Causes We Believe In


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  • Riley Olson Memorial Golf Tournament

    In 2016 and 2017 we were able to sponsor the Annual Riley Olson Memorial Golf Tournament by providing a Hole in One prize. In 2017 someone came within three inches of winning a free Subaru! 


    The proceeds from the benefit go towards the UVM Nursing program, the SPCA of Upstate NY, Double H Ranch, and the SUNY Adirondack Gold and Nursing Programs. These are all great local programs in our community. The tournament takes place at the Hiland Park Country Club in Queensbury, NY.

    For more information check out their Facebook page here. The Riley Olsen Memorial Golf Tournament.

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  • Because it's the right thing to do.

    North Country Subaru is dedicated to helping the community in a variety of different ways. Yes, all Subaru dealers are required to participate in the Subaru Love Promise and we fully support and enjoy being a part of that. However, we see our success as something worth sharing and want to give back to the community that supports our business. It is our goal as North Country Subaru to go above and beyond the requirements or minimum standards set by our national retailer. We want to be more than cars you can count on. We want to be people you can trust. What better way to do this than to support the community that we not only work in, but live in and raise families in. We hope our contributions help make the Glens Falls, Saratoga, and greater Albany area a better place to live, and a better place to call home. We take pride in our community, and hope you do to. 

    Please take the time to check out the organizations in our community that we have supported in the past and will continue to support in the future. Check back often and be sure to check out our Facebook page for ways that you might be able to partner with us in the future.

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  • Science Book Donations 2016
    Abraham Wing School

    As part of the Subaru Loves Learning initiative, in September of 2016 we were able to donate and deliver hundreds of Science books to the students. We got to spend a few moments with the children themselves talking about various sciences. It would appear that things really haven't changed all that much since we were in elementary school - the boys still really love talking about frogs. A special thanks to Principal Godfrey and Ms. Williams for letting us come and spend some time with the students.


    In 2017 we will be doing a similar event with another school in the community. 

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  • Pet Adoption and Supply Donation
    October 2016

    As part of the Subaru Loves Pets initiative, October of 2016 was deemed pet month. This was a multi-functioning event. One part was the adoption clinic on October 15. We featured cats and dogs from Friends of Phoebie Animal Rescue that could be adopted after a proper adoption screening took place. We served light refreshments and had live music courtesy of renowned cellist John Anthime Miller.


    The second part of the month focused on collecting pet supplies to be donated. We collected A LOT of dog food and toys, cat food, and litter.

    During the month out customers and employees were also given the opportunity to sponsor a pet. $30 donations were given to help a specific pet from Friends of Phoebie.

    Finally, we chose to cover any adoption fees for people who purchased a new or pre-owned vehicle during the month after an approved adoption application had been processed.

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  • Tri-County United Way

    Our Co-VP Eric Lendrum was proud to serve on the Tri-County United Way Allocations Committee in 2016. Many people do not realize exactly how many local charities and organizations they help in our home town and surrounding community. 


    Check out there website here: Tri-County United Way

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  • LARAC: Summer Arts Camp
    Sponsored by North Country Subaru

    North Country Subaru sponsored a Summer Arts Camp for children in Glens Falls, NY. It was hosted by the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council. One of the days at camp owners Eric and Jared Lendrum visited the students to try their own hand in the arts. When they got there they were surprised with a hand made Subaru painted by the kids. All of the kids seemed to be having a blast and we are very glad that we were able to contribute to a safe activity for kids to be a part of in our community. 


    LARAC features a variety of events and activities throughout the year for people of all ages. Check out their website here: LARAC.

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  • Ethics in Business Award
    Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center

    Eric Lendrum was the 2015 Recipient of the Ethics in Business Award from the Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center. 

    The Counseling Center recognizes the connections of ethical behavior to the physical, psychological and spiritual health of the community, as explored in the Scriptural story of the Good Samaritan. The Center affirms the influence of employment practices, business conduct and workplace conditions on mental health. In sponsoring the Ethics in Business Awards, the Center is promoting ethical practices in our communities, encouraging local businesses, agencies and individuals to aspire to be considered for the awards. The awards also serve as a way for the Center to raise its public profile and to raise money for the Center's operation.

