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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc.

5760 Duke of Gloucester Way
Farmington , NY 14425
Phone: 585-396-0070 x312
Contact: Laura Donaldson, Executive Director

Assists adult survivors of brain injury, individuals with disabilities and their families in rebuilding their skills to complete everyday tasks. Services prevent people from being inappropriately placed in nursing homes, institutional settings or from becoming homeless; and allows survivors the dignity of living more independently. Wildlife education outreach group is part of rehabilitation. Serves Finger Lakes and Rochester Regions.

Wish List:
  • animal related: gift cards to pet stores, Country Max
  • bedding, old towels, pine shavings
  • horse mats, kitty litter, feeding and water bowls and bottles
  • fresh or slightly wilted fruits and vegetables, plain cereal (e,g., Kix, Chex, Cheerios, etc.), Nature Valley hard granola bars (honey), plain graham crackers, raisins, cranberries, canned cat and dog food, rabbit food pellets
  • cat litter, dog/cat/bird/bunny toys
  • outdoor gloves, work boots, coats, jackets
  • outdoor buckets, food bowls, animal igloos, huts, bales of clean hay and straw
  • cleaning supplies: paper towels, new or used hand/bath towels, bleach, laundry detergent, gloves, garbage bags, shampooer, vacuum, brooms/dustpans, buckets, mop, sponges, hand sanitizer, dish soap, hand soap, etc.
  • office supplies: dividers, pens, dry erase markers, manila folders, copy paper, writing pads,etc.
  • office furniture: matching chairs with and without arm rests, tables, cabinets
  • arts and craft items: new or gently used art and craft kits and supplies of all types and all craft supplies.
  • social/recreational: gift certificates to movies, sporting events, restaurants, museums, zoo, amusement parks, yard games, footballs, basketballs, board games, puzzles, Wii and Playstation games for our day program members.
  • other: paper plates, coffee, sugar, sandwich and storage bags, plastic wrap, tinfoil, napkins
  • postage stamps
  • gift cards: Walmart, Michaels, Lowe's, Home Depot, Target, Tops, Wegmans, dollar stores, gas stations, etc.
  • monetary donations: for veterinary care, emergency funding and program activities

Volunteers Needed:
  • Board members interested in sharing skills and expertise in achieving our mission.
  • Student interns and volunteers in the area of human services and social work, psychology, marketing, public relations, music therapy, art therapy, pet therapy, speech therapy, occupational and physical therapy, and fundraising.
  • Assistance with planning and implementing special events.
  • Volunteers to share their skills with day program members: either in occasional classes (such as woodworking, computers, cooking, horticulture, animals, jewelry making, scrapbooking, cake decorating, etc.); or in regular mentoring assistance with community outings and classroom activities.

Information reviewed by agency 8/24/23.  (Description and Wish List updated.)Information is correct.)