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Tryouts for Trolley Operators and Other "Hands-on" Volunteer Opportunities at Transportation Museum
Open House Saturday, June 22 for potential volunteers at the New York Museum of Transportation.

 Potential volunteers are invited to a "hands-on" open house, Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Men and women age 18 and older, and youths 12 to 17 accompanied by an adult are invited.  Refreshments will be served.

"Those interested in trying out for a position in trolley operations will actually be given a chance to take the controls of the museum's 100-year-old electric trolley car", says event organizer Jim Dierks.
There are many other "hands-on" opportunities, too.  Fire truck enthusiasts will take the wheel of a 1941 Mack "quad" fire engine. Running trains on the huge museum model railroad will appeal to model train hobbyists.  The buildings and grounds equipment will be there to run.  Gift shop and ticket sales will also be an opportunity to go through the motions.

"The New York Museum of Transportation has been run entirely by volunteers for the past fifty years, and the need for new volunteers is always an important priority", says Dierks, adding, "Putting potential volunteers in the driver's seat will provide a unique introduction to the operations of our museum."
The New York Museum of Transportation is conveniently located 20 minutes south of Rochester at 6393 East River Road (Thruway Exit 46, I-390 south to exit 11, NY Rt. 251 West, then 1 mile north on East River Road). 
(585) 533-1113

CP Rochester needs gardening supplies
CP Rochester is asking for donations of gardening soil, perennials, and gardening supplies for their adult Day Habilitation program. if you can help, please contact Erin Greenfield at or 585-334-6000 x1321.

Click on Special Events for 3 great Happenings: June 12, 14, and 16.
CCFCS at Three Heads Brewing, BBQ Dinner, and Trolley Rides for Father's Day.

Free Printed Wishbook
For a free copy of the 2024 Printed Wishbook, send an email with your delivery address to copies are available for review at Monroe Country Library System branches.Arrangements can be made to provide multiple printed copies for small groups by sending an email to Nona Maurer at

Share Your Talents in 2024! - Breast Cancer Coalition
Share Your Talents in 2024!

Calling all energetic, interested, and enthusiastic people!

We would love to have your help planning our 2024 annual fundraising events. Join one (or more) of our event committees and lend your time and talents to help us raise necessary funds to support our mission - while also having fun! Our three events: 

  • Pink & Teal Challenge Walk & Run - Sat., May 11, 2024
  • Tee'd Off at Breast Cancer Golf Tournament - Mon., July 29, 2024
  • ACTober - Fall (date TBD)

To find out more information and/or volunteer, please email Meredith, Director of Special Events at, or call 473-8177. Breast Cancer Coalition 

Rochester Accessible Adventures Joins the Wishbook with a Listing for a Great Pickleball Event!
Latest addition to the Wishbook is Rochester Accessible Adventures, an organization whose vision is to make recreation, sports and tourism fully accessible to and inclusive of people with and without disabilities. The Wishbook Special Events calendar includes a listing for their April 18 "Pickle, Dink, and Lob - A Pickleball Event Like No Other."

April 4 Presentation by AutismUp on Condo/Apartmentv Living Arrangements

Independent Living in a Condo/Apartment without 24/7 Support
Speakers: Tom Clark and Lindy Burke
Thursday, April 4th | 7-9 PM
AutismUp@ Golisano Autism Center or Zoom

Join us for an ongoing Speaker Series dedicated to exploring housing options for your adult child. Presentations provided by local housing agencies and professionals. Registration is required. 
Note: The topics explored in this Housing Series will be most appropriate for parents/caregivers of young adults ages 18+.
Learn more.

Critical Needs: Mothers In Need of Others
Mothers in Need if Others has a critical need for hygiene products and cleaning supplies. Suggestion: To keep costs down, consider purchasing items from dollar stores.
Most needed: deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, all-purpose cleaner.

Children's Books and Games Needed By Rochester Public Library Foundation
If you have children's books to donate, or games with all pieces (all in good condition); please contact Christine Weidman, Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, at 585-428-8351 or

DOWNLOAD the Wishbook to Your Computer or Device.

1. USE THIS LINK to download the Agency listings in PDF format .
2. On the website homepage, click on Items Needed. Bring up the Print dialog box. In the list of printers, select 'Save as PDF.'
3. Do the same with the Volunteers Needed index.

