Our family at Semify is more than a group of people working a 9 to 6 job. We are a community of unique individuals who value much more. We do a lot internally to make a difference, but there are many activities that our team participates in externally to make a positive difference and nurture our community as a whole. This article highlights some of the organizations that our Semify family contributes to during our free time. If you are an organization that would be interested in partnering with Semify to make a positive difference, please reach out to Angelina at AngelinaA@Semify.com
ADOPT-A-BLOCKA RocReach program through Bethel Christian Fellowship that brings people together every third Saturday to give, serve and pray for specific neighborhoods of Rochester.
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETYCancer Action Network - ACS CAN is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization that is working every day to make cancer issues a national priority.
ARTISANWORKSA place where people experience creation and inspiration. Their vision is to be a major supporter of the creative community and to help other cities replicate a unique, non-profit, self-funding model.
B. THOMAS GOLISANO HOPE LODGE HOSPITALITY HOUSEGetting the right care sometimes means having to travel far from home. Patients spend millions of dollars every year on overnight stays, adding to the financial strain of mounting medical bills and interrupted employment. The Hope Lodge addresses these concerns with free or low-cost lodging for cancer, trauma and organ transplant patients and their caregiver, in a supportive environment.
FAIRY GODMOTHERS OF GREATER ROCHESTERHelps girls from low income families get outfitted for prom.
HORIZONS STUDENT ENRICHMENT PROGRAMThe Horizons Student Enrichment Program at The Harley School is a six-week summer learning program for low-income Kindergarten through 8th grade City of Rochester students. Horizons is committed to the development of the whole child through experiences that enhance confidence, foster awareness of community responsibility, build problem-solving skills, and encourage a life long interest in learning. In the 21 years the program has been supporting City students and their families, 90% of its students have graduated high school and 75% of them have gone on to higher education. Semify provides free web hosting and support for the Horizons website. Marketing Team member Renee Stetzer is also a member of the Advisory Board.
MARY'S PLACEMary's Place, located in Northwest Rochester, NY, is a non-profit refugee outreach center for refugees who come to this country with nothing. They feed, clothe, offer English tutoring for children and adults, hold pre-K classes, tutor K-12 students, supply students with school materials, lead field trips, and provide a safe community atmosphere. They also offer one-on-one casework counseling, assistance with Green Cards, driving permits/tests, and housing.
RECONNECT ROCHESTERAn all volunteer non-profit organization working to build a more sustainable transportation network for the greater Rochester community. Through education and outreach, the organization helps create a broad base of support for our current public transit system, shape regional policies to improve it, and reconnect our community in ways that improve personal mobility, urban vitality, environmental sustainability, equity and economic development. Semify has been a sponsor of Reconnect Rochester’s ROC Transit Day, a grassroots campaign to encourage Rochesterians to use public transit and go car-free for one day, since the campaign began. Semify provides the meeting space for the monthly Reconnect Rochester board meetings. Semify Marketing Team member Renee Stetzer is also Vice-President of the Board of Directors and runs the Pedestrian Safety and Safe Streets Committee.
RELAY FOR LIFEAt Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times. The funds raised help fund Research, the Hope Lodge, Road to Recovery, Look Good Feel Better program, and Reach to Recovery.