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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


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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2024 Easter Egg Hunt Thank You

THANK YOU! 18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Alyssa's Angels is extremely grateful to everyone who supported this year's successful Easter Egg Hunt! Your donations will help support children and families in need in our community!
We would especially like to recognize and thank the West Henrietta Fire Department, the Burress Bible Study Group, the Burns and Robinson families, and Ella the Easter Bunny!

Check presentation at Bethany House

2023 Holiday Gift Project ~ Bethany House

The Federation of Social Workers partnered with Alyssa’s Angels and Essex Hotel Management to donate Holiday Gifts to families at Bethany House.

Check presentation at Daystar

2023 Holiday Gift Project ~ Daystar Kids

Alyssa’s Angels was joined by Spinelli Dental and Essex Hotel Management in making a Holiday Gift Project donation to Daystar Kids.

Check presentation at Holy Apostles Church

2023 Holiday Gift Project ~ Holy Apostles Church

The “Day of Giving” program for families at Holy Apostles Church was supported again this year with a donation from Modica Law Firm, Essex Hotel Management and Alyssa’s Angels.

Check presentation at Saint Peter's Kitchen

2023 Holiday Gift Project ~ Saint Peter's Kitchen

Alyssa's Angels and WebTitle Agency presented a $1000 check to Saint Peter's Kitchen.

Check presentation at Ronald McDonald House

2023 Holiday Gift Project ~ Ronald McDonald House

Essex Hotel Management, the Rochester Police Locust Club and Alyssa’s Angels partnered to contribute Holiday Gifts to the families at the Ronald McDonald House.

Euchre tournament fundraiser

Euchre Tournament

THANK YOU to everyone involved in our recent EUCHRE TOURNAMENT! The total raised for Alyssa’s Angels was an amazing $3115, which included a $500 business donation from Sewer Specialty Services Co. Inc. in Leicester.

- Thank you to our friends at Partyman Catering, Avon NY for the yummy mac-n-cheese!
- Thank you to our friends at Shoreless Acres General Store, Livonia NY for the cooler and ice.
- Thank you to our friends at Lake Hour Brewing, Geneseo, NY for the drinks.
- Thank you to our friends at Fratelli’s Restaurant, Avon, NY for the gift card.
- Thank you to our friends at Tee & Gee Bar and Grill, Lakeville NY for the gift card.

We had 40 players and a lot of other people and businesses making contributions and helping to make this event such a huge success! Special thanks to Adola and Laura for putting this tremendously successful event together!

Bloomfield Bomber Volleyball fundraising event

Bloomfield Volleyball - "Together We Fight"

A Big Thank You to Bloomfield Bombers HS Volleyball Team and Local Lions Clubs!

Bloomfield High School Volleyball team along with Bloomfield Lions Club had a Fundraising event "Together We Fight" in September, that benefited Alyssa’s Angels. Other regional Lions Cubs from Clyde, Geneva, Palmyra and Canandaigua matched their donation. The total amount raised was close to $4000! Special thanks to Mark and Cathy Robinson for their work on this very successful event! Your contributions will help many families in need in our area, and is deeply appreciated.

Modica Law firm honored

Alyssa’s Angels Honors Our 2021 Community Partner

Alyssa’s Angels is proud to recognize Modica Law Firm as our valued Community Partner for 2021! Their extraordinary support has allowed us to provide critically needed help to dozens of local children and families. Our deepest appreciation to Lorrie, Anne, Steve and everyone at Modica Law Firm for partnering with us to improve the quality of life for so many in the community.

Donation to St. Peter's Kitchen

One of our Alyssa's Angels Holiday Gift Project recipients St. Peter's Kitchen had this to say...

"Thanks to your generosity, 175 children received presents from this year's Christmas Toy Store at St. Peter's Kitchen."

We are happy to give back to amazing organizations in our community. Thank you to our donation partner Federation of Social Workers IUE/CWA 81381.


  • 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!