The 2021 Alyssa’s Angels Easter Egg Hunt is Canceled

Due to safety concerns and restrictions involved with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. We deeply appreciate the support we receive every year from the organizers and participants, and we look forward to holding the event once again in 2022.

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OUR MISSION

The 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

ALYSSA

On August 24, 2006, Alyssa Rose Bruno passed away after a valiant battle with brain stem cancer (diffuse pontine glioma). During her short life she touched the hearts of many people not only in the Rochester area, but also around the world. Her parents, Lori and Chris Bruno, along with family members and their many friends have therefore decided to establish a charitable organization in Alyssa's memory.
In addition to her tremendous courage, Alyssa Bruno displayed exceptional kindness, generosity and sensitivity, particularly towards other children. Her heartfelt concern about the happiness and well being of other human beings was a special gift that we plan to continue to give on her behalf.
The important work of the Alyssa's Angels organization is funded solely through the contributions of private individuals, organizations and businesses. We would welcome your support of our efforts to assist children who are the victims of child abuse or neglect, and those that are experiencing serious medical, emotional or behavioral problems. If you would like to help, please send a check payable to "Alyssa's Angels" to:

Alyssa's Angels
P.O. Box 129
West Henrietta, New York 14586

If you prefer to donate through other means, or if you would like more information about the Foundation, fill out the form on our Contact Page
Your kindness and generosity are very much appreciated!
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2020 Holiday Gift Project

Since 2011, Alyssa’s Angels has sponsored and organized an annual Holiday Gift Project to benefit area non-profit organizations that provide assistance to children and families in-need.

In this year’s project,we again partnered with a local business or group to support four selected non-profits with a donation of $1000 to each.

The organizations that Alyssa’s Angels and their respective co-sponsors have donated to this year are:
• Donation recipient: Holy Apostles Christmas Blessing Project
• Co-sponsor: Modica Law Firm

• Donation recipient: St. Peter's Kitchen
• Co-sponsor: Federation of Social Workers

• Donation recipient: Daystar
• Co-sponsor: Spinelli Dental

• Donation recipient: Ady’s Jammies
• Co-sponsor: Rochester Police Locust Club

All of us at Alyssa's Angels deeply appreciate our community partners, whose generosity makes this project possible every year. Thank you, and best wishes for a great Holiday Season!

2020 Check presentation at Daystar

Daystar

Daystar was a recipient of the Alyssa’s Angels Holiday Gift Project again this year. Thanks to our donation partner Spinelli Dental for helping with this donation. We appreciate this wonderful “thank you” photo from some of the beautiful Daystar kids.




2020 Check presentation at St. Peter's Kitchen

St. Peter's Kitchen

Saint Peter’s Kitchen staff, including Director Patty Lorenzen (center), pose with checks from Alyssa’s Angels and the Federation of Social Workers. These donations were made possible through the Holiday Gift Project that is sponsored annually by Alyssa’s Angels.


2020 Check presentation at Holy Apostles

Holy Apostles

Betsy MacKinnon and Father Tony Mugavero of Holy Apostles pose with a donation check from Modica Law Firm and Alyssa’s Angels for their annual Holiday Blessing program.




2020 Check presentation at Addy's Jamies

Ady’s Jammies

Adysson West (center) of Ady’s Jammies receives a donation check from the Rochester Police Locust Club and Alyssa’s Angels as part of their annual Holiday Gift Project. Ady’s Jammies provides items to help patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital.





Links

  • 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.

Thank you!

The Bruno family and the Board of Directors of Alyssa's Angels would like to express our deepest appreciation to Lorrie and Steve Modica for their exceptionally generous donation to our organization. Their tremendous level of support will allow us to provide assistance to many more disadvantaged children and families in our community. Thank you, Lorrie and Steve!