Making an impact in the 518 on 5/18 Day

May 19, 2019 10:54 AM

May 18 is a normal day for most across the country, but it means a little more for people in the Capital District. 

The day is also known as "518 day". Hundreds of volunteers are helping non-profits supported by the United Way. 

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They rolled up their sleeves and got to work, ready to give the Hope 7 Community Center in Troy a deep clean. 

"They helped us oil our playground. Cleaning our carpet saved us a lot of money in contracting, helping us clean our gym area, fixing the tape, and new ladders for kids to play on... so it's a huge help" said Executive Director Samantha Adkisson. 

Volunteers also collected new and gently used books before sorting and boxing them up at the Washington Park Lakehouse then loading them onto a CDTA bus.  

"It's great we're mainly doing it for children and young adults and putting books together, by hard cover, soft cover and types of books getting ready to go out children" said volunteer Michael Taglione.

The day ended with a community celebration at the park. 


Jill Konopka

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