At midnight, December 11th, St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center had much to be thankful for. Namely, hundreds of "Roc Stars" who donated more than $34,325 to the Center in just one day. December 11th was the third annual community-wide Roc-the-Day, a 24-hour period of online giving, sponsored by the United Way.
Roc Star donors who logged onto www.RoctheDay.org during this 24-hour period were able to designate their gift to a specific agency, such as St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center. By midnight, the total of online gifts to St. Joseph's reached $12,956. A matching-gift donor had pledged up to $10,000, which can now be added to that total. Mail-in gifts and a lobby collection box at the Center brought in another $9,869. In addition, the Center will receive $1,500 in bonuses from the site's contests over the day. All in all, $34,325 came to Center, by way of this one special event.
"These generous gifts are a wonderful present from the Rochester community," said Christine Wagner, SSJ, Executive Director of the Center. "Since we are funded completely by grants and donations, these dollars will be a great help to us as we continue to provide services." The Center, which opened in 1993, provides medical, dental and mental health services to more than 2000 uninsured people each year, from Rochester and eight surrounding counties. The Center also helps another 1000 people each year to access appropriate health care plans. For more information, call (585) 325-5260.
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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