Donation will help CAPTAIN

The CAPTAIN headquarters in Clifton Park off Route 146.

KASSIE PARISI/GAZETTE REPORTERThe CAPTAIN headquarters in Clifton Park off Route 146. KASSIE PARISI/GAZETTE REPORTER

CLIFTON PARK — CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services has received a donation of over $9,000 to go towards furthering the organization.

The $9,390.04 check from comes from sub store Jersey Mike’s, through the chain’s Month of Giving and Day of Giving campaign.

During the month of March, customers at Jersey Mike’s were asked to donate to a local charity partner through their Month of Giving campaign. The campaign culminated in a nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving,” on the last Wednesday of March, when 100 percent of the day’s sales are donated to the local partner charity.

“We are so honored that Jonathan Trager and Jersey Mike’s chose CAPTAIN for this campaign locally,” Sue Catroppa, CAPTAIN’s Executive Director said in a press release. “They have been such a loyal supporter, and this money will go a long way in helping lift people up and build brighter futures here in our community.”

From left to right: Belinda Kucharski, president of CAPTAIN’s Board of Directors, Michelle Smallwood, CAPTAIN’s youth development manager, Sue Catroppa, CAPTAIN’s executive director, Amy Janack, general manager of Jersey Mike’s Clifton Park store, Fern Hurley, CAPTAIN’s program director, Jim Pugliese, Vice President of CAPTAIN’s Board, and Mary Duclos, CAPTAIN’s volunteer coordinator with the check from Jersey Mike's. PROVIDED PHOTO

From left to right: Belinda Kucharski, president of CAPTAIN’s Board of Directors, Michelle Smallwood, CAPTAIN’s youth development manager, Sue Catroppa, CAPTAIN’s executive director, Amy Janack, general manager of Jersey Mike’s Clifton Park store, Fern Hurley, CAPTAIN’s program director, Jim Pugliese, Vice President of CAPTAIN’s Board, and Mary Duclos, CAPTAIN’s volunteer coordinator with the check from Jersey Mike’s.
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“I didn’t really know much about CAPTAIN before I came here, so it was really nice to hear how much CAPTAIN does for the community,” Amy Janack, general manager of the Clifton Park Jersey Mike’s store, said, “For the whole month, it was wonderful to see the whole community donating – many every time they came in. It was great for us to be a part of that, especially with the amount that was raised – because so many people need help.”

CAPTAIN was one of three recipients to receive donations from the $27,317 raised in the New York State Jersey Mike’s locations.

CAPTAIN, which provides a multitude of services, including street outreach, employment services, and homework and family counseling programs in Saratoga, Warren, Washington, Fulton, and Montgomery counties, recently announced that it would be merging with Community Human Services, another non-profit centered in Scotia that provides similar services to families and senior citizens in Northern Schenectady and Southern Saratoga.