Beginning December 1st through December 20th, the Gates Public Library & the Chili Public Library will begin accepting donations on behalf of the Gates Chili Chamber of Commerce. This year's donations will be supporting Linda’s Cupboard at Hope Hall and the Pirate Toy Fund! Donations can be brought to either the Chili Public Library or Gates Public Library. Drop-off boxes will be placed just inside each library entrance from December 1st - December 20th.
The Pirate Toy Fund is the only nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to distributing new toys year-round to children-in-need throughout the Greater Rochester region. Founded by local children's entertainer, Gary The Happy Pirate, the Pirate Toy Fund has distributed over 250,000 toys since 1995 and continues to actively pursue new avenues to expand our mission. Gary was inspired to found this endeavor by a special friend, Christie Simonetti. New and unwrapped toys can be dropped off at either library.
Linda’s Cupboard- Linda’s Cupboard opened in October 2010 in loving memory of Sister Diana Dolce’s sister, Linda Foster. Linda was a beloved member of the Hope Hall family and served as our Development Staff for many years until her passing. All donations go to Hope Hall families who struggle to make ends meet. Families are chosen based on their income level and family size.
Currently, Linda’s Cupboard is in need of the following non-perishable items:
- Cereal (no sugar added)
- Peanut Butter, Grape Jelly, & Tuna Fish
- Canned or Boxed Soups
- Ground Coffee
- Rice, Pasta, Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Dish Soap & Paper products (paper towel, napkins, toilet paper)
- Body Wash, Shampoo & Conditioner
- Toothpaste & Toothbrushes