Charities

The Chautauqua Gran Fondo is a community cycling event designed to promote health and well being for cyclists of all skill levels while raising funds for the following local non-profit organizations

 
 

CRMA / Infinity VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, INC.

What began with a small group of young musicians has evolved into a comprehensive visual and performing arts non-profit serving more than 2,000 students annually.

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts, Inc. is an innovative music and arts education program that fuses arts education, talent showcasing opportunities and mentorship for local youth.

Programming and benefits:

  • Music, art, dance, theater and literature experiences for ages birth through adult.

  • Classes stimulate memory and imagination

  • Creative activities provide a healthy outlet for emotions and ideas

  • Students are able to socialize with other creative peers in a safe, supportive and engaging environment.

The mission of Infinity Visual and Performing arts is cultivated by a team of dedicated adult mentors, community supporters and area music / arts professionals.

All Infinity programming is guaranteed to any student demonstrating a desire to pursue the visual or performing arts, regardless of their ability to pay.

CHAUTAUQUA HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

Founded by volunteers nearly 40 years ago, this organization provides compassionate end-of-life care to residents of Chautauqua County.

Additionally, Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care has an extensive network of trained volunteers who work with patients to provide respite and companionship.

Volunteer services include:

  • Reading and companionship

  • Running errands

  • Pet care

  • Respite care

  • Bereavement support

  • Event staffing

  • Office support

Donations from the community provide critical funding which allows Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care to provide expert care to patients dealing with a serious or life-limiting illness regardless of their ability to pay.



The Crèche, Inc.

An all-volunteer organization of women devoted to fulfilling the basic needs of newborns and children up to 18 years of age who reside in the greater Jamestown area.

Services include:

  • hand-sewn baby clothing

  • children's clothing

  • cribs / beds

  • camperships

  • other children's necessities

  • holiday care packages - food, clothing and gifts to local families who need assistance

Crèche also provides annual support to the UPMC / WCA pediatric unit and adolescent mental health center.

To achieve their mission, Crèche collaborates with many local agencies to obtain referrals of families residing in the greater Jamestown area who are in need of assistance.

All funds are raised locally and spent locally.