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Non-Profit Report: Dreams from Drake

Dreams from Drake was founded in 2013 in memory of Drake Ross Pettit, who passed away at the age of 4 after an accident in a swimming pool. The mission of Dreams from Drake is to provide local children and ...

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Non-Profit Report: Jewish Family Service of Rochester Inc.

Jewish Family Service of Rochester Inc. helps individuals and families navigate life’s transitions and challenges with person-centered social services, grounded in Jewish traditions of dignity, kindness and improving the world. JFS was founded 92 years ago, and its programs now ...

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Non-Profit Report: Rochester Regional Library Council

Founded in 1966, the Rochester Regional Library Council helps all types of libraries—school, college, public, medical, museum, business—work together to improve access to information in all its formats for everyone in the community. Today it is hard to imagine what ...

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Non-Profit Report: Flower City Habitat for Humanity Inc.

Non-Profit Report: Flower City Habitat for Humanity Inc. builds homes and revitalizes neighborhoods in the city of Rochester. Since 1984, it has built more than 210 homes in low-income neighborhoods, including 45 in the JOSANA area west of downtown—its current ...

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Non-Profit Report: Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Inc.

Formally organized in 1997, the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester Inc. provides support, information and education to those touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer. BCCR is a member of the New York State Breast Cancer Network and serves Monroe ...

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Non-Profit Report: The Landmark Society of Western New York Inc.

The Landmark Society of Western New York Inc. was organized in 1937, when Helen Ellwanger led a group of volunteers in founding an organization to protect and preserve the Campbell-Whittlesey Mansion. Built on this modest foundation, the Landmark Society has ...

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Non-Profit Report: Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Inc.

Non-Profit Report: Literacy Volunteers of Rochester Inc. promotes literacy and provides adult literacy services in Monroe County. Founded in 1964, the organization is a member of ProLiteracy Worldwide. LVR trains volunteers to offer one-to-one tutoring or small-group instruction in English ...

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Non-Profit Report: Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets Inc.

Non-Profit Report: Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets Inc. was founded in 1996 to serve as an outlet for Greece Animal Control. Prior to the formation of GRASP, animals picked up as strays and not claimed by owners were routinely euthanized. ...

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Non-Profit Report: Pet Pride of New York Inc.

Pet Pride of New York Inc. is committed to providing shelter and care for as many homeless or unwanted cats as possible, without overcrowding, in a facility suited to each cat’s age and condition. The organization is a no-kill shelter, ...

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Non-Profit Report: Genesee Valley Conservancy Inc.

Genesee Valley Conservancy Inc., which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, is a community-supported organization dedicated to protecting the habitat, open space and farmland resources of the Genesee River watershed. The organization provides private conservation options for landowners who ...

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Non-Profit Report: Family Service Communities

Family Service Communities, whose legal name is Family Service of Rochester Inc., has been providing enriched housing for senior citizens in the Rochester area for more than 30 years. Its mission is to encourage and empower seniors to live independent, ...

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Non-Profit Report: Compeer Rochester Inc.

Compeer Rochester Inc. started as a small inpatient program, called Adopt a Patient, at the State Psychiatric Hospital in 1973. The name of this initiative became Compeer, crafted from the words “companion” and “peer.” The Compeer model was rooted in ...

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Non-Profit Report: Ontario ARC

Founded in 1954, Ontario ARC provides vocational, residential, clinical, day habitation, recreation and transportation services for nearly 1,000 people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Ontario County. Ontario ARC’s Abbey Employment Services supports people who want to expand their ...

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Non-Profit Report: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County is part of a statewide system created over 100 years ago to use the resources of Cornell University to improve agriculture as well as enhance home and family life, human health and the natural ...

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Non-Profit Report: Center for Governmental Research Inc.

Founded in 1915 by George Eastman, the Center for Governmental Research Inc. has been delivering research as well as analytical and planning support to the public, non-profit and civic sectors for a century. CGR helps organizations and communities by: Applying ...

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