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When a child escapes abuse within their home, they need support to weather the crisis, heal, and move forward. Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a lifeline for children fleeing abuse. From providing basic necessities to teaching life skills that instill confidence and self-worth, our services lift fragile children from a place of harm to one of hope.

Helping Children Heal

When a child escapes abuse within their home, they need support to weather the crisis, heal, and move forward. Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a lifeline for children fleeing abuse. From providing basic necessities to teaching life skills that instill confidence and self-worth, our services lift fragile children from a place of harm to one of hope.

Hear about the positive impact our efforts make.

Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect.

Services are also available to children who are, solely due to the lack of items necessary for sustainability, at risk of a Child Protective Services intervention.

Our goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members, and out of the foster care system, whenever possible.

Hear about the positive impact our efforts make.

Things of My Very Own, Inc. provides crisis intervention services to children impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect.

Services are also available to children who are, solely due to the lack of items necessary for sustainability, at risk of a Child Protective Services intervention.

Our goal is to keep children together with non-abusive family members, and out of the foster care system, whenever possible.

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Things of My Very Own, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that provides crisis intervention services and programs to children in emergency situations, specifically, those who have experienced extensive abuse or neglect.

Once upon a time there was a beautiful community filled with wonderful people who wanted to make the world an even better place. Regardless of how busy they were and what was going on in their own lives, they realized that they all had something to give. Each October they came together and participated in Socktober, a community event that provided socks to all the little girls and boys in this region. The people in the community shopped online and in stores, with the intent of making the world an even better place, by impacting the lives of children in their area.

Businesses stepped up also, recognizing that they too had something to give. They grabbed boxes, wrapped them in pretty paper and collected donations of new socks on behalf of our organization. The result was better than anything a fairy godmother could provide. While there were no glass slippers, there were many happy children.

Please, help us to make this fairy tale a reality. Help us to collect 5,000 pairs of socks by the end of October. Show these children that they don't need to slay a dragon or meet someone on a white horse in order to be safe in this world. Help us show these children that they deserve the very best.

You can drop off brand new socks at one of the locations listed below or, by shopping online using this link www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1MZILKZFBBTOK?ref_=wl_share



ALBANY
Consumer Directed Choices- 7 Washington Square

BURNT HILLS
Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates- 848 State Route 50

DELMAR
Resolute Tattoo- 316 Delaware Ave Suite 21

GLENVILLE
Mohawk Honda (Please see Travis Landry)- 175 Freemans Bridge Rd
Slice of Glenville- 10 Glenridge Rd

GUILDERLAND
Guilderland Starbucks- 2080 Western Ave

LATHAM
Casey Law- 995 New Louden Road

MALTA
Old Liberty Baptist Church- 600 Route 67

MECHANICVILLE
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91- 427 South Main Street

SCHENECTADY
20 North- 20 N Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians- 1748 State Street
Ultimate Roofing- 207 East Campbell Road

SCOTIA
Marshall & Sterling Insurance- 25 Mohawk Ave

WATERVLIET
Schuyler Heights Fire Company- 900 1st Street

(Please check hours of operation prior to dropping off)
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Once upon a time there was a beautiful community filled with wonderful people who wanted to make the world an even better place. Regardless of how busy they were and what was going on in their own lives, they realized that they all had something to give. Each October they came together and participated in Socktober, a community event that provided socks to all the little girls and boys in this region. The people in the community shopped online and in stores, with the intent of making the world an even better place, by impacting the lives of children in their area.

Businesses stepped up also, recognizing that they too had something to give. They grabbed boxes, wrapped them in pretty paper and collected donations of new socks on behalf of our organization. The result was better than anything a fairy godmother could provide. While there were no glass slippers, there were many happy children.

Please, help us to make this fairy tale a reality. Help us to collect 5,000 pairs of socks by the end of October. Show these children that they dont need to slay a dragon or meet someone on a white horse in order to be safe in this world. Help us show these children that they deserve the very best.

You can drop off brand new socks at one of the locations listed below or, by shopping online using this link https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1MZILKZFBBTOK?ref_=wl_share



ALBANY
Consumer Directed Choices- 7 Washington Square

BURNT HILLS
Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates- 848 State Route 50

DELMAR
Resolute Tattoo- 316 Delaware Ave Suite 21 

GLENVILLE
Mohawk Honda (Please see Travis Landry)- 175 Freemans Bridge Rd
Slice of Glenville- 10 Glenridge Rd 

GUILDERLAND
Guilderland Starbucks- 2080 Western Ave

LATHAM 
Casey Law- 995 New Louden Road 

MALTA
Old Liberty Baptist Church- 600 Route 67

MECHANICVILLE
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91- 427 South Main Street 

SCHENECTADY
20 North- 20 N Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians- 1748 State Street
Ultimate Roofing- 207 East Campbell Road

SCOTIA
Marshall & Sterling Insurance- 25 Mohawk Ave

WATERVLIET
Schuyler Heights Fire Company- 900 1st Street

(Please check hours of operation prior to dropping off)

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My office, The Hoffman Law Firm, would be happy to host a box so you could have a presence in the Halfmoon/Clifton Park area. How can we make that happen?

At Marshall & Sterling in Scotia 💙

10/20 Update from Marshall & Sterling in Scotia: 427 pairs of socks!

