Status of LOCAL CHARITIES during the Coronavirus Crisis (9/23/2020):
Many local charities are now open to receive donated items. Fewer are accepting volunteers at this time. Others remain closed during the current situation. Each charity's listing on this website includes their website address, email address, and telephone number.
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CHARITY BEFORE Donating.
Rochester's Charity Giving Guide
Rochester's Community Wishbook provides a central source for Rochester NY-area charities to list their Items Needed and Volunteer Needs, as well as Special Events that help the agencies raise funds.
New Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Previous email still good throughout 2020.)
Note to All Listed Agencies: The annual review of information begins for all agencies September 9. You should have received an email with details. If you did not receive a copy, please contact us NOW at email@example.com.
This review is to help us publish up-to-date information for all charities, and to weed out any agencies that no longer exist. Please be sure to send a return email by October 1 so we can continue to support your listing on the Wisbook website.
The date at the bottom of each agency's Wishbook web page indicates the last time the agency cofirmed or revised their information. The goal is to have all of the dates updated to 9/2020 or later by October 1. Thanks!
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Featured Charities This Week (in Post newspaper article dated September 24, 2020)
Both agencies are open. Check with them for hours of operation. Click on agency name above for details.#
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No Printed Wishbook This Year
Thanks to all who have donated items or volunteered their time to help a local charity.
Please ... If you have something to donate, and cannot make a connection using this site, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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).