87 N Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604
We celebrate how so many have given to CFC during this time of crisis. Thank You! Your generosity has enabled our staff to continue their work, and our agency to find new ways to serve effectively during this time of crisis.
We know that with your generosity, we will be able to continue to support those individuals and families facing increased depression, substance use, and thoughts of suicide, especially during this time.
Demand for our services is expected to increase dramatically. The areas of Rochester hardest hit by COVID-19 are the neighborhoods where most of our clients live and where our dedicated staff are serving. Thank you for helping us keep the spirit of hope alive through your contribution, in any amount. We are so grateful for your support!
No amount is too small and every gift is appreciated and will be put to immediate use. You may make your online gift securely using the form below. If you prefer to mail us a check, kindly send it to: Catholic Family Center, Fund Development, 87 N. Clinton Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604. Your support of CFC will bring hope to those who need it the most!
You and hundreds of generous donors like you adopted over 300 families representing over 1,400 individuals this Season, plus another 500+ families and individuals through your Holiday Meal and Single Gifts of Joy gifts for our clients.
For the people we serve at Catholic Family Center, and their loved ones, your presents were more than just toys, gifts cards and clothing. You also gifted them with the sure knowledge that during one of the toughest times in their lives, someone kind and generous, a total stranger, was thinking of them and wishing them well. Thank you for making it a very special season for all.
Our staff wanted to share some of the heart-warming stories they experienced with their clients:
“When she (the client) saw the cards from the kids of the family who had adopted them, she started to, as our one of our front office staff said, “Boohoo Crying” because she was so touched by that extra little thought. Our staff was very moved by the client’s genuine gratefulness and emotion.”
“Each and every client who lives in the community was so grateful for the gift cards they received, and expressed joy and relief that they would have extra funds to pay for their holiday meals.”
“One of our clients lives in a group home that was under quarantine so he could not go out to shop for his favorite treats. We were able to use the gift card to buy him the chips, cookies, and soda he had been missing so much. We could not hand the bag to him due to quarantine, but he was able to watch the delivery through the window – he was smiling, clapping, and waving the whole time! He called us the very next day to express his gratitude, pleasure, and some advice: He suggested we buy 2 liters of soda to avoid paying too many deposits for the cans!
“I was able to see a mother pick up the gifts for her family, and she was so excited when she showed her husband an adorable Elsa dress from Frozen. Mom was so excited, saying her daughter had wanted one for dress up. It was amazing to see how the mother’s face lit up when she saw the gifts a stranger purchased for her family.”
“Dropping off presents for one of my families was a bright spot in a dark season. The family was struggling with not having a permanent home and there was nothing I could really do about it. The Christmas season was feeling pretty grim. But watching all those happy kids unload the presents from my car (and then immediately tear them open!) helped us all find a brief light through the darkness.”
“During such a difficult year, to be able to bring smiles and joy to clients is so remarkable. Thank you to all for the reminder that a simple act of kindness can go a long way.”
Thank you for joining us, and seeing the world through the eyes of a child. With hope, anything is possible. Thank you, stay safe, and be well!
87 N Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14604
Our Sustaining Partners demonstrate a consistent commitment to our community by supporting the people served by Catholic Family Center on a monthly, ongoing basis. In 2018 alone, more than 30,000 people were served by our programs. You can be a part of a consistent funding stream for our essential programs, and have an immediate impact on your community. You can start, change or stop your gift at any time.
If 5 people set up a gift of just $5/month, your total giving by the end of the year can buy a year’s supply of diapers for a baby in our shelter!
If 5 people set up a gift of $20/month, you can heat one of our shelters for a month in the cold Rochester winter!
If 5 people set up a gift of $50/month, you can support a user in our RESTART clinic for up to 5 months of treatment!
Imagine what you can make happen with $100 or more each month!
You have the power to foster great change for Rochester’s most vulnerable people.
Please contact Molly Hicks at (585) 262-7172 for questions about our monthly giving program or sign up for monthly giving today.
