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.

Little Pink Boots

Written for Officer Kate, Fall 2011

Little Pink Boots, we saw you sit so quietly

Perched in the living room, not flinching or wiley

After a rock went through your window and your mother frantic

Because of someone else's temper, caused this potentially dangerous antic

Little pink boots what are you thinking? As all of the adults around you are screaming

And Officer Kate is gathering her information, you look on without hesitation

Little pink boots, is your life like this every day?

Chaos, mayhem and distress before and after you go out to play?

And what about the old lady Officer Kate had in tow?

A worn out case worker who has left the auditorium a long time ago

How will your life be in 20 years Little Pink Boots?

When you have watched tempers, police, caseworkers, disharmony and despair?

Those little pink boots, so pristine and worn with flair

Will a light shine in the hole of your window, even after the glass is replaced?

Or will it all continue to happen, the poverty, shame and disgrace.

Little miss pink boots may god bless you everyday

As I hope your childhood lets you play instead of pay.