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2016-2017

C O MMU N I T Y

Wishbook

R o c h e s te r s

C h a r i t y

G i v i n g

G u i d e

Your
donations
can make
wishes
come true.
Wish Lists of
more than 180
Local Agencies
Indexed for
easy reference!
Items needed:
page 31

Volunteers needed:
page 36

Made possible by:


MESSENGER POST MEDIA

RONALD
MCDONALD
HOUSE
CHARITIES

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COMMUNITY WISHBOOK 2016-2017

CO M M U N I T Y

Wishbook

Your donations can make wishes come true.


The Community Wishbook is a guide to the needs of more than 180 charitable organizations in Rochester
and the surrounding area. It includes each charitys contact information, purpose, wish list and volunteer needs.
Individuals, groups, or businesses can use the Wishbook to find charities that need their donated items or
volunteer help. For updates throughout the year, see the Wishbook website at www.communitywishbook.org.
A special thanks to our sponsors, Ronald McDonald House Charities and Messenger Post Media
(publisher of Post Newspapers) for their support in bringing the Wishbook to you.
The Community Wishbook
originated in 1966 by the Volunteer
Forum and the American Red
Cross. The Junior League of
Rochester Inc. (JLR) took over the
reins of the Wishbook in 1985.
From 1991 through 1996, the JLR
collaborated with the Greater
Rochester Section of the National
Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)
in organizing the Wishbook.
Since 1999, Nona and Jim Maurer,
community volunteers, have
assumed responsibility for
producing the Wishbook.
They have contacted the agencies
and organized the information
for this year's edition.
For more information about
the Wishbook, please visit
www.communitywishbook.org.

USING THE WISHBOOK...


1. Find your favorite charity to see if they need your donated items or volunteer skill OR
use one of the Index sections to find an agency that needs what you have to offer. Check the
agency's information in the alphabetical Agency Listings for details.
2. If you have items to donate, search the Items Needed Index to find charities that need them.
Again, use the alphabetical Agency Listings to find the contact person at the agency, and call
or email that person directly to make arrangements for delivery or pickup. Please be sure that
all donated items are clean, useable, and do not have any missing pieces or pages (puzzles,
games, books, etc.) Contributions are tax deductible to the extent the law allows. (Include
your name and address.)
3. To volunteer, search the Volunteers Needed Index for the category that matches your
interest, skill or talent. Use the alphabetical Agency Listings to find the contact person at the
charity. Call or email the contact person directly to apply for the volunteer position or to get
more information.
4. Please let the charity know that the match was made using the Wishbook. There is no
charge to the charities for any of the Wishbook services, but we (and they) would appreciate
knowing the Wishbook is working for them.
5. Wishbook information is also available online at www.communitywishbook.org. Online
listings are updated as changes are received from the charities. You can search online by item,
by volunteer need, or by agency to help make a difference at any time during the year.

Thank you for your support of local charities!


Messenger Post Media is proud to sponsor this
important resource because it helps our community
help itself. By donating time, materials and resources
to the charities listed in the Community Wishbook, we assist
our neighbors in facing up to and overcoming challenges.
In short, we help strengthen our community.

A little help, a little strength, will bring lots of smiles.

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13thirty Cancer Connect


1000 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-563-6221
Contact: Lauren Spiker
Email: lauren@13thirty.org
www.13thirty.org
Dedicated to helping teens and
young adults live with cancer through
resources, support, and advocacy. Provides
regular weekly activities for teens and
young adults, both in the midst of
treatment and beyond it.
wish list
coffee
copy paper, white and multi-colored
gift cards: Wegmans, Tops, Target,
Walmart, gas cards, craft stores
ink cartridges: HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP
M277dw, HP LaserJet P1006
magazine subscriptions, teen
and young adult
monetary donations
postage stamps
tissues
water
volunteers needed
Help with special events.

A Horse's Friend
128 North Wilmarth Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: 585-957-3833
Contact: Rebecca Woodard
Email: ahorsesfriend@yahoo.com
www.ahorsesfriend.org
Promotes positive values, increases social
competencies and teaches children respect
through the use of horses and horseback
riding. AHF currently has Saturday
programs between 9 am and 1 pm, after
school programs between 4 pm and 8 pm
on Mondays and Wednesdays and Summer
Camp programs starting in July.
wish list
donate to our Student
Scholarship Program
donate to our Program/General Fund
donate equipment or donate to our
Equipment Fund
sponsor a child for one full session
sponsor a horse for one year
sponsor a horse and child
for one full session
volunteers needed
Community liaisons.
Media coordinators.
Horse handlers and stable helpers.
Trail guides.
Equestrian teachers.
Pony ride assistants for off-site events.
Teen volunteers needed:
Horse handlers and stable helpers.
Trail guides.
Equestrian teachers.

AGENCY LISTINGS
Classroom teachers.
Child safety monitors.
Pony ride assistants for off-site events.

A Meal & More, Inc.


25 Broadway
Rochester, NY 14607-1701
Phone: 585-454-3878
Contact: Kristy Liddell
Email: volunteer@amealandmore.org
www.amealandmore.org
Provides nutritious midday meals and
caring friendship to needy people in
a safe environment every Wednesday
and Sunday at Christ Church in
downtown Rochester.
wish list
food items: canned kidney beans, tomato
sauce, pasta (penne and ziti), dried beans
(garbanzo beans, green and yellow split
peas, white beans, and brown and green
lentils), rice, egg noodles, chicken and
beef stock (32- to 46-oz cans), crushed
and whole Italian tomatoes (28- to 35-oz
cans), salad dressings, BBQ sauce, coffee,
100% juices (large size), cider, large
quantities of frozen meats (especially
ground beef), boxed stuffing, powdered
lemonade mix, ketchup, mustard, mayo,
flour, sugar
monetary donations
personal care items (travel-size)
restaurant-grade kitchen appliances
and equipment (e.g., convection oven,
food processor, etc.)
volunteers needed
Soup kitchen: help set up, prepare
and serve meals, clean up.
Please call 454-3878 or email volunteer
@amealandmore.org to find out about
volunteer opportunities.

Advent House
1010 Moseley Road
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585-223-6112
Contact: Glenda Hastings
Email: theadventhouse@
frontiernet.net
www.theadventhouse.org
A two-bed home caring for the dying
and their families. No fee is charged.
wish list
copier paper
gift cards: Wegmans, OfficeMax
grocery-store items: paper towels,
disposable baby wipes (e.g., Wegmans
baby washcloths), liquid antibacterial
hand soap, dishwasher detergent,
color-safe bleach, lotion, toilet paper,
dishwashing liquid, 3-way light bulbs,
laundry detergent
money donations to cover cost of
lawn care, snow plowing, trash removal
and landscaping

money for cable service


postage stamps
volunteers needed
For resident care (especially evenings
and weekends), housekeeping,
fundraising, and office work.

Alzheimer's Association
435 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-760-5444
Contact: Connor Chmiel
Email: cchmiel@alz.org
www.alz.org/rochesterny
Mission: to eliminate Alzheimers
disease through the advancement of
research, to provide and enhance care
and support for all affected, and to reduce
the risk of dementia through
the promotion of brain health.
volunteers needed
Telephone support at the front desk,
network making follow-up calls
to families and caregivers under
supervision. Calls are made on site.
Training provided. Two times per month.
Facilitate a support group for caregivers,
friends and families of people with
dementia or for people with Alzheimers
disease. Groups meet once each month.
Training provided; background check is
required.
Collaborate with chapter staff in creating,
managing, facilitating, and providing
outreach for social/activity programs.
Training provided; background check is
required.
Assist at local health fairs by setting up
displays and distributing materials.
Assist by being an advocate to further
legislative priorities by sending an
email, calling, and/or visiting legislators.
Also, signing petitions, attending town
hall meetings, attending annual rally
day in Albany and volunteering at our
annual Walks.
Help in the Memory Gardens with
spreading mulching, weeding, raking
and other physical activity.
Educators to share information with
families. Training provided.
Help with Walk preparation, mailings,
team recruitment, kick-off events
and other Walk-related activities
during peak Walk to End Alzheimers
season (July - October). Help set up,
tear down, clean up and be route
marshals the day of the Walk.
See our website for additional opportunities.

American Cancer Society


Hope Lodge Hospitality House
1120 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-224-4936

COMMUNITY WISHBOOK 2016-2017

Contact: Loriann Furbush


Email: loriann.furbush@cancer.org
www.cancer.org/hopelodge
Provides free temporary lodging for cancer
patients and caregivers, and low-cost
lodging to transplant patients and their
families.
wish list
batteries: AA, AAA, D
cash, check, and credit card donations
cleaning supplies: laundry detergent (HE),
dryer sheets, bleach, Clorox wipes, toilet
brushes, 13- and 30-gallon trash bags,
liquid dishwasher detergent
electric broom
gas cards, gift cards: Tops, Wegmans,
Walmart, Target, Sams Club
gift certificates, dinner
glass cleaner
grocery-store items: bottled water,
bags of hard candy and lollipops, coffee,
tea, dry creamer, sugar, toilet paper,
paper towels, boxes of tissues, napkins,
disposable plastic eating utensils, paper
plates and cups, plastic wrap, aluminum
foil, Ziploc bags (quart, gallon), food
storage containers
hand soap (pump), hand and skin lotion
office supplies
toiletries (travel-size)
volunteers needed
Office support.
Guest services.
Assist with and/or plan and implement
fundraising events.
Assist with activity calendar
for guest events.
Host a dinner for the guests
of Hope Lodge.

American Red Cross


NY-Penn Blood Region
825 John Street
West Henrietta, NY 14586
Phone: 585-760-5547
Contact: Laurie MacFarlane
Email: Laurie.macfarlane@redcross.org
www.redcrossblood.org
Mission: to fulfill the need of the
American people for the safest possible,
most reliable, most cost-effective blood
services through voluntary donations.
wish list
K cups for single-serve coffee maker
auto organizers
birthday cards for adults (new, unused)
craft supplies: tissue paper, card stock,
ribbon, bulletin board borders
and scrapbook supplies
digital cameras
display boards, tri-fold
dress forms
file box, portable (plastic)
gift cards: restaurants, coffee shops,
stores, etc.

COMMUNITY WISHBOOK 2016-2017

GPS units
hand cart, collapsible; two-wheeled
hand truck
pens on strings
picture frames
Styrofoam or paper coffee cups with lids
tablecloths, red and white
(cloth or disposable)
tickets, passes to events,
movies, attractions
travel mugs, water bottles
volunteers needed
Drivers to pick up and deliver blood,
driver/navigator couples welcome.
Warehouse assemblers to pre-assemble
supplies needed at blood drives.
Blood drive hosts and sponsors.
Blood drive volunteers:
donor ambassadors.
Clerical: filing, data entry, collating
and folding.
For more information contact
Laurie MacFarlane at 760-5547 or visit
www.redcross.org/volunteer.

Angel Care Ministry of St.


Marianne Cope Parish
3318 East Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467
Phone: 585-321-0236
Contact: Noreen Mancini
Email: eloisestelle@yahoo.com
Assists mothers in financial difficulty
by providing new portable baby beds
for their newborn babies. Provides new
and gently-used baby items upon request.
Referrals are made by social workers,
case workers, and other contacts from
various social agencies, hospitals, etc.
that work with new mothers in need.
wish list
baby clothes (new or gently used;
sizes birth -12 months: all seasons),
onesies, sleepers, socks and
seasonal outerwear
baby wipes
bibs
diaper bags
diaper cream, shampoo, baby wash
disposable diapers (sizes 1 and 2)
hooded towels, washcloths
receiving/crib blankets
monetary donations are also welcomed
to help purchase new baby beds
volunteers needed
Work by telephone with a community
agency social worker, case worker, etc.
and assemble items asked for at the
Angel Care site. Make arrangements
to have items picked up.
Pick up portable baby beds (pack-andplay types) ordered at local retailers.
Wash and sort gently used items
that are donated.

AGENCY LISTINGS
Shop garage sales, etc. for gently used
baby clothing for use in layettes.

Angels of Mercy, Inc.


692 North Winton Road
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: 585-730-4556
Contact: Mary Jo Colligan
Email: designingheart@aol.com
www.angelsofmercyny.org
Mission: to help women of all ages who
have been affected by life-controlling
issues such as drug and alcohol abuse,
addiction, depression, self-harm,
unplanned pregnancies, physical and
mental abuse, and eating disorders to turn
their lives around. We work to prevent
human trafficking.
wish list
bias tape, grosgrain ribbon
cleaning supplies
gift cards: Staples
monetary donations
paper and office supplies
professional clothing: in-season business
and business casual clothing
(preferably clean, pressed, and
on hangers.) Please call to make
arrangements for drop-off or pickup.
hangers, white, plastic
pillowcases and cotton fabric
(no white please) for Dress A Girl
Around the World program
plastic storage bins
postage stamps
printer cartridges for HP Officejet 8600
toiletries (full and trial size)
trash bags, heavy-duty, black
volunteers needed
For projects and programs: women
who like to sew, organize, and help
other women.
Help with publicity and promotion
of the walk/run Stop the Trafficking.

Asbury Dining & Caring Center


1050 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-271-0692
Contact: Michele Cooley
Email: mcooley@asburyfirst.org
www.asburyfirst.org/about/in-thecommunity/dining-and-caring-center
Provides meals and other supportive
assistance to anyone who is hungry
both physically and emotionally.
wish list
backpacks (used)
bath towels (lightly used)
Bibles, any translation (not large-sized)
dish cloths
grocery-store items: powdered laundry
soap, pancake syrup, regular ground
coffee, creamer (powdered), sugar, brown
sugar, pancake mix, paper towels, paper

luncheon napkins, toilet paper


personal care items: e.g., deodorant,
shaving cream, disposable razors,
small shampoos, toothbrushes,
small toothpaste, small soaps
sleeping bags (used)
volunteers needed
Professional hair stylists to cut hair
for our guests: once a month for two
hours on Sunday afternoon.
For more information, please contact Cathy
Bracht at 421-3836.
Help prepare and serve breakfast on
Tuesdays or Fridays under the
guidance of team leaders and cooks.
Time commitment is 6:30 or 7:00 - 9:30
am each week (or you may choose which
week or weeks out of each month).
Leaving early to get to your paying job
is acceptable!

Asbury First Storehouse


1050 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-473-0950
Contacts: Charlene Lajewski, Bonnie Kay
Email: asburystorehouse@gmail.com
www.asburyfirst.org/serve/storehouse
Mission: to distribute donations of clothing,
linens, and kitchenware free to people who
are referred by social agencies, health care
facilities, and churches.
wish list
Donations may be left during client hours
or Mondays from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm.
bedding: sheets, blankets, comforters
clothing (for all ages, esp. children)
in good condition
coats, boots, shoes
dishes, pots, pans, silverware
towels

The Association for the Blind


and Visually Impaired (ABVI)
422 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-327-5533
Contact: Laura Piche
Email: lpiche@abvi-goodwill.com
www.seegreatthings.com
Mission: to prepare and empower people
who are blind or visually impaired to be
self-sufficient and contribute to their
families and communities.
volunteers needed
Drivers: for medical and other
health-related appointments.
Shoppers: assist individuals who are
blind with their shopping needs.
Sighted Guide for recreation events:
assist people who are blind or visually
impaired on day trips and outings.
Driver and Shopping volunteers
must have up-to-date driver's license,

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vehicle insurance, and registration
Volunteers must be at least 18 years
of age, and must attend sensitivity
to blindness training prior to starting
volunteer assignment.

Aurora House
of Western Monroe County
2495 South Union Street
PO Box 21
Spencerport, NY 14559
Phone: 585-617-4863
Contact: Karen Kuebler
Email: director@aurorahousewmc.com
www.aurorahousewmc.com
A home for the dying based on the model
of families caring for loved ones at home.
There is no charge for these services.
wish list
Avery address labels: 1 x 2 5/8
cleaning supplies: Swiffer dry or wet cloths,
paper towels, gel formula dishwasher
detergent, non-antibacterial liquid hand
soap refills, hand sanitizer and refills,
unscented baby wipes
gift cards: Tops, Sams Club, Walmart,
OfficeMax, Home Depot, Lowe's, Staples
grocery-store items: cans of ginger ale,
cola, lemon lime; apple, cranberry,
mixed blends fruit juice (100%) in
bottles; sugar substitutes: single
packets (Equal, Splenda, Truvia),
Keurig K-Cups (coffee, tea, hot cocoa)
light bulbs, CFL (60W equivalent,
soft or daylight color)
lip balm, unscented/unflavored
postage stamps, Forever
printer cartridges, HP 564 XL High Yield:
black, cyan, magenta, photo black,
yellow toner cartridges for laser printer:
Brother TN-420 or TN-450, black
towels: cream or off-white bath towels,
hand towels, face cloths; tan/taupe hand
towels; white face cloths/washcloths
volunteers needed
Provide care for residents.
Housekeeping, fundraising, gardening,
meal preparation and special events.
Visit Aurora House website
for more information.