    The Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center Board of Directors worked closely with SUNY Adirondack's second-year business ethics class to develop a rigorous and quantitative analysis to measure the ethical behavior of each of the nominees. The Center recognizes the unique challenges of "measuring" ethics, and criteria were established to review nominees' core values such as integrity, fairness, honesty, community involvement and public service.

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  • Under the Woods Foundation

    Under the Woods Foundation's mission is to provide experiences that are unique, creative and adventurous for children that are "differently abled" including, but not limited to autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, and their families. Under the Woods Foundation implements outdoor summer camps for children which incorporate creative activities, nature themes, family participation, and other related activities. Camp Under the Woods and Camp Summer Social are programs that have been created through the Foundation. The Camp supports community development and awareness of children and their families who are impacted by autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities. 


    We are happy to support Heidi and Bob Underwood in this endeavor!

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  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

    Since 1949 LLS has been on the forefront of blood cancer advances such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantation leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives today.

    LLS is changing the landscape of cancer with more than 300 active research projects that explore different avenues of new and adventurous research; ones with promise and ones that will save lives not someday, but today.

    Whenever we talk about cancer, we always use the same word. Someday. Someday there will be a cure. Someday we won't lose the people we love. But when is someday? With LLS's research partnerships and collaborations with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, patients support services and advocates working for blood cancer patients everywhere, someday is today.

    Check out their website for more information or to donate.


    For the past couple of years we have partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). We provide a booth in our shop that helps bring awareness of people who are struggling with blood cancers in our own town. This partnership works in conjunction with the Glens Falls Hospital. At our booth our staff and customers are given the chance to fill out messages of hope for those undergoing treatment at the hospital. We all provide soft and comfy blankets to help warm the patients. This past year we were also able to donate lunch boxes filled with arts and crafts for children receiving care as well. 

    This has become one of our favorite campaigns here at North Country Subaru because we personally knew someone who underwent treatment and received a bit of joy from one our our blankets. This is the reason that we do what we do. 

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  • Operation Santa Claus

    Operation Santa Claus is dedicated to "Making a brighter Christmas for the area's underprivileged children". It is their goal to raise the self-esteem of these children by providing them with new clothing. When asked what they received for Christmas they no longer avoid the question but smile and tell or show what they received. It is with these unknown smiles that Operation Santa Claus has continued its' efforts.

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  • F.A.C.T. Animal Rescue

    F.A.C.T. (Fight Animal Cruelty Today) was formed in early 2010.  Since then, they have helped hundreds of homeless pets find their forever homes!

     

    F.A.C.T. is a 501(c)(3) public charity in Upstate New York.  They also work out of some areas in Vermont.

     

    They are always looking for fosters and volunteers to assist them in their efforts, so please contact them if you would like to help!

     

    For daily updates on their foster cats, details about events, and other additional information, visit their Facebook page and website.

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  • North Shore Animal League

    Since 1944, North Shore Animal League America has been saving the lives of innocent dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens - over 1,000,000 to date. Now they are building a new shelter here in Glens Falls NY. 


    North Shore Animal League America-the world's largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization-has saved the lives of over 1 million dogs, cats, puppies and kittens at risk of euthanasia. Through their many innovative programs, they reach across the country to rescue animals from overcrowded shelters, unwanted litters, puppy mills, natural disasters and other emergencies and find them permanent, loving homes. As a leader in the no-kill movement, they are dedicated to promoting shelter pet adoptions; encouraging spay/neuter programs; reducing animal cruelty; ending euthanasia; and advancing the highest standards in animal welfare. They wish you to join them in saving the lives of innocent animals by donating to support their lifesaving mission or adoption. More information can be found on their website or Facebook page.


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  • Friends of Phoebie Animal Rescue Inc.

    Friends of Phoebie is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization devoted to giving local homeless dogs and cats a second chance. We retrieve stray, abandoned, neglected, and oftentimes abused animals from unsavory home environments, local medical facilities, kill shelters, and surrendering owners and we devote our time and resources to providing them with veterinary care, obedience training, and psychological and behavioral rehabilitation in an effort to eventually find permanent, loving homes for them.

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  • Crandall Public Libary

    Crandall Public Library creates programs and services to educate, enrich and encourage our thriving community. Crandall Public Library cultivates a forward-thinking community that pursues knowledge, embraces inclusion, inspires creativity and values civic responsibility.

