Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Catholic Family Center (CFC)

87 N. Clinton Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-546-7220 x7332
Contact: Jessica Regan

Catholic family Center helps more than 22,000 people each year become more independent. Our programs include support to seniors and families, refugee resettlement, foster care and adoption, chemical dependency treatment, emergency housing, mental health services, crisis counseling, and an emergency food pantry.

Wish List:
  • arts & crafts supplies
  • backpacks, new or gently used
  • bed pillows (new)
  • board games
  • cash donations
  • diapers (all sizes), Pull-Ups (all sizes)
  • gift cards
  • hammers, tool belts, levels, tape measures (new or gently used)
  • holiday gifts and food baskets (November & December)
  • linens, gently used
  • non-perishable food items (peanut butter, jelly, canned goods, rice, beans, pasta, cereal, baby food, etc.)
  • personal care items for men and women: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner and feminine hygiene products, adult diapers/Depends
  • school supplies 
  • socks and underwear (new), all genders, all sizes
  • tickets to sporting events, theater shows, movies, museums and local attractions
  • towels, washcloths, blankets (new or gently used)
  • winter coats, hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, boots (new or gently used), all genders, all sizes

Volunteers Needed:
  • Evening or morning child care. (Moms on site, no  diaper changing!)
  • Clerical help.
  • Enrichment program providers. Life skills instructors for parenting workshops, arts and crafts, GED prep, and computer literacy.  One time or ongoing.
  • Share a hobby with refugee women's group.
  • Help refugees with online job searches and basic computer skills.
  • ESL tutoring.
  • Friendly callers and visitors.
  • Yard work.
  • Simple home maintenance.
  • Translators.
  • Adopt a Family for Christmas
  • Details of these volunteer opportunities and others can be found on our website 


Information reviewed by agency 9/11/20. (Contact information updated.)

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