Jennifer Wolfley, Director of Outreach Services
(585) 748-8490 after 9:00 pm
Theodore Wolfley, Jr., Deputy Director
(585) 362-6386
Happy New Year 2024

2024 promises to bring additional programs. Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester will continue to focus on assisting those who need to work in identifying interpersonal strengths, mental health goals and general wellness and personal stability. We offer a variety of online programs as well as in person programs which include open studio art, farming, hiking, and creative writing. In addition, we have a forest and nature program available for those seeking inner peace and reflection. All programs are of no cost to participants.

Land of Misfit Toys
November 1, 2023 - January 6, 2024
A program where we collect used toys and redistribute to inner-city children in Rochester, NY so they have new adventures.
Crochet Project
September 2023 - Ongoing
This outreach program provides hats, scraves, gloves and socks that are either new or hand-made which are then distributed to persons in need.

Creativity writings

Creativity Exercise 1.
Purchase a hardcover notebook. $1.25 at Dollar Tree if you wish. Take time to cover with wrapping paper, contact paper, a brown paper bag and upcycle. Make the journal yours. On pinterest™ scrapbooking and journal cover ideas are plentiful. Enjoy the process. One can always change the cover or redo it, but begin to explore any type of media.
Creativity Exercise 2.
Smells and place. Places to write, to be free. Smells, do you appreciate spices? candles? lotions? Define place and smell that works for you and even enhances your experiences. An iced tea. A soda. Have a writing bag with treats in it if that pleases you.