    Click here to visit the Crandall Public Library Website

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  • Operation Adopt a Soldier

    Operation Adopt-a-Soldier delivers packages to active military personnel. Since it's inception in 2003, OAS now ships to tens of thousands of care packages overseas.

    Click here to learn more about how to get involved

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  • LARAC

    The Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC) was founded in 1972 to unify the arts community and establish a cultural identity for the region. LARAC is honored to support the local artistic tradition while challenging and inspiring the community's vision of what art is and what it contributes to our lives.

    LARAC offers exhibits, workshops, lectures, readings, and artists' demonstrations for children and adults.  Services for artists and arts organizations include:  business seminars, gallery and shop exhibition opportunities, arts festivals, grants for arts and cultural projects and more.

    LARAC is located in a beautifully restored Victorian carriage house in the historic district of downtown Glens Falls, NY.


    Click here to visit the LARAC website and learn more

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  • Charles R. Wood Theater

    The Charles R. Wood Theater is 501(c)3 nonprofit year-round performing arts center.  They manage a 294 seat auditorium with fully professional and updated technical systems.  The theater also houses a large rehearsal space, office space, technical set building space and fully ADA compliant dressing rooms.  Nearly 350 events happen at the Wood Theater each year including theater performances, musicals, concerts, dance performances, meetings, parties, weddings, rehearsals, auditions and educational classes.

    To visit their website, click here

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  • World Awareness Children's Museum

    The World Awareness Children's Museum (WACM) originated as the vision of one woman, Dr. Jacquiline S. Touba, who in 1985, believed with a dozen other community leaders, that sharing and exchanging the visions of children around the world would promote an appreciation of cultural diversities.

    The International Arts & Culture Association (IACA) was formed in 1985 and augmented a growing collection of children's art with educational artifacts from around the world.  IACA also organized the annual International Festival of the Adirondacks from 1985 to 1995.

    To preserve these growing collections, IACA applied to the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education to become a Museum.  In 1995, the World Awareness Children's Museum was chartered.

    The World Awareness Children's Museum is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization funded from admissions, memberships, retail store, fundraising events, and donations and grants from individuals, corporations, and government.


    To Learn More, Click Here

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  • Family Service Association
    of Glens Falls

    Family Service Association is an agency with professionals and volunteers serving children, families, and individuals who are facing a crisis and unable to secure the assistance from the Department of Social Services. We provide financial assistance to help them get through the unexpected job loss, accident or long illness and we provide referrals to appropriate services from collaborative agencies.

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  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

    North Country Subaru is proud of our Veterans and grateful for everything they have done for our nation. The Glens Falls Community is home to several VFW Posts, and we encourage our patrons to support these endeavors in any way possible.

    For more information on VFW or to find a local VFW location, click here

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  • Adirondack Theatre Festival

    Adirondack Theatre Festival (ATF) is a professional not-for-profit summer theatre located in Glens Falls, NY. ATF strives to challenge, entertain, and nourish its audience through the development and production of new and contemporary musicals and plays. This relationship engages the community as audience members and participants in workshops, discussions, and educational programming.

    Adirondack Theatre Festival Website

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  • Double HH Hole in the Woods

    The Double H Ranch, located in New York's Adirondack Park, is a demonstration of the commitment and generosity of philanthropist Charles R. Wood and actor Paul Newman.  Since the Double H officially opened its doors on July 4, 1993, it has served over 20,000 children dealing with life-threatening illnesses from around the world. It was the second "Hole in the Wall Camp" in what has become a worldwide network of not-for-profit recreational and therapeutic experiences for children with serious illness.

    View their full website here

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  • The Open Door Food Pantry

    The Open Door Mission started out of Ernie Blanchette's concern for having a shelter in Glens Falls. After a feasibility study, it was determined that a soup kitchen was of more immediate need. The Open Door served its first 13 hot meals from an RV in Peter Shabat's parking lot off of South Street in Glens Falls, NY, on September 5, 1991. When it became too cold to serve outdoors, Peter Mastrangelo (representing Glens Falls National Bank) offered us the bank's "community room," and later, a store front on South Street. In October of 1993, we were offered an incredible opportunity to move to 24 South Street, and from there to our current location at 47 Lawrence Street in 2010. 

