Below are libraries from the Monroe County Library System that participated in past instances of The Great Give Back! Return to the previous page for information about what libraries will be participating in GGB this year. Please contact libraries directly for questions regarding offered programming.
Blessing Bags October 1-22 Library staff and friends are teaming up to help Cameron Ministries. Cameron Community Ministries is an Urban Outreach Community Center in the Lyell-Otis Neighborhood of Rochester, NY. We will collect travel size items that will be put into hygenie bags and distributed by Cameron. Donations will be collected in the children’s center. Items needed: feminine hygiene products, deodorant, soap, soap holder, wash cloth, shampoo, toothbrush & tooth paste. No mouth wash please.
Smiles Across the Miles October 1 – December 1 At the Children’s Center in the Central Library For ages 3-12 years Children and their caregivers are invited to created greeting cards for Monroe County homebound individuals. Registration is not required. Cards can be created in the Children’s Center or sent to the library by December 1, 2021: Central Library Children’s Center; 115 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14604 We will use all types of materials to create the cards and some will have tactile materials so they can be enjoyed through touch and/or sight.
Food Drive to Benefit the South Wedge Food Program October 25-29 The Frederick Douglass Community Library is hosting a food drive to benefit the South Wedge Food Program! We can accept canned goods and unopened/unused personal care items. Please call 428-8206 with questions.
Supply Drive for Animal Service League October 1 – November 1
For the Great Give Back, the Irondequoit Public Library is collecting supplies for Animal Service League. ASL helps homeless animals in our community.
You can help by donating new/sealed items from the list below. Drop off your donation at IPL anytime during open hours from October 1 to November 1.
Bleach HE laundry detergent Clorox sanitizing wipes Dawn Dish Soap Canned cat/kitten food (we can use any kind, but prefer Friskies or Chicken Soup for the Cat/Kitten Lovers Sou or Royal Canin Kitten/BabyCat) Cat toys Pet beds Clumping cat litter Puppy Wee Wee Pads Hand soap KMR (kitten meal replacer) Paper towel Sandwich Bags Tall kitchen trash bags Large trash bags Lint Rollers Temptation Cat Treats Toilet Paper Disposable Rubber Gloves
Great Give Back Bookmark & Note Distribution October 1 – December 31 Grab & Go The Mendon Public Library will participating in the Great Give Back during October, November and December. In October, we’ll be sharing bookmarks for patrons to decorate and then donate back. These bookmarks will be distributed to folks in need. In November, we’ll be sharing card making supplies to thank our Veterans. Patrons can decorate cards and we’ll destribute to Veterans. In December, we’ll be sharing card making supplies for Shut Ins. Patrons can decorate a holiday card and we’ll distribute locally. No registration necessary. Supplies will be available during library open hours.
The Great Giveback Saturday, October 16 10:00 am-1:00 pm For children and families Join the Penfield Fire Department, Rec Center, Food Shelf, and many more organizations for some fun activity stations that encourage giving back to the community. Then stay for a fun celebration with some drumming with Building Families First and cotton candy from Sugary Delights. Please bring an item for the Food Shelf. No registration required.
Making Cards for Veterans October 4-30 For families Stop by the Children’s Room to create handmade cards to be distributed to local Veterans here in the Brockport community through the Brockport Veteran’s Club. No registration is required.
Red Cross Blood Drive at Seymour Library Wednesday, October 20 11:00 am-4:00 pm For adults Consider donating blood. You can save a life! Appointments will be required. Call the Seymour Library at 585-637-1050 for more information or contact the Red Cross.
Coat Drive for Matt’s Coats for Kids October 18-November 19 Matthew J. Fitton lost his life in a tragic car accident at the age of 20 in August 2003. A young athlete who towered over us at 6 foot 6, his giant came not from his height, but from the size of his heart. Matt was always ready with a smile or a hug to share, and a willingness to help those in need. That’s why we know Matt would be happy that his memory is being kept alive through “”Matt’s Coats for Kids””. Please help us keep Matt’s memory with us by dropping off your gently used or new items of winter outerwear and help keep our local kids warm this year!