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Donations of the following personal care items are also welcome:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Brushes
  • Combs
  • Shaving Cream
  • Disposable Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Bath Soap
  • Hand Lotion
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Q-Tips
  • Baby Powder
  • Baby Lotion
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Bottles
  • Pacifiers

Collecting personal care items is a great outreach project for groups, ie. Boy scouts and local schools.

We regret that, due to constraints of manpower and transportation, we no longer accept the following items:

Donors with these items are encouraged to contact Captain's in Clifton Park (383-1788) or visit their website at Noah’s Attic in Ballston Spa (885-9455) accepts used clothing and small household items, no furniture.  Another organization that takes in donations is First Baptist Church Thrift Shoppe, Glens Falls 518-793-1560.

Financial donations can be mailed directly to our address at:

P.O. Box 4188
Halfmoon, NY 12065

Please feel free to call our voice mail at 435-4571 with any additional questions regarding donations. A representative will call you.

Also, visit The Firefighters Charitable Foundation for other opportunities to help.

After The Fire, Inc. operates completely from donations received from fire districts, civic organizations, and the public.

Donations of money are used to fund the purchase of items needed by our fire victims, i.e. gift certificates, emergency clothing items, baby diapers, etc. Donations also help pay our expenses for communications (pagers and cell phones) mailings and outreach programs. 

Recent donations:

Global Foundries
With a grant from Global Foundries, After the Fire was able to collaborate with the Stillwater School District and local fire department to offer 50 smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to students during an Fire Safety presentation during Fire Prevention Week. 
Adirondack Trust
Ballston Spa National Bank
Caroline Street Teachers Association
Costanza & Herbert families
Colangelo Family
Krutsinger Family
Stewarts Foundation
Verizon Employee Donation

Donation of $250 from the employees of the Ballston
Spa National Bank, check being accepted by 
Kathy Hedgeman, V-President of After the Fire

Christine Kernochan of BSNB, Kathy Hedgeman, VP After the Fire and Tanya Baker of BSNB on the right.

BON TON Dept Store, located in the Wilton Mall, in Saratoga Springs, NY, invited After the Fire, Inc. to particiapte as a not-for-profit organization in their Community Day 2012 sales event. Members of each Not-for-Profit sold discount coupon books for the April 2012 sale event and were allowed to retain the proceeds for the work of their organization. This has greatly helped After the Fire with the mission of the organization.

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February 2012:

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Glen Bowers of the Ballston Spa Union Fire Dept presented a donation to VP Kathy Hedgeman after the Good Friday Fish Fry fundraiser.
Todd Baker of the Spare Time bowling lanes of Clifton Park presented a donation to VP Kathy Hedgeman in June 2012.

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Tom Klotz, Exalted Leader of the Saratoga-Wilton Elks Lodge # 161, presented a donation to VP Kathy Hedgeman in September 2012.

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June 2011:


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April 2011:

  • Dave Zecchini, owner of Pasta Penne of Clifton Park, invited After the Fire to participate in its program, Raising the Dough, to raise money for not-for profit organizations. A portion of the profits for a designated dinnertime menu was donated to the After the Fire to continue its work to assist family that have experienced a home fire. The success of this efforts was demonstrated in the $882 donation presented to members of After the Fire on 5/12/11 by Dave Zecchini.

March 2011:

  • Donation from Milton Grange
    After The Fire was recently asked to speak at the Milton Grange's monthly breakfast meeting, held at the Old Stone Church. After The Fire's Vice President Kathy Hedgeman attended and discussed their mission, procedures for responding to fire scenes and showed examples of items that are presented to families. In addition to a delicious breakfast, President Rob Pastore presented Kathy with a generous donation of $250.00 for the organization.

January 2010:

  • Employees of Ballston Spa National Bank - $500

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