Thanks to All Who Participated in Strive to Survive

Ray Sands Glass in their employees would like to send out a special thanks to all the folks in our community who helped with the Strive to Survive Fundraiser for Thomas Hill.

The fundraiser was a complete success with the help of all those who donated items to be auctioned as well as the time donated by all.  We were able to raise over $8000 for Tommy and his family through the Strive to Survive Fundraiser with the help and determination of the Rochester community.

For those who aren’t farmiliar with his story, Tommy is a gentleman from the Walworth area in Wayne County who has unfortunately been fighting melanoma.  He and his wife and children are currently going back and forth from Bethesda, Maryland to seek further treatment to help him in his battle.  The  cancer has now spread to his brain but Tommy and his family will not give up hope, and they are willing to fight to beat the odds.

Those interested in donating to Thomas Hill and his family can do so via pay pal or credit card by visiting our site at the link above, or contacting Patty Heagle at


Free Windshield Chip Repair in Rochester, NY

Ray Sands Glass is excited to announce that we will once again be providing FREE windshield chip repair to anyone bringing in items to be donated to the Open Door Mission, a non-profit organization that helps people in need.  We had such great success with last year’s charitable promotion, which sent 15  truckloads of donations to Open Door from November to February, we have decided to do it again.  But this year we will continue the drive throughout the year, sending our donations to other charities after February.

We accept donations of pretty much anything: food, clothing for adults or children (especially business attire, since they help people find work), coats, blankets, shoes, boots, gloves, hats and toiletries.  You can check out their website for a more detailed list of their needs.

We do the free chip repairs in exchange for donations whether or not you have glass coverage.  So if you do have glass coverage, you save yourself an insurance claim, if you don’t have coverage you save 50 dollars.

With the economy falling on hard times, charities often suffer, so we can only hope that this drive will see the same success it did last year.  We were truly amazed at the way the Rochester supported the needy in their own community.  We were overwhelmed with donations from people who didn’t even need a chip repair, so we applied Aquapel Rain Repellent Treatment to their windshields.

So thank you, beforehand, for all support and donations that we know we will receive for the Open Door Mission with this drive.  And thanks again to the agencies who’s employees went through their own closets and cupboards and called us to pick up boxes upon boxes of donations last year.