The third annual one-day online giving event, ROC the DAY, will take place on December 11th. On this one day, everyone in Rochester and the surrounding area can make a year-end gift to support their philanthropic interests, on one website.
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center will once again participate in ROC the DAY. The Center, made up of 250-plus volunteer physicians, psychiatrists, dentists, social workers, and 20 staff members, provides health care to more than 2000 people each year. These services are provided to people who are uninsured or under-insured. "More than 70% of our clients work, but cannot afford the high cost of health insurance or health care," says Christine Wagner, SSJ, Executive Director. "We make health care accessible to those in need, who would otherwise have nowhere to go."
Funded by grants and donations, each day St Joseph's makes a great difference in the Rochester community. Anyone who logs on to www.roctheday.org on December 11, 2013 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. can consider designating their gift to the Center, or perhaps another agency of their choice, and become a ROC Star. All gifts designated to the Center will be matched, up to $10,000, by an anonymous matching gift donor. If you donate $20, your gift becomes $40. The Center is grateful for all ROC the DAY gifts that have supported the Center in the last two years. "We hope for another successful ROC the DAY this year, for the Center and for the Rochester community," said Wagner.
ROC the Day is sponsored by the United Way of Greater Rochester. All contributions made in just one day, to many worthy causes, are expected to make a great difference in our community.
St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center provides comprehensive health care, counseling, adult education and social work to individuals and families who lack access to health insurance. Established in 1993 as a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Center is committed to raising the health status and quality of life of individuals and families.
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