ALBANY, N.Y. – On June 8, local businesses joined Pastor Charlie of Victory Church at its Colonie location on Central Avenue to announce Kicks for Kids, a community project in support of Capital Region youth.

Mohawk Auto Group and DeCrescente Distributing Company are collecting new-only name brand sneakers and hoodies. The donations can be dropped off any of the following locations:

Mohawk Honda175 Freemans Bridge Rd Schenectady, NY 12302

Mohawk Chevrolet639 NY-67Ballston Spa, NY 12020

DeCrescente Distributing Co.211 N Main StMechanicville, NY 12118

The businesses will then provide the sneakers and hoodies to Pastor Charlie for his annual back-to-school summer celebration, scheduled for August 21, where he will distribute to kids in need.

“The goal of this project is to encourage our families, friends and neighbors in giving back to the kids in our community who may have never had a new pair of shoes to start off the school year,” said Greg Johnson, general manager, Mohawk Honda. “Being a father of two young boys, I see the excitement on their faces when its time to meet their classmates on the first day and wear something they are proud of. Each child should experience that feeling.”

“It’s community-minded businesses like Mohawk Auto Center and DeCrescente Distributing that allow us to continue to carry out our mission to change the world one life at a time,” said Pastor Charlie, Victory Christian Church. “We ask other businesses and organizations in the community to step up and lend a hand so that come the first day of school, our area kids have some new kicks.”

“We’re proud to partner with Mohawk Auto Group and Victory Church on such an important initiative,” said Carmine DeCrescente, vice president, DeCrescente Distributing Company. “Community is at the core of everything we do, and we look forward to bringing joy to kids in the Capital Region as they prepare to head back to school after the summer.”

Community members and businesses are welcome to join the campaign by dropping off donations at one of the locations above, or contacting

Photos can be found at this link. Video can be found at this link.

About Mohawk Honda: Mohawk Honda, headquartered in Glenville, New York, is a full-service dealership offering sales, service, parts, accessories and collision repair. The 43,000-square foot, state-of-the-art facility boasts a large selection of new, certified and pre-owned vehicles to meet every potential buyer’s needs. Since opening its doors in 1919, Mohawk Honda has maintained a firm commitment to its customers, offering a wide selection of vehicles and making the car-buying process as quick and hassle-free as possible. Please visit for more information or call 518-370-4911.  

About Mohawk Chevrolet: Mohawk Chevrolet, currently located in Malta, New York is a full-service dealership offering sales, service, parts, accessories and collision repair. For more information, please visit or call 518-371-5400.



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