Flowers for associations, helping people with disabilities – The Daily Gazette

In Saratoga County, a new Hannaford supermarket program will benefit the Saratoga County farm-to-school program, Cornell Cooperative Extension. As part of the supermarket chain’s Bloomin ‘4 Good program, when customers purchase a Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquet with the red round sticker for $ 12 at a designated local store, the company will donate $ 1 to a local nonprofit organization each month. Throughout the month of January, customers who purchase the specially marked flowers at Hannaford on Round Lake Road in Ballston Lake will receive a $ 1 donation to the Farm to School program. The program helps acquire local produce on school lunch menus, instill agricultural education in the classroom and help bridge the gap in the younger generation’s understanding of where our food comes from. For more information about the program, visit For more information on the Hannaford Bloomin ‘4 Good program, visit:

In Schenectady, NYSARC Trust Services is helping people with disabilities in Schenectady County by providing a grant of $ 27,760 to Schenectady ARC. Schenectady ARC is a local non-profit organization that provides services and support to over 1,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Capital Region and their families. The grant will support guardianship and recreational opportunities for people with disabilities in the county. Schenectady ARC used recreation grant funds to create a series of programs through Zoom to enable the people they support in the residential homes, day program and in the community to stay connected, active and engaged during challenges. continued COVID restrictions. NYSARC Trust Services administers Supplementary Needs Trusts and Pooled Trusts that can make dramatic improvements in the lives of people with disabilities by allowing people to maintain their eligibility for Medicaid and other means-tested government benefit programs . In 2021, NYSARC Trust Services awarded a total of $ 3 million to Arc New York Chapters statewide. To learn more about Schenectady ARC, find them on Facebook or visit For more information on NYSARC Trust Services, call (518) 439-8323 or visit:

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