Helping Hands of BES

Thank you for your continued support and if you need a Hand we are always here to Help.

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June 12, 2024

Berlin Elementary School’s Helping Hands would like to say a big THANK YOU to Saint Gobain in Hoosick Falls. Helping Hands received a donation of four large boxes of gently used clothes and shoes for its program. Helping Hands is grateful for this type of support from its community.

Archived News from Helping Hands

Holiday Bears 1/23/22 
BCSD’s Helping Hands thanks the many supporters of our Holiday Bears program at Berlin Elementary. This year we supported 45 families, making 116 local children very happy. We could not have done it without the commitment of our staff at BES, Our Lady of Snow of Grafton, Shelley Salon and Day Spa of East Greenbush, Greywacke Meadows and the donors from the Festival of Trees. A big thank you to the Stephentown Federated Church, Berlin Family Dollar, local families and supporters as well as the office of Rensselaer County. We look forward to continuing to work with all of you this year. – Helping Hands of BES

4/14/21: BES Helping Hands would like to thank the staff who donated to the Spare Change Collection. We collected $270! We will be donating this to the Berlin Food Closet and they will in turn be using this money to purchase items for their Summer Lunch program. This program will directly support our BES students.
BCSD please check out the flyer below with information about the current district-wide Food Drive!
Helping Hands
3/22/21:Thank you to those who donated mittens and gloves.  We greatly appreciated it.  We wanted to share a few exciting things that have been happening with our Food Pantry.  We recently received a large donation from Doors of Hope of West Sand Lake.  They donated over 10 large boxes of canned goods, cereal and snacks to our Food Pantry.  Thank you Doors of Hope!!  We also received $500 from the Stewarts Holiday Match Program.  Our food pantry was chosen from numerous organizations to receive this donation.  Thank you to those who donated to The Holiday Match Program and thank you to Stewarts for supporting us.


Thank you for your generous donations!

Local Businesses
Taconic Plastics for a monetary donation
DelSignore Blacktop Paving, Inc.
HMA Contracting
Dollar General- Berlin and Stephentown
CT Male Associates for a monetary donation
Local Churches
7th Day Baptist Church
Stephentown Federated Church
Our Lady of Snow
Berlin United Methodist
Local Fire Companies
Grafton Trailblazers
Rensselaer County for a donation of coats and toys
Walmart- Brunswick, NY
Petersburgh, NY Auxiliary
Marilyn Ficalora of Grafton- hand knit hats for BES
Local Food Pantries- surrounding areas
Grafton Youth Commission
Thank you to all those who donated anonymous:
Community Members
Extended Family Members
Faculty and staff at BES


Thank you DelSignore Blacktop Paving, Inc. for the generous donation to the Helping Hands of BES on 11/5.