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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Empowering People's Independence (EPI)

1650 South Avenue
Rochester , NY 14620
Phone: 585-442-6420
Contact: Lorena DeLancey

Empowering People’s Independence (EPI), previously Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides tailored care solutions to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain injury and epilepsy. We offer innovative services that better meet the needs of the people we support to improve their health, well being, independence, and social inclusion. We are committed to empowering people with disabilities to reach their individual goals and aspirations, and to live their lives to the fullest.

Wish List:
  • board games: new or gently used
  • coloring books
  • gift baskets for events' silent auction
  • gift cards: Amazon, Tops, Wegmans, Price-Rite, Aldi's, Hart's, Target, Walmart, restaurants, etc.
  • personal care items
  • RTS bus passes, gas cards
  • tickets to zoo, museum, GEVA, RPO, movie theaters, bowling, sporting events, etc.

Volunteers Needed:
  • Special Events including the annual Chocolate Ball. Includes planning, fundraising, securing items for auctions, event set-up, photography, social media, graphic design, guest assistance.
  • Camp Volunteers: adults, 18 of age or older, to serve as volunteer camp counselors for young adults and children with epilepsy and seizure disorders.. Camps run for one week in June at the Rotary Sunshine Camp in Rush, NY, and one week in August at the YMCA Camp Weona, just outside of Warsaw, NY.
  • Associate Board Volunteer: young professionals will have the opportunity to build meaningful, new relationships and leadership skills. You will also be able to build your resume by applying your talents to projects that match your interests and skills. You will also have the opportunity to socialize at fun events and informal gatherings with other young and driven professionals.
  • For more information about volunteer opportunities, please contact Jill Johnson at

Information reviewed by agency 9/18/23.