Begin Again Horse Rescue, Inc.


2828 Plank Road (Rt. 15A)
Lima, NY 14485
Phone: 585-322-2427
Contact: Kirk Marie Miller
Email: info@beginagainrescue.org
www.beginagainrescue.org
We are the only 501(c)3 in Livingston
and surrounding counties that
rescues horses at risk of neglect,
abuse, or going to slaughter.
wish list
4-wheeler or Gator

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bleach
copy paper
fly masks
gift cards: Tractor Supply, County Max
hay
horse treats
lawn tractor
lumber: 16-foot pressure treated decking
boards
printer ink
senior horse grain
volunteers needed
Help with horse and barn care.
Lawn mowing and trimming.
Building and fence repairs.
Property repair and maintenance.
Help with special fundraising events.
Website maintenance.
Event advertising graphic design.
Event photographer.
No experience necessary to volunteer at
the rescue. Children under 14 must
be accompanied by an adult. Training
will be provided.

Benincasa, Inc.
3880 Rush-Mendon Road
Mendon, NY 14506
Phone: 585-624-8070
Contact: Lori LaSalle
Email: benincasa@benincasainc.org
www.benincasainc.org
Home for the terminally ill caring for those
in the last three months of life. Provides
support to family and the community.
wish list
copy paper
grocery-store items: paper towels,
coffee (regular and decaf), unscented
laundry detergent
postage stamps
volunteers needed
Provide care and support to our residents.
Training provided. Call Nicki for more
information.

Big Brothers Big Sisters


of Greater Rochester
37 South Washington Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-442-2332 x103
Contact: Tierra Blue
Email: tblue@bbbsr.org
www.BeABig.com
One-to-one mentoring agency serving
children ages 9-16 in Monroe, Wayne,
Ontario, Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming,
Orleans, and Yates counties.
wish list
arts and crafts supplies and kits: stickers,
glitter glue, glue sticks (all sizes),
model kits, markers, Sharpies,
scrapbook supplies, crayons
birthday cards, thank-you cards
(blank and used)

AGENCY LISTINGS
board games: Life, Monopoly, Sorry, etc.
card games, Play-Doh
construction paper, card stock, tissue paper
die-cut machine
duct tape, decorative, masking tape
first-aid kits, cotton balls
food coloring
Frisbees, jump ropes
gift cards: Aldis, Walmart, etc.
jewelry making supplies, fuse beads
Legos and any other building toys
nail polish, nail polish remover
napkins, reuseable plastic cups
painting supplies
paper trimmer, guillotine, 45-inch
peanut butter, snack items
rolling carts
sandwich bags, gallon-size bags
scissors
stationery, generic
volunteers needed
Mentors aged 18 and older matched with
youth 9-16. Help a child reach his or her
potential. As a Big you will meet with
your Little a few hours every week for at
least one year. One of our professional staff
will support you every step of the way. We
have hundreds of fun (and inexpensive)
ideas.

Birthright of Rochester, Inc.


320 North Washington Street
Suite 116
Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: 585-385-2100
Contact: Joan K. Rohr
Email: jkrohrbr@yahoo.com
www.birthright.org/en/landingpage/
lp-rochesternymain
Offers free and confidential pregnancy
support to women regardless of age,
income or ethnicity. Provides maternity
clothes, layettes for newborns and infant
clothing along with our advocacy.
wish list
books on pregnancy, especially "What to
Expect When You are Expecting"
breastfeeding aids: books, pillows, etc.
clothing (new or gently used): maternity,
infant clothes up to size 2T
crib sheets, towels, etc.
diaper covers
diaper wipes
diapers, cloth, new or freshly washed
diapers, disposable (especially 3)
formula
pajamas, sizes birth, 3 months and 3-6
months
snowsuits
sweaters, booties (handmade), yarn
is available for those on a fixed income
volunteers needed
Please contact us for many opportunities.
Training is provided.
Mentor.
Office, clerical.

Publicity, social media.


Fundraising.

Bivona Child Advocacy Center


The Skalny Building
One Mount Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-935-7800
Contacts: Sue Sidore, Stefanie Szwejbka
Email: info@BivonaCAC.org
www.BivonaCAC.org
A safe, welcoming place where children
who have been sexually or physically
abused can begin their journey of healing.
The staff facilitates a one-site collaboration
of social and legal agencies to protect,
treat and counsel child victims and their
families, and to investigate and prosecute
the abusers.
wish list
batteries: all sizes
bedding: sheets, comforters, pillows
(all sizes), new quilts or blankets
bottled water, soda (cans), coffee,
tea, sugar, creamer
books, magazines (English and Spanish)
diapers, Pull-Ups (all sizes)
door alarms, batteries for door alarms
duffel bags, totes, backpacks, gift bags
first-aid supplies
footballs, baseballs, caps with logos
gas cards, bus tokens
gift cards: Wegmans, Target, Tops,
Walmart, OfficeMax, Salvatore's, Pita Pit,
Lorraine's Lunch Box
ink cartridges, Toshiba 203sd/Estudio 3530
journals, drawing pads
kitchen supplies: paper towels, paper
plates, utensils, dishwasher soap, hand
soap, cups, hand towels, sponges,
baggies, foil, Saran wrap, Kleenex, etc.
laptop computers (new) (2); PC
computer with ability to burn a DVD
from another DVD
monetary donation
office supplies: copy paper, pens, markers,
tape, raffle tickets, blank DVDs and CDs,
envelopes, mailing labels, highlighters,
Post-it notes, staples, paper clips, etc.
For additional items, visit
www.communitywishbook.org.
volunteers needed
Reception: welcome children and families,
answer and triage phone calls, some
computer work and perform other tasks
as required.
We ask you to fill out a Volunteer
Application; and because of the sensitive
nature of our work with children, agree
to a criminal background check.

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Braddock Bay Raptor Research


185 Pond Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Phone: 585-267-5483
Contact: Daena Ford
Email: information@bbrr.org
www.bbrr.org
Dedicated to the conservation of birds of
prey and the local environment through
research and education programs
conducted in and around the Braddock
Bay area.
wish list
binoculars
birdseed
computer, laptop
copy paper
envelopes (standard letter-size)
field guides for birds
gift cards: OfficeMax, Staples, Home Depot,
Lowe's, BJ's Wholesale Club, Wegmans
or other grocery stores, Country Max,
Michaels, Jo-Ann
hammers, cordless drill
lumber for boardwalks
mailing labels
nails and wood screws, galvanized,
4" long
outdoor carpeting: "Astroturf"
style - clean scraps
photo printer, portable
plywood
postage stamps
printing/copying services
roofing materials
scrub brushes
solar lighting
spotting scope for bird watching
stain or paint, outdoor
(neutral colors such as brown, tan)
trail camera
volunteers needed
Education: nature interpretation, leading
walks outdoors, public programming.
Maintenance/construction:
for trails and banding stations.

Breast Cancer Coalition


of Rochester
1048 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-473-8177
Contacts: Holly Anderson, Connie Zeller
Email: info@bccr.org
www.bccr.org
Mission: to provide support to those
touched by a diagnosis of breast cancer,
to make access to information and care a
priority through education and advocacy,
and to empower women and men to
participate fully in decisions relating to
breast cancer.
wish list
books about breast cancer for women,
men, children, families (2010 or later)
books about endometrial, ovarian,

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cervical, fallopian or other GYN cancers


(2010 or later)
books about prostate or testicular cancers
(2010 or later)
Burts Bees lip balm (sealed, no mint)
computer paper, white
fleece throws, blankets, lap quilts
gift cards: Wegmans, Tops, DiBellas,
Staples, Target, Barnes & Noble, pizza,
etc. for our PALS pack and program
supplies
journals for writing
lanyards: plain, basic
lotion: Alaffia Purely Coconut Lotion,
Hugo & Debra Naturals All Over Lotion,
creamy coconut or unscented
note cards, thank-you cards
paper products: napkins, cups for
hot and cold beverages, small and
medium plates, (no Styrofoam products)
sleeping masks, lavender or unscented only
sponsorship of ink pens with our logo
tea: black pekoe, green, herbal and
flavored in unopened boxes or tins

Bridges for Brain Injury, Inc.


5760 Duke of Gloucester Way
Farmington, NY 14425
Phone: 585-396-0070 x113
Contact: Laura Donaldson
Email: ldonaldson@
bridgesforbraininjury.org
www.bridgesforbraininjury.org
Assist adult survivors of brain injury,
individuals with disabilities and their
families in rebuilding their skills to
complete everyday tasks.
wish list
Please see www.communitywishbook.org
for additional items.
animal related: Iams cat and dog food,
bedding, old towels, pine shavings,
feeding/water bowls, slightly wilted
fruits and vegetables, etc.
arts and crafts: kits (new or gently used),
supplies of all types
cleaning supplies: paper towels, bleach,
gloves, garbage bags, sponges, etc.
emergency supplies: generator,
flashlights, batteries, first-aid kits, fire
extinguishers, walkie talkies, hand-crank
radios, etc.
gas grill
gift cards: Walmart, Target, Michaels,
Lowes, Home Depot, Tops, Wegmans,
dollar stores, gas stations, pet stores,
movies, sporting events, restaurants,
museums, zoo, etc.
grocery store items: paper plates, coffee,
sugar, sandwich/storage bags, plastic
wrap, tinfoil, napkins
lockers
monetary donations
postage stamps
Wii games (used)

AGENCY LISTINGS
yard games, basketball hoop,
basketballs/footballs
volunteers needed
Board members interested in sharing
skills and expertise.
Student interns and volunteers in the
area of human services/social work,
psychology, marketing, public relations,
music therapy, art therapy, pet therapy,
speech therapy, occupational and
physical therapy, fundraising and
special events.
Share your skills with day-program
members either in occasional classes
(such as woodworking, computers,
cooking, horticulture, animals, jewelry
making, scrapbooking, cake decorating,
etc.) or in regular mentoring assistance
with community outings and
classroom activities.

the Brockport School District south of


Ridge Road (but including the south
side of Ridge Road).
wish list
grocery-store items: canned fruit, corn,
peas, potatoes, chicken, tuna, soup,
baked beans, boxed potatoes, meal
helpers, peanut butter, jam and jelly,
spaghetti sauce, mayonnaise, oil,
dish detergent, laundry detergent,
toilet paper
money donations to buy fresh food
personal care items: shampoo, deodorant,
toothpaste, toothbrushes
volunteers needed
Assist clients in the food pantry.
Training provided.
Grant writing.
Special fundraising events
throughout the year.

Brighton Food Cupboard

Cameron Community
Ministries

220 Idlewood Road


Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-271-5355
Contact: Esti Kilimnick
Email: ekilimnick@jfsrochester.org
www.jfsrochester.org
Addresses hunger and food insecurity for
individuals and families in Brighton and zip
codes 14607, 14610, 14618 and 14620.
wish list
food donations: beans (pinto, navy, chili,
black), cereal, milk (evaporated, powder,
condensed), fruit (canned or boxed),
healthy snacks (Granola bars, crackers,
etc.), juice (canned or boxed), pasta,
pasta sauce, peanut butter, rice, soups,
tomatoes (canned or boxed), tuna,
vegetables (canned or boxed)
baby items: formula, diapers,
baby food, wipes
household items: laundry and dish
detergent, sponges, dish towels
paper products: facial tissues,
toilet paper, paper towels
personal care items: body soap, lotion,
toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant,
shampoo, conditioner, feminine hygiene
volunteers needed
Drivers to deliver food.
Drivers to pick up food donations.
Help do phone shop-throughs
at the food cupboard.

Brockport Ecumenical
Food Shelf
14 State Street
Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: 585-637-8169
Contact: Kathy Hayes
Email: brockportfoodshelf@gmail.com
Mission: to acquire food through
both donations and purchases, and to
distribute it to those in need living within

48 Cameron Street
Rochester, NY 14606-1743
Phone: 585-254-2697
Contact: Jennifer Muniga
Email: Jennifer.Muniga@
cameronministries.org
www.cameronministries.org
Offers daily meals, clothing and personal
care supplies, youth after-school and
summer programs in the Lyell-Otis
neighborhood.
wish list
baby items: formula, clothes, blankets
Campbells soup labels
clothing, mens
diapers (all sizes)
grocery-store items: coffee, sugar, creamer,
salad dressing, peanut butter, jelly,
applesauce, SpaghettiOs, canned fruit,
juice boxes, pasta
personal care items (full size):
shampoo, soap, toothpaste,
toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream,
deodorant, toilet paper, feminine napkins
personal care items (sample size):
shampoo, conditioner, soap
school supplies: markers, crayons, glue,
folders, scissors, paper, pencils, etc.
shopping bags, reusable
socks and underwear (new): for men,
women, and children
volunteers needed
Prepare, serve, and clean up after meals in
the Hot Lunch Program, Monday-Friday,
9:00 am-1:30 pm and/or in the Kids Cafe,
Monday-Friday, 5:15-6:30 pm.
Sort and distribute clothing in the
Clothing House, Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm.
Help tutor, read and have fun with
children in our After-School Program
3:30-6:30 pm.

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Saturday playground supervision
10:30 am-1:00 pm, weather permitting.

Care Net Pregnancy Center


of Canandaigua
120 North Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: 585-393-0437
Contact: Megan Stephens
Email: manager@carenetcan.org
Website: www.carenetcan.org
Provides free pregnancy tests, pregnancy
options, peer counseling, referrals, postabortion counseling and education (PACE)
and parenting classes. All of our services
are free and confidential.
wish list
baby clothes, size newborn to 5T
bouncy seats
cans of formula, unopened
diapers, wipes
high chairs
playpens

Caregiver Respite Program


c/o Lifespan
1900 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-244-8400 x152
Contact: Katie Jividen
Email: kjividen@lifespan-roch.org
www.lifespan-roch.org
Designed to recruit, train and match
volunteers to serve and assist caregivers of
persons with early stage memory loss who
are still living in their homes in an effort to
provide respite to the caregiver.
volunteers needed
People 21 years and older to provide
weekly visits to persons with memory
loss to give respite to their caregivers.
Time frame and location are flexible.
Mileage reimbursement is available.
Help with friendly visiting, light
household chores, cooking, gardening,
grocery shopping or outings with the
person with memory loss.

Carlson MetroCenter YMCA


444 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-263-4267
Contact: Laura Kroening
Email: laurak@rochesterYMCA.org
www.rochesterymca.org/carlson
Helps strengthen families, aids in the
healthy development of children,
encourages positive individual behavior
and contributes toward a healthier, safe
community for all. Emphasizes the values
of caring, honesty, respect, responsibility,
fun, and friendship.
wish list
children's books
children's toys & games

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children's winter clothes
diapers, wipes
office supplies
pants (new or used): toddler/preschool size
underwear, socks (new): toddler/
preschool size
volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed and accepted
upon an approved background
check and references.
Childcare.
Fundraising.
Special Events.
Member Services.
Call for other opportunities.

Catholic Charities Community


Services (CCCS)
1099 Jay Street
Bldg. J
Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: 585-339-9800 x378
Contact: Joan Brandenburg
Email: jbrandenburgt@dor.org
www.cccsrochester.org
Mission: to enhance and strengthen the
independence, inclusion, and individuality
of persons with developmental disabilities,
traumatic brain injury, and those living
with HIV/AIDS and significant health
challenges. Provides services ranging from
advocacy and education to service
coordination and direct support.
wish list
air mattresses
backpacks and school supplies
baseballs, soccer balls,
basketballs, equipment
batteries (all sizes)
blankets (new), all sizes
board games (new)
bus passes
cleaning supplies: laundry, dish,
sponges, etc.
craft supplies (new): markers, paper,
scissors, paint
food items, nonperishable
gas cards
gift cards: food stores to supply
emergency food
gift cards: Kmart, Walmart, Target,
Wegmans, Tops, Lowe's, Home Depot
health supplies: e.g. bandages,
sanitizer, gauze pads
kitchen items (new or gently-used):
dishes, silverware, pots, pans
mattress encasement cover, all sizes
paper products: paper towels,
toilet paper, napkins
personal care items: e.g. shampoo, soap,
toothpaste, feminine products
pet supplies
sheets (new), all sizes
steamers, handheld
tickets to movies, sporting events,
circus, concerts, amusement parks

AGENCY LISTINGS
towels (new), all sizes
vacuum cleaners
winter hats and gloves (new),
adult and children sizes
volunteers needed
Individuals, organizations, or families
to adopt a client or client family for
Christmas giving.

