This is a special time of year when we celebrate and give thanks for what is important in our lives. You are an important part of our lives, and we are extremely grateful to Bo Bertino, the softball guys, and the Gray Eagles for opening up your hearts and featuring our foundation in your 2022 charity event.
On December 3rd we received 72 new coats,10 gently used coats, and donations of $670.00. The coats will keep the children warm during the blustery cold winter days in Rochester. The gift of a new coat can help a child attend school as well as play outside. The donation of money will be used to purchase new books for our Literacy Program.
In this world where you can be anything thanks for choosing to be caring loving & kind. These attributes always make a positive difference in someone's life. Our hearts are still smiling because you made a positive impact in our lives and those of the children in our community.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
keeping kids warm project

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.


    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!!!!