Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Youth for Christ, USA (Rochester Chapter)

1 Favor St.
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-256-5050 x16
Contact: Director

Rochester Youth for Christ works with a range of youth as young as 9 years old up to the age 19. YFC offers programming to anyone who lives within the Rochester city limits, regardless of race, gender, religion, or ethnicity.
Services provided:
•  All Star Basketball is a community collaborative sports program for youth ages 11-19. The purpose is to create an environment which fosters healthy relationships. Mentor/coaches, who are trained volunteers, encourage each player, coach basic skills and teach life principles.
•  Parent Life is a ministry of Rochester Youth for Christ that reaches expectant and parenting teens and their children through intentional relationships with trained adults and community partnerships. By providing support services to teen parents we equip them with the skills necessary to move from dependence to independence, empowering them to make good choices and encouraging them to further their education, move toward independent living and become life-long followers of Jesus Christ.


Wish List:
  • baby wipes, diapers, diaper pails, diaper rash cream, lotion, baby powder, baby shampoo, etc.
  • baby toys of all sizes (excluding stuffed animals)
  • strollers, high chairs, playpens (new or used)
  • gift cards: Wegmans, Walmart, BJ's, Hess, etc.
  • household items: microwaves, toaster ovens, lamps, bed sets, etc.
  • laptop computers: good working condition
  • monetary gifts (can be donated online)
  • school supplies for K-to-college students - everything is welcome!
  • sporting equipment (new or used) for basketball
  • toiletries for teen parents: body wash, deodorant, lotion, sanitary napkins, etc.
  • van: minivan or passenger van
  • cleaning supplies: disinfectant wipes, toilet cleaning supplies, paper towels, dust mops
  • first-aid kits
  • office supplies: pens, pencils, paper clips, copy paper, Post-it notes, tape (clear, masking, packing), etc.
  • restroom supplies: toilet paper, hand soap, paper towels
  • snack bar items: candy bars, Gatorade, soda, hot dogs, buns, snack-size chips, etc.
  • paper products: paper plates, napkins, plastic cups, plastic tableware
  • arts and crafts kits and supplies: stickers, glitter glue, glue sticks (all sizes), markers, Sharpies,  scrapbook supplies, crayons, construction paper



Volunteers Needed:
  • Looking for adults to serve as mentors for one year. Mentors need to be at least 21 years old, pass background checks, have a NYS driver license, and a reliable vehicle. Please contact our office for more information.
  • Spruce up the building in various ways (one-time volunteer day for groups or individuals).
  • Coaches for the basketball season.
  • Grant writing.
  • Building renovations.

Information reviewed by agency 9/10/20. (Contact, Wish List, and Volunteers Needed updated.)

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