Catholic Family Center (CFC)


87 North Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-262-7044
Contact: Claudia Gill
Email: cgill@cfcrochester.org
www.cfcrochester.org
Programs include support to seniors and
families, refugee resettlement, foster care
and adoptions, chemical dependency
treatment, emergency housing, mental
health treatment, and an emergency food
pantry.
wish list
arts and craft supplies
backpacks (gently used)
bed pillows (new)
diapers (all sizes)
holiday gifts, food baskets
(November and December)
nonperishable food items: peanut
butter, jelly, canned goods, rice, beans,
pasta, cereal, baby food, etc.
personal care items for men and
women: toothpaste, toothbrushes,
deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner
and feminine hygiene products, adult
diapers/Depends
school supplies
socks and underwear (new),
all genders, all sizes
tickets to sporting events,
theater shows, movies,
museums, local attractions
towels, washcloths, blankets
(new or gently used)
volunteers needed
Evening child care.
Clerical help.
Enrichment program providers.
Life skills instructors for parenting
workshops, arts and crafts, GED
prep and computer literacy.
ESL tutoring.
Drivers.
Friendly callers and visitors.
Yard workers.
Simple home maintenance.
Refugee resettlement and
home set-up teams.
Translators.
Immigration assistants
(training provided).

CDS Wolf Foundation


860 Hard Road
Webster, NY 14580
Phone: 585-347-1201
Contact: Taryn Mullen
Email: Taryn.Mullen@
cdswolffoundation.org
www.cdswolffoundation.org
Mission: seeks donations to help
support the growth and expansion of
CDS Life Transitions' community services
and unfunded areas of need.
wish list
arts and crafts supplies, pottery
supplies, molds
bikes
DVDs: movies, aerobics, etc.
gardening, landscaping materials,
plants for grounds and patio
lawn and patio furniture, deck chairs,
benches, umbrellas, picnic tables, swings
paper shredder
school supplies
snowblower
storage shelves, cabinet for basement,
storage containers
tickets: concerts movies, sporting events
yard games: volleyball, croquet

Center for Disability


Rights, Inc.
497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-546-7510
Contact: Kristin Salter
Email: ksalter@cdrnys.org
Website: www.cdrnys.org
Advocacy and service organization for
people with all types of disabilities. CDR
continues to strive towards a goal of
independence, integration and civil rights,
while maintaining a unique fusion of
strong advocacy efforts and the provision
of supportive services for people with
disabilities in the community.
wish list
digital camera
(used but still in good condition)
donations of candy and Halloween
decorations for CDR's Accessible
Halloween event in October
fax machines with ink cartridges
(simple, functioning) can be old
but still in working condition
sports equipment (used): tennis racquets,
baseball gloves, golf equipment, balls,
bats, etc.
volunteers needed
Help during our annual fundraising Gala:
volunteers to act as greeters, help run
the registration table, oversee raffles,
photography, and other tasks.
Help decorate, run games, pass out
candy at our Accessible Halloween
event in October.
Office work: filing, scanning,

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organizing, etc.

The Center for Youth


905 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-473-2464
Contact: Kathy Cummins
Email: kcummins@centerforyouth.net
24/7 Counseling Phone: 585-271-7670
Services to youth ages 12-21 include
counseling intervention, street outreach,
transitional living program, emergency
shelter for runaway and homeless youth
ages 12-21, student support centers, job
readiness programs, after-school program,
prevention education, youth development,
and volunteer opportunities.
wish list
Items should be new, or like-new.
backpacks, cinch bags (especially needed)
blankets, twin-size sheets
bus passes
gift cards: Tops, Wegmans, Walmart,
Target, Rite Aid
hair care products, accessories (new)
kitchen items: plates, bowls, glasses,
pots and pans
laundry bags, quarters for laundromat
personal care items (full size) for male
and female youth (especially deodorant)
school supplies: 3-ring binders, notebooks,
pencils, pens, calculators
sleeping bags (new)
socks and underwear (new) for teens,
all sizes
volunteers needed
To provide temporary emergency shelter
for a homeless teen, age 12-21, for 2-14
nights. Training, support provided.
Provide phone counseling, information,
and referrals Mondays through Fridays
from 6:00-9:00 pm. Once a week or twice
a month. Training, supervision provided.
Respond (in pairs) to youth that have
accessed Safe Place sites and possibly
transport them to emergency shelter.
On-call for a week, once a quarter.
Teens, ages 14-18, needed to assist
with Teen Court responsibilities
(jurors, youth lawyers, etc.)
Assist with academics and recreational
activities in an After-School Program
from 4:00-6:30 pm. Help one day a
week or more.
Call for additional volunteer opportunities.

Charles Settlement House, Inc.


71 Parkway
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-277-0810
Contact: Scott Benjamin
Email: scott.benjamin@cshroc.org
www.charlessettlementhouse.org
Serves families and individuals with
programs and services to help stabilize
families, support basic needs, and provide

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development opportunities.
wish list
arts and crafts supplies
baby items: onesies (size birth-24 months),
baby wipes, baby bottles, pacifiers, baby
shampoo, lotion, baby wash, Ivory soap,
bibs, small baby blankets, baby books
blankets
coffee, sugar, Styrofoam cups,
creamer, jelly
diapers
digital cameras
expanded internet access
gift cards and gift certificates
guitars, portable keyboards, musical
instruments (no full-size organs or pianos)
lawn and garden tools
lawn mower
monetary contributions
to support programs
personal care items: shampoo, deodorant,
soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
school supplies
school uniforms, kindergarten through
eighth grade (boys: navy blue pants,
light blue or white shirts; girls: navy blue
skirts, light blue or white tops)
snowblower
subscriptions to cable or satellite TV
tickets, passes, tokens
toys and games
yarn, crochet and knitting hooks
volunteers needed
Fundraising.
Special events.
Handyman to help with
building and grounds.
Receptionist.
Program assistants in the senior center,
family services, and youth programs.
Van driver.
Board and committee members.

Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
Historical Society
70 Lighthouse Street
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: 585-621-6179
Contact: Kirk Simpson
Email: ThecgLighthouse@gmail.com
www.geneseelighthouse.org
Established to repair, restore, secure
and educate the public regarding the
historical lighthouse, the Village of
Charlotte, and the marine history in
the area. Local historical research,
education, and outreach are supported
by our all-volunteer organization.
wish list
belt sander, handheld, corded
chain saw, gas
circular saw and blades: corded electric
double bevel compound miter saw
and stand
drill press, bench on floor model

AGENCY LISTINGS
fiberglass 6-foot stepladder
heat gun, electric for paint removal
hedge trimmers, electric, dual-sided
palm sander (corded electric)
power washer, electric
reciprocating saw/blades, corded electric
saber saw and blades, corded electric
storage boxes, acid-free, for archival
materials (various sizes)
storage cabinet for office supplies
table saw (small)
tents, pop-up, 10 x 10 feet (2)
weed whacker, gas
volunteers needed
Training provided.
Experience with MS Word, Excel
and QuickBooks.
Organize and enter data in our
museum software program.
Museum or Tower guides.
Cashier willing to learn operation of
cash register and credit card machine.
Help plan and maintain the grounds.
Maintenance in the Keepers House,
tower and annex buildings.
Short jobs requiring plumbing
and electrical experience.
Other volunteer opportunities.

Child Life Program Rochester General Hospital


1415 Portland Avenue
MOB Suite 300
Rochester, NY 14621
Phone: 585-922-4374
Contact: Teresa Schoell
Email: Teresa.Schoell
RochesterRegional.org
www.rochestergeneral.org/
centers-and-services/pediatrics/
child-life-services
Provides age-appropriate play
opportunities, hands-on teaching
about their medical conditions,
coaching and distraction during
painful procedures and therapeutic
play experiences. Provides support
for the siblings and services for the
children of adult patients facing
end-of-life, or life-limiting conditions.
wish list
Please no food items, and no items
of a religious or political nature.
activity or craft kits (Please include all items
to complete the project, and store kits in
individual sealed bags prior to delivery.)
crayons, markers, colored pencils (new)
infant sleep sacs (new)
no-spill bubbles
playing cards, word-search books,
Sudoku books
toys (new) for all ages (especially
newborn-two years)

Children Awaiting Parents, Inc.


274 North Goodman Street
Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-232-5110
Contact: Pat Burks
Email: patb@capbook.org
www.ChildrenAwaitingParents.org
Dedicated to finding loving homes for
abused, abandoned, and neglected
children who are free for adoption.
Most of the children are older
(often teens); have physical, mental
and/or emotional illness; are children of
color; and may have brothers and sisters
who wish to be placed together.
wish list
accessories for teen girls: purses, jewelry,
watches, makeup, hair care products
(Caucasian and African American
products), cologne, perfume, lotion,
nail polish, manicure and pedicure kits
CDs and DVDs, blank
computer games (new),
suitable for children ages 13+
gift certificates: book stores, clothing
stores, Walmart, Friendlys, bowling,
electronics stores, Target, movie theaters,
Blockbuster, Best Buy
office supplies
photo albums, 4 x 6 size
postage stamps
punch, 3-hole, electric
remote-control cars, motorized
sporting goods: footballs,
skateboards, scooters, etc.
volunteers needed
General office work, phone calling
to children's caseworkers, scanning
and copying.
Marketing, public relations.
Technical assistance: knowledge
of Access, Excel.
Distribute fliers, posters.
Heart Gallery displays.
Professional photographers for
Heart Gallery participation.

Children's Center
at the Hall of Justice
Hall of Justice, 3rd floor
99 Exchange Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-371-3540
Contact: Eileen Whitney
Email: Eileen_Whitney@
URMC.Rochester.edu
Mission: to provide a physical and
emotional safe haven for the child while
their parents are in court; provide a model
for early learning; and provide a setting in
which children and families can be linked
to needed services.
wish list
books (especially picture books

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and early readers)
cleaning supplies
volunteers needed
Work with staff to provide childcare
services for children while families are in
court. Requirements are a happy smile
and a big heart!

Children's Institute
274 North Goodman Street
Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-295-1000 x237
Contact: Cindy Harper
Email: charper@childrensinstitute.net
www.childrensinstitute.net
Improves childrens chances for success in
school and in life and helps to build healthy
families and communities in the greater
Rochester area and nationally. Develops
and promotes effective prevention and
early intervention programs, materials
and best practices for children, families,
schools and communities.
wish list
blocks (wooden), Legos, Lincoln Logs,
Bristle Blocks, nesting objects
claw toys for pulling, grabbing objects
construction paper, packages
doll families
(sensitivity to different ethnicities)
doll house, wooden (gender neutral)
dress-up items (police, fireman,
nurse/doctor, clown)
handheld puppets (animals and human)
kitchen center, neutral (plain wood,
not gender specific)
Matchbox cars and trucks of all sizes
play kitchen accessories
Play-Doh
sand tray and/or sand table

Cobblestone Arts Center for


Persons with Disabilities
1622 Route 332
Farmington, NY 14425
Phone: 585-398-0220
Contact: Lorene Benson
Email: cobblestoneartscenter@
gmail.com
www.CobblestoneArtsCenter.com
Dedicated to bringing the performing and
visual arts to students with disabilities.
wish list
art books
art supplies: construction paper, drawing
paper, poster board, acrylic paint, poster
paint, oil pastels, paint brushes (all
sizes and shapes), watercolor markers,
drawing pencils, yarn, ribbon, twine,
markers, glue, etc.
card tables
computer, laptop
easels
GPS navigation systems in working order

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AGENCY LISTINGS

iPad
musical instruments
office supplies: sturdy 1-inch binders,
copy paper, office envelopes
Smartboard
sound system
stage lighting
work tables, 6-feet long
volunteers needed
Teacher's aide for persons with disabilities.
Musicians.
Vocalists.
Dance and art assistants.
Fundraising committee members.

potting soil, flowers, watering cans


gift cards: Wegman's Staples, OfficeMax,
Costco, Amazon, Walmart, Home Depot,
Restaurant Depot, Euro Cafe,
Flavor Development
To-Go containers: all sizes, cup/bowl soup
containers and lids, coffee cup lids
For additional items visit www.
communitywishbook.org.
volunteers needed
Gardening, Decorating, Cooking, Cleaning.
Management, Public relations, Marketing,
Event planning/staffing.
Refrigeration.

Coffee Connection/
Project Empower

Community Food Cupboard


of Rochester

681 South Avenue


Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-442-2180
Contact: Joy Bergfalk
Email: coffeeconnection681south
@gmail.com
www.ourcoffeeconnection.org
We offer employment training and sober
support for people in recovery from
addiction. We create jobs, and participate
in neighborhood renewal and social
entrepreneurship.
wish list
appliances: coffee grinders, commercial
fridge, small electronic air popcorn
makers, vacuum cleaner
aprons
brown coffee bags
chalkboard paint, chalk
children's toys
clothing for women and children,
new uniform T-shirts: preferably
black with fuscia writing
commercial rubber mats
company car (for deliveries and errands)
computer/printer/fax; laptop computers;
ink for printers (black and colors)
cookware/kitchen items: baking sheets,
mixing bowls, tongs, silverware, coffee
cups (8, 12, 16 and 20 oz), cold drink
glasses, soup bowls
copy paper for computer printers
(white, colored)
corkboard strips (all size boards)
digital scales
donations of money towards new
Peruvian goods
drink thermometers
EZ-Up tent for events
Euro Cafe syrups
extension cords: commercial
and household
First-Aid kits, Band-aids
folding chalk board, signs for
advertising in front of locations, new
large signs for events
folding table for events
gardening supplies: rake, shovel,

11 Nester Street
Rochester, NY 14621
Phone: 585-325-4990
Contact: Ed Ristau
Seeks to provide monthly food service
to qualified seniors and emergency
provisions to families in need.
wish list
cash donations, for purchase of food
and operating expenses
grocery-store items: baked beans, canned
fruit (regular and low-sugar), canned
meats, hash, stew, hot or cold cereal,
chunky soup, canned soup, canned
puddings, gelatin (regular and sugarfree), jams and jellies, mac and cheese,
canned or dried milk, pasta, peanut
butter, potatoes, rice, soap powder, toilet
paper, tuna fish, canned vegetables
(regular and low-sodium)
personal care items including
dental and feminine

The Community Place


Aging Services
145 Parsells Avenue
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: 585-224-2601
Contact: Wendy Fambro
Email: wfambro@communityplace.org
www.communityplace.org
Provides services to older adults and
caregivers and as well as opportunities
for low-income older adults to volunteer
and earn a small stipend. Places over
100 Foster Grandparents at area schools
and child care centers to volunteer 20 hours
weekly with children and 95 older adult
Senior Companions volunteer with frail
elders to help them stay living at home.
Provides meals, exercise, activities and
wellness education to over 300 older adults
annually. Care management is provided to
older adults and caregivers as well.
wish list
clothing for adults (new or gently used)
craft supplies
flower vases, silk flowers

gift cards to any area stores


greeting cards (new): sympathy, birthday,
blank note cards, etc.
iPad or tablet
items or gift cards for silent auction baskets
jewelry (new or gently used)
long-distance phone cards
non-perishable food
office supplies: any including
pens, notebooks
picture frames
tote bags
sponsors for events and activities
volunteers needed
Corporate/Business sponsors for events.
Speakers on topics related to aging well
(nutrition, safety, cancer, diabetes, heart
disease, stroke). Also, topics related
children (child development, ADD-ADHD,
building self-esteem in children,
communication, literacy, etc.)
Instructors for exercise class, for basic
computer skills, for arts and crafts.
Serve on committees: fundraising,
marketing, special events planning, etc.

CompassionNet - Lifetime Care


3111 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-214-1068
Contact: Christie Shaw
Email: Christine.Shaw@LifetimeCare.org
www.lifetimecare.org
Focuses on improving services and support
for children with life-threatening illnesses
to alleviate their suffering and keep them
at home.
wish list
art supplies
bubbles
character Band-Aids
coloring books, crayons, markers
craft kits (store in individual sealed bags)
Fisher Price Doctor Kits
gift cards: Michaels Craft Store,
Toys R Us, Target
I Spy books
magic wands, light-up spinners
Play-Doh, Model Magic
stickers

Compeer of Livingston County


1 Genesee Street
Avon, NY 14414
Phone: 585-226-8220
Contact: Barb Mestler
Email: compeerliv@juno.com
www.compeer.org
Uses the power of friendship to improve
the quality of life and assist in the
rehabilitation and support of referred
adults receiving mental health care. Offers
monthly social events for matched and
waiting-list individuals.
wish list
board and card games

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craft supplies
gift cards: restaurants, grocery stores, malls
gifts (small) for men and women
for game-day prizes
party supplies, miscellaneous
volunteers needed
Provide mentoring, companionship, and
peer support to adults who are receiving
mental health care. Previous experience
with mental illness not needed;
volunteers are fully trained. One-on-one
matched friends get together for about
four hours each month for at least a year.
Keep in contact by phone or email
weekly with clients on the waiting list.
Provide interaction with a group of clients
in a staff-supervised setting.

Compeer Rochester, Inc.


