Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: October 17, 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.

Use the listings to find a charity that needs your donated item or volunteer skill. 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 October 12, 2017

 • Alzheimer's Association

 Mission Share

Click on charity name for detailed information.

WISH of the Month for October 2017
Agencies looking for volunteers for 

Food Preparation and Serving 

and Cleaning

Use THIS LINK for details

Special Need

News from Maggie Harris 

Community Lutheran Ministry needs help with its annual Thanksgiving Dinner, held this year on Saturday, November 18 at the church, 942 Joseph Avenue, Rochester. It is a fun place to volunteer with people from all over the area working together to help make the event a success.

Volunteers are especially needed at the following times: 
- Friday evening, November 17, from 6 to 9 pm: to prepare the turkeys and set up the facility.
- Saturday afternoon, November 18, from 3 to 6 pm to help clean up.
Other shifts needed:  
- Saturday 9 am to 12 noon: peeling potatoes, setting tables, cutting desserts,

preparing hot food. 
 Saturday from 12 to 3 pm: serving meals and cleaning tables. 

In addition, the ministry is asking for donations of appropriate Food items and monetary contributions to buy food and supplies. Please contact Deaconess Maggie Harris: maggiernny@gmail.com or 585-338-2420. Please respond by Tuesday, October 31.

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