Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: April 25, 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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WISH of the Month - April 2017

Agencies looking for volunteers to help with    Gardening and Landscaping work, 

Agencies needing donations of
Outdoor Furniture

Use THIS LINK to see the article.

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 (dated April 20)

Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf


Click on the charity name for detailed information.

Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc. is soliciting donors to place ads or personal messages on placemats that will be used at their Ham Dinner on April 30. Your contribution of $25 or more entitles you to place an ad, business card or other greeting on their dinner placemats. For details, see the April 30 listing on the Wishbook Special Events Calendar.

Public Service Announcement
Part-time CENSUS JOBS available
Rochester Area Field Representative

Compensation $12.53 per hour plus mileage reimbursement $0.53 per mile.

More info: 




Email: New.York.Recruit@Census.gov

Email please include: Full name, e‐mail, ZIP code, and your phone number with area code in this format: (xxx‐xxx‐xxxx).

Special Need:

Heart Walk Needs 100 Volunteers
The annual Heart Walk & Run is fast approaching and we are in need of approximately 100 or more volunteers.   Assignments vary from set-up and clean-up to registration and food/beverage tent assistance.

Shifts available Friday 4/21 between 3:00pm - 8:00pm and Saturday 4/22 from 5:00am - 2:00pm

Key Volunteers Needed willing to lead specific areas and volunteers on April 22nd.

Please contact Colleen.Begner@heart.org to sign up today! Or rochesterheartwalkrun.org and click the Volunteer Information link to download form,



  • 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).


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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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