Skidmore Cares marks eighth year of community service
November 25, 2013
Skidmore Cares Friday—December 6—is just around the corner. Once again the College’s employees and their families will gather to celebrate the season, and to make a difference in the lives of area families in need.
Skidmore Cares was launched in 2006 by President Philip Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach to provide a meaningful opportunity for the campus community to come together at the annual holiday gathering at Scribner House, the Glotzbachs' home. This year, the event will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. on December 6.
Skidmore Cares 2012 delivers to
the Salavation Army
Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items and school supplies for donation to local service agencies (a list of requested items is available here. The items may be dropped off in the sleigh in the front yard of Scribner House or taken directly to the Carriage House collection center.
Retirees and their families as well as local community leaders are also invited to the open house. As always, there will be supervised activities for children in the Carriage House, including and the ever-popular cookie decorating.
“Skidmore Cares Friday invites us to pause and reflect on the value of coming together as a community. On the way home from work, Skidmore’s extended community, including families, will gather at Scribner House for festivities and fellowship,” said Marie Glotzbach. “We look forward to the tradition of filling the sleigh with donations of food items or school supplies that we can share with local agencies to distribute to area families. It is a wonderful way for Skidmore to give back to the town we are so proud to be a part of.”
This year’s Skidmore Cares beneficiaries are the Corinth Central School District, Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County, Franklin Community Center, Latino Community Advocacy Program, Mary’s Haven, Salvation Army, Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC), the Saratoga Springs City School District PATHS Program, and Shelters of Saratoga.
Skidmore Cares organizers are working with groups of employees, designated as campus “cheerleaders,” to help encourage participation in their divisions of the College. Students are involved through the efforts of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Benef-Action, the Student Government Association, and the "Beatlemore Skidmania” concerts, organized by Professor of Music Gordon Thompson and a group of students. Proceeds from two of the concerts will be donated to Skidmore Cares to distribute to the designated agencies.