Thank you to our 2012 Casino Night sponsors

To see all the photos from this event click here.

Cardinal Lawn and Landscape, Inc.
Carla Palumbo- Rochester City Council
Christa Construction, LLC
Clark Patterson Lee Design Professionals
Elevation Investment Consulting
Elrich Pest Control
Garneau and Bulter Families- In honor of Dr. Thel Boyette, Jr. M.D.
Goodman Janitorial Supply, Inc.
Gordon, Chodak & Chapin, CPA’s P.C.
Heveron & Heveron, CPA’s
Interior Moving Services, Inc.
Issac Heating & Air Conditioning
Mark Siwiec & Associates Real Estate
Paris Kirwan Associates, Inc.
Pathstone Corporation
Pittsford Tree and Landscape, Inc.
Planned Parenthood of Rochester and Syracuse
Ryan Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning and Fire Protection, LLC
Santiago,  Burger,  Annechino,  LLP
Serve Pro of NW Monroe County
Sherwin Williams Paint
Santiago,  Burger,  Annechino,  LLP
Serve Pro of NW Monroe County
Sherwin Williams Paint
Tambe Electric, Inc.
Thel G. Boyette, Jr. MD
U.S. Security Associates, Inc.
Unity Health System
University of Rochester Medical Center-URMC
Waste Management Service Center
Winn Residential
Dan Fulmer Company

Dreamseeds performing art students share their talents at the Annual Jamaican Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday May 13, 2012 at Charlotte Beach

0DAPA peforms for the Annual Jamanican Mother's Day Brunch Sunday May 13, 201269

Day of Caring- Bausch and Lomb Volunteers 5/14/2012 Thanks for the helping hands!

For Joan. Volunteers doing lawn clean up @ SH on Monday May 14, 2012 one of twelve pictures1

Dreamseeds practice and performs with the Mambo Kings Sat May 5th 2012 @ The Luvin Cup

Dreamseeds Advance Students Miya, Shayla, Al-Dre practice with the Mambo Kings for Sat May 5th, Cinco de Mayo Celebration @ the Lovin Cup25 Sat May 5, 2012 Dreamseeds Plays with the Mambo Kings @ The Luvin Cup celebrating Cinco de Mayo13

Don’t Block the Blessing the Drummers – May 2012

Sat May 5th Dreamseeds take part n the annual Street Lyfe Don't Block The Blessing Bike Ride North Street Community Center3

Sojourner House DreamSeeds Program Youth
enjoy a day out at the Wegman’s 5K- April 2012

10-UGLY MEN Play Santa at Sojourner House at Pathstone

Friday, December 23, 2011 – In keeping with the season of giving, Michael Hartman from the 22nd Annual 10 Ugly Men Festival held on July 23, 2011 at Genesee Valley Park, played Santa today by dropping off a donation of $8,000.00 to Sojourner House at Pathstone, a non-profit agency dedicated to serving homeless women and children.

“I visited Sojourner House over the summer and I was so impressed with the level of care and dedicated staff”, said Hartman.  “This year, we set out to recognize the work of some of the smaller agencies in our area which often go unrecognized for outstanding community impact they have”.

10 Ugly Men, Inc. a not-for-profit organization was founded in the 1989 with one firm goal in mind – to host great parties and donate the proceeds to local charities. Comprised currently of 16 members, these young professionals are active in many aspects of life and charity in the Rochester, NY area.

“ We were so grateful for this incredibly generous gift from the 10 Ugly Men organization.” States Kathryn Bryan, Sojourner House Executive Director. “We plan to use these funds to continue to provide the necessary services to the community that are continually being cut by other funding sources”.

A big Thank You to Martino & Flynn for selecting Sojourner House as one of their 50 charities to receive $100 each in their Joy of Giving campaign.  


Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011- Sojourner House, a home for displaced women and children has received official notification of a $10,000 award from the Walmart Foundation as part of the company’s “12 Days of Giving” Facebook campaign, Walmart is recognizing Sojourner House as an organization that “does it all” while providing food, shelter, education and support to over 100 women and children this holiday season.

“Sojourner House is the only agency in New York State to benefit from Walmart’s national philanthropic effort”, states Kathryn Bryan, Executive Director at Sojourner. “We are thrilled to have this level of recognition for our work. It clearly shines a positive spotlight on our entire community. We plan to use these funds to continue to provide the necessary services to the community that are continually being cut by other funding sources”.

“It was clear from the nominations to our 12 Days of Giving campaign that there are organizations in communities around the country like Sojourner House at Pathstone that truly do it all,” said Julie Gehrki, senior director at the Walmart Foundation. “From shelter and daycare to soup kitchens and healthcare, the organizations we’re supporting today are providing numerous services under one roof to assure no need goes unmet.”

Walmart’s call for nominations for its “12 Days of Giving” Facebook campaign resulted in more than 5,400 nominations from Facebook users who shared photos and short descriptions of a nonprofit’s impact in its local community. A panel from the Walmart Foundation reviewed submissions and selected nonprofits with a focus on organizations that are providing basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and baby supplies.

The 11th day of giving highlights organizations that are doing whatever it takes to support their communities by providing basic necessities, financial assistance and emotional support to those in need. Among those being helped are college students, addicts, children, mothers, the homeless and low income families. Keep visiting the Walmart facebook page for the 12th Day award recipients.

Sojourner House at Pathstone has been dedicated to the total development of homeless women and children for over 20 years. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Sojourner House web site at or call (585) 436-7100

Rochester    N.Y.  $10,000.00
West Point   Va.    $10,000.00
Lebanon      Ind.   $10,000.00
Little Rock   Ark.   $10,000.00

Including this campaign, the Walmart Foundation is providing more than $19 million in grants this holiday season. Click here for a complete list of recipient organizations.

About Philanthropy at Walmart 

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are proud to support initiatives that are helping people live better around the globe. In May 2010, Walmart and its Foundation made a historic pledge of $2 billion through 2015 to fight hunger in the U.S. The Walmart Foundation also supports education, workforce development, environmental sustainability, and health and wellness initiatives. To learn more, visit

Giving Thanks!

A heartfelt thank you is being sent out to the Small Business Council, an affiliate of the Rochester Business Alliance for their support during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  100 food baskets were delivered to Sojourner House on November 16th.  Each basket included a $25.00 gift card to a local grocery store .

The enormity of this generous gift was celebrated in the homes of families across our community, many of whom are single mothers and their children, who would not otherwise be able to enjoy the bounty that is so prevalent during this time of year.

Thank you for making the women and children of Sojourner House a part of your giving spirit.

Kathryn Bryan
Executive Director



Thanks to all who supported us at our Dough Raiser at
Uno Chicago Grill in Henrietta!



Sojourner House families enjoy a night of
Broadway Theatre during “Family First Night.”

The Sojourner House DreamSeeds Academy of Performing Arts has had a three year working relationship with the Rochester Broadway Theatre League ( RBTL) called “Family First Night.”  The program gives the opportunity to experience three major age appropriate broadway plays for just $10.00 per ticket.

Sojourner House families have enjoyed a night of theatre shows including Million Dollar Quartet and Billy Elliott. They have an opportunity to continue their journey to experience world class broadway performances in January 2012, with “Shrek,The Musical”.

Family First Night at the RBTL is made possible under the direction of Mr. Bob Sagan with funding from the Friends of RBTL and private donations. If you are interested in giving the gift of theatre to more families, please contact Erin Hogan, Development Officer at Sojourner House, (585) 436-7100 ext. 117 or

Read more about this program here.