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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Fostering Hope NY, Inc.

880 Westfall Road
c/o Ed Lewis Pediatric
Rochester , NY 14618
Phone: 585-406-0305
Contact: Mary Platt

For the past 20 years, Fostering Hope has provided every child entering foster care in Monroe County with a backpack packed with age-appropriate toiletries, a stuffed animal, book, journals, notebook or coloring book and writing utensils that they can call their own.  .

We began as pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners, but we now need to involve the wider community.  Please help us to help children in crisis to know that someone cares.

Update September 2020: We are currently also servicing the Crisis Nursery. We are primarily giving supplies to people who are getting babies from Foster Care so we could also use diapers and the plastic changing pads that people carry when they go out.

Wish List:
  • New Items Only, Please
  • diapers and plastic changing pads
  • backpacks, young child to teenager
  • shampoo, conditioner, soaps (not Ivory, please)
  • deodorant
  • toothpaste, toothbrushes, cases
  • journals, notebooks (without wire bindings)
  • notebook paper
  • coloring books, sketch pads
  • crayons, markers, colored pencils
  • non-violent toys, small (fit into backpacks)
  • books
  • hair brushes, combs, hair ornaments

Listing reviewed by agency 8/25/23.  (Description and Wish List updated.)

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