Watertown Correctional Facility Supports Holiday Gifts for Children

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Members of the NYS Correctional Officers & Police Benevolent Association (NYSCOPBA) from the Watertown Correctional Facility made a donation of $1,000 to the Community Action Planning Council in support of holiday gifts for children. The donation was inspired by an appeal made by Senator Patty Ritchie in which she urged the local community to support charities that distribute Christmas gifts to children of low-income families.  When representatives from CAPC visited Senator Ritchie’s district office in Watertown to pick up toys, they were greeted by NYSCOPBA officers from the Watertown Correctional Facility who presented the check.  Watertown Correctional Facility NYSCOPBA members have recently donated a total of $5,700 in support of charities, including Hospice of Jefferson County, the Children’s Miracle Network, Meals on Wheels, the Carthage Area Hospital and Watertown Urban Mission.

 

Pictured (from left):  Officer Edward Jewett, NYSCOPBA Watertown Correctional Facility Chief Sector Steward, Sharon Bouchard, CAPC Family Center Director, and Sergeant Steven LaPlaca, NYSCOPBA Watertown Correctional Facility Treasurer.

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Law Firm Supports Food Pantry

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The Wladis Law Firm (East Syracuse, NY) made a gift of $500 and food and personal items in support of the Community Action Planning Council Food Pantry.

 

Pictured, from left: Mark Wladis, Jennifer Granzow, Wladis Law Firm, Sharon Bouchard, CAPC Family Center director, and Leann West, Wladis Law Firm.

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Assemblywoman and Kinney Drugs Deliver Books by the Ton

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Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell and Kinney Drugs delivered thousands of children’s books to the Community Action Planning Council on December 12, 2011.  The books were collected through Addie’s Books for Children (ABC), an initiative that began three years ago when Assemblywoman Russell set out to promote reading and to ensure that all children receive the gift of books. This year, the program was significantly expanded through a partnership with Kinney Drugs who featured drop boxes for books in Kinney Drug stores throughout Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties. A number of school groups also participated, with Assemblywoman Russell picking up books at Canton Middle School, Philadelphia Primary School and Indian River High School. Books collected in St. Lawrence County were made available to the St. Lawrence County Community Development Program and those collected in Jefferson County were made available to the Community Action Planning Council. Both agencies will distribute books to children from low-income families.

 

Pictured (from left): Rob LaMarche, Kinney Drugs; Jason Case, Kinney Drugs; Melinda Gault, CAPC executive director; Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell.

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CAPC Welcomes Home Adopted Platoon

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Throughout the year, staff members at the Community Action Planning Council sent care packages to the men and women of Alpha Company, 277 ASB, TF Mountain Eagle, serving in Afghanistan.  The platoon was honored during a special luncheon at CAPC on December 5.  CAPC extends deep appreciation to these brave soldiers for their service to their country.  Welcome home!

 

CAPC Executive Director Melinda Gault presents recognition plaque to Staff Sergeant Bernal, Fort Drum.

 

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