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CAPTAIN's Treasures October 2022 Specials

Shoes & Purses - 50% off

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.

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!

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!

CAPTAIN's Treasures September 2022 Specials

Jewelry & Purses - 50% off

​​​​​​​*CLOSED in observance of Labor Day*

Clothing & Shoes - $2.00 each

Anything RED, WHITE, OR BLUE - 50% off

Household - 50% off

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

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

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

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:

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

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:

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 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:

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%


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%


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

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

Anything GREEN - 50% off

MARCH 18 - 24
Household - 50%

MARCH 25 - 31
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!

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!

CAPTAIN's Treasures February 2022 Specials

Household - 50% off

Shoes, Purses, & Travel Bags - 50% off

Clothing - 50% off

Jewelry & Anything RED - 50% off

FEBRUARY 15 - 20
Household - 50%

FEBRUARY 21 - 28
Clothing - 50%

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

CAPTAIN Community and Human Services is presenting the 2nd Annual Swing Into Action Gold Tournament, taking place on Friday, March 18 at TopTracer Range at Northway Golf Center.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is opening another location in the Capital Region. The grand opening is on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Halfmoon. Opening day will feature a check donation to CAPTAIN Community Human Services.

Have no fear, because spring is around the corner, and warmer months are ahead. In the meantime, take as many steps as you can to boost your mood and help others along the way. 

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance awarded the NYS Response to Human Trafficking Program (RHTP) grant to Safe Inc. of Schenectady, in partnership with CAPTAIN Community Human Services of Saratoga.

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!

Use this as a reminder to commit acts of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Even after the holiday passes, his spirit can carry on. Explore new ways you can give back to your community, involve your family and friends and set attainable goals for yourself.

This January, celebrate National Blood Donor Month by taking steps to go out, roll up your sleeve and give. Set the tone for the month and the rest of the year to live more altruistically.

Ian Anderson is asking that his autograph seekers not come empty-handed to an event this weekend.

The World Series champion pitcher for the Atlanta Braves has teamed with the town to collect items to donate to local service organizations.

Anderson, a graduate of Shenendehowa High School, is scheduled to sign autographs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clifton Park Senior Community Center on the Clifton Common.

The items will be given to the Jonesville United Methodist Church’s Helping Hands Food Pantry; CAPTAIN Community Human Services; Wellspring, a domestic violence and sexual assault services resource for Saratoga County residents; and Shenendehowa’s kindergarten through Grade 12 Bountiful Backpack Program.

CAPTAIN Community Human Services (CAPTAIN CHS) relied on Saratoga Taxi to take homeless and runaway youth to school and healthcare appointments within a 50-mile radius of their shelter in Malta.

CAPTAIN CHS has scrambled to contract other taxi services that do background checks and have GPS safety protocols like Saratoga Taxi. They have relied on staff to transport the youth they serve as well; however, they lack resources, and this is not a sustainable option for them.

“Saratoga County is in need of transportation for low-income community members,” said Andy Gilpin, Executive Director of CAPTAIN CHS. “Saratoga Taxi was one of the larger fleets in the Saratoga area. This is an impact to the community at large.”

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

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!

CAPTAIN's Treasures January 2022 Specials

*Note Treasures is CLOSED January 1st and 2nd.

Clothing - 50% off

Shoes & Purses - 50% off

JANUARY 10 - 16
Household - 50% off

JANUARY 17 - 23
Clothing - 50% off

JANUARY 24 - 26
Jewelry - 50%

JANUARY 27 - 31
Household - 50%

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

Offices Closed: December 31st
Offices Closed: December 31st

Please note our offices will be closed on Friday, December 31st in observance of the New Year. We'll reopen on Monday, January 3rd.

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!

This new year, start off right by living more altruistically… for yourself. Establish new, healthy habits and goals to accomplish in 2022.

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!

Offices Closed: December 24-27
Offices Closed: December 24-27

Merry Christmas! Please note our offices will be closed Friday, December 24th through Monday, December 27th in observance of Christmas. Our Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter and crisis services for homeless youth remain open.

