Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: October 23, 2017

Your Guide to Charities in and around Rochester, NY                    

The Wishbook provides a central source for Rochester charities to list their Items Needed and Volunteer Needs, as well as Special Events that help the agencies raise funds.

Use the listings to find a charity that needs your donated item or volunteer skill. Follow the link to the agency's page, and call or email the agency to arrange for delivery or pickup of a listed item, or for details on volunteering.

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THIS WEEK's Featured Charities 
In POST newspapers dated October 19, 2017

 • Ryan's Case for Smiles

 CDS Wolf Foundation

Click on charity name for detailed information.

WISH of the Month for October 2017
Agencies looking for volunteers for 

Food Preparation and Serving and
Housekeeping and Cleaning

Use THIS LINK for detail.

Special Need:

Episcopal SeniorLife Communities has a special request for Volunteer Drivers.
Drivers are the key to independence and safety for older neighbors who are no longer able to drive. When you give a ride to a medical appointment, grocery store, or pharmacy, you are helping your neighbors live healthier lives.

Includes supplemental accident and liability coverage, plus mileage reimbursement. Volunteer twice a week or once a month.
For more information, contact Jennifer Rogeaux, at 585-546-8439 x3160 or  jrougeux@EpiscopalSeniorLife.org.

Special Need:
Dinner Workers 

Community Lutheran Ministry needs help with its annual Thanksgiving Dinner, held this year on Saturday, November 18 at the church, 942 Joseph Avenue, Rochester.
Volunteers are especially needed at the following times: 
- Friday evening, November 17, 6 to 9 pm: prepare the turkeys and set up the facility.
- Saturday afternoon, November 18, 3 to 6 pm: help clean up.
Other shifts needed: Saturday 9 am to 12 noon: setup for dinner. 

 Saturday 12 to 3 pm: serve meals and clean tables. Please contact Maggie Harris, maggiernny@gmail.com or 585-338-2420, by October 31.

Printed Wishbook
The NEW 2017-2018 Printed Wishbook is now available.
Look fo it soon in local free-literature racks, at Mallboards at Eastview, Marketplace, and Greece Ridge Malls. Soon to be in local library branches.

If you just can't wait, or you need multiple copies for your group, please send an email with your address & quantity to wishbook@rochester.rr.com. 

THANKS to sponsors of the 2017-18 printed version: MP Media and Ronald McDonald House.

MP Media has supported local charities for many years by printing the Wishbook and publishing periodic articles that help the agencies. Ronald McDonald House is a repeat sponsor.

Thanks to all who have donated items or volunteered their time to help a local charity.
... 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.


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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 hoursThere 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.

About the Wishbook

Please send comments, suggestions, corrections, etc. to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

All material on this website
© 2017 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

Wishbook Coordinator Nona Maurer 
Website Coordinator Jim Maurer

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