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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

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"
(Winter 2019)

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Because of your kind and generous donations, we were able to provide food for 167 households, you are amazing! Over the past couple weeks, we were extremely fortunate that so many of you donated food and money to “Help us Help others” that live in our community and are struggling.

Notice to my current volunteers; I am now doing sign ups for January through March so contact me to schedule your volunteer dates.

Before we start our next phase of our Christmas/Holiday distribution, I would like to thank those of you who made a monetary donation either through Paypal or to our mailing address
PO BOX 17834 Rochester, NY 14617; we are so appreciative of every single dollar we receive. Thank you so much to those of you who have adopted our families as part of our Special Santa Program, there are going to be many, many happy faces, Christmas morning.

We also couldn’t be more grateful to so many of you who came into ICC to make their donations Check us out on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Irondequoit-Community-Cupboard-Inc-180196068672489/
where you can see some of the many people who come to ICC to drop off food and supplies. Please remember the following thank you’s do not include the many, many food and taxable donations that come in through our other drop off points; Ridge Culver Fire Dept, Irondequoit Library and Pinegrove Senior Ctr. Thank you Thank you Thank you to EVERYONE!

Thank you to the following who dropped items off at ICC:

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Living Water Church
Durand United Church of Christ
Don and Nancy Story
Temple Emanu-el
Jane Palmisano
Irondequoit High School
East Ridge High School
Irondequoit DECA
Irondequoit National Honor Society
Southlawn and Rogers Schools
Iroquois School
Ivan Green School
East Irondequoit Middle School
East Irondequoit District Office
West Irondequoit District Office
Irondequoit Quilt Club
Irondequoit Lions Club
Joan Keehoh
Optum Business
Amy’s Book Club
Brenda Buda
Rhonda Bowen
Paula
Mary Wadsworth
Andrew Hrabko
Rory Epping
Alexander Source
Toby and Mike Berke
The Pierce’s
Joann Mudge
Lauren Shean
Susan and Mary kay
Caroline Burtner
Susan Wilson
Andrea Austin
Joan Keenan
Brad Paradise

In addition to the above items, there are more names that didn’t find their way home with me but will be included in the next email.

Also, thank you so much to those of you who have donated gently used coats, there have been many that have gone out already. It makes me sad when I see people come in that do not have a coat, but it is a good feeling to know they can go down to our coat room and choose one that they like. We have also distributed several pairs of snow pants and many new hats and gloves so thank you to all of you!

Now that our deadline has passed for people to sign up for our Special Santa program, many of you have asked what else can be done to assist those during the holiday season. There are many things you can do:

You or your group, office, church group, etc can do a reverse advent calendar. (this will be posted on our website)
You can donate items that will be at the end of this email and on our website

You can purchase new, unwrapped toys for our toy closet (for families who come in now after our deadline)

You can purchase gift cards to places like Wegmans, Tops, Aldi, Walmart, Regal Cinema, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Subway, any of the pizza places, APplebees, Target, Walmart or Marshalls. You get the picture, there are many businesses in Irondequoit that you could give a gift card from.
You or your group, office, church, business, classroom can do a jar war with loose change as a competition
You could purchase and donate NEW hats, gloves, scarves, and mittens.
You could make up a small basket that has things like hot cocoa and cookie mix, frosting and sprinkles to households with kids.
And of course you can ALWAYS make a monetary donation, either through our Paypal (which is on our website) or a check made out to ICC, c/o Debbie Evans PO Box 17834 Rochester, NY 14617

There are many things that can be done, use your imagination.

For those of you who want to volunteer, please go to our website and download an application, fill it out and mail it to me at iccdebieevans@gmail.com or mail it to our PO Box.

In the meantime, there is much you can do to “Help us Help others” in our community.

You can drop off nonperishable food items at our one of our area drop offs; Ridge Culver Fire Dept, Irondequoit Library and Pinegrove Senior Center.
You can drop off both nonperishable AND perishable items at our location 4275 Culver Road on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am to 11am. (see top 10 list on our website or at the bottom of this letter)
You can donate through Amazon. Whenever you make a purchase through Amazon go through www.smile.amazon.com and then type in Irondequoit Community Cupboard; we get a small percentage of your order cost.
Host a food drive
Make a monetary donation either in person or by mail- checks made out to ICC c/o Debbie Evans PO Box 17834 Rochester, NY 14617 or thru our paypal site (see our website at www.irondequoitcommunitycupboard.org )
Workplace Giving- launch a workplace giving campaign at your company to support us just like ESL did this past month! (Thanks Anne) Anne started a food drive at her work with items we needed off of our Top 10 list. This is easy to do. It can be items from our Top 10 list or it can be one item per month, we are grateful for it all!
Share our needs with your church or social group. Every year the Irondequoit Rotary provides us with 100 baskets for our Christmas Program. It doesn’t have to be this big, it can be anything. Maybe you collect gently used coats or new hats and gloves. Perhaps healthy snacks for our backpack program. Etc.
Ask guests to bring a food or toiletry item to your next party
Honor someone you love by giving a gift to us in their name or in their memory
Talk to your workplace about a dollar match for hunger in our community.
Put a money jar for collection at your local business or place of work,
Donate gift cards from one of our many local stores. For Thanksgiving we give seniors and 1 or 2 person households a $10 gift card towards a turkey.
Follow us on Facebook and share our page with friends
Fill stockings with small personal hygiene items and some treats for our seniors and adults with disabilities for the holidays
Get the kids involved; take your child to the store and have them choose a favorite snack for one of our kids.
Host a gently used coat drive
Collect new hats and warm gloves for us to give to our clients
Put together themed bags like hot cocoa and popcorn and a movie or a cookie mix, frosting and cookie cutters for Christmas decorating

As you can see there is so much that you can do to help ICC.

Dec 6th 330-530 School and business drop off for the Christmas basket and Special Santas

Dec 10th Medical Motor distribution

Dec 12th Family/household distribution 530-700pm

Dec 17th Adults with disabilities and senior Christmas distribution

Dec 21st 11am closed after regular distribution for the holidays

Jan 3rd Re-open for office hours at 900am

Again, on behalf of myself and our Board of Directors I want to thank ALL of you who continue to support us in every way that you can. Every can, every dollar, every box of mac and cheese, etc counts.

Sincerely,

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

Items that we are in GREAT need of right now:  

Canned fruit (without syrup please)
canned spinach, beets or collard greens
canned pasta meals, chili or stew
condensed chicken noodle, tomato or vegetable soup
Macaroni and cheese
pasta side dishes
white rice
Instant packs of oatmeal
farina or cream of wheat
Peanut butter and jelly

We are out of pet food, both dog and cat, wet and dry.

In addition, we need taxable items, items people cannot buy with food stamps
shampoo
Conditioner
Toothpaste
Toilet paper
Feminine hygiene products
Female deodorant
And dish soap

Finally: for our Christmas/Holiday meal baskets:
Jarred applesauce
scalloped potatoes or mashed potatoes
Biscuit mix
Sugar cookie mix and frosting
Hot cocoa pouches
mustard 

 

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)

 

 
ITEMS FOR SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM
Granola bars (crunchy and chewy)
Nutrigrain (or breakfast) bars
Peanut butter crackers
Individual pretzels and popcorn
Condensed soup (chicken noodle, vegetable and tomato)
Macaroni and cheese
Canned meals (Pasta or chili)
100% juice boxes or pouches
Peanut butter
Toothbrushes


WE CAN ALSO USE
Shampoo and Conditioner
All purpose cleaner
Salt for the driveway
Printer Paper

 
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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