10 Little Jewels to Sparkle in the Snow
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This young man collected personal hygiene supplies for our community members... instead of receiving birthday gifts! His bright smile and generous spirit had us all talking for days!
Murrays Create Magic
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.