Mechanicville. The Free Summer Meals program has been provided by CAPTAIN CHS since 1991; however, it wasn’t until United Way of the Greater Capital Region provided funding that allowed CAPTAIN CHS to service all of Saratoga County. In 2021, CAPTAIN CHS served over 19,000 meals to children throughout the county, a near 60% increase from pre-pandemic levels according to CAPTAIN’s Executive Director Andy Giplin.

Every year our Middle Schoolers at Cheryl's Lodge are rewarded with an end-of-the-year trip. This time, they chose laser tag and hibachi! It was SO MUCH FUN!

Congrats on a great year everyone!

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!

CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CHS) and its partners are kicking off the 2022 Free Summer Meals Program at the Park Avenue Playground in Mechanicville. The launch will be held on Tuesday, July 5 at 11 a.m.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to focus on your wellness. How you feel trickles into your everyday life, which is why it’s important for you to put your physical and mental health and wellbeing first.

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!

Rising prices are making it harder to fill food pantries and refrigerators in New York and across the nation.

“We’re seeing more and more families come to us, not sure how they’re going to put food on the table or how they’re going to provide for their families," said Andy Giplin of CAPTAIN Community Human Services.

Higher prices caused by inflation, supply chain woes and other factors are making food pantries and the services they provide more critical than ever.

The Saratoga County Alliance to End Homelessness hosted a community forum Wednesday in Saratoga Springs. Officials and staff from local human services organizations are seeking a solution to an issue that has often animated city residents.

It's success story time!

Meet Amber Fuller, an amazing young graduate who's been a student at Cheryl's Lodge of Captain Community Human Services since she was in middle school. While she graduated from college in 2021, we're so happy to see that she could participate in the 2022 graduation in-person.

Graduating Magna Cum Laude, and a member of Signma Beta Delta, we're so proud to see Amber receive her Bachelors in General Management/Business!

Amber's legacy carries on with her two siblings currently following in her footsteps at Cheryl's Lodge Middle School Homework Help!

This is why we do what we do. Thank you to our amazing staff and incredible volunteers - and to you, who make this all possible!

Giving back to the community and making a positive difference for others have always been top priorities for DeCrescente Distributing Company, which serves as the lead organizer of the successful Toys for Toga Annual Holiday Toy and Fundraising Drive. Toys for Toga is charitable a partnership between DeCrescente Distributing Company and other local businesses that raise money and collect toys for distribution to the Franklin Community Center, CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services, and the Mechanicville Area Community Services Center in time for the holidays. DeCrescente Distributing Company leads the important local charitable effort that, now in its ninth year, successfully collected more than 3,000 toys and raised almost $7,000 for area children this holiday season. Toys for Toga is just one of many local charitable activities DeCrescente Distributing Company has championed.

Special thanks to our CAPteens for volunteering at the the Cantina - Saratoga Springs Fun Run at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs on Sunday! These girls came out at 8am after prom to supervise a bounce house slide and it was serious work. Thank you!!!

Please join us and the Saratoga County Alliance to End Homelessness for a roundtable discussion on local homelessness and panhandling on June 8th at 5:30pm at Saratoga Springs City Center.

CAPTAIN CHS's own Executive Director Andy Gilpin will be one of of the panelists talking about the work CAPTAIN CHS and our partners have been doing to address the growing homelessness crisis in Saratoga. Other agency participants include the City of Saratoga Springs, NY Mayor Ron Kim, Saratoga Community Health Center, the Prevention Council of Saratoga County, RISE Housing and Support Services, the Salvation Army - Saratoga Springs, NY, and Shelters of Saratoga.

When times are hard, it’s important to move forward and do what you can for others. Above all, open yourself up to listen and try to better understand the situation from your friend or loved one’s perspective.

New York lawmakers voted Saturday to allow homeless teens to make their own health care decisions without parental consent, including when it comes to gender-affirming care denied to them in other states.

The bill would amend existing public health law to empower children under age 18 who are classified as “runaway or homeless youth,” or RHY, to give consent for medical, dental, health and hospital services, and comes amid a wave of legislation targeting trans kids elsewhere in the nation. In Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has moved to prohibit minors or people with Medicaid from accessing hormone treatment or puberty blockers; in Texas, the state’s child services agency has begun investigating families whose children receive gender-affirming care. After a Senate vote last month, the Assembly approved the measure Friday, sending it to Gov. Kathy Hochul to sign.

A roundtable community discussion will take place at the Saratoga Springs City Center at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8 regarding homelessness and panhandling in the city.

CAPTAIN's Treasures June 2022 Specials

JUNE 1 - 5
Shoes, Purses & Jewelry - 50% off

JUNE 6 - 8
Household - 50% off

JUNE 9 - 10
Books - 10 for $1.00

JUNE 11 - 12
All Frames - 50 Cents!

