The Tough Traveler promotion has been extended to May 31! 
Bags are on display at the Niskayuna Co-op.

Please join Tough Traveler and Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) and Be a Participant for a Cause! 

For any of four bags that is purchased by participants from January 18 through May 31, 2014 either in the Tough Traveler Store in Schenectady or through SICM and its friends, there will be a $10 contribution made to SICM and its program to feed children.

Bags are:

  • Zip Tote for $45
  • Daycoma Tote for $65
  • Mule Bag for $73
  • Simple Side Pocket for $35

Tough Traveler has employed people in the Capital District for many years to make luggage, bags, backpacks and other bags used worldwide.

In support of the American-Made Movie event that was sponsored by the City of Schenectady's Mayor and City Council, these bags are available to participants while the bags are in supply. For more information or to purchase the above bags, please call 518.393.0168.

Daycoma Tote
Simple Side Pocket Bag

The SICM Covenant

          We of Schenectady Inner City Ministry (SICM) in the hope and expectation of serving God’s purposes, covenant to relate the resources of the churches to the human needs of the city and to demonstrate the essential unity of the church.

SICM shall challenge individuals and churches consciously to renew or extend their involvement in the larger community and to experience the excitement and joy of service in the spirit of Christ.

We encourage and welcome the full participation in our ministry of those individuals and religious organizations whose concern for human needs proceeds from different orientations, and through the ministry, SICM shall strive to develop increasing understanding.


Day of Service

Volunteers Wanted!

SICM Annual Day of Service
Saturday, April 26, 9am to 12noon
Help us clean up the parks where SICM serves Summer Lunch!
Please contact Janet Mattis by email ( or phone (374-2683, x107) to volunteer.  Your time and efforts are greatly appreciated.  Youth and adults are welcome!

The 225 Easter/Spring bags that were assembled on Saturday were delivered to the SICM Food Pantry, where they will be handed out to the children next week. A special note of thanks to Madaline Stocker (pictured here), who personally decorated over 100 of these bags at the age of 99.5! Sadly, Madaline passed away recently, but we are grateful to have been blessed by her creativity and generosity with these donations.  Many thanks, too, for all who donated goodies, and to those who assisted with the assembly:  Trinity Presbyterian Church, Mt. Olivet Church and Jack and Jill of America.  Thanks, everyone!
Easter Baskets