Here's a listing of what's going on in the community:
If you have a non-profit/community event that you would like added to our community calendar,
please email Chris O'Neil, Program Director for Froggy 100.3
or fax it in to 793-0838.
Hands Across NY Recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Crandall Park, Glen Street Sidewalk, Glens Falls NY, April 25, 2015, 11:00am - 4:00pm —Our areas future success relies on the healthy growth and development of all children. During April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hands Across NY encourages everyone to come together to celebrate efforts to ensure all children have the safe, stable, nurturing environments they need to thrive. These types of relationships build healthy brain architecture in children, forming a sturdy foundation for future success.
Hands Across NY encourages all citizens to learn more about the short and long term effects of child abuse and neglect on the child and on the community during April. Join us as we stand together and march against child abuse and neglect. “The ever growing cycle of Child abuse and neglect in our area and our country, needs our attention,” said Laurie Russell . When children experience abuse and neglect their maturing brain is damaged. If left unaddressed this leads to poor outcomes for the child and the community. These effects include academic failure, chronic long-term health issues, and increased crime rates and violence.
The statistics on child abuse deaths alone in the United States should be enough to make many ask our government "When is it going to change?" The number of reported deaths due to child abuse in the United States is approximately four children per day. More children die from this epidemic than soldiers do in a war. We need to stand up and speak out. Our children are not disposable. The people must break the silence, and that is done in raising awareness.
One of the most effective ways to prevent child abuse and neglect from occurring is to ensure all parents and caregivers have the knowledge, skills, resources, and social support they need to provide safe, stable, nurturing environments for their children. Hands Across NY helps families by providing all types of services and information families may need to build a strong healthy environment. All local resources available in our area can be found at any time on our website at www.handsacrossny.webs.com. We offer educational information on child abuse and neglect, we stand up and speak out for all children, and stand to help ensure justice is served in any case of child abuse. Our Grassroots Organization offers help with food, heat, fundraising, back to school, and Christmas programs as well as helping the homeless with items when the need arises. The group is a family of people who care about families with a passion for raising child abuse and neglect awareness.
When:Sun, April 26th
Where:Adirondack Community College in Queensbury
The Northeast Kidney Foundation will be holding their annual Spring Run-Walk! To register and to start raising funds, visit healthykidneys.org
Ride For Suicide Prevention
When:Sat, May 2nd at Noon
Where:Halftime Bar & Grill in South Glens Falls
Cost:$10/Meal only, $20/person, or $30/couple
This is the 2nd Annual Ride for Suicide Prevention. There will be food, raffles, music, and more! For questions or donations call Pricilla at 696-7290.
St. Michael the Archangel Church in South Glens Falls is hosting its "super duper, all-purpose hotsy-totsy tag sale" on Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30.
On Friday evening (4-7pm) there is an early bird admission fee of $5.00. Saturday (9am-3pm) admission is free!
St Michael’s is located at 80 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls, NY 12803. For more information, please visit stmichaelschurchsgf.com, email email@example.com or call the rectory ay (518)793-5859.”