During 2022 we are donating to 3 different charities selected by our staff. We are donating $10 for every person that calls our office and completes a quote over a 3-month period to the charity selected for that period. Here is a list of the charities that have been selected for the year:
April 1st – June 30th – The Michael J Fox Foundation
The Michael J Fox Foundations’ single urgent goal is to eliminate Parkinson’s disease in our lifetime.
R Community Bikes is a grassroots organization, staffed entirely by volunteers, that collects and repairs used bicycles for distribution, free of charge, to the Rochester, NY area’s most needy children and adults.
VanScoter Insurance Agency donated $2,980 during 2021!
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester – October 1st – December 31st – $960
The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester’s mission is: To cultivate community among those touched by breast or gynecologic cancer; to empower informed decision-making through education, support and advocacy; and to advance research in our region with the goal of eradicating breast cancer.
To learn more about The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester visit their webpage at: https://bccr.org/
Out of The Darkness – July 1st – September 30th – $1,000
Out of The Darkness, Inc’s main focus is to assist women in need by helping them prepare for reentry into the community. They support women who have behavioral issues and equip them with both positive minds and attitudes so that they can have a better view of the world and their purpose on Earth.
Patriot Guard Riders Of NY – March 1st – June 30th, 2021 – $1,020
The Patriot Guard escorts and stands at funeral services of fallen service members, veterans, first responders and policy officers. They also have a Help On The Homefront program to assist veterans who may need help in times of hardship.
To learn more about The Patriot Guard Riders of NY visit their webpage at: https://pgrny.org/
VanScoter Insurance Agency donated $2,290 during 2020!
December – Phoenix Academy
Phoenix Academy is an alternative school in Greece. We provided $750 towards their giving tree that provided gifts to students in need during the holiday season.
October – Charity is Angels of Mercy.
Angels of Mercy, Inc. is a Christ centered organization dedicated to renewing and transforming the lives of women of all ages. Their mission is to reach out to women of all ages who have been affected by life controlling issues, such as; drug & alcohol abuse, addiction, depression, self-harm, unplanned pregnancies, physical & mental abuse and eating disorders and help them turn their lives around and become productive citizens. By providing the necessary resources and support in the areas of need, we strive to guide them along their journey as they reconnect within their community and discover their purpose for life.
Campaign D was born from five friends who met and wanted to change society’s misconceptions about autism.
Campaign D is more than a campaign—it’s a movement and it’s personal! It’s about putting individuals with Autism out front. It’s about sharing our voice and our experiences. It’s a movement to embrace the change of stereotypes. It celebrates the unique person and each diagnosis. It’s a chance to say, “This is me, and this is how I feel.” Autism does not define you, it’s just one piece of the puzzle.
Operation Buildup surprises struggling veterans in need with vehicles and homes to prevent veteran homelessness and suicides, recently adding assistance to first responders as well with over 10 years of active service under their belt. Their team operates by surprise so the veterans never know when they are coming.
VanScoter Insurance Agency donated $1,940 to 9 different local charities in 2019. We donated $5 for each person that called our Agency for a quote during the month that they were selected as our Charity Of The Month.
October – It’s About Caring For Kids (IACKids)
IACKids was formed for the charitable purpose of aiding families living in the Greater Rochester New York region who are in need of financial assistance during their child’s long-term inpatient / outpatient hospitalization.
IACKids will provide such individuals with financial assistance if they are unable to afford their housing, transportation, and / or medical costs. Through hard work, thoughtful giving and selflessness, and a focus on the needs of these children, IACKids and its supporters strive to offer the much-needed assistance to get through these troubling times.
Camp Get-A-Way is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the mission of strengthening and supporting families of children having an emotional, behavioral, or mental illness. The concept for the camp was developed by parents living in the WNY area to offer whole family opportunities for recreational and skill building activities while living with a child with an emotional, behavioral, or mental illness disability. Offer families the chance to rediscover the joy of being a family without the worry of discrimination or the stigma associated with mental health issues and allow parents to connect with and support other parents faced with similar challenges.
Rochester Accessible Adventures is community based and community driven. We understand that real change happens through collaboration and we partner with businesses, municipalities, service providers, medical providers, and other nonprofits to ensure people with disabilities and their families have access to active, healthy lifestyle opportunities
RAA partners with the community to ensure individuals with disabilities are able to access active, inclusive recreation opportunities with their family and friends
ROCovery Fitness is a supportive community of physically active individuals brought together by sober living, committed to creating an environment of healing and recovery. Members, friends and families are empowered to discover their inner strength and confidence through adventure, fun and camaraderie.
Our programs are free and open to anyone with 48 hours of continuous sobriety. We welcome friends, family members and those who choose to live sober.
Here at MOPS, we gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face. That’s why we rally women to come together in their own neighborhoods and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time.
Our acronym stands for “Mothers of Preschoolers” because we began in 1973 when a group of moms of young children banded together to share their lives and parenting journeys. Over the past forty-five years, MOPS has expanded our reach to include moms with older kids, partnering with churches and organizations worldwide to equip and encourage moms in more than 60 countries.
K9 Orphans, Inc. is a nonprofit all breed canine rescue out of Rochester, NY that works with high kill shelters, homeless dogs, and owner surrender dogs to prevent euthanasia. We do not have a shelter or kennel, our dogs are placed into foster homes where they receive lots of love, training, and any medical care they need can be provided to them while they wait for their forever homes. We have foster homes across Western NY. We also strive to educate the public about the importance of Spay/Neutering, basic obedience, and care of their canines.
Our goal is to make a lifetime match for you and our orphans.
Helpful Hearts Community Closet is a small 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization established as an outreach to provide helpful items to families in need. Founded May 2016 in Lyons, N.Y. Run by volunteers that have helpful hearts.
March – Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets (GRASP)
GRASP is committed to reducing the number of homeless pets in Greece, New York by decreasing dog and cat reproduction, promoting responsible pet ownership, and placing homeless dogs and cats into compatible, loving, permanent homes.
GRASP envisions a day when every dog and cat will live in a loving, safe, healthy home environment and will be cared for responsibly and humanely.
Bella’s Bumbas began in Webster, NY with the intentions of providing one little girl, Bella, with a means to become mobile and navigate the world on her own. That initial intention has blossomed into Bella’s Bumbas LTD, who’ve provided almost 900 chairs to children worldwide and counting.