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!

This time of the year is the perfect reminder to consider your altruistic and giving goals for 2022. Take a look below at some ways you can plan out your 2022 giving strategy, from fundraising to volunteering and random acts of kindness!

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

While the holidays are about spending time with others and spreading as much cheer as possible, it’s hard to spread cheer if you aren’t feeling great yourself.

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!

I sent this letter a few weeks ago. I hope it’s arrived in your mailbox.

If it hasn’t, you can read it here...

It tells the story of Emma, one of the many troubled kids we work with. One of too many kids whose childhood has been marred by abuse.

Emma and others like her need continuous support from adults they can trust. You can make that happen by giving generously today.

How will you help spread the word or give back during Universal Human Rights Month? From volunteering to helping advocate and spread awareness, there are so many ways to get involved.

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! ❄️

CAPTAIN's Treasures December 2021 Specials

Clothing - 50% off

Household Items - 50% off

DECEMBER 13 - 15
Shoes & Purses - 50% off

DECEMBER 16 - 19
Household - 50% off

MANIC MONDAY! All items 50% off!

DECEMBER 21 - 23
Jewelry - 50%

*Note Treasures is closed December 24th-27th in observance of the Christmas holiday.

DECEMBER 28 - 31
Clothing - 50% off

*Note Treasures closes early at 2:00pm on Friday, December 31st and will be closed January 1st and 2nd in observance of New Year's Day.

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

In this time of uncertainty, there’s a fundamental truth that gives us hope – that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past year and a half, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. Whether that’s through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.

It's time to take part in the biggest giving day of the year! Celebrate GivingTuesday whether that be through giving your time, your gifts, talents or monetary contributions. Every gift, both big and small, helps make a difference. 

Our community continues to have a long road ahead and it only gets harder during these winter months. That’s why I’ve shared Emma’s story and hope that you’ll be part of finding a positive ending for her and the many kids in our local neighborhoods just like her.

By giving today, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar by two very kind donors. Please give generously to make the most of their match. You can give right now by clicking here to access our secure online donation form.

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!

On behalf of the board, staff, and all of our CAPTAIN CHS family, we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

In gratitude for all that you’ve made possible this year,

Andy Gilpin
Executive Director

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!

No matter what holidays you celebrate, that means plenty more good times to be had before we ring in 2022. It also means it’s time to check in with your 2021 goals! From giving to volunteering to kicking a habit you hoped to leave behind, check out these tips to check in with yourself and finish out 2021 strong! 

It’s not long now until the holidays begin and I just wanted you to know I’ve written a letter that should be with you very soon. It tells the story of a teen named Emma who came into the Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter in serious need.

I really hope you can take the time to read it, because her story is real and sadly, not uncommon or even the worst we’ve seen. It’s the kind of story that drives me to work hard each and every day doing all that we can to make a change.

Check out this month's email newsletter, jam-packed with stories about the difference you're making in our community!

Remember to take care of yourself this holiday season and give back when you can. The spirit of the holiday is all about spending time with the ones you love and giving back where you can! Help spread holiday cheer this year for yourself and others by following these ten steps!

Think about the heroes in your life, whether it’s somebody you know, people in your community or even those across the globe. There are also tons of organizations you could partner with this holiday season to show heroes that you care. Here are some ideas to get you started.

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!

YWCA is scheduled to host a live virtual discussion about homelessness on November 4. The discussion starts at 6:30 p.m. and is facilitated by Nikita Hardy, Affirmative Action Manager for Schenectady County and YWCA board member. Executive Director Andy Gilpin will be one of the panelists.

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!

How will you lead with kindness? There are so many ways you can put your best foot forward in the world. Wake up each and every day asking yourself how you can spread kindness in the world.

CAPTAIN's Treasures November 2021 Specials

Clothing - 50% off

Household Items - 50% off

NOVEMBER 15 - 21
Shoes & Purses - 50% off

NOVEMBER 22 - 28
Household - 50% off

*Note Treasures is closed November 25th and 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

NOVEMBER 29 - 30
Jewelry - 50% off

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

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!

