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.

Older News

Spring 2019 Community Shout-Out for the Center For Youth for all they do here in Rochester, NY. I was so pleased to be a feature guest speaker at their Empowering Women Conference.

2018 Press Release: Official Announcement

Lia Horyczun has been appointed Program Intern for Fall 2018.

This Summer 2018 assisting domestic violence victims at Oxford Street Refugee Center. Refugees are from Tanzania and Syria.

Gates-Chili parents pushing for cameras in classrooms

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2018 Press Release: Official Announcement

Theodore Wolfley, Jr. of Brighton, NY, has been appointed Deputy Director of Paper Bag Ladies of Rochester.

What does this mean? The next generation of outreach, education and helping those reach their personal potential will continue.

A little about Ted, he is a 2011 graduate of Brighton High School and employed here in Rochester, NY for Catholic Charities as a habilitator. His specialty population is with and for children with severe challenges.

Ted can be reached at 585 362 6386.

Big shout out to RIT's Sigma Psi Zeta for all the wonderful supplies that they have provided for outreach.
Thank you to Kristen von Steuben for making all the arrangements