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Community Charities Wishbook

Community Wishbook

Rochester's Charity Giving Guide
Rochester's Community Wishboo 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.

1. Use the listings to find a charity that needs your donated item or volunteer skill.
2. 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.

website last updated: November 18, 2018

FEATURED CHARITIES  In POST newspapers dated
November 15, 2018:

• Advent House

• CDS Wolf Foundation

Click on the charity name for detailed information.

Agency News: Wild Wings, Inc. has a new resident bobcat.

Check their listing for details.


WISH of the Month for November 2018:

Charities needing WINTER CLOTHING
 Click on
 THIS LINK for the List.

Special Need: Tina Bennett at CP Rochester (3399 Winton Road) is looking for a volunteer to assist in their Children's Program, an educational place for preschoolers. Duties would include clerical support, copying, scanning, some data input, and other office work. Time and availability are flexible within the hours of 8 am and 6 pm weekdays. Contact Tina at 484-334-6000 x1321 or tbennett@cprochester.org.
Tina also needs volunteers to support an Adaptive PE Swim Program with preschool children in an integrated setting. Swim times are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 3 pm. 

Volunteers Needed
for 2018
Heart Walk
at Frontier Field
  Peter Schaad at St. Vincent DePaul Society has a special need for dressers and chests. The agency is busy helping citizens of Puerto Rico who escaped the effects of the recent deadly storm to the mainland. Please contact Pete at 585-338-2330 or email pschaad@rochester.rr.com.

Now Available! 
The New 2018-2019 Printed Wishbook

The new print version of Rochester's Charity Giving Guide is now available.

Look for the new, fully up-to-date Wishbook at these locations:
• Free-literature racks at local business locations
• Mallboards at Eastview, Marketplace, and Greece Ridge Malls
• Beginning in November, at most Monroe County Public Library locations

THANKS to the sponsor of the printed version: MP Media.
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  distributing the Wishbook


Generous offers, recently submitted, that can help you with fundraising events:

• Have your event at the Strathallan Hotel & Spa. THIS OFFER HAS BEEN EXTENDED through 2018. 
NO Site Rental Fees for charitable events, plus one chef's choice complimentary hors d'oeuvre (50 pieces) donated by Char Steak and Lounge, in addition to greatly reduced food and beverage minimums to align with not-for-profit budgets. Contact Jill Orologio at 585-241-7111 or jorologio@mcmrochester.com to plan your next fundraiser, b oard mee ting, or volunteer/donor appreciation gathering.

• Experienced volunteer Bob Riley offers his services as a DJ and Emcee to any charitable organization running a fundraiser or special event. Contact Bob at 585-429-7333 or ripriley@frontiernet.net.

 For more, see the Info for Agencies page.

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@rochester.rr.com.

All material on this website©2018 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY


All material on this website ©2018 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY