We hope we can count on your support for our Annual Appeal!
Dear SEAC Friends!
Happy heroes’ holiday season! With Memorial, Father’s, and Independence Days at hand, it’s time to celebrate the people, places, and things that make our community great!
You have probably heard by now about the exciting new Tool Shed SEAC has opened here in the city. Open to any resident in the Greater Rochester Area for a nominal annual fee of $25, this comprehensive and economical resource is literally and figuratively giving people the tools they need to make the changes they want. In just our first 60 days, we have enrolled 120 members, have done 347 completed, have saved Greater Rochestarians roughly $14,000 in tool purchases, and developed an inventory of 600 tools from clamps to chainsaws to pressure washers! Our Tool Shed program is a $54k investment for our Greater Rochester residents, businesses, and communities.
Not only did we launch an awesome program that we’re proud of, but we were busy making an impact in our service area as well!
None of this can happen without your generous financial support and dedication to making the southeast area the thriving tapestry of neighborhoods, businesses, and community organizations that it is. Our goal is to raise $10k through our Annual Appeal this year and we are hoping that you will donate so we can continue to deliver on our mission to promote quality of life within Rochester’s South East Area by connecting individuals and community partners to essential resources with exciting programs such as the Tool Shed.
Maybe you already have all the tools you will ever need but think SEAC’s Tool Shed is a brilliant idea. Whatever your reason, today is the perfect day to become our hero with a contribution to SEAC’s annual appeal! We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you and be well,
Thanks to your generous support and willingness to invest in our community, SEAC has:
- Made monetary donations to support a variety of charities making a positive impact on the lives of Rochestarians.
- Moved our HQ to an accessible, historically preserved building on University Ave. near Culver Rd.
- Partnered with Flower City Arts to take groups of middle school students on walking photography field trips around the South East Area.
- Distributed 100 quadrant residents’ vouchers for their purchases of fresh produce at Foodlink’s Curbside Market.
- Painted two adorable playful sidewalks on Field St to brighten the path to PS 35.
- Provided diapers, wipes, and latex gloves to an emergency and pop-up childcare facility in Village Gate.
- Distributed 150 hygiene bags with socks and toiletries to the Pearl Meigs NA’s Blessings Box program and an additional 100 to Saint Joe’s House of Hospitality.
- Taught a gardening workshop for people with vision loss at area community garden, 490 Farmers.
- Collected several hundred dollars’ worth of classroom supplies for PK-12 teachers in collaboration with the Pencils and Paper organization.
- Engaged in several mini-Clean Sweeps in a variety of neighborhoods.
- Assisted community partner Mount Hope World Singers with COVID-relief grant submission.
- Secured four season permit for Wide Water Community Gardens.
- Held a free community-building festival at Wide Water, one of our neighborhood community gardens.
- Sent holiday cards to residents of Kirkhaven from dozens of cheer-filled southeast neighbors.
- Provided insurance coverage for Wedge Waddle and participated in It’s a Wonderful Life in the Wedge events.
- Hosted a fun, casual community-building event at neighborhood restaurant, Locals Only.
- And so much more!