The true meaning of the holiday season is captured each year in the smiling faces of the children in the Rochester City School District. The Scott Spino Foundation surprises these children with a new coat, hat, gloves, scarf, and books to keep them warm and cozy during the harsh winter months. Each year, the “Keeping Kids Warm” Project, warms over 2000 children in the Rochester community. The children’s heart-warming expression of appreciation and gratitude are captured in the twinkle of their eyes as they proudly model their new outerwear. Every volunteer is moved by the unsolicited hugs of appreciation as the children realize that these gifts of warmth are theirs to keep. And who would not be touched by the hand-written, art filled notes of “thank you” to strangers who cared enough to make a difference in their lives. The “Keeping Kids Warm” project is made possible each year by the various Scott Spino Foundation fundraisers, and by private donations of individuals who want to give back to our community. Their generosity has provided a great deal of happiness and joy in the lives of these special and loving children. To learn more about the Scott Spino Foundation and this year’s event, please contact Geri or Jerry Spino at 585-227-4069. Won’t you please take a moment and help us make a difference.

The Scott Spino Foundation's Keeping Kids Warm” project donated 1,000 children's coats/hats/gloves in December 2018 to children of need in our community.

The Scott Spino Foundation's Keeping Kids Warm” project donated 1,000 children's coats to the following Rochester City Schools and Greece Central School District:

  • Nathaniel Rochester School No. 17
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School No. 9
  • James P. B. Duffy School No. 12
  • Enrico Fermi School No.17
  • Dr. Charles T. Lunsford STEM Academy School No.19
  • Adlai E. Stevenson School No.29
  • Kodak Park School No.41
  • Lincoln Park School No.44
  • Mary McLeod Bethune School No.45
  • Rochester City School District Families in Transition
  • Greece Central School District-Lakeshore Elementary School

Received December 2016 by one of the schools

    We are so grateful for your love and support and putting a smile on our children’s faces  especially our Spanish kids who a are so grateful and excited to be wearing a coat for the first time ever!!!!