Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

40 Bittner St. (Mailing Address: 175 N. Clinton Ave.)
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-368-2265
Contact: Ruth Rappaport-Kristal

The YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County is a powerful resource for women and girls in our community. Today, our programs focus on providing support for pregnant and parenting teens and their babies, and on offering a continuum of housing for women in need, including those of all ages and family situations.

Wish List:
Because of limited space, we regret that we cannot receive USED items, except for used cell phones.
Donations may be dropped off at the YWCA Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.  Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to be able to pick up donated items.  For a map, click here. Please call or email prior to dropping off donations: Please call Ruth at 585-368-2265 or BEFORE dropping off donations. Arrangements will be made to meet you in the parking lot to protect you and our participants' health and safety.

  • Tupperware
  • plastic wrap, aluminum foil
  • Depends
  • Size 3 diapers
  • art supplies
  • new socks, underwear & bras
  • new adult leggings
  • new car seat
  • new bassinet
  • new adult T-shirts

Items Always In Need
  • canned and boxed foods such as soup and cereal
  • personal care Items: new and unopened hand/body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, combs, women’s razors  (Please, no mouthwashes or medicines like Tylenol, etc.),
    including products for African American women and children
  • diapers (all sizes) and diaper bags
  • infant formula (all varieties - unexpired, please)
  • new baby and toddler clothes
  • new strollers, high chairs, baby carriers, car seats, and cribs (For liability reasons, these items must all be brand new.)
  • new twin-size sheet sets, comforters, blankets, and mattress pads,
  • new bath towels, washcloths
  • laundry detergents 
  • gas cards, RTS bus passes
  • gift certificates: for grocery stores (Wegmans, Tops)
  • gift certificates for general retail stores (WalMart,Target, etc)

Volunteers Needed:

Are you interested in helping women and families in our community? Do you have a skill or special talent you want to share? The YWCA has volunteer opportunities available to individuals as well as groups.  We work closely with our volunteers to match individual and group interests with our needs.

If you are interested in learning about volunteer opportunities, please contact Ruth Rappaport-Kristal, Volunteer Coordinator, at (585) 368-2265 or

Information reviewed by agency 9/15/20.  (Donation time and procedure changed.)

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