VOC Fundraising Events



Flag Day - June 14

Veterans Outreach Center’s annual Flag Day campaign celebrates the Red, White, and Blue as the symbol of our country. Held each year on the weekend preceding Flag Day and on Flag Day (June 14th), we commemorate the Congressional adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the United States’ official flag on June 14, 1777. 

To share the pride of Old Glory, volunteers distribute over 30,000 flags and information on VOC’s services and accept donations to support the programs and services that Veterans Outreach Center provides to veterans, active servicemembers, and their families. 

Volunteer shifts are four hours in length and are great for groups, families, and students!  We are always look for more help.


Pound the Ground - August 9, 2017

About the Race

For its 9th year, Pound the Ground challenges you through the terrain of Mendon Ponds Park- and every step you take supports the men, women, and families served by Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester. Choose from one of our USATF certified courses for 10K & 5K runners, or a 5K Walk along the course through the beautiful park grounds.

This years 10K is apart of the Rochester Runner of the Year Series.

Runners who are veterans or active duty can join the 5K Branch Battle competition.
The winning branch will be recognized on the Golden Boot Award, kept on display at VOC.

 Register to Run/Walk/Fundraise: 

Register to be part of the fun on race day. Bring your friends and register as a Team, running is always more fun as a group! Registration and Fundraising will open soon – Stay Tuned!

Contact Kevin Gross at 295-7833 or Kevin.Gross@vocroc.org


Theater of War

A reading of Sophocles’ Ajax, with town hall discussion

Theater of War casts nationally-recognized actors to perform a live reading of Sophocles’ Ajax, the ancient Greek play about the suicide of a great warrior. Over the past five years, this innovative public health project has served as a catalyst for facilitated town hall discussions about suicide, combat stress, alcohol and substance abuse, and the impact of war on families.

If you intend to become a sponsor you will receive a special code for tickets.


Stars and Stripes Celebration Gala

Veterans Outreach Center’s annual signature dinner event celebrates the national observance of Veterans Day.  For VOC and the Greater Rochester region, this evening presents the opportunity to commemorate our local heroes, the men and women who have served, as well as those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation during our current and most recent military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

We are also proud to share with you on this night the personal stories and success of veterans who have found new direction thanks to the services and programs of Veterans Outreach Center.  The impression made by our display of military tradition and the emotion stirred by the ceremony of the Table of Honor service combines for an experience you and your guests will not soon forget!