Our Community Service Committee provides a coordinated volunteer service program for members looking to serve their communities in retirement.

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Community Service Projects by Zone

Community Service Projects by Zone

  • Vera House collection of items for homeless teens – Onondaga Unit
There are no community service projects at this time.
  • Educator Classroom Outreach Project – Upper Montgomery
  • Charities of Unit Choice – Albany Unit
  • Relay for Life – Saratoga Unit
  • Holiday Gifts for Nursing Home Residents – Saratoga Unit
  • Adopt-a-Soldier – Saratoga Unit
  • 5K Race for Literacy – Saratoga Unit
  • Food Pantry Collection – Saratoga Unit
There are no community service projects at this time.
  • Town forest brush cleaning – Clifton-Fine/Edwards
  • Adopt-a-Book – Gouverneur
  • Food Bank Donation – Clifton-Fine/ Edwards
  • Newly Retired Educator Award – Zone-wide
  • Adopt-a-Platoon – Zone-wide
  • Coats for Kids – Zone-wide
  • Adopt-a-Highway – Zone-wide
  • Food Drive at5 Grocery Stores – Zone-wide
  • Christmas Toy Collection – Zone-wide
  • Literacy Challenge – Zone-wide
  • Lap Shawls for Nursing Homes or crisis – Zone-wide

CARTA (Corning) 

Donation to SE Steuben Library, Children’s Section 

Donation to Heritage Village 

Donations of Books to Bright Red Book Shelf 

Donation of Foods to Bath, Corning, Campbell, and Painted Post Food Banks 

Donation to Youth Center 

Literacy Volunteers 

CARTA (Cortland) 

Donation of Books to “Give a Gift of Family Reading” 

Donation of Books to Bright Red Book Shelf 

Donation to Family Reading Partnership 

Donations (Monetary) to Eight Cortland Area Public Libraries Summer Reading Program 

Donation to Lime Hollow Nature Center 

Eastern Broome (County) Branch RTA 

Donation to Action for Older Persons 

Donation to CHOW 

Collect Soda Can Pull Tabs and General Mills Box Tops 

Collect Travel Size Personal Items for Samaritan House 

Donation to Discovery Center 

Donation to Humane Society 

Donation to MOMS HOUSE 

Donation to Toys for Tots 

EARTA (Elmira) 

Donation of nonperishable food to Second Place East 

Donation to Meals on Wheels 

Donation to Salvation Army and Arctic League 

Donation to American Red Cross 

Donation to Food Bank of the Southern Tier 

Donation to Southern Zone Fund for State Convention 

Schuyler County RTA 

Donation of Coloring Books and Crayons to “Seneca Santa” 

Donation of personal care items to Catholic Charities 

WBET (Western Broome, Eastern Tioga Counties) RTA 

During the May Meeting, two charities are selected for support. In May, 2017, WBET selected to support: MOMS House and Tioga Rural Ministries.

While each unit did not have a specific community service committee, the responsibility of distribution was taken on by the unit’s officers and many unit members.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary T. Suffern, Southern Zone Community Service Chairperson

  • Thank You Notes to Wounded Soldiers – Dutchess
  • Food pantry collection/cash – Chautauqua S. Unit
  • Book and Food Pantry Collection – Eastern Erie Unit
  • Honduras School Project – Cattaraugus Unit
  • Seasonal Clothing/Cash Donations – Zone-wide
  • Project Flight Books for Kids – Zone-wide
  • Huntington’s Disease Walk – Kenmore Unit
  • Founders’ Fund – Zone-wide

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