Rochester Area Jaycees Sponsor Annual Shopping Tour

The Rochester Area Jaycees have local businesses and community leaders to thank for another successful Christmas Shopping Tour on Saturday, December 11th, 2010.
The Rochester Area Neighborhood House provided the Jaycees with 32 children who were paired with volunteers to shop for gifts for their family members at Meijer on Rochester Road.
After the shopping was finished, the children were transported to the Older Persons’ Commission for a Christmas party where they wrapped gifts, played games, worked on crafts and enjoyed a pizza lunch. Santa Claus made a special visit and passed out gifts to the children with the help of Dougie the Elf and Rochester Hills City Councilman Michael Webber, who co-chaired the event with his wife, Julia.
State Senate Majority Leader Michael Bishop donated funds to provide the pizza and pop once again this year. His donation also provided funding for a Christmas stocking for each child. In addition, the children received hand-knitted hats and scarves from the OPC.
The Rochester Area Jaycees could not have put on the event without the generous donations from the community and would like to thank the following donors who contributed this year:  A Condominium Management Co., American House Elmwood, Animal Emergency Center, Judge Lisa Asadoorian, Berkley Screw Machine Products, Community Central Bank, Concraft, The Crimando Family, Mr. John K. Crissman, Mr. and Mrs. Ray de Steiger, Ducharme Chiropractic Cenrter, Eller Services, ES3, Fox Optical, G and M Building Co., Gofrank & Mattina, Huntington Ford, James Cleaning Service, LeConte, Lucido Fine Jewelry of Rochester, Martinizing Dry Cleaning, Oakland County Commissioner-Elect Jeff Matis, Michigan Glass Coatings, Millman Derr Center for Eye Care, Oakland Animal Hospital, Orion Troy Ophthalmology Associates, Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, Real Living Great Lakes Real Estate, Rochester Avon Historical Society, Rochester Medical Center, The George and Elizabeth Seifert Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Saad Shah, Unity Church of Rochester, and Dr. Steven and Mrs. Patricia Utecht.
The Rochester Area Jaycees have a long tradition of service in this community.  Since 1958, the organization has provided the young adults of the Greater Rochester Area with leadership training and promoted the welfare of the community and its citizens through service projects. Some annual RAJC projects include assembling and delivering Easter baskets to area seniors, Safety Town and the Tunnel of Terror in Rochester Municipal Park. The Jaycees, also known as the Junior Chamber, are individuals dedicated to leadership development, personal and professional growth, and civic involvement. For more information about the Rochester Area Jaycees, please visit the organization’s web site at or call 248-652-7777.
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