259 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-546-8280 x214
Contact: Heather Baker
Email: hbaker@compeerrochester.org
www.compeerrochester.org
Through the power of supportive
friendships, Compeer serves as a bridge
to enhanced wellness and community
integration for those with social and
emotional barriers.
wish list
breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee coupons
passes: concerts, movie/theater,
sporting events
toys (new or gently used) for youth
ages 4-18 for holiday gifts
winter gloves and knit hats (new)
for men, women, youth
volunteers needed
Training and ongoing support are provided.
Our most urgent need is for volunteer
mentors to be matched with the
veterans, youth and adults in our
programs. Matches spend four hours per
month together engaging in mutually
enjoyable events and activities.
For information, please call or
visit our website.

CP Rochester
3399 Winton Road South
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-334-6000 x1321
Contact: Tina Bennett
Email: tbennett@cprochester.org
www.cprochester.org
Supports people with physical and
developmental disabilities in choosing
and accomplishing individual life goals.
wish list
adapted eating utensils: two styles of
spoons, cup, weighted mug
art and craft items: plastic art smocks
(6); washable finger paints: red,
orange, yellow, green, and blue; bottles
of glue, glue sticks; stickers of all

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kinds, medium and chubby sized kid


paintbrushes; dry erase markers; all kinds
of paper; black scratch art paper; water
color paint sets; colored tissue paper,
construction paper, tape
books, preschool-age appropriate
brooms, dust pans, dish pan (hard plastic)
for sink, dish strainer, silverware
drawer organizer
cleaners: glass, multipurpose and
disinfectant spray
contact paper, clear roll, plastic wrap
and aluminum foil
cornstarch (boxes), liquid starch
grocery store items: Clorox wipes, cotton
balls, diaper wipes, food coloring,
extracts, gallon-size baggies, Kleenex,
paper plates, paper lunch bags, small
paper cups (bathroom size), paper towels
markers: washable, Sharpies and dry erase
pencil sharpener, electric
stapler
tape dispenser
playground balls, play sand, farm animals
rain jackets, adult sized; umbrellas
Rubbermaid food storage bins,
medium and large
shoe box size bins, 8-10 clear
socks, sweatpants (size 3T, 4T) for kids
Visit the Wishbook website for
additional items.
volunteers needed
Adaptive sports.
Special events.
Integrated preschool program.
Adult basic education.

Craft Bits & Pieces


138 Fairport Village Landing
Phone: 585-377-6460
Donation Station
104 Fairport Village Landing
Fairport, NY 14450
Contacts: Marianne, Deb, Becky
Email: craftbitsandpieces@gmail.com
www.craftbitsandpieces.com
A store organized to sell donated craft
items which are repackaged and priced
well below retail. Supports programs/
services that benefit seniors in the
Fairport/Perinton area.Donations accepted
at the Donation Station Wednesdays,
Thursdays and Fridays 11:00 am-4:00 pm.
Please visit our website at www.
craftbitsandpieces.com for upcoming
events and to learn more about the store.
wish list
arts and crafts supplies for children, adults
batting, forms
dolls, stuffed animals (clean)
frames, pictures
greeting cards (new)
instruction books of all kinds
jewelry (even broken) and jewelrymaking supplies, beads
knickknacks, miniatures

AGENCY LISTINGS
needlework supplies, all types
pottery, glassware
scrapbooking
seasonal decorations, wreaths
sewing and quilting supplies: fabric,
sewing notions, patterns, buttons, trims
silk flowers, ribbon, vases, baskets
stencils
vintage: linens, fabric, buttons,
booklets, patterns
wooden forms, shapes
yarn and floss; knitting, crochet,
embroidery, latch hook and plastic
canvas supplies
volunteers needed
There are many volunteer opportunities.
Please call.

Daystar for Medically Fragile


Children, Inc.
700 Lac De Ville Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-385-6287 x23
Contact: Patricia Miller
Email: pmiller@daystarkids.org
www.daystarkids.org
A pediatric medical day respite care
center for children ages six months to
kindergarten age. Provides unmatched
continuity in care and supports medically
fragile children who have critical health
care needs.
wish list
apple juice 100%
baby wipes
batteries: AA and D
books: picture books, hard-cover books
canned fruit
Clorox wipes
gift cards: Barnes & Noble, Amazon,
Target, Wegmans
kitchen garbage bags
paper towel, tissues: Puff Plus
pens
Wet Jet refills

Delphi Drug and


Alcohol Council
1732 East Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14622
Phone: 585-467-2230 x201
Contact: Ronni Boyars
Email: rboyars@delphidrug.org
www.delphidrug.org
Provides prevention education and
school-based counseling to children in
grades K-12 who are at risk for substance
abuse issues, or whose lives have been
impacted by substance abuse/chemical
dependency issues. Provides outpatient
treatment services including evaluations;
drug screening; and individual, family
and group counseling.
wish list
bookcases

brochure paper, colored


computer tablets, netbooks
computers: laptop or desktop PCs
(Windows 7)
digital cameras, video camera
flat-screen monitors
furniture for waiting room
office furniture, side chairs
office supplies
personal care items: soap, razors,
shampoo, deodorant, lotion
reception desk

DePaul
1931 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-426-8000 x3100
Contact: Marcia Dlutek
Email: mdlutek@depaul.org
www.depaul.org
Dedicated to serving the elderly, persons
with mental illness in recovery, those
requiring addiction prevention and
support programs, those with a history
of homelessness, and people in need of
vocational services and affordable housing.
wish list
books
craft supplies (unused): yarn, silk flowers,
fabric, material, etc.
DVDs
gift cards: malls, restaurants
holiday gifts for adults (new only): e.g.,
gloves, scarves, socks, knit hats,
slippers, undergarments, flannel shirts,
sweatshirts, sweatpants
outdoor recreation equipment (new or
like-new): badminton, croquet, etc.
people in the community, church and civic
groups, and businesses to adopt clients
for our holiday helpers program
personal care items: e.g., shampoo,
soap, deodorant
tickets/passes to movies, sporting events,
museums, etc.
volunteers needed
Please call if you or your group has
a special talent you'd like to share.

Dimitri House
102 North Union Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-325-1796
Contact: Laurie Jones-Prizel
Email: Ljprizel@dimitri-house.org
www.dimitri-house.org
An outreach to the poor and homeless
in the Rochester community, with an
emphasis on the belief that all persons
deserve dignity, respect along with food,
clothing and shelter.
wish list
clothing: men's briefs, T-shirts,
thermal underwear
monetary donations
non-perishable food items

www.communitywishbook.org
personal care items: deodorant, shampoo,
conditioner, lotion, razors, shaving cream
winter apparel: hats, coats, gloves, boots
volunteers needed
Work in the emergency food cupboard
interviewing clients, bagging food,
shelving food, etc. Open all year Monday
9:30-11:15 am and 1:30-4:00 pm, open
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:3011:15 am by appointment. Clients can use
our food cupboard once every 30 days.
Prepare a meal, serve a meal, kitchen work,
cleanup. Open all year Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.
Work the seven-bed men's emergency
winter shelter from November-April. Two
volunteers stay the night and prepare and
serve a hearty breakfast in the morning.
Office work: answer phone, filing, typing
and light laundry. Monday-Wednesday
9:00 am-5:00 pm.

Dream Factory
of Rochester, Inc.
PO Box 308
East Rochester, NY 14445
Phone: 585-234-0740
Contact: Laura Walitsky
Email: rochester@dreamfactoryinc.org
www.dreamfactoryrochester.org
Fulfills dreams for children, ages 3-18,
who have been diagnosed with critical
or chronic illnesses.
wish list
Items which will keep kids busy during
their flights or car rides to their dream
destinations such as: art supplies, pads of
drawing paper
games, card games (travel size)
Legos
dolls (small)
volunteers needed
Dream makers: with a board member,
meet with potential dream children
to determine what their dream is.
When the dream is approved,
help to make it a reality.
Coordinate and/or assist at
fundraising events.
Teens or groups of teens can organize a
fundraising activity to help fulfill all or
part of an upcoming child's dream.

Early Childhood Education


Quality Council
274 North Goodman Street
Suite D103
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-295-1000 x311
Contact: Mary Louise Musler
Email: mmusler@childrensinstitute.net
Association of urban childcare centers in
Rochester. Serves 2,000 children ages 6
weeks-13 years.

www.communitywishbook.org
wish list
arts and crafts supplies
copy paper
drawing paper
picture books and/or chapter books
(new or gently-used)
shelves
toys

Earthworks Institute Inc.


185 Caroline Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-861-8127
Contact: Lindsay Cray
Email: info@earthworksinst.org
www.earthworksinst.org
Our work centers on community building,
job-skills, education and alleviating
poverty. We provide a holistic means of
building relationships across both private
and public sectors, and serve all residents
in creating healthy, lasting bonds between
land and each other.
volunteers needed
Accounting, management of cash flow
and budgeting.
Counselors and mentors for outdoor
education programs.
Community garden maintenance.
Science tutoring.

East House
259 Monroe Avenue
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-238-4800
Contact: Sarah OBrien
Email: development@easthouse.org
www.easthouse.org
Services include supported housing and
care coordination as well as education and
employment programs for individuals with
persistent mental illness and/or substance
use disorder with the goal of helping them
live independent and fulfilling lives.
wish list
appliances in good working condition
(small): blenders, toasters, apartmentsize microwaves, mixers
board games (new)
CD players, CDs
comforters, blankets, sheets
(new - must be in original packaging)
craft supplies, craft storage, drawing
paper, drawing pencils, oil or water
paints, brushes, canvas (board or
stretched)
digital cameras, 8MP capacity or better
dishes, pots, pans, flatware, glassware,
Tupperware, mugs, tea kettles
DVD players, DVDs, Blu-Ray players,
Blu-Ray disks
flash drives
Fitbit or pedometers to monitor daily steps
gift cards for grocery stores
group tickets to sporting events,

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concerts, movies, plays
personal care items (new and unopened):
shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
sporting equipment (adult): baseballs,
bats and gloves, basketballs, footballs,
tennis racquets (no exercise
equipment, please)
TVs, flat screen (must receive digital
signal), no larger than 40-inch screen
Wii and Wii games
volunteers needed
Recruiters, HR people to help during
Job Club or act as guest speakers
to job searchers.
Provide one-on-one tutoring to individuals
in literacy training, GED preparation,
adult basic education, and basic
computer skills training. Minimum
one hour per week.
Classroom aides.
Training is provided for both
tutors and aides.

Elderberry Express, Inc.


3750 Monroe Avenue
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: 585-248-6237
Contact: Gilbert P. Landry
Email: gplandry@frontiernet.net
A free transportation service for senior
citizens 55 and over from Pittsford and 81
Linden Knoll, Brighton. Clients may seek
rides for appointments between the hours
of 9 am and 3 pm.
volunteers needed
Drivers: transport seniors to and from
medical appointments, banking
activities, visits to friends, prescription
pickup, hairdressers, grocery shopping,
etc. Two or three times a month.
Dispatchers: work once or twice a month
lining up drivers for clients who need
rides the next day.

ElderONE
490 East Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14617
Phone: 585-922-2843
Contact: Sue Barnes
Email: susan.barnes@
rochesterregional.org
www.ElderONE.org
A medical program that services
frail people aged 55 and over.
Provides supportive services to elders
(transportation, home health care,
rehabilitative therapies, adult day care at
PACE centers and other adult day facilities,
and all medical care, helping seniors to live
independently in wherever they call home.
wish list
arts and crafts suitable for seniors
DVDs, WWII movies, light romances
flowers, bulbs to plant
games
gift cards: Wegmans, Tops, Walmart,

Dollar Tree
volunteers needed
To volunteer, call 922-2800 and
ask for Kathy DeVries.
Day-center helpers: one-on-one visits
with seniors between 10:00 am and
3:00 pm, Monday-Saturday at one of the
PACE Centers: Hudson Avenue, Abraham
Lincoln Apartments or Emerson Street.

Epilepsy-Pralid, Inc.
2 Townline Circle
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-442-6420 x2227
Contact: Shaunta Collier-Santos
Email: scollier-santos@epiny.org
www.epiny.org
Provides high-quality, tailored services to
individuals and caregivers affected by brain
injury, epilepsy, developmental disabilities
and other neurological conditions.
wish list
board games: new or gently used
coloring books, adult, floral design
gift baskets themed for upcoming events:
chocolate for 2/4/17 Chocolate Ball, spa
package, sporting events, car or food
junkie, etc.
gift cards: restaurants
gift cards: Tops, Wegmans, Price-Rite,
Aldi's, Hart's, Target, Walmart, etc.
personal care items
RTS bus passes, gas cards
sponsorship of families:
Thanksgiving, holidays
tickets to zoo, museum, GEVA, RPO,
movie theaters, bowling, etc.
volunteers needed
Chocolate Ball committee members:
secure sponsorships and silent auction
items, media relations for the cake chef
competition and promotion.
Create and maintain a media contact list
for Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton,
Elmira, and Buffalo. Draft press releases
regarding programs, people served by
our programs, staff and events.
Set up and clean up, pre-event basket
wrapping, auction wrap-up assistants.

Episcopal SeniorLife
Communities
505 Mt. Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 546-8400 x3160
Contact: Jennifer Rougeux
Email: jrougeux@episcopalseniorlife.org
www.EpiscopalSeniorLife.org
Provides full range of care and housing
options for seniors. Also provides adult
day services and neighborhood programs
to seniors.
wish list
artificial flowers and/or plastic vases
for floral arrangements
CD players

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CDs, books on tape, relaxation CDs


containers, large for gardening
family recipes, easy
fishing items: tackle box, tackle,
plastic worms, bobbers
football items
handkerchiefs
hats, fancy (men's or women's),
straw hats for the sun
jewelry for Bingo prizes, costume
magazines
nail polish (new)
picture frames (8.5 x 11-inches or larger)
radios (small) with headphones
ribbon (spools, large in diameter)
sandpaper and wood forms,
large nuts and bolts
scrapbooking supplies: paper,
embellishments, rubber stamps,
stamp pads
volunteers needed
Gift Shop Cashier: training provided.
Flexible hours and days.
Help with programs: crafts, gardening,
outings, discussion groups, Friday
afternoon socials, and attend community
outings. Flexible hours.
Seamstress.
Entertainers, musical performers and guest
lecturers to provide entertainment or
educational programs to residents.
Flexible hours.
Transport residents to and from in-house
appointments. Flexible hours.
Sunday ushers.
Work with senior residents on computers.
Dog visits.
Friendly visiting with seniors.
Push library cart to seniors
who cant get out.

Family Service Communities


4560 Nine Mile Point Road
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585-377-1810 x24
Contact: Matthew Albright
Email: malbright@fsr.org
www.fsr.org
Provides enriched housing for seniors in
five locations: Danforth Tower, Jonathan
Child, Hudson-Ridge, Long Pond Senior
Housing, and The Northfield.
wish list
books
craft supplies
furniture in good condition (will pick up):
beds, dressers, tables, chairs
jigsaw puzzles
lamps with shades
personal care items: e.g., shampoo, soap,
shaving cream, skin lotion
towels, sheets, pillowcases, blankets
volunteers needed
Visit once a week with individual residents
(time is flexible).
Assist Activity Director with Bingo, craft

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AGENCY LISTINGS

projects with residents (afternoons).


Answer telephone, take messages
at Jonathan Child, 399 Colvin Street,
Rochester 14611.
Accompany residents on outings: e.g., Red
Wings baseball games, George Eastman
House Monday afternoon movie program.

appointments Monday-Friday.
Packers/Drivers: to deliver emergency
food to Rush-Henrietta School District
residents Monday-Thursday
9:00 am-3:30 pm.

First Community
Interfaith Institute, Inc.

755 Culver Road


Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: 585-697-2012
Contacts: see below
www.rochesterhabitat.org
Dedicated to eliminating substandard
and poverty housing in Rochester. Habitat
ReStore is a recycled home improvement
supply store open to the public that
sells donated new and like new home
improvement supplies. Refer to our
website for lists of acceptable and
non-acceptable items for donation.
wish list
Contact Dan Petronio, 697-2012,
email: dpetronio@rochesterhabitat.org
to arrange for a pickup.
appliances
cabinets
doors
flooring (new), minimum of 25 sq. ft.
no asbestos
furniture
hardware
lighting, fans
lumber
masonry
plumbing
roofing, gutters
wall covering
windows, screens
volunteers needed
Contact Kayla Himelein, 546-1470 x315,
email: Khimelein@rochesterhabitat.org
Help retail store to run efficiently.
Office help.
Help plan and implement
fundraising events.
Join one of eight committees to
help us achieve our goals.
Pitch in to help build houses.
Help provide lunches, snacks, and
beverages (e.g. hot cocoa and cold
lemonade) to construction volunteers.
Visit our website to learn more
about opportunities.

