Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook

Special Corona Virus Needs
SPECIAL NEEDS and Status of LOCAL CHARITIES during the Coronavirus Crisis
updated 5/16/2020.
The agencies listed below have provided information since the start of restrictions. The situation may change quickly, so PLEASE
CONTACT THE CHARITY FIRST to confirm that the information is still in effect.
 
  Shelly Falitico, 343-4203  •  sfalitico@arcgo.org
  PPE supplies, outside recreation games. (To be sent or transported to Batavia.)
 
  Laura Donaldson  •  396-0070 x312  •  ldonaldson@bridgesforbraininjury.org
  Donation dropoff at 5760 Duke of Gloucester Way, Farmington. 
  Esti Klimnick  •  736-4526  • eklimnick@ifsrochester.org 
  Accepting food donations from 9 am to 12 pm. 
 Click on charity name for their Wish List.

Cameron Community Ministries
Jennifer 
Muniga  •  254-2697  •  Jennifer.Muniga@cameronministries.org
  Gloves, masks. Lunch food for clients: canned soup, stews, bread, lunchables, bottled water, peanut butter & jelly, granola bars, individually wrapped snacks, fresh fruits such as apples, bananas, oranges.

  Marianne Tucker  •  339-9800  •  Marianne.Tucker@dor.org
  Art supplies, Uno, board games, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, garden tools, rakes, leaf bags.

   Claudia Gill • 262-7044 • cgill@cfcrochester.org
   DESPERATE need for masks, homemade or commercial.
   Also, tablets for school kids.


  Tom DeRoller  •  347-1201  •  tom.deroller@cdswolffoundation
  Paper towels, toilet paper, napkins.
 
CP Rochester
  Tina Bennett  •  334-6000 x1321 •  tbennett@cprochester.org
  Deliver takeout meals, baked goods, flowers, cards, etc. to acknowledge patients and staff who are experiencing a very stressful. 

Community Food Cupboard of Rochester
  Maribeth Weed   •  694-8103  •  foodcupboard@frontier.com
  Now open. To donate, call personal number above.  Click on charity name for their Wish List.

The Community Place of Greater Rochester  
  Rich Redding  •  327-7200 x103  •  development@communityplace.org
  New listing includes disinfectant, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, rubber/plastic/nitrile gloves, masks.

 CompassionNet-Lifetime Care
   Christie Shaw  •  214-1068  •  Christine.Shaw@LifetimeCare.org

   Pre-assembled craft kits, decks of cards, sidewalk chalk, board games (all new).
 
  Holly Dutcher • 473-0180 • holly.dutcher@curekidscancer.com
  Donate blood if you are well enough to do so; face masks for families and children.

 CDS Wolf Foundation
 Tom DeRoller  •  347-1201  •  tom.deroller@cdswolffoundation
 Paper towels, toilet paper, napkins.
 
CP Rochester
  Tina Bennett  •  334-6000 x1321 •  tbennett@cprochester.org
  Deliver takeout meals, baked goods, flowers, cards, etc. to acknowledge patients and staff who are experiencing a very stressful change in routine. 

DePaul

  Marcia Dlutek  * 426-8000 x3100  •  mdlutek@depaul.org

  Latch hook rug kits, cross stitch supplies, knitting or crochet supplies, paint, brushes, canvas, cloth masks.


Dimitri House
Laurie Jones-Prizel  •  325-1796  •  lprizel@dimitri-house.org
  Donations can be dropped off Monday-Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-12 at 102 N. Union St. Upon arrival, just call 325-1796 and leave items on the picnic table to limit contact. We take any shelf-stable food, such as tuna, jelly, peanut butter, cereal, rice, potatoes, canned fruits and vegetables. 

Disciples Community Outreach
  Priscilla A. Young  •  705-9832  •  disciplescommunityoutreach@yahoo.com
  Face masks, gloves, hygiene products, food or grocery-stores gift cards, next-to-new clothing items, bleach or household cleaning items

Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc. 
  Denise Ester  •   442-6420 x2263  •  events@epiny.org
  hand sanitizers, cleaning supplies, personal protection equipment

 
   Mary Jost  •  200-9477  •  FocusPHC@gmail.com
  Tippy Toes baby formula (yellow top container), Enfamil or Enfamil substitute formula, newborn diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6),
   other baby items on our Wish List, anything for newborn babies. Food Donations. Clothing, kitchen items, personal care items.
  (Click on charity name for Wish List items.  Open Monday-Friday 1pm to 4 pm.

