Every day. Every year. Every purchase you make at the Friends of Strong Gift Shop, and Baby Photography Service 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.
Friends of Strong advances the mission of Strong Memorial Hospital by providing services to patients, families and visitors; promoting the hospital in the community; and raising money to support patient care needs.
Much-needed funds are raised though proceeds from initiatives that include:
Friends of Strong Gift Shop
Whether you are welcoming a new baby, sending get well wishes, recognizing an employee or thanking a doctor, nurse, or caregiver, we are here to help!
We offer a wide variety of items including fresh floral arrangements by Kittelberger, balloons and balloon bouquets, greeting cards, comfort items, a vast array of stuffed animals, toys, games and activities, figurines, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories, apparel, books, activity kits, personal care items, sundries, snacks, cold refreshments and much more for patients, families and guests at Strong Memorial and Golisano Children's hospitals, and Wilmot Cancer Center.
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
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
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters
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
(Full Menu Available)
7:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Monday-Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday
- Green Elevator Coffee Bar
- School of Medicine and Dentistry
(Full Menu Available)
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.
MOM365 Newborn Baby Photos
Friends of Strong contracts with Baby Photos Mom 365 to provide an advanced digital portrait system for newborn babies. This means the mother is able to view the baby's first portrait on the day of birth. This also gives her the opportunity to view a proof of her newborn and order portraits from a variety of specialty priced packages. She will receive her order before she leaves the hospital.