95-Percent Response by Local Charities Provides Up-To-Date Wishbook Information
One month ago, on August 22, we asked all listed charities that had not reviewed their information since 2022 to bring their listings up to date. One month later, an amazing 95 percent have responded. We think this shows the confidence you can have in the data published in the Wishbook. We appreciate the time and effort each charity contributes in the interest of accuracy. (Our goal is 100 percent, so we will keep working to contact the missing agencies.)

Volunteer Opportunities at Rochester Regional Health at Unity
Myrna Rivera,Volunteer Specialist at RRH at Unity, has information on several open Volunteer Opportunities.
You can contact Myrna at

2023 Information Review -- Still A Few Charities Due by Friday, 9/15.
THANKS to the many agencies (122 so far) who have reviewed, and updated if necessary, their listings. Their updated information has been added to the website. Hoping for reports from 29 more charities by 12/15.

What Is a PDF?
PDF stands for "portable document format". When you have a PDF file, you can save it, print it, or send it to others without being concerned about compatibility with the system or device they are using.
Most online equipment manuals and computer instructions are now provided in PDF format. Long documents may be stored on a computer for reference. Pages of interest can then be printed and used as needed.

Wishbook PDF for Printable Pages is Here Now!
A PDF Version of the Wishbook is available NOW! One click on THIS LINK gives you an up-to-date file with pages that can be stored, mailed, or printed. 

The PDF File can be also used as a Master for having multiple copies printed for group presentations.

Please let us know what you think about this new service:

Saturday BAG SALE winds up Saint's Place SUPER SALE.

Last day for this year's Saint's Place Super Sale at St. Louis School, 64 South Main St., Pittsford,
features the traditional BAG SALE!

One bag of goods $10.
Additional bags $5.
Five-bag limit. 
From 9 am until sold out. 

St. Peter's Kitchen Sets a Record of 300+ Lunches Served In One Day!
St. Peter's Kitchen, 681 Brown Street, continues to provide a stabilizing force to the community. Check their page to help with donations of food and storage items, or by filling one of their 'Volunteers Needed' positions.

Job Opportunity at Dimitri House
Dimitri House has a unique career opportunity for a Case Manager & Client Operations Coordinator. If you or someone you know is seeking employment please reach out to Laurie at 585-325-1796. Spread the word!
See the complete job description here.

Complete Update to Coffee Connections' Wish List.
Coffee Connections has a new Wish List of items they need. Volunteer Anne Passmore successfully handled the project. See the results HERE:

Need Printed Copies of Wishbook information?

One World Gods Needs Retail Store Volunteers
One World Goods in Pittsford Plaza is the latest addition to the Community Wishbook website. They are in need of VOLUNTEERS for their retaii store. You can contact them at or 585-387-0070.

Asbury Storehousr Reopens
Asbury Storehouse is now open for business, located in their new Asbury First Community Center at 1010 East Ave. Rochester NY 14607. They are accepting donations of all clothing in good condition, including coats needing new zippers. Also, essential household items such as sheets, blankets, towels, dishes, glassware, and silverware. Hours are Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9 to 3. 
The new location is in the house to the left of Asbury Methodist Church. Entrance and donation building are located at the rear of the house.  Parking is available.

New Name for Local Habitat for Humanity
Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity is the new name for the combination of the former Flower City Habitat for Humanity; Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County; and Monroe, Ontario, and Wayne county affiliates.

Volunteers Needed for Special Events
Below is a list of local agencies that need volunteers to help plan and staff special fundraising events, such as golf tournaments, 5K and other races, dinners and galas, auctions, etc. Check the List of Agencies on the Wishbook website: for a description of events where help is needed, plus details for contacting the charity.
Al Sigl Community of Agencies
The Arc of Monroe 
Aurora House of Western Monroe County 
Bivona Child Advocacy Center 
Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc.
Bright Star German Shepherd Res. (bake sale, make items to sell)
Charles Settlement House, Inc. 
Coffee Connection/Project Empower 
CP Rochester 
Dream Factory of Rochester (teens organize a fundraising event)
Empowering People's Independence (Chocolate Ball committee)
Gathering Place of Purpose, Inc. 
Girl Scouts of Western New York (cookie moms and dads)
Heritage Christian Services (help park cars, at concession)
Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf (food drives and collections) 
The Margaret Home 
Mary Cariola Children's Center 
Notre Dame Learning Center, Inc. 
One Soldier at a Time 
Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Rush Public Library
St. John's Home (wheelchair escorts for Lilac Festival, picnic)
The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester 
Villa of Hope
The Wonderful Project 
Young Women's College Prep, Inc

