A Little Bit About Us

2016 Holiday Craft Show and Sale / November 26

NOVEMBER 26, 2016
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and a downloadable vendor application!

Beginning, June 1st, Focus on the Children is announcing a new model of service delivery. Over the next weeks, we will be transitioning to a volunteer based service, and will continue to provide for the needs and opportunities of children in our area. We are excited about these changes and we hope to make a greater impact on the lives of children in your neighborhood!

Serving Children in Livingston County Since 1993

Focus on the Children was founded in 1993 by Robert B  Jones, former CEO of Jones Chemicals, Inc. with the assistance of Merl Galusha, then Pastor of the United Presbyterian Stone Church of Caledonia.

The agency follows the same mission today as set forth by Mr. Jones in 1993:

"...to serve the needs of children in Livingston County, NY that cannot be met by any other agency or program. "

Nestled in the midst of the beautiful rural landscape of Livingston County, our work stretches far and wide throughout the farming communities from Caledonia (Mumford and Wheatland) to the southern most tip of the County in Wayland (Cohocton).

In addition to assistance with bills and services, Focus on the Children also extends an invitation to families to participate in our Back-to-School and Christmas Programs. These invitations are by referral from local school districts in Livingston County.
Feel free to contact us (585-538-4366 / fotc1993@gmail.com) if your group is interested in having a member of 
Focus on the Children present to your members about ways we can partner to serve families in your community.


May 18:
FOTC received $4000 from Excellus BCBS Community Health Awards. Funds will be used to purchase new beds and cribs for children in Livingston County.
Click HERE to view more.
May 17:
Students from Cal-Mum Schools arrived to work on a little curb appeal on our offices. Thanks to United Way Day of Caring!
April 30:
Focus on the Children hosted members of the Genesee Valley Presbytery for the 2016 Mission Day for Triple Play. Contact our office for more information.
March 15:
Focus on the Children hosted: "End Child Sexual Abuse" presentation on March 15 - click here to find out more:  
December 5:
Saturday, Dec. 5
12-3pm, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Santa in the historic Wadsworth Homestead of Geneseo. 
Reservations: 585-764-9005
November 28:
Our first ever Holiday Craft Show was a big success due to the wonderful turnout of shoppers and vendors. Thanks again to all who helped organize and our great sponsors. Click HERE for more info on the show and how to sign up for next year.
November 28:
Many thanks to our sponsors for the 
Holiday Craft Show! We will have a complete sponsor listing at the show and in our Winter newsletter 
Pictured here, Dr. Larry Schweichler and Eliza Sherwood of Caledonia

Oct. 9, 2015 - FOTC was presented with hundreds and hundreds of new socks and underwear - collected by Little Helpers of the Rochester area. Follow Little Helpers on Facebook.
Elizabeth Sherwood, President of FOTC receives "Woman of Distinction" honor, presented by Sen. Patrick Gallivan

In May, 2015, Elizabeth (Betsy) Sherwood traveled to Albany to be presented with the Woman of Distinction honor, sponsored by the New York Senate. Betsy accepted the nomination from Sen. Patrick Gallivan for her work in the community and as President of Focus on the Children. The nomination was proposed by long-time friend to Betsy and FOTC, Martha Keenan. 


Much appreciation goes to the Cal-Mum Council of Churches for another successful Rubber Ducky Derby, benefitting FOTC Back-to-School Program!