Thank you to our CAPteens, who helped at the Twin Bridges Rotary Club's Pumpkin Pals! This event was in support of the children at the Albany Medical Center and Ronald McDonald House!

Did you know you can enter to win some amazing gift cards by donating at least $20.21 to CAPTAIN CHS and sending your tax receipt to the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce?!? It's the $20.21 Save Our Locals Campaign! Click to learn more...

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.

November is often associated with a time of giving thanks, and this year is no different. In order to get the most out of the month, we’re deeming this as the year to start early. Make the entire month about showing gratitude to those you love, and even strangers.

Check out this month's email newsletter, jam-packed with upcoming events and exciting opportunities to make a difference!

The spooky season is coming to an end before we know it, but that doesn’t mean we’re over October. Scary doesn’t always have to be bad. Instead, use these final weeks as a reminder to do some scary-good deeds and give back to your community.

In order to lead a truly altruistic life, it’s important to take stock of your own mental health, as well as those around you. There are a ton of free resources and tactics you can use to check-in and improve your mental clarity.

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!

Check out photos from our 2021 Volunteer Appreciation Drive-Through Dinner! Thank you to all of our volunteers for everything you do!

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!

CAPTAIN's Treasures October 2021 Specials

Jewelry & Purses - 50% off

Household Items - 50% off

OCTOBER 8 - 10
Shoes - 50% off

OCTOBER 11 - 13
Coats - 50% off

OCTOBER 14 - 17
Clothing - 50% off

OCTOBER 18 - 21
Household - 50% off

OCTOBER 22 - 24
Linens & Pillows - 50% off

OCTOBER 25 - 28
Clothing - 50% off

OCTOBER 29 - 31
Household - 50% off

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

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!

Promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do helps us develop a more informed and inclusive picture for different causes and issues at hand.

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!

Check out this month's email newsletter, jam-packed with community heroes making a difference every day!

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!

In honor of Care Links' 25th Anniversary, we're highlight twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn more about Suzanne Palmieri-O'Connor!

International Day of Peace, recognized on September 21 every year, is the perfect opportunity to promote peace in the world around us.

In honor of Care Links' 25th anniversary, we're sharing highlights about twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn about Ed Baranowski!

In honor of Care Links' 25th anniversary, we're sharing highlights about twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn about Gabrielle Ashley!

Spending quality time with those you love is not only good for the soul, it’s a great step toward living an altruistic life. But how do you put the quality in quality time? Check out these ways to make the most of quality time to help you on your journey toward an altruistic lifestyle. 

A great, big, huge THANK YOU to Tony and the group from DeCrescente Distributing Company for pulling together at the last minute to help a homeless client as they moved into permanent housing! Because of YOU, they now have furniture in a home to call their own!!!

Support CAPTAIN CHS and get a great deal for Boscov's Friends Helping Friends 25th Anniversary! Coupons on sale at CAPTAIN's Treasures now through October 19th!

In honor of Care Links' 25th anniversary, we're sharing highlights about twelve of our incredible volunteers! Today, learn about Robert Alvaro!

A big THANK YOU to Trans-Border Global Freight Systems, Inc. for collecting hygiene items and restocking our empty shelves to help kids, families and seniors in Saratoga County!

Get Moving for Runaway and Homeless Youth!!!

On the Move Health & Fitness, LLC will be hosting two Charity Boot Camps on Saturday, October 2nd and ALL proceeds will support the Runaway & Homeless Youth Shelter!!!

Learn more about On The Move Fitness

Share your thoughts on CAPTAIN CHS!

Join Everyday Warriors on September 27th and support CAPTAIN CHS and other deserving local charities by playing a round of golf! Check it out!

CAPTAIN's Treasures September 2021 Specials

Clothing & Shoes - 50% off

**CLOSED Sunday, September 5th and Monday, September 6th in observance of Labor Day**

Household Items - 50% off

Jewelry & Purses - 50% off

Household Items - 50% off

SUMMER CLOTHING & SHOES BLOWOUT SALE! Buy a CAPTAIN CHS bag for $1.50 and stuff it for $5! Or purchase these items at $2.00 each!

