Each year we help more than 6,000 people in Upstate New York rise above the challenges of poverty with a safety net to help them start over. This would not be possible without the enthusiasm of our donors and partner organizations to raise awareness and celebrate the lives being changed in our communities. Throughout the year you will find events that offer opportunities to get involved and support those we serve. Below is a list of our main events throughout the year:

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    Strike Out Poverty

    Every time a Rochester Red Wings pitcher threw a strikeout to an opposing hitter, a donation is made to Volunteers of America on behalf of Citizens. Use the hashtag #STRIKEOUTPOVERTY and spread the word online, and make sure to cheer on the Red Wings this season!

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    VOA's Annual Gala

    Join us at the Arbor Loft on April 18th, 2024 for a lively cocktail party to celebrate the positive impact each person has on the lives of the those served by Volunteers of America! This special fundraising event will help to raise essential funds for our programs and celebrate the inner power we have to make a difference. Come back for more information!

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    I Remember Mama

    With your support, Volunteers of America will deliver more than 200 special gift baskets to our elderly mothers during Mother’s Day weekend to show that they are cared for and remembered. You can sponsor a senior mother for $45, $90 or $450 to guarantee a special gift for a woman in our community this Mother’s Day. Come back for more information!