Christmas is the time of year for traditions and giving to others.
At the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albany, the law firm Tully Rinckey partnered with Dickies clothing company to give away 50 coats to veterans. The law firm also donated $500 to the Veterans Community Service Center’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans program, which is part of the VA, as well as tickets to veterans to attend events at the Times Union Center. Tully Rinckey is owned by a veteran.
On Thursday, the Teresian House in Albany put on the annual Christmas pageant. About 30 residents, guests and staff members carried on the event, which they believe has gone on for about 37 years.
In Colonie, the CapCom Foundation and the Police Athletic League packed up over 2,500 toys received at CapCom Federal Credit Union branches throughout the Capital Region. The toys will be distributed to children in need.