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School Supplies

ICC will once again provide school supplies to any child that lives in Irondequoit - this includes Urban Suburban children. We strongly believe that every child should begin the year on equal footing.

Advance registration is required.

Please call 336-9107 if you or someone you know needs school supplies this year.

Due to covid the Town of Irondequoit and the DPW offered to let us use the their location. So this year the distribution will be on

Wednesday, August 26th from 6:00-7:30PM.
2629 East Ridge Road

For those who have asked, these are the school supplies we currently need:
We need
plastic pencil boxes
Crayola markers (fat and thin)
Pencil sharpeners
Plastic folder WITH prongs
Composition notebooks
Pencil bags
Colored pencils
Erasers
Wide ruled spiral notebooks
Pocket folders WITH prongs
Wide ruled filler paper
Highliters
Index cards
Post it notes
1 1/2- 2” hard sided 3 ring binder

Please let parents know that we can help with school supplies during this difficult time.

TEMPORARY POLICY

When you arrive at ICC at your scheduled food pickup time, please drive past our building, turn around and pull up along the edge of ICC.  We will bring your items to your car, instead of you coming inside the building.

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Irondequoit Community Cupboard has always been about “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” The corona virus is here and We really dont know much about it except that the elderly population and those with compromised immune systems are most susceptible.

If you are an at risk Irondequoit resident who is elderly or has a compromised immune system such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, COPD, and those receiving cancer treatment, I will bring you emergency food. I do not want you to put yourself at a higher risk than necessary.

Please contact me directly at iccdebbieevans@gmail.com if you would like me to do this for you.

Debbie

Irondequoit Community Cupboard, Inc.

The Irondequoit Community Cupboard, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization designed to meet a variety of needs for families and individuals in the Town of Irondequoit, NY.

Mission Statement

“To provide emergency assistance to Irondequoit residents with dignity, kindness and without prejudice.”

Vision

"To raise awareness of the presence and impact of hunger and poverty in our community. We envision a community where all people share resources to ensure that residents’ basic needs are met in times of limited resources.

We advocate for and reach out to those in need and try to influence public policy so that every person in our community has the necessary support and resources to enhance nutrition, health and welfare.”

Amazon.com for ICC

This will only take a moment of your time; I know you shop at Amazon, especially for the holidays. You can help the Irondequoit Community Cupboard just by going to https://smile.amazon.com and then type in Irondequoit Community Cupboard You would then continue to shop whatever it was you were shopping for and we get a (small) dollar percentage of your order. So we win for you doing what you were going to do anyway. This would be a great and easy way for you to “Help us Help others” in our community.

For more information you can go to Facebook page for up to date photos and info https://www.facebook.com/Irondequoit-Community-Cupboard-Inc-180196068672489/?fref=ts

United Way
Remember us at United Way giving time we are designee #2466

Bottle and Can Returns
Great news!!! Thanks to Bob Schultz for making me aware of a unique (to us) way for us to raise some money. If you need to return bottles and cans, and who doesn’t, you can bring them to Quick Cans Recycling at 471 East Ridge Road, Rochester, NY 14621, and donate the proceeds to us just by mentioning the Irondequoit Community Cupboard.

If you are in need of assistance, please call (585) 336-9107.
(no appointments are made online)

Distribution Hours (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Tuesday & Saturday from 9:30AM - 11:00AM.

Office Hours (BY PHONE ONLY)
Monday & Wednesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Fridays 9:00AM-12:00PM

"Letter from the President"
(August 2020)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Can you believe that summer is almost over, and many kids will be going back to school soon. Summer sure wasn’t what we are used to and seemed to go by too fast. I realize that school for most will look different this year and I can only imagine how frustrating and difficult that might be for you; I truly hope this will all be over soon. In the meantime, I hope that everyone remains healthy.

Over the past few months, the Irondequoit Community Cupboard has been very fortunate, as I always say, to live in a community like ours. Many pantries have closed during this pandemic and we take great pride in knowing that we have been here to support our residents, in their time of need, from the very beginning. This is because of your support, generosity, and kindness. Our community is always compassionate regarding helping others and this is exactly what we need more of right now. We all need to continue to pull together, help each other, look out for each other and be kind to each other during this difficult and stressful time.

