A New York state Senator and the Dutchess County executive have launched a donation drive to support those caring for the children of first responders, healthcare workers and other essential employees.
State Senator Sue Serino and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro say there continues to be a need for personal protective equipment and other supplies at local childcare centers. The initiative, which is part of “Dutchess Responds,” is in partnership with the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam. Donated items will be delivered to area childcare providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Child Care Council is most in need of: adult-sized face masks; disinfecting wipes; paper towels; gloves; bleach; and toilet paper.
Donations can be dropped off, by appointment only, at the Child Care Council of Dutchess and Putnam, Inc.’s office, located at 301 Manchester Road in Poughkeepsie. Individuals should call the office at 845-473-4141 ext. 210 to schedule a drop-off time.