Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Open Door Mission, Inc.

156 N. Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-454-6696
Contact: Chris Scribani 585-325-3243

A multi-service outreach ministry working to recover, restore, and rebuild hurting people throughout our community.

(Caring and Donation Center: 156 N. Plymouth Ave.)
(Samaritan House Emergency & Transitional Shelter: 210 W. Main St.)
(Coldwater House Women & Children Residential Center: 240 Coldwater Rd.)

Donation Drop-Off Location: Mission Caring Center, 156 North Plymouth Ave.  Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

Car Donations Accepted
Donate a car fast and easy to benefit Open Door Mission with Your car, truck, boat, or other vehicle provides the crucial support Open Door Mission needs to continue their mission in your community.

Wish List:

Current Needs

For latest list of current needs, see Thank you!

General Needs
  • allergy medicine, multivitamins, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, cough syrup (nonalcoholic), Sudafed/sinus medicines
  • clothing (all sizes) and underwear for men, women, children; winter clothing (all sizes) including hats, gloves, mittens, boots
  • financial support (please visit our website at, or, by phone, text Open Door to 585-207-3077 to make a contribution today)
  • flip-flop shower sandals (L, XL)
  • gasoline cards
  • gift cards: Wegmans, Walmart, Sam's Club
  • gloves (plastic or latex) for food handlers
  • grocery-store items: mayonnaise, salt, pepper, salad dressings, coffee, creamers (powder or liquid), sugar, milk, hot & cold cereals, laundry soap, bleach, liquid dish soap
  • linens: twin-bed sheets, blankets, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths
  • office supplies: rubber bands, plain window envelopes, copy paper, staples, Wite-Out, black markers
  • paper products: napkins, disposable plates, paper towels, bathroom tissues, toilet tissue, Styrofoam/cardboard cups and Styrofoam/cardboard bowls (8-ounce, 12-ounce)
  • plastic silverware: forks, spoons, knives
  • plastic garbage bags, 13- and 55-gallon
  • postage stamps
  • personal care items: shampoo, toothpaste, soap (trial sizes), toothbrushes, disposable razors, shaving cream, deodorants, foot powder, brushes, combs
  • tube socks, men's

Volunteers Needed:

Information reviewed by agency 9/8/20. (Name, text number changed, and volunteers needed added a need.)

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