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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


The Salvation Army of Greater Rochester

70 Liberty Pole Way, PO Box 41210
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-754-9920
Contact: Michael Gilbert

The Salvation Army - Rochester Area Services includes the following programs:

  • Youth Enrichment Services, including after-school and summer programs
  • Homeless Shelters (4) for men, women with children, and for runaway and homeless youth
  • Emergency & Family Services, providing material assistance, rent help, prescription vouchers, and case management
  • Seasonal Services, including the Christmas Toy Shop, Adopt-A-Family, and Project Bundle-Up, which provides warm winter clothing for children
  • 3 Worship and Service Centers

Wish List:

  • New backpacks and duffel bags
  • New bedding: blankets, comforters, sheets, and bedspreads for homeless shelters
  • books for Young Adult Reading Room, ages 6 to 15, classics to modern, popular
  • bus passes, monthly
  • Bibles
  • boxes to pack Christmas distribution items for families in need
  • children's books and children's craft supplies for shelters
  • diapers, diaper wipes
  • gift cards
  • hats, gloves, and scarves (new) for men, women, and children
  • men's sweatpants
  • personal care items: bar soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotions, deodorant, etc.
  • postage stamps
  • robes for woman's shelter
  • socks and underwear (new) for men and women
  • towels, washcloths for shelters

Note: We cannot accept these items: toys, paint sets, crayons, coloring books, stuffed animals

Volunteers Needed:

Individuals and groups welcome. Please call or email for information.

  • College Internships may be available.
  • Food Services: assist with serving and room setup, packing food bags, storeroom maintenance, general cleaning duties, and unloading truck deliveries.
  • Maintenance: maintain grounds and building in a state of cleanliness, perform janitorial duties, snow removal, painting, minor repairs.
  • Seasonal Events (November - December): toy distribution, food distribution, bell ringers, knitters.

Information reviewed by agency 9/1/22. (Wish List updated.)

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