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On August 24, 2006, Alyssa Rose Bruno passed away after a valiant battle with brain stem cancer (diffuse pontine glioma). During her short life she touched the hearts of many people not only in the Rochester area, but also around the world. Her parents, Lori and Chris Bruno, along with family members and their many friends have therefore decided to establish a charitable organization in Alyssa's memory.

In addition to her tremendous courage, Alyssa Bruno displayed exceptional kindness, generosity and sensitivity, particularly towards other children. Her heartfelt concern about the happiness and well being of other human beings was a special gift that we plan to continue to give on her behalf.

The important work of the Alyssa's Angels organization is funded solely through the contributions of private individuals, organizations and businesses. We would welcome your support of our efforts to assist children who are the victims of child abuse or neglect, and those that are experiencing serious medical, emotional or behavioral problems. If you would like to help, please send a check payable to "Alyssa's Angels" to:

Alyssa's Angels
P.O. Box 129
West Henrietta, New York 14586

If you prefer to donate through other means, or if you would like more information about the Foundation, email us at

Your kindness and generosity are very much appreciated!

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The mission of Alyssa's Angels is to do work that reflects the spirit of giving to and caring for others, which was so important to Alyssa Rose Bruno. Funds that are generated will be used to support projects that will directly benefit the most disadvantaged and needy children in the Rochester area. These projects will focus on children who are:
  • Victims of abuse and/or neglect
  • Experiencing serious medical, behavioral or emotional problems
  • Lacking in family or other community supports



Again this year, we partnered with our friends and supporters to make donations to five very deserving local charities. Those community partners were the Federation of Social Workers, the Rochester Police Locust Club, BRX Global Research, Gates Automotive Center and Alan Roides of WebTitle Agency.

Their generosity helped us to make $1000 donations each to: Daystar, the Willow Center (ABW), Melita House, Wilson Commencement Park and St. Peter's Kitchen.

Thank you again for your invaluable support of this project!

2015 Holiday Gift Project
Gates Automotive Center was the sponsor for Wilson Commencement Park. Pictured left to right are Anita Marrero, Director of Family Support Services at Wilson Commencement Park; Jim Fonzi of Rochester, President of Gates Auto Center; Krystle Ellis of Brighton, Director of Operations at Wilson Commencement Park; and John Rabish of Pittsford, a board member for Alyssa's Angels.
2015 Holiday Gift Project
The sponsor for Daystar was the Federation of Social Workers. Pictured left to right are Bob Way of Penfield, Grievance Co-Chair for the Federation; Patricia Miller of Pittsford, Development Director for Daystar; Kendall Bell of Rochester, Vice President of the Federation; and John Rabish of Pittsford, a board member of Alyssa's Angels.
2015 Holiday Gift Project
Alan Roides of WebTitle was the sponsor for St. Peter's Kitchen. Pictured left to right are Chris Bruno of Henrietta, founder of Alyssa's Angels; Adola DeWolf of Webster, board member of Alyssa's Angels; Patty Lorenzen of Rochester, Program Director at St. Peter's Soup Kitchen; John Rabish of Pittsford, a board member of Alyssa's Angels; and Philene Cromwell of Mendon, a board member of Alyssa's Angels.
2015 Holiday Gift Project
BRX Global Research sponsored the Melita House. Pictured left to right are Michelle Alaimo of Greece, a board member of Alyssa's Angels; Dr. Jeff Gutenberg of Brighton, President of BRX Global Research; Nikaisha Johnson of Melita House, a Greece resident; and Lori Bruno of Henrietta, founder of Alyssa's Angels.
2015 Holiday Gift Project
The sponsor for the Willow Domestic Violence Center was the Rochester Police Locust Club. Pictured left to right are Ralph Gagliano of Walworth, Vice President of the Locust Club; Mike Mazzeo of Penfield, President of the Locust Club; Janine Lucas of Irondequoit, Chief Operating Officer of Willow; and John Rabish of Pittsford, a board member for Alyssa's Angels.

The Bruno family and the Board of Directors of Alyssa's Angels would like to express our deepest appreciation to Lorrie and Steve Modica for their exceptionally generous donation to our organization. Their tremendous level of support will allow us to provide assistance to many more disadvantaged children and families in our community. Thank you, Lorrie and Steve!


  • Federation of Social Workers
  • Our members are dedicated human service professionals who are both caring and committed to the entire community. Their tireless efforts at their jobs, and also as volunteers supporting many local charities, have improved the quality of life for everyone in Monroe County.

  • Christopher's Challenge
  • The Purpose of Christopher's Challenge is to pay for the typing of samples for individuals willing to become potential donors through the National Marrow Donor Program.