Livingston CARES


Help Humanitarian Efforts in Response to Hurricanes Fiona & Ian

Hurricane Fiona caused major damage in Puerto Rico and Hurricane Ian will cause widespread damage in Florida. Livingston CARES wants to provide relief by spreading the word, donating, and planning trips to help people on the street level. 



Fall 2022 Gumbo-to-Go Fundraiser November 3rd, 2022

Howdy, Gumbo Enthusiasts! 

Our online order form for Gumbo-to-Go is now open!

  • Pick-up begins at 4:30 PM on November 3rd and goes to 6:00 PM at the Central Presbyterian Church - 31 Center St., Geneseo.

  • Pick-up at the northwest kitchen door (Pick-up only, dining tables are not available on-site.)Just a reminder, meals are $12.00 this year and will include the gumbo you selected on the form, cornbread, and pralines. 

  • If you paid via Venmo you are all set - thank you. If you would still pay online, please use the quick link below to pay for your order via Venmo.

  • If you have a check, please make it out to Livingston CARES in the exact amount. If you plan to pay in cash, please try to provide the exact change. 

We will sell gumbo until 250 dinners are sold!

Thanks again for supporting student travel on our service trips by buying Gumbo-to-Go!

-Livingston County CARES



 

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Livingston County CARES website!

What is Livingston CARES?

  • Livingston CARES is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization registered with the State of New York Charities Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization.
  • Livingston CARES is a unique community partnership among representatives from SUNY Geneseo, the Town and Village of Geneseo, the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce, and the Livingston County Administrator and Board of Supervisors.
  • Livingston CARES is an organization with a long history of assisting other humanitarian organizations and providing support for recovery efforts in Mississippi, Louisiana, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico.

 


2023 Service Trips

Trip Registration Begins October 16th, 2022

Financial Assistance

We offer financial assistance for our trips. Financial Assistance is available based on need and the availability of funds which are provided through Geneseo Student Association. Please complete this form if you are interested in applying for financial assistance:

 


January 2023 Service Trips

Louisiana: January 15th - 21st, 2023

Trip Leader: Tim Lowemaster


                                      

Non-Refundable Deposit:       $100.00

Total trip cost: $600.00

Final Payment Due:   December 2, 2022

Students on a hurricane relief trip with Livingston CARES.

Volunteers will engage in recovery work supporting individuals and families impacted by the 2019 hurricane season, and 2020 flooding occurred this spring, damaging the same homes. The work will be hands-on and will include basic deconstruction and construction (no prior skills necessary).  Trip participants will fly out of Rochester, NY, and land in Houston, Texas. The Fuller Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, will be our host for the trip. All meals during the stay are provided by the host organization and volunteers will stay in shared living and dining space.

Register Here Begining October 16, 2022

Interested? Want to learn more?


March 2023 Service Trips

Louisiana: March 12th - 18th, 2023

Trip Leader: Mackenzie DeRider


                                      

Non-Refundable Deposit:    $100.00

Total trip cost: $675.00

Final Payment Due:        February 10, 2023

Volunteers will engage in recovery work supporting individuals and families impacted by the 2019 hurricane season, and 2020 flooding occurred this spring, damaging the same homes. The work will be hands-on and will include basic deconstruction and construction (no prior skills necessary).  Trip participants will fly out of Rochester, NY, and land in Houston, Texas. The Fuller Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, will be our host for the trip. All meals during the stay are provided by the host organization and volunteers will stay in shared living and dining space.

Register Here Begining October 16, 2022

Interested? Want to learn more?

 

Give Kids The World, Florida: March 12th - 18th, 2023

Trip Leader: TBD


                                      

Non-Refundable Deposit:     $100.00

Total trip cost: $650.00

Final Payment Due:          February 10, 2023

Give Kids the World
Students will set out for Kissimmee, Fla., to share their time and passion as part of by volunteering at Give Kids The World (GKTW) Village. The village serves as a home away from home to families who have a child with a life-threatening illness. Their week-long stay is an all-expense paid vacation, often through the Make A Wish Foundation, with many college students from across the country volunteering as workers for the GKTW organization. Volunteers will engage in the village serving Make A Wish children and their families. 

 

Register Here Begining October 16, 2022

Interested? Want to learn more?

 

May 2023 Service Trip

Puerto Rico: May 14th - 20th, 2023

Trip Leader: Dan Martin '16


                                      

Non-Refundable Deposit:    $100.00

Total trip cost: $800.00

Final Payment Due:                April 14, 2023

Volunteers will engage in recovery work supporting individuals and families impacted by Hurricane Maria. Work teams will be deployed to different locations on the Island based on the current needs of residents. The work will be hands-on and will include basic deconstruction and construction (no prior skills necessary).  Trip participants will fly out of Rochester, NY, and land in San Juan Puerto Rico. The Methodist Church of Puerto Rico are our hosts for the trip. All meals during the stay are provided by the host organization and volunteers will stay in shared living and dining space. 

Register Here Begining October 16, 2022

Interested? Want to learn more?


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Visit the Center for Community

MacVittie College Union, Room 353
SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo NY 14454

Contact Livingston County CARES

585-245-5620

cares@geneseo.edu

Center for Community Office Hours

Mondays - 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM

Tuesdays - 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM

Wednesdays - 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM

Thursdays - 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM

Fridays - 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM