Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: March 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 Neeeds, 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

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Link to List

This Week's Featured Charity

in POST newspapers dated February 4, 2016.

Rochester Family Mission

Click  on Charity Name for more information.

• Lots of Volunteer Ops. here.
• Become Part of a Service to Others.
• You WILL Meet Some Great People;
   Better Yet., THEIR lives (clients AND  coworkers) will be influenced because they met YOU!

(It's NOT Just About the Money)

The primary purpose of the Wishbook is to provide charities with donated ITEMS (and volunteers – see above) they need.

Your "clutter" may consist of many items that could be used by the less fortunate in our community. 

it takes a little time & effort to donate those still-useful ITEMS directly to a charity that can use them NOW, but it can be more rewarding to see those eyes light up.

Thanks for donating your items to a local agency, and for keeping good items out of the landfill.


2015-2016 Wishbook
Print Edition

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. Information on this website is updated to the current day.
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 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
© 2016 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

Wishbook Coordinator Nona Maurer 
Website Coordinator Jim Maurer

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