Urgent needs

Back2School Blitz Supply Drive

School uniforms, alarm clocks, winter coats, sneakers that fit - what may seem like "small" things can be big barriers to school attendance and school engagement for children. Students in Rochester may not have basic school supplies - but they're also missing other critical things that keep them from showing up to school prepared to learn.

You can help us clear a path to success for Rochester students by providing basic items urgently needed by our students and their families. Your financial donation can directly support the purchase of items on the list below, or you may donate the items directly.

Be sure to check out Capital One Shopping when picking up supplies - it can help you find savings on your items! This is a free tool that compares prices among various retailers to ensure that you are getting the best deal possible while supporting students' urgent needs!

Financial Donation

To make a financial donation towards the purchase of urgently needed items, please click here.

Donate Items Directly

To arrange a pick up or drop off of items, please contact Rebecca Ferri at 585-563-2969 or click here to email.

Items Needed

Clothing items:

Sizes: Youth S (5/6) through Youth XL (14/16); Adult XS-XL

  • Winter Coats/Snow Pants/Knit Hats/Gloves
  • Children's Underwear
  • Boots/Sneakers
  • Uniform Pants (khaki, navy, black)
  • Long and Short-Sleeved Polo Shirts (light blue, navy blue, white)

Non-clothing items:

  • Detergent
  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • Deodorant, lotion, chapstick/vaseline
  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner
  • Hair brushes
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Towels, washcloths
  • Phone chargers, headphones, Cricket minute gift-cards
  • Alarm clocks
  • Backpacks, lunch bags, water bottles

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There's no better time to make a gift. Thanks to a generous gift from the Sands Family Supporting Foundation, your gift will be matched $1.50 for every dollar you donate!

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