Renewal Cares


  • Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY partners with Girls Inc.
    Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY has partnered with Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region, donating a 33 window replacement project to the Girls Inc. property located at 962 Albany Street in Schenectady, and providing volunteer labor to install the windows and revitalize the grounds. 95 volunteers from Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY’s ‘Labor of Love’ community outreach program will work to revitalize the Girls Inc. property, providing new Renewal by Andersen windows along with certified master installation. In addition, they will provide landscaping and general clean-up and maintenance of the property. The event will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019 between 11:30am and 2:00pm. “Girls Inc. is doing great things to support girls and young women in our community. When we announced this project to our employees, the response was overwhelming. Everyone was excited to help,” said Eric Minkiewicz, President of Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY. Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY is the local replacement division of Andersen Windows, and serves the Albany and Hudson Valley, New York regions. In an effort to foster a winning environment for their employees, customers and community, Renewal by Andersen of Eastern NY has created the Labor of Love initiative. “The goal of the Labor of Love is to give back to the communities our employees live and work in through hands on projects,” said Minkiewicz. Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region started in 1937 and its mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. The organization is committed to helping girls build skills and capabilities for a responsible, confident and self-sufficient adulthood. Girls Inc. provides free access to a wide range of programs addressing STEM education, health & nutrition, pregnancy & drug use prevention, media & economic literacy and career exploration through fun, hands-on, educational activities that build life skills. “Our job is to really help girls dream just a little bigger than they ever thought they could,” said Ashley Jeffrey Bouck, executive director at Girl Inc. of the Greater Capital Region. Membership to Girls Inc. is free, and member girls have access to more than $25,000 per year in college scholarships. “We are beginning renovation of our entire facility and we’re very excited to kick it off with Renewal by Andersen. We really want to foster an environment where the girls can learn, be happy and be safe,” said Bouck. “The windows donated by Renewal by Andersen will provide a more comfortable place for our girls to learn and grow all year long, as well as save us money on our energy bills. Replacing our broken and outdated windows will make the property more secure, and now more of our rooms will be usable year round.”