Event:    Dinner at Capital City Rescue

Date:      Monday, September 23

Join in prepping, serving and cleaning up after a meal for the folks who reside at the CCRM.  Join parishioner, Jerry Donovan, on Monday, September 23 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.  They will meet at the Mission, located at 259 South Pearl Street Albany NY  12202.  Please contact Jerry at jdonovan@cooleybrand.com  if you plan to join him.


Event:  Capital Roots Garden

Date:    Thursday, September 19

We will meet on Thursday, September 19 from 9:00 am – Noon at Capital Roots’ Troy Produce Project Farm, located at 261 8th Street Troy NY to work in the garden.  Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to work rain or shine…they have two hoop houses in the event of rain. Contact Liz Jelstrom at (518) 462-1336 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org if you can help, or fill out form to the right. Check out the great work Capital Roots does in the community:  www.capitalroots.org


Event:  Capital Roots

Date:    Monday, October 21

Join us on Monday, October 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Capital Roots’ Food Hub, 594 River Street in Troy, to help cut up produce for distribution to folks who don’t have easy access to fresh food. Be sure to wear close-toed shoes! Contact Liz Jelstrom at (518) 462-1336 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org if you can help


Event:     Fall Hospitality Crews

Date:        various

We are looking for men, women and teenagers who might be interested in helping before and after our upcoming 8:00 and 10:00 am fall hospitality events.  The next date where help is needed is October 6.  Help is needed from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. Contact Carm Turpin  at cturpin55@gmail.com if you can help out.


Love to Drive?  Looking for a New Opportunities to Serve?

  • The Schuyler Inn, located at 575 Broadway, Menands, NY  12204, in conjunction with Albany County Department of the Aging is in need of volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to seniors living in Albany County.  Volunteer routes and days vary.   Volunteer opportunities are generally available Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Drivers can use their own vehicle or one provided through the program.  Volunteers can shadow a current driver to see if it is the right “volunteer fit”.   Training is provided.  Meals are picked up at the Schuyler Inn, already labeled and in order of delivery with a route sheet with addresses.  Consider pairing up with a friend to serve!  They are in particular need of  drivers on Thursday and Friday mornings in Latham and one on Wednesday mornings in Colonie.   Volunteer drivers may be the only person they see in a day!  A wonderful opportunity to deliver a healthy meal and share a friendly “hello” with our seniors.  Contact Liz Jelstrom at (518) 462-1336 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org for more information.

Capital Region Furniture Bank needs drivers

  • Who know the Capital Region or can use GPS
  • Can operate a 16 ft. box truck (CDL license NOT required)
  • Can volunteer 4-6 hours a week

Contact Liz Jelstrom at (518) 462-1336 or service@stpiusxloudonville.org for more information on either opportunity.

USCRI (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants): Help newly arrived refugees to settle and succeed in Albany.  These future citizens need mentors and advocates to help them to adjust to and thrive in our community.  This is a great opportunity for retired parishioners to make a real difference in  a family’s life. There are many ways to help. A commitment of 4 hours per week for 6 months is needed.  Contact parishioner Donna Bedard for more information on how you can help.  Donna.L.Bedard@gmail.com or 518-368-7139.


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