The Rensselaer Club | Troy, New York

Our members have a diverse group of philanthropic interests.  The organizations listed here are always in need of helping hands. 










Check the "Happenings" Page for upcoming events.

Hope 7 - Christmas Time Giving  - 


A long standing tradition, Hope 7 works diligently to match needy families with generous benefactors for this all important season for children.  Families are interviewed to determine level of need and sponsors are given in depth forms with detailed information on the needs and wishes of the children they wish to help. Emphasis is placed on first the provision of warm winter clothing and then on toys, books, etc. the children are longing for. It is strictly up to the sponsor to decide what is to be purchased. For 2017, 543 children were helped between adoptions and our Santa Shop.


We do all we can to make the process run smoothly in order to provide a positive, fun, and most importantly, rewarding experience for you as the sponsor and a stress free holiday season for families who don’t have any idea how they are going to make their children’s holidays great! We have sponsors who return year after year after having such positive experiences with us.

Guilderland Food Pantry

This year marks a special milestone for the GFP. We will be celebrating our 40th anniversary of service to the food insecure in our town. What was started in a closet by Bertie Chesborough has blossomed into a six days a week program with more than 50 volunteers faithfully serving hundreds of our neighbors in need each month.