Charity & Grassroots in Rochester


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  • Champion Hills Country Club
    The family golf membership grants you, your spouse, and the human-like hybrids you've spawned full access to Champion Hills Country Club. The verdant, 200-acre course showcases a smaller cottage-style design, nine holes that emphasize unique architecture and reward strategic thinking while remaining approachable by all skill levels. Club membership nets unlimited and unrestricted tee times, as well as no green fees, leaving extra money to make it rain at the elegant, auburn-hued dining room and full-service bar, accessible as part of the membership. Members-only special events include the wine- and chocolate-themed ladies' night out and a weekly Friday night fish fry. The golf-disinclined or swing-weary can sneak off to enjoy the club’s private outdoor pool and winter ice-skating rink.
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    675 Championship Dr
    Victor, NY US
  • Spca of Erie County
    Each year, the SPCA Serving Erie County gives more than 15,000 dogs, cats, and exotic pets a new lease on life. Founded in 1867—making it the second-oldest humane society in the country—the SPCA’s compassionate animal rescue, rehabilitation, foster care, and adoption services have earned Charity Navigator’s four-star rating for extraordinary accountability and transparency, the highest rating available in all three categories. In the adoption center, furry faces peer from comfortable, clean cages as staff and volunteers evaluate customers’ needs and introduce them to compatible pets, decreasing the chance of conflict when adopters' favorite shows compete with Animal Planet specials. Before becoming eligible for adoption, pets undergo thorough health, temperament, and behavioral evaluations, and those who need extra TLC receive additional obedience training. In addition to matching people with loving pets, SPCA Serving Erie County’s staff investigates more than 200 animal-cruelty complaints per month, and provides emergency animal-rescue services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Rescued animals receive state-of-the-art medical care in the facility’s onsite surgical suite, and rehabilitation programs prepare them to thrive in loving homes. A local, independent humane society, the donation-supported SPCA Serving Erie County is not associated with the ASPCA and receives no government funding.
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    205 Ensminger Rd
    Tonawanda, NY US
  • Hallwalls Comtemporary Art Center
    • For $17, you get a one-year individual membership (a $35 value). • For $25, you get a one-year household membership (a $50 value).
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    341 Delaware Ave
    Buffalo, NY US
  • Louis Tussaud's Wax Museum
    Louis Tussaud's Waxworks entices curious families and individual seekers with rooms brimming with waxified legends, people, and achievements. Today's Groupon grants admission for two guests into Waxworks' sprawling English Tudor–style building, which houses 16 theme galleries, filled with glossy tableaus of more than 100 true-to-life wax figures crafted by international artists. Past and present celebrities—including film and music stars, politicians, religious figures, and famous heroes and villains—pause from high-stakes staring contests for photo opportunities with passing patrons. Sit on Oprah's couch, snuggle into bed with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, or play host to an unblinking audience of invisible fish.
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    5709 Victoria Ave
    Niagara Falls, ON CA
  • No Principals Tour: Blondie With Special Guest X
    If a time traveler hopped from The Rapid Theatre in 1921 to the same spot in modern times, they would think their time machine was broken. Lovingly restored to its early 20th century luster, the former movie house dazzles visitors with columned walls, a sculpted ceiling, and a brick tapestry facade. All that has changed is what goes on inside. These days, the venue—which accommodates up to 1,700 entertainment enthusiasts or 3,400 stacked children in trench coats—fills its stage with major music acts. The handicap-accessible facility also slakes sing-along induced thirst with two fully stocked bars.
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    1711 Main Street
    Niagara Falls, NY US
  • Feed the Need in Durham
    Partnering with more than 40 neighbouring agencies, Feed the Need distributes between 135,000 and 150,000 pounds of food each month, providing nutritious meals to more than 50,000 people. Transport trucks make the program possible by picking up and dropping off large shipments of donated items. With $140 in funding aid, Feed the Need can refuel one of these delivery trucks. That tank of gas will go toward providing nearly 21,000 meals to nearly 15,000 people in the Durham area.
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    125 Clarence Biesenthal Drive
    Oshawa, ON CA
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