Rochester AM Rotary ~ Rochester, NY

Service Projects

We don’t just sit around and meet. We’re active in the community making a difference! Here are some of the ways we put “service above self.”
Hope Hall Our club is a big supporter of Hope Hall. Hope Hall is a private, non-sectarian, not-for- profit school located at 1612 Buffalo Road in Gates, NY,  designed for students with special learning needs who consistently experience frustration in the traditional classroom setting. We maintain a garden at the school. We honor a Student of the Month during the academic year. We take up a monthly monetary collection called “Food for Thought” to provide breakfast for the kids at the school. Several Rotarians volunteer with events at Hope Hall, and one member has made it her mission to collect bottles and cans on behalf of the club and turn the proceeds over to the school. Sister Diana Dolce, head of Hope Hall and a member of Rochester AM Rotary, is shown above.
Open Door Mission A few times a year, we serve breakfast at the Open Door Mission. The Open Door Mission is a Christian rescue outreach in downtown Rochester which provides for the spiritual and physical needs of the impoverished and homeless men, women and children of Rochester.
Rotary Sunshine Camp We provide financial support for the Rotary Sunshine Camp and our club maintains a garden on the site. The Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus is run by the Rochester Rotary (which is a much larger group than our club; we are an off-shoot of that organization). The facility is a fully-accessible residential summer camp located in Rush, NY, that has met the needs of children with paralysis and other physical challenges and their families since 1922.
The Historic Parsells Church The latest beneficiary of our service is The Historic Parsells Church, which is located two blocks from where we meet. The church is striving to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of those living in the impoverished Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester. We participate in their “Makin’ Waves” summer outreach program, where they give away hotdogs and hamburgers each weeknight to those living in the neighborhood.
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Red Wings Concessions During the baseball season, we work the concession stands at Red Wings games. This allows us to raise funds to support the organizations and projects listed on this page, and gives us an opportunity to meet people from all over the area.
Rise Against Hunger When the “Rise Against Hunger” (formerly called Stop Hunger Now”) meal-packaging event comes to Rochester, we’re there. During the event, volunteers work in teams at each packaging station. They fill bins with raw ingredients, scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, and box the meals for loading on a truck. The meals are sent to nations around the world to provide much-needed nutrition for poor, starving people.
Rochester AM Rotary ~ Rochester, NY

Service Projects

We don’t just sit around and meet. We’re active in the community making a difference! Here are some of the ways we put “service above self.”
Hope Hall Our club is a big supporter of Hope Hall. Hope Hall is a private, non-sectarian, not-for- profit school located at 1612 Buffalo Road in Gates, NY,  designed for students with special learning needs who consistently experience frustration in the traditional classroom setting. We maintain a garden at the school. We honor a Student of the Month during the academic year. We take up a monthly monetary collection called “Food for Thought” to provide breakfast for the kids at the school. Several Rotarians volunteer with events at Hope Hall, and one member has made it her mission to collect bottles and cans on behalf of the club and turn the proceeds over to the school. Sister Diana Dolce, head of Hope Hall and a member of Rochester AM Rotary, is shown above.
Open Door Mission A few times a year, we serve breakfast at the Open Door Mission. The Open Door Mission is a Christian rescue outreach in downtown Rochester which provides for the spiritual and physical needs of the impoverished and homeless men, women and children of Rochester.
Rotary Sunshine Camp We provide financial support for the Rotary Sunshine Camp and our club maintains a garden on the site. The Rochester Rotary Sunshine Campus is run by the Rochester Rotary (which is a much larger group than our club; we are an off-shoot of that organization). The facility is a fully- accessible residential summer camp located in Rush, NY, that has met the needs of children with paralysis and other physical challenges and their families since 1922.
The Historic Parsells Church The latest beneficiary of our service is The Historic Parsells Church, which is located two blocks from where we meet. The church is striving to meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of those living in the impoverished Beechwood neighborhood of Rochester. We participate in their “Makin’ Waves” summer outreach program, where they give away hotdogs and hamburgers each weeknight to those living in the neighborhood.
Red Wings Concessions During the baseball season, we work the concession stands at Red Wings games. This allows us to raise funds to support the organizations and projects listed on this page, and gives us an opportunity to meet people from all over the area.
Rise Against Hunger When the “Rise Against Hunger” (formerly called Stop Hunger Now”) meal-packaging event comes to Rochester, we’re there. During the event, volunteers work in teams at each packaging station. They fill bins with raw ingredients, scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, and box the meals for loading on a truck. The meals are sent to nations around the world to provide much-needed nutrition for poor, starving people.