June and August, 2008

Thank you to all the 2008 Trailblazer Luncheon attendees who contributed toward Baskets of Hope, a collection of toiletries and school supplies to benefit survivors of domestic violence through Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County. Your generosity was amazing! At right, DVRC Executive Director Maggie Fronk (left) and Women’s Fund Steering and Volunteer Committee member Ellie Alexander stand with all the donations.

We collected all of the following new items:

  • skin and body care products – including hotel and store sample sizes
  • make-up
  • razors
  • toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • pens, pencils, crayons
  • notebooks
  • rulers

We also received donations of gift bags and cotton tote bags.

As a followup to the collection, Women’s Fund volunteers helped create baskets from the supplies with project organizer The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County’s Women in Business Committee. Thank you to volunteers Leslie Kesner, Amy Clinton, Susan Houpt and Megan Allen for participating.