OUR MISSIONThe mission of Alyssa's Angels is to do work that reflects the spirit of giving to and caring for others, which was so important to Alyssa Rose Bruno. Funds that are generated will be used to support projects that will directly benefit the most disadvantaged and needy children in the Rochester area. These projects will focus on children who are:
- Victims of abuse and/or neglect
- Experiencing serious medical, behavioral or emotional problems
- Lacking in family or other community supports
2013 Holiday Gift Project
Alyssa's Angels Board Members, John Rabish and Mark Keefe, present a check to Mercy Community Services as part of Alyssa's Angels Holiday Gift Project. Matt and Margaret Schuler presented an additional check to support this great cause.
Patricia Lorenzen, of St. Peter's Kitchen, accepted donations on behalf of the organization from Matt & Margaret Schuler, Alan Roides and Chris Bruno as part of Alyssa’s Angels Holiday Gift Project. From left to right: John Rabish (Alyssa's Angels); Nikisha Johnson (Mercy Community Services); Matt & Margaret Schuler; Mark Keefe (Alyssa's Angels).
Gates Automotive President, Jim Fonzi, and Chris Bruno, chairman of Alyssa's Angels, present checks to Wanda Acevedo and Rod Cox-Cooper from Wilson Commencement Park as part of Alyssa's Angels Holiday Gift Project.
Alyssa's Angels Board Members, John Rabish and Evelyn Evans, and WebTitle's Chief Marketing Officer/Partner, Alan Roides, and Chief Title Officer/Partner, Matt Schuler, present Alternatives for Battered Women's, Janine Lucas and Jamie Saunders, with checks for the organization as part of Alyssa's Angels Holiday Gift Project.
RailComm in Fairport partnered with Alyssa's Angels on their Holiday Gift Project again this year. A family in need of assistance was referred to the program by CompassionNet and RailComm employees donated gift items for the entire family. From left to right, Erin East (RailComm), Kristi Molisani (RailComm), Nicky Denny(RailComm), Joann Kunzmann (RailComm), Jennifer Cialone (CompassionNet), Laura Malachowski (CompassionNet), John Rabish (Alyssa's Angels)
Clients and staff of Balance Acupuncture in East Rochester donated holiday gifts to the Monroe County Children's Center and to families working with Child Protective Services. From left to right, Terry Savini (Balance Acupuncture), Dana Emmings (Balance Acupuncture), Staci Dziduch (Child Protective Services)
THANK YOU!Thank you to Fratelli's Restaurant in Avon for their generous recent donation to Alyssa's Angels! Congratulations to Patty Heffernan and Kathy Murphy who were married on 6/30/12! Patty and Kathy have been huge supporters of Alyssa's Angels. Instead of a wedding gift, they asked that donations be made to Alyssa's Angels. This huge act of kindness raised $2863 for our organization. Thank you Patty and Kathy!!
"A few months ago, Alyssa's Angels provided funds to get an iPad for a family of a young guy who has a chromosomal
disorder. Besides entertainment, one of the main purposes of the iPad was to provide a way to help him communicate,
due to his lack of verbal skills. Well, I went to visit the family this week, and I was able to experience his new
ability to communicate after about 4 years of struggling, during my visits with the family, because of his minimal
verbal skills. It was really exciting for me to be able to experience this for the first time and I know it has
helped him and the family. The mother states is also allows him the opportunity to take and keep photos from his
perspective. He also uses it to keep his favorite songs and games on it which he uses at times of illness or boredom.
I just wanted to drop a short note to let you know you work is impacting people. Thanks again for all you do!"
- Patrick Cayouette, LMSW, CompassionNet Case Manager
With heartfelt thanks I'm writing to express gratitude on behalf of Jonathan C & his mother. WHen I went out to the home with yourgenerous gift card and note to the family, Mom was brough tto tears. From your kind donation Jonathan was able to order a new bed and mattress. He is overjoyed! He is excited to pick out sheets, pillows, etc for his bed, as well. Thank you! Thanks you so very much. The lives that you are touching truly makes a difference.
With sincere thanks, Victoria Gerhardt, Case Manager, CompassionNet
- Federation of Social Workers Our members are dedicated human service professionals who are both caring and committed to the entire community. Their tireless efforts at their jobs, and also as volunteers supporting many local charities, have improved the quality of life for everyone in Monroe County.
- Christopher’s Challenge The Purpose of Christopher's Challenge is to pay for the typing of samples for individuals willing to become potential donors through the National Marrow Donor Program.