SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Schenectady nonprofit organization "Things of My Very Own" has helped countless children in the Capital Region this holiday season.
On Sunday, with the help of a few soldiers, they continued their march, quite literally, toward helping children in crisis.
Nearly 50 soldiers from the Capital Region’s Army Reserve marched through the streets of Schenectady for 2.5 miles.
Their destination: "Things of My Very Own," a crisis intervention center on Green Street.
When they finally arrived to the intervention center, it was quickly evident they didn’t come empty-handed.
Each soldier brought a backpack full of collected donations, and when it was time to empty to them out, the center quickly began to fill with items, from clothes and food to toys and blankets.
“It’s overwhelming for me to look at that, it’s a sleigh-full, it really is, it’s a sleigh full of stuff and it appears to me my soldiers went out and completely went for it and filled it up. I think a lot of us knew this was a great cause," said Col. Walter Venneman, United States Army Reserve.
"Things of My Very Own" is still accepting donations for the holiday season.