Special Events

Hope Hall Signature Events

Hope Hall traditionally has 4 signature fundraising events annually between August and May. Participation in these events is fun, and the money raised goes directly to programs and services for students with learning challenges.

Planting HOPE

Our FIRST EVER “Planting HOPE Project” is Saturday, April 24, 2021! The Planting HOPE Project sells HOPE kits filled with a variety of garden items including seeds and seed starter items, small hand tools, décor, a grow bag, gardening tips and more. Each kit also contains a notecard with student artwork that can be used as a gift card should you choose to gift your kit.

Kits are $50 each. Order yours with the Planting HOPE Donation Form Supplies are limited, so act fast.

Raffle tickets are also available for $10. Each kit comes with one ticket, but you can purchase extras or just the raffle tickets on the Planting HOPE Donation Form. Items being raffled include

  1. A live tree, professionally planted in a location of your choice
  2. A complete Spring or Fall Garden clean-up by a group of  Rochester AM Rotary volunteers
  3. 2 handcrafted wooden Adirondack Chairs from Hope Hall’s Woodworking Center

A pick-up event is scheduled for Saturday, April 24th from 11 a.m. -3:00 p.m at Hope Hall School. The event will be outdoors, socially distanced with masks required. In addition to picking up Kits, you will be able to visit our “Ask a Master Gardener” table and a Live Sale table with an assortment of flowers and shrubs.

For more information, contact Event & Volunteer Coordinator, Eboné Creighton at ebone.creighton@hopehall.org or 585-426-5825 ext. 205. Funds raised from sales will go directly to educational and social/emotional programs and services for Hope Hall Students.

Walk for Hope

  • Thursday, May 22, 2022. This annual tradition brings together students, faculty, and staff for a neighborhood walk and fundraising celebration, There are also opportunities for community-based walks for businesses, churches, youth groups, and more. Mark your calendars! More info to come in  Spring, 2021 .

High Hopes Golf Tournament

  • Held last year on August 3, 2020. Thank you to all of our supporters who made this year’s event a huge success, including our Title Sponsor, Two-Point Capital Management. Check them out on-line at: https://twopointcapital.com/ and be certain to mark your calendar for this year’s event on Monday, August 2, 2021 at The Links at Greystone.


Toast for Hope Gala

SAVE THE DATE- Saturday October 9, 2021 at Locust Hill Country Club

Experience Italy:

  • Coming in Spring 2022! This annual tradition is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Italian American Sports Club. Since its inception, the Experience Italy Dinner has raised more than $160,000 for Hope Hall students.