Our goal is to generate revenue to support the Senior Options for Independence, Care Management and Transportation programs which benefit senior citizens who reside in Perinton. Staffed by volunteers, we offer donated home decor and craft supplies at low prices.
The idea for a fund-raiser selling craft materials came from a chance meeting (in Italy!) with a woman who had run a similar shop in California as a charity fund-raiser.
Craft Bits & Pieces was born in the fall of 2001. Donated materials were initially accepted at the Perinton Town Hall and sales were held about once a month in park shelters and other indoor spaces around town. By 2002 the volume of donated supplies made it possible to open a storefront at 9 1/4 North Main St in Fairport.
In 2009, the store opened at its current location, 138 Fairport Village Landing. Several months later, a separate donation area was open to accommodate the ever increasing amount of donated items. Our current Donation Station is located a short distance from the store, at 104 Village Landing.
All funds raised by Craft Bits and Pieces go to the Fairport/Perinton Senior Living Council. The SLC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission of providing housing and service to seniors who reside in our area. All the profits from the store go to the SLC to support the Senior Options for Independence (SOFI) Care Connections and Elderbus Transportation programs.