Welcome to Rochester's
Community Wishbook

Website last updated: October 20, 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 175 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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IS YOUR BUSINESS INTERESTED IN A HOLIDAY GROUP PROJECT?

CP Rochester has a holiday Santa children’s program:

A business would 
have a Christmas tree in their lobby. CP Rochester provides paper ornaments, each with the name of a preschooler along with a wish list for a small ( $5 range ) gift idea.

Their employees would take one (or more ) of the names and purchase a gift,  wrap it and deliver it on the day of Santa’s visit . Employees could stay and help out with the Santa event. It’s a fun event that provides an opportunity for group participation.

If your business is interested in hosting the project this year, please contact Tina Bennett at 585-334-6000 x1321 or tbennett@cprochester.org.

 

Choose a Charity to help on
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY
October 25, 2014
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GREAT FOR GROUP PROJECTS:

Agencies asking for volunteers to help with maintenance, including cleaning, painting and small repairs.

LINK TO LIST

 

Wish of the Month
for OCTOBER

 Charities requesting

Winter Clothing for Clients in Need   

Link to List




This Week's
Featured Charities

in POST newspapers dated 10/16/14:

Children's Institute

St. Joseph's House of Hospitality 

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.


HERE NOW!

 

The NEW 2014-15 
Wishbook

The NEW 2014-15 Printed Wishbook is now available.

Look for it at free-literature racks in the Rochester area, from mall boards at Greece Ridge and Marketplace Malls, and soon from local library branches.

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

 PRINT VERSION IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS A DOWLOADABLE PDF FILE:

LINK to PDF

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.

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© 2014 Helping Community Charities, Rochester NY

Wishbook Coordinator Nona Maurer 
Website Coordinator Jim Maurer

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