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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Friendship Children's Center, Inc.

310 Fernwood Avenue
Rochester , NY 14609
Phone: 585-342-7250
Contact: Joi DiGennaro

A private, nonprofit childcare center. We offer year-round care for children 12 months to 12 years of age. Free RCSD pre-kindergarten Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2:30 pm for children turning 4 years old by December 1.

Wish List:
  • art supplies, paper
  • balls
  • beanie babies
  • books and toys for children 12 months to 12 years
  • headphones
  • CDs and cassettes for children
  • donations to scholarship fund and emergency fund for families
  • first-aid supplies
  • gift cards for families in need, and for gift baskets
  • disinfectant wipes, alcohol wipes
  • thermometers
  • craft kits
  • science or cooking activities
  • holiday wrapping paper
  • large motor toys, equipment
  • mittens, hats
  • office supplies
  • play clothes, dress-up clothes
  • Play-Doh
  • rotary phones
  • snow pants and boots for children ages 1 to 5 years
  • tickets to community events (e.g., zoo, Strong Museum)
  • iPads, working tablets
  • stickers
  • old fashioned items that our children have never seen before

Volunteers Needed:
  • Classroom aides or assistants to work under the direction of the classroom teacher facilitating children's play activities, caring for children.
  • Kitchen.
  • Housekeeping.
  • Office.
  • Fundraising specialist.
  • Special guests to perform music, art, gym, dance, and other special hobbies.
  • Serve on the Board.
  • Serve on the Board as Secretary.
  • Help with small duties (e.g., asking stores for boots for our children, getting zoo tickets, writing the newsletter)
  • Working on the website/Facebook.
  • Help with computer.

Information reviewed by agency 9/18/23.