The Rural Outreach Center (ROC), a nonprofit organization located at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora that helps the rural poor transition to self-sufficiency through a variety of programs, was recently awarded a $2,000 grant by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation.
The funding is provided for services related to meeting the basic human needs of those who come to the ROC from Cattaraugus County. Currently, the ROC provides winter readiness (coats, boots, etc.) and school backpacks to over 100 schoolchildren as well as counseling and other wraparound services for almost 50 participants from Cattaraugus County. To ensure access to services, the ROC also provides transportation for a number of Cattaraugus County participants to their facility in East Aurora.
The mission of the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation is to assist community members in their philanthropic endeavors to help others, thus enriching life in our community. Established in 1994, the Community Foundation is growing good by connecting donors to the causes they care about most in our region. Grants from the foundation support many areas including education, scholarships, health care, the arts, community development, human services and youth development.
For more information, contact the Community Foundation at 372-2723, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cattfoundation.org. You can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cattfoundation.
For more information on the Rural Outreach Center, please call 240-2220.