219 Hamilton Street


Rochester, NY 14620-1112
Phone: 585-461-0379
Contact: Uwimana Oni
Email: fciirochester@gmail.com
www.fciirochester.org
Spiritual and cultural organization,
plus a teaching church.
wish list
binders
canned goods
copier paper
notebook papers
office supplies: envelopes, pens,
pencils, glue
paper products
postage stamps
sponsorships for Charles Riley
Tutorial Program
NYS refundable cans and bottles.
Call Minister Lawrance Lee Evans at 4610379 to arrange for a pickup.
Doology cards available for a donation
of $2. Greeting cards for all occasions:
birthday, get well, sympathy, Kwanzaa,
thank you, etc. Please call 461-0379
or see our website.
volunteers needed
Tutors in math, reading and English.

FISH/RHAFT, Inc.
(Rush-Henrietta)
Phone: 585-453-2370
Contact: Answering Service
www. fishrhaftinc.org
Programs of the Rush-Henrietta Interfaith
League. Provides free transportation to
medical appointments for the elderly
and ambulatory disabled. Delivers
emergency food to Rush-Henrietta School
District residents as needed Monday
through Friday.
wish list
food
holiday baskets
school supplies
monetary donations
volunteers needed
Call and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator.
Phone Dispatchers: take phone calls for
food or transportation (work one day
per month, Sunday-Thursday. 8:30 am4:30 pm). Coordinate a driver for each
client's request.
Drivers: drive residents of Rush-Henrietta
School District to essential medical

Flower City
Habitat for Humanity

Focus Pregnancy Help Center


135 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: 585-200-9477
Contact: Mary Jost
Email: focusphc@gmail.com
www.rochesterprolife.org
Our mission is to provide meaningful and
compassionate care to women facing
an unplanned pregnancy by connecting
clients to life-affirming support services.

We respond with urgency to an unplanned


pregnancy by helping women to embrace
the life within them.
wish list
baby and children's clothes
baby items: blankets, bibs, pacifiers, etc.
children's toys, books, stuffed animals
clothing for women and men
diapers (newborn to size 5), Pull-Ups
Enfamil baby formula
food items, non-perishable
household items: pots, pans, etc.
volunteers needed
Greeters.
Help put away donations.

Four-Legged Friends
Animal Adoptions, Inc.
PO Box 22861
Rochester, NY 14692
Phone: 585-953-1184
Contact: Karen Pullano
Email: flfaa@aol.com
www.four-leggedfriends.org
Mission: to enrich the lives of displaced
animals. Focuses on cats. Participates in
TNVR (trap, neuter, vaccinate, return).
Friendly cats and kittens are neutered
and offered for adoption.
wish list
canned cat food
Dr. Elsey's "Senior" Cat Litter (fine crystals)
garbage bags
gift cards: Pet$aver, Petco, Petsmart,
Walmart, etc.
paper towels
towels, washcloths, blankets, quilts
(new or used, good condition)
volunteers needed
Volunteer needs vary. Visit the website or
Facebook page for current opportunities.
Volunteer applications available on the
website or contact Rebecca Frantz at
fifaasecretary@gmail.com.
Become a foster parent.
Provide a barn home for displaced cats
or help locate barn homes.
Assist in trapping cats for TNVR.
Build cat trees or feral cat shelters.
Staff information tables at local events.

The Friendly Home


3156 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-385-0219
Contact: Mary Graham
Email: mgraham@friendlyhome.org
www.friendlyhome.org
A provider of nursing care and
rehabilitative services that promotes
dignity, individuality, and the highest
possible level of independence.
Our goal is to maximize the quality
of life for our Members (residents)
on all levels: physical, emotional,
intellectual, social, and spiritual.

www.communitywishbook.org
wish list
Poly-Fil/fiber-fil (new, unopened bags)
for stuffing pillows
yarn, washable, at least 2-oz skeins
volunteers needed
Help to gather people for a performance
or special event and enjoy the evening
or afternoon with our Members.
Generally scheduled one evening each
month and each weekend afternoon.
Help with weekday recreation programs
including Bingo and socials celebrating
particular holidays includes transporting
Members to locations within the
building and hands-on assistance
with the activity.
Transport people to and from church
service in our auditorium starting at
10:00 am on Sundays.
Gift shop cashier.

Friends and Foundation


of the Rochester Public Library
115 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-428-8322
Contact: Chelsea Lingrel
Email: chelsea.lingrel@libraryweb.org
www.ffrpl.org
Mission: to raise public and private
funds, enhance marketing and public
relations services, and provide timely
and innovative programming. Conducts
an annual campaign, manages used
book sales and The Library Store.
Visit the website for more details.
wish list
used books, magazines,
music CDs, books on CD, DVDs
board games, puzzles, educational
childrens games (no used toys or
stuffed animals please)
volunteers needed
Book sorters: organize donated books
and other items.
Book pricers: research values, set prices,
list selected books online to sell.
Bookstore assistants: answer
customer inquiries, keep store tidy,
assist with donations.
Special event volunteers (occasional).
Clerical/Office Support: assist with
calls and correspondence, volunteer
paperwork, and other tasks.
Book Sale Staff: assist with annual book
sales (room setup, transport and unpack
boxes, tidy books, cashier, etc.)

Friends of Ganondagan Iroquois White Corn Project


PO Box 113
Victor, NY 14564
Phone: 585-742-1361
Contact: Lauren Jimerson
Email: whitecornproject@
gmail.com

www.communitywishbook.org
www.IroquoisWhiteCorn.org
Encompasses history, culture,
community, entrepreneurship,
collaboration, agriculture, health
and food systems. We are a
non-profit, "agri-cultural" business
run by Friends of Ganondagan and
located at the Ganondagan State
Historic Site Farmhouse.
Volunteers Needed
Harvesting, cooking, roasting,
grinding, packaging, administration,
and sales. Experience is not necessary.
Ages 10+ are welcome. Hours are
usually Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am-4:00 pm and Wednesday
9:00 am-1:00 pm. We do have occasional
evening and weekend activities.

Friends of the Irondequoit


Public Library
1290 Titus Avenue
Rochester, NY 14617
Phone: 585-305-1874
Contact: Annmarie M. Carter
Email: annmariecarter1994@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/friendsofipl
Assists the library by bringing the services
of the library to the attention of the public
and by raising money to sponsor programs
and otherwise assist the library.
wish list
members
monetary donations
volunteers needed
Help with fundraisers, Fun Festival in May,
book sales, other events.

Friends of the Rochester


Public Market
280 North Union Street
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: 585-624-9795
Contact: Margaret O'Neill
Email: mao6@cornell.edu
www.marketfriends.org
Partners with the Rochester Public Market
to advocate for and support a vibrant and
successful Market, through programs and
services that benefit and support
farmers, vendors, shoppers, and the
Greater Rochester community.
volunteers needed
Help everyone to access healthy
affordable foods by selling Market Tokens
to EBT customers on Saturdays.
Provide Market information and
sell merchandise on Saturdays.
Share information about the Rochester
Public Market with youth groups through
tours on Thursday mornings.

AGENCY LISTINGS

Friendship Children's
Center, Inc.
310 Fernwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: 585-342-7250
Contact: Joi DiGennaro
Email: friendshipschild@aol.com
Offers year-round care for children 12
months to 12 years of age. Also, offers
free RCSD pre-kindergarten Monday-Friday
9:00 am-2:30 pm for children turning
4 years old by December 1.
wish list
art supplies, paper
balls, Play-Doh
books and toys for children
12 months-12 years
cameras, single-use
cassette players, CD players, headphones
CDs and cassettes for children
donations to scholarship fund,
emergency fund for families
first-aid supplies
gift cards for families in need, gift baskets
holiday wrapping paper
large motor toys, equipment
mittens, hats
office supplies
photo albums
play clothes, dress-up clothes
rotary telephones (old)
snow pants, boots for children
age 1-5 years
tickets to community events
(e.g., zoo, Strong Museum)
volunteers needed
Classroom aides or assistants to work
under the direction of the classroom
teacher facilitating children's play
activities, caring for children.
Kitchen.
Housekeeping.
Office.
Fundraising specialist.
Special guests to perform music, art, gym,
dance, and other special hobbies.
Serve on the Board as Secretary.
Help with small duties: e.g., asking stores
for boots for our children, getting zoo
tickets, writing the newsletter.
Working on the website/Facebook.
Help with computer.

Furnished 4 Life Ministry


c/o Project URGE, Inc.
North Wedge Market in The Pillar Church
46 Mount Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-348-8596
Contact: Maria Wehrle
Email: furnished4life@gmail.com
www.projecturge.org/mino
Provides gently-used furniture,

appliances, and housewares to social


service agencies and churches in the
city of Rochester to assist them in
meeting the needs of their clients.
wish list
Items will be picked up. Please call
or email to make arrangements.
appliances and housewares
furniture, gently-used: especially
beds and dressers
shelving, heavy duty

G.R.A.S.P. Inc. (Greece


Residents Assisting Stray Pets)
PO Box 26741
Rochester, NY 14626
Phone: 585-234-1953
Contact: Donna Beyea
Email: donna.beyea@rochester.edu
www.graspinc.org
Committed to reducing the number of
homeless dogs and cats in Greece, NY,
by decreasing dog and cat reproduction,
promoting responsible pet ownership,
and placing homeless dogs and cats into
compatible, loving, permanent homes.
wish list
Capstar (available at Petco - a pill that
kills fleas within 1/2 hour)
cat beds (new or very gently used)
cat grooming supplies: combs,
brushes and nail clippers
cat litter (scoopable)
cat toys (new, no crinkle balls)
cat/kitten can food: small cans
(Fancy Feast, etc.)
cat/kitten dry food: Royal Canin,
Blue Buffalo, Iams, Wellness
dog belly bands
dog crates: large and extra large
metal crates only
dry or can dog food: high-quality grain
free (Fromm, Taste of the Wild, etc.)
gas gift cards: BJ's, Hess, Kwik Fill,
Mobil, Sunoco, etc.
HP Printer Ink Cartridges - 02 Series
Jerky, pig ears, lambs lung, moist
training treats (Fruitables) and Natural
Balance Dog Food Roll
KMR Kitten Milk (powder)
paper towels
pet store gift certificates
postage stamps
puppy potty pads
rawhide chips, nylabones, antlers,
femur and knuckle bones
volunteers needed
Temporary foster homes needed
for cats, kittens and dogs.
Many other volunteer opportunities
available. Check our website at
www.graspinc.org.

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Gates Recreation & Parks


Department (Friends of Gates
Recreation & Parks)
1605 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-247-6100 x237
Contact: Linda Fowler
Email: lfowler@townofgates.org
www.gatesrecparks.org
Offers year-round recreational and
educational programs, services, and
facilities to the residents of Gates.
Serves preschool through senior adults.
Special events throughout the year.
wish list
board games (new)
covered bench
gazebo (small)
iPads
laptop computers
staging, portable
toys, pre-school (new)

Gathering Place
of Purpose, Inc.
300 State Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-532-0201
Contact: Sonja Green
Email: sonjaatkins97@gmail.com
Provides a number of services to needy
families, individuals, and homeless.
Offers a prayer line for Rochester
community members in need of help.
Provides free personal items containing
healthy snacks and toiletries to the
homeless. Committed to supporting
women and offering a community support.
wish list
Bibles (small)
coffee, tea bags
commercial space
computer
computer desk
financial donations
freezer bags (large)
gift cards: Wegmans, Walmart, Staples,
Sam's Club, Best Buy
toys for children
mini mouthwash
mini-van
office space
office supplies
socks
snacks, healthy
toiletries
turkeys for holiday, etc.
volunteers needed
Grant writers.
Fundraising events.
Educational seminars.

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Genesee Center
for the Arts & Education
713 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-244-1730
Contact: Janice Gouldthorpe
Email: director@rochesterarts.org
www.rochesterarts.org
Includes the following programs:
Community Darkroom, Genesee Pottery,
Print and Book Arts Center, which educates,
encourages, and inspires people to create
and enjoy the visual arts. Call first to
arrange for any donations.
wish list
cameras in working condition with lens:
SLR 35mm film, twin lens reflex medium
format, large format lenses, Digital SLR
certificate frames
clean T-shirts for rags, new T-shirts
cleaning supplies (new): sponges, floor
cleaner, liquid hand soap, Pinesol or
similar, mop buckets with wheels
darkroom accessories: focusers,
enlarging timers
letterpress equipment, hand operated
letterpress type (wood, metal)
metal shelving
paper cutting supplies, paper
making deckles
paper stock (full reams)
pottery tools and equipment
(good condition); electric pottery wheels;
heavy-duty ware carts; electric kilns
power tools, various; drill with bits
print-making supplies: acrylic paint,
nitrile gloves, paint brushes (new or
gently used), cutting mats, new linoleum
blocks and cutting tools, Plexiglas (at
least 12 x 12 inches), brayers
school supplies: pencils, pens,
erasers, markers
tables, folding (6- or 8-foot)
used printer cartridges

Genesee Land Trust, Inc.


46 Prince Street
Suite LL005
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-256-2130
Contact: Margaret Potter
Email: info@geneseelandtrust.org
www.geneseelandtrust.org
Preserves and protects natural lands and
waterways that enhance the quality of
life in the Greater Rochester region
providing wildlife habitat, locally grown
food, and connections to nature.
wish list
easel
garage storage for wheelbarrows
and tools
LCD monitors (2)
pickup truck
pop-up canopies
projector for PowerPoint

AGENCY LISTINGS
shelving (utilitarian)
table (small, round) with chairs
tables and chairs, lightweight, folding
volunteers needed
Help manage and monitor the lands
that Genesee Land Trust protects.
Assist at work parties on our
trails and preserves.

Gilda's Club Rochester


255 Alexander Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-425-9700
Contact: Alicia Bartell
Email: abartell@gildasclubrochester.org
www.gildasclubrochester.org
Mission: to create welcoming communities
of free support for everyone living with
cancer men, women, teens and
children along with their families
and friends.
wish list
appliances: microwave, vacuum:
Shark professional grade
arts and craft supplies: boondoggle,
canvas boards for acrylic painting,
crayons, markers, embroidery floss, fine
art brushes, glass beads, jewelry findings
(memory wire, crimp beads, elastic, etc.)
baskets/bags for raffle items
batteries: AA, AAA
copy paper: 22 lb, 98 bright, 8.5 x 11 inch;
20 lb, 92 bright, 8.5 x 14 inch
gift cards: Target, Walmart, grocery stores,
Michaels, Sam's Club
grocery store items: powdered creamer,
ground coffee, sugar packets, bottled
water, snacks (cookies, crackers,
granola bars, pretzels), juice boxes
and single-serve snacks, teas, hot
chocolate, new packaged paper napkins,
new packaged plastic forks, spoons,
knives, plastic tablecloths, new
packaged paper or plastic cups, toilet
paper, paper towels, Kleenex
handcart or dolly
laptop computer, compatible projector
office supplies: envelopes: 10 x 13 inch,
9 x12 inch, 6 x 9 inch; 1-inch diameter
mailing seals (white); Scotch tape refill
rolls; permanent black Sharpie pens; ink
cartridges: HP Deskjet 895cse, #23 and
#45; toner: 12A LaserJet HP Q2612A,
24A HP Q2624A
toys: new board games, dinosaurs, large
Duplo building boxes, Matchbox cars
Wii video games (must be multi player,
non-violent, non-sexually explicit)
volunteers needed
Please contact Mary Casselman, Program
Director, at 585-423-9700 or email
mcasselman@gildasclubrochester.org

Girl Scouts of Western NY, Inc.


1000 Elmwood Avenue
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-229-7984
Contact: Beverley Rhodes
Email: bev.rhodes@gswny.org
www.gswny.org
Helps cultivate values, community service,
self-esteem, and leadership skills in young
women, ages 5-17. Builds girls of courage,
confidence, and character.
wish list
archery target faces (new), bows, arrows
archery target stands in good condition
backpacks: women and youth (6 each)
buckets, metal fire (24)
canoe paddles (20+), rowboat oars (6),
kayak paddles
GPS devices, handheld (25)
jump ropes, hula hoops, playground balls
kitchen equipment
lifejackets: children (24), adults (18)
media projector for
PowerPoint presentations
orienteering set (compass, flags)
rakes, shovels (24 each)
saws: bow (24), chain (3)
snorkeling masks with straps (new)
snowshoes: sizes for children, youth,
women (20 pairs each)
SteriPENS (2)
stoves, one-burner backpacking (2)
stoves, two-burner base camp (2)
tents, EZ-Up
wood splitter, gas-powered
Visit www.communitywishbook.org
for additional items.
volunteers needed
Special-interest program leaders
(short-term).
Gold Award mentors.
Troop leaders.
Group leaders.
Trainers and outdoor program trainers.
Mentors.
Panel-discussion leaders.
Cookie moms and dads.
Administrative assistance.
Special events (short-term commitment).
Program consultants.
Recruitment ambassadors.

Girls on the Run


of Greater Rochester
PO Box 71
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585-348-4522
Contact: Molly Bailey
Email: molly.bailey@girlsontherun.org
www.gotrrochester.org
A transformational physical activity based,
positive youth development program for
3rd-8th grade girls. We teach life skills
through dynamic, interactive lessons and
running games and culminates with the

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girls being physically and emotionally
prepared to complete a celebratory 5K
running event. The goal of the program
is to unleash confidence through
accomplishment while establishing a
lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
wish list
Band-aids
colored markers
instant cold compresses
pipe cleaners
pony beads
poster board
stickers (large quantity rolls or booklets)
volunteers needed
Coaches to run new Girls on the Run sites.
Please visit our website for specific
information about volunteer duties.

Give-a-Lift c/o Lifespan


1900 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-244-8400 x142
Contact: Sr. Anne Guerin
Email: aguerin@lifespan-roch.org
www.lifespan-roch.org
Volunteer drivers take older adults on
their necessary errands: medical
appointments, grocery shopping,
prescription pick-up, banking, etc. Drivers
choose their own geographic area and
hours. Training, background check,
supplemental accident and liability
insurance are provided at no cost.
wish list
car wash coupons
gas cards
tickets to area performances,
for driver recognition
volunteers needed
Drivers to take older adults to medical
appointments, necessary errands, etc.

Golisano Childrens Hospital UR Medicine


601 Elmwood Avenue
Box 619-11
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: 585-275-9878
Contact: Child Life Department
Email: wendy_lane@
urmc.rochester.edu
www.urmc.rochester.edu/
childrens-hospital
The area's only children's hospital,
serving as the referral center for all
seriously ill or injured children from the
17-county Finger Lakes region. The hospital
is committed to treating all children
regardless of their familys ability to pay.
wish list
Donations of up to four boxes can be
dropped off during the week at URMC's
Patient Discharge by the back entrance of
the parking garage off of East Road.
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wanting to donate a new item that is not on
our wish list to ensure we are able to receive
it. Thank you.
bead jewelry (small size) or art kits
decks of playing cards, Uno cards
Lego sets (small)
Matchbox & Hotwheels cars (single packs)
musical or light-up infant toys
(Fisher Price)
Pack and Play Grab and Go activity packs
Play-Doh (individual packs)
superhero action figures
teen coloring books with colored pencils
Velvet Art Posters, small
(6 x 8 inch or 8 x 10 inch)
volunteers needed
Please visit http://www.urmc.rochester.
edu/childrens-hospital/giving/Ways-toGive/Volunteer.aspx

GRCC - Faith In Action Network


2 Riverside Street
Rochester, NY 14613-1222
Phone: 585-254-2570
Contact: Mark Keller
Email: grcc1@frontiernet.net
www.grcc-fian.org
A religious agency doing social justice
ministry and collaborative outreach.
It gathers people from diverse faith
communities to build relationships and
support initiatives based on spiritual and
community values that advocate, model,
and celebrate basic human rights.
wish list
computer, laptop
copier (or repair service for Toshiba 3550)
digital projector
volunteers needed
Volunteers for specific events,
both to organize and be on hand:
- Good Friday Stations of the Cross
(January-April)
- Faith in Action Celebration Dinner
(first Tuesday in June)
- July: Assist at office during
summer break
- October: Assist at annual Ministry Fair
General volunteers: on call as needed.

Greece Ecumenical
Clothing Closet
500 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14616
Phone: 585-227-2133, 225-7445
Contacts: Mickey Corsi, Diane Englert
Email: Egene8@aol.com
Provides gently-worn, clean clothing
for people of all ages and sizes living
in the town of Greece and in Charlotte.
Open Monday through Saturday from
9:00-11:00 am. A shed is provided for
after-hours drop-off.
wish list
appliances (small) in good condition

AGENCY LISTINGS
bedding: sheets, blankets, comforters
clothing: gently-used, clean
(especially childrens)
masking tape (1-inch and 2-inch wide)
monetary donations
trash bags, black (33-gallon size)
volunteers needed
Sort, fold, and hang clothing.

Greece Ecumenical
Food Shelf, Inc.
500 Maiden Lane
Rochester, NY 14616
Phone: 585-277-5370
Contact: Polly McCubbin
Email: gefoodshelf@rochester.rr.com
www.facebook.com/greecefoodshelf
Acquires, warehouses, and distributes
donated and purchased food to needy
people living in Greece and Charlotte.
wish list
non-perishable food items: canned fruit
juice; fruit, canned meat (stew, chicken,
ham), jelly, spaghetti sauce, large boxed
mashed potatoes, pudding, Jell-O, peanut
butter, soups, pasta and rice (1 lb bags)
money donations to buy fresh food (milk,
bread, eggs, etc.)
personal care items: toothpaste,
toothbrushes, shampoo, deodorant
toilet paper, small bottles of dish detergent
volunteers needed
Drivers to deliver food to families
in need living in Greece or Charlotte.
Drivers to deliver to people with special
needs (3rd Thursday of every month).
Contact drivers and hand out boxes at
our location. Requires 3-4 hours
once every six months.
Please call for other volunteer opportunities.

Greece F.I.S.H.
(Friends In Service Here)
Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: 585-453-2370
Contact: Cathy Armbruster
Provides free transportation to
medical appointments for the elderly
and ambulatory disabled.
volunteers needed
Drivers: one day per month to take Greece
clients to doctors' appointments.
Telephone people: one day per month
to coordinate clients with drivers.
Phone people work from their home.

Greece Historical Society


595 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: 585-225-7221
Contact: Bill Sauers
Email: greecehistoricalsociety@
yahoo.com
www.greecehistoricalsociety.net
Collects, researches and preserves the

history of the town of Greece and local


area. Owns and maintains the historical
Center/Museum. Museum is open Sundays
1:30-4:00 pm or by appointment. Office
hours are Monday, Tuesday 9:30 am-noon.
Monthly programs on the second Tuesday
of the month.
wish list
memorabilia (dated and identified), to
include historic artifacts and photographs
relevant to the Town of Greece
paper, for copier and printer, file folders
storage boxes, acid-free, for archival
materials (various sizes)
volunteers needed
Help with general outdoor building
maintenance and gardening.
Gift shop cashier/volunteers
Sunday afternoons.
Museum docents Sunday afternoons.
Person experienced with computers to
organize our collection and membership.
Secretarial work, esp. filing and
answering the phone on Monday
and Tuesday mornings.
Video production professional.
Individual experienced in the
creation of exhibits.

Greece Little League


3641 Latta Road
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: 585-392-0072
(May - September)
Off- season phone: 585-663-7024.
Contacts: Rich Rappold, Diane Noga
Email: greecelittleleague@yahoo.com
www.greecelittleleague.org
Mission: to promote, develop, supervise,
and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways,
those who participate in Little League
Baseball and Softball. Serves the youth
of Greece, Hilton, and Charlotte, Greece
Little League ages 4-18 starting with
T-ball on through District Travel Baseball
competitions. A Challenger Program is
an adaptive baseball program
for individuals with physical and
developmental challenges.
wish list
baseball/softball bats, helmets
concession equipment: heat lamp, 8 oz
popcorn popper, stainless work table
24 x 60 inches, gas range: 4 burner model
with 36-inch griddle with two standard
ovens, insulated condiment station
(2 pump 3 pan)
field maintenance equipment
lumber
raffle prizes
sponsors: team, shirt, banners
volunteers needed
Concession Workers: weeknights,
Saturday and Sunday
Umpires: training provided, weeknights,
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Painting.
Field Maintenance Day,
April and September.
General field maintenance, daily.
Assist physically challenged children
(positions require background check).
Building Projects.
Website Design, Graphic Design.
Tournament Officials.
Advertising.
Coaching, Assistant Coaching
(position require background check).
Eagle Scout Project Opportunities.
Suitable for Teen Volunteers:
Concession Workers.
Umpires (training provided).
Painting.
Field Maintenance.
Eagle Scout Projects welcomed
(Projects must be presented and
approved by board.).
Tournament Officials
(scorekeeping experience needed).

Habitat for Humanity of


Ontario County - ReStore
3040 County Road 10
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: 585-396-3040
Contact: Nash Bock
Email: dale@hfhoc.org
www.hfhoc.org
Dedicated to eliminating substandard
housing locally and worldwide through
constructing, rehabilitating and preserving
homes; by advocating for fair and just
housing policies; and by providing training
and access to resources to help families
improve their shelter conditions.
wish list
Please refer to our lists online of
acceptable and non-acceptable items.
Walk-in donations are welcome during
normal business hours.
antiques: furniture, knick-knacks, tools,
art, books, jewelry
appliances (under 8 years): washers,
dryers, stoves (gas and electric),
refrigerators, freezers
art: art of all types and value
building materials: doors (in frames),
windows (less than 5 years old),
plumbing and electrical supplies,
dimensional lumber (full lengths),
new flooring (3 boxes minimum),
kitchen cabinets
furniture: clean and in good repair
(no pressboard)
housewares: dishes, glassware, pots
and pans, cooking utensils
store displays and fixtures: hanging racks,
mannequins, display shelving
upholstered furniture: no rips, tears,
stains, or pet hair
volunteers needed

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Construction: help build houses,


repair homes.
Committee members: help us achieve
our goals.
Help our retail store to run efficiently.
Help our drivers pick up donations
from across the county.
Visit our website at www.hfhoc.org/
help-out/volunteer to learn more about
volunteer opportunities.

Harbor House of Rochester, Inc.


89 Rossiter Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-473-1779
Contact: Joan G. Malley
Email: harborhouseofrochester@
gmail.com
www.harborhouseofrochester.org
Provides supportive, affordable temporary
housing to adult family members and/or
patients who travel 50 or more miles to
Rochester to receive medical treatment
at one of our area hospitals for a serious
medical condition.
wish list
cleaning and laundry supplies
copier paper
disposable travel mugs
DVDs
gift cards for restaurants: Carabbas, Chilis,
Uno, Moe's, Chipotle, Binga Burger,
Corner Bakery Cafe
gift cards: Wegmans, Tops, Walmart, Sam's,
BJs, Constantino's Market
grocery store items: Keurig One cup coffee
(regular and decaf), coffee and tea
(regular and decaf), hot cocoa mix,
canned soups, crackers, individual snack
packs or cereal bars, dry cereal, bagels,
juice (apple, cranberry, etc.), frozen
dinners, peanut butter, Nutella, jam,
bottled water, hand sanitizer, liquid
soap (regular or refill size), aluminum
foil, plastic sandwich bags, gallon-size
food storage bags, toilet paper, paper
towels, napkins
light bulbs: energy savers 60- and 100
watt, flood lamps: energy saver 65-watt
linens (new): white twin-size sheet
sets, twin-size fleece blankets (beige
preferred), thick-style white bath and
hand towels, washcloths
steam cleaners (2)
volunteers needed
Greet and interact with guests and
light housekeeping duties. You must
be 18 or older and willing to undergo
a background check. One-year
commitment if possible.
Help with fundraisers.

AGENCY LISTINGS

Hearing Loss Association of


America - Rochester Chapter
PO Box 1002
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585-266-7890
Contact: Michelle Gross
Email: hlaa.rochester@yahoo.com
www.hlaa-rochester-ny.org
Provides information, education,
outreach and support to those with
hearing loss, their families, friends, and
others interested in learning more about
people who dont hear well.
wish list
alarm clock, Shake Awake or
other vibrating model
amplified telephone (new or like new)
headsets, lightweight (no ear buds)
personal amplifiers (working order):
e.g., Williams Pocketalker, Bellman Maxi
personal FM system (working order)
personal neck loop: nonpowered,
powered, Bluetooth capable, etc.
phone flashers: transmitters and receivers
shipping labels: Avery 2 x 4 inches
volunteers needed
Drivers to transport members to
day and evening meetings.

Hearthside Cats Inc.


PO Box 282
Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: 585-402-2155
Contact: Shelly Wise
Email: shelly.wise@radnet.com
www.hearthsidecats.org
Rescues and provides medical care to
homeless cats and kittens while striving to
promote public awareness and responsible
pet ownership. Our cats are housed at our
shelter and in volunteer foster homes. We
adopt to indoor-only homes with a nondeclawing agreement. We accept back any
cat or kitten that we have adopted out.
wish list
blankets
cat beds
cat food: Friskies Pate, canned;
Purina "Indoor" dry
cat litter, clumping
gift cards to stores selling these items
paper plates, paper towels
stamps: Forever
towels
volunteers needed
Shift volunteers: duties include but
are not limited to feeding, sweeping,
scooping, socializing.

Henrietta Public Library


455 Calkins Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-359-7092
Contact: Vicki Rusinko
Email: vrusinko@libraryweb.org
www.hpl.org

Serves the town of Henrietta, as well as the


rest of Monroe County, as a member of the
Monroe County Library System.
wish list
board games
glue sticks
Legos (new or used)
office supplies: pencils, Elmers glue,
pocket folders, children's scissors
Wii games
Xbox 360 and Xbox One games

Heritage Christian Services


349 West Commercial Street
Suite 2795
East Rochester, NY 14445-2402
Phone: 585-340-2000
Contact: Kelly Nash
Email: knash@
heritagechristianservices.org
www.heritagechristianservices.org
Supports more than 1,700 children
and adults with developmental
disabilities through the operation
of more than 60 neighborhood homes,
25 day programs, and a variety of
community and health services.
wish list
art supplies for Magic Paintbrush
program, call 487-3500.
See www.communitywishbook.org
for complete listing.
clothes (new or gently-used),
call 340-5730
horseback riding show clothes,
call 872-2540
riding equipment for equestrian program,
call 872-2540
toys and medical supplies to be put in
small sewing bags for Guatemala,
call at 340-2092
volunteers needed
Call Kelly Nash at 340-5780 or
Kim Kennedy at 340-2016.
Sort, prepare donations, and
handle transactions for resale shop.
Training provided.
Help with events held year-round,
including Harvest Festival in September,
Sheep Shearing Festival in April, and
Christmas with Santa in November and
December. Volunteers help with parking,
concessions, kids crafts, and more.
Leaders and Side Walkers to assist people
with disabilities while riding a horse. No
experience required. Training provided.
Sports coaches to support recreational
athletic activities, including Special
Olympics training.
Assist the cafe manager during events,
making coffee beverages, cleaning the
cafe, and serving customers.
Assist art therapist in setting out and
cleaning up supplies before and after
painting sessions.
Maintain a sensory garden once a month

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in a Penfield home.
Assist with raking leaves at our homes
in Monroe County.

The Hickok Center


for Brain Injury
114 South Union Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-271-8640
Contact: Beth Sheldon
Email: mbsheldon@hickokcenter.org
www.hickokcenter.org
Helps people with brain injuries regain or
develop skills and competency strategies
within the safety and support of others
with similar experiences, and professionals
who understand their struggle. Members
set their own goals, design their own
programs, and utilize the staff in ways that
are consistent with their priorities toward
independence and self-sufficiency.
wish list
arts and crafts supplies: clay, paints,
brushes, etc.
easels, sturdy
exercise equipment (Kick bag,
Elliptical, etc.)
folding tables
gardening tools
gift certificates to restaurants:
for member community outings
kitchen items: wooden utensils,
baking sheets, ports and pans,
Tupperware, can opener
lockers (used)
monetary donations
soccer ball, basketball, volleyball set, bocce
tickets, passes to museums, art
performances, sports events, movies, etc.
wheelchair van
wheelchair, manual
(in good condition with seatbelts)
volunteers needed
Assist with social outings and
community programming.
Help with day programs such as art,
computers, cooking, etc.
Provide mentoring to members
in achieving daily goals.
Assist in facilitation to keep
programs member-driven.
Teach a yoga class.

Hill Haven - Rochester General


Long-Term Care
1550 Empire Boulevard
Webster, NY 14580
Phone: 585-922-2325
Contact: Kathy VanAcker
Email: kathy.vanacker
rochesterregional.org
www.rochestergeneral.org (Click on
Senior Services, then Hill Haven)
Nursing home.

www.communitywishbook.org
wish list
baby clothes: newborn size
volunteers needed
Assist with recreation programs,
social outings, and friendly visits.

Hilton Parma Emergency


Food Shelf at the
Hilton Community Center
59 Henry Street
Room 11B
Mailing Address: PO Box 127
Hilton, NY 14468
Phone: 585-234-2090
Contact: Tina Zebulske
Email: HiltonFoodShelf@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com
HiltonFoodshelf
Obtains and distributes donated and
purchased food to residents of the
Hilton School District who are not
covered by other services and who are
in an emergency situation. Open Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday 9:00-11:00 am and
Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm or by appointment.
wish list
grocery-store items, non-perishable and
nutritious: e.g., canned fruit juice, pasta,
jelly, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, hot
cereal, rice, complete dinners; canned
hams and other canned meats, stew,
hash, soups, coffee; sugar-free and
reduced-sodium foods
household supplies and paper products:
e.g., toilet paper, non-scented dish
detergent and laundry detergent
monetary donations to purchase
fresh items
personal care items (non-scented):
e.g., shampoo, soap, toothpaste,
deodorant, razors
plastic bags, clean
volunteers needed
Help with food drives and collections.
Businesses willing to have
Donation boxes at their sites.

Hochstein School
of Music & Dance
50 North Plymouth Avenue
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-454-4403 x23
Contact: Whitney Brice
Email:whitney.brice@hochstein.org
www.hochstein.org
Mission: to provide people of all ages,
backgrounds, and abilities with access to
excellent music and dance education in a
community that nurtures and encourages
personal achievement.
wish list
most musical instruments in good
condition (especially guitars, orchestral,
5-octave marimba, grand concert harp)
3-ring binders
pitch pipes

AGENCY LISTINGS
digital voice recorders
electronic tuners
art supplies for children's projects
computer: desktop PC (2012 or newer
with Widows 7 OS)
iPads, tablets, laptop computers
PA system available for off-site concerts
paper cutting machine
envelope printer
letter folding machine
washer and dryer (stacking)
water bottles (new)
For Music Therapy: egg shakers, maracas,
wrist bells, hand drums, drum mallets
blank CDs
guitar picks, guitar strings
(acoustic or nylon)
iTunes gift cards
rain sticks
For Dance/movement therapy: sheer, small
colored scarves (juggling scarves)
band-aids
disposable heat packs, non-freezing
gel packs
yoga mats, yoga blocks
spandex type material (will be cut
into squares or rectangles)
stress balls
For a list of art supplies needed
for Expressive Arts visit www.
communitywishbook.org
volunteers needed
Grounds and gardens (weeding,
light landscaping, etc.)
Office assistance (Microsoft Office
experience - especially Excel)

Holy Childhood
100 Groton Parkway
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-359-3710
Contact: Rose Marie Pape
Email: rpape@holychildhood.org
www.holychildhood.org
Mission: to prepare children and adults
with intellectual and developmental
disabilities for maximum independence
and integration in the community
through individualized programs and
services and in an atmosphere of dignity
and compassion.
wish list
baby wipes
composition books, black and white
construction paper, various colors
copy paper, 8.5 x 11 inches
easel pads, 27 x 34 inches,
lined and unlined
gift cards: Wegmans, Staples, BJs, etc.
glue sticks
hand sanitizer
markers, dry-erase, any color
snacks: microwave popcorn,
Goldfish crackers, mini pretzels, Ritz
crackers, saltine crackers
swim program supplies: goggles,

swim caps, pool accessories like balls,


noodles, etc.
vinyl gloves (large, medium, small)

Home Start Hope


PO Box 25653
Rochester, NY 14625
Phone: 585-265-3383
Contact: Kristin Mathis
Email: info@homestarthope.org
www.homestarthope.org
Supports women transitioning from
Bethany House and Sojourner House to
independent living. Provides essential
household items to support the women
as they begin the journey of rebuilding
their lives with renewed dignity and
self-esteem.
wish list
All wish list items are to be new.
bath mats
blankets
can openers, etc.
coffee makers
comforters
dish racks
hangers
irons
laundry baskets
mattress pads
pillows
toasters
towels
waste baskets
Please contact for more details.
volunteers needed
Grant writing.
Fund development.
Social media.
Public relations.

Honeoye Falls/Lima FISH


37 Cheese Factory Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Phone: 585-624-8388
Contact: Donald K. Vogt
Email: DVogt1234@aol.com
Volunteer organization that mainly
provides transportation.
volunteers needed
Drivers.
Dispatchers.

Hope Hall
1612 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-426-5824 x107
Contact: Jessica Stadt
Email: Jessica.Stadt@hopehall.org
www.HopeHall.org
A school for children in grades
3-12 with special learning needs.
wish list
batteries: AA, AAA, C, D (new)
bottle-return receipts
copy paper, white, 20- or 24-lb

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(8.5 x 11 inches)
duct tape, masking tape
gift cards: Walmart, Staples,
Wegmans, Home Depot, iTunes, Lowes,
Barnes and Noble, Target, Tops
gloves, disposable
grocery-store items: apple juice,
packaged cookies, granola bars, raisins,
after-school snacks, lemonade mix,
cherry cough drops, paper towels,
Kleenex, hot/cold cups, 9-inch foam
plates, plastic spoons and forks,
13-gallon trash bags, bottled water,
Clorox wipes
ink cartridges (new): HP 60
color and black
office supplies: heavy-duty sheet
protectors, manila folders
(8.5 x 11 inches), hanging file folders,
Wite-Out, refillable rolls
of Scotch tape, pens, pencils, markers,
Avery address labels #5960, envelopes
(9 x 12 and 6 x 9 inch), #9 and #10
envelopes, etc.
Oreck vacuum bags
outdoor games and toys to use at
recess, Bey Blades, Legos (for older ages),
500-piece puzzles, bike helmets, new
stuffed animals, posters of sports teams
pencil sharpeners, electric
(any number: 12 needed)
postage: Forever stamps
safety goggles
Sanitair bagless vacuum
sports equipment (new or in good
condition), soccer balls, basketballs,
softballs, bats, baseball gloves, etc.
woodworking supplies: nails and
screws (any size), sandpaper, pine wood
boards (any size), etc.
volunteers needed
Please call 426-5824 x111 to
volunteer for many varied opportunities.
Gala fundraising committee, golf
committee, general office help, etc.

Imagine Me Community
Outreach Inc.
PO Box 24801
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-363-8900 or 585-576-6960
Contact: Jacqueline Brinkley
Email: admin@imaginemecoinc.org
www.imaginemecoinc.org
Provides life changing community
outreach activities and programs to
benefit the needy, underprivileged,
and anyone who is seeking to bring
positive change into their lives.
wish list
art and craft supplies
binding machine
books for children of all ages (new)
copy paper
gas cards
healthy snacks

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COMMUNITY WISHBOOK 2016-2017

mini-van
office space
quilts
volunteers needed
Readers for the Stop Sit & Read Program.
Grant writers.

Irondequoit
Community Cupboard

AGENCY LISTINGS
nightgowns
paper towels
postage stamps
sheets, blankets
volunteers needed
Caregivers for weeknights and weekends,
also light housekeeping.

Guest speakers to present at


our membership meetings.
Volunteers shall be not less than 21 years
of age and must reside within the Greater
Rochester metropolitan area.

Journey Home, Inc.

170 West Avenue


Brockport, NY 14420
Phone: 585-395-6095 x4423
Contact: Nancy Duff
Email: nancy.duff@lakesidehealth.org
www.lakesidehealth.org
A 120-bed nursing home.
wish list
art supplies: non-toxic washable paints,
art paper, canvas, etc.
Bingo prizes: baseball/football hats,
T-shirts, new stuffed animals, etc.
books on CDs
bud vases, plastic, small
bulletin board borders, adult-looking
card stock paper, designer computer paper
CDs: big bands, oldies, jazz, country, etc.
centerpieces (new) for dining room tables
craft kits, rubber stamps, tacky glue
decorations (new): seasonal themed
DVD, CD players, DVDs: classic movies,
TV shows
helium balloons (large 12-inch),
balloon weights, ribbon
magazine subscriptions: nature, sports,
cooking, animals, outdoors, travel, home
nail polish (nice colors - pink, red, etc.)
napkins, paper plates, tablecloths (colored)
photo paper
picture books (large): flowers,
landscapes, animals, travel, etc.
picture frames, all sizes
Sizzix supplies
tablets, pref iPad/iPad mini
thank-you cards, birthday cards,
blank note cards (new)
volunteers needed
Assist in revolutionizing the care center
into a total home environment.
If you are willing to spend some time
increasing the quality of life for others,
please call (585) 395-6052.

4275 Culver Road


Rochester, NY 14622-1215
Phone: 585-336-9107
Contact: Debbie Evans
Email: info@irondequoit
communitycupboard.org
www.irondequoit
communitycupboard.org
Serves residents in need (who must
reside in Irondequoit) by providing
emergency assistance without bias or
prejudice. Provides food, toiletries, school
supplies, Thanksgiving and holiday
baskets. By appointment only at
336-9107.Visit the Wishbook website
for drop-off sites and times.
wish list
coats, gently used, especially
large adult sizes
driveway salt
food items (see the current
Top 10 list on our website)
gift cards for emergencies and holidays
grocery store items: 100% juice boxes,
healthy snacks (granola bars, raisins,
etc.), breakfast bars, breakfast drink
mixes, boxed milk, chicken noodle and
tomato soup, tuna fish, canned pasta
meals, macaroni and cheese, instant
oatmeal, laundry detergent, soap,
toilet paper
monetary donations to ICC c/o Debbie
Evans, PO Box 17834, Rochester, NY 14617
personal care items: shampoo, toothpaste,
deodorant, etc.
volunteers needed
Reliable handyman.

994 Long Pond Road


Rochester, NY 14626
Phone: 585-225-1240
Contact: Tracey Jagla
Email: journeyhome994@
gmail.com
www. journeyhomegreece.org
Home for the dying in Greece
offering compassionate care by
volunteers around the clock.
There is no fee. Supported by
donations and memorials.
wish list
Bath & Body Works body wash,
lotion, hand soaps
copy paper, colored and white
gift cards: Wegmans, Sam's Club,
OfficeMax, etc.
grocery-store items: cleaning
supplies, Clorox cleaner, Lysol sprays,
laundry detergent (marked HE with
bleach), Swiffer wet jet bottle refills &
pads, disposable dusters, antibacterial
liquid soap, Ziploc storage bags
paper supplies: Scott paper towels,
Kleenex, toilet paper
postage stamps - regular, postcard
volunteers needed
Resident caregivers meet the basic
needs of our residents. Handson care. Training provided.
Support caregivers: cleaning, cooking,
and maintenance tasks not involving
direct resident care.
No medical background necessary,
just a desire to help people
(hands and hearts).

Isaiah House

Junior League of Rochester

71 Prince Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: 585-232-5221
Contact: Kristin Catalano
Email: isaiahhouse@rochester.rr.com
www.theisaiahhouse.org
A home for the dying providing a
residence for persons with irreversible
illness who have been determined to be
within the last three months of their lives.
wish list
cash donations
copy paper
gift cards: Wegmans, Home Depot,
Walmart, Best Buy, Staples
ice melt (salt for sidewalks)
laundry detergent, baby wipes, Lysol wipes

110 Linden Oaks


Suite A
Rochester, NY 14625-2888
Phone: 585-385-8590
Contact: Kacey Kiley
Email: info@jlroch.org
www.jlroch.org
Women committed to promoting
voluntarism, developing the potential
of women, and improving communities
through the effective action and
leadership of trained volunteers.
wish list
funds to support our community
impact programs
volunteers needed
Members to join our
volunteers organization.

Lakeside Beikirch
Care Center

Life Solutions of Hamlin, Inc.,


Food Pantry
PO Box 160
1696 Lake Road
Hamlin, NY 14464
Phone: 585-964-7420
Contacts: Deb Morehouse,
Linda Kent, Brenda Pangrazio
Email: info@lifesolutionshamlin.org
www.lifesolutionshamlin.org
Mission: to serve the social, physical,
and spiritual needs of our community.
Provides food, counseling, holiday baskets,
emergency clothing, and financial needs.

www.communitywishbook.org
wish list
household cleaners/detergent
household paper products
monetary donations
non-perishable food items
office supplies/household supplies
personal care items
volunteers needed
Assist clients in the Food Pantry
(training provided).
Help in our Treasure Store (garage sale).
Help with fundraising events.
Grant writing.

Light Hill / Canandaigua


Comfort Care Home
5160 Parrish Street Extension
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: 585-393-1311
Contact: Suzanne Underhill
Email: lighthilldirector@gmail.com
Our home and volunteers provide comfort
and quality care for two residents with a
timeline of three months or less to live.
There is no cost incurred by the resident.
wish list
Alphabet Signs Magic Master Swinger
Standard Message Board (2)
BOSE Wave Music System IV with
Bluetooth Music Adaptor
Canon All-in-One Inkjet Printer
cash donations toward
DISH TV service
cash donations toward monthly
utility bills, seasonal maintenance
cleaning supplies: Swiffer wet & dry
sheets, laundry detergent
(liquid Hypo-allergencic), dishwasher
detergent
copier paper, white and pastel color
foods (non-perishable): canned
soups, sauce, pasta, applesauce, fruit,
Jell-O, tuna fish, mayonnaise, salad
dressings, condiments, coffee (regular,
decaf)
gift cards: Wegmans, Tops, BJs,
Lowes, Staples
ice melt (for walkway, driveway)
legal-size envelopes
paper supplies: Bounty Select-a-Size
paper towels, toilet paper (2ply - septic
tank safe), facial tissues
(soft, 2-ply )
pastel colored card stock
personal hygiene wipes (Wet Ones,
Fresh n Flush, etc.)
postage stamps, "Forever"
(roll or sheets)
volunteers needed
Provide care and support for residents
and families (greatest need for evening
and weekend shifts). Training is provided.
Contact Mary Kay Naioti, 393-1311.

www.communitywishbook.org

Linda's Cupboard
at Hope Hall
1612 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-426-5824 x107
Contact: Jessica Stadt
Email: hopehall@hopehall.org
www.HopeHall.org
A food cupboard for families of students
at Hope Hall who do not receive public
assistance, but need help to make ends
meet, especially at the end of the month.
wish list
food items: canned fruit and/or juices
(low-sugar preferred), canned tuna,
cereal, coffee, mayonnaise, ketchup,
mustard, pasta products, boxed macaroni
and cheese, peanut butter, jelly, rice,
sauces, soup
gift cards: Aldis, Dollar Tree, Price
Rite, Tops, Walmart, Wegmans
to purchase needed items
laundry detergent
paper towels, toilet paper
personal care items: shampoo,
deodorant, toothpaste, soap, etc.
volunteers needed
Contact Jessica Stadt for specifics.

Literacy Volunteers
of Rochester, Inc.
1600 South Avenue
Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-473-3030
Contact: Brian Kane
Email: bkane@literacyrochester.org
www.literacyrochester.org
Provides tutoring and classroom instruction
in reading, English language and math.
Advocates for public policy changes that
improves literacy in the community.
volunteers needed
Assist with immediate computer needs
and teach basic computer skills.
Fundraising, events.
Tutors: one-to-one for reading,
conversational English, math.

Lollypop Farm, the Humane


Society of Greater Rochester
99 Victor Road
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585-223-1330
Contact: Sami Sheehan
Email: info@lollypop.org,
ssheehan@lollypop.org
www.lollypop.org
Committed to building lifelong bonds
between people and animals through
education, community outreach programs,
and the prevention of cruelty.
wish list
cat litter, non-clumping
cat toys: e.g., balls, toy mice, soft toys

AGENCY LISTINGS
with catnip, pom poms, pipe cleaners
cat, kitten, dog, and/or puppy food,
canned (all brands)
cleaning and sanitation supplies:
bleach, laundry detergent, hand
sanitizer, paper towels
dog treats, soft (Snausages, CloudStar
Soft & Chewy Buddy Biscuits,
Zukes Mini Naturals)
For Law Enforcement: any canned dog
or cat food with pop tops, any 5 lb bags
of dry dog or cat food
garbage bags, large, black
(larger than 30 gallon)
gift cards: gas stations for
law enforcement vehicles
gift cards: Victor Feed and Home Center,
Country Max, Tractor Supply for supplies
for farm animals
gift cards: Wegmans, Pet$aver Healthy
Pet Superstore for fresh produce and
specialty supplies for reptiles and birds
KMR Powder for Kittens and Cats
office supplies: reams of copy paper
postage stamps
For additional items, see our full listing
at www.lollypop.org/get-involved/givetoday/wish-list/
volunteers needed
Help with animal care, dog walking,
behavior help-line counselors (we train),
pet-assisted therapy, special events,
clerical duties, gift shop, meeters/
greeters, animal transporters, volunteer
educators, photographers, graphic
design, and IT/technology.

Loop Ministries
Urban Food Pantry
111 North Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-454-3367
Contact: Ms. Daryl Staneck
Email: drstaneck@loopministries.org
www.loopministries.org
A food pantry (Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am-2:00pm) distributing
up to 300 bags of groceries each month;
Soup kitchen serving the mentally
challenged (2nd Wednesday supper)
and economically challenged
(4th Wednesday lunch).
wish list
brochure holders (Lucite) and flyer holders
copy/printer paper
ink cartridges for Canon PIXMA MX492
office supplies: envelopes (legal and
small), manila mailing envelopes (all
sizes), colored file folders, mechanical
pencils, pens, highlighters, Sharpie
(magic) markers (black preferably), dry
erase board markers, eraser, staples,
paper clips, clipboards, folder organizers,
masking tape, Scotch tape, duct tape
(especially red, transparent, or yellow),

sticky tact, legal pads (any color)


poster board, foam core
receipts for recycled bottles and/or cans
(we would redeem for cash)
postage stamps
used ink cartridges (we trade them in
at Staples for in-store dollars)
trifold posters, foam or cardboard
Please visit www.communitywishbook.org
for Volunteer Opportunities.

