Public Health Initiative Provides Warm Knit Clothing to Residents in Need to Keep Schenectady County Warm

Keep Schenectady County Warm Initiative

Schenectady County Public Health Services today distributed items donated through the Keep Schenectady County Warm public health initiative.  Schenectady County employee volunteers placed the items in visible places throughout the County, such as tied to trees in parks or on public benches downtown.  Those in need can just take the item for their use, with no questions asked, and attached to each item will be a resource card that includes contact information for housing and basic needs assistance.

Throughout December, Schenectady County and the Schenectady County Public Library System collected hand-made adult knit hats, mittens and scarves that will be placed in public places throughout the community so that those in need can help themselves.  Donation drop boxes were placed at all Schenectady County Public Library Branches and at the Schenectady County Office Building.   In total 180 hand-made items were collected.

Schenectady County hopes that this program will become an annual initiative.  If you are interested in partnering with Schenectady County Public Health Services and the Keep Schenectady County Warm initiative, call (518) 386-2824.