Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: October 31, 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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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS 25 x 25 CAMPAIGN

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester has 25 friends who each have pledged to obtain 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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IS YOUR BUSINESS INTERESTED IN A HOLIDAY GROUP PROJECT?
CP Rochester 
has a Holiday Santa Children’s Program:
A business would have a Christmas tree in their lobby. CP Rochester provides paper ornaments, each with the name of a preschooler along with a wish list for a small ($5 range) gift idea. If interested in hosting the project this year, please contact Tina Bennett at 585-334-6000 x1321 or tbennett@cprochester.org. See CP Rochester page.

GOT EMPTY BINDERS TO DONATE? 

A recent offer of binders was delivered to the first charity to respond: however, 9 MORE AGENCIES said they could use clean, empty binders.

LINK TO LIST

 

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

 

Wish of the Month
for OCTOBER

 Charities requesting

Winter Clothing for Clients in Need   

Link to List




This Week's
Featured Charities

in POST newspapers dated 10/3014:

Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf

Craft Bits & Pieces' Donation Station 

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

The NEW 2014-15 Printed Wishbook is now available.

Look for it at free-literature racks in the Rochester area, from mall boards at Greece Ridge and Marketplace Malls, and soon from 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 DOWLOADABLE 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.

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© 2014 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

Wishbook Coordinator Nona Maurer 
Website Coordinator Jim Maurer

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