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Friends of Strong Reopens Hospital Gift Shop

Friends of Strong Reopens Hospital Gift Shop

Three months after COVID-19 precautions temporarily paused its operations, the Friends of Strong Gift Shop is reopening its doors — and online store. Patrons can still count on a diverse in-store selection of gifts, toys, flowers, greeting cards, books, snacks and beverages. 

Showing Our Appreciation for Front Line Staff via New Coffee Initiative

Showing Our Appreciation for Front Line Staff via New Coffee Initiative

Friends of Strong launches initiative to provide complimentary coffee to front line staff during the month of June—chipping in $1,000 of seed funding to begin rolling deliveries of the much-appreciated refreshment to units and teams.

Advantage Federal Credit Union Gives Back for Patient Care

Advantage Federal Credit Union Gives Back for Patient Care

Advantage Federal Credit Union recently stopped by with a $2,500 check for Friends of Strong. Thanks to the Friends of Strong Debit Card, which is offered to credit union members, a small fraction of every transaction adds up to another contribution toward our patient care initiatives.

Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need

Share the Warmth: A Coat Drive for Patients in Need

Help us provide a warm coat to patients in need. In anticipation of the cold Rochester winter that lies ahead, as well as great success last year, Friends of Strong is again teaming up with the Emergency Department to host a winter coat drive for adult male patients awaiting discharge. Many women’s coats are on-hand from last year’s drive—although men’s coats remain an urgent need.

Friends of Strong, URMC Recognized for Unparalleled Support of Red Cross Blood Drives

Friends of Strong, URMC Recognized for Unparalleled Support of Red Cross Blood Drives

Since 2006, Friends of Strong has sponsored 433 blood drives at various URMC facilities in our region, allowing the American Red Cross to collect 23,972 red blood units and help more than 72,000 local patients. As a result of their long-standing commitment and sponsorship, FOS and URMC have been named recipients of the 2019 Samuel J. Stabins Blood Services Award. 

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