Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Mary's Place Refugee Outreach

414 Lexington Ave.
Rochester, NY 14613
Phone: 585-270-8626
Contact: Charlsey Bickett

Mary’s Place is a non-profit refugee outreach center serving refugee families living in the City of Rochester. We offer 3 English classes daily, case management services 4 days per week, and weekly food and clothing distribution.  Above all, we are safe, inclusive place, where all are welcomed with open arms. We assist these individuals as they work to adjust to American culture, learn English, find employment, gain permanent residency, and ultimately, citizenship. We aspire to provide a safe and welcoming community center where families can come together to learn, support, and celebrate together.

Wish List:
  • clothing (summer) and shoes for newborn through teens
  • kitchen supplies: pots, pans, microwaves, dishes, cups, mugs, baking dishes, serving dishes, kettles, kitchen towels, cooking utensils
  • linens: sheets, towels, blankets, comforters, quilts, pillow cases
  • personal care items: soap, shampoo, pads, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, laundry detergent
  • program supplies: garbage bags (30-44 gal and 7-13 gal), toilet paper, c-fold paper towels, cleaning supplies
  • school supplies: backpacks, pencils, pens, erasers, glue, colored pencils, markers, rulers, folders, pencil sharpeners
Items that we are not accepting at this time: adult clothing, books, holiday decorations, craft supplies, religious items, figurines, electronics, furniture

Volunteers Needed:
  • Translators (Nepali, Karen, Karenni, Burmese, Chin, and Swahili/French).
  • Office work, data entry.
  • Play supervisors.
  • Case management.
  • Teachers for English as a Second Language classes.
  • Clothing Closet volunteers.

Information reviewed by agency 5/15/18. (Wish List updated.)

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