A Rochester city neighborhood is asking for our help this year to throw a Christmas Bash for kids in need. EMMA (East Main Mustard and Atlantic) is a sub-section of the Beechwood neighborhood. Like the adjacent NOTA and Culver University East neighborhoods, this neighborhood is mostly an old industrial area, but there are some 367 households with over 200 school age children living here, and an extremely high rate of poverty…
This year they’d like be able to do the same (or better), but their Gofundme campaign is stuck at $50 and needs a jumpstart.
We’d really like to help these guys out. So if you’re looking for a way to give back this season, please visit their Gofundme campaign and give what you can.
For more information you can contact Dorothy Parham at [email protected].
Did You Know?
Kim Batten and Roland Williams both grew up in the neighborhood, attended East High School and later became acclaimed athletes. When Batten attended East High School in the 1980s she excelled in basketball only turning to track later in her athletic career. Throughout the 1990s Kim Batten won a series of championships that culminated in her 1995 World Olympic gold medal for track & field in Goteborg, Sweden and a silver medal at the 1996 World Olympics. Roland Williams, who lived on Herkimer Street, grew up to become a Super Bowl Champion with the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXIV.
Tags: Beechwood, Culver University East, donate, Dorothy Parham, EMMA neighborhood, EMMA Neighborhood & Business Association, EMMA Neighborhood Christmas Bash, Kim Batten, NotA, Roland Williams, St. Louis Rams
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