The world has come to a standstill in the past few weeks. Nothing is normal right now. And even as things change from day to day and hour to hour and we create a new normal for these uncertain times you know that there are things that you can count on. One of those things is that The Community Place of Greater Rochester stands ready to care for our community.

Right now, despite the shutdown of most businesses, Community Place is considered essential and remains open to provide emergency food and other basic needs through our Family Services program.  Even the programs that are closed for regular business continue to operate.  Our youth staff are staying in touch with students and providing lesson plans or learning activities; we make calls to our seniors to make sure they have meals and are dealing with the social isolation; we have delivered food to people in our disability services programs that could not otherwise access food.

This is an uncertain time for many of us. No one knows quite what the future holds for us. We are certain of this though – the more we come together as a community and help one another, the stronger we will be as whole. In that spirit, we are asking you to help us as we serve the city – our families, our children, our elders. Please make a donation in whatever amount you are able to at this time so that we can all make it to the other side, together.


The Community Place relies on donations like yours to make sure we are able to provide the best programs and services possible. Comprehensive after-school activities to keep youth safe and prepare them for college and work, Universal Pre-Kindergarten programming to give young children the head start they need, support services for elders that help them live at home longer, adequate and affordable housing that gives a family the ability to stop the cycle of transience and become a part of the community- all these services and many, many more will benefit from your contribution!

You can donate to The Community Place a few different ways:


Click on the Donate button below to donate money online using your credit card, debit card, or checking account.

Note: Clicking this button will take you to our PayPal site, a secure service for donating money online. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to make a donation. If you do not have a PayPal account and don’t want to set one up, follow the instructions for entering your donation amount, then click “Continue” under “Don’t Have a PayPal Account?” on the left-hand side of the page.

Online Recurring Payments

Our online payment plans allow you to quickly and easily set up monthly recurring payments that automatically deduct a set amount each month. This option allows you to continue your support for The Community Place all year long. You can stop these payments at any time by following the online PayPal instructions or by calling us at 585-327-7200. We currently have payment plans available for $10, $25, $50, or $100 per month. If you would like to donate a different amount each month please let us know.

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By Mail

Donations can be mailed to:
The Community Place
57 Central Park
Rochester, NY 14605.

Please feel free to contact us at 585-327-7200 with any questions.
You can also support The Community Place with an in-kind donation. Please contact us to learn more.