SEAC's focuses on assisting neighborhood, business and other community groups on a range of projects.
SEAC’s Pillars of Focus 2022-2023 Impact Summary
• Purchase over $1,000 in supplies and assemble hygiene bags for homeless individuals annually. SEAC created and distributed 335 hygiene
bags this year.
• Held three drives and provided monetary support for needed supplies for a variety of agencies providing crucial services. One drive gathered 750
lbs. of warm clothes for
• Purchased and handed out 100 $5 food vouchers for Foodlink's Curbside Market to Rochester Residents in need annually.
• Handwrote and delivered holiday cards and Valentine's Day cards to 80 Veterans receiving services at Veterans Outreach Center and 30
cards to seniors in Kikrhaven Assisted Living.
• Held food drive for Third Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, which serves 6,000 people annually.
• Participate in Neighborhood Association meetings.
• Provide fiduciary services to community organizations and Neighborhood Associations, including insurance for events.
• Participate in Clean Sweeps in a neighborhoods in SEAC's service area.
• Provided funding for holiday decorations for a Neighborhood Association.
• Worked with City of Rochester and Neighborhood Association to get a tree planted in area.
• Participated in three Neighborhood festivals.
• Assist in grant writing for a variety of neighborhood beautifications projects.
• Partner with a variety of community/neighborhood gardens in area.
• Partnered with Swillburg Neighborhood Association and provided fiduciary services for the creation of a steel statue of Blanche Calloway.
Additionally SEAC provided funding for the statue's completion.
• Held our third annual Growing With SEAC Ladybug Festival in partnership with local community garden and merchants.
• Held Feeling Your Way: Gardening With Vision Loss at Krikhaven Assisted Living with residents in collaboration with 490 Farmers.
• Advocacy of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion in our communities.
• Awarded $250 scholarships for youths at Center For Youth entering into a vocational/trade program.
• Held drives for school supplies for a variety of agencies, such as: Papers and Pencils and local RCSD programs.
• Provide work and nonprofit experience for youth interns as part of the Summer of Opportunity program.
• Facilitated and funded four Playful Sidewalks in our service area.
• Taught a group of fifteen elementary aged children importance of gardening, healthy eating, and benefits of Lady Bugs at SEAC's Growing
with SEAC Ladybug Festival.
• Sponsored and provided insurance for ribbon cutting of the playground at Merriman Park in Neighborhood of the Arts.
• Held art supply drive for School of the Art (SOTA)
• Participating in Solar Eclipse program through Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC).
• Sponsored five campers to attend Camp Hard Hat. Campers learn the fundamentals of construction and safety.
• Attend several Merchant Association meetings in our service area.
• Provide Fiduciary services to Merchant Associations.
• Promote and share job openings for local merchants on SEAC's website and social media.
• SEAC's program SEACing It Out, designed to entice residents to support locally owned merchants. 16 merchants are currently participating.
• Assisted Merchant Association writing a grants for street beautification.
• Collaborated on trivia night at locally owned bar, which is the oldest in Rochester. Celebrated tools, Rochester and South East Area history,
• Sit on local merchant networking group to build connections with other local businesses.
• Provided insurance for Merchant Association street event.
• Executive Director sits on Monroe Ave Merchant Association (MAMA) board to provide support.
• Collaborated with Business and Neighborhood Associations to do a 1 mile long Clean Sweep on Monroe Ave.
TOOL SHED (open to the Greater Rochester Area)
Since opening the Tool Shed on Apri 4th, 2022 we have:
• Enrolled over 438 members from over 39 zip codes from 4 counties.
• Gathered an inventory of over 840 tools.
• Rented out over 3,300 tools.
• Saved Greater Rochesterians roughly $170,000 in tool purchases.
• Kept an estimated 7+ tons of tool waste out of landfills.
• Partnered with a variety of local community organizations, Neighborhood and Merchant Associations, private businesses, and other non-profits.
• Provided tools to community gardens and Neighborhood Associations.
• Provide free DIY education classes to Tool Shed members.
• We have held 24 classes with nearly 100 participants.
• We are developing a mobile unit of the Tool Shed, to get our tools into the hands of our residents and communities that face transportation
• And more as we continue to grow!
We focus on: Community Benefit and Economic Development, Human Services
Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
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