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Every day.  Every year.  Every purchase you make at the Friends of Strong Gift Shop, Specialty Shop and Baby Photography Service helps support patient- and family-centered care initiatives at UR Medicine's Strong Memorial Hospital.  Since 1975, Friends of Strong has given more that $14 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, balloons/balloon bouquets, greeting cards, a vast array of stuffed animals, toys/activities, figurines, jewelry, handbags, and other accessories, apparel, books/magazines, personal care items, sundries, snacks, cold refreshments and much more!

Our Friends of Strong Gift Shop sales provide significant funding to support the Friends of Strong mission which benefits patients, families, and visitors.

We can be reached at (585) 275-2577.

Gift Shop Hours:
Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday  10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday  12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friends of Strong Gift Shop Closes for Two-Day Upgrade

Beginning 5 p.m. Friday, April 7 the Friends of Strong Gift and Specialty Shops will close in order to undergo a merger which will include expanding the Gift Shop’s offerings in such areas as baby gifts, plush animals, greeting cards and cancer support items. The newly expanded Gift Shop will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 10.

While the bringing the two shops together will build upon and expand existing offerings in a number of popular areas, the shop will discontinue its wig sales and services—focusing instead on an expanded selection of its remaining cancer support and gift items.

Friends of Strong will provide those looking for wig services with contact information for the American Cancer Society, which maintains a database of approved vendors and services, as well as other cancer support programs which patients and families may be able to receive. For more information about the American Cancer Society’s approved resources for cancer patients, please visit tlcdirect.org, cancer.org, or call (800) 227-2345.

Friends of Strong thanks you for your continued support and reminds you that all proceeds from operation of the Gift Shop benefit patient- and family-centered care.

Baby Photos

Photo of newbornFriends 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.

Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters

Friends of Strong works with local company Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters to provide you with the freshest coffee selections as well as delicious treats.  A percentage of all sales at Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters is given back to Friends of Strong to help further our mission and provide the best care for patients, visitors, and hospital staff.

Coffee locations are in the Main Lobby, near the Green Elevators on the first floor (ATM stand), and in the Flaum Atrium (MRB stand).  Connect with them on Facebook or call the managers at (585) 273-4169.

Hours are:
Main Lobby:  Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., Weekends 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
ATM Stand:  Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
MRB Stand:  Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.