Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Coffee Connection/Project Empower

681 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-442-2180
Contact: Joy Bergfalk

The Coffee Connection/Project Empower (under Life Listening Resources) sells fair-trade, organically grown, sustainability farmed coffee which we roast at our South Avenue site. We offer employment training and sober support for people in recovery from addiction. In addition to the Coffee Connection on South Avenue, we also have the Greenhouse Café at 2271 E. Main Street. We create jobs, and participate in neighborhood renewal and social entrepreneurship.

Wish List:
  • banners
  • cambros
  • cash donations
  • cleaning, paper supplies: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, Dawn dish detergent, hand soap, bleach, mop heads, 
  • double magnet screen door for Greenhouse Café front door
  • filing cabinets, preferably not metal
  • food and beverage thermometers
  • furniture paint
  • industrial floor mats
  • iPad for square point of sales
  • laptops: HP Dell, and Lenovo only, less than 5 years old and less than 5 lbs. in weight, with working screens 14” or larger. Power cord preferred. At least a 320GB hard drive or 128 SSD, a minimum of 2GB ram. Reasonably clean.
  • office supplies: copy paper, envelopes, stamps, sticky notes
  • patio, outdoor furniture, cushions and umbrella
  • printer ink: HP Office Jet Pro, 8740
  • printer with black ink, small
  • refrigeration repair
  • security cameras and installation
  • soup pot, commercial, large
  • stereo systems
  • ventilation system for roasting

Volunteers Needed:
  • Gardening.
  • Management.
  • PR.
  • Marketing.
  • Cooking.
  • Event planning/staffing.
  • Decorating.
  • Cleaning.
  • Refrigeration.

Information reviewed by agency 9/14/20.

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