November 24, 2015

Dear Friends:

Last night the Schenectady Damien Center experienced a fire, which was responded to quickly by the Schenectady Fire Department.  No one was in the building at the time.

The building is in good shape, but has experienced smoke and water damage, which we anticipate being remedied over the next few weeks.  The fire was electrical and contained on the second floor.

Thus, we will be closing the Schenectady Damien Center from now through the month of December and will reopen in January. 

Please let members know to call Barb at 518-449-7119 x108 or Lindsey at 518-449-7119 x111 as we will work to ensure our members who use the Schenectady Damien Center have services as well as transportation to the Albany Damien Center during this time.

Our many thanks to the Schenectady Fire Department for their quick response, which saved the building.  More information will be provided on our website at as we have it.



Perry Junjulas, Executive Director
The Albany & Schenectady Damien Centers

Thank you, one and all!

Many thanks to all those who contributed to the success of SICM's

8th Annual Harvest for the Pantry

fundraiser. We served almost 200 people and raised a large sum of money (that's still being counted!) to help put food on the shelves of the Emergency Food Pantry.

The Food Pantry...

Help! The Food Pantry is looking for a few people to help out on a Wednesday or Thursday for an hour or two with cleaning up the community garden.  Please contact Shennan at 346-4445 if you are available to help out.

Wanted:  egg cartons for the Food Pantry!  Please drop off at the Food Pantry at 839 Albany Street.  Thank you!

Can you help?  The Food Pantry is in need of magazines and children's books for the guests using the Pantry.  If you would like to make a donation of these items, please bring them to the Pantry at 839 Albany Street (preferred) or the SICM Office at 1055 Wendell Avenue.  Magazines should be of general interest to the public, and books for children of all ages are welcomed.  Thank you!

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