Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: October 4, 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.

GOOD QUALITY ITEMS ONLY, PLEASE! Donated items should be clean, usable, and in good condition, with no missing pieces or pages (puzzles, games, books, etc.). Clothing should be clean, and not torn or stained. It costs the charities time and money to deal with "trash" donations. When in doubt, please contact the charity!

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This Week's Featured Charities

in POST newspapers dated
October 1, 2015.

Gilda's Club Rochester

Wild Wings, Inc.

Click on charity name for details.




Agencies Needing



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2015-2016 Wishbook
Print Edition

Available Soon!

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

MP Media supports local charities by producing the printed Wishbook and publishing periodic articles that spotlight the agencies. 

Make a Difference Day
Saturday, October 24, 2015

Have you chosen a project

Historic Brighton Cemetery

Brighton Cemetery, located at the end of Hoyt Place off Winton Road near I–490, is the burial ground for Brighton’s pioneers. Participate in national Make a Difference Day by beautifying the grounds! Individuals and groups are welcome; great community service opportunity for high schoolers to fulfill their health requirement! Refreshments are provided, but please bring your own gloves and rakes. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old; an adult must accompany volunteers 12–17 years old.


Saturday, October 24. 2015 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Meet at Front Gate. Please register online at www.townofbrighton.org/rec so we make sure to accommodate enough refreshments.



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. 


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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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