What is your favorite Rochester nonprofit?

GreatNonprofits.org released today its first ever list of top-rated charities in Rochester, which Patch.com readers can use to discover top volunteer, giving, and internship opportunities.

Redwood Shores, Calif. – Interested in volunteering, giving or interning with a great local charity? GreatNonprofits.org released today its first consolidated list of user-reviewed non-profits in Rochester, which Patch.com readers can use to discover top-rated charities to give or work with on issues they care about.
“Local giving and volunteering has exploded in recent years,” says Perla Ni, the CEO of GreatNonprofits, which published the list. GreatNonprofits is the leading site for non-profit reviews by volunteers, donors, and clients alike. “Like Shop local, eat local, people now want to get involved with local nonprofits. People are increasingly interested in making meaningful connections in their own neighborhoods and communities.”
Check out this list to find a great non-profit around Rochester.
This list only contains charities within 10 miles of Rochester, but you can expand it to include non-profits up to 50 miles away, or you can sort through them by issue and user rating. If your favorite charity is missing from the list, you can create a page for it on GreatNonprofits.org. Then you can write and post a review about it, helping others discover the organization and contribute to this great community resource.  Not only does this provide useful feedback for non-profits, which they can use for self-assessment and improvement, but it serves as compelling evidence about their work, which they can show to donors.
It is also a great way to find out about volunteer, internship, and job opportunities at local charities.
“It’s so rewarding for people to discover on-the-ground, maybe lesser-known non-profits doing great work in their own communities,” said Ni. “Getting involved, volunteering or interning with local charities can be a terrific experience, because non-profits need and appreciate the help. You can get substantive responsibilities and hone real-world skills. And you'll be able to make a difference and see it in your own community!"
The full list over 1 million non-profits, which users can explore using zip code, issue, and rating filters, is available at http://greatnonprofits.org/.
About GreatNonprofits
GreatNonprofits is the leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about great – and perhaps not yet great – non-profits. Reviews of non-profits can be found at GreatNonprofits.org.

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Meredith McCutcheon December 03, 2012 at 06:16 PM
This is great information! Thank you!
Kathy Gladd December 04, 2012 at 07:38 PM
The Rochester Lions Club is always looking for new members. We are the home club of Leader Dog for the Blind. Our focus is sight related assistance but we also assist numerous other charities in the Rochester area. We raise money via 3 car shows, a food wagon, s'mores during Fire and Ice and Kris Kringle as well as hold a golf outing. We also participate in the Christmas Parade and Brooksie Way Half Marathon. Contact Kathy Gladd 248-656-8235 lionsgladd@gmail.com for more information.
Debra Hartman December 06, 2012 at 01:42 AM
The Rochester Community Schools Foundation provides an excellent opportunity to support the academic, arts and athletic programs in our schools by donating to an established funds; by establishing a new fund or scholarship, or by participating in the annual Hometown Husle 5K Fun Run on Mother's Day weekend. For more information call 248-726-3127 or email Debbi Hartman at dhartman@rochester.k12.mi.us
Rochester Hills Mom December 06, 2012 at 11:39 AM
The Rochester Area Neighborhood House (RANH) is a great local non profit that helps local families and individuals in need. "Neighbors helping neighbors" is their motto and they do this through services like a food pantry located in the First Congregational Church, a clothes closet located on Mill St., financial and transportation assistance as well as counseling services. There are also always opportunities to offer assistance during the holiday season. Check out their extensive services and ways you can help your neighbor at: www.ranh.org or call 248 651-5836.


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