Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: August 28, 2014

Your Guide to Charities in and around Rochester, NY

                          ... linking item donors and volunteers to local nonprofit agencies

The Wishbook features Wish Lists of Items Needed and Volunteers Needed by more than 200 Rochester-area charitable agencies.

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.

Donated items should be clean, useable, and in good condition, with no missing pieces or pages (puzzles, games, books, etc.). Clothing should be clean, and not torn or stained. When in doubt, contact the charity.

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Info for Agencies

ANNUAL INFORMATION UPDATE IN PROGRESS

It's the time of year when EVERY agency in the Wishbook is asked to verify or update their information. When the project is completed, you can be sure that each listing reflects the latest information from the agency. The updated/confirmed input will be used in this fall's new printed Wishbook (due out in October).

To determine when an agency's page was last reviewed or updated, please see the date at the bottom of their listing.

This Week's
Featured Agencies

in August 28 Post Newspapers:


Advent House

Pet Pride of New York Inc.

Wish of the Month
for AUGUST
 2014:

 Charities requesting

TICKETS TO LOCAL EVENTS,
Also, Bus Passes & Tokens

for their clients    

Link to List 

Link to List of Agencies asking for  School Supplies

It's Not Just About the Money –

The primary purpose of the Wishbook is to provide charities with donated ITEMS and volunteers they need.

Of course, every agency welcomes monetary gifts, and some include them in their Wish List; however, it takes just a little time and effort to donate those still-useful ITEMS when you are decluttering, downsizing, or reorganizing.

Thanks for donating your items to a local agency, and keeping good items out of the landfill.


GOLF!


• Volunteers of America Golf Tournament
at Irondequoit Country Club
9/15 - benefits V of A

 



Agencies: Here's Help for Clients

The LIFELINE program provides phone discounts to low-income households. Details.

Link to Lifeline Program Information

 

 The 2013 - 2014 Printed Wishbook

For single copies – or multiple copies for your group – send an email with your mailing address to  wishbook@rochester.rr.com.

NEW 2014-2015 PRINTED
WISHBOOK COMING THIS FALL.

Thanks to all who have donated items or volunteered their time to help a local charity. Please ... 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 hours.
There 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)

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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
 
© 2014 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

Wishbook Coordinator Nona Maurer 
Website Coordinator Jim Maurer

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