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Spring 2022 Gumbo-to-Go Fundraiser

Howdy, Gumbo Enthusiasts! 

Our online order form for Gumbo-to-Go has closed. :-(

However - GOOD NEWS - if you would still like to buy some of our delicious Gumbo-to-Go, we are still taking walk-ups and drive-ups! 

  • Pick-up begins at 4:30 PM and goes to 6:30 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 PayPal or 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


 

Help Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine

AFYA Foundation: Afya means “health” in Kishwahili. The Afya foundation provides an environmentally-sensitive, community-oriented solution to help address the critical shortage of medical supplies in underserved communities around the world. Right now, AFYA believes the best way you can support Ukraine is by making an emergency gift and ensuring medical providers have the supplies they need to care for wounded soldiers and civilians.

AirBnB: Activley providing free housing for refugees and people are booking places in Ukraine with no intention of staying as a way to support Ukrainian.

Airlink (founded by the Society for Transport Aircraft Trading): Their first project focused on assistance with the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT): AFT is coordinating with the teachers unions in countries that border Ukraine, including Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. Through the AFT disaster relief fund, they are going to send money to these unions’ relief efforts. Specifically, the funds from AFT will focus on setting up welcome programs in public schools for the children who have fled the horrific Russian invasion.

Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE;founded by Sean Penn in 2010): Assisted with the earthquake disaster in Haiti and is assisting with the humanitarian effort in Ukraine.

PayPal: Support Ukraine Relief. Help those affected by the events in Ukraine Choose a charity to support and donate through PayPal. 100% of donations made here go to charity, no deductions, no fees.

ROC Maidan: ROC Maidan is a community organization initially formed to support Ukraine’s democratic voices at Kyiv’s EuroMaidan. ROC Maidan is also the charitable arm of the Ukrainian Cultural Center of Rochester. All donations to this account go to ROC Maidan in support of relief in Ukraine.

UN World Food Program: United Nations World Food Programme provides over 15 billion meals to over 100 million people. Has a special appeal for the Ukrainian families.

World Central Kitchen(founded in 2010 by Chef Jose Andres): Featured on 60 Minutes feeding people in Puerto Rico after Maria and in Haiti after the most recent earthquake.

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.

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: TBD


Non-Refundable Deposit:    $100.00

Total trip cost: TBD

Final Payment Due:      November 2022

Picture of Louisiana Group

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.

Interested? Want to learn more?

Puerto Rico: January 14th - 21st, 2023

Trip Leaders: TBD


Non-Refundable Deposit: $100.00

Total trip cost: TBD

Final Payment Due:      November 2022

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. ReHace and 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.  

 

 student volunteer using a chop saw to cut metal - sparks flying!

Interested? Want to learn more?


March 2023 Service Trips

Louisiana: March 12th - 18th, 2023

Trip Leader: TBD


Non-Refundable Deposit:    $100.00

Total trip cost: TBD

Final Payment Due:        February 2023

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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.

Interested? Want to learn more?

Puerto Rico: March 11th - 18th, 2023

Trip Leaders: TBD


Non-Refundable Deposit: $100.00

Total trip cost: TBD

Final Payment Due:       February 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. ReHace and 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.  
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Interested? Want to learn more?


May 2023 Service Trip

Puerto Rico: May 20st - 27th, 2023

Trip Leader: TBD


Non-Refundable Deposit: $100.00

Total trip cost: TBD

Final Payment Due:            March 2023

 Volunteers sitting on new bed

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. ReHace and 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. 

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