Because our storage space is limited, we try to keep our donations of physical items limited to those most needed at a particular time. We are utilizing our Amazon Registry to provide you with an up-to-date listing of donations our program teams and clients would find most helpful right now. Visit our registry to see the complete list and have items shipped directly to us. Our delivery address will automatically populate when you go to check-out!”
Each year, generous individuals and families help our clients to have a brighter holiday by providing gifts. During 2020, generous donors like you gave special holiday magic and love to over 300 families, representing over 1,400 individuals this Season through Adopt-A-Family, plus another 500+ families and individuals through the Holiday Meal and Single Gifts of Joy programs!
Information and wish lists from available families are available in early November and posted on our website and through our Facebook page.
Thank you for considering the needs of our clients!
In addition to our Amazon Wish List, you may have new or gently used treasures you would like to give to someone who needs us. Because our storage space is limited, our ability to accept donated items is based on our seasonal needs. Please see some of these, below!
Unfortunately, we cannot accept furniture or used electronics. Please contact Saint’s Place if you would like your furniture to help furnish the homes of the refugee families we resettle in Rochester.
Did you know CFC is Rochester's YouthBuild affiliate, providing the tools for self-sufficiency to at-risk youth?
Learn more about Catholic Family Center’s new YouthBuild program and how you can help.
Sustaining Saints of CFC was created as a way to honor Catholic Family Center’s life-saving work in the Rochester area as we embark on our next 100 years of service to our community. Sustaining Saints will honor our most loyal donors and provide a steady stream of support to our life-saving programs. Sustaining Saints commit to a three year gift of $1,000 or more per year.
Sustaining Saints pledge payments can be made monthly or annually. There are a variety of membership levels and benefits.
Catholic Family Center is grateful to recognize our Sustaining Saints:
Please contact Jessica Regan at (585) 546-7220 x7332 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to become a Sustaining Saint.
Naming opportunities are a permanent way to show your support of the mission of Catholic Family Center and to provide hope to the people we serve. All funds raised through naming opportunities support our annual fund campaign, allowing CFC to direct the gift to the area with the greatest need.
Catholic Family Center provides services to tens of thousands of our neighbors, relatives and friends in more than a dozen locations throughout our community. Opportunities to name rooms or areas are currently available at the following locations:
For a complete list of naming opportunities at each of our locations or to arrange for a personal tour, please contact Jessica Regan at (585) 546-7220 x7332 or email: email@example.com
By including Catholic Family Center in your estate plans, regardless of your income level or age, you can make a difference in our community for generations to come.
What are the most common types of planned gifts?
Along with helping to ensure the future work of Catholic Family Center, planned giving can offer many potential benefits including:
Learn more about planned giving options by talking to your financial advisor. For more information about designating a gift to Catholic Family Center, please contact: Jessica Regan at (585) 546-7220 x7332 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have an old car, boat, motor home, motorcycle, etc. taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to CFC! Making a donation is EASY! It’s as easy as filling out an online donation form or picking up the phone. If you have any questions, just call toll-free (844) 380-GIVE or (844) 380-4483 seven days a week.
Your personal Amazon purchases can also help support Catholic Family Center. Shop at smile.amazon.com and select Catholic Family Center as your charitable organization. From that point forward, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to CFC with no additional cost to you. Bring your smile to our mission!
Each year, the United Way of Rochester holds a one-day online fundraising event to benefit thousands of area non-profits. Catholic Family Center is proud to participate! ROC the Day is held in late November of each year on “Giving Tuesday”. When you ROC the Day, please consider a gift to Catholic Family Center: www.roctheday.org/catholicfamilycenter
Would you like to host an event in your home or business and donate the proceeds or a percentage of the proceeds to Catholic Family Center? We have been the lucky recipient of funds from many great events including gift gathering parties, jewelry and apparel sales, blues concerts, and more. If you have an idea, please contact Jessica Regan at (585) 546-7220 x7332 or email: email@example.com to discuss your opportunity and learn more about our guidelines and how we can support you.
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