As I am sure you have had to adapt and change, so have we. From the very beginning we worked with town leaders; the town supervisor and both school superintendents to ensure that anyone in our community in need of assistance would get it. We worked to make sure those with compromised immune systems received food and emergency supplies delivered to their homes. There were several distributions with the town and Foodlink to further ensure no one went hungry. Food programs were set up in the schools and delivery was available to those who could not get to their nearest school.

We made changes to how we do things at ICC as well. In the beginning, myself and only a few other people worked at ICC to limit the number of people who may encounter covid so that contact tracing would be easier to determine should someone fall ill. No one entered our building unless they were scheduled to work. We utilized a drop and go system whereas cars would pull up, pop their trunks and we would put the food in it for them so no one had to leave their vehicles. Currently we are continuing to use this model. We also check temperatures of any worker coming in the building and everything gets wiped down thoroughly as we prepare to leave. Donations continue to be made at our loading dock so we can help unload the donated items again making sure we keep contact to a minimum.

This year, our annual Back to School Supply night is being held at the new DPW Dept thanks to the support of this administration. Our hope in doing it this way is again, so people do not have to leave their cars and we can put the school supplies right in their trunk. There wont be as many choices for different backpacks this year but honestly, we didn’t know how else to do this while also maintaining proper distance. We realize that these practices may not be ideal for some, but I hope that people remain patient while we all try to get through this together.

We have been beyond fortunate to receive donations from so many of you during this crazy and difficult time. Monetary donations made through Paypal and mailed to our PO Box have been greatly appreciated. Food and taxable donations not only have been dropped off from day 1 of this pandemic but also donations have been dropped off at the Ridge Culver Fore Dept. In addition, Donations can once again be dropped off at the Irondequoit Library which I know will make donating even more convenient for some.

We have seen children do lemonade stands, teens donating birthday money, individuals, families, small businesses, small organizations and large have donated both money, food and hygiene products. We have tried to keep our Top 10 list up to date every week via our Facebook page and we have noticed many of you purchasing the items from our list and we couldn’t be more grateful. We have tried to show our appreciation to each and every one of you so I hope you can feel our gratitude. (List to follow)

So fall is coming with winter right around the corner, I don’t see an end to this in our immediate future, in fact I believe it will get worse but I know our town can endure everything being thrown at it because we all look out for each other.

Love and appreciation from our entire board, please stay safe and remember if you need anything, please do not hesitate to call us at 336-9107.

Reminders:
Register for Back to School Supply now
Closed Labor Day weekend
Holiday sign ups begin Saturday October 3rd from 1115am-1200 and every Saturday through October.

Peace,

Debbie Evans President and
Executive Director


Lisa Loeser, Chairperson
MaryJo Toepfer, Vice Chairperson
John Kane, Treasurer
Cherie Evans, Secretary

Diane Zaccarine, Corresponding Secretary
Mary Bragg, Board Member
Carolyn DeHond, Board Member
John Villeneuve, Board Member

 
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Thank you for your generosity.

United Way (Designee Number 2466)

Location:
4275 Culver Road
Rochester, NY 14622
(585) 336-9107

Mailing Address:
ICC c/o Debbie Evans
PO Box 17834
Rochester, NY 14617


TOP LIST

TOP 10 LIST
Canned fruit (pears and peaches)
Canned vegetables (peas, beets, spinach, collard greens)
Canned tuna, chicken or salmon
Baked beans/pork and beans
Black beans, cannellini beans, chili or kidney beans
Instant mashed potatoes
Flavored rice sides
Coffee/tea
Bottled juice
Taxable items (all purpose cleaner, shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, dish soap)
Perishable:
Eggs, bread (white or wheat) potatoes, onions

 

*Currently we are NOT in need of cereal and oatmeal
Thank you.

Also, PLEASE do not forget our furry friends- we can always use dog and cat food

We also need taxable items like small dish soap, small laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaners, and tampons. (We have plenty of maxi pads)

 
WE CAN ALSO USE
Shampoo and Conditioner
All purpose cleaner
Salt for the driveway
Toothpaste
Female deodorant
 
We also need:
Salt (for driveway/sidewalk)
printer paper
cleaning supplies for ICC, (Windex, paper towels, hand soap and rock salt)
 


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