The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Rochester, a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, will sponsor its third annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run at 10 a.m. on Aug. 4 at Basil Marella Park, 975 English Road, Rochester.
Proceeds and donations from the event will directly benefit people in need in Rochester. Registration is $20, or $50 per family. Every $200 raised purchases a mattress, box spring and frame for a child. Visit fopwalk.org for information.
The event is one of 240 being held across the country to help eradicate poverty. Locally, the walk/run will benefit two SVdP conferences: Our Lady of Angels, which serves portions of Greece and Charlotte, and St. Francis Cabrini, which serves northeast Rochester.
The conferences provide assistance in the form of furniture and basic household items to those who demonstrate need, and connect clients with resources that allow them to attain services for themselves and retain their dignity and self-respect.
The St. Francis Cabrini conference operates St. Vincent’s Treasure Trove, an antiques and collectibles store on the campus of St. Michael’s Church. All proceeds from the store are used to help those in need in Rochester. Visit svdprochester.org for information.