Discovering each child's lifelong potential

Ways to Give

The spirit of giving in our community and the generosity of many friends help Mary Cariola provide exceptional services to chldren with special needs.

Your gift - large or small  -  will help hundreds of children with disabilities reach their full potential.

There are many ways to Give

Undesignated Gifts

These charitable gifts are directed to our Agency Endowment. Administrative and fund-raising costs are only 8 percent of the overall Agency budget, far below charity averages. This income helps supplement staff salaries and benefits since it can be a challenge for a school like ours to offer competitive compensation. Teachers, therapists and aides are key to our kids’ success—without them, we wouldn’t be what we are today.

Other Giving Opportunities 

  • Funding a special project or piece of equipment ,call Mary Ellen (Mel) Carpino at 271-0761 Ext. 1633 for options)
  • Include Mary Cariola in your will
  • Gifts of stock have many advantages
  • Name Mary Cariola as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy

Additional Ways to Donate 

  • New toys for children at holiday time 
  • CDs and musical instruments for therapy 
  • Art supplies for classrooms 
  • Books 
  • DVDs 
  • Assist a Cariola family in your community

There are many giving options available. Please contact Mary Ellen (Mel) Carpino, Director of Agency Advancement, at 585-271-2897, ext. 1633 or send an email to to learn more.


Quick Facts

Mary Cariola Children’s Center is a special place in Rochester, NY, that serves children and youth with multiple, complex disabilities; public and private schools aren’t able to accommodate these children. Here are some facts at a glance.