Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


The Dirt Road Project, Inc.

6 Sunset Hill
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-742-9185
Contact: April Benson, Founder and CEO

The Dirt Road Project inspires courageous living through empowering underserved communities with hope, passion, and purpose; leads in love and reaches the broken with respect and integrity; values all human life, particularly society’s most vulnerable; and seeks to develop diversity through meaningful enterprise by embracing all peoples.

The Dirt Road Project is presently Building Communities of Hope in Rochester and in the Central Plateau of Haiti. 

ROCHESTER PROJECT:  Village of Hope, homes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

HAITI PROJECT:  Provision of healthcare, education, nutrition and housing in rural farming communities in the Central Plateau.

Wish List:


bedding: full-sized sheets, standard pillow cases, comforters

board games, puzzles (new)

cleaning supplies, laundry detergent

couch, leather

coffee table 

computers, Apple (new) (4)

copy paper


desks (4)

dishes, pots, pans silverware

donations in-kind for silent auction

exercise equipment

filing cabinets

gift cards: gas

gift cards: Trader Joe’s. Wegmans, Staples, Tops, Big M, Target, Walmart
hanging file folders

healthcare supplies


Keurig, black

kitchen appliances (bottom freezer refrigerator, dishwasher), no stainless steel, preferable black or grey matte)

LED flashlight

LED Smart TV (Vivio, Samsung) (4)

Macbook Pro (new) (4)

office space, 2-year lease

office supplies: manila envelopes, pens/pencils, highlighters, tape, paper clips, dry erase markers, legal pads, pencil sharpener

patio set, aluminum (no glass), 8 chairs

personal care items

pet vacuum (2)

printer with cartridges

printing services: invitations, flyers, brochures, signage


white board 10 ft

Volunteers Needed:
Grant writer.
Graphic designer.
Web designer.
Special events coordinator.
Volunteer coordinator
Data entry
Video production.
Board members.
Social media.
Community outreach.
ESOL/TESL teachers (must be able to travel to Haiti)

Teen Opportunities:
Data entry.
Social media.
Volunteering at events.

New listing 9/11/18.

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