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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: 585-368-2204
Contact: April Allen

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 we cannot receive USED items, except for used cell phones; and we do not have the resources to pick up donations.

    Before dropping off New items
    , Please email or call April Allen, 368-2204. Donations may be dropped off at the YWCA Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.  For a map, click here.  Arrangements will be made to meet you in the parking lot to protect you and our participants' health and safety.

  • Tupperware
  • can openers
  • plastic wrap, aluminum foil
  • Depends
  • Size 3 diapers
  • art supplies
  • new socks, underwear amp 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
  • cleaning supplies
  • 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. Please contact April Allen, Volunteer Coordinator, at (585) 368-2204 or

Information reviewed by agency 8/25/23. (Wish List updated.)

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