Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: June 1, 2017

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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SPECIAL NEED:   Volunteer Instructors for AARP’s Smart Driver™ Course
AARP Driver Safety is seeking volunteer instructors for AARP’s Smart Driver™ classroom course to help older drivers stay safe on the road. Interested volunteers should be available to instruct at least three 6-hour courses per year – days or evenings – to fit your schedule. AARP membership is not required and training is primarily done on your home computer at your pace. Sign up online today at www.aarp.org/volunteernow.
All AARP Driver Safety volunteer positions are unpaid. However, volunteers are reimbursed for approved, program related, out-of-pocket expenses, such as mileage, parking, and long-distance telephone calls. 

THIS WEEK's FEATURED CHARITIES in weekly POST Newspapers dated 5/25/17:
     • Daystar for Medically Fragile Children, Inc.    
    • Rochester Education Foundation
       Click on charity name for detailed information.

WISH of the Month - MAY 2017
Agencies looking for volunteers to help as Caregivers for Older Adults
and for Hospice Care.
Use THIS LINK to see the article.

Veterans Outreach Center: 
Volunteers Needed for Flag Day Celebration

The Veterans Outreach Center is promoting its 3-day event on June 10, 11, & 14 to celebrate Flag Day
(June 14). Hundreds of Volunteers are needed to make the event a success.
Be a part of Rochester’s most visible celebration of Old Glory! For the 24th consecutive year, hundreds of representatives of Veterans Outreach Center will team up across the county for three full days to distribute small flags and patriotic items in one of VOC’s largest and most visible annual fundraisers. Pick an available date, location, and time by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/flag-day-2017-tickets-31942883023?ref=elink.

    The 2016-2017 Printed Wishbook.
If you would like a copy, or need copies for your group, please send an email with address & quantity to wishbook@rochester.rr.com. THANKS to sponsors of the printed version: MP Media and Ronald McDonald House. 

MP Media has supported local charities for many years by printing the Wishbook and publishing periodic articles that help the agencies. Ronald McDonald House is a repeat sponsor.0

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).


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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.

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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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