Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: May 24, 2016

Your Guide to Charities in and around Rochester, NY                     

The Wishbook provides a central source for Rochester charities to list their Items Needed and Volunteer Neeeds, as well as Special Events that help the agencies raise funds.

Use the listings to find a charity that needs your donated item or volunteer skill. Follow the link to the agency's page, and call or email the agency to arrange for delivery or pickup of a listed item, or for details on volunteering.

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About the Wishbook
Contact Us
Info for Agencies

Charities looking for

Pet and Animal Supplies

Volunteers to Work with Animals 

Link to List

This Week's Featured Charities

in POST newspapers dated May 19, 2016.

Asbury First Storehouse

Webster Comfort Care Home

Click  on the Charity Name for more information.


1. Volunteer -- It feels Good!

2. It's not just about the Money
        Charities love donated ITEMS. 
3. Please be considerate of our environment. Keep it clean for future occupants.

SPECIAL NEEDS as of April 21, 2016:

  • Ronald McDonald House needs gardening volunteers.
    Sarah Gibson: communityservice@rmhcrochester
    or 585-442-5437 x2200. 
  • Greece F.I.S.H. needs drivers one day per month for driving the elderly and disabled. 
    Leave message at 585-453-2370.

2015-2016 Wishbook
Print Edition

Thanks to sponsors of the printed version: Ronald McDonald House and Van Bortel Motors
MP Media has supported local charities for many years by printing the Wishbook and publishing periodic articles that spotlight the agencies. 

Where Can I Find the Printed Wishbook?

 WISHBOOKS were printed in October 2015. Information on this website is updated to the current day.
If you need a copy of the printed book (or multiple copies for your group), just send an email with your name and address to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

Thanks to all who have donated items or volunteered their time to help a local charity.
... If you have something to donate, and cannot make a connection using this site, contact us at wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

Note: The Wishbook does not accept donations or keep an inventory of items.
Please use the information you find here to make arrangements directly with the agency.


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Please Recycle
For items that cannot be donated, see Monroe County's Residential Recycling Guidelines.

Most Monroe County residential waste items, including computers & other electronics, are accepted for recycling at Ecopark, 10 Avion Drive (off Paul Road), during their regular hoursThere is no fee for disposing of these items and no appointment is necessary.
For more information including hours of operation, directions, and a list of materials accepted, visit www.monroecounty.gov/ecopark or call 585-753-7600 (option #3).


Website construction and service by andrewm@rochester.rr.com
Highly recommended!

The Community Wishbook is a service of
Helping Community Charities,
incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization
June 20, 2000, in Rochester, NY.

About the Wishbook

Please send comments, suggestions, corrections, etc. to wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

All material on this website
© 2016 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

Wishbook Coordinator Nona Maurer 
Website Coordinator Jim Maurer

Links to other Rochester-area websites:


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