Monday, November 6, 2023

Colleges offer care package drive & raffle to support veterans, event runs through Nov. 10

Raffle basket

Malone, NY-  With Veterans Day right around the corner, North Country Community College is encouraging local residents to contribute to a pair of initiatives the college has launched to support veterans. North Country is partnering with Paul Smith’s College to organize a Care Package Donation Drive for veterans, which runs from Wednesday, Nov. 1 to Friday, Nov. 10. Items being accepted for care packages include magazines and pocket-sized mini games, powdered flavor additives, toiletries, protein bars, hard candies, canned meats, instant coffee, Darn Tough socks, and patriotic-themed decorations. Cards and notes thanking veterans for their service are also being collected as part of the drive.

Drop-off locations for donations and cards are as follows:  

-NCCC Malone: Campus Bookstore

-NCCC Ticonderoga: Reception

-NCCC Saranac Lake: Hodson Hall Room 125 and the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) in McCormick Hall

-Paul Smith’s College: DEI Lounge

In addition to the donation drive, North Country is selling tickets for two prize baskets. One of the baskets includes a pair of tickets to the Army Black Knights football team’s Nov. 18 home game against Coastal Carolina. The other includes two tickets to see an Air Force-Army hockey match on Jan. 19 at West Point.

Tickets for the raffle are $5 each or three for $10 and can be purchased in the bookstore on the college’s Malone campus or by emailing

The drawing will be on November 10. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Homeward Bound Adirondacks.

Photo at top: Raffle basket for NCCC/Paul Smith’s College’s care package drive/raffle to support veterans. Photo provided by Chris Knight, NCCC Director of Communications.

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