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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

We are changing our email address to wishbook.roc@gmail.com over the next few weeks.
This new address is NOW active, and will give us more flexibility for remote website support.
(The previous email will be good until September 1, 2020 -- but why not make the change now?)

Agencies: This is a good time to list your 2020 Special Events.
Send info to wishbook.roc@gmail.com.

website last updated: February 21, 2020


Wish of the Month for FEBRUARY 2020:

12 Charities asking for
CDs, Records, MP3 and Sound Players

11 Charities asking for
DVDs, Movies, VCRs, DVD Players, TVs

13 Charities asking for
Musical Instruments, Music

    Click on THIS LINK for the List.


Info For AGENCIES Listed on the Wishbook website: 

New 1/13/2020
For Listed Agencies: Want to Be Included in This Year's St. Patrick's Day Parade?

This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade will be marching down the Rochester streets on Saturday, March 14, 2020.

The Volunteer Committee members are looking for people to participate by either being in the parade or volunteering. For information about marching as a non-profit group in the parade, please visit their website at https://www.rochesterparade.com/Join-Us/March-With-Us 

If your group has an interest in volunteering instead of marching, there is a need for banner carriers. A banner is made for each sponsor and is carried by two or more volunteers. It is a lot of fun to walk the parade route and wave to all the bystanders. Families will be assigned to the same banners, and groups will be assigned to banners near each other. You can wear whatever family-friendly apparel you want to promote your organization. You can also hand out materials about your group while you're walking.  

This year the committee is offering a "combo": any non-profit organization that wants to march as a unit in the parade will have their entry fee reimbursed if they provide (10) volunteers. For more info, contact Katy at 585-301-0480.

The Volunteer Committee: Andrea, Bob, John, Katy

New 1/6/2020

 For Listed Agencies: Possible Source of Free Entertainment for Fundraisers

The Caring Music Group.com organizes FREE fundraising events by performing original musical comedy cabarets and house concerts to benefit local not-for-profits.  All funds raised stay with the nonprofit.
The Group helps plan the event, assists in the marketing efforts including social media; and provides the entertainment for these one-night, celebratory events. Visit the website at https://thecaringmusicgroup.com, or the Facebook page (The Caring Music Group) for more information.


Still Available! 
The New 2019-2020 Printed Wishbook

The print version of Rochester's Charity Giving Guide is available at the following locations:
• Free-literature racks at local business locations: drug stores, grocery stores, laundromats,
   restaurants, etc.
• Mallboards at Eastview, Marketplace, and Greece Ridge Malls
• Most Monroe County Public Library locations.

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).


Website construction and service by andrewm@rochester.rr.com
Highly recommended!

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.
(Former email address will be phased out by 9/1/2020. All material on this website ©2020  by  Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY


All material on this website ©2020 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY