Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Community Lutheran Ministry, Inc.

942 Joseph Ave.
Rochester, NY 14621
Phone: 585-338-2420
Contact: Maggie D. Harris

We provide tutoring, counseling, and career development for elementary school children ages 4 to 13. We also give clothes, shoes, and school supplies to school-age children; and provide some household items for needy families every Wednesday from 8:00 am to 12:30 m. Teen program provides career development help for teens ages 13 to 16. Traveling summer day camp. Basketball for youth and young adults.

  • Urgent Need: money donations for all programs: After-School, Saturday, and Special Day Program.
  • bathing suits, towels, and socks for Summer Day Camp
  • craft kits for 25 kids
  • fans (industrial-size)
  • gift cards for food needs
  • help with after-school expenses: all areas, especially food to feed the children a healthy meal daily
  • money donations for Summer Day Camp (any amount)
  • musical instruments
  • pennies (we have a Million Pennies Drive)
  • snacks (individually wrapped), juice boxes
  • Summer Camp Program Needs: badminton game, volleyball net and volleyballs, double-dutch jump rope, snacks (individual & wrapped), praise dance costumes, sponsor a child for Camp

Volunteers Needed:
  • Help with Traveling Summer Day Camp.
  • Help with after-school tutoring: math and reading. (Can be done by phone.)
  • Help finding books to read for children ages 2 to 12.
  • Plan a fundraiser for our ministry to children.
  • Help with Thanksgiving Dinner on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We serve approximately 500 people.
  • Gather and hand out gifts for children during the Christmas season.
  • Speakers to share information about their careers and professions with a youth group and tell how you reached your goals. (30 minutes per week).
  • Readers for children's program: after school and Saturdays, for children 2 to 6 years old.
  • Create a reading program for 2- and 3-year-olds, for Saturday afternoons.
  • Plan a fishing trip for teens.
  • Coaches for basketball teams, ages 10 to 21 years. Games are held on Saturday night. 

Information reviewed by agency 9/4/15.

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