Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: July 3, 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! Erica Bryant's May 30 column in the Rochester D&C points out the cost (in dollars and time) to charities when they receive "trash" donations.  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. When in doubt, contact the charity.

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From a message by Open Door Mission

During the summer, donations drop off as temperatures and the need for help rise.
Men, women and children in need can’t wait until gifts start rolling in during the holidays.

Here's hoping you’ll help Celebrate Christmas in July by donating to Open Door Mission or the charity of your choice.

See ODM's page for the complete message.

Volunteers Needed 7/18

Ontario ARC needs volunteers to help at Free Wheel'n, an event to teach kids with developmental disabilities to ride bikes without training wheels: Saturday, July 18, from 11 am to 1 pm at Dryer Road Park in Victor.

If you can help, please contact Donna Auria at Ontario ARC
nfo at www.ontarioarc.org.


Agencies looking for 
School Supplies 

Link to List


Play one or more of the area's premier golf courses to benefit a local charity:

Visiting Nurse Service July 6  Midvale CC
Dimitri House July 9 Victor Hills
Breast Cancer Coalition  July 27 Brook-Lea CC
Journey Home August 10 Ridgemont CC
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Ctr August 15 Shadow Pines


Courses in BLUE are private clubs, not normally open to the public.

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. 


This Week's Featured Charities

in POST newspapers dated

Oregon Leopold Child Care Center

Journey Home, Inc.

Click on charity name for details. 


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
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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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