Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department is administering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine at pop-up clinics throughout the county this summer. Walk-ins are accepted. Please note, individuals MUST be 18+ to be eligible for this single dose vaccine. View vaccine clinic schedule: https://www.rensco.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Summer-Vaccination-Pop-Ups.pdf

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Holiday Giving Opportunities

Goff Toy Drive

Goff Middle School collected more than 500 gifts at a toy drive in November. Within two hours, they filled a school bus with presents and then delivered them to CoNSERNS-U for its annual free Christmas Store.

The East Greenbush Central School District has a long tradition of giving back to the community, particularly during the holidays. This year, due to the pandemic, there is greater need than ever.

Thank you to everyone who helped to brighten the holidays for others!


Completed Projects

Columbia Athletics Adopt a Family (COMPLETED)

  • Donate new unwrapped toys to families in need
  • Suggested donations:
    • Grocery store gift cards in any amount (we are looking to add $50.00 worth of gift cards to each family)
    • Puzzles and board games
    • Coloring books
    • Superhero items 
    • Legos
    • Arts and craft items
    • Sports items for our older kids (soccer balls, footballs, baseballs, softballs)
    • Gaming gift cards for our older students
    • Boots/clothes
  • Contact: Michael Leonard at leonarmi@egcsd.org

Green Meadow Food Drive (COMPLETED)

  • Collecting non-perishable food items for CoNSERNS-U food pantry in Rensselaer County
  • Donations can be dropped off between Monday, December 7-Friday, December 18 at the front of school or any of the drop off locations
  • More information

Columbia Stocking Stuffers for South End Children’s Cafe (COMPLETED)

  • Collecting stocking stuffers such as small toys, hats, mittens, face masks, toothbrushes and more
  • Donations can be dropped off in the CHS main office until December 21
  • Contact: Beckett Weinlein (21weinlebe1@egcsd.org) or Cecilia Cardona (21cardonce1@egcsd.org

Red Mill Sock Tree (COMPLETED)

  • Red Mill is collecting new adult and children’s socks to be donated to CoNSERNS-U for its free Christmas Store
  • Socks can be placed in the “sock” box on the bench in front of the main office until December 18

YMCA Basket Brigade (COMPLETED)

  • Baskets of Thanksgiving Dinners given to families in need
  • Suggested donations:
    • Monetary donations to purchase turkeys
    • Gravy (2 cans), canned fruit (2 cans), yams (1 can), vegetables (4 cans), cranberry sauce (1 can), stuffing (2 boxes), potatoes (1 box), cake mix or brownies (1 box)
    • In-person volunteer: You can assist in the in-person experience of assembling baskets or delivering meals to community families. Each function is set up to be COVID-compliant. If you are interested, please register using the appropriate link:
  • More information

Goff Can Drive for Hope 7 Food Pantry (COMPLETED)

  • Collecting canned goods for the Hope 7 Food Pantry
  • Donations can be dropped off between November 2-20 in the Goff front lobby
  • More information

Columbia Leaders of Tomorrow Leading Today Food Drive (COMPLETED)

  • Collecting food to be donated to Unity House
  • Donations can be dropped off in the Columbia main lobby until Tuesday, November 24

Bell Top Toy Drive (COMPLETED)

  • Bell Top is collecting new unwrapped toys to be donated to CoNSERNS-U for its free Christmas Store
  • Donations can be dropped off at Bell Top until 12/2/20
  • Any questions should be directed to GiglielloHe@egcsd.org

Donald P. Sutherland Toy Drive (COMPLETED)

  • The Student Council is collecting new unwrapped toys to be donated to the Nassau Resource Center
  • Donations can be dropped off in the DPS front lobby from 11/23-12/11 
  • Any questions should be directed to damicosu@egcsd.org

Goff Holiday Drive-by Toy Drive (COMPLETED)

  • Collecting new, unwrapped toys on Saturday, November 14 in the Goff parking lot
  • No Contact Drop Off Procedures:
    • Place your donation(s) in your trunk or on an unoccupied seat in your car.
    • Drive your donation(s) to the designated spot at Howard L. Goff Middle School (look for signs) on Saturday, November 14.
    • Stay in your car, with your mask on & pop the trunk/unlock the door. A gloved & masked volunteer will grab the gift and you can be on your way!
  • More information