Skidmore Cares is a campus-wide endeavor that collects food items, money, and school supplies and delivers them to local service agencies during the holiday season, at a time when many families are feeling the economic pinch.
The four beneficiaries of the Skidmore Cares food drive are the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC), the Franklin Community Center, the Salvation Army, and Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County.
Cash donations will be given to Mary’s Haven, a local Hospice home, and to ASPIRe N.Y. (Autism Spectrum Peer Integration & Recreation of New York). A large portion of this funding this year comes from the proceeds of "Beatlemore Skidmania,” the College’s annual concert of Beatle music performed by students, faculty, and staff. This year's concerts — there were two due to the overwhelming demand for tickets — were organized by "The Music Between Us" Scribner Seminar, taught by Professor Gordon Thompson.
School supplies will be delivered to the Corinth School District and to the EOC’s Latino Community Advocacy Program.
Skidmore Cares was launched in 2006 by Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach and his wife, Marie, to enhance the meaning of the annual campus holiday gathering. This year the Open House will take place at the Surrey Williamson Inn on Sunday, December 12, and will be hosted by Skidmore Acting President Susan Kress and her husband, Jack Kress. Faculty, staff, and their families can drop off their donations in a sleigh in front of the Inn when they attend the Open House. For those unable to attend the event, the sleigh will be available for “drive-by” donations over the weekend.
(photo by Chris Weigl '11)
Skidmore Cares 2010
Food Assignments and Representatives
|Robin Adams, Ann Marie Przwara|
Boxed Rice and Pasta
|Darren Drabek, Penny Loretto|
|Boxed Mashed Potatoes||Sherry Ankeny|
|Soups (canned and dry)||Roy Rotheim|
|Peanut Butter||Alex Chaucer, Barbara Norelli|
|Jam or Jelly||Dave DeConno|
|Canned Fruit and Vegetables||Marianne Needham|
|Hot Cereal||Susi Kerr|
|Mac & Cheese||Barbara McDonough|
|Powdered Milk||Aletheia Taylor|
|Cold Cereal||Larry Britt|
|Juice (box or can)||Bob Carlton|
|Pasta Sauce||John Batch|
|Healthy snacks (non perishable)||Michelle Mink|
|School Supplies||Judy Messore|
|Money for School Supplies||Joanne Dwornik, Colleen Manning|
|Condiments (sugar, salt, pepper, mustard, mayo, ketchup, etc.)||Patti Heritage|
|Mac and Cheese||Jeannie Eddy, Sarah Ireland|
|Mac and Cheese||Karen Ernst|
|School Supplies||Karen Garnsey, Joe Porter|
|School Supplies||Megan Mercier|