Christmas hours: We will be CLOSED Wednesday December 21 and re-opening on Monday January 2.
Irondequoit Community Cupboard, Inc.
The Irondequoit Community Cupboard, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization designed to meet a variety of needs for families and individuals in the Town of Irondequoit, NY.
“To provide emergency assistance to Irondequoit residents with dignity, kindness and without prejudice.”
"To raise awareness of the presence and impact of hunger and poverty in our
community. We envision a community where all people share resources to ensure
that residents’ basic needs are met in times of limited resources.
We advocate for and reach out to those in need and try to influence public policy so that every person in our community has the necessary support and resources to enhance nutrition, health and welfare.”
Amazon.com for ICC
This will only take a moment of your time; I know you shop at Amazon,
especially for the holidays. You can help the Irondequoit Community
Cupboard just by going to www.smile.amazon.com and then
type in Irondequoit Community Cupboard You would then continue to shop
whatever it was you were shopping for and we get a (small) dollar
percentage of your order. So we win for you doing what you were going to
do anyway. This would be a great and easy way for you to “Help us Help
others” in our community.
For more information you can go to Facebook page for up to date photos and info https://www.facebook.com/Irondequoit-Community-Cupboard-Inc-180196068672489/?fref=ts
If you are in need of
assistance, please call (585) 336-9107.
(no appointments are made online)
Distribution Hours (BY
Tuesday & Saturday from 9:30AM - 11:00AM.
Office Hours (BY PHONE ONLY)
Monday & Wednesday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
"Letter from the President"
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. More than 500 people had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal because of all the donations received during November from you. (wait until you see below) You know what I always say “Every can, box, bag and dollar make a difference in the life of somebody else.”
I DO have my new 2017 calendar so for those of you who have been waiting, I am filling volunteer slots for Tuesdays and Saturdays, 915am-11am. I DO need to hear from all of my regular volunteers to confirm their days and times because I never take any of you for granted. This period will run January thru March.
November 29th was the annual Roc the Day which is a 24-hour period of giving to local organizations. Our goal of $1,000 was met and surpassed totaling $1,194. J Thank you to all of you who made a donation to ICC. Every donation made during that 24 period was eligible for a random drawing every hour. We were the lucky recipient of the 3am drawing of which we won an additional $500! We realize there are so many organizations that rely on these donations and we are humbled and grateful to receive your support.
This Saturday December 3, rd is the deadline to sign up for the holiday Christmas basket. The deadline has already passed for the Special Santa program. ALL of our families were adopted. We do have a few new families who missed the deadline and usually we get more who come in that we end up giving at least a stocking to for older kids and for the younger ones, their parent/guardian can choose a couple of gifts from our toy closets. As a reminder all gifts, food and other items for our distribution need to be to us by Saturday December 10th. We are open for special hours on Friday December 9th from 330-530 and then Saturday we are open from 9am-1130.
Last week when I sent out the November newsletter I said I would report back with all of the donations that were recorded during November. As I stated then, it was overwhelming, in a wonderful way! I really, really have never seen our building look so full. Hunger is a year round issue and most of you don’t realize, but these donations, when our building is filled like it is right now, keep us going during the lean summer months. Any one of our regular volunteers could tell you how empty the shelves become during the summer so, when you see our building filled like this, please know that you ARE helping us year round. We are so grateful to all of you who donate to “Help us Help others” in our community.
Before I recognize other groups I want to apologize to Summerville Presbyterian Church. Last month I accidently omitted them from our thank you list and I am sorry for that. Summerville has been one of our most loyal and supportive groups and I hope you know how much myself and my Board of Directors appreciate you.
I am going to hold off on the total weight until after the Christmas distribution. (except for a few school groups that like to use these numbers to compete) Here are the amazing people/groups/organizations who made donations of non-perishable food items, Thanksgiving baskets, taxable items and items for our weekend backpack program up through November 20th:
Anonymous donations left at the library and senior center 330 lbs
Anonymous donations left at Ridge Culver Fire Dept 367 lbs
Jackson, my little buddy that used allowance money to purchase food “so that
People wouldn’t go hungry at Thanksgiving”
The Jack Foundation
Durand United Church of Christ
Cherie and Steve Evans
Don and Nancy Story
West Irondequoit District Office
Michael and Toby Berke
“DKG” (Barb Quinn and friends)
Irondequoit High School DECA 718 pounds
West Irondequoit Girls JV Soccer team 60 pounds
Amys Ladies Night
Southlawn/Rogers 1,972 pounds
Helendale Road School 19 pounds
Irondequoit High School Faculty
East Irondequoit Middle School
East Irondequoit staff and faculty
Cub Scout Pack 420 51 pounds
Summerville Presbyterian Church
The Irondequoit Lions Club
The Wilde Family
Daisy Girl Scout Troop 60220
Cub Scout Pack 203
Thank you so much again, from all of us at ICC are so grateful for each and every donation that we receive. J
Debbie Evans, President
Sue Reynolds, Vice-President
John Kane, Treasurer
MaryJo Toepfer, Secretary
Cherie Evans, Board Member
Cherie Sutton, Board Member
John Cortinas, Board Member
Lisa Loeser, Board Member