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Rockaway W.I.S.H.

We were happy to provide Grant funding to Rockaway WISH. Rockaway W.I.S.H. (Women Inspired to Support & Help) was formed in 2006, from a simple meeting amongst childhood friends looking to make a difference in the community. Their mission is:
• To recognize the needs of the community and volunteer our time and talents to assist our neighbors during difficult times.
• To promote participation in charitable events, particularly those that bring attention to and support causes that affect the lives of women and children.
• To encourage a sense of civil obligation and community service.
• To foster new friendships and support networks amongst women.
• To raise funds and provide financial assistance to members of the community in need and to causes which promote positive development in the community.
• To inspire young women to be compassionate, understanding and active members of the community.

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FeedMore WNY

Another Grant request fulfilled for FeedMore WNY. FeedMore WNY continues the longstanding mission of offering dignity, hope and a brighter future by providing nutritious food, friendship and skills training to its Western New York neighbors in need. Through our food bank distribution center and partner hunger-relief agencies, as well as our home-delivered meal program and other targeted feeding programs, FeedMore WNY alleviates hunger and assists community members of all ages throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.

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We were happy to return to Foodlink. Foodlink is a Rochester-based nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger and building healthier communities by addressing both the symptoms and root causes of food insecurity. They serve as the hub of the emergency food system across a 10-county service area.

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Lustgarten Foundation

We were happy to return to the Lustgarten Foundation to present Grant funds. The Lustgarten Foundation is the largest private funder of the world’s preeminent pancreatic cancer researchers.
To date, they have funded more than $225 million in research grants and been a leading force in every major advancement in pancreatic cancer research. As progress is paramount, they drive bold, innovative research with the singular mission: transforming pancreatic cancer into a curable disease.

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CDS Life Transitions/Warrior Salute

We were happy to return to CDS Life Transitions, Warrior Salute Veteran Services, to present another Grant to support our nation’s veterans. Through transitional housing and case management, veterans receive several types of assistance during transition back into their community. Warrior Salute Veteran Services offers all-inclusive, supportive housing services for Veterans at their Nucor House. The program is aimed at providing a strong, supportive community to help veterans reach their personal therapeutic, social, educational and community goals. Transitional housing is open at no cost to male veterans who demonstrate the desire and motivation to benefit from all services offered.

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Sunshine Campus

We were delighted to return to Sunshine Campus to present Grant funds. Each summer, more than 2,700 children and young-adult campers (ages 7 to 21 years old) with disabilities take advantage of this 157-acre campground. It is the only camp facility of its kind in Greater Rochester that gives children with special needs unique overnight camping experiences.

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Save The Sound

We were happy to provide Grant funds to Save The Sound. The mission of Save the Sound is to protect and improve the land, air, and water of Connecticut and Long Island Sound. They use legal and scientific expertise and bring people together to achieve results that benefit our environment for current and future generations.

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SIBS Place

We were happy to provide Grant funds to SIBS Place. SIBSPLACE (Survivorship in Brothers and Sisters) is a free program serving well children ages 5-17, who are living with a sibling with cancer or another devastating medical illness, or a parent with cancer. SIBS Place provides guided therapeutic peer support to help well children develop skills to cope with the traumatic and emotional impact of a loved one’s medical diagnosis.

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St. Mary’s Kids

We were happy to return to St, Mary’s Kids to fulfill another Grant request. Our funds will be used to purchase an additional Eye Gaze device. The Eye Gaze Communication system helps children communicate where previously, due to speech and other impairments, they could not. The device reads the child’s eye movements and thereby allows communication. The Eye Gaze devices have been greatly beneficial to so many kids at the St. Mary’s Kids facility, allowing them an ability to communicate with others to a degree that once seemed impossible! Truly a great investment!