Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: November 30, 2015

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 Neeeds, 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.

GOOD QUALITY ITEMS ONLY, PLEASE! Donated items should be clean, usable, and in good condition, with no missing pieces or pages (puzzles, games, books, etc.). Clothing should be clean, and not torn or stained. It costs the charities time and money to deal with "trash" donations. When in doubt, please contact the charity!

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Angels of Mercy, Inc.

Over the last few weeks our Butterfly Boutique has served an unprecedented amount of clients. We are asking your help with the donation of gently used clesn clothing,
We are especially in need of plus sizes.
See our listing for items needed.
Donations can be dropped off at 692 N. Winton Road
Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 2:30 pm



It's Not Just About the Money 

The primary purpose of the Wishbook is to provide charities with donated ITEMS (and volunteers) they need.
Your "clutter" may consist of many items that could be used by the less fortunate in our community. 

it takes a little time & effort to donate those still-useful ITEMS directly to a charity that can use them NOW, but it can be more rewarding.to see those eyes light up/

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

This Week's Featured Charities

in POST newspapers dated November 26, 2015.

Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County

Partners in Caring-Respite Program c/o Lifespan

Click  on Charoity Name fpr more information.


Agencies Needing


Link to List

2015-2016 Wishbook
Print Edition

Available NOW!

Welcome to new sponsors Ronald McDonald House and Van Bortel Motors. 
MP Media has supported local charities for many years by producing the printed Wishbook and publishing periodic articles that spotlight the agencies.



Where Can I Find the New Wishbook?


  • Free-literature racks at local family restaurants, pizza shops. etc.*

  • Mall Boards: 
    - Greece Ridge Mall (near Critics and Chase Bank)
    - Marketplace Mall (near Friendly's in JCPenny wing).

  • Local library branches. (May not be stocked at all branches.)

  • If all else fails, we will be glad to send you a free copy (or multiple copies for your group.) Just send an email with your name and address to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

*Thanks to Northside Distribution, Inc. for their special consideration in distributing the Wishbook.

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 hours.
There 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)  NOTE: Hours have changed for 2015. Visit the listed website or call for new hours of operation. 


Website construction and service by andrewm@rochester.rr.com
Highly recommended!

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
© 2015 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

Wishbook Coordinator Nona Maurer 
Website Coordinator Jim Maurer

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