Rochester, NY

Community Wishbook
Information for Agencies

This page is provided for charities that have listings in The Community Wishbook.


The following offer of special help for fundraisers was updated during the past month and is available NOW

•  Have your event at the Strathallan Hotel & Spa. THIS OFFER HAS BEEN EXTENDED through 2018. 
NO Site Rental Fees for charitable events, plus one chef's choice complimentary hors d'oeuvre (50 pieces) donated by Char Steak and Lounge, in addition to greatly reduced food and beverage minimums to align with not-for-profit budgets. Contact Jill Orologio at 585-241-7111 or to plan your next fundraiser, board meeting, or volunteer/donor appreciation gathering.

Help for Your Low-Income Clients: The LIFELINE Benefit Program

LIFELINE provides a reduced rate for phone service to low-income households. The program can help provide crucial connectivity to families that would otherwise not be able to afford a mobile phone or landline. A great explanation of the program can be found at

If you would like to add your local nonprofit organization to the Wishbook, please send us an email at
We will send you a form by return email asking you to provide information about your agency.

To be listed in the Wishbook, you must be a not-for-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization in the Rochester, NY, area that routinely accepts donations from the public. Your contact person must be someone who will promptly return phone calls and emails from potential donors and volunteers, and who will follow through on arrangements for pickup or delivery of items. There is no cost for inclusion in the Wishbook.


Agencies: VOLUNTEER DJ Available for Your Fundraising Events

Over the past few years Bob Riley, has been able to help several agencies with music and announcements for their special events. Bob has all his own equipment, digital music system and microphones.

Angency special events coordinators can contact Bob at 585-241-1345 or  He can help if he is available on the date of the event.

Reposted 1/15/2018.

Possible Sources of Volunteers for Wishbook Agencies:

JustServes ( uses input from agencies and potential volunteers to provide a match.

RochesterCares offers volunteer recruitment, experienced project management, and in some cases even tools and supplies to make your volunteer projects successful. For information, see the RochesterCares website at, and click on "Agencies."

Also, Single Volunteers of Rochester NY is a local organization that has provided volunteers for short-term or one-time projects. Their website's Homepage is

Organization for Wishbook Agencies That Use Volunteers:

The Rochester Area Administrators of Volunteer Services (RAAVS) is a collaboration of agencies and organizations who utilize volunteers to carry out their mission and vision. RAAVS provides support, guidance, training and resources to individuals working in the field of volunteer resources management. Members include: volunteer administrators, program coordinators, executive directors, fund development, resource managers and other professionals in non-profit and for-profit organizations. For 25 years RAAVS has been the number one resource for volunteer resource management professionals. From the seasoned administrator to those new in the field, RAAVS offers something for everyone.




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