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.
More Volunteer Opportunities
The Rensselaer Club values volunteer efforts, collects for charities throughout the year, and encourages members to volunteer their time to local, worthwhile efforts. See where YOU can help out in the Albany area at www.servealbany.com. Looking for something to do on Thanksgiving? Go to www.equinoxinc.org to see how you can help!
The Regional Food Bank NEEDs YOUR HELP!
"We have opened additional shifts in our Salvage Sorting Room packing non-perishable food donations and need some extra hands. If you are over the age of 18 and have Tuesday evenings available, we would love to see you at the Regional Food Bank!"