Livingston CARES

Livingston CARES is a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to assisting communities and individuals locally, regionally, nationwide, and globally in humanitarian projects, including disaster relief and recovery efforts. In September 2005, our organization began as a response to Hurricane Katrina's devastation along the Gulf Coast.

We are a collaborative effort among SUNY Geneseo groups and organizations and the surrounding Livingston County, New York community. Although the original 10 year commitment to assist the people and communities of Harrison County, Mississippi rebuild their homes and lives was completed in 2016, Livingston CARES will continue the work in Mississippi to help low income families with housing and other projects.

Volunteers in BiloxiSince January 2006, 975 volunteers have participated in 40 service trips to the Biloxi/Gulfport region. Our volunteers have done it all---demolishing houses, installing sheetrock, painting, beautifying grounds at an elementary school, and everything in between. To hear more about our past work trips and volunteer experiences, click here. Since January of 2013, 121 volunteers have worked on similar home projects on Staten Island and Long Island to help families recover from Hurricane Sandy..

Livingston CARES is also involved in local projects in Livingston County. Our next major activity is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018. Students from SUNY Geneseo will be participating in volunteer service activities in almost every town and village in the county in "Geneseo Goes to Town."

Questions regarding Livingston CARES may be directed to Tom Matthews at or 245-5857 or Garth Freeman at or 245-5893. 

2017 Hurricane Recovery Fund

Livingston CARES has created a special fund to respond to the communities impacted by the recent hurricanes. All donations to this fund will go to support efforts that will directly help low-income families recover from the damage caused by the hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Livingston CARES will work with local agencies in those locations to ensure that all donations are used wisely to help individuals and families recover from these disasters. Donate now.

Gumbo to Go

Picture of 3 people enjoying working together to make GUMBO for semi-annual fundraiser

Enjoy a delicious dinner, take a night off from cooking & support Livingston CARES! 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4PM-6PM
Geneseo Central Presbyterian Church , Corner of Center & Second Sts.
Take out only, $10 per Dinner (Cash or Check unless paying online with credit card)
Tickets are available at:
-Center for Community (College Union 353)
-Good Wine & Spirits (Wegmans Plaza)
-Key Bank (66 Main St, Geneseo)
-SA Ticket Office (College Union 113)
-Online at
-from the Livingston CARES board members