The Community Place of Greater Rochester, Inc. celebrates Season of Hope

The Community Place of Greater Rochester, Inc. (CPGR) will gather with friends and neighbors for its annual Season of Hope celebration.

Season of Hope is the time of year that CPGR moves beyond its normal programming to serve people of all ages. It officially kicks off on Wednesday November 16th as CPGR celebrates HarvestFest and continues on Thursday November 17th with a Thanksgiving Dinner. Over 450 people are expected to attend these events.

“Our Season of Hope is our way of reaching out to the larger community with multiple events that are spread across our many programs,” says Dr. Andrea Cain, CPGR Chief Program Officer.

Season of Hope will continue as CPGR distributes food baskets during Thanksgiving week. A community toy drive will be held from the end of November through the middle of December with collection boxes at locations throughout Monroe County. The toys collected along with other donations will be used to provide holiday baskets in late December.

“We are proud to partner with organizations such as Peace of Christ Parish and 441 Ministries to provide something special for the community,” says CPGR CEO Rodric Cox-Cooper, “We receive additional support in donations and volunteers from members of the business community such as The Rochester Office of Stifel Nicolaus, The Small Business Council of Rochester, and Hart’s Local Grocers.”

CPGR has been an integral part of the Rochester community for over 100 years, when its earliest predecessor was established. It helps families meet their basic needs, promotes health, wellness and education, and improves literacy. 10,000 individuals annually benefit from its programs and services.