Each month Abundance is highlighting a local non-profit that benefits our community, collecting funds for that project through donations made both at our registers (Round Up*) and online (Paypal) via our website, email communications, and social media channels. For the month of May, the co-op will be supporting Baden Street Settlement! 

For 120 years, Baden Street Settlement continues to improve the quality of life for children, youth, adults and seniors by providing programs, resources and basic needs which address the effects of poverty while building community. Baden Street Settlement’s caring, committed multi-disciplinary team responds to community needs through numerous programs.

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*Round Up is a program where shoppers can donate, or Round UP, to the cause of the month at the register when they are checking out with their groceries. This is done in the store. This year we started developing web pages for our collection drives and collecting money online for those various endeavors. We track all the money we make, and one hundred percent of the money is given to the charity/cause. Abundance shoppers and shareholders have been giving back to the community by rounding up their purchase totals since 2014! 

Get to know Baden Street Settlement

May 2021 Recipient: Baden Street Settlement

OUR MISSION Baden Street Settlement improves the quality of life for neighborhood children, youth, adults and seniors by providing programs, resources and basic needs which address the effects of poverty while building self- sufficiency and community. The organization takes a holistic approach to meeting individual needs in collaboration with other local agencies.

OUR VISION Improving social, educational and cultural conditions while fostering community growth and development.

Baden Street Settlement

Baden Street Settlement: One of the First, One of the Largest, and Still Serving the Community.

Today Baden Street continues to provide a full range of services to improve the quality of life of the community served. Committed to meeting the community’s ever-changing needs, Baden Street has launched a variety of employment, educational and human services over the past century to help improve the quality of life of its local population.

Primarily serving the lower income African American and Latinx American community, the settlement’s current curriculum includes:
Activities: youth programs, after school programs
Child Development Center: day care, kindergarten
Behavioral Health & Community Services: case management, disability
Counseling & Support: chemical dependency
Digital Arts Center: gaming, computer education
Emergency & Family Assistance: help with food, clothing, basic needs, resources
Mature Adult Resource Center: senior center with meals and activities
Metro Council for Teen Potential: education about healthy relationships, teen pregnancy

Though the clientele may have changed over the course of its almost 120-year existence, Baden Street Settlement is consistently known as a vital source of support for Rochester’s northeast community. The Baden Street Settlement team are generous leaders at all levels. Several of the employees attended Baden Street as children and now work here to help others. Their empathy and caring are genuine as they know what it’s like to be in crisis and how hard it is to ask for help. The Baden team continues to put the community’s needs first. They possess the innate ability to inspire, lead selflessly and most of all, work from their hearts.

Welcome to Baden Street Settlement


Baden Street Settlement’s caring, committed multi-disciplinary team responds to community needs through numerous programs:


Activities Department: These programs offer an array of social, emotional, educational and recreational activities that enhance youth development.


After School Learning Enrichment: Youth between the ages of 5-12, participate in various activities including swimming, arts and crafts, clubs, sports, cheerleading, dance, computer lab, homework assistance, sewing, counseling, after-school programs, Kids Café’, Prevention Workshops and Supplemental Academic Services.


Summer Learning Enrichment: A six-week summer experience of fun providing indoor and outdoor recreational activities including arts and crafts, computer lab, special events, group games, dancing, hiking, story telling, field trips, swimming, literacy, etc. This program also provides learning through team building exercises and survival skills development. Participants are served a lunch through our partnership with Foodlink.


Project BASE: Offers after school activities for youth, including youth with special needs, between the ages of 5-12 in a safe environment. Students participate in recreational, home work assistance, Supplemental Academic Services and prevention workshops. Participants are served hot, nutritional meals through the Kids Café.


Alvin Wesley Child Development Center: The Center provides day care services to children ages 6 weeks through 12 years and is designed to meet each child’s physical, social, cognitive and emotional needs. The program strives to help each child reach his or her full potential through age-appropriate activities.


Behavioral Health Services: Behavioral Health Services offers a multitude of services which include Outreach and Care Management for adults as part of Health Home of Upstate New York (HHUNY), and Respite Services under the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities. Baden is also participating in New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program addressing health care reform. Currently, the department is in the planning phase of a Children’s Health Home program (CHHUNY).


Emergency & Family Assistance: The Emergency and Family Assistance Department assists residents to meet basic family needs. Families and individuals seeking emergency assistance are able to resolve immediate needs for food, clothing, rent/mortgage, transportation, vital records, advocacy and identify steps to avoid repeat crisis. As needed, there are adjunct referral services: Substance abuse treatment programs, case management services, job training or employment programs. The goal is to assist residents to become financially self-sufficient.


Mature Adult Resource Center: The Mature Adult Resource Center (MARC) provides area residents age 60 and over an opportunity to be with other seniors and participate in various activities to increase vitality and reduce social isolation. A hot-balanced nutritious meal is provided daily. Seniors participate in weekly field trips to go fishing, grocery shopping and other special events. The program offers transportation and is handicapped accessible.


Dr. George C. Simmons Counseling & Support Center: The Center maintains an environment that fosters positive choices and alternatives for improved quality of life through the delivery of comprehensive, integrated services including individual and group counseling and case management to overcome issues of substance abuse for individuals ages 18 and older. Currently, the agency is in the planning phase of an integrated Mental Health outpatient clinic through the NYS Office of Mental Health.


Metro Council for Teen Potential (MCTP): Baden Street Settlement is the host agency for MCTP, a coalition of youth-serving organizations that promote youth development and youth health in the City’s most stressed neighborhoods. MCTP supports 35 member agencies, schools and health centers to implement strength-based and evidence-based approaches to ensure youth success and to prevent teen pregnancy. MCTP works in collaboration with other local agencies to implement life skills, arts, health programs and youth leadership activities.


Round Up at the Register

Online Donations

Total Collected


If you would like to be considered as a recipient for the 2022 program, please send an email to marketing@abundance.coop with a note of interest, information about the company, and a description of what the money would be used to directly help fund. You can also nominate a non-profit for consideration. Get as detailed as possible, if you are chosen this information will be used to help foster more donations; Educating through print material at the co-op, on our website, and on our social media channels.
Submissions due by October 1st, 2021. We will get the 2022 roster filled before the new year, and reach out to all those that were selected towards the end of 2021. Shareholders vote on the non-profits we will support at the Annual Shareholders Meeting in the fall.