A team of GSF associates from the Rochester, N.Y., DC volunteered their time cleaning up Wilson Commencement Park (WCP) in Rochester’s Day Of Caring on May 10, on behalf of the GSF Foundation. The Day of Caring is an observance started by The United Way that allows local companies to send teams of volunteers to different local charities and organizations to lend a hand for the day. The WCP is a charitable organization that offers housing, education, training, and life coaching for low-income single parent families and helps people transition from public assistance to financial independence and personal self-sufficiency.
GSF-Rochester Customer Service Supervisor, Mark Masterton, said, “The annual Day of Caring is a great extension of our Foundation, because it is a day we can give back to the community and help a great organization like the WCP. The staff at WCP was grateful for our help, and we were grateful to be able to help them.”
Mark and Rochester associates Tom Hank, General Manager, Jesse Becker, Sanitor, Eric Benton, Warehouseman, and Jeremy Smith, Warehouseman weeded, planted, cleaned, and performed general lawn maintenance to help the park look clean and well maintained for local families to enjoy.
This was the second year Rochester associates have volunteered at the WCP on the Day of Caring. The Rochester Foundation has also helped the WCP in the past by donating money to supply the education rooms with computers, school supplies, baby swings, rockers, and other items to help support local children in need. Donations from associates have also helped create a new education room at the WCP. In honor of the Foundation’s donations, the WCP has hung a plaque with the Foundation’s name outside the new classroom.
Rochester Foundation members enjoy working with the WCP and look forward to assisting in the future through monetary donations, and volunteering. Thank you to all associates who donate their muscle and money to helping the WCP.