Community Caregivers gets $5K grant to recruit volunteers

Community Caregivers has received a $5,000 grant from The Barry Gold Memorial Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region. The grant was awarded to help the not-for-profit organization recruit volunteers, a need that is growing as the organization expands into the city of Albany. 

Barry Alan Gold, a health law attorney, died in 2002. “An advocate and teacher, Barry dedicated his life to striving for equality in all spheres,” said a release from community Caregivers, announcing the grant. “He accomplished this through pro bono work, charitable giving, and volunteering.…The Barry Alan Gold Memorial Fund (a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region) works to sustain Barry’s legacy of giving back to his community so that everyone has improved access to services and benefits.”

The Community Caregivers’ “neighbors helping neighbors” service model, where volunteers help the ailing and elderly stay in their homes, initially served Altamont. Over the years, its service area grew to include Berne, Bethlehem, Guilderland, Knox, and New Scotland. Following a grant from the Department of Health in 2012, Community Caregivers began providing services in several neighborhoods in Albany.

“We are very grateful for this generous grant,” said Tom Tipple, executive director of Community Caregivers, in the release. “The funds will provide critical support for our efforts to deliver services to a wider community.”

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