Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: November 23, 2014

Your Guide to Charities in and around Rochester, NY

                          ... linking item donors and volunteers to local nonprofit agencies

The Wishbook features Wish Lists of Items Needed and Volunteers Needed by more than 175 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.

Donated items should be clean, useable, and in good condition, with no missing pieces or pages (puzzles, games, books, etc.). Clothing should be clean, and not torn or stained. When in doubt, contact the charity.

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Info for Agencies

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SENECA PARK ZOO NEEDS VOLUNTEERS.
It's Happening at the Zoo! Please contact:
Elizabeth Roach, Volunteer Coordinator
Seneca Park Zoo Society
2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester NY 14621
585-295-7354 or  ERoach@senecazoo.org

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SPECIAL NEED FOR WINTER CLOTHES - Link to Article

    Special Need     
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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 
25 x 25 CAMPAIGN

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester. 25 friends each solicit 25 gifts of $25 each. You can help them keep up their good work and put more children on the path to success. For details see the BBBS listing.

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Special Need     Special Need

 

 

Choose a Charity to 
HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS

GREAT FOR GROUP PROJECTS:

Agencies asking for volunteers to help with cleaning, painting, small repairs, etc.

LINK TO LIST


GOT EMPTY BINDERS TO DONATE? 

LINK TO LIST 

November Wish of the Month

 Charities requesting

Gifts, Decorations, Greeting Cards, and Holiday Items  

Link to List




This Week's
Featured Charities

in POST newspapers dated 11/20/14:

Shepherd Home

Lollypop Farm

2014-2015 Printed Version of the Wishbook

 Made possible by

MESSENGER POST MEDIA

Thanks to MP MEDIA, producers of POST Newpapers,
for supporting local charities by publishing the annual print version of the Wishbook, as well as periodic articles
in POST Newspapers that spotlight local agencies.
 


Link to MPNnow


HERE NOW!

 

The NEW 2014-15 
Wishbook

Look for the NEW Printed Wishbook in free-literature racks at Rochester-area places of business. They are also stocked in mall boards at Greece Ridge and Marketplace Malls, and in many local library branches.


For single copies – or multiple copies for your group – you can also send an email with your mailing address to  wishbook@rochester.rr.com.



 Print Version is also available as a PDF File.
LINK to PDF

Thanks to all who have donated items or volunteered their time to help a local charity. Please ... 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)

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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
 
© 2014 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

Wishbook Coordinator Nona Maurer 
Website Coordinator Jim Maurer

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