Our Facebook Article - An Explanation
Our Facebook articles sometimes include a list of all charities that have a specific need. We recently discovered that the latest article was published on Nona Maurer's FB page (, instead of Nona founded the current Wishbook more than 20 years ago, and continues as its top coordinator. The article has reached some friends who have not yet 'friended' the new Wishbook FB page. Our staff has decided to leave the article out there as is, in recognition of Nona's hard work, and possibly to expand the list of potential volunteers. 
(This month's article lists all charities in the Rochester area who need help with their Fundraising Events. It also appears as a separate Memo item in this page.)

New Listing: Cooks and Servers Needed
Salem Nutrition Center is establishing a solid base of cooks and volunteers to serve hot lunches to 100+ guests per day, as they did before COVID. Located at 60 Bittner Street. Please contact Sharon Howey if you can help: 585-766-5979 or

Breast Cancer Coalition is Hiring!
The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester is looking for a Program Assistant, Part-Time (click here to see job description). For general information, see BCCR's Careers Page.

East House Now Accepting Donations
East House had suspended their Wish List, but is now ready to receive donations. See their revised list at

For Charities Only; Motorized Wheelchair Availiable
Sister Evelyn Breslin of the Notre Dame Learning Center received a generous offer from the potential donor of a Motorized Wheelchair. NDLC has no immediate for the item at this time; however, Sister Evelyn is willing to act as a go-between to connect a qualified charity and the donor. If interested, please contact Sister Evelyn at 585-254-5110, or email to (Note: this request is intended only for charities, so it will not appear on the Wishbook Facebook page.)

Special Need for Sheets and Bath Towels
Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet has a SPECIAL NEED for full- and queen-size sheets and bath towels. If you can help, please contact Diane Kozakiewicz at 585-397-2192, or email

Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity name change.
Flower City Habitat for Humanity is now called the Greater Rochester Habitat for Humanity. The email address for volunteering is

Drivers Needed!
Do you like to drive? Here is a long list of Rochester-area charities that need Drivers to take people to appointments, to deliver food, prescriptions, and useful items to people who need them. LINK.

Donate Paper Grocery Bags To a Food Pantry
Loop Ministries Food Pantry (585-738-2170 Mondays and Wednesdays) is asking for donations of paper grocery bags. The food pantry distributes up to 900 bags of groceries per month, and the need never ends. Before sending that pile of paper bags for recycling, consider donating them to a food cupboard where they will be used more than once!

Drivers Needed in Northwest Rochester
Richester Refugee Resettlement Services needs drivers to provide transportation to medical appointments and job interviews, primarily in northwest Rochester. If you can help, please contact Judy Bennett at 585-315-3377 or 

ROC THE DAY is Tuesday, November 29, 2022!

ROC THE DAY makes it super easy to make year-end cash donations to local charities of your choice.

Coalition Against Human Trafficking Seeks Volunteers
The Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking is seeking volunteers in the following areas:
Graphic Design: website graphics, edit brochures, create flyers, and more.
Web Design: someone who is comfortable editing our Wix-based website platform.
Please contact Janelle Stone: or

Become a Depaul Holiday Helper
You can make a wish come true when you adopt a DePaul resident in need this holiday season. No gift too small. Please contact Amy Cavalier at or 585-719-3102.

Now Online:
Amanda Dreher reports that the Flower City Phlianthropy website is now online and active at The site provides news about volunteering, local events, and charitable connections.

Donate Games In Good Condition
Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library is asking for donations of gently used adult and children's games in good condition for our Seasons Readings Sale. Accepting games now through November 1, 2022. Please call Christine @ 585-428-8351.

Information Update 2022
We like to keep information up to date! The yearly check has been completed, with listed agencies confirming or updating their information. The date at the end of each listing tells when the agency last confirmed or updated their listing. If you find a date before 2022, the listing has expired. We recommend you check with the agency for details.

Why Is My Charity Not In the Listings?
Our yearly program to update all agency listings has been completed. When we have not been able to verify an agency' listing after more than a year, their listing reach agency information should have ended 9/9/22. Because of possible email errors, some agencies may not have received the correct mailings asking for updates. If the date at the bottom of your agency's listing is more than a few weeks old, we did not receive your input. Please contact us as soon as possible with your OK or updates via email to

Trolley Rides at Transportation Museum Sunday, August 21.
Scenic Trolley Rides on Sunday, 8/21, at the The New York Museum of Transportation in Rush.

