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.

Kaitlyn (Kaity) Johnson

Hello! My name is Kaitlyn (Kaity) Johnson. I am a third-year undergrad student at Rochester Institute of Technology. I am majoring in Psychology, minoring in Criminal Justice with hope and ambition for a career that incorporates both. I grew up and currently reside in the suburbs of Rochester, New York. While we know that urban and rural areas struggle immensely in terms of violence, human trafficking, poverty, lack of resources, etc. The surrounding suburbs bear the weight of these issues as well. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the seriousness of these issues with isolation and dwindling services for these vulnerable families and individuals. My goal is to provide geographical support and a deliverable services program to those residing in the suburbs of Rochester with a focus in Hilton, Hamlin, Spencerport, and Brockport. I will work to invest my time in the people who are underrepresented, underprivileged and those at-risk persons interfaced with disappointment as well as social and political restraints in their everyday life. Specifically, I will be gathering items from various donors such as clothing, canned food, personal hygiene essentials, and delivering them to sites of interest. I will also work towards finding access to different programs or assistance specific to their needs. The anticipation is that these deliverable services and outreach will nurture respite in these areas.