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We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and have served low-income and disadvantaged families for over 40 years. Community Action programs are designed to empower as well as provide opportunity to those who are not yet self-sufficient. Read More

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Volunteers Sponsor April/May “Sweet Cheeks” Diaper Drive

April is nationally recognized as the “Month of the Young Child” to emphasize the unique needs and rights of young children and their families.

In response to the Month of the Young Child, Community Action of Orleans & Genesee’s Volunteer Advocacy Committee is sponsoring a  Sweet Cheeks” Diaper Drive to assist in meeting the ongoing needs of Community  Action’s Head Start program for young children.  The Head Start Program promotes school readiness through education, health/nutrition, social/emotional, and family support services for local children age birth – five years who are income eligible.  Community Action Head Start Program enrolls over 300 children in Orleans and Genesee Counties annually.   “We provide developmentally appropriate comprehensive services at licensed agency centers, licensed day care partners and in the homes of children and families”;  states Bonnie Malakie,  Director of Children and Youth Services of Community Action.

The “Sweet Cheeks” Diaper Drive is being supported by over 40 local business entities in the two counties over the next two months.  Customers, employees and the public are asked to donate disposable diapers (any size) and/or baby wipes in hampers at these locations. These donations will help off-set  the cost of supplies utilized in the Head Start program and will count as part of the local match required by the funders.  

Business or nonprofit entities interested in helping local young children may sponsor a Sweet Cheeks Diaper Drive donation hamper by contacting Barb Shine, Community Action Board Member at 716-474-4459. Look for the hampers at your local businesses! Individuals interested in dropping off a package of disposable diapers/wipes may take donations in Orleans County to 401 East State Street, Albion NY   and in Genesee County to 5073 Clinton Street Road, Batavia NY. Look for the containers as you enter the lobby.

Community Action Board Members organizing and supporting Sweet Cheeks Diaper Drive: left to right, Esther Leadley, Barb Shine, Debbie Miller

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Head Start Site Coordinator Position Available in Medina

35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, 45 weeks per year. Please respond by March 3rd to hr@caoginc.org. See full job description in Careers section

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Head Start News:

Congressman Chris Collins Announces $2,800,426 In Federal Funding For The Community Action Of Orleans and Genesee

Feb 8, 2019 Press Release

Williamsville, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $2,800,426 in federal funding for the Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. The grant was awarded through the Head Start Projects Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which promotes school readiness of children under five from low-income families.
The Head Start program supports children in growth and development through a variety of services depending on the needs of the local community. Their programs are based in centers and schools, but also in child care centers and family care homes. Children gain the access to early learning for school readiness, healthcare needs, and family well-being.
“Children are our future and this program ensures that the children of low-income families can get a jumpstart on their education before kindergarten.” said Congressman Chris Collins. “This funding solidifies this program in our community for years to come.”
The Community Action of Orleans and Genesee is a nonprofit organization that has served Western New York for over 40 years. This organization empowers and provides opportunity for those who are not yet self-sufficient. They work with programs, like Head Start, to provide short and long term goals for children and their parents in the community.
The Head Start program has serviced over a million children in every U.S. State and territory, and continues to support 1,700 public and private nonprofit and for-profit agencies that provide Head Start services.

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