With your support, a child can have the opportunity try new things, develop skills and achieve goals alongside first responders who become their trusted role models. Building self-esteem and self-confidence is key for children to have hope for a better, brighter tomorrow.
Art With Heart
From the impoverished 3 and 4 year olds enrolled in Prekindergarten at the Children’s Center to the seniors at risk of homelessness staying at Cobblestone senior living, everyone involved in VOA’s programs has a story to tell. Whether it’s a veteran with mental health problems in need of supportive housing or a young mother escaping domestic violence who needs help with her transition, Volunteers of America helps people overcome the crisis in their lives and become empowered to reach their full potential.
In the spirit of healing and working to achieve their objectives, we asked our program participants to illustrate what hope looks like to them. The resulting works of art and the stories behind them so inspired us we wanted to share them with the community.
Come learn about the amazing individuals VOA works with on a daily basis, take a tour of our state-of-the-art Children’s Center, and learn how you can help VOA achieve its mission in Upstate New York. The event features tastings from area wineries, breweries, and cider mills, and will have games as well as artwork for sale. All proceeds from purchased art work during the show will support Volunteers of America’s programming in Rochester for impoverished children, at risk youth, homeless families, veterans, parolees, and low-income seniors.