A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up and make new trees”. – Amelia Earhart Sunday we shared with 75 people. We had a new donation we have not shared before, spider plants. Our donor made cuttings of a home plant and carefully reported them all withContinue reading “Schenectady Sunday”
What a heck of a team!!!! Organized chaos at times, but it all comes together perfectly! We had a lot of wonderful hot breakfast meals. Chicken and Waffles, Egg and Cheese bake, breakfast burritos, French toast sticks, waffles and more!!! We shared essentials, Hygiene, pantry items, snacks, baby items, toys, school supplies, baked goods, hotContinue reading “Rensselaer – New Time”
Tonight we celebrated StreetSoldiers “Birthday”!!!! What started with one small table and a pot of soup has grown to three thriving and growing locations that consist of dozens of volunteers and hundreds of friends being served weekly. Families have been reunited, people have entered and completed rehab, friends have gotten into housing. We have sharedContinue reading “Happy Birthday!”
“Community is much more than belonging to something; it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter”. – Brian Solis Yesterday we had a beautiful day for sharing. While the team set up between 2 and 4 pm the line continued to grow. Many of our friends arrive as early as 10 am on Sundays.Continue reading “Making Belonging Matter”
Build someone up. Put their insecurities to sleep. Remind them that they’re worthy. Tell them they’re magical. Be a light in a too often dim world This is what happens every Friday night. Our volunteers are so amazing and show our friends so much love and respect. We are there, building eachother up, giving hope,Continue reading “Wonderful Fridays”
What happens when a community comes together….!? Kindness multiplies and hearts swell. We shared Toys, kids bikes, clothing, hygiene, daily essentials, pantry and snack items, pastries and baked goods, hot coffee, fresh fruits and vegetables and our hot breakfast meals that included sausage sandwiches, egg burritos, spinach quiche. Nutella, peanut butter and cinnamon waffle sandwichesContinue reading “A Community Comes Together”
In an effort to continue to beat the heat and maximize shade we shifted our line again on Father’s Day. We added DIY spray tents made from gardening supplies to help cool us down. Our special table had gifts for our fathers and father figures and everyone in line was able to get a giftContinue reading “News from Schenectady”
Hearts that beat to the tune of kindness can change the rhythm of the world! StreetSoldiers has that beat!!! Our Friday night with our friends in the park is always such a humble way to end our week. We all come together. We talk, we laugh, we dance, sing. There’s high fives, fist bumps andContinue reading “So Many Thanks”
See a need, fill a need! Because of you and your donations, we were able to give our new friend brand new socks and sneakers. We were also able to give him a bag of easy open meals to eat, water, juice, a large tarp, umbrella, ponchos, new underwear, flashlight and a hot breakfast withContinue reading “Because of You!”
Last Sunday we had a big event! We had our second on-site Covid-19 vaccination clinic thanks to the Schenectady County Public Health Services team, we had our second pop-up food pantry thanks to Schenectady Inner City Ministry. We were able to fulfill a special request for pots and pans and a shelf to keep themContinue reading “Grateful at Zion Lutheran Church”
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