Welcome to Rochester's

Community Wishbook

UPDATED: SPECIAL NEEDS and Status of LOCAL CHARITIES during the Coronavirus Crisis

Many local charities have provided information on their Special Needs during this crisis, as well as their status (open, closed, or closed but still accepting donated items). Latest Update 6/21/2020.

AGENCIES: Please  look over your Wishbook listings and send updates to wishbook.roc@gmail.com.
If you have not been open, let the pubilc know when you are ready to receive donations!

Link to Special Requests List 

NOTE:  Charities may be closed or not accepting certain items at this time. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE CHARITY BEFORE Donating.
Telephone numbers and email addresses are provided in each charity listing.

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.

New Email Address:  wishbook.roc@gmail.com. (Previous email good until September 1, 2020.)

Special Events Calendar: Many events have been cancelled or delayed for rescheduling. However, virtual events (using computer or device) should be OK.
Please check with the sponsor of the event to learn its current status.


website last updated: July 11, 2020

Wish of the Month (In Messenger Post newspaper dated July 11):

Charities asking for Outdoor Items (for lawn and garden, including outdoor furniture).

Also, agencies needing Vans and Vehicles. 

Link to charities asking for  Outdoor items and Vans/Vehicles


Featured Charities This Week  (in Post newspaper article dated July 9, 2020) 
Includes special requests due to the coronavirus:

Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf

Compeer of Livingston County

Both agencies are open. Check with them for hours of operation. Click on agency name above for details.



Still Available! 
The 2019-2020 Printed Wishbook

The print version of Rochester's Charity Giving Guide is available at the following locations:
• Free-literature racks at local business locations: drug stores, grocery stores, laundromats,
   restaurants, etc.
• Mallboards at Eastview, Marketplace, and Greece Ridge Malls
• Most Monroe County Public Library locations.

THANKS to the sponsor of the printed version:
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).


Comments, questions? Contact us at wishbook.roc@gmail.com.

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.roc@gmail.com.
(The former email address will be phased out by 9/1/2020. All material on this website ©2020  by  Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY


All material on this website ©2020 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY