Adopted Nonprofit Program Adopted Non-Profit History:The program began in 2002 as a means to educate and increase awareness of local non-profit agencies, and to provide volunteer opportunities for WBC members. The Regional Food Bank was selected as the first adopted organization. It proved to be a rewarding experience for both the WBC members and the Food Bank, and it was decided to continue the program.
For more information, contact:
Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber
Brandi Miller at (518) 431-1443
The Women's Business Council is pleased to announce its Adopted Nonprofit for 2015 is St. Paul's Center. The nonprofit was chosenfrom a large pool of worthy organizations.
The concept for St. Paul's Centerbegan in 2001 when St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rensselaer merged with St.Timothy's Lutheran Church in North Greenbush. Faced with the decision of whatto do with a 100-year-old building in the inner city, a task force learned thatshelter beds for homeless women and children were the most critical unmet needin the county and voted unanimously to donate the building to the project.
With grant money, the building wasrenovated into a 19-bed shelter for women and children and opened its doors inOctober 2006. The Center has become an important link in the homeless servicescommunity. Since 2006, it has assisted more than 200 families.
Throughout 2015, WBC will raisemoney for the Center at its monthly programs and its signature event - the WBCHoliday Fundraiser in December. The Center and the WBC will collaborate duringthe year on other opportunities to generate donations.
St. Paul's Center
WBC Adopted Nonprofits
The WBC's Adopted Nonprofit program began in 2002 as a means to educate and increase awareness of local nonprofit agencies, and to provide volunteer opportunities for WBC members. The Regional Food Bank was selected as the first adopted organization. It proved to be a rewarding experience for both the WBC members and the Food Bank, and it was decided to continue the program:
2014: The Bus Stop Club
2013: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of NENY
2012: Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB)
2011: Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless
2010: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
2009: Dress for Success
2008: Colonie Senior Service Centers Inc.
2007: Girls Incorporated of the Greater Capital Region
2006: Unity House of Troy, Inc.
2005: The Women's Employment & Resource Center (WERC)
2004: Clearview Center
2003: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
2002: Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York