JUNE 13 - 19
Household - 50%

CLOSED JUNE 20TH IN OBSERVANCE OF JUNETEENTH

JUNE 21 - 26
Clothing - 50% off

JUNE 27 - 30
All Items - EVERYTHING - 50% off

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

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!

June is the first official month of summer, which makes it the perfect opportunity to celebrate the great outdoors!

Come see what a day in the life of a Care Links volunteer looks like, and how just a few hours a week can make a huge impact on the life of a local senior! For more info, visit the Senior Services portion of our website.

Memorial Day is an incredibly special time in America’s history. This weekend, do more than barbecue. Take time to truly commemorate the meaning of the holiday and celebrate the servicemen and women who have given everything to this country.

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!

We have THE BEST TEAM EVER, including our Street Outreach Team - seen here at their May monthly meeting!

Because our programs cover such a large geographic area, our team is spread out in multiple offices and, once a month, they get together to share updates and challenges, and continue building the incredrible comradery that these heroes have every day on the streets working with homeless youth and victims of child sex trafficking.

Please join us in giving them a great, big shout out!

Summer is the perfect time to show your kids that giving back can be fun. Choose an organization that has a shared interest among your family and ask about volunteer opportunities.

All work and no giving back makes for a dull workplace! Talk to your employer about already existing programs such as matching gifts or time off to volunteer.

Check out this incredible concert put on by our dedicated Care Links team and volunteers!

Use the power you have to make the world a brighter, better place, and you’re sure to also experience some of that kindness. Together, we have the power to change the world!

CAPTAIN's Treasures May 2022 Specials

MAY 2 - 4
Purses & Tops - 50% off

MAY 5 - 8
Jewelry - 50% off

MAY 9 - 15
Household - 50% off

MAY 16 - 22
Clothing & Shoes - 50% off

MAY 23 - 28
Household - 50%

CLOSED MAY 29 & 30 IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY

MAY 31
Kids Clothing - 50% off

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

In order to preserve our beautiful planet, it’s going to take work from everybody. Encourage your family and friends to join you so that we can preserve the place we call home!

Now is the perfect time to join a local or national organization as a mentor to help make a difference in the lives of kids around the world. Check out these top reasons you should become a mentor today.

Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned volunteer advocate, read on for ways that you can celebrate Global Volunteer Month and inspire others to join in to make our world a better place.

This April, celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month by working in your community to get up and clean up. There are lots of ways to beautify our world, and together we can keep it that way for generations to come.

CAPTAIN's Treasures April 2022 Specials

APRIL 1 - 3
Jewelry - 50% off

APRIL 4 - 10
Household - 50% off

APRIL 11 - 16
Clothing - 50% off

APRIL 17
CLOSED in observance of Easter

APRIL 18 - 24
Household - 50%

APRIL 25 - MAY 1
Clothing - 50% off

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.

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!

Spring is a time of renewal, and cleaning doesn’t have to simply mean scrubbing the floors! Try these cleaning activities to promote a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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.

Spring break is a time for rest and relaxation, but it has the potential to be so much more. Ask your kids about causes they’re passionate about and try to line those passions up with a local organization.

Women have made massive and inspiring contributions to our communities and the world. Use Women’s History Month as a reminder to celebrate the women in your life who inspire you every day.

CAPTAIN's Treasures March 2022 Specials

MARCH 1 - 6
Household - 50% off

MARCH 7 - 13
Clothing & Shoes - 50% off

MARCH 14 - 16
Purses & Jewelry - 50% off

MARCH 17
Anything GREEN - 50% off

MARCH 18 - 24
Household - 50%

MARCH 25 - 31
WINTER BLOWOUT SALE!
Winter Clothes, Shoes, Boots - $2.00 each
Hats, Gloves & Scarves - $0.50 each

*All sales are final. Anything priced $1 or less is not discounted. Clerks have the final say.

Our Monthly Special listings are currently delayed. We're working to get those out to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience!

In the spirit of “going green” this month, use this holiday  as a reminder to focus on the world around us. Check out these ways you can give the month of March new meaning by going green!

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.

Starting young is a great way to ensure you’re helping to shape givers for years to come, through volunteering and giving back to your community. Whether you’re inspiring your own kids or children in your community, it’s never too early to start inspiring the next generation!

Join Care Links of Southern Saratoga County on March 16th for the Senior Resource Fair and learn all about available services for Southern Saratoga County's seniors!

There’s no doubt that times have been hard in the past few years, and we could all use a reminder to focus on our mental health. Check out these tips to help put yourself first for your overall well-being.

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!

How will you spread love during the month of February? Use one of these ideas or come up with your own! You never know how much a small act of kindness will mean to a person. Get out there and spread the love!