    The Open Door is a Christian ministry dedicated to reaching out and serving needs of the poor and homeless of our community. One major way we accomplish this is through the daily provision of hot, nutritious meals served in a friendly, welcoming environment. We offer this care to all people, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, or religion.

    The Open Door program began by serving a meal once a week. From there, the program has expanded to a six day operation, recently serving more than 1600 meals each month-including on-site meals. In a year, our emergency food pantry provides 20,000 meals to 50 families, as well as distributing thousands of lbs. of gleaned and other food items to many local groups/agencies.

    Currently, The Open Door functions with a very small staff. All other staffing is accomplished by means of volunteers (500+) representing many local businesses, agencies and churches. In addition to hot meals and emergency food support, the program provides guests with encouragement for daily living, including medical screenings, haircuts, an informal mentoring program, and support to community-based substance abuse. Information referral and advocacy are regularly provided.

    The Open Door also partners with 6 local schools to provide weekend lunches for 182 identified "at risk" students in local schools, in cooperation with school administration and the PTA organization.  All services and programs are provided free of charge.

    Click here to view the rest of their website

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  • The WAIT House

    WAIT House Mission - To provide stability to youth who present themselves as homeless. This will be accomplished through the immediate provision of coordinated services; reunification of families where appropriate; the provision of supervised emergency and transitional housing, with the goal of personal responsibility and self-sufficiency.

    Click here for more information on The Wait House

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  • The Chapman

    The museum, located in downtown Glens Falls on the southeastern edge of the Adirondack Mountains, features the restored Victorian home of the DeLong family, the 19th century Adirondack photographs of Seneca Ray Stoddard, exhibits about the history of the Glens Falls area, a research archive and gift shop

    Click here to view their website

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  • Glens Falls Rotary Club

    The Glens Falls Rotary Club was founded in 1922 and it continues to represent the highest ideals through its service-oriented programs both at home and abroad. It offers members and guests the highest level of spirit, fellowship and opportunity for community service. 
     
    The Glens Falls Rotary Club is active in community service projects around the globe. For many years they have been active in the Youth Exchange Program. In this program, they host incoming high school students from other nations and sponsor outbound students from our area, who represent our club and Rotary district via residence in countries around the globe.

    Click here to learn more about the Glens Falls Rotary Club

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  • Friends of Phoebie Supply Drive

    In October 2016 we filled up two vehicles, a Subaru Impreza and Outback, full of supplies for Friends of Phoebie Animal Rescue Inc. and it's all thanks to our great customers! We collected 400 lbs of dog food, 188 lbs of cat food, 80 lbs of cat litter, 20 lbs of dog treats and 75 toys for cats and dogs, and at our adoption clinic on October 15 we found loving forever homes for FOUR dogs! We even sponsored an adoption for a customer who purchased a car through us!

    Thank you for helping us support a cause dear to our hearts, the foster and well being of animals in need, and a worthy charity, Friends of Phoebie Animal Rescue. This was one of the most fun and fulfilling events we've sponsored to date, and we're incredibly grateful for the opportunity to do so.

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  • Tri-County Marine's Toys for Girls and Boys

    In 2016 the Tri-County Marines decided that they wanted to start their own toy drive for the local community. They said in the past a lot of the donations when to the Albany area and they felt that wasn't right. As such they started Toys for Girls and Boys in order to make sure that donations stayed in Washington, Warren, and Saratoga counties. 


    North Country Subaru spent a few weeks collecting toys to be donated to this great cause. 

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  • Glens Falls Hospital LLS Hope Campaign

    For the past couple of years we have partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). We provide a booth in our shop that helps bring awareness of people who are struggling with blood cancers in our own town. This partnership works in conjunction with the Glens Falls Hospital. At our booth our staff and customers are given the chance to fill out messages of hope for those undergoing treatment at the hospital. We all provide soft and comfy blankets to help warm the patients. This past year we were also able to donate lunch boxes filled with arts and crafts for children receiving care as well. 


    This has become one of our favorite campaigns here at North Country Subaru because we personally knew someone who underwent treatment and received a bit of joy from one our our blankets. This is the reason that we do what we do.

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  • Feeder Canal Alliance

    2017 was the 29th anniversary of the Feeder Canal Alliance as a not-for-profit organization. FCA continues to preserve, promote and protect the Glens Falls Feeder Canal and Towpath Trail through responsible recreation, environmental education and preservation of these historic places. Did you know that the canal and trail are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the trail is also recognized as a National Recreational Trail by the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service?


