An affirmation of you
An affirmation of you
Lifting the Burdon of Others

A message from Marlene…
Dear friends,
Charles Dickens once said, “No one is useless in the world who lightens the burdens of another.” Your donations last year made it possible to keep our doors open and continue our work to support tens of thousands of people with over 60 essential programs and services. These programs include shelters for men, women and children facing homelessness, services for our beloved elders, clinical care for those struggling with addictions, mental health programs, immigration and refugee resettlement, adoption and family services. The list goes on! Because of you, none of this work stopped during the unpredictable effects of the COVID19 pandemic last year!
So many of you have reached out to CFC in Love, through your donations, your gifts for our clients, your words of encouragement and support to our staff, and for your advocacy for our vulnerable neighbors. In this issue, we share some notable examples of hundreds of individuals and local companies and organizations who helped to lift the burdens of so many this winter.
I wish you and your family a safe and warm journey to spring and new life. 

In gratitude,
President & CEO
Special Thanks

Special Thanks

US Employee Benefits Services Group
brought sturdy warmth and comfort to many adults and children in need of boots and socks this winter. They showed us how to Give Winter the Boot! 
Maggie’s Way continues to spread sunshine and honor Maggie's legacy through promoting mental health awareness and advocacy and supporting causes that were near to her heart. These jackets and boots are already helping families in our shelters!
Fidelis Care recognizes the special mission we share, to serve the most vulnerable in need of basic human services and care. We thank them for their special, unrestricted donation!
Bank of America Rochester once again facilitated an amazing donation of over 60,000 PPE items for our staff and clients’ use!
Small Business Council of Rochester, again and again, each year, continues to do great work for our community with their backpack drive, Thanksgiving boxes, and cash donations.
Thank you, one and all for your support!
“No one is useless in the world who lightens the burdens of another” Charles Dickens
  • Because of You - Even after the events of the pandemic and last-minute rearranging of our various other fundraising efforts – we exceeded that goal with over $300,000 in donations for our programs! We can’t thank you enough!
  • Because of You - None of our essential work stopped during the unpredictable effects of the COVID19 pandemic last year!
Thank you!

Adopt a Family

You and hundreds of generous donors, organizations and companies adopted over 300 families representing over 1,400 individuals this Season, plus another 500+ families and individuals through your Holiday Meal and Single Gifts of Joy gifts for our clients.

See some of the happy gift-delivery smiling faces here.

Volunteers Needed

Looking to give back to your community in a safe way? Volunteer in our Rent Assistance Call Center, where you will have your own private office to help maintain social distancing!

When: We need you ASAP - now through the summer! Tuesdays thru Thursdays, 9:30 am-12:30 pm, and/or 1:00 pm-4:30 pm. Pick the times that work best for you.

If interested, please email to learn how you can help with eviction prevention in #ROC.
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