A Little Bit About Us

CLICK LINK FOR SERVICE APPLICATION

All requests for service must be submitted by a community professional (referral resource) working with a student / child / family. Click on the link below to access a simple form. 
We look forward to working with you!

PLEASE NOTE - CHRISTMAS NEEDS SHOULD BE 
REFERRED BY YOUR SCHOOL COUNSELOR 

Email us at fotc1993@gmail.com if you would like to become a sponsor for the 

AS OF NOVEMBER 14, 

THE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL. 

WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE ANY OTHER FAMILIES THIS YEAR. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL CHURCH, LIVINGSTON COUNTY CATHOLIC CHARITIES, OR DSS FOR OTHER RESOURCES IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

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. "

Working directly with professional help providers, FOTC has become a tool in the toolbox of school social workers, case managers, and community programs. We provide the means to support funding for field trips, clubs, school supplies, warm coats and boots, uniforms, camp scholarships and needs, and many other types of special requests. We are the only program in the County to provide new beds and cribs. 

If you are a parent with a child that has a need, please speak to your school counselor, or social worker to find out more.
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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.

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NEW!
 
FOCUS ON THE CHILDREN 
is partnering with local schools this year to serve children in your community for Christmas.

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Thank you to the Cal-Mum Council of Churches and all the supporters (and racers) for a successful Duck Derby. 

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Unfortunately, FOTC has found it necessary to cancel the annual 
Holiday Craft Show.
                                               
Board Member Updates:

NEW MEMBERS
We welcome Sandy Braun, Sarah Pieri, Tina Little, Tom Wiggins, and Charlene Sayers to the BOD. Please follow this link to learn more: WELCOME SANDY, SARAH, TINA, TOM, and CHAR!!
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As she leaves the BOD, FOTC would like to extend our appreciation to EA (Beth) Sears for her many years of contribution to the agency. Her professional leadership, combined with her compassion for area children, helped us to continue to serve the needs of our young neighbors.
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December 2016:
Interested in making a donation or providing in-kind contributions? Check out our 
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Many Thanks to our sponsors for a VERY successful 2016 Christmas Program 340 children received gifts!
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November 26:
Nearly 900 shoppers visited the 2016 Holiday Craft Show! Thanks to ALL!!!
August 13:
Cal-Mum Council of Churches hosted 5th Annual Duck Derby benefiting FOTC
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!