Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: April 19, 2018

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.

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.

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Info for Agencies
This Week's FEATURED CHARITIES In POST newspapers dated April 19, 2018
 

 Harbor House of Rochester, Inc.

Greece F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service Here)

Click on the charity name
for detailed information.
Special Need:
Critical Need for Baby Items
Maria Wehrle at Mothers in Need of Others Ministry (MINO) says her organization has a critical need for Baby items. Please click on their name above to see their Wishbook listing for details. Please contact Maria at 585-348-8596 if you can help.
Special 
Need:
Everything Lost in Fire
Tina Bennett at CP Rochester reports that a family reports a family who lost just about everything in a fire. Any household items are needed, except beds, e.g., hygiene items, couch, kitchen table/chairs, microwave, pots/pans, dishes, etc. If you can help, please contact Tina at 585-334-6000 x1321 or tbennett@cprochester.org.
Special 
Need:
DRESSERS and Chests of Drawers
Peter Schaad at St. Vincent DePaul Society has a special need for dressers and chests of drawers to help citizens of Puerto Rico who survived the recent deadly storm. Please contact Pete at 585-338-2330 or email pschaad@rochester.rr.com.

WISH of the Month for APRIL 2018

 
Agencies looking for 

Lawn and Garden Equipment

Lawn and Garden Volunteers

Use THIS LINK for details.

 FOR AGENCIES ONLY:

Generous offers that can help you with fundraising events:

• Have your event at the Strathallan Hotel & Spa through 2018.
 NO Site Rental Fees for charitable events, complimentary hors d'oeuvre, reduced food and beverage minimums. 
Contact Jill Orologio at 585-241-7111 or jorologio@mcmrochester.com to plan your next fundraiser, board meeting, 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 details, see the Info for Agencies page.


2017-2018 
Printed Wishbook
The 2017-2018 Printed Wishbook
Stocks have diminished at local free-literature racks. Local library branches may have a supply.

If you need a copy, or multiple copies for your group, please send an email with your address & quantity to wishbook@rochester.rr.com. We even pay postage.

THANKS to sponsors of the 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.
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     environmental logo
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.
President: Nona M. Maurer

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