Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: September 1, 2016

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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About the Wishbook
Contact Us
Info for Agencies

Charities looking for volunteers for

Maintenance, Repair, Painting,
and Skilled Trades

Link to List

This Week's Featured Charities

in POST newspapers dated August 18, 2016.

Community Food Cupboard of Rochester

Alzheimer's Association

Click  on the Charity Name for more information.

Will Your Listing Be Dropped?
  • Thanks to all of the agencies who have sent a return email for the annual information review. We are using your input to put together copy for the printer.

  • FOR OTHERS, WE HATE TO LOSE YOU, but we do not want to publish outdated information. If you have not responded to our August 7 email or the follow-up USPS mailing August 17, we will not be able to include you in the printed Wishbook OR continue your listing on this website. Each year, we lose a few agencies who have not responded.

  • Again, charities that do NOT confirm ("OK AS IS") or update (please just list the changes -- it's not necessary or helpful to reprint your entire listing)
    5 pm Thursday, AUGUST 25 will be dropped from the print version AND the website.

  • Send your input to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

    Thanks for your help!


Still time to play for charity in some of the area's GREAT Golf Courses and help a local charity. Here's a Sample:

Monday, 8/29 for Easter Seals at Midvale CC.
Monday, 9/19: Volunteers of America at Irondequoit CC.
Monday, 9/19: Solace Haven at Webster East GC.


PLUS Notre Dame Learning Center's Golf Ball Drop. $1,000 first place at Deerfield CC on Monday, 9/9.

See the Special Events Calendar for details on these and other fundraising events for local charities.

Thanks to sponsors of the printed version: 
Ronald McDonald House and Van Bortel Motors
MP Media has supported local charities for many years by printing the Wishbook and publishing periodic articles that spotlight the agencies. 

Where Can I Find the Printed Wishbook?

 WISHBOOKS were printed in October 2015. The website is updated every few days, and is a better source if you need current information.
If you need a copy of the printed book (or multiple copies for your group), just send an email with your name and address to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

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).


Website construction and service by andrewm@rochester.rr.com
Highly recommended!

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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