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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


YWCA of Rochester and Monroe County

40 Bittner Street
(Mailing Address: 175 N. Clinton Avenue)
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:
  • All donations must be New, except for used cell phones. We do not have the resources to pick up donations. 

    Before dropping off new items
    , please email or call 585-368-2204. 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
  • Depend underwear
  • 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, including products for African American women and children  (Please, no mouthwashes or medicines like Tylenol, etc.)
  • 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:
Volunteer opportunities are available to individuals as well as groups who would like to share a skill or special talent. Please contact April Allen, Volunteer Coordinator.

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