Cash Donations

We are a not-for-profit organization and depend upon donations and grants to conduct our mission. Our most immediate need is to raise half of the approximately $100,000 needed to operate our emergency shelter for the winter of 2019-20. In-kind donations are also accepted; a partial list of needs is below.

Our 501(c)(3) status was granted in December 2019. Checks should be made out to “REACH Advocacy, Inc.” and mailed to our PO Box address (below). Online donations can be made through our account with Finger Lakes Area Community Endowment; click the DONATE button and then choose REACH Advocacy as the organization to which you wish to make your donation:


All donations are tax deductible. Any questions please contact Sarah Peters, our donations coordinator, at

Donations In Kind

Important Announcement Regarding COVID-19

We at REACH are working hard to assure the health and safety of our guests, staff and volunteers. Therefore, we are asking that you not visit the shelter and if you currently have donations you first text 585-353-9809 to arrange for delivery or pick up.

We are working closely with local agencies and providers and currently have an appropriate level of supplies. Should things change we will again ask for your help, knowing that we can always rely on your generosity.

If you have signed up and are providing a meal you should have received an email from our meal coordinator. If you have questions you may contact her at 585-703-8929.

We hope you all stay healthy and that you keep the most vulnerable among us in your thoughts. We will keep you updated.

PO Box 10845, Rochester, NY 14610 –