On August 24, 2006, Alyssa Rose Bruno passed away after a valiant battle with cancer. During her short life, she
touched the hearts of many people not only in the Rochester area, but also around the world. In addition to her tremendous courage, Alyssa displayed exceptional kindness, generosity and sensitivity particularly towards other children. Her heartfelt concern about happiness and the well being of others was a special gift that we plan to continue to give on her behalf.
The important work of Alyssa’s Angels is funded solely through the contributions of private individuals, organizations, and businesses. Alyssa’s Angels is a non-profit organization. All of the board and staff members involved with Alyssa’s Angels are volunteers who receive no compensation for their time and efforts.
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. Funds that are generated will be used to support the most disadvantaged and needy children in the Greater Rochester community. These projects will focus on children who are: 1). Lacking in family or other community supports, 2). Victims of abuse and/or neglect, 3). Experiencing serious medical, behavioral or emotional problems.
Please note: This application does not require that individuals provide the last name or any detailed information about the child or family. This information is optional.