COLONIE — The North Colonie Teacher’s Association raised $10,500 for the Unite Way of the Greater Capital Region to help it support those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
“As a labor union, the North Colonie Teacher’s Association knows the importance of building a grass roots movement to support our friends and neighbors,” said Scott Dolan of NCTA. “We were thrilled to see our school community display such incredible generosity.”
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The NCTA raised the money from more than 200 donations in just 48 hours.
The United Way has long united donors, volunteers and community organizations to bring resources to the most vulnerable populations in our society and has stepped up that effort during the pandemic.
“I’m a product of this school system so it shouldn’t come to anyone’s surprise to encounter this level of generosity and support as we, in the non-profit sector attempt to bring as many resources to bear as possible,” said President and CEO of United Way of the Capital Region Peter Gannon, a Shaker High grad. “That said, I was moved to see our teachers, who already do so much and are dealing with so much fallout themselves, to step up in such a meaningful way.”