Helping America's most vulnerable®

How You Can Help

Donations come in many shapes and forms. The most familiar form of donation tends to be the gift of money. In addition to this, there are many ways you can make a difference in the living of families, children, veterans and others in Upstate NY. You can:

  • Host a donation drive. Simple things like winter gloves and hats for children, care packages for families entering the VOA Family Shelter. Socks, toothbrushes, shampoo - these are the simple things people often need when they enter our homeless shelters.
  • Look for clothing you no longer wear to work and consider donating them to our Working Wardrobe program.
  • Spend time at our Rochester Children's Center helping teachers during classes, helping kids with homework, or simply cradling an infant to sleep. You'll find that you are not only making a difference but the experience will bring joy to you as well.