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Given unprecedented times, The Food Pantries for the Capital District is working to ensure that our local food pantries are prepared in the face of circumstances which are devastating to the most vulnerable community members.

With schools now re-opened and soon closing for the summer, hourly and low wage workers losing income, businesses still hurting, and seniors feeling isolated: local food pantries are able to help.

Natasha Pernicka is the Executive Director of The Food Pantries for the Capital District.

The Food Pantries For The Capital District continue to face staggering challenges and increases in need as the Coronavirus pandemic rages on.

Executive Director, Natasha Pernicka, joins us.

  Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Today we learn about the work of the Saratoga Senior center. Since 1955 the mission of the Saratoga Senior Center is to empower seniors to achieve and maintain personal independence and individual well-being by providing the program structure and support services necessary for healthy recreation, companionship, social involvement, and problem solving.

Lois Celeste is the Executive Director of Saratoga Senior Center - starting her 11th year with the agency.

Unity House is a Rensselaer County-based human service agency that provides a wide range of services to meet the otherwise unmet needs of people in the community who are hurting and struggling. They assist those who are living in poverty, adults living with mental illness or HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence, and children with developmental delays. They work to achieve social justice in our community and to create a better understanding of those we serve.

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Founded in 1983, Joseph’s House and Shelter in Troy, NY is a community-based, not for profit corporation that provides a continuum of homeless services to residents of the Capital Region.

Joseph’s House provides emergency shelter or support services to an average of 1700 men, women and children yearly. Central to Joseph’s House mission is to provide non-judgmental services to end homelessness. The staff works to build relationships based on each guest’s & tenant’s strengths and capacities. Treating each person with dignity & respect, and promoting self-determination empowers guests and tenants to make healthier choices.

So, with these unprecedented times, Joseph’s House is working to ensure they are prepared in the face of circumstances which are devastating to the most vulnerable community members. We speak with Executive Director Kevin O'Connor.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

St. Catherine’s Center for Children in Albany, New York provides a comprehensive range of human services designed to offer hope, foster growth, and improve the lives of the children and families they serve. We are joined by St. Catherine’s Center for Children Executive Director Frank Pindiak and Director of Development Lisa Wallock.

Falling Into Place: IPH

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  Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise … see more progress.

The mission of Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless (IPH) in Albany, New York is to address the needs of the homeless and low-income community by providing a continuum of services to encourage self-sufficiency, empowerment, and stability.

We are joined by Marketing Communications Director for IPH Erin Coufal.

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The Jajja’s Kids program is a collaboration between Jajja’s Kids, Inc. in the United States and Jajja’s Kids–Africa based in Kampala, Uganda. Together, they provide support for twenty children and the staff of six who care for them. The ultimate goal is for Jajja’s Kids–Africa to become a self-sustaining program offering former street children a chance to succeed in life.

The USA component of Jajja’s Kids, Inc. is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization in upstate New York. Jajja’s Kids 8th Annual Fundraiser will take place this Sunday, September 22 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Revolution Hall in Troy, New York. The theme of this year's fall fundraiser is "Under One Sky" – based on the song written by Ruth Pelham.

We are joined by Jajja’s Kids, Inc. President Diane Reiner and Jajja’s Kids–Africa Program Director Ronnie Sseruyange.

    Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities…see more promise…see more progress.

This morning we focus of Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County and speak with Executive Director Judy Smith and Project Coordinator Linda Feldmann.

  Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between-not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation: Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This morning we learn about Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a not-for-profit that makes and delivers beds to kids without beds. We welcome James Welch and Beth Heffern.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has been serving a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling critical illnesses since 1980.

The original wish-granters Kay and Tommy Austin will be special guests at the Make-A-Wish Northeast New York Gala on March 23 at the Hall of Springs in Saratoga Springs, New York. The event will focus on the mission of the local organization, with Wish Kids and families in attendance to share their stories, and the Austins will represent Wish Granters, the volunteers vital to turning wishes into actual experiences.

We are joined by Tommy Austin and CEO of Make-A-Wish Northeast New York, William C. Trigg, III.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress. This morning we focus on The Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York with Executive Director, Mark Quandt.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of and fosters collaboration between not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise … see more progress.

This week featuring: Capital District Women’s Employment and Resource Center which is celebrating 30 years of service this year. We are joined by Executive Director Elizabeth Miller Guthier.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This week we’ll learn about Colonie Senior Service Centers from Executive Director of Colonie Senior Service Centers Diane Conroy-LaCivita and Director, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of the Capital Region Michael Snyder.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of  -- and fosters collaboration between -- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This week we feature Family Promise of the Capital Region. We are joined by Executive Director of Family Promise of the Capital Region, Mary Giordano; and Chaplain of the Shrine Church of Our Lady of the Americas, Fr. Frank O’Connor. Fr. O’Connor founded Family Promise of the Capital Region and is currently vice-president of the board of directors.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Today we learn about Berkshire Food Project’s Empty Bowl fundraising event which takes place this year on Friday, May 4 with seatings at 5:30 PM and 7 PM inside the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Executive Director of Berkshire Food Project Kim McMann, and owner of Jackie Sedlock Pottery Jackie Sedlock join us.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities. Dan Doern, Kenzie Fields, and Odie Fields (age 13) are here today to tell us about their experiences participating as host families in The Berkshires.

