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

Winter shelter donation drop-offs should be arranged in advance as described on our volunteer page. The list of current needs is below; for your convenience we also maintain an Amazon wishlist. Please only donate items on the current list – we are not staffed to process bags of used clothing.


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Ramen noodles

Household items

Trash bags – 55 gallon
Toilet paper
Paper towels

Laundry pods
Dishwasher pods

Clothing (NEW except where noted, please)

Gently used boots for men and women

Men’s boxer briefs all sizes m-xl
Women’s underwear all sizes m-xl

PO Box 10845, Rochester, NY 14610 –