Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: September 10, 2015

Your Guide to Charities in and around Rochester, NY                     

The Wishbook lists Items Needed and Volunteers Needed by more than 200 Rochester-area charitable agencies.

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.

NO JUNK, 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. Erica Bryant's May 30 column and August 1 follow-up in the Rochester D&C point out the cost (in dollars and time) to charities when they receive "trash" donations. When in doubt, please contact the charity!

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This Week's Featured Charities

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Family Service Communities

Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf

Click on charity name for details.



CP Rochester has added a special
Back-to-School Wish List 

to their listing. 

The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services
 is looking for two walk-behind gasoline-powered lawn mowers, self-propelled, for use at two of their facilities. 
Please contact Tracy Dalykas at 
585-987-9500 x2312.



Agencies Needing


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Also needed



Hill Haven needs BIBLES of any type, especially large-print.
 Also needed: volunteers at visitor doors to greet visitors and answer questions. Please contact Kathy VanAcker at 585-922-2325 or Kathy.VanAcker@rochesterregional.org

Purple Pony Theraputic Horsemanship is seeking volunteers to be leaders and sidewalkers for their Therapeutic Horsemanship Fall lesson session,
Friday September 11 until Tuesday November 3, from 4 pm to 7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Purple Pony, located at the Double G Ranch in Bergen, provides equine opportunities to people with disabilities or diverse needs. 
For more information, contact Gail Ehmann at gail.ehmann@gmail.com or 585-721-9080.  More info at purplepony.org, under the Volunteer tab.


2014-2015 Wishbook
Print Edition

FREE copies: For a single copy, or multiple copies for your group, send an email with your mailing address to wishbook@rochester.rr.com

MP Media supports local charities by producing the printed Wishbook and publishing periodic articles that spotlight the agencies. 



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.


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. 


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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
© 2015 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

Wishbook Coordinator Nona Maurer 
Website Coordinator Jim Maurer

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