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The Bundle Store is the Capital District’s first Natural Parenting Store, specializing in natural wellness during and after pregnancy for mom and baby. "When I opened The Bundle Store in 2013 with the help of The Community Loan Fund, my goal was to build an open and casual space that brought awareness to and connected all of the many options of birth and parenting that exist in the Capital Region," says owner Amber Chaves.
At Makeup Curio, Jenn Dugan "blends the beautiful and the unusual," and provides a mix of makeup and esthetic services. Her services include special occasion makeup - and special effects makeup. Dugan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design from Marist College, an Associates in Business Administration from Schenectady County Community College and her NYS Esthetics License. She opened the Makeup Curio in downtown Schenectady in 2017 with a loan from the Community Loan Fund.
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Natalia O’Connor is a National Champion, World Semi-finalists and [Read More]
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"The Community Loan Fund made it possible for us to realize the long-standing dream of building the Everett Nack Environmental Education Center for the people of the City of Hudson," says Nick Zachos, Executive Director, Hudson Sloop Club. "Thanks to the Community Loan Fund, our small volunteer-run non-profit is able to do big things." The Hudson Sloop Club also offers fishing, boating, ecology, and even boat-building courses for youth.
Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region loaned Camp Little Notch the money they needed to purchase a former Girl Scout camp, to secure the camp for future generations of young women.
Pratt started Puzzles in 2015, with help from the Community Loan Fund. "I'm a firm believer that every dollar we spend in our communities is like casting a vote for the world we want to live in," says Pratt. "We are so fortunate that the Community Loan Fund was willing to invest in Puzzles Bakery & Café early on-- this allowed us to open our doors for business and fulfill our mission of providing meaningful employment opportunities for individuals with special needs."
Out of the Pits was founded in 1998 to rescue pit bulls. Today, more than 6,000 pit bulls have been saved by this growing organization. In 2018, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region loaned this non-profit the funds to build a new kennel - making it possible for them to save even more pups.