iStock 1165207962 smallWhen some hear “Northern Rivers,” “Parsons,” “Northeast,” or “Unlimited Potential,” they think of a place. Maybe it’s our campus in Albany, our school in Schenectady, or our warehouse and center in Saratoga. As a friend of ours, you know that inside those buildings, lives change every day.

But did you know that our reach extends far beyond those offices, schools, and residences? Every day, more and more of our work is happening in homes, in public schools, in libraries, and in coffee shops. In every neighborhood, on every street, in every community.

You’ve probably been in line behind one of our foster families in the grocery store. Or you’ve ordered coffee while our staff member was helping a young adult apply for a job. Or you’ve raked leaves alongside one of our youth during a community park cleanup day. Or you’ve driven by a caseworker meeting with a family on their porch. Or you’ve walked by someone who was on the phone with one of our mental health professionals.

Your partnership provides the resources necessary to help us address the needs of our neighbors, develop ways to help, and meet them where they need us most—even if it means working from the front seat of our cars. Our commitment to the community goes beyond our campuses and buildings. We invite you to join us in continuing to change our region for the better by making a gift to our annual appeal today.

Proceeds to benefit Northern Rivers Family of Services. A copy of Northern Rivers’ latest financial report may be obtained, or requested, by contacting Northern Rivers Family of Services, 60 Academy Rd, Albany, NY 12208, or the from the NYS Attorney General’s Charity Bureau, 120 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10271.