Welcome to Rochester's

Community Wishbook

Status of LOCAL CHARITIES during the Coronavirus Crisis (7/15/2020):
Many local charities are now open to receive donated items. Fewer are accepting volunteers at this time (7/15/2020). 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.

Community Wishbook

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:  wishbook.roc@gmail.com. (Previous email good until September 1, 2020.)

 
Special Events Calendar: Many events have been cancelled or delayed for rescheduling. However, virtual events (using computer or device) should be OK.
Please check with the sponsor of the event to learn its current status.

 

website last updated: August 6, 2020

Wish of the Month (in Messenger Post newspaper dated August 6)

Charities asking for Pet and Animal Supplies

Also, agencies needing Appliances

LINK to the list of charities asking for these items.
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Featured Charities This Week  (in Post newspaper article dated August 6, 2020) 
Includes special requests due to the coronavirus:

The South Wedge Food Pantry

NY Bee Wellness, Inc.

Both agencies are open. Check with them for hours of operation. Click on agency name above for details.

 
Brightstar Community, Inc. 

 


Still Available! 
The 2019-2020 Printed Wishbook

There have been many updates to the information on this website since the most recent version of the printed Wishbook was distributed in October 2019; however, if you or your group need copies for any reason, we can help. Send us an email at  wishbook.roc@gmail.com, and we will get them to you.

THANKS to the sponsor of the printed version:
MP Media  has supported local charities for many years by printing the Wishbook and publishing periodic articles that help the agencies. 
Thanks also to Northstar Delivery for their special considerations in distributing the Wishbook

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 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.


Please Recycle
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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).


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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.

President: Nona M. Maurer

Please send comments, suggestions, corrections, etc. to wishbook.roc@gmail.com.
(The former email address will be phased out by 9/1/2020. All material on this website ©2020  by  Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

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