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Greater Rochester Chamber and United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes Partner on Pencils & Paper Supply Drive

June 30, 2022
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Providing free-of-charge school supplies for local teachers and students


Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is proud to again partner with United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes on an annual summer drive to help bring needed supplies into local classrooms.

Pencils and Paper, a program of Jewish Family Services, operates a no-cost classroom supply store, providing school supplies to local teachers to support students most impacted by poverty. Pencils & Paper is stocked with basic classroom supplies such as pencils, paper, pens, glue, markers, art supplies, tissues, etc. All supplies are free of charge to teachers and items can only be used for the benefit of students in need in our community.

This initiative showcases the power of our community coming together to support schools, teachers, and our students. Local organizations are invited to donate supplies online by shopping Pencils & Paper’s wish list, hosting an in-person drive at their office, and volunteering to help stock shelves and sort items.

The drive will run from July 5 to August 5, 2022. More information and sign-ups can be found at


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