How You Can Help


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:

  • Make a donation - VOA ensures that the money that is being entrusted to us is used effectively to make the most difference possible. 
  • Host a donation drive- We are always looking for household items that people need when they enter our homeless shelters. Visit our Donation Drive Wish List to find our current needs.
  • Take A Tour- Learn more about our programs in the community; how we serve others and how you can help.
  • Strike Out Poverty - Donate $1 for every strikeout at a Rochester Red Wings Game. It's a fun way to support VOA!
  • Volunteer- We are always looking for volunteers to help with our various programs.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is one of many ways you can ensure the valued services that Volunteers of America provides throughout Upstate New York are always available to those who need them. By considering Volunteers of America Upstate NY in your will you can leave a lasting legacy of caring. If this is something you are considering, we recommend you take the time for careful reflection and always talk to your financial consultant first. When you have decided this is one way you would like to support the people and communities right here at home, contact:

Pat Drake, Senior Vice President of Agency Advancement
(585) 402-7211