Thank You for Giving Generously to Blessingdale’s!

Dorothy with puzzle 2 2014

“It’s a blessing to get what I need. Thank you!”

Dorothy was homeless for 7 months, but recently moved into an apartment not far from the Rescue Mission. Two of her granddaughters, age 9 & 12 live with her. She eagerly offers, “Blessingdale’s has provided pots, plates, cups, spoons, forks & knives, sheets and pillows … also clothing for me and the girls. Today, I found church clothes and shoes… and a puzzle for my granddaughters.” She adds, “It is truly a blessing to get things I need so I don’t have to buy them. It all makes a difference. Thank you so much.”

Caasi shopping 2014

“My boys are growing so fast I’m glad I can get clothes here.”

Caasi, who also just moved into the south end of Albany, is a stay-at-home mom with 2 sons. Her boys, age 7 and 9 are growing fast and she is glad she can get clothes for them at Blessingdale’s without charge. She also has received blankets, towels and pillows which helped in setting up her apartment. She smiles gratefully, “It’s so good to have a place and people who give freely. It adds up to be a big help. Thank you, thank you.”


You Can Provide School Supplies for Kids!

Thank you for filling backpacks!

Thank you for filling backpacks!

Disadvantaged children in our community will again greatly appreciate a filled backpack to start  the school year.  As you know, many families struggle to provide these essentials for their children. With your partnership, last year Capital City Rescue Mission gave a record 500 children filled backpacks without charge. Thank you for your help!  We need your help again to provide school supplies to fill the backpacks. What better way to help a child be well equipped as he begins his school year! Below are some needs to get you started. Gender neutral supplies are appreciated.

  • 2-pocket folders
  • 3-ring binders
  • Loose-leaf paper (wide-ruled)
  • Colored pencils & crayons
  • Elmer’s glue & glue sticks
  • Erasers (all types)
  • Markers (all types)
  • Marble & spiral notebooks (wide-ruled)
  • Pencil sharpeners & pencil cases
  • Pencils & pens
  • Rulers & scissors (round-tipped)
  • Highlighters

Printer friendly school supply list

Please bring supplies to the Rescue Mission by August 10. For more information, contact Mandy at 462.0421 or

Celebrating Freedom at the Mission…Thank You!

Thanks for a great Independence Day Picnic!

Thanks for a great Independence Day Picnic!

On July 4, you helped hundreds of people celebrate Independence Day with a traditional picnic complete with all of the necessary fixin’s – hamburgers, hot dogs, watermelon, etc.!  The Mission’s Free Medical Clinic also provided a Healthy Heart Fair with blood pressure and cholesterol screenings, health education, heart healthy games and much more.

Thank you for providing such a wonderful Independence Day picnic!