Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester

37 South Washington St.
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-442-2250
Contact: Vanity Fagan

One-to-one mentoring agency serving children ages 8 to 16 in Monroe, Wayne, Ontario, Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans, and Yates counties.

Wish List:
These Wish List items will go directly to our youth programs and the families we serve. To donate items, please contact Vanity Fagan, at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester (numbers listed above). Be sure to mention your donation is affiliated with our Community Wishbook listing.

  • bottled water, juice boxes
  • cleaning supplies: Clorox wipes, all-purpose spray, sponges, garbage bags, etc.
  • hand sanitizer
  • masks
  • craft supplies: puffy paint, glue, fuse beads, etc.
  • die-cut machine
  • first-aid supplies
  • flash drives
  • gas cards
  • gift baskets to be raffled off at events
  • gift cards: Staples, Office Max, Wegmans, Tops, Target, Walmart, Costco, Kohl’s, pizza places, craft stores, etc.
  • K-cups
  • kitchen supplies: Ziploc bags, dish soap, hand soap, paper plates, paper cups, paper bowls, napkins, paper towels, sponges, foil, Saran wrap, etc.
  • mini helium tanks for balloons
  • monetary donations
  • nail polish and remover
  • office supplies: postage stamps, manila folders, copy paper, pens, tape, staples, mailing labels, Post-its, rubber bands, etc.
  • passes: sporting events, concerts, theater, etc.
  • raffle ticket rolls
  • rolling carts
  • RTS passes
  • school supplies: folders, new backpacks, notebooks, pencil cases, binders, etc.
  • snacks, individually packaged, kid-friendly, non-perishable
  • space heaters, fans
  • STEM activity kits
  • storage cabinets
  • thank-you notes, blank
  • tissue paper, unused
  • volunteers

Volunteers Needed:
Mentors age 18 and over to be matched with youth 8–16 awaiting friendship.
"Be a Big" – Help a child reach his or her potential in a fun, friendly, one-to-one relationship with life-changing impact. As a "Big," you will meet with your "Little" a few hours every week for at least one year. One of our professional staff will be assigned to your match and will be available to support you every step of the way. We have hundreds of fun (and inexpensive) ideas.

Information reviewed by agency 11/18/20. (Wish List Updted.)

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