An easy way to support Grassroot Givers and the work we do: as a small nonprofit, it is an honor to be nominated for the Capital Region Gives Times Union Contest. We are asking for your support to get us to the next round of voting. Please support Grassroot givers by going to this link:
and voting for us. Please ask all of your friends and family to vote for us too. We really appreciate your help!
We gratefully accept your next-to-new donations of books, clothing and housewares at our facility Monday through Thursday, from 9:30am through 3:30pm. Please note that we cannot accept donations on Fridays. If you have a large donation or would like to donate at another time or day, please contact us for special arrangements. We are so very grateful for your help and support.
Moolah for Mittens Campaign
Brrr… did you know the average low temperature in Albany during the month of January is 15 degrees? Have you ever seen a homeless veteran receive a pair of gloves – even if they are light blue children’s knit gloves – and be nothing but grateful to have something to keep his hands warm?
During the Holiday season, we receive many beautiful knit gloves, hats and scarves. We share these items with the 400 plus visitors, adult and children, that come in to Grassroot Givers Community store looking for warm, dry clothing, blankets and accessories.
In January, our Moolah for Mittens Campaign focuses on heavy duty (Thinsulate-style) gloves and mittens for adults and children. We keep our shelves stocked according to the specific need.
We hope you will consider making a monetary donation of any amount to support our campaign. A $25 donation will help us purchase 6 pairs of warm gloves. As with all of our programs, your donations help Grassroot Givers fulfill our mission of sharing resources through direct, local giving with dignity. Donations can be mailed to PO Box 84, Delmar, NY 12054.
Thank you for your support!
Direct, local giving… with dignity.
Grassroot Givers Community Store and the Book Project are now at our new location- the GWU Center (old YMCA building) at 274 Washington Avenue in Albany.
We are always accepting like-new clothing for men, women and children. We are especially in need of men’s clothing and socks, hotel toiletries and children’s books.
Store Hours Mon – Thurs. 10-2
Closed on Friday
Donation Drop off – Monday-Thursday, 9:30-2:00. If you have a large volume of donations to drop off, please call ahead to schedule an appointment, 817-5921.
If you have any questions about donations for the Community Store, please contact Roberta at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 817-5921. Questions regarding the Book Project, contact Mary at 542-1276.
Current Collection Drive: gloves and mittens for adults and children and children’s books.
Grassroot Givers Mission:
Grassroot Givers makes the connection between the needs in our community and those who have resources to share. Grassroot Givers supports individual families and over 50 programs run by nonprofit organizations in the Capital Region of Albany, New York.
Two Distinct Areas of Focus: Giving and Volunteering
Giving encompasses Grassroot Givers’ ongoing collection of in-kind goods; child and adult clothing, housewares, linens, books and the coordination of community collection drives.
Volunteering includes special projects throughout the year, as well as our annual community service day, A Day of Simple Giving, held in November.
Shopping with Dignity
The community store is filled with new or like new donations: clothing for children and adults, accessories, linens, pots, pans and house wares. Individuals and families who are homeless, living on a limited income or leaving a shelter to move into a new apartment are welcome.
No money is exchanged. Our monthly shopping guidelines, as well as our registration and check out system, are designed to provide a model for conscientious shopping. Our staff works closely with customers to help them select the items they need, taking into consideration individual circumstances. Our unique guidelines encourage customers to choose what they need for the month as if they were purchasing the items at a retail store.
Grassroot Givers has a new partner, The Book Project
We are excited about building on our foundation of sharing resources by collecting and distributing like-new books to promote the love of reading through book ownership. Our goal is to put books into the hands of those who want them. Individuals, families, soldiers, seniors, school children will have the opportunity to take these books home and add them to their own personal library, to OWN them. We are currently working with Albany City School District teachers to help supplement their classroom libraries.
Now collecting, current (10 years or less) new or like new: · adult paperbacks and hardcover, both fiction and non-fiction · adult biography and history books · teenage fiction and non-fiction · cookbooks · children’s hardcover and softcover picture books · children’s board books · children’s chapter books for elementary and middle school students
Sharing Donations: Grassroot Givers works collaboratively with social workers, clergy, teachers, and directors of nonprofits, to identify specific supplies, material goods and volunteer support needed in our community. We then make a connection with those who have resources to share and deliver the donations directly to those in need.
Grassroot Givers Community Store: Roberta Sandler (518) 817-5921
Grassroot Givers B0ok Project: Mary Partridge-Brown (518) 542-1276