Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: February 25, 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 February 22, 2018

 YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County            • Spencerport Area Ecumenical Food Shelf.

Click on the charity name
for detailed information.
Special 
Need:
DRESSERS and Chests of Drawers
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.
Special 
Information:
MINO
Mothers in Need of Others Ministry (MINO) pronounced "minnow" is expanding. Thrift store space formerly occupied by companion agency Furnished 4 Life (discontinued) will become a Women's Center with programs on life skills, parenting, and health and wellness.

WISH of the Month for FEBRUARY 2018
 Agencies looking for donations of

Vans and VEHICLES, TOOLS, and SPORTS Equipment

Use THIS LINK for details.

 FOR AGENCIES ONLY:

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

• Have your event at the Strathallan Hotel & Spa. NO Site Rental Fees for charitable events and complimentary light appetizers supplied by Strathallan for charity events until March 31, 2018.
Contact Jill Orologio at 585-241-7111 or jill.orologio@mcmrochester.com.

• 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.

 • Texas Roadhouse in Henrietta offers 10 percent of the sales that result from your efforts during a specific time period. Contact reyhas.txrh@gmik.com for details.

 For more, see the Info for Agencies page.


2017-2018 
Printed Wishbook
The 2017-2018 Printed Wishbook
Stocks are diminishing 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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