On any other year, our three high schools would be gearing up for a month-long tradition of fundraising for their school's respective charities. These include the following local non-profit organizations: Bear Creek Services, Paws and Claws, Christmas Anonymous, Dorothy Day Hospitality House, and Rochester Women's Shelter.
This year created a new challenge for our students and staff to collaborate and brainstorm new ways to fundraise, show support, and inform our community of these opportunities and events for donating. Each school has been working tirelessly to create their own fundraising experiences, from poinsettia sales to online auctions, we hope you can help us bring some joy to our community.
Each year, Rochester Public School students raise well over $100,000 which directly supports our local non-profit organizations. Your support and generosity are greatly appreciated and we want to personally thank you for giving.
Rochester Public Schools Students from Century, John Marshall, and Mayo High Schools
Donate directly to an individual school below.
About Bear Creek Services
Bear Creek Services is a non-profit organization based in Rochester, MN, that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. Bear Creek Services serves as a support system for individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries to help them maximize their potential and enjoy all that life has to offer.
About Paws and Claws
The Paws & Claws Humane Society (PCHS) shelters and cares for companion animals in need of happy homes. Paws and Claws Humane Society serves over 1000 cats and dogs each year. Often times pets that come into our care require medical attention that is sometimes quite serious. Paws and Claws works hard to place each animal with a happy home.
About Christmas Anonymous
Christmas Anonymous is an organization local to Rochester Minnesota that has been in existence for over 50 years. It is a 100% volunteer organization, whose sole mission is to help families and people in need in Olmsted county have a wonderful Christmas. To enable that, Christmas Anonymous accepts donations of food, toys, outerwear, and bicycles; and then distributes these articles back to needy families.
About Dorothy Day Hospitality House
The Dorothy Day Hospitality House in Rochester, MN began in 1984. The Dorothy Day Hospitality House helps thousands of Guests who find themselves in crisis and in need of the basic essentials of food, clothing, and shelter.
About Rochester Women's Shelter
The Rochester Women's Shelter serves over 3,800 victims annually and housed approximately 400-500 individuals within our community. Individuals and families served represent vast ethnic, socio-economic, educational, sexual orientation, and religious backgrounds. We are the only shelter for victims of domestic violence within the 10 counties that represent Southeastern Minnesota.