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Friends of Strong Memorial Hospital provides services to patients, families and visitors through our volunteer programming, as well as by raising money to support initiatives designed to enhance hospital patients' health care experience.


Here are some of the ways you can help us make a difference for our patients and their families:


Become a Friends of Strong Volunteer

You can make a difference for those facing some of life's toughest moments. 

Coming together with diverse backgrounds, experiences and skill levels, our volunteers are a vital and much-appreciated part of the patient care team throughout Strong Memorial Hospital. Visit our Volunteer page to learn how you can join our dedicated team of volunteers.

Buy from the Friends of Strong Gift Shop

Whether you're welcoming a new baby, sending get well wishes, recognizing a colleague, or thanking a caregiver, our gift shop is your source for gifts, goodies and more!

patients, families and guests at Strong Memorial and Golisano Children's hospitals, and Wilmot Cancer Center.Offering a variety of items including:

  • fresh floral arrangements by Kittelberger
  • balloons and balloon bouquets
  • greeting cards
  • comfort items, such as pillows, blankets and stuffies
  • toys, games and activities for all ages
  • figurines and jewelry, handbags, and other accessories, apparel, books, activity kits, personal care items, sundries, snacks, cold refreshments and much more for 

Stop in to our brick-and-mortor store located on the first floor of Golisano Children's Hospital (1-1100), or peruse our online webstore featuring limited offerings available for free delivery directly to patients at

Click here to shop the online Strong Memorial Hospital Gift Shop.

Every purchase you make also supports a great cause! Proceeds of Gift Shop sales provide significant funding to support patient- and family-centered care initiatives throughout the hospital.

We can be reached at (585) 275-2577 during our open business hours:

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday


Frequent Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters @URMC

Friends of Strong partners with Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters to provide you with a selection of fresh, locally roasted coffee and fresh-baked delicious treats.  A portion of all Finger Lakes' Med Center sales is donated to Friends of Strong to further our mission to positively enhance the health care experience.

Med Center Coffee locations include:

  • Main Lobby Coffee Bar
    Strong Memorial Hospital Main Lobby
    7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Monday-Friday
    7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday
  • Green Elevator Coffee Bar
    7 a.m. to 11 a.m. | Monday-Friday
  • School of Medicine and Dentistry Café
    Ground Floor near the Sarah Flaum Atrium
    6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Monday-Friday

Connect with Finger Lakes on Facebook or Instagram. For questions or concerns, please contact Finger Lakes' management at (585) 273-4169.



Every day.  Every year.  Every purchase you make at the Friends of Strong Gift Shop helps support patient- and family-centered care initiatives at Strong Memorial Hospital. Since 1975, Friends of Strong has gifted more than $19 million to departments and programs throughout URMC.