“Through collective efforts, we can continue to help change lives for the better!”

This past Friday, we were joined by two University at Albany football players, Tocorey Oughterson (TK) & Eduardo Marshall (Eddy). Together we visited Things  Of My Very Own, a local non-profit in Schenectady, NY, and donated $200 raised by the MASH community.

"Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect. Services are also available to children who are, solely due to the lack of items necessary for sustainability, at risk of Child Protective Services intervention" said Faith Moore, a faculty member. Their goal is to keep more children together with non-abusive family members, and out of the foster care system.

“A little goes a long way, and through collective efforts, we can continue to help change lives for the better. Now that I know about this amazing organization, I will definitely talk to my coaches and teammates and see how we can help more" said Tocorey, who plays safety for the UAlbany football team.

Tocorey (second to the left) & Eddy (far left) presenting the check to the Founder & V.P Rayn Boncie, Board Chair Frank Graniero, and Faith

The organization also collects donations such as clothing, hygiene products, household items and bedding (a detailed list can be found below). We would like your help raising these items in order to help those in need.

Donations can be dropped off Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at their location on 249 Green St., Schenectady, NY 12305. Other hours are available by appointment only. For more information, call (518) 630-5143, or visit their website http://thingsofmyveryown.org or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thingsofmyveryown