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Community Wishbook

Community Wishbook 

Rochester's Charity Giving Guide
Rochester's Community Wishbook 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: January 18, 2019

Website Improved for Mobile Users.  During the last few weeks, the Wishbook website has been reconstructed to improve user results, especially for smartphone and tablet users. Kudos to our Web Guru, Mr. Andrew McBride (andrewm@rochester.rr.com), for making this happen while keeping the previous site running. Our apologies for any delays you may have experienced during the upgrade.
Special Need - Dimitri House: Dimitri House has 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.
CORRECTION of Special Announcement: Working Wardrobe is FULL!
Previously, we reported that the Working Wardrobe project was back up and running after closing in November.
As of 12/26/18, their phone message (at 585-402-7250) says they have suffucient stock and are not accepting donations at this time.
Call for 2019 Events: We are now accepting Special Event Calendar entries for 2019. Please send an email with details (description, dates and times, prices, and who to contact) to wishbook@rochester.rr.com. Thanks.


FEATURED CHARITIES  In POST newspapers dated
January 3, 2019:

Rochester Education Foundation

Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc.

Click on the charity name for detailed information.

WISH of the Month for JANUARY 2019:

Charities needing KITCHEN ITEMS
 Click on
 THIS LINK for the List.



Now Available! 
The 2018-2019 Printed Wishbook

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

Look for this year's printed Wishbook at these locations:
• Free-literature racks at local business locations
• Mallboards at Eastview, Marketplace, and Greece Ridge Malls
• Most Monroe County Public Library locations

NOTE: IF you cannot find the print version and need one or more copies for yourself or for your group, please send an email to wishbook@rochester.rr.com with your address and the number of copies requested

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 in 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).


Website construction and service by andrewm@rochester.rr.com
Highly recommended!

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 ©2019 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY