Each year we help more than 5,000 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:

Volunteers of America: Strike Out Poverty

Strike Out Poverty

Every time a Red Wings pitcher strikes out an opposing hitter this season, a donation is made to VOA. Join VOA and the Rochester Red Wings as we #StrikeOutPoverty!

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Golf Tournament

Save the date for the 22nd annual golf tournament and silent auction to benefit Volunteers of America Upstate New York on September 9, 2024 at the Locus Hill Country Club.

Annual Gala presented by Bank of America

Annual Gala

Thank you for those who supported our annual gala on April 18, 2024. Your generosity raised $115,000 in support of tackling homelessness and combating poverty in the Rochester area.

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I Remember Mama

For more than 35 years, VOA has honored older women who are alone on Mother’s Day recognizing them by delivering special care packages and gifts of appreciation.

Interested in sponsoring an event?
Please contact our Development Office at
(585) 736-2487 or

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