The two-mile round trip rides through the scenic Genesee Valley countryside will depart the museum at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 on August 21. No reservations are required.

Trolley cars now operated by the museum hark back to the "interurban era" of a hundred years ago when large, fast electric trolley cars offered service between Rochester and Buffalo, Syracuse and Geneva. A clean, comfortable alternative to steam trains, interurban trolleys around the country were a favorite means of travel from 1900 to the start of the Great Depression.

The museum's historic trolley ride is included with admission of $10 adults, $9 seniors (65+) and $6 youths (age 3 - 12).  Featured exhibits enjoyed by all ages include a steam locomotive, a giant model railroad, and the Midtown Plaza Monorail.  Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and visitors are urged to arrive by 3:00 for time to see everything.

The museum is located just 20 minutes south of Rochester at 6393 East River Road in Rush, one mile north of Rt. 251 (I-390 exit 11).    (585) 533-1113

Veterans Free at "Heroes and Hidden Heroes" Event August 14
Lauren Coe, contact person at One Soldier at a Time, is hoping for a big turnout at the 4th Annual charity event at the Webster Fireman's Field in the village of Webster from 2 to 8 on Sunday, August 14. Advance tickets $20, regular price $30, and ALL VETERANS FREE, for dinner, live entertainment, and more.

September Golf to Help Local Charities
Golf  Tournaments Help Local Charities
  • St. Peter's Kitchen 6th Annual Golf Tournament:  Friday, September 9, 2022, at Eagle Vale Golf Course in Fairport.
      St. Peter's Kitchen  •  Join by registering online.

  • Volunteers of America Golf Tournament: Monday, September 12, 2022, at Locust Hill Country Club.
    Cheryl Marshall 585-736-2487  •

7/24 Free Day at Transportation Museum SOLD OUT, But ..

The 7/24 event at the New York Museum of Transportation 7/24 is SOLD OUT.,  but consider attending on
Riverton Day: Sunday, July 17. 

Family-friendly prices ($10 or less) and no reservations required for trolley rides.

Searching for Great Bargains Fridays at St. Michael's
Every Friday from 10 to 5: High-quality merchandise at bargain prices. Includes antiques, collectibles, athletic equipment, electronics, and other items that are not basic household items.
Location is the St. Vincent DePaul Store in the basement of St. Michael's Hall. Find it at 124 Evergreen St. (behind 869 Clinton Avenue, access from Clifford Avenue.)
Stock Includes antiques, collectibles, athletic equipment, electronics, and other items that are not basic household items. Quality merchandise at bargain prices. Proceeds raised at the sale go to support the St. Vincent De Paul Ministry to help the poor in our parish live a better life.

New Contact Person at Salvation Army
Welcome to Michael Gilbert, new Director of Development at the Salvation Army of Greater Rochester. Mike is the person to contact if you have Wish List items to donate, or would like to volunteer. We wish him success in his new position.

MINO Critical Needs: Formula, Baby items
Mothers In Need of Others (MINO): critical need for formula, especially Enfamil Neuropro (yellow can) and Enfamil Gentlease (purple can). If you are a former user and have unopened, unexpired cans left over to donate, please call 585-348-8596 or email See their listing on this website for other critically needed baby needs and other items.

BBQ Friday 6/17 - Dimitri House
You like Chicken BBQ and we know you love to support Dimitri House. 
We've got your meal planned for June 17:
Drive-through chicken BBQ prepared by Sticky Lips:
Pickup Friday, June 17th, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $15/dinner. Proceeds to support Dimitri House programs
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 43 Gebhardt Road, Penfield
Includes one-half chicken, BBQ beans, macaroni salad, and cornbread.
Sticky Lips is taking online orders up until Friday morning. 
This is really your last chance to lock in your dinner! Do it today!
Don't chance it. There will be limited walk-up dinners! 
Buy your tickets today!
Purchase tickets online at sticky lips website
This fundraising event will support Dimitri House programs that served more than 5,300 people in need last year.

Volunteers Needed to Make Audio Broadcasts for Blind and Visually Impaired People
Yours can be the voice that provides news and other published material to blind and visually impaired people in western and central New York state.The Niagara Frontier Radio Recording Service needs Rochester volunteers to read and record broadcasts of news, books, and other publications. If you like to read and have the means to record (computer, laptop, smart phone, etc.), your broadcast can be the high point of a listener's day. Please see for information.