Fostering Hope NY, Inc.
  Closed.

  Joi DiGennaro  •  342-7250  •  j.mcmurtry@friendshipchildrenscenter.com
  Disinfectant wipes, alcohol wipes, thermometers, craft kits, science or cooking activities for children ages 5–12; snow pants, pants, shorts (ages 3-5).
 
  Bev Rhodes  •  1-888-837-6410  •  bev.rhodes@gswny.org
  Items from our Wish List. Offices are closed, but most are working from home. Call to arrange transfer of items.

Give-A-Lift c/o Lifespan
  Closed.

GRASP, Inc.
   Jill Richards  •  jill@graspinc.org  
   Accepting donations of cat food, kitten food (dry or canned), KMR for kittens and litter. Any cat need donations are welcome. They can be dropped off in our bin (when you walk in the door) at Petco in Greece, 2372 West Ridge Road.

Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet, Inc.
  Diane Kozakiewicz  •  4397-2192 •  info@greececlothingcloset.org
 Most recent update 5/16: Greece Ecumenical Clothes Closet. Hope to open in June. At that time will accept ONLY summer clothing and all bed linens. Prefer in clear or white kitchen trash bags. Drop zones will be published at greececlothingcloset.org.  

Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf, Inc.
  Amy Peritsky  •  453-2370  •  gefoodshelf@gmail.com
  Food donations accepted at this time: rice, chunky soup, cold cereal, canned vegetables, canned tuna and chicken, baked beans. Regular packege sixes most requested. Financial contributions also welcome.  Click on charity name for their Wish List.

Grow Green Rochester
 
  Ann Ducket  • 317-5004 •  ann@littlebleucheese.com
  Open for delivery of Wish List items only. Click on charity name, this listing.

Healthy Moms @ Rochester Regional Health
  Erin Thurston  •  368-3487  •  Erin.Thurston@rochesterregional.org 
  Donations accepted,  including clothing. Please call first. Contact us at 585-368-3030. We are located at St.Mary's Hospital on 89 Genesee Street.
The Children's Clothing Closet is a service provided by Healthy Moms @Rochester Regional Health. We provide clothing items to all needy women in Monroe County for their children ages newborn - age 16. Call 585-368-3030 to ask for needed items. We will put items together for you and provide curbside pickup during the COVID-19 restriction. Our closet is run by volunteers who are in our Project Independence program.
We always need and welcome lightly worn children's clothing as donations. 

Heritage Christian Services
  Heather Geoca  •  643-1533  •  Heather.Geoca@heritagechristianservices.org  
  Masks (disposable and cloth), gowns (disposable and cloth), hand sanitizer, disinfecting spray (hand and soft surfaces), disinfecting wipes. 

Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf
  Tina Zebulske  • 234-2090  •  www.facebook.com/HiltonFoodshelfz
  Still accepting food and non-food deliveries. Still distributing food. Click on our charity name above to see our Wish List. 

Home Start Hope

  Kristin Mathis  •  265-3383  •  
info@homestarthope.org
  laundry baskets, brooms/dustpans/, pillows,  kItchen garbage cans, toasters, hand towels

Irondequoit Community Cupboard
  Debbie Evans  • 336-9107  •  ICCDebbieEvans@gmail.com
  Toilet paper, bars of soap. Also, see the Top 10 List on our website. Curently listed: eggs, potatoes, apples, oranges,  macaroni and cheese, instant oatmeal cereal, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta sauce, instant mashed potatoes. Can be delivered to 4275 Culver Rd,
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 to 11 am.

Junior League of Rochester
  Susanne Hults/ Sandra Bohrer  •  385-8590  •  diaperbank@jlroch.org
  Full/new packages of diapers, especially sizes 4, 5, and 6, diaper wipes, diaper cream.

Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester
  Esca M. Stumpf   •  223-339 x139  •  escas@lollypop.org
  Open by appointment only. Pet Food in new, unopened bags.donations for the community. Wish List items (new only). Easiest to buy and ship   from Amazon, Pet Supplies Plus, Chewy, etc.

  Ms. Daryl Staneck  •  454-3367 x74  • dstanecko@loopministries.org
  Canned vegetables, fresh carrots. Food donations accepted every Tuesday and Thursday 10 am to 1 pm, when food pantry is open and volunteers are on hand to accept them.

