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 kduffey@nccc.edu.

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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