WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

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During the holiday season funds raised during various events held throughout the year are used to provide food to area food pantries and soup kitchens and provide gifts for children in the Rochester, NY area. The board members and other volunteers shop for food, toys and clothes to be distributed during the holiday season. Volunteers also assist in the wrapping and distribution of these gifts. If you or your organization are interested in volunteering for gift wrapping or any other Holiday Event please contact Kim Jones or Tom Foster.

We are looking forward to this coming year!

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THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS

Each year we provide Thanksgiving food baskets for families in need at the First Genesis Baptist Church. We will be doing this on Saturday, November 16th. 

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THANKSGIVING AND BLACK FRIDAY TOY BUYING

Each year teams of volunteers go out and purchase toys and gifts at deep discount. Buying toys and gifts on these two days is how we can provide three toys
for each child in need.

BIG BUYING DAY

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BIG BUYING DAY

On Big Buying Day we purchase all of the rest of the toys and gifts that we need that were not purchased on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Our Big Buying Day this year will be on Saturday, December 7th.

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TOY AND GIFT WRAPPING DAY

All of the toys and gifts will need to be wrapped on this day - usually more than 1,500 toys and gifts will need to be wrapped. If you are interested in helping out please get a hold of us through our Contact Us page.

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TOY AND GIFT DELIVERY

We deliver to all of the families that are referred to us. We do these deliveries on the
23rd and 24th of December. Each year Van Bortel Ford and U-Haul of Western NY donate vehicles for our delivery - without these donated vehicles there is no way we could deliver to all of our families.

HOLIDAY OUTREACH EVENTS

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BREW FEST

The 2018 Brewers' Festival was a tremendous success, we look forward to the 2019 Brewers' Festival.

Look for updates on the 2019 Brewers' Festival.

Look for future collaborative efforts between Holiday Outreach and Rohrbachs!

If you are interested in volunteering for Brewers' Festival, please contact Tom Foster.

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BOWL A THON

 

The annual bowl-a-thon will be held at Radio Social - 20 Carlson Rd, Rochester, NY 14610. It is an evening of fun and excitement for all participants. All you need to do is collect a few donations from colleagues, family, friends and neighbors. The event includes unlimited bowling from 6:30-8:30, shoes, and hors d'oeuvres. A reminder while obtaining pledges that every $20
is Christmas for another child.


The next annual Bowl-A-Thon will be scheduled for November 15th 2019. Registration begins at 5:30, food at 6:15 and bowling begins at 6:30.


Bowl-A-Thon flyer and donation collection form.

To sign up, please contact Tom Foster
by Tuesday, November 12th, 2019.

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PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Our next Pancake Breakfast is on JUNE 8th from 8:00-11:00AM. 


We  have had a great relationship with the Rohrbach Beer Hall (on Railroad Street near the Public Market). Two times a year the Beer Hall and Holiday Outreach hold a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. The Pancake Breakfast is just $6 per person or $20 per family - limit 6 people per family.