Rochester City School District was ranked #1 on the 2019 School Districts with the Worst Child Poverty Rates list. With the most EXTREME percentage on their list coming in at 52.2% of children school aged (5-17) living in poverty, which calculated to be about 17,895 children. That's an appalling amount, these children are our future and they won't even have the chance of reaching their full potential without basic necessities to help them succeed.
We pledge all 2019 charity raffle earnings to Rochester City schools, for hot meals for students who can't afford it, equipment for teachers and books for everyone. We will also be hosting a weekly school supply drive during our entire summer farmer's market. Even if it doesn't seem like much, it could mean the world to a child struggling to get by.
Our goal this year is $3,000. Let's do this together Rochester.
Adopt, Foster, Rescue, Spay & Neuter
For Donations and Shelter Wish List please visit:
For ways you can help, visit any one of these local places that are trying to make Rochester a better place for those who aren't as fortunate. Every bit counts!
To specifically help the new homeless encampment on Industrial Street please visit:
I urge you not to donate to Salvation Army or Goodwill EVER as they throw a lot of donations away even if they are in decent shape because they can't sell them.