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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Home Start Hope

PO Box 858
Webster, NY 14580
Phone: 585-506-5003
Contact: Kristin Mathis

Home Start Hope provides brand new essential household items to women transitioning from local shelters to independent living. We have a house in the city of Rochester where women experience shopping for brand new, essential household items, completely free of charge. They choose from items such as dishes, pots and pans, bedding, towels and so much more! We serve women from Bethany House, Family Promise of Greater Rochester, Willow Domestic Violence Center & TemPro, Open Door Mission/Coldwater House, and Catholic Family Center. It may seem like a small thing, picking out towels or bedding but for women who are starting over, it’s so much more than that. It’s about a new beginning, a sense of ownership and a sense of HOPE for a brighter future. When they feel settled at home, they can focus on their families. When they do better, their children do better and our community becomes stronger and we all benefit!

Wish List:
All Shopping List items are to be NEW.

  • bed in a bag (twin, full, queen)
  • brooms/dustpans
  • kitchen garbage cans
  • laundry baskets
  • toasters
  • towels, hand towels, blankets, pillows

Volunteers Needed:

  • Shopping list fulfillment.

Information reviewed by agency 1/3/22. (Phone number changed.)

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