St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, rooted in the caring tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph, provides comprehensive physical and mental health servicesto uninsured and under-insured people in and around Rochester, New York.
Introducing the Murray family (without Dad Mike). Linda is the mom, the kids are Joseph, Sarah and Elly. They assembled personal hygiene kits for distribution, just a few weeks ago. Each Friday community members stop by to pick up toothpaste, shampoo, lotion and other necessities, a small gift of hotel sized amenities to make life a little bit easier. That week, thanks to the Murrays, there was an excellent supply and kits were decorated with creative artwork!
Linda Iekel was working here for a year as a volunteer and Mike started volunteering that year. Things got serious and now there are five Murrays. Magic can happen at St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center. Thank for your magic, Murray family!
21st Annual Breakfast Celebration is Sweet & Delicious
Volunteers from the Women’s Club of Pittsford and Zonta International rose with the roosters on Saturday, October 28th to set tables, serve breakfast and greet the community on behalf of the Neighborhood Center. The 21st Annual Fall Breakfast at The Clover Center raised $2000 for the health care programs of St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center. Board and staff members of the Neighborhood Center pitched in and an abundant baked goods sale contributed to the excellent results.
Recently, we hosted a wonderful effort sponsored and organized by volunteers from Our Hearts to Your Soles. Nearly 100 gentlemen, who had signed up in advance, received a pair of boots and some warm socks. Volunteers Dan Sherwood, David Cardillo, Lisa Nobles, RPAC, Luke Loveys MD, Judy Baumhauer MD, Emma Baumhauer and Sophia Davis DO, joined Center staff to make magic happen. In the last decade, Our Hearts to Your Soles has expanded to over 38 locations and has provided socks and shoes to more than 40,000 people.
Abundant quantities of socks allowed us to share 75 pairs at a giving depot: Supporting our Refugee Neighbors, and another 70 pairs were delivered to the Ibero American Action League. They are coordinating assistance and welcome for the hundreds of guests here in Rochester from Puerto Rico after hurricane Maria.
Last year, thousands of people came to St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center because they couldn't afford medical appointments, treatment or medicine. About 70 percent of them work. Ironically, many work in health care.
They are home health aides for the elderly. They wheel patients to surgery at local hospitals. They clean the bathrooms at doctors’ offices. They earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. They earn too little to purchase health insurance that includes benefits that they can afford to use. MORE...
THANK YOU, EVERYONE!
Our June 7th Auction and Party was the biggest success ever!! With over 400 attendees, we raised almost $104,000 for the Center.
An enormous thank you, with much heartfelt appreciation to our very generous sponsors. Before the evening began, we had sponsor pledges of $80,000, record-breaking donations.
Cajoled and encouraged by our multi-talented auctioneer, Dr. John Gillespie, attendees bid generously on our live auction items. And our silent auction, always a favorite, brought in a significant amount.
Once again Big Blue House was a hit, and several people took to the dance floor.
All in all, we are grateful for a wildly successful, fun-filled evening, made possible by the work of our energetic event committee, many volunteers, and the talents of Creative Caterers.