Hunters on Jay In Schenectady also has a Soctober box:)

Socks are terrific of course but what else does TOMVO need AND can those things be ordered through Amazon and delivered to you also?? 🙂

14 Pack from Amazon on the way

Jason A. McKillop 💗

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We are THRILLED to announce a new partnership with BuyBuy Baby. This partnership will allow us to provide high quality equipment to the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community at a fraction of retail prices. Baby blankets, crib bedding, baby swings and brand-new toys are just a few of the items coming our way today.

If you own a business or manage a corporation and are willing to donate or provide significantly discounted merchandise to help children as they transition to safety, please contact us today. These children need your help.
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We are THRILLED to announce a new partnership with BuyBuy Baby. This partnership will allow us to provide high quality equipment to the youngest and most vulnerable members of our community at a fraction of retail prices. Baby blankets, crib bedding, baby swings and brand-new toys are just a few of the items coming our way today.

If you own a business or manage a corporation and are willing to donate or provide significantly discounted merchandise to help children as they transition to safety, please contact us today. These children need your help.

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Congratulations on achieving this partnership!!! Wonderful news!

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This is great news!

Fantastic news. 👍

This is great news!

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We are eight days into Socktober and so far, thirteen teams have jumped to the challenge! Our friends at Howe Elementary have formed a team again this year. Their students and teachers are known for coming together and tackling obstacles that get in their way. Travis Landry over at Mohawk Honda is also a go-getter but the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 and the The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians both have years of Socktober experience.

We don't yet know which team will be the 2021 Socktober Champion, but we do know that children in crisis situations will all be the winners.

You can help one of these teams by dropping off brand new socks at one of the locations listed below.

ALBANY
Consumer Directed Choices- 7 Washington Square

BURNT HILLS
Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates- 848 State Route 50

DELMAR
Resolute Tattoo- 316 Delaware Ave Suite 21

GLENVILLE
Mohawk Honda (Please see Travis Landry)- 175 Freemans Bridge Rd
Slice of Glenville- 10 Glenridge Rd

GUILDERLAND
Guilderland Starbucks- 2080 Western Ave

MALTA
Old Liberty Baptist Church- 600 Route 67

MECHANICVILLE
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91- 427 South Main Street

SCHENECTADY
20 North- 20 N Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians- 1748 State Street
Ultimate Roofing- 207 East Campbell Road

WATERVLIET
Schuyler Heights Fire Company- 900 1st Street

(Please check hours of operation prior to dropping off)

Socktober is a month-long event when local businesses and groups collect brand-new socks for children in crisis. Individuals involved form teams to compete and raise the most pairs of socks by the end of October. Participating is simple! All you have to do is get a box, put it in your place of business and collect brand new socks from members of your community. Once you confirm the name of your business and its location, we will market your business as a drop-off site. At the end of October, a member of your team can drop off the socks at our Crisis Intervention Center located at 249 Green Street in Schenectady. The socks will then be distributed to children in crisis throughout the State of New York.

All donations are tax deductible. If you own a business and are willing to host a drop off point, please contact us. Please help us spread the word to others about this great opportunity to help children in need.
... See MoreSee Less

We are eight days into Socktober and so far, thirteen teams have jumped to the challenge! Our friends at Howe Elementary have formed a team again this year. Their students and teachers are known for coming together and tackling obstacles that get in their way. Travis Landry over at Mohawk Honda is also a go-getter but the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91 and the The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians both have years of Socktober experience.

We dont yet know which team will be the 2021 Socktober Champion, but we do know that children in crisis situations will all be the winners.

You can help one of these teams by dropping off brand new socks at one of the locations listed below.

ALBANY
Consumer Directed Choices- 7 Washington Square

BURNT HILLS
Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates- 848 State Route 50

DELMAR
Resolute Tattoo- 316 Delaware Ave Suite 21 

GLENVILLE
Mohawk Honda (Please see Travis Landry)- 175 Freemans Bridge Rd
Slice of Glenville- 10 Glenridge Rd 

GUILDERLAND
Guilderland Starbucks- 2080 Western Ave

MALTA
Old Liberty Baptist Church- 600 Route 67

MECHANICVILLE
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 91- 427 South Main Street 

SCHENECTADY
20 North- 20 N Broadway, Schenectady, NY 12305
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians- 1748 State Street
Ultimate Roofing- 207 East Campbell Road

WATERVLIET
Schuyler Heights Fire Company- 900 1st Street

(Please check hours of operation prior to dropping off)

Socktober is a month-long event when local businesses and groups collect brand-new socks for children in crisis. Individuals involved form teams to compete and raise the most pairs of socks by the end of October. Participating is simple! All you have to do is get a box, put it in your place of business and collect brand new socks from members of your community. Once you confirm the name of your business and its location, we will market your business as a drop-off site. At the end of October, a member of your team can drop off the socks at our Crisis Intervention Center located at 249 Green Street in Schenectady. The socks will then be distributed to children in crisis throughout the State of New York.

All donations are tax deductible. If you own a business and are willing to host a drop off point, please contact us. Please help us spread the word to others about this great opportunity to help children in need.

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Casey Law is collecting again too!

We are taking collections at our office in Albany at Northwestern Mutual.

Louie Nowak- might be a great project for your Girl Scouts!

#GivingOn10

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