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On behalf of Community Action Board of Directors, staff, children and parents we are sending a great big THANK YOU to all who participated on May 9, 2019 in the Orleans County United Way Day of Caring!  What you did made a big difference!

You have specifically made a difference by painting our ramp at the Head Start Administrative Offices in Albion and by cleaning up the Medina Head Start  yard and playground for the children!  In Head Start we are required to obtain 25% of our funding from the local community (either actual funds or volunteer time/goods/services that can be counted as part of our match). Having volunteers perform needed work, as you did yesterday,  helps us in so many ways and we are very grateful!

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

Welcome to Community Action of Orleans & Genesee!

To provide services, with dignity and respect, that help people become self-sufficient.

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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Orleans County Main Office
409 East State Street
Albion, NY 14411
Phone 585-589-5605
Fax 585-589-9015

Main Street Thrift Store
131 South Main Street
Albion, NY 14411
Phone 585-589-1430
Job Skills Training Site
Employment Support, resumes
Public Computer Access     CATS 585-589-7700

Genesee County Main Office
5073 Clinton Street Road
Batavia, NY 14020
Phone 585-343-7798
Fax 585-343-4063

Head Start Administrative Office
401 East State Street
Albion, NY 14411
Phone 585-589-5683, Fax 585-589-5712

Early Head Start 585-589-8159

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