Care Package Drive, Raffle to Benefit Veterans
MALONE -- 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 email@example.com. The drawing will be on November 10. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Homeward Bound Adirondacks.