New York Museum of Transportation Now Open Sundays 11-4
The popular transportation museum at 6393 East River Rd, W. Henrietta, NY, is now open for the 2022 season. A great destination at family-friendly prices. Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm.

Breast Cancer Coalition Still Needs Volunteers for May 7 Pink Ribbon Walk & Run

You can help on May 7 at Genesee Valley Park for the Annual Pink Ribbon Walk & Run. Individuals and groups can call Carly Euler at 585-473-8177. 
Greatest needs on SATURDAY, May 7th:
- Parking Assistants: 7-12 people from 6 am to 9 am
- Nutrition Station Set Up (must be able to carry heavy boxes): 7-10 people from 6 am to 7:30 am
- Walk/Run Course Marshals: 5-7 people from 8:15 am to 10 am
- Sag Bikers (one behind the last runner & one behind the last walker): 2 people with bikes from 8:30 am to 10:30 am 


Still Time to Join the Dimitri House Virtual Walk-a-Thon
You Can Join the Dimitri House Virtual Walk-a-Thon through Friday, May 6.
You can still sign up and get out there and walk!
The virtual SPRING into ACTION Walk-A-Thon enables anyone to participate on their own time and at their own pace - whether you walk as a family, with coworkers, or just individually! 
Register at This Link.

Still Time to Join the Dimitri House Virtual Walk-a-Thon
You Can Join the Dimitri House Virtual Walk-a-Thon through Friday, May 6.
You can still sign up and get out there and walk!
The virtual SPRING into ACTION Walk-A-Thon enables anyone to participate on their own time and at their own pace - whether you walk as a family, with coworkers, or just individually! 
Register at This Link.

Mothers In Need of Others (MINO)
MINO has been hit hard by COVID and the economy. They have a CRITICAL need for baby care items, personal hygiene products, and cleaning supplies. If you can help, please call 585-348-8596 or email to set up a time to donate.

Loop Industries Food Pantry Now Open In New Location
Loop Ministries Food Pantry ( has relocated to Incarnate Word Lutheran Church, 597 East Avenue at Goodman Street (across the road from the Rochester Museum and Science Center). Hours Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am to 12pm.

Tour De Cure Needs Volunteers for June 11 Event
Tour De Cure, a special event of the Upstate NY American Diabetes Association,  needs volunteers for • event setup  • route signage  • registration
• volunteer check-in  • rest stop  • parking  • traffic control  
• start/ finish line cheer team  • lunch tent and more.
Register at

Wishbook Charity Guide - New Listings
New Listings Added to Rochester's Community Wishbook Charity Guide:
Pirate Toy Fund needs new, unwrapped toys.
Sunset House needs volunteer caregivers.
Recovery All Ways needs grocery items and clothing for folks living with substance abuse disorders, mental illness, homelessness.

Can You Be a Friend?

Dimitri House is actively seeking volunteers to support residents in its permanent housing initiative at Mamczur Place.
These residents need a personal touch, a friend to help them figure out the bus system; a friend to help them budget, shop for groceries, learn how to cook and clean their apartment.
Can you be that friend? If so please contact Laurie Jones-Prizel, Executive Director, at 585-325-1796.

Maggie Needs Refrigerators

Maggie Harris at Community Lutheran Ministry, 942 Joseph Ave., sends the following request:

"We are trying to locate some Refrigerators for the Ministry.
  Please help - we can pick up. Thanks." 

You can reach Maggie at or 585-338-2420.

Wayne County Action Program
The Wayne County Action Program has joined the Wishbook. Volunteers needed for small maintenance projects, office work, community service projects. All ages, any time.

Volunteer DJ Available for Charity Events

Charities: Mr. Bob Riley has been contributing his time and talent as a DJ or MC for several years. Music can be a big factor in increasing morale. Contact Bob at ( or 585-241-1345 (days).

Charities: Now Listing Your 2022 Fundraising Events.
2022 Calendar events: Just send details about your events to If you do not have all the details, let us print a 'Save the Date' entry for you.

Major Changes to Coffee Connection's Wish List
Joy Bergfalk at Coffee Connection has started the new year by providing a major update to their Wish List. You may have some of the items they have added. New list at Coffee Connection/Project Empower.

