Annual Appeal

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Dear SEAC Friends!

I am hoping I can count on your generosity to make 2021 SEAC’s best year EVER!

Your donation creates positive enhancements in SEAC’s neighborhoods and communities.

Your support has already allowed us to have a meaningful impact in the South East Area like:

  • Created a Vocational Scholarship Program for youths in need at the Center of Youth.
  • Obtained funding to install four sitting cubes at bus stops along N. Goodman.
  • Held anti-poverty drives, which gathered needed supplies for organizations.
  • Created the ROCing the Takeout initiative, supporting locally owned eateries.

With your donation and support, we know 2021 will be fantastic!

Thank you and be well,

Mike Evans

Executive Director

South East Area Coalition

P.S. A simple act of kindness can have a profound impact on an individual. Donate today because your support will make those impacts in the South East area.

630 East Ave

Rochester, NY 14607

585-210-9140

fundraising@seacrochester.org

SEAC promotes quality of life within Rochester’s South East area by connecting individuals and community partners to essential resources.

Community Partner Testimonials

Mount Hope World Singers

Mount Hope World Singers is proud and grateful to call SEAC our home.  SEAC provides us with many essential components of successful not for profit function.  Including:

  • 501c3 status,
  • a vehicle to safely and responsibly handle all financial transactions,
  • connection to other Rochester organizations,
  • much needed insurance,
  • expert advice on how to thrive as a small not for profit organization,
  • access to occasional financial support,
  • and, the stability we need to focus on being the best choir we can be. 

Mount Hope World Singers is a welcoming community of singers with a small budget and volunteer management team.  As a choir, it is our goal to build community and foster intercultural understanding through engaging, high quality, respectful performance of music in original languages from around the globe.  Without SEAC, we would not have the resources to carry out this mission.  With SEAC’s support, the choir has continued to thrive even through the pandemic, and we look forward to many years of mutual cooperation.

Kathleen Fraser for the Management Team of Mount Hope World Singers


Pearl Meigs Monroe Neighborhood Association

In the spirit of “Love where you Live”, the Pearl- Meigs-Monroe Neighborhood strives to engage its residents and foster a sense of community. SEAC has been our invaluable partner in bringing these intentions to fruition since 2018.

SEAC sponsors our PMNA Blessing Box, providing personal care packets to residents in need and those passing through.  The subsequent grants   they have secured allow our own neighbors to experience the gift of giving  when we distributed over 300 Snack Packs and shelf-stable foods during the pandemic.  They also co-sponsored our very successful 2019 porch contest,  inspiring landlords and residents to invest in beautifying our community and to develop strong and healthy relationships among renters, residents, and merchants.

The PMMNA has benefitted in other ways from our membership with SEAC. They have:

  • Hosted the 1st PMMNA Landlord meeting.
  • Organized and analyzed a Visioning Session for the neighborhood’s vacant land.
  • Funded dog waste-bag dispensers.
  • Acted as liaison to various City departments and representatives.

The Pearl-Meigs-Monroe Neighborhood Association is grateful for the enduring support of SEAC and looks forward to continuing our affiliation for years to come.

PMMNA Association


Wide Water Gardens

Wide Water Gardens, located at 345 Rosedale St. in the Upper Monroe Neighborhood, was delighted to become a project of SEAC in 2020, after a decade under the auspices of the Upper Monroe Neighborhood Association. SEAC provides us with a variety of essential support services, as well as drawing us into closer contact with other community gardens and our City partners. Some of the major benefits of our association with SEAC are:

  • Liability insurance coverage.
  • Assistance applying for grants.
  • Banking.
  • Tax exempt status for purchases for garden supplies
  • Outreach to City offices.

And, most importantly, they serve as a reliable and enthusiastic partner in our efforts to maintain the garden as a thriving community asset.

Wide Water Gardens was founded in 2010 and is currently managed by a volunteer Board. We have 60 raised garden beds of varying sizes, and members cultivate their own beds and commit to helping maintain the common perennial gardens and shared grape arbors, squash bed, herb garden and berry patches. We are open to the public and we serve our neighborhood as a parklike area with benches, paths and the beauty of abundant flowers. This year we are adding a produce stand where gardeners can place surplus produce for non-members to enjoy.

Beth Jorgensen

Board President, Wide Water Gardens


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