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

Life has been hard lately on us all, but September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. It’s a month dedicated to checking in with yourself, being kind to your inner monologue and truly making sure you get what you need to fill up your cup.

WOW!!! Community Hero Alert!!! Girl Scout Troop 2058! They were able to collect items for 58 men's and women’s hygiene kits including shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors and many other personal care items!!! Thank you so much Girl Scout Troop 2058 and good luck bridging into Senior Girl Scouts! You rock!!!!!

Community Heroes Alert! The Town of Clifton Park held a school supply drive this past weekend and it was very successful!

Thank you to everyone who dropped off school supplies and to the Town for hosting this wonderful event and all of your ongoing support for kids, families, and seniors in our community!

This year, Jersey Mike's Day of Giving brought in over $80,000 in donations to support CAPTAIN CHS's homeless and runaway youth programs. Although this year was record-breaking, the partnership between Jersey Mike's and CAPTAIN CHS has long impacted our community. Check out a wonderful video produced by Emotivo Productions and highlighting the work Jersey Mike's and its customers have made possible.

Our Executive Director Andy Gilpin sat down with Look TV to talk more about Free Summer Meals and how you're helping to end hunger in our community.

Thank you to Kohl's for donating 1,346 products from the Lauren Conrad Beauty line! When times are tough, beauty products are often one of the first things to go in the budget. This is especially true for homeless families and youth. Many of the teens we help at our Runaway and Homeless Youth Center have nothing but the clothes on their back when they arrive. From our programs for homeless teens to our supportive housing apartments to our holiday Toy Shop to our food pantry, these products will go a long way to raising spirits during these challenging times!

A huge thank you to the Saratoga County Sheriff's Department who came to talk with our Peace Camp kids about being a Police Officer and brought their special K9 Officer along. The kids LOVED the K9 Officer and I must admit we did try to keep him as a employee of the camp!

Thank you Jackie for speaking out about the importance of Free Summer Meals! And thanks to all who continue to advocate to maintain the expanded reach of this incredibly impactful program!

Grama Tippy Toes and the Cheryl's Lodge staff celebrating at 2021 Peace Camp!

"The Best Treasure We've Found Is Each Other"
"The Best Treasure We've Found Is Each Other"

This is Janet (left) and Alice (right) who are regular customers here at CAPTAIN'S Treasures. Janet and Alice met here at the store and have been friends ever since. Alice said, "The best treasure we found was each other."

Community Hero Alert! Thank you to Baptiste Power Yoga Capital District and owners Sheryl Campbell and Jessica Padula for hosting a donation class on June 21st that raised $400 for CAPTAIN CHS!

August 14 is recognized as Financial Awareness Day. You can celebrate by planning your own future, teaching others to plan for theirs or giving back to your community.

“Thanks to the diligence of our community, we’re so excited to be back in person for our event this year,” said Executive Director Andy Gilpin. “The gala and auction are our largest fundraisers of the year and are critical to sustaining our local programming, in particular our programs for runaway and homeless youth.”

When you open yourself up to actively listening, you’ll be surprised at how much you gain in return. Check out these tips to implement active listening into your lifestyle, as well as what you can take away in return!

When it comes to our world, it’s always a good time to check in with how we can love it back for providing us with a home all these years.

CAPTAIN's Treasures August 2021 Specials

AUGUST 2 - 8
Clothing - 50% off

AUGUST 9 - 15
Jewelry and Purses - 50% off

AUGUST 16 - 22
Household Items - 50% off

AUGUST 23 - 29
ALL Clothing - 50% off

AUGUST 30 - 31

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

Friday, July 30 is considered International Day of Friendship. Celebrate with these ways you can show the people you love the most just how much they mean to you.

Were you SEEN at our annual gala? Check out the amazing photographs on the Times Union website!