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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Harbor House of Rochester, Inc.

89 Rossiter Road
Rochester , NY 14620
Phone: 585-473-1779
Contact: Lawrence Jones


The mission of Harbor House of Rochester, Inc. is to provide temporary lodging for families of adult critical care patients who live outside the Rochester area and are receiving care at the University of Rochester Medical Center and other area hospitals. Harbor House provides a “home-away-from-home” environment of safe and supportive living that eases the emotional and financial burdens on these families.

Wish List:
  • cleaning and household supplies: Swiffer dry and wet sheets, Swiffer dusters, bleach, toilet paper, paper towels, disposable sanitizing wipes, napkins
  • tools: electric bush trimmer, leaf rake, hoe, garden rake, hedge shears, loppers, black mulch (bags)
  • personal care: toothpaste (travel size), toothbrushes, dental floss, disposable razors, shaving cream, combs, brushes, hair spray or gel
  • gift cards: grocery, gas cards, restaurants, etc.
  • groceries: Keurig one-cup coffee or generic (regular and decaf), herbal tea, canned soda/iced tea/juice, canned soups, crackers, individually wrapped snacks, Granola bars, single-serve dry cereal, oatmeal, individual sized juice (apple, cranberry, etc.), individual frozen dinners, individually wrapped candy, individual size fruit cups, applesauce
  • office supplies: black toner (HP 131X or HP 215A black), color toner (HP 131 or 215A magenta, cyan, and yellow), postage stamps
  • linens: twin-size XL fleece blankets (brown, beige or white); plush, white bath and hand towels
  • gloves, mittens

Volunteers Needed:
  • Welcome guest home after visiting hours during the evening for a 1-3 hour shift. You must be 18 or older and willing to undergo a background check. We prefer a one-year commitment, but we know this is not always possible.

Information reviewed by agency 4/12/24.  (Items and Volunteers Needed updated.)