Mission Share
Dan Astuto  •  368-0744  •  msocialdirector@gmail.com
  
Accepting food donations during normal operating hours Tuesday - Thursday 9 am to 3 pm.
  More needed items include boxed cereal, jar sauce, and specialty soups.
 
Mothers in Need of Others Ministry (MINO)
  Maria Wehrle  •  348-8596  •  mothersinneedofothers@gmail.com
  Open. Critical need for infant formula, particularly Enfamil Cleaning products, especially all-purpose cleaner and bleach. 
  Also needed: baby care items: diapers nb, 4-7; Pull-ups - partial packs OK; baby wipes; baby wash, shampoo, lotion, diaper cream. Cleaning products, especially all-purpose cleaner and bleach.
 
Notre Dame Learning Center
  Sister Evelyn BreslinSSND  •  354-1110  •  ebreslin@ndlcenter.org
  Financial contributions toward salary for two paid employees.

Chris Scribani •  325-3243  •  cscribani@opendoormission.com
Buy items on our Amazon Wish List or website and have them shipped directly. No food or clothing dropoffs at this time.

One Soldier at a Time
  Lauren Coe  •  764-4550  •  onesoldieratatimeusa@gmail.com
  Homemade cards (200) for veterans in PTSD homes, especially cards made by kids. (2000 more cards needed by Veterans Day, November 11.)
  Financial support to ship sun care packages overseas. Meat snacks, hard candy, gum, individual drink packets, unscented baby wipes, Q-tips for care packages.  If you have other food items, please donate them to another agenvy.
  Kate Sullivan  •  338-9175  •  info@petadoptionnetwork.org
  Cat litter and canned cat food. We are closed, but would make arrangements for a drop off.

Pet Pride of New York Inc.
  Ronda, Katherine, Jane  •  742-1630  •  ppny@wny.twcbc.com
  Open for donations.    

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York 
Sara Connor  •  546-2771 x1296  •  sara.connor@ppcwny.org
No donations accepted at this time (6/4/2018). We are recruiting volunteers only for RESTORE, Sexual Assault Services.


St. Peter's Kitchen

  Patricia Lorenzen  •  235-6511  •  info@stpeterskitchen.org
  Open and still serving. All meals are takeout. Need canned vegetables, pasta in lb packages, soups, peanut butter and cereal. Deliveries accepted Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

The South Wedge Food Program
  Katie Jo Suddaby  •  325-4950  •  southwestfoodrochester@gmail.com
  Open and in need of: peanut butter, pasta, toilet paper, sauce, fresh veggies, canned veggies, apples, oranges, white rice, granola/granola bars, cereal, bread, shelf-stable milk.

Spencerport Area Ecumenical Food Shelf
Dick Gallgher  •  397-0290  •  djgallag@rochester.rr.com
Accepting food items. Click on charity name for their Wish List.

  Jean Sciacchitano  •  224-7248  •   jsciacchitano@starbridgeinc.org
  Hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies, Lysol wipes, etc.

SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical Ministries) Community Services
Karen Woodward  •  235-4494  •  swemservices1@gmail.com
  Open and in need of nonperishable food items. Also, cat and dog food.
 
 
  Robin Johnson  •  393-7759   •  robin.johnson2@va.gov
  Office is accepting only donations that can be mailed. Large quantities must be delivered to Canandaigua or Calkins Rd. Outpatient Clinic. Call 393-7759 to confirm, prior to delivery. Especially needed at this time: postage stamps, gift cards (phone, VISA, WegmansWalmart).
 
  Valerie Hoak  •  402-7211 •  vhoak@voaupny.org
  Bleach, masks, antibacterial soap, paper products, personal care items, used tablet for online connections, Wal-Mart & other gift cards.  Also accepting new socks, new underwear, new men’s sweatpants (all sizes) and new undershirts, new twin size linens, new towels/washcloths and toiletries such as deodorant, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, razors, toothpaste, etc.
  Call to arrange drop-offs. Amazon wishlist items, directly shipped.
 
  Donation Specialist  •  232-5200 x224  •  SondraG@willowcenterny.org
  Face masks, vinyl gloves, Clorox bleach, disinfectant wipes & spray, hand sanitizer, baby wipes.
 
 end of list. Updated 04/28/2020 2:30 pm.

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