    This year North Country Subaru helped sponsor the Feeder Canal Alliance Annual Canoe/Kayak Race and Recreational Paddle on June 3rd. Proceeds from this event allow the FCA to present tours, programs, and maintenance to the trail.

     

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  • Dining Out For Life
    Dine Out, Fight AIDS

    Dining Out For Life is a program that takes place in local restaurants. This past year Subaru of America was the host sponsor of the event. There was only one local restaurant that chose to participate this last year and that was Rock Hill Bakehouse. North Country Subaru decided to take it upon ourselves to promote the restaurant and as such the fundraiser. We used out social media page to promote the donation day where 25% of the proceeds went to help local people in their fight against AIDS. Furthermore, we had 10 members of our staff order lunch from Rock Hill (having the tab go toward the cause).


    You can check out Dining Out For Life's website to stay up to date on future events as well as Rock Hill Bakehouse on Facebook. They are often sponsoring events in our community.

     

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  • Earth Day 2017
    Abraham Wing School

    One of the parts of the Subaru Love Promises is "Subaru Loves the Earth." What better day to celebrate this than Earth Day? Earth day is actually an international holiday focusing on bettering the planet and making it a safe and beautiful places for years to come.


    This year North Country Subaru partnered with the National Wildlife Federation and Abraham Wing School. The goal was to educate and provide resources so that the students could build their very own Certified Wildlife habitat. Another part of the campaign was giving out seed cards. These cars contained wildflower seeds that could be planted by our employees and customers. The flowers help bees and other insects acquire nourishment. 

    When we delivered the supplies to the students in the school they were overjoyed and had tons of questions. Their favorite part was the "toad abode," a ceramic object designed to provide shade and moisture for an amphibious friend. They have their own garden on the school grounds where they get to learn about plants and agriculture through a hands on experience. It was great to be able to help them and see their excitement for the beautification of our communities. 

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  • Too Many Turkeys!

    Making lemonade out of lemons, or rather turkeys! After a promotion we ran during the holiday season, we had a surplus of 20 pound dinner turkeys and donated 20 of them to our friends at the Open Door Mission in Glen's Falls. We knew they'd put them to good use and help feed LOTS of people.


    Thank you Open Door Mission for your ongoing commitment to our community!

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  • Strides Against Sarcoma

    Currently, sarcoma affects 1% of all adults with cancer and 15% of all children with cancer. Although surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation can cure sarcoma in about 50% of cases, the other half of the time the disease is resistant to any of these approaches. Therefore, there is an extreme need for funding in order for researchers to find a more effective approach to treatment.

    Any and all proceeds collected from the race will be given to the Sarcoma Foundation of America in order to support research for sarcoma, as well as the individuals plagued by the disease. Please consider the impact that you can have by supporting Strides Against Sarcoma.

    This is the second annual event, and is in honor of the memory of Caroline Savitz, lost too soon to Sarcoma.

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  • Churney Gurney 2016

    Churney Gurney is a Mountain Bike race held at Gurney Lane Recreation Park, a park run by the Town of Queensbury Recreation Department on August 9, 2016.  North Country Subaru has sponsored this event for many years. Proceeds from the race go to benefit the Camp Under the Woods Foundation!


    The mountain bike race ended up being a huge success and we were thrilled to be a part of the event. There were a total of 5 members of the Lendrum family competing in the race. We thought that 140 race jerseys would be enough, but we were wrong! The event has tripled since its inception in 2015 and we can't wait to see what 2017 is going to bring. We are beyond happy to be a part of a successful race (we love racing cars AND bikes), but the real blessing is that all proceeds go to help kids through the Camp Under the Woods Foundation whom we also love.

    Stay up to day with these events by following these Facebook pages:
    Gurney Lane Mountain Bike Park Riders
    WAR Trails - Warren Active Recreational Trail Alliance

     

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  • Drive For Hunger
    To benefit The Open Door Food Pantry

    North Country Subaru believes that good business is more than just a high sales rate and excellent customer service.

    Good business is gratefully accepting the gifts you are given.

    Good business is using your resources to give back to the community.

    This event focused on collecting food for The Open Door Mission. Be on the look out for more events like this! The Open Door food Pantry is located at 47 Lawrence St, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

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