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Community 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: December 10, 2018

 Special Need - Dimitri House: 13WHAM recently stopped by to help Dimitri House get the word out. We have a serious volunteer shortage to support the men's overnight shelter. 
  See this 13Wham spot for the story. Can you volunteer this winter?  Please call Dimitri House at 585-325-1796.

Special Need: Tina Bennett at CP Rochester (3399 Winton Road) is looking for an office volunteer to assist in their Children's Program. 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.

Agency News: New York Museum of Transportation adds Monorail from Midtown Plaza 
A new exhibit featuring two monorail cars suspended from the rails that once encircled Midtown Plaza is now open to visitors at the New York Museum of Transportation. With accompanying photos and text, the exhibit will bring back happy holiday memories for RochesteriansThe museum is open Sundays only, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is located at 6393 East River Road, West Henrietta, NY. Take I-390 south to exit 11, NY Rt. 251 West, then 1 mile north on East River Road. www.nymtmuseum.org (585) 533-1113.


FEATURED CHARITIES  In POST newspapers dated
December 7, 2018:

Children Awaiting Parents, Inc.

• No One Left Behind

Click on the charity name for detailed information.

WISH of the Month for December 2018:

Charities needing BLANKETS
 Click on
 THIS LINK for the List.

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

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