Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: January 21, 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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  • JANUARY 2017 WISH of the MONTH:

    Computers, iPads, and Tablets

  • Did you recently get a new desktop, laptop, iPad, or tablet?

  • Does your old device still work OK?

  • You COULD store it in a closet until it becomes obsolete,

  • OR you could give it to a local charity that can use it RIGHT NOW!

Use the link below to see a list of local charities
 looking for Computers, iPads, and Tablets

Link to List     

FEATURED CHARITIES in weekly POST Newspapers (January 12 issue)

G.R.A.S.P., Inc.

Irondequoit Community Cupboard

Click on charity name for detailed information.


Urban League of Rochester needs volunteer mentors over the age of 21 to work with at-risk youth in your community. A one-year commitment is required in order to participate in this rewarding program!
Contact Haley Catalano at 325-6530 x3035 or hcatalano@ulr.org 
OR follow this link more information.


St. Joseph's House of Hospitality needs help to staff the night shelter (now through April 15). 
Will train. 
Call Jasmin at 585-353-9882.

Gathering Place of Purpose is still looking for a donated commercial building or real estate.
Contact Sonja Green at  585-532-0201 or sonjaatkins97@gmail.com

Dimitri House needs volunteers to help them with their  food cupboard, hot lunch program, emergency shelter, and affordable safe housing programs585-325-1541 or Ljprizel@dimitri-house.org.


Job Opening

Daystar for Medically Fragile Children seeks a dynamic leader to join its team as Special Events & Marketing Coordinator to make some of the most memorable charitable events happen in town, and help grow and deepen Daystar's network of dedicated champions for children.

For information: 


  • The 2016-2017 Printed Wishbook

    Find copies at free-literature racks at grocery stores, family restaurants, and other local shopping sites. as well as Mallboards at EastviewMarketplace, &,Greece Ridge malls. Most local library branches also have copies. 

    If you cannot find 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).


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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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