Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


The Dirt Road Project, Inc.

6 Sunset Hill
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-748-9185
Contact: April Benson, Founder and CEO

The Dirt Road Project inspires courageous living through empowering under served communities with hope, passion, and purpose; leads in love and reaches the broken with respect and integrity; values all human life, particularly society’s most vulnerable; and seeks to develop diversity through meaningful enterprise by embracing all peoples.

The Dirt Road Project is presently Building Communities of Hope in Rochester and in the Central Plateau of Haiti. 

ROCHESTER PROJECT:  Village of Hope, homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

HAITI PROJECT:  Provision of health care, education, nutrition and housing in rural farming communities in the Central Plateau.

Wish List:


  • bedding: full-sized sheets, standard pillow cases, comforters
  • board games, puzzles (new)
  • cleaning supplies, laundry detergent
  • couch, leather
  • coffee table 
  • computers, Apple (new) (4)
  • copy paper
  • crockpot
  • desks (4)
  • dishes, pots, pans silverware
  • donations in-kind for silent auction
  • exercise equipment
  • filing cabinets
  • gift cards: gas
  • gift cards: Trader Joe’s. Wegmans, Staples, Tops, Big M, Target, Walmart
  • healthcare supplies
  • iPads
  • Keurig, black
  • kitchen appliances (bottom freezer refrigerator, dishwasher), no stainless steel, preferable black or grey matte)
  • LED flashlight
  • LED Smart TV (Vivio, Samsung) (4)
  • Macbook Pro (new) (4)
  • office space, 2-year lease
  • office supplies: manila envelopes, pens/pencils, highlighters, tape, paper clips, dry erase markers, legal pads, pencil sharpener, hanging file folders
  • patio set, aluminum (no glass), 8 chairs
  • personal care items
  • pet vacuum (2)
  • postage
  • printer with cartridges
  • printing services: invitations, flyers, brochures, signage
  • towels
  • white board 10 ft

Volunteers Needed:
  • Grant writer.
  • Graphic designer.
  • Web designer.
  • Special events coordinator.
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Data entry.
  • Video production.
  • Board members.
  • Fundraising.
  • Social media.
  • Community outreach.
  • ESOL/TESL teachers (must be able to travel to Haiti).
Teen Opportunities:
  • Data entry.
  • Social media.
  • Volunteering at events.

Information reviewed by agency 8/19/19.

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