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.

Community Caregivers Inc.  is a local not for profit organization founded over 20 years ago with the goal of neighbors helping neighbors.
  We are always looking for volunteers to provide transportation, grocery shopping, friendly visits, caregiver respite, light chores, assistance with paperwork and telephone assurance calls.  Our mission is to provide assistance to those in our communities who need a little help so they can stay in their homes and live independently  and with dignity.  Our services are provided free of charge. The areas served by Community Caregivers are the Towns of Bethlehem, Guilderland,  New Scotland, Altamont and the Hill Towns as well as parts of the City of Albany. Every precaution is taken to ensure the comfort and safety of both volunteers and clients - all are screened by our professional staff.

Interested folks should contact Edna Mae Reilly at for further information.

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.