Rochester community shoot ‘Buckets for Baden’
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — People of all ages took part in a basketball contest to raise money for Baden Street Settlement on Saturday.
The event was an inaugural three-point shooting contest for contestants to win prizes, celebrate the organization’s renovated gymnasium, and raise money to support Baden Street Settlement’s mission of always adapting to serve Rochester’s needs.
More than $500k was secured last year for Baden Street Settlement’s community center.
"Well, we want to bring attention to the community and let them know we are still here, let them know we still support them and this is a great way to just get people out of the house. You know with the influx of Covid and people stuck at home, this I believe is one of the events that will bring people out to support Baden Street and support the community," said Lee Harris, IT Director of Baden Street.
Last year, the Baden Street Settlement marked 120 years of service to the community.
To learn more about Baden Street Settlement, visit their website.
About Baden Street Settlement
Baden Street Settlement is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1901 that serves residents in northeast Rochester. Through its programs and services, Baden Street Settlement works to improve the quality of life of adults, children, and families; to pursue the elimination of the causes of poverty; and to reduce the level of negative social problems associated with being poor and disadvantaged. The Agency works in cooperative, collaborative, and supportive spirit with concerned agencies in the community to meet the needs of neighborhood residents. To learn more about Baden Street Settlement, visit www.badenstreet.org.