Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: July 24, 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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Charities looking for

School and Classroom Supplies

Link to List

This Week's Featured Charities

in POST newspapers dated July 21, 2016.

Willow Domestic Violence Center

Brighton Food Cupboard

Click  on the Charity Name for more information.


Play some of the area's GREAT Golf Courses and help a local charity. Here's a Sample:

Monday, 7/25 for Catholic Charities at Irondequoit CC.
Monday, 7/25 for Breast Cancer Coalition at Brook-Lea.
Monday, 8/1 for Daystar at Bristol Harbour Resort.
Wed., 8/3 for CP Rochester at Seneca Falls CC.
Friday, 8/5 for Teresa House Geneseo at Farview GC.
Monday, 8/8 for Journey Home at Ridgemont CC.
Monday, 8/13 for Catholic Family Ctr at 
Irondequoit CC.
Monday, 8/29 for Easter Seals at Midvale CC.
Monday, 9/19 for Volunteers of America at Irondequoit CC.

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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