Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: December 12, 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.

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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THIS WEEK's Featured Charities 
In POST newspapers dated Decmber 7, 2017

  The Hickok Center for Brain Injury, Inc.

•  St. Vincent DePaul Society

Click on charity name for detailed information.

WISH of the Month for December 2017
Agencies looking for 

Use THIS LINK for details.

Special Need:
Shelter Volunteers
Dimitri House is in desperate need for shelter volunteers for their 2017-2018 winter season. 
Call 585-325-1796 or email Heidi Markham at hmarkham@dimitri-house.org to inquire about volunteering in the shelter this winter.
To serve our neighbors in need with love and acceptance, joining them on their journey toward self sufficiency. www.dimitri-house.org.
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.

Printed Wishbook
The NEW 2017-2018 Printed Wishbook is now available.
Look for it 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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