What's "News" at Harbor House of Rochester
A Rochester Community Project of Caring
Fourth Annual Mend A Broken Heart Pub Crawl February 9, 2013.
Fourth Annual Mend-A-Broken Heart Pub Crawl is scheduled for February 9, 2013. It’s sure to be a good time you won’t want to miss. Mark your calendar and call your friends to start getting a group together today! www.heartpubcrawl.com.
Sweet 16 party gives back to Harbor House
BENNETT J. LOUDON
Democrat & Chronicle
Three Pittsford Sutherland High School students raised more than $1,000 for charity at their sweet 16 birthday party.
Abbey Leonardi, Maggie Doran and Maddie Thomas all turned 16 in May. When they celebrated their birthdays at Max Rochester in the High Falls District on Saturday they asked the 85 guests to make a donation to Harbor House of Rochester instead of giving them presents.
So far they’ve raised $ 1,475, but all the cards haven’t been opened, said Doran.
"We didn’t really need presents. We have been given so much. We just wanted to give back to Harbor House," she said.
Harbor House, located at 89 Rossiter Road provides temporary accommodations and other assistance to patients and their families during major medical events and emergencies.
The girls volunteer at Harbor House last year cleaning rooms and working a fundraising event.
Harbor House Volunteers Recognized
Rochester, N.Y. -- A home away from home for critical patients and their families, Harbor House relies on volunteers. Thursday, those volunteers were recognized.
Mass Mutual presented a check for $10,000 to Harbor House Thursday night. Its employees volunteer at the house on Wednesday nights.
Harbor House was built, in part, because of Gary Acker, who had a heart transplant 10 years ago out of state.
He says that transplant has allowed him to watch his grandson grow up. Now he helps other families going through a similar ordeal.
It's a small community, but I think that one of the things the transplant community does is they try to give back," Acker said. "Because they know we got the ultimate gift of life and the opportunity to be with our families a few more years."
The Harbor House opened last year.
Harbor House Featured on YNN News Health Segment, Aug 7-8
Harbor House of Rochester was featured in a YNN News Health segment over the weekend of Aug 7-8. A former houseguest who spent 3 months at Harbor House while her husband awaited a heart transplant tells of the critical role that the house and house manager Joan Malley played in getting through this difficult time. You can view the segment here
First Guests - Monday, September 28, 2009
Harbor House of Rochester opened it's doors to our first overnight guests on Monday, September 28!