Neighborhood House Invites Runners to Scare Away Hunger

Benefit Run/Walk Set for October 22 at Rochester College Neighborhood House’s Seventh Annual Scare Away Hunger 5k Run/Walk is set to take place on October 22 at 3:00 p.m. Registration is $25 per person and $20 per student. Participants who register as a family or a group also receive the $20 per person rate. The race beings at Rochester College, the presenting sponsor of the event. The route will be a colorful autumn run/walk featuring a loop around Rochester College, through the new Lake … [Read more...]

Larry Alexander Joins Rainbow Connection Board of Directors

Rainbow Connection is pleased to announce that Larry Alexander has recently joined the Board of Directors for the Michigan wish granting organization. Alexander is President and CEO of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) and a 30-year veteran of the hospitality and tourism industry. He helped lead efforts that resulted in Detroit landing some of the world’s most coveted sporting events, including the Super Bowl, MLB All-Star game, and NCAA Final Four. A native of … [Read more...]

Singers Wanted for the Rochester Community Chorus

Join the Rochester Community Chorus this Fall  The first rehearsal is Monday, August 28, 2016, 7:45 p.m. at St. Mary of the Hills (2675 John R, RH, 48307). Ability to read music is good, but not mandatory. All voices: sopranos, altos, tenors, basses are welcomed. Membership is required to be part of the chorus. This semester they will be rehearsing for their Christmas concert on December 17. Also, the chorus has been invited to sing a Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass with other local choral … [Read more...]

Rochester Area Jaycees Host Second Annual 5K Fun Run

5k Fun Run to Be Held in the Rochester Municipal Park on Sunday, August 20, to Raise Funds For Special Needs Playground in Rochester The Rochester Area Jaycees will present the Chief Financial Credit Union Rally for Rochester 5K Fun Run in the Rochester Municipal Park on Sunday, August 20. All proceeds from the race will go to the development of a playground – safe and accessible – for children with special needs. The Second Annual Rally for Rochester 5K provides runners an opportunity … [Read more...]

Local Families and Students to Benefit from Generosity of the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation

Assistance League Receives $15,000 Grant from the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan received a $15,000 grant from the David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation. The funds will support three Assistance League philanthropic programs: Assault Survivor Kits, Link to Creative Teaching and Operation School Bell. All programs serve local families and students by clothing, feeding, educating and comforting people in need. Cheryle Gambaro, a board member of … [Read more...]

Rochester Garden Club Presents Farm to Table

Growing and Preparing Organic Food The Rochester Garden Club, in partnership with the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, is bringing together two professionals with a passion for delicious, fresh wholesome food to present Farm to Table, a program that is designed to educate and inspire. Chef Chris Cason of the Chapman House and Lisa Jaroch, owner of Cold Frame Farm will combine their talents to present a program about growing environmentally sustainable food, and preparing that food … [Read more...]

Rochester Bicentennial Kick Off Pancake Breakfast to Neighborhood House Program

Proceeds to Benefit the Neighborhood House Capital Campaign Rochester will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding in 1817. To kick off the events, Neighborhood House, in partnership with the Rochester Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and the Rochester Fire Department, invites the community for a pancake breakfast from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Children (and those who are kids at heart) are welcome to tour the fire trucks during the breakfast. The price of the breakfast will be … [Read more...]

Rochester High School Key Club Donates to Assistance League

Student members of the Rochester High School (RHS) Key Club donated $300 to the Assault Survivor Kits program, provided by Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan, to support survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Jennifer O’Toole-Seyka, RHS counselor and Key Club advisor, shared information with students about Assistance League’s program that provides fresh clothes and personal items to survivors of assault—an immediate need that comes at a difficult time. “The students decided they … [Read more...]

One-2-One Tutoring Program Benefits McGregor Elementary Students

Student Study Skills and Self-Esteem Boosted Through Tutoring and Support from Assistance League Caring Assistance League members and community volunteers are improving literacy and promoting lifelong learning to local students through the educational and philanthropic programs supported by Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan. Assistance League volunteers work with students and schools to maximize learning and provide a supportive educational environment through two hallmark … [Read more...]

Back to School Supply Drive for Local Families in Need

Neighbors Helping Neighbors with Blast Off 2 School Every year, Neighborhood House helps local children head back to school fully prepared. This year, Neighborhood House and Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan are excited to announce the "Blast Off 2 School" school supply drive. Neighborhood House will again provide 500+ backpacks and grade appropriate school supplies to families in need. Individuals, organizations and businesses can help by donating school supplies through July … [Read more...]