Skip to main content

Holy Childhood News


The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on the American workforce, to say the least. It has presented a lot of challenges, along with some opportunities related to how people work.

Advocates for people with disabilities say there have been changes…


National Pie day came to Rochester Sunday. Special Touch Bakery hosted a National Pie Day celebration at Iron Smoke Distillery.

The event was hosted from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and featured Special Touch Bakery`s Iron Smoke Bourbon Pecan Pie and…

Rochester, N.Y. (WHEC) — Holy Childhood held its 58th annual Christmas Parade Thursday and they were joined by a lot of special guests!

Rochester, Henrietta, and Gates fire crews led the parade.

Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and even the Grinch…

Rochester, N.Y. - Channel 13 WHAM

Easy as pie - if you ordered from the Special Touch Bakery.

Tuesday was pie pickup day at Holy Childhood's bakery on Mount Read Boulevard.

Special Touch Bakery provides training and employment opportunities for people…

Rochester, N.Y. - Channel 13 WHAM

There's something different now about a couple of Wegmans' pies.

You'll find the same buttery crust and familiar cherry pie filling, but what sets apart these pies are the hands that make them.

"It’s truly amazing we are…

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Looking for something unique for your Thanksgiving dessert table? 

Here are 13 selections that include pies as well as other goodies. 

This year I have included several home-based bakeries who have home processor…

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Spectrum News 1

Holy Childhood’s Special Touch Bakery and its team of bakers are super busy filling all kinds of holiday pie orders.

Special Touch Bakery has 25 different flavored pies to choose from for your holiday table. Pie…

Catch up on the latest news at Holy Childhood with our October newsletter.

Catch up on the latest news at Holy Childhood with our September newsletter.

Rochester, N.Y. - Channel 13 WHAM

Advocates and caregivers for individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities are sounding the alarm about difficulties when it comes to staffing direct support professionals.

These workers help individuals…

Catch up on the latest news at Holy Childhood with our June newsletter.


Sager Beer Works is at it again, this time working for Holy Childhood for another collaborative fundraiser beer.

The limited release is called “Inspiration IPA.” A portion of each sale goes to Holy Childhood, a “non-profit,…

Catch up on the latest news at Holy Childhood with our May newsletter.


We have all used Zoom more than we could have ever imagined this year between meetings, family gatherings and even classes. Ashford Dance Company used Zoom to keep its inclusive program dancing through the pandemic.

"So Zoom has been a…

Rochester, N.Y. — Channel 13 WHAM

Our bright spot shines on the screen-free train.

Our friends at Holy Childhood recently teamed up for a colorful creation.

They made posters showing fun activities they love - without using a screen.

This includes…

Rochester, N.Y. | Spectrum News

Nonprofits continue to find creative ways to hold fundraisers during this pandemic. That includes Holy Childhood and its annual Wegmans Wine at Center Ice event. It will be “to-go” this year.

The culinary…

Catch up on the latest news at Holy Childhood with our March newsletter.

Rochester, N.Y. | WXXI NEWS

Sky Amish goes to school at a community classroom at the Genesee Valley Regional Market in Henrietta.

Since August, Amish, who is 18, and most of the other 100-plus students enrolled at Holy Childhood have been attending in-person…

Catch up on the latest news at Holy Childhood with our January newsletter.

Rochester, N.Y. | Spectrum News

A Thanksgiving tradition for so many families is a pie made at Special Touch Bakery.

Tuesday is pie pickup day, one of the busiest days of the year at both the bakery on Mt. Read Boulevard in Rochester and the Holy Childhood School…


It's holiday pie pickup day at Special Touch Bakery. The annual Thanksgiving tradition was re-imagined this year.

At both Holy Childhood and Special Touch Bakery pies were pre-ordered and pre-paid. Customers are picking them up at…

Rochester, N.Y. | Spectrum News

Part of the Thanksgiving holiday tradition for many families is slicing into a fresh baked pie made at Holy Childhood’s Special Touch Bakery on Mt. Read Boulevard in Rochester.

Special Touch bakers are hard at work mixing, baking…

Henrietta, N.Y. — Channel 13 WHAM 

Our bright spot Tuesday shines on Megan Mihevic, respite manager at School of the Holy Childhood.

She's been using video chats to keep in touch with students. They've been completing coloring projects and discussing what school…

Rochester, N.Y. — Channel 13 WHAM

Our bright spot Monday shines on a sweet sensation - for others.

The folks at Donuts Delite recently teamed up with Special Touch Bakery for a delicious treat based on the bakery's bumbleberry pie recipe.

They turned…