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The Great Giveback

Wednesday September 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am - Saturday October 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The Great Give Back: Working Together to Support Cancer Patients in Columbia County

As part of the Great Give Back this fall, libraries all over New York State will be connecting patrons with opportunities to help their neighbors through donation drives, environmental clean-up events, and other community service projects. This year, the Columbia County Libraries Association is partnering with Our Community Cares Columbia County to collect and distribute clothing, supplies, and cards to help support cancer patients from September 15 to October 16. Items collected will be donated to Our Community Cares, who will distribute them in Comfort Bags for hospitals in our community.

If you’d like to help, please drop off any of the items in the Comfort Bag Wish List below at any Columbia County library from September 15 to October 16 during regular library hours.

Comfort Bag Wish List

  • Lap Blankets
  • Hats
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Mittens and gloves
  • Crayons and colored pencils
  • Adult coloring books
  • Pens
  • Unscented lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Drinking cups with straws
  • Travel-size tissues
  • Inspiration items such as cards, books, magnets, and memo pads
  • Puzzle books
  • Playing cards
  • Crossword books
  • Journals
  • Emery boards
  • Chewing gum
  • Lifesavers

In addition to the donation drive, several County libraries are organizing crafting events to help patrons create handmade blankets, clothing, and cards for the Comfort Bag project and hosting informational programs with Our Community Care volunteers.

The Great Give Back helps highlight some of the changing ways libraries help support our communities every day. For questions and more info about the Great Give Back, visit their website.

For more information about the work of Our Community Cares Columbia County, visit their website.


Wednesday September 15, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Saturday October 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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