The Rochester area has so much going on for the holidays and we get so very busy but many of us still try to do something for those less fortunate. Making the holidays brighter for those in need can be done by volunteering or making a donation. Here are some organizations in the Rochester area that could use your help during the holidays. From volunteering as a Salvation Army Bell Ringer to making food donations, every little bit helps those less fortunate. Make "Giving" a part of your family's holiday tradition!
Hillside Special Santa is the holiday giving program for Hillside Family of Agencies. This program benefits youth and families who receive residential, community-based, day treatment and/or customized services. Special Santa Community Partners will begin hanging wish tags at their discretion. Visit the website for Special Santa details and how you can help.426 Lyell Ave., Rochester, New York 14606 | 719-2000 | Website
Are you looking for local volunteer opportunities? The Salvation Army has volunteer opportunities for Bell Ringers for their Red Kettle Campaign. Check the website for places and dates Bell Ringers are needed and to register. 70 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, New York 14604 | 987-9500 | Website
Toys For Tots is currently seeking individuals and civic organizations to volunteer to help in any way they can. The 2015 Campaign is working in cooperation with the Salvation Army to distribute toys to all of those in need. 100 West Ave., Rochester, New York 14611 | 764-3529 | Website
Foodlink is always looking for food donations, volunteers and funds especially during the holidays. Check the website to see how you or your organization can organize a food drive to help feed those less fortunate. 1999 Mt Read Blvd, Rochester, New York 14615 |328-3380 | Website
Your holiday donation of funds, supplies, or volunteer hours can make a real difference in the lives of pets in need in our community—your support feeds and cares for the animals, educates the public on the importance of proper animal care, and investigates animal cruelty. 99 Victor Rd., Fairport, New York 14450 | 223-1330 | Website
Do you know a place that is looking for support? Email us at Carol@gvparent.com to be included in this list.