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April is National Donate Life Month. 
The County Clerk’s Office and Saratoga County DMV will recognize this national observance throughout the month of April in an effort to increase organ donor registration in Saratoga County.  You can join the 61.3% of Saratoga County residents who are registered organ donors at your next Saratoga County DMV appointment. Learn more by visiting our DMV page.





Press Release 3/11/21:


Donations Benefit Blue Star Mothers of America – NY2 to Send “Freedom Boxes” to Deployed Troops

Saratoga County, N.Y. – Saratoga County Clerk Craig A. Hayner, today announced his office is spearheading its annual Yellow Ribbon Day donation collection drive to benefit Blue Star Mothers of America – NY 2. The County Clerk’s Office is partnering with the Saratoga County Chamber, Saratoga County Veterans Business Council, Hannaford stores in Saratoga County, and Blue Star Mothers of America – NY2 to support U.S. military members who are serving overseas.

Donation collection boxes are at participating Hannaford stores throughout Saratoga County now through April 8.  The collection will culminate on Yellow Ribbon Day, Friday, April 9, 2021 with a drive-thru donation drive from 9am to 11am at Veterans Memorial Park in Halfmoon. A brief outdoor ceremony commemorating Yellow Ribbon Day will be held at 11am following the donation drive-thru collection.

The public is encouraged to visit their local participating Hannaford store or attend the drive-thru event to donate goods.

The Blue Star Mothers – NY2 will use the donations to make “Freedom Boxes” to ship to deployed troops who call the Capital Region home.

Snack and personal care donations requested include individual and travel size packages of crackers, microwavable cup of soup, fruit snacks, granola bars, and beef jerky, as well as personal care items such as insect repellent wipes, toothbrushes, body wash, deodorant, lip balm, puzzle books, and more. A full list of donation requests is on the Saratoga County Clerk webpage on the County website at and its Facebook page, @saratogacountyclerk.

Monetary donations are also accepted to help ship and fill “Freedom Boxes.” Those interested can donate to “Blue Star Mothers of America – NY2” through the PayPal Giving Fund ( Alternatively, checks can be made payable to Blue Star Mothers of America – NY2 and sent to PO Box 243, Delmar, NY 12054. Suggested donations include $13 to ship a box; $30 to fill a box; $43 to ship and fill a box; any donation amount is welcome. More information is available on the Blue Star Mothers of America – NY2 Facebook page, @NY2BlueStarMoms.

“With the ongoing pandemic, our local chapter of Blue Star Mothers has an even greater need for donations. This year, we are excited to announce our partnership with the Saratoga County Chamber, Veterans Business Council, and Hannaford stores throughout Saratoga County,” said Saratoga County Clerk Craig A. Hayner. “With collections taken at Hannaford stores throughout the county, our drive-thru donation collection on April 9, and a monetary donation option, we can safely bring our donation drive closer to the community. Together, we can help even more troops feel the comforts of home as they protect our freedom from miles away.”

Donna Vickery, President of Blue Star Mothers of America-NY 2, said, “As parents of servicemen and women, it’s important to us to accommodate every request we receive for ‘Freedom Boxes.’ The efforts of Saratoga County Clerk Hayner, the Saratoga County Chamber and Veterans Business Council, Hannaford, and the generosity of the community will help us fulfill our promise to troops from our local area. On behalf of Blue Star Mothers, thank you for supporting our troops and the Yellow Ribbon Donation Drive.”

Denise Romeo, Executive Vice President at The Saratoga County Chamber said, “It is my honor to assist in this program in conjunction with Craig Hayner, Saratoga County Clerk as we look to support our local chapter of Blue Star Mothers. As the mother of a US Army Veteran, I know how much these care packages mean to our troops overseas and on behalf of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce and our Veterans Business Council, I’m proud to play a role in this program.”

Kimberly Hanson, Store Manager at Hannford in Clifton Park said, “We really want to get the word out that we are not just your local Supermarket, we are your neighbor.  Being part of this great community, being there to help and support is what being a good neighbor is about.”

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Yellow Ribbon Donation Drive Requested Items for Freedom Boxes:                                

No Pork Items Please

Personal Care Items Food Items
  • Insect Repellent (non-aerosol)
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Chapstick
  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Floss
  • Individual Size Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer (small)
  • Hand & Feet Warmers
  • Q-Tips (small boxes)
  • Shampoo (small)
  • Deodorant
  • Body Wash (travel size)
  • Crossword/Puzzle Books
  • Black Socks
  • Baby wipes (small)
  • Razors
  • Granola Bars
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Instant Oatmeal (packets)
  • Crackers (small packages)
  • Gum
  • Hard Candy
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Powdered Drink Mix (individual packets)
  • Pop Tarts
  • Mac and Cheese (microwave cups)
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Pouch Tuna
  • Pringles (individual cans)
  • Jerky (no pork please)
  • Rice Crispy Treats

Monetary Donations Made Directly to Blue Star Mothers of America – NY2 are Gladly Accepted.

Suggested donations include:

Pay For Shipping: 

$13 ships one box

$38 ships three boxes

$64 ships five boxes

Fill Freedom Boxes:

$30 fills one box

$90 fills three boxes

$150 fills five boxes

Ship & Fill Freedom Boxes:

$43 ships & fills one box

$128 ships & fills three boxes

$214 ships & fills five boxes

PayPal Donations: go to and search “Blue Star Mothers of America – NY2”

Check Donations: make payable to Blue Star Mothers of America-NY2 and send to PO Box 243, Delmar, NY 12054. Please write “In honor of Yellow Ribbon Day” in the memo section.

All donations benefit Blue Star Mothers of America – NY2



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