Saint’s Place will hold fundraiser in July to help Ukrainian refugees
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The nonprofit Saint’s Place is holding a fundraiser in July to help people displaced by the War in Ukraine.
The Super Sale at the St. Louis Church campus on South Main Street in Pittsford aims to raise money to give new beds, mattresses, winter clothing, boots, and other items to Ukrainian refugees. At the sale, shoppers can buy purses, jewelry, dishes, glassware, small kitchen appliances, furniture, books, and more that people have donated.
Here’s when the sale is going on:
- Wednesday, July 5: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission fee of $10.
- Thursday, July 6: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free admission.
- Friday, July 7: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. All items 50 percent off.
- Saturday, July 8: 9 a.m. until sold out. Bag sale. Shoppers pay $10 for the first bag and $5 for each additional bag filled to the brim. Bags are provided at the door. Five-bag limit.
Saint’s Place has provided support to 450 Ukrainians since July 2022. They’ve also recently helped people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Congo, Venezuela, Haiti, Sudan and people displaced by the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. The annual Super Sale is Saint’s Place’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
“Most refugees arrive in Rochester with just the clothes on their backs,” said Isabel Miller, executive director of Saint’s Place. “Within days of arriving in Rochester, they visit the Saint’s Place Clothing Closet and leave with bags of clothes that they’ve picked out for all four seasons of the year. They also move into an apartment fully furnished by Saint’s Place.”
More about the Rochester area helping Ukraine:
- Ukrainian Fashion Show raises money for humanitarian efforts (June)
- Ukrainian refugee reunites with family in Rochester (April)
- A Christmas story: Former Brighton convent to shelter Ukrainian refugees (Dec. 2022)
- Local doctors doctors collecting, distributing supplies to Ukraine (Sept. 2022)
- Local families seeking help to reunite with Ukrainian host children (July 2022)
- Saint’s Place preparing for 900 refugees to Rochester in next 12 months (June 2022)
- Many Ukrainians make Western New York their refuge (May 2022)
- DoubleTree Inn welcomes Ukrainian refugees (May 2022)
- Monroe County volunteers churn out tons of donations to Ukraine (April 2022)
- Local nonprofit establishes Ukraine chapter and brings big donation (Apil 2022)
- Among first walk-in visitors to Social Security was a 7-year-old girl from Ukraine (April 2022)
- ‘You need to ask’ Rochester’s Ukrainian community said they needed ambulances. They got 3 (March 2022)