Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: April 18, 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.

Downsizing - The Environmental Way
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Extra Stuff: Sure, it still works, but you haven't been using it and don't really need it.

Local charities can use your still-good items NOW!!



Is your information up to date?

Information for printed newspaper articles is taken directly from your listing.

Please check your listing and send any updates to wishbook@rochester.rr.com

Wish of the Month
for April 2014:

Charities Needing

gardening, landscaping and yard work  


outdoor furniture

Link to Artcle

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 & 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.

 The 2013 - 2014 Printed Wishbook

Available at many local library branches. 

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

Featured Agencies
in April 3 Post Newspapers:

Child Life Program, Rochester General Hospital

The Friendly Home

Agencies: Here's Help for Clients

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

Link to Lifeline Program Information

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

Links to other Rochester-area websites:


United Way of Greater Rochester - Volunteers

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