For the 10th year in a row, Glen-Worden's grade 5 students converged on the City Mission in Schenectady this Saturday morning from 8-9 a.m. to serve more than 300 meals to the men, women and children who reside there and stop in for breakfast every day.
The school has done this service-learning project since 2001.
Dozens of parents and the teachers also participate in this event.
The 50 students made place mats and collect items for the mission's Family Life Center. They sang patriotic songs at the end of the morning.
Students will also be at the City Mission from 4:30-6:30 on Wednesday to bake muffins for Saturday's breakfast.
All activities happen in the City Mission's Campbell Dining Hall, 512 Smith Street, Schenectady.
Many donations made this project possible
Several area businesses and individuals donated toward the City Mission breakfast. More than $1,000 was collected; the balance of the collected funds will be donated directly back to the City Mission:
• Scotia-Glenville GIVE Program, $250
• Frank & Sons Body Works, $50
• Fortitech, $200
• Shave General Contracting, $50
• CME Equipment, $50
• The Riddell Group, $100
• SanSouci Restaurant, $25
• Curves, $25
• Chris Robinson, $20
• Carm’s Collection Jar, $35
• Capital District Endondics, $100
• Charles Palmer Insurance, $25
• 1st National Bank of Scotia, $100
Total Cash Donations
• Stewarts, 15 gallons of orange juice
• Carm’s Restaurant, 350 sausages
• Rhondalynn Neal, 30 lb muffin mix & fruit cups ($30)
• Price Chopper, $10 gift card, cups and napkins
• Hannaford, $25 worth of sausage.
• Dairy Circus, Paper Plates
• Manhattan Bagel, Bagels
• Jennifer and George Burns, 5 gallons of orange juice
Here are some pictures from today's event. Click on the photo to enlarge it:
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