Giving to Rochester Childfirst Network will advance the quality of early education and care in Western New York, through leadership, advocacy and innovative direct services to children.
There are so many ways you can be a part of a child’s future -- whether it's donating money, your time or expertise to the agency. RCN invites you to explore how you can make a difference.
Ways to Give
1. Donate by mail
Please print the attached form, complete and mail with your gift to:
Rochester Childfirst Network, 941 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620; or you may call the Development Office to contribute over the phone at (585) 473-2858.
2. Donate online
Click on the DONATE BUTTON. This will take you to a secured donation site where you can safely pay by credit card.
The Annual Children's Fund at RCN
The Children’s Fund will help the children and parents we serve. Your generous gifts will support the array of RCN programs and facilities, wherever it is needed most. You will have an active role in touching the lives of so many children within our community. Unless otherwise stated, your donation will go to the annual fund.
Please remember, you may work for a company that matches charitable gifts. This means that every dollar you give is also donated by your company so that your gift doubles.
Please contact your Human Resource department for the correct form and mail to: Rochester Childfirst Network, Development Office, 491 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620.
Honorary and Memorial Gifts
Your gift can be made to RCN in honor of a loved one, such as a birthday, anniversary or graduation. Your thoughtful gift may be dedicated to the memory of those that you love.
Both Honorary and Memorial gifts will be recognized through a mailed acknowledgement and listed in our bi-annual newsletter.
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A financial advisor will work with you and your personal tax advisor and financial representative to choose a well-suited financial vehicle that matches your wishes.
Examples of planned gifts are: Benefactor of Retirement Plan Benefits, Insurance Policies or Wills; Gifts of Securities or Assets; Charitable Lead or Remainder Trusts and Annuities.
For information on planned gifts or bequests, please contact Paul Berezney, Director of Development, by phone (585) 473-2858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support RCN By Purchasing a RCNwear Item
RCN's T-Shirts are hand silk screen printed, an array of clothing items with RCN's logo tastefully embroidered are availible in your choice of colors and are priced to sell - for your children, family members and friend.
Youth and all adult sizes: Fleece Jacket, Denim Shirt, Polo Shirt, Hoodie or Zippered Sweatshirt.
Buy A Brick Campaign
Transform a Brick into a Gift of Love. Help support our children.
Rochester Childfirst Network will honor your loved one with an engraved brick on our “Wall of Fame” at the front building entrance.
Your cost is $50.00 for a thought that will last a lifetime.
If you are interested in gifting a brick(s) please complete this form and return it with contribution to our Development or Front Office staff.
Additional forms are available in the agency foyer or the Development Office. For additional information please call Wanda or Paul @ (585) 473-2858.
Purchase RCN Children's Book and Notecards
Children’s author Marsha Hayles has written a children’s story inspired by RCN. Donna Farrel has created wonderful illustrations that are colorful and complement the story.
Title – Here’s a Cheer for Our Childfirst Day - $15.00
RCN students created colorful works of art for these blank note cards with envelopes. These children's cards can be used for holidays or any occasion. Charmingly bundled in sets of 5 with a pen - $5.00
To order, please call the Development Office at (585) 473-2858.