Brightstar Needs Volunteer Drivers
Brightstar Community, Inc. has an immediate need for drivers to grocery stores, prescription pickups, and meeting dropoffs and pickups. Please contact Sue Kirby.

Wishbook? Where's the Book?
The Community Wishbook did indeed start out (in the mid-1960s) as a booklet, published once a year, listing items (mostly used) that local charities needed. The annual booklet was joined, and eventually replaced, by this website where listings can now be updated daily instead of yearly. The Wishbook name has been retained to connect the with the enthusiastic work done by earlier organizations
to bring the needs of local charities to the public.

Thanks To the Good Guys
Happy New Year, and thanks to all of the Wishbook users who donated wish-list items to Rochester charities last year. Now is a good time to donate any still-good items that you no longer use. Wish Lists are posted and cross-indexed by category at

New Listing: Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services
Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services has a new listing on the Wishbook website. The agency's purpose is to assist refugees as they strive to be self-sustaining neighbors while maintaining their own cultural heritage.

Wishbook Article in Democrat and Chronicle
Preview of a Wishbook article appears today at (#11 under 'More Stories').
The printed article will appear in Sunday's (December 19) printed edition. Thanks to the D&C for helping get the word out.

Got Buttons To Donate?

A recent offer from a donor who had a collection of old buttons received four quick responses from agencies with craft projects, etc. The original collection is gone, but the following agencies are still looking for old buttons. If you can help, please contact the agencies directly:

Depaui       Mary Cariola Children's Center    •    Monroe Community Hospital


Winter Clothing

The following agencies are gratefully accepting warm, clean winter clothing that you no longer use. For detailed information about the charity, see their page on the website.

o   Agape Haven of Abundance (coats, sweaters, hats)    585-434-0109

o   Asbury First Storehouse (shoes, coats, and boots)       585-473-0950

o   Birthright of Rochester (mittens, hats, snowsuits)          585-385-2100

o   Carlson MetroCenter YMCA (children's winter clothes 585-263-4267

o   Catholic Charities Community Services (hats, gloves)  585-339-9800 x378

o   Catholic Family Center (CFC) (winter coats, boots)      585-546-7220 x7022

o   Center for Youth Services (gloves, hat, scarves)           585-473-2464

o   Delphi Rise (winter items)                                              585-467-2230 x428

o   Dimitri House (winter apparel)                                        585-325-1796

o   Easterseals NY (winter hats & gloves, snow pants)       585-957-7206

o   Focus Pregnancy Help Center (adult jackets, coats)     585-200-9477

o   Friendship Children's Center (child snow pants, boots)  585-342-7250 

o   Greece Food Shelf & Clothing Closet (winter clothes)  585-397-2192

o   House of Mercy (boots)                                                  585-546-2580 x106

o   Irondequoit Community Cupboard (coats)                      585-336-9107

o   The Margaret Home (for babies and children)                585-673-8008

o   Mission Share (winter hats, gloves, coats)                      585-368-0744

o   Oregon Leopold Child Care Center (winter clothing)     585-288-0074

o   Planned Parenthood (winter coats, hats, gloves, etc.)  585-546-7771 x1296

o   Recovery Houses of Rochester (men's clothing)           585-802-8709

o   Refugees Helping Refugees                                          585-563-7747

o   St. Joseph's House of Hospitality (winter outerwear)    585-353-9882

o   Saint's Place (winter coats)                                            585-385-6860

o   The Salvation Army (hats, gloves, scarves)                   585-987-9500 x2320

o   Villa of Hope (new coats and sweatshirts)                      585-865-1550

Barbara Legler Retiring from Strong Health
As of December 17, 2021, Barbara Legler will be retiring from Strong Behavioral Health. Congratulations and best wishes to Barbara. Welcome to new contact person Laura Chase. The agency/department is now called Strong Mental Health and Wellness.

St. Peter's Kitchen: New Director, Golf Tournament, and More!
Congratulations and best wishes to Patty Lorenzen on her retirement after more than 21 years of service with St. Peter's Kitchen. The new Executive Director is Mr. Kelly Finnigan. St. Peter's annual golf tournament will be September 9 at Eagle Vale (see Special Events). Also, backpack donations for the next school year can now be dropped off M-F, 8 to 2, until August 15.

Only 5 Slots Left for 5/23 Open Door Mission Golf Classic
There are only five foursome slots left for this year's ODM Golf Classic at Midvale Country Club on May 23. If you wait until signup deadline (May 16), you may be too late. Registration and details at