Shaker Pointe is an extremely active community, with over two dozen resident-led groups, committees, and clubs currently operating throughout our campus.

Our resident Volunteer Committee holds fundraising events throughout the year, including regular donations to the Roarke Center’s Food Bank.

The calendar year culminates with the Volunteer Committee’s participation in Unity House of Troy’s annual Toy Drive. Unity House provides a broad range of services throughout Rensselaer County, including advocacy, skills training, safe housing, and emergency financial support. This year, our residents collected nine large bags of donations and raised $2,000 to help struggling local families have a happier holiday!

Shaker Pointe Residents Marsha Ras and Ronnie Uss with Chris of Northeast Acura in front of their pile of donations.

Volunteer Committee members and Shaker Pointe residents Marsha Ras and Ronnie Uss stand beside Chris of Northeast Acura in front of the collected donations.

Residents Marsha Ras and Ronnie Uss were present to meet Chris from Northeast Acura in Latham, which handled the pick-up and transportation of the donations. Stuffed animals, sports equipment, games, and more were included in the donations to children of all ages.

The Sisters of St. Joseph’s founding principle for Shaker Pointe, to serve the “dear neighbor,” is echoed in Shaker Pointe’s core value of treating neighbors as friends. Our residents epitomize these values every day, but as we reflect this holiday season, we wanted to pay particular thanks to the hard work of our Volunteer Committee and the generosity of our community.

We will be spotlighting more resident-led committees throughout 2024, so stay tuned!

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