Melissa’s Living Legacy
This organization honors the inspiring life of Melissa Marie Sengbusch, who was 19 years old when she died of acute myeloid leukemia on June 22, 2000. Melissa’s Living Legacy is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping teens live with cancer. With medically accurate, innovative, and totally teen-oriented resources, teens with cancer learn about their disease and treatment, discover effective coping strategies, and connect with other teens on the same ride.
Moira Smith Fund
Police Officer Moira Smith responded to the terrorist attack on America at the World Trade Center. Moira, a wife and mother to two year old daughter Patricia, selflessly entered the burning towers time and again, each time bringing more victims to safety. When the South Tower collapsed that fateful morning, Moira, who gave the gift of life to so many others that day lost hers. Moira’s family and friends wanted a way to honor their hero’s memory. The Moira Smith Fund was created as a way to help college age women receive an education and better their lives. Thus far, The Moira Smith Fund has provided college scholarships to several exceptional young women, who might not have been able to attend college otherwise.
Matthew’s Closet improves the quality of life for Rochester’s most vulnerable – families fleeing abuse, the working-poor, immigrants and migrants, families impacted by addiction, individuals returning to society from prison or institutions, and the homeless. Parishioners gathered used clothes, arranged them in a boutique-like atmosphere and started giving them to those in-need. People who receive free clothing and housewares are referred by over 100 Rochester area social agencies.
Volunteers of America
Through our thousands of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps more than 2 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Since 1896, we have supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.
Stamp Out Hunger
The Stamp-Out-Hunger food-drive is a nationwide effort that provides food to local food banks and pantries that would otherwise have depleted stocks during the summer months and are experiencing universal increases in demand for emergency food assistance due to the current recession as well as growing unemployment rates.
Pittsford Rotary Club
Pittsford Rotary Club serves the town of Pittsford and surrounding area engaging in community service projects as a part of Rotary District 7120.