Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services

70 Liberty Pole Way, PO Box 41210
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-987-9500 x2319
Contact: Mia Hodgins

The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services includes the following programs:

  • Youth Enrichment Services, including after-school and summer programs
  • Homeless Shelters (4) for men, women with children, and for runaway and homeless youth
  • Emergency & Family Services, providing material assistance, rent help, prescription vouchers, and case management
  • Seasonal Services, including the Christmas Toy Shop, Adopt-A-Family, and Project Bundle-Up, which provides warm winter clothing for children
  • 3 Worship and Service Centers

Wish List:
  • air mattresses
  • backpacks and duffel bags
  • bedding: blankets, comforters, sheets, and bedspreads for homeless shelters
  • books for Young Adult Reading Room, ages 6 to 15, classics to modern, popular
  • bus passes, monthly
  • Bibles
  • boxes to pack Christmas distribution items for families in need
  • can openers, manual
  • children's books and children's craft supplies for shelters
  • cotton fabric for pillow cases, fleece fabric
  • crochet hooks
  • diapers, diaper wipes
  • gift cards: hair salons
  • hats, gloves, and scarves (new) for men, women, and children
  • inflatable water slide
  • men's sweatpants
  • personal care items: bar soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotions, deodorant, etc.
  • postage stamps
  • purses and totes
  • shower curtains, heavy-duty for shelters
  • socks and underwear (new) for men and women
  • tickets/gift cards to recreational facilities (e.g., bowling, movie theatres, museums)
  • thread, sewing supplies
  • towels, washcloths for shelters

Note: We cannot accept these items: toys, paint sets, crayons, coloring books, stuffed animals

Volunteers Needed:

Individuals and groups welcome. Please call or email for information.

  • College Internships may be available.
  • Food Services: assist with serving and room setup, packing food bags, storeroom maintenance, general cleaning duties, and unloading truck deliveries.
  • Maintenance: maintain grounds and building in a state of cleanliness, perform janitorial duties, snow removal, painting, minor repairs.
  • Special Events: Project Bundle-Up (October); Christmas (November - December)
  • Seasonal Events (November - December): toy distribution, food distribution, Bell Ringers.

Information reviewed by agency 11/2/20. (Wish List and Volunteers Needed updated.)

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