Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: February 19, 2017

Your Guide to Charities in and around Rochester, NY                    

The Wishbook provides a central source for Rochester charities to list their Items Needed and Volunteer Needs, as well as Special Events that help the agencies raise funds.

Use the listings to find a charity that needs your donated item or volunteer skill. Follow the link to the agency's page, and call or email the agency to arrange for delivery or pickup of a listed item, or for details on volunteering.

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  • FEBRUARY 2017

    WISH of the MONTH:

    - Furniture & Carpeting
    - Office Furniture

for a list of local charities who need your 
used or replaced furniture or carpeting that is still in good, usable condition.

Additional Donation Note: Some agencies report that they have received donations of partially-used containers of personal care/hygiene items.

Please be sure that all personal care items and toiletries, as well as cleaning supplies, are NEW and unopened. Thank you!

FEATURED CHARITIES in weekly POST Newspapers (February 16 issue)

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua.

SewGreen @ Rochester

Click on charity name for detailed information.

Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers.
Drivers deliver meals and smiles to folks who are alone most of the time. Convenient routes available.

To volunteer, please contact Holly Beaston at
585-274-4253 or e
mail hbeaston@vnsnet.com.
Meals on Wheels is listed UR 
Medicine Home Care
 (formerly Visiting Nurse Service. Current website: www.VNSnet.com.

It's Not Just About Money
The primary purpose of the Wishbook is to provide charities with donated ITEMS and volunteers they need.

Of course, every agency welcomes monetary gifts, and some include them in their Wish List; however, it takes just a little time & effort to donate those still-useful ITEMS when you are decluttering, downsizing, or reorganizing.

Thanks for donating your items to a local agency, and keeping good items out of the landfill.




You may have many items that could be used by the less fortunate in our community.

Replacing an item with a newer purchase? Instead of adding to the clutter in your closet, basement, or attic consider donating the old item to a charity that can use it now! 

Do you have clothing in your closet that is still good, but no longer fits your needs? It could give someone an outfit to wear for a job interview, or help keep a person warm this winter.


Congratulations to Mary Erturk

Daystar congratulates Mary Erturk, RN, on her selection as a Rochester Business Journal 2017 Health Care Achievement Awardee for her years of dedicated service to Daystar’s children and families.
As former Executive Director, Mary established Daystar’s Pediatric Nursing Program and her visionary leadership helped earn Daystar a Best Practices Program Award from NYS Office of Children and Family Services.
Mary is an exemplary steward of Daystar’s mission and continues to serve as a dedicated classroom volunteer.

The RBJ 2017 Health Care Achievement Awards Luncheon will be held on 
Friday, March 24, 2017 
Hyatt Regency Rochester 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm 
For tickets or more information, visit RBJ.com
  • The 2016-2017 Printed Wishbook

    Find copies at free-literature racks around town.
    ocal library branches also have copies. 

    If you would like a copy, or need copies for your groupplease send an email with address & quantity to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

    THANKS to sponsors of the printed version:
    MP Media 
    and Ronald McDonald House.

    MP Media has supported local charities for many years by printing the Wishbook and publishing periodic articles that help the agencies.
     Ronald McDonald House is a repeat sponsor.

Thanks to all who have donated items or volunteered their time to help a local charity.
... If you have something to donate, and cannot make a connection using this site, contact us at wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

Note: The Wishbook does not accept donations or keep an inventory of items.
Please use the information you find here to make arrangements directly with the agency.


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Please Recycle
For items that cannot be donated, see Monroe County's Residential Recycling Guidelines.

Most Monroe County residential waste items, including computers & other electronics, are accepted for recycling at Ecopark, 10 Avion Drive (off Paul Road), during their regular hoursThere is no fee for disposing of these items and no appointment is necessary.
For more information including hours of operation, directions, and a list of materials accepted, visit www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark or call 585-753-7600 (option #3).


Website construction and service by andrewm@rochester.rr.com
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The Community Wishbook is a service of
Helping Community Charities,
incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization
June 20, 2000, in Rochester, NY.

About the Wishbook

Please send comments, suggestions, corrections, etc. to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

All material on this website
© 2016 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

Wishbook Coordinator Nona Maurer 
Website Coordinator Jim Maurer

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