2016 Community Cause-Way

Family Fun Activity:

Spin the wheel and get quizzed on breast cancer facts.

Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

We are a diverse group of breast cancer activists. We are survivors, warriors, and advocates. We are women, men, families, partners, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, and others dedicated to our mission. Currently, Monroe County ranks among the highest for all new diagnoses of breast cancer in New York State. This high rate of breast cancer and the high mortality rate for women, especially younger and minority women, has motivated us to become educated about this disease so that we, in turn, can educate others.

Family Fun Activity:

Compete against others to knock over bottles with a paddle ball.

Camp Get-A-Way

Camp Get-A-Way is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the mission of strengthening and supporting families of children having an emotional, behavioral, or mental illness.  The concept for the camp was developed by parents living in the WNY area.

Family Fun Activity:

Color ambulance cutouts and participate in fun demonstrations of proper hand washing and basic healthy tips.

Canandaigua Emergency Squad

Canandaigua Emergency Squad is a community based volunteer ambulance and rescue service that provides primary ambulance service to the city of Canandaigua, towns of Canandaigua, Hopewell, and Gorham, as well as all of Ontario County, NY.

Family Fun Activity:

Take your picture as a lion or a gorilla, just put your face in the oval and smile!

Canandaigua Lions Club

Canandaigua Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International which is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

Family Fun Activity: 

Bottle ring toss with prizes.

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua is a Christ-centered ministry empowering women to make informed, life-affirming choices in a non-judgmental environment. They provide free pregnancy tests, pregnancy options / peer counseling, referrals, post-abortion counseling and education (PACE) and parenting classes. All of their services are free and confidential.

Family Fun Activity: 

Coloring sheets and decorating postcards.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. We lobby in support of our Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal by building friendly relationships with our federally elected representatives. We do so with respect, appreciation and gratitude for their service.

Family Fun Activity:

Sign a giant thank-you card for the Veterans to be displayed at the Canandaigua VAMC.

Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs serves and honors the men and women who are America's veterans.

Family Fun Activity: 

Identify plants and take seeds to plant in your own butterfly garden.

Friends of Ganondagan

Friends of Ganondagan formed to lend physical, spiritual, and financial support to the Ganondagan State Historic Site, Victor, NY. The Friends are Native Americans and non-Natives who share a common understanding of the significance of the past at the site. Read more on our blog.

Family Fun Activity:

Coloring pages and learning how to fit a helmet correctly.

Happiness House

Happiness House offers programs and services for children and adults with disabilities, and their families, in Ontario, Seneca, Yates and Wayne counties.

Family Fun Activity:

Take a free book (all ages) from our Little Red Bookshelf.

Literacy Volunteers & Community Reading Partnership

The mission of Literacy Volunteers Ontario - Yates, Inc. is to provide adults the literacy skills needed to reach their full potential as individuals, parents, workers and citizens.

The Community Reading Partnership is a broad-based community coalition of organizations, individuals, businesses, schools and libraries that have joined forces in order to promote family reading practices throughout our community.

Family Fun Activity:

Face painting and bean bag toss.

Ontario County Foster Care and Adoption

Ontario County Foster Care and Adoption focuses on finding foster and adoptive parents for children.

Family Fun Activity:

Bean bag toss with prizes. 

Ontario County Humane Society

The Ontario County Humane Society at Happy Tails Animal Shelter is dedicated to providing a safe and loving environment for animals in need. We take great pride in the work we do to assure all animals in our community and the 24 surrounding towns that we serve are treated with the respect they deserve. We are also a resource for community members seeking animal-related information.

Family Fun Activity:

Toss objects into shoe boxes, color an All About Me sheet, or put on a water based tattoo.

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan's Purse where we collect shoeboxes filled with precious gifts that can bring hope and joy to a child around the world. 

Family Fun Activity:

Learn "tags" or mini songs and sing with the chorus.

Seneca Soundwaves Chorus

The Seneca Soundwaves Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, the largest women’s singing organization in the world! Their mission is to learn and share the art of singing four-part a cappella harmony in barbershop style. All of the singers love the opportunity to improve our singing skills, perform in the community and at regional competitions, and enjoy the fun and fellowship of learning together. 

Family Fun Activity:

Assemble and decorate pinwheels.

Thompson Health Navigator Program

The Navigator Program is here to assist individuals and families who are applying for high-quality, affordable health insurance. Using the NYS Marketplace we can assist you in enrolling for Medicaid, Child Health Plus and other Qualified Health Plans. The IAP/Navigators can also assist small businesses in enrolling through the SHOP Marketplace.

Family Fun Activity:

Learn your name in Chinese.

Upstate New York Falun Dafa Association

Upstate New York Falun Dafa Association educates through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.

Family Fun Activity:

Bean Bag Toss, color a patriotic page that will be given to Canandaigua Veteran Medical Center patients on Veterans Day, and more!

VFW Auxiliary 7414

The Canandaigua Ladies Auxiliary Post 7414 sets out to serve the veterans of this country and our communities in honor of the sacrifices and commitment of every man and woman who has served in uniform.