COVID-19 Relief Funds, Donation Requests, and Local Fundraisers in Saratoga
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect communities in the Saratoga area and around the world, everyone is working hard to face these unprecedented challenges. Nonprofit organizations, arts and cultural centers, local businesses, and those who are out of work need our support to make it through this difficult period together. If you'd like to help, then check out these Saratoga area relief funds, fundraisers, and donation requests and give what you can.
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Support These Local Organizations & Fundraisers
A group of six local brewers (Northway Brewing, Bolton Landing Brewing Company, Adirondack Brewery, Druthers Brewing Co., Artisanal Brew Works, and Common Roots Brewing Company) have teamed up to produce a lager called "Negative Input."
All profits from the sale of this beer will be distributed to local tipped workers who are currently out of work. You can donate to the cause directly, or find a location selling this special beer.
Although you can't visit Caffe Lena, the folk music venue is bringing the music to your home through their online Stay Home Sessions concert series. Tune in to a live concert, and if you can, donate to the performing artist directly.
Franklin Community Center
Make a donation to Franklin Community Center's food pantry and help out families in need. They are limiting the number of people in the building, so please bring your food donations to the community center's drop box (located just inside the white picket fence off Franklin Street in Saratoga).
Home Made Theater
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Home Made Theater to postpone upcoming performances this spring. Support the local arts organization financially and sign up to become a member.
Saratoga Bridges in Ballston Spa needs your generosity now more than ever as they address the COVID-19 pandemic. Donate to their COVID-19 Relief Fund and help them purchase the necessary resources to ensure their individuals and staff members stay healthy and safe.
Find More Great Causes to Support
The Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Fund
Many artists across all disciplines have found themselves without work or with a reduced income during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help alleviate some of the stress artists are facing, you can donate to The Creative Impact: Capital Region Artist Fund, which will provide gift card payments to artists in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties.
The Food Pantries for the Capital District
The Food Pantries for the Capital District ensures that local food pantries are prepared to meet the needs of families and individuals in the community. Take action today by making a cash donation or donating food and personal hygiene and household products.
Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York provides assistance to food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, and other charitable agencies. Your financial donation will help them respond to people in need in the community.
The Saratoga Center For The Family
By donating to The Saratoga Center For The Family, you are helping the nonprofit provide key services and programs to their clients and the Saratoga area community. You can find donation information on their website.
Saratoga County Animal Shelter
The Saratoga County Animal Shelter and their core volunteers are working hard to provide animal care during this public health crisis. You can assist them by making a monetary donation to the shelter or purchasing items on their Amazon wish list.
Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.
The Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc. is currently providing food packages by delivery through a Mobile Food Pantry. Make a donation on their website and support this key program.
Saratoga Hospital Foundation
Join Saratoga Hospital in their fight against COVID-19 by contributing supplies, food, and monetary donations. Their COVID-19 Response Fund will provide resources to source essential supplies and offer the best emergent care to patients.
The Saratoga Senior Center
Would you like to support The Saratoga Senior Center and their mission to provide older adults with the services they need to maintain personal independence and well-being? Consider becoming a member or making a direct donation on their website.
Stronger Together Schuylerville
Established by the Saratoga County Foundation, Stronger Together Schuylerville is an online portal that allows visitors to donate money to support the SAFER Food Pantry in Schuylerville. 100% of contributions from this online portal will be donated.
United Way of the Greater Capital Region
In response to COVID-19, the United Way of the Greater Capital Region has teamed up with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to create The Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund. This fund will provide flexible resources to 501c3 organizations that are working with local communities disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus.