A group of 15 Webster Schroeder High School upperclassmen shared their fundraising efforts with Rochester families in need through a partnership with Mt. Hope Family Center (MHFC). Several MHFC vehicles arrived at Webster Schroeder’s main office, 875 Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. on Nov. 20 to pick up boxes and bags with all the fixings for Thanksgiving meals that will be provided to at-risk children and families supported by MHFC. The groceries were purchased by Webster Schroeder students.
This is the sixth year students have partnered with MHFC to raise funds to supply Thanksgiving meals for those served by the organization. The students personally reached out to other Webster Schroeder High School clubs, sports teams, organizations, faculty, staff and Webster businesses to raise more than $3,500 for the Thanksgiving meals. Extra funds raised will provide holiday gifts for children from each of the 20 families that receive a basket.
MHFC is associated with the University of Rochester and integrates research, training, intervention and prevention services. MHFC has been studying the effects of child abuse, neglect and trauma for over 35 years and provides evidence-based services to over 900 at-risk children and families in the Rochester community each year.
Visit mthopefamilycenter.org for more information.