This morning we learn about the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. Over the years, hundreds of donors have come to the Community Foundation to facilitate their charitable giving. Some support many different charities, and want to streamline their giving through a single fund.

Others want to set up scholarships or endow funds to support their favorite organizations in the future. Some donors come to the Foundation with broader goals. They may want to support a particular area of need - the arts or healthcare, for example - or they may have the simple desire to support the community as a whole.

Joining us this morning, we welcome president & CEO, John Eberle, Communications Director Siobhan Kent, and Executive Vice President and head of grant-making, Jackie Mahoney.

  Our "Falling into Place" series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise … see more progress.

Northern Rivers Family of Services helps change lives by shaping the future of those they serve throughout the Capital Region and beyond. They are a family of human services agencies who work together and are committed to helping children, adults, and families. We are joined by Director of Training Jillian Gecewicz and “Camp to Belong” Head Counselor and Student Intern and Volunteer Specialist Rhonda Daniel.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This week we focus on the St. Paul’s Center in Rensselaer. They have provided shelter and support services for over 11 years to more than 2,300 mothers and children who are without a place to call home. Over the last three years, they have expanded services to include rapid rehousing and scattered site permanent supportive housing, allowing them to serve even more families in more impactful ways. Tracy Picher is the executive director.

Our tech guru Jesse Feiler joins us this morning and has brought a special guest to discuss his latest project.

Jesse is an app developer, author, and consultant specializing in small business and nonprofit organizations. He is the author of the new book: “Learn Computer Science with Swift.” His most recent apps are “CyberContinuity,” a free app to learn about your vulnerabilities

His brand new book is “The Nonprofit Risk Book: Finding and Managing Risk in Nonprofits and NGOs” written with Gail Nayowith. 

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place. Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Today we’ll learn about Unity House and its partnerships with Capital Roots and Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO). We are joined by Mandy Brown, Special Events Coordinator at Unity House; Amy Halloran, Food Justice Case manager at Unity House; Will Malcolm, Food Access Manager at Capital Roots; Renata Gwozdz, Community Service Manager at CEO.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Brian Hassett, President and CEO, United Way of the Greater Capital Region joins us to tell us about its Dial 2-1-1 program and Rensselaer Runs United.

  

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Robin Christenson is executive director of Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar. Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar is the only college access and success program in the area. The program assists low-income, academically promising students to prepare for college success starting in the 10th grade. 

  Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This morning we focus on Hixny - fostering collaboration within the healthcare community; a collaboration that would result in the secure, digital exchange of patient data. Bryan Cudmore is a Hixny Vice-President. 

  Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Castle Island Bilingual Montessori provides an accessible world-class education, fully immersed in English and Spanish, in a fully implemented Montessori environment for families in the Capital Region of New York.

We are joined by Diane Nickerson, Founding School Director and John Riccardo, AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) assigned to Castle Island as Outreach Coordinator.

  Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This morning we talk about The Enchanted City – the Steampunk Tale of Troy, NY. Susan Dunckel, the producer of The Enchanted City' and Cheryl Kennedy, the economic developer for the city of Troy and an honorary committee member for The Enchanted City.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

This morning we focus on: The People's Place is a thrift store and food pantry located in Kingston NY. Founded in 1972, their mission is to feed, clothe and respond to the essential needs of the people in Ulster County with kindness, compassion and the preservation of human dignity.

We are joined by Tim Hurley, Board President and Christine Hein, Executive Director.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -- and fosters collaboration between -- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Today we learn about MAMI (originally the Multicultural Association of Medical Interpreters of Central New York, Inc). We are joined by Executive Director Cornelia E. Brown, Ph. D. and Albany Office Liaison, Diane Mbombo, from Congo.

Our Falling into Place series spotlights the important work of -and fosters collaboration between- not-for-profit organizations in our communities; allowing us all to fall into place.

Falling Into Place is supported by The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Providing a helping hand to turn inspiration into accomplishment. See more possibilities … see more promise… see more progress.

Capital Roots is a 40-year-old nonprofit organization that nourishes healthy communities with 52 Community Gardens, the Veggie Mobile, Healthy Stores, the Produce Project, Squash Hunger and more. Capital Roots is headquartered at the Urban Grow Center, a regional food hub focused on urban agriculture and produce distribution to four counties, enabling Capital Roots to triple our ability to deliver fresh food and services to underserved neighborhoods and low-income families.

Amy Klein, Chief Executive Officer of Capital Roots joins us.

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