Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: May 22, 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.

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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Provides support and resettlement for targeted Afghan and Iraqi translators and support personnel for the U.S. military or NATO.

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MP Media produces the printed Wishbook and publishes periodic articles that spotlight the agencies. 

 May WISH of the MONTH

Agencies looking for


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Note: If you don’t drive and have Wish List items to donate, we may be able to help with light loads (up to 25-30 lbs) that will fit in a standard-size vehicle.

You choose the charity from the listings, email or call their contact person to be sure the items are still needed, then email us at wishbook@rochester.rr.com with details.

VOLUNTEERS help by delivering large Items from Donors to Charities.
Thanks to our new volunteer in the Penfield area. If you own a large vehicle (cargo van, pickup or full-size truck) and can help on an “as needed” basis, (once or twice a month) please send an email to Nona Maurer at wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

2014-2015 Wishbook
Print Edition

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


This Week's Featured Charities
in POST newspapers dated

St. Vincent DePaul Society

YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

Click on charity name for details. 

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)  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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