Our Beneficiaries

We engage in activities that support community mental health

services by raising and donating funds to agencies that align with

our mission.   We also sponsor educational events that promote

and advocate for mental health intervention. 

Incorporated in 1966 as a non-profit agency, it began as a safe and supportive transitional residence for persons leaving psychiatric hospitals who were not yet ready to live on their own. From this one house on Dartmouth Street in Rochester with three employees, East House has grown into a comprehensive rehabilitation agency with 210 employees that provides several levels of supervised and independent housing options along with a comprehensive array of programs and services for over 1500 persons annually in the Greater Rochester area who are recovering from persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.



The MEG’s Gift Board of Directors announced that the primary beneficiary of its 2021 fundraising will be the
East House.


Total Money Donated:


The primary 2020 MEG'SGift Inc. monetary beneficiary will be

Children's Institute.

They are a not-for-profit organization that works to strengthen children's social and emotional health. Through sound research and evaluation Children's Institute develops and promotes effective prevention and early intervention programs, materials, and best practices  for children, families, schools, and communities.
We look forward to working with this wonderful organization!  




The MEG’s Gift Board of Directors announced that the primary beneficiary of its 2019 fundraising will be the

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Funds will be used to support many programs including Soul Shop for faith leaders, Suicide Bereavement Clinician Training, national speakers for schools such as Hakeem Rahim, SafeSide training for medical professionals, free "Talk Saves Lives" community programs, and many more!



The local chapter of

NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness

was selected to be the 2018 main beneficiary of our fundraising efforts.

MEG's Gift wants to continue to make a difference in the lives of our children. Help our youth to be aware of the early warning signs of Mental Health conditions and show them that they are not alone and there is hope.


Two local organizations with expertise in training were selected to be the primary beneficiaries of fundraising efforts - the

Consortium on Trauma, Illness and Grief in Schools (TIG) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

We chose to invest in our children and decided to support programs that educate teachers, other school staff, parents and students on mental health issues facing our children.  




In 2016 we focused on helping our veterans and chose the Veterans Outreach Center

as our main beneficiary.

The local VOC non-profit was chosen by MEG’s Gift to provide funds for those members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families who are struggling with mental illness and other challenges associated with re-entering civilian life after serving their country.



In 2015 $60,000 was donated to

St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center

St. Joseph's offers comprehensive health care, social work, and counseling services to families and individuals who are underinsured or who do not have access to health insurance. Mental healthcare at St. Joseph’s addresses the mental and emotional problems of a person in need by providing individual, group, marriage and family counseling.