100in1 Day: Gloversville set to be the first in the United States

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. -- 2019 is a pivotal year in the revitalization of Downtown Gloversville. To that end, the Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist office, Fulton County Center for Regional Growth, and residents of Gloversville are embarking on a single day of community action called 100in1 Day: Gloversville to be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Gloversville will be the first city in the United States to host a 100in1 Day event. An opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at Trail Station Park (84 West Fulton Street, Gloversville) with local and state officials present.

100in1 Day is an international movement currently in 31 cities across the globe. The event is meant to bring people together on one single day to perform 100 +/- acts of positivity for their community. This one day of service inspires the larger community to continue small acts the remaining 364 days of the year. These small actions are low-cost community projects that are open to anyone and designed to create positive, lasting change.

100in1 Day: Gloversville will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 beginning at 9 a.m. Activities will be held at locations throughout the City including downtown, City parks, elementary schools and the FJ&G Rail Trail. The event has pulled together a coalition of volunteers and activity hosts with the sole purpose of doing good works throughout the City.

"100in1 Day: Gloversville is set to be a day full of love, positive action and pride," said Jennifer Jennings, Downtown Development Specialist in Gloversville and organizer of the event. "The support we have received in the planning of this massive city-wide day of action has been tremendous and the event's success will be based upon the relationships, pride and love so many businesses, organizations and individual community members have in the City. Another point of pride is that Gloversville is the fact that we are the first city in the United States to host a 100in1 Day event. 2019 is truly turning into a love letter to our city and to the people who live, work and believe in our future."

"The school district enthusiastically supports the 100In1Day event in Gloversville and hopes participation exceeds all expectations," said David Halloran, Superintendent of Schools in Gloversville. "We have a number of student service groups and schools participating on May 4th. Events such as this go a long way in teaching children that giving back to your community, even in small ways, can have a profound impact."

Taylor Made Products will see many of their employees participate in volunteer activities during 100in1 Day as well.

"Taylor Made is pleased to be participating in the 100in1 Day event in Gloversville as part of our Acts of Service initiative," said David Karpinski, President of Aftermarket Products. "Throughout 2019, LCI and Taylor Made are asking all team members, volunteers and community partners to donate their time across the country to help us reach a collective total of 200,000 hours of community service. We understand that local non-profits especially need a helping hand to accomplish their goals." Karpinski added, "Giving back to the community that has supported our business for over 100 years is the least we can do."

Individuals, community organizations and businesses throughout Gloversville were asked to become involved in the 100in1 Day: Gloversville event. An online activity sheet has been made available and the list grows daily.

A full list of 100in1 Day activities to be held on May 4, 2019 are available at http://www.downtowngloversville.org. 100in1 Day: Gloversville activities will be large and small, and take a matter of minutes or hours - they depend upon the activity, hosts and locations. Some activities planned include two-days of spring cleaning at the Glove Theatre, a book swap, volunteering at the Gloversville Senior Center breakfast, singing on street corners, apple tree plantings at Wohlfarth's Pond, street cleaning and more.

The number and type of activities have only been limited to the imagination of the community. There is still time to sign-up to host an activity or to volunteer at one of the many events throughout the city. Activity and volunteer forms are available at http://www.downtowngloversville.org.

The event would not be possible without the generous contribution of community sponsors including major sponsor, The Family Counseling Center. Michael Countryman, Executive Director of the organization said, "We are honored to sponsor such a wonderful and creative event. Events such as these are so important to the health of our community and give people a sense of togetherness and purpose. Many view volunteerism as a small necessity and do not realize the weight it actually carries in a community like ours. Something as small as lending your opinion by sitting on a local Board of Directors or giving an hour of your time to a local shelter can make an immeasurable difference in someone's life. If we all join together and each give just a small amount, we can be the catalyst to a healthier and happier community."

Sponsors of 100in1 Day: Gloversville include major sponsor The Family Counseling Center, media sponsor The Leader-Herald, community sponsors Correll Contracting Corp., Ricmar Design & Print, and Walmart Distribution Center.

100in1 Day: Gloversville will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Gloversville, N.Y. Activities are open to the entire community. A full list of 100in1 Day: Gloversville activities with descriptions and locations is available at https://downtowngloversville.org/.

Some activities are asking for volunteers. A volunteer sign-up sheet is also available on the website.

Please contact Jennifer Jennings, Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist if you have any questions about the day. She may be reached at jenniferj@fccrg.org or at 518.725.7700 ext. 1004.

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Full details about 100in1 Day: Gloversville and other downtown events are available at https://downtowngloversville.org/.

About Fulton County Center for Regional Growth:

Fulton County Center for Regional Growth's (CRG) mission is to strengthen Fulton County's economic base, facilitate sustainable growth, enhance the competitive position of our region, its counties, towns and cities and facilitate investments that build capacity, create jobs, improve quality of life and increase the standard living for all of its residents. CRG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Learn more: http://www.fccrg.org/.

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