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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Refugees Helping Refugees

259 Rutgers Street
Rochester , NY 14607
Phone: 585-563-7747
Contact: Amber Walker

Services to refugees from all over the world. Activities include: case management, ESOL classes, job counseling and training, senior program, health promotion and outreach, speakers series, citizenship training, and a summer intergenerational program.

Wish List:
  • food items: canned tomatoes (crushed, sauce, stewed, paste), beans (black, kidney, garbanzo, pinto, green beans), canned corn, cooking oil (canola, vegetable, olive, sesame), pasta (any kind), Mac and Cheese boxes, lentils (dried, any kind), crackers, applesauce, tea, coffee, creamer, honey, sugar, salt, dried herbs and spices (pepper, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, cloves, fenugreek, coriander, nutmeg, chili). Please, no stews, ham, Spam, other pork, or tuna.
  • cleaners: surface cleaners, sponges, dish detergent, laundry detergent, household cleaning sprays, paper towels
  • tissue boxes
  • diapers: esp. sizes 3 and 4
  • baby wipes
  • personal care items: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, lotion, women's hygiene pads
  • school supplies: pencils, glue sticks, colored pencils, markers, crayons, colored folders (paper version is fine), notebooks, kids' scissors, erasers, pencil sharpeners with lids, highlighters, fabric pencil pouches
  • lunch boxes
  • backpacks

Volunteers Needed:
  • Assist in sewing class.
  • Assist with ESOL class.
  • Assist with Youth Navigator.

Information reviewed by agency 9/18/23. (Contact information updated.)