The fifth annual Roc-the-Day proved to be a fifth annual success for St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center. December 1st was Giving Tuesday as well as the annual community-wide 24-hour period of online giving, sponsored by the United Way. "Roc Star" donors who logged onto www.RoctheDay.org during this 24-hour period were able to designate their gift to a specific agency, such as St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center.
By midnight, the total of online gifts designated to St. Joseph's reached $14,868. A matching-gift donor had pledged up to $10,000, which can now be added to that total. Mail-in gifts and a lobby collection box at the Center brought in another $450. In addition, the Center will receive $1,050 in bonuses from the site's contests over the day. All in all, $26,378 came to Center, by way of this one special event. More than $865,000 benefitted non-profit organizations throughout the community.
"We are always amazed at the community's generosity on Roc the Day. Thanks to our donors, the gifts that we will receive will be a tremendous support to the Neighborhood Center. We are pleased for all the other non-profits as well," said Christine Wagner, SSJ, Executive Director of the Center. "Our community is very caring and generous."
St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center provides comprehensive health care, counseling, adult education and social work to individuals and families who lack access to health insurance. Established in 1993 as a ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, the Center is committed to raising the health status and quality of life of individuals and families.
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