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Holidays at R.O.C.K.


We love the holiday season at R.O.C.K. Read on to learn about our recent Halloween celebrations, our opportunities to volunteer for our Harvest Festival and a great story of a past participant who is making a name for herself in college.

As always, please consider making a donation to support our programs today!


By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator

One of Joi’s most memorable experiences was going to farm camp as an elementary school participant with R.O.C.K. The contrast between the endless concrete of Visitacion Valley and the vast space, pastures, and animals on the farm was incredible to Joi. On the farm she got to milk goats, sleep in tents and feed horses.  She was exposed to a whole new world view that she could have never imagined growing up in Visitacion Valley.

Now in her third year at Sonoma state, Joi is majoring in Criminal Justice and Ethnic Studies. Similar to her experience at the farm with R.O.C.K., she is researching how interactions with farm animals affect children...

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Spooky Scary
By Sarah Meike, Special Projects Coordinator

When it comes to Halloween at R.O.C.K., we go all out! Both of our school site celebrations featured adorable kids costumes, staff dressed up in spooky makeup, and scary haunted houses. A big shout out to the volunteers that made this possible, especially to the groups from Alpha Phi Omega, Delta Sigma Pi, and Pandora Music.

Thanks so much for your help!

Pictured is one of our elementary schoolers playing Operation. Reaching inside a skeleton and feeling brains is always a fun Halloween surprise!
Giving Makes Cents

We are excited to announce our new partnership with RoundUp to San Francisco.

RoundUp to San Francisco provides an incredible new way to help our organization by putting your spare change to good use.

Once you download the application onto your phone, link your bank account – and DONE. The app automatically rounds up everyday transactions to the nearest dollar, donating your spare change to R.O.C.K. Just shop like normal to fund our programs! Download the app in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

Coming Up!

Happy Hour at Soma StrEat Food Park!

When: Thursday, November 17th  6-9pm
Where: Soma StrEat Food Park - 428 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

What: R.O.C.K. gets 10% of sales at the bar. Bring a friend, or five and hang with our R.O.C.K. fam.

Be sure to RSVP on our Facebook event page

Please contact Sarah at if you are interested in volunteering at any of the following opportunities.

After School Help: Help elementary school kids with reading, art, recreation, and homework any day of the week from 1:30 to 5:30 pm.
Where: El Dorado Elementary School

Harvest Festival: Play fun carnival games, see if you can beat an elementary schooler at basketball, and hang out with our awesome R.O.C.K. Kids. Join us as we celebrate the Harvest at R.O.C.K.!
When: Friday, November 18th, 2-5pm

Where: Eldorado Elementary School

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