Make-A-Wish
Metro NY & Western NY
1855 Monroe Avenue
Suite 4
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-272-9474 x314 or x411
Contacts: Lisa Johnson, Mary Jones
Email: ljohnson@wny.wish.org,
mjones@wny.wish.org
www.wny.wish.org
Grants the wishes of children with
life threatening medical conditions
to enrich the human experience
with hope, strength, and joy.
wish list
activity books, coloring books, crayons
cameras, memory cards
gift cards: Target, Walmart, Best Buy
and Amazon
luggage: backpacks, duffel bags
stickers, scrapbook materials
volunteers needed
Support fundraising events. Need
evening or weekend availability.
Assist staff as needed.
Answer phones, work on computer
and work independently. Daily
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
Execute engagement and recruitment
campaigns and conduct community
outreach efforts.
Visit www.communitywishbook.org for
additional Volunteer Needs including
opportunities for Teens.

Mary's Place Refugee Outreach


414 Lexington Avenue
Rochester, NY 14613
Phone: 585-270-8626
Contacts: Meg Burkhard and
Maria Perticone
Email: marysplacedirector@gmail.com
www.marysplaceoutreach.org
Mission: to reach out to refugees of all
faiths and nationalities, especially those
in NW Rochester. We offer food and
clothing distribution, English-as-a-Second
Language classes for adult refugees, pre-K
classes, case management services, and
green card and citizenship assistance.
wish list
Christmas gifts for children, unwrapped
clothing (gently used): for men, women,
children, and infants
computer paper

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food
kitchen housewares, small
school supplies
volunteers needed
Green Card and Citizenship Assistants.
Translators (Nepali, Karen, Karenni,
Burmese, Chin, and Swahili/French).
Office work, data entry.
Play supervisors.
Drivers.
Case Management.
Teachers for English-as-aSecond Language classes.
Clothing sorters.
Jewelry making (beading).

Medical Motor Service


608 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-654-6030 x221
Contact: Ivy Harris
Email: iharris@medicalmotors.org
www.medicalmotors.org
Specialized transportation for disabled
children and adults for medical, social
and recreational programs.
wish list
wheelchairs

Mercy Bridges
1437 Blossom Road
Rochester, NY 14610
Phone: 585-288-2710 x121
Contact: Natalie Depew
Email: ndepew@mercynyppaw.org
www.mercybridges.org
A non-denominational ministry providing
basic literacy services and English as a
Second Language for adults who may not
qualify for, have access to, or success with
other literacy programs.
wish list
copy/printer paper, white
envelopes, white #10, self sealing
gift cards: Wegmans, Target, Lowes,
and Home Depot
ink and toner cartridges: HP #95 and #98;
Canon black 104; Canon MX870 Scanner
(all colors); Lexmark E260
postage stamps
used empty ink cartridges, any size
volunteers needed
Tutor adults in English and special needs
adults to learn to read, write and
navigate in the community. No prior
teaching experience required. There is a
12 hour training program for new tutors.
Special event: Second Annual Field of
Honor on September 9-11. Need
flag sales chairman, social media
savvy person to promote events, vigil
coordinator, and volunteer for
Field of Honor book sale.
For book sale in May.

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Mission Share
10 Cedarfield Commons
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: 585-368-0744
Contact: Tom Hakes
Email: msocdirector@gmail.com
www.missionshareoutreach.org
A food pantry and clothing closet that
assists residents in our community
(14468, 14612, 14615, 14616 and 14626)
on a monthly basis. Provides the following
outreaches: August backpack give-away,
Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets,
and Christmas Hope meal/gift program.
Also, provides pregnancy support and
parenting classes to families.
wish list
baby and toddler clothes (preemie-5T)
baby care items: diapers, wipes,
shampoo, etc.
clothing (all sizes) and underwear (new
in package) for men, women, children
Computers: Windows 10 compatible
laptop/desktop, Dell PowerEdge t330
Tower Server or equivalent
EZ-Up tents
financial support please visit our website
www.missionshareoutreach.org/donate to
make a contribution today
gasoline cards
gift cards: Wegmans, Walmart,
Sam's Club, Amazon
non-perishable food items
office supplies: rubber bands, plain
window envelopes, copy paper, staples,
Wite-Out, black permanent markers,
erasable markers, pens, index cards,
hanging file folders, manila folders
paper products: napkins, disposable
plates, paper towels, bathroom tissues,
toilet tissue, Styrofoam/cardboard cups
and Styrofoam/cardboard bowls
(8 oz, 12oz)
plastic garbage bags, 13- and 55-gallon
plastic silverware: forks, spoons, knives
postage stamps
prayer
Visit www.communitywishbook.org
for additional items.

Monroe Community Hospital


435 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-760-6151
Contact: Barbara Fortunato
Email: bfortunato@monroehosp.org
www.monroehosp.org
Provides in-house rehabilitation and
specialized, long-term care for
the most medically complex cases,
serving individuals from infancy
through adulthood.
wish list
batteries: all sizes
books on CD
CDs

AGENCY LISTINGS
clothing, accessories
costume jewelry
crafts supplies
DVDs
gift cards, money donations, sponsorships
household goods
knickknacks
postage stamps
stationery
wheelchair bags
volunteers needed
Assist customers in the
Gift Shop/Thrift Shop.
Visit residents on a social basis, write
letters, read, or assist with meals.
Provide musical accompaniment
during programs.
Push wheelchairs within the building
to different activities.
Provide clerical or computer assistance.
Participate in social activities.
Become a committee member
for special events.
Assist in transportation or music
during in-house weekend services.
Visit residents on units with therapy dogs.
Check out books and DVDs at the
resident library.

Monroe Correctional Facility


750 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-753-3042
Contact: Twig Hickam
Email: SHickam@monroecounty.gov
A correctional facility that houses
sentenced male/female inmates ages
16 and older. Focuses on education,
vocational programs, and chemical
dependency treatment.
wish list
art supplies: construction paper,
colored pencils
books, paperback
crossword puzzle books (paperback)
games: Scrabble, checkers, chess
jigsaw puzzles
magazines
playing cards
Spanish paperback books and magazines
Sudoku puzzle books (paperback)
word-search magazines

Mothers in Need of Others


Ministry (MINO)
c/o Project URGE, Inc.
North Wedge Market in The Pillar Church
46 Mount Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-348-8596
Contact: Maria Wehrle
Email: mothersinneedofothers@
gmail.com
www.projecturge.org/mino
Assists caseworkers and church outreach

workers in providing maternity and baby


items that their clients need to care for
their children.
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Items will be picked up. Please call
or email to make arrangements.
baby and toddler clothes (preemie-5T)
baby care items: diapers, wipes,
shampoo, etc.
baby gear: cribs, car seats, strollers, etc.
feminine products: sanitary napkins,
tampons, breast pads, etc.
maternity clothes (all sizes)
shelving, heavy duty

Mount Carmel House, Inc.


288 Frisbee Hill Road
Hilton, NY 14468
Phone: 585-366-4949
Contact: Joyce Carnevale
Email: hmountcarmeljoyce@
rochester.rr.com
www.mtcarmelhouse.com
Provides lodging, food, physical care
and spiritual solace to the terminally ill,
free of all charges.
wish list
baby wipes, unscented
batteries, all sizes
bottled juices, ginger ale
cleaning supplies: toilet bowl cleaners,
Lysol products, laundry detergent,
dishwasher detergent, fabric softener
sheets, wet and dry Swiffer cloths, Clorox
disinfecting wipes, liquid hand wash
coffee
copy paper
garden supplies
gift cards: Wegmans, Staples, Target,
Home Depot
office supplies
paper supplies: paper towels, bath tissue,
Kleenex, napkins
postage stamps, Forever
sheet sets, color, extra-long, twin-size
volunteers needed
Provide patient care for terminally
ill residents in an atmosphere of
love and prayer.

National Multiple
Sclerosis Society - Upstate
New York Chapter
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Suite 900
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 1-800-344-4867 option 2
Contact: Melanie Greenstein
Email: melanie.greenstein@
nmss.org
www.MSupstateny.org
A leader in providing comprehensive
service programs for over 12,800
people with MS and their families
in 50 countries. Dedicated to mobilizing
people and resources to drive research for

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a cure and to address the challenges of
everyone affected by MS.
wish list
Items needed for events: food
and beverage donations
gift baskets for raffle
gift cards
volunteers needed
Day of event: Walk MS (May), Bike MS
(September), MS Service Day
(June, October, December).
Leadership task forces.
Office support.
For current volunteer opportunities, see
http://www.nationalmssociety.org/
Chapters/NYR/Volunteer

National Parkinson Foundation


Greater Rochester
An affiliate of the National
Parkinson Foundation
PO Box 23204
Rochester, NY 14692-3204
Phone: 585-234-5355
Contact: Kim Collins
Email: kcollins@npfgreaterrochester.org
www.npfgreaterrochester.org
Provides support to people with
Parkinson's disease and their families,
educating the community about
Parkinson's disease, and supporting
research to find a cure. Call or email
for information on our many supportgroup activities.
wish list
monetary donations are always welcome
volunteers needed
For Moving Day (Walk and Activities)
in October.

NY Museum of Transportation
PO Box 136
6393 East River Road
West Henrietta, NY 14586
Phone: 585-533-1113
Contact: James E. Dierks
Email: info@nymtmuseum.org
www.nymtmuseum.org
Preserves and exhibits transportation
history of our area. Collection includes
a dozen full-size antique trolleys, steam
locomotive, trucks, buggies, model
railroad, photos, and small artifacts.
A unique feature for visitors is a
two-mile scenic ride on the only
electric trolley operation in the state.
The museum also has a research archive,
exhibit gallery and gift shop.
wish list
artifacts and images pertaining
to area transportation history
exhibit materials and services
exterior paint for concrete block walls,
custom-mixed enamels
model fire trucks for display

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professional services: roofing, paving,
vehicle painting, lawn and field mowing
waste cans, attractive
volunteers needed
Visitor Center personnel: sell tickets,
gift shop sales.
Routine maintenance: mowing, electrical,
mechanical repairs.
Operating personnel: run model RR;
run trolleys and track cars on full-size RR.

No One Left Behind


888 Pittsford-Mendon Center Road
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: 585-721-3211
Contact: Ellen Smith
Email: Ellen@nooneleft.org
www.nooneleft.org
Offers support and resettlement services
to Afghans and Iraqis who were translators
or support personnel for the U.S. military
or NATO Coalition Forces, and are actively
targeted by the Taliban or ISIL for death.
wish list
bathroom items: shower curtains
and rings, wastebaskets, soap dishes,
toothbrush holders, towels, washcloths
blankets and sheet sets (queen or twin)
cribs
furniture: couches (no sleeper sofas
please), comfy chairs, coffee and side
tables, dining room tables and chairs,
lamps, mirrors, queen or twin-size
beds, dressers
kitchen items: pots, pans, frying pans,
storage bowls, dish sets, flatware,
glasses (sets please), cups or mugs
(sets please), cutting boards, dish towels,
pot holders, utensils
laptop computers
strollers
vacuum cleaners
washers and dryers
volunteers needed
Drivers: take families to medical and
intake appointments during the day
Monday-Friday.
Pick up furniture. (Truck available for use.)
Take children and one parent to
horseback riding program in
Canandaigua every other week.
Refinish or repaint furniture,
do simple repairs.
Fundraisers: hosted dinner parties
to educate about our program.
Tutors to teach English to wives/children.
Days out for families: take them to zoo,
Rochester Science Museum, Mendon
Ponds Park, etc.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities:
furniture painting, gathering donations,
helping to move items to apartments,
small fundraisers (e.g., car washes),
baby sitting services for children.

AGENCY LISTINGS

Notre Dame
Learning Center, Inc.
71 Parkway
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-254-5110
Contact: Sister Evelyn Breslin
Email: ndlc@frontiernet.net
www.ndlcenter.org
Provides free, personalized, one-to-one
tutoring in English Language Arts, Reading,
and Math for children (kindergarten to
grade 9). Provides TASC preparation classes
for adults over the age of 19.
wish list
CDs, educational: Mathematics,
English Language Arts
copy paper (8.5 x 11 inch)
dry erase markers
gift cards: Staples, Wegmans, Tops,
Walmart, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, CVS
Kleenex
postage: Forever stamps
snacks, individually packaged cookies,
chips, etc.
student supplies: notebooks, pencils,
crayons, flashcards, math/English games
and puzzles
tablets or iPads for student use
volunteers needed
Teach/mentor for children (grades K-9)
in Reading/Writing and Math.
Teaching/mentoring adults for TASC
preparation - Reading/Writing, Math,
Social Studies, Science.

Nuts for Mutts Rescue, Inc.


PO Box 16795
Rochester, NY 14616
Phone: 585-210-3647
Contact: Carrie Petersen
Email: info@nutsformuttsrescue.com
www.nutsformuttsrescue.com
Dedicated to the re-homing of abused,
neglected, and unwanted dogs.
wish list
collars, harnesses, leashes in all sizes
flea and tick medications
pet beds, crates, supplies, etc.
volunteers needed
Foster homes for dogs.
Fundraising committee.
Event organization.
Transporting dogs.
Socializing dogs.
Staffing for Adoption Days at
local pet stores.

NY Bee Wellness, Inc.


145 Orchard Drive
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-820-6619
Contact: Pat Bono
Email: info@nybeewellness.org
www.nybeewellness.org
Mission: to educate new, beginning,
small-scale beekeepers and others

interested in honeybees. We conduct


workshops, provide surveys about bee
health. Also outreach to beekeepers
and the public.
wish list
grocery-store items: paper towels,
uncoated paper plates, 70 or 90%
rubbing alcohol, large trash bags,
cane sugar, large clear plastic
drinking cups (16-20 oz)
hardware cloth #8
kitchen supplies: Rubbermaid dishwashing
basins, 1/2 cup measuring cups,
tablespoon measures, wide-mouth pint
and quart canning jars, Ziploc bags
LED lights (small), magnifying glasses
microscopes (modern), dissecting
tools, lab equipment
office space
office supplies: Sharpie pens, duct tape,
Scotch tape, packing tape, clip or pin-on
name badges, journals
postage stamps
printing services
safety glasses, nitrile gloves
tulle fabric, wide mesh
volunteers needed
Board members, grant writers,
operational advisers, create a
Friend of NY Bee Wellness.
Website design, social media assistance,
photography, graphic design, webinars,
photography/videotography.
Assist with microscopy.
Fundraising.
Public relations/marketing, advertising
public relations help.

Open Door Mission, Inc.


PO Box 14236
Rochester, NY 14614-0236
(Caring Center: 156 N. Plymouth Ave.)
Phone: 585-325-3243
Contact: Chris Scribani
Email: cscribani@OpenDoorMission.com
www.opendoormissionrocny.com
Multi-service outreach ministry working
to rescue, recover, and restore hurting
people throughout our community.
wish list
allergy medicine, multivitamins, Tylenol,
ibuprofen, cough syrup (nonalcoholic),
Sudafed/sinus medicines
clothing (all sizes) and underwear
for men, women, children; men's
tube socks, winter clothing, hats,
gloves, mittens, boots
financial support (Please visit our
website or phone text opendoormission
to 77977 to make a contribution.)
flip-flop shower sandals (L, XL)
gasoline cards
gift cards: Wegmans, Walmart, Sam's Club
gloves (plastic or latex)
grocery-store items: mayonnaise, salt,
pepper, salad dressings, coffee, creamers

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(powder or liquid), sugar, milk, hot &


cold cereals, laundry soap, bleach, liquid
dish soap
linens: twin-bed sheets, blankets, bath
towels, hand towels, washcloths
office supplies: rubber bands, plain
window envelopes, copy paper, staples,
Wite-Out, black markers
paper products: table napkins, disposable
plates, paper towels, bathroom tissues,
toilet tissue, Styrofoam/cardboard cups
and Styrofoam/cardboard bowls (8-oz,
12-oz)
plastic garbage bags, 13 and 55-gallon
plastic silverware: forks, knives
postage stamps
prayer
personal care items: shampoo, toothpaste,
soap (trial sizes), toothbrushes,
disposable razors, deodorants, shaving
cream, foot powder, combs, brushes
vacuum-cleaner bags
vehicle donations
Please see our website for current
needs and more details.
volunteers needed
Meal service, coffee service, food pantry.
Chapel service, Bible study leader.
Clothing distribution program.
Administrative.

Oregon Leopold
Child Care Center
316 Bay Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: 585-288-0074
Contacts: Tia Faulkner, Denise Matthews
Email: oregon-leopold@
rochester.rr.com
www.facebook.com/OLDCC
Serves low-income children and
families in the northeast quadrant
of Rochester and Rochester's
Children's Zone.
wish list
art and craft supplies: construction
paper, rolls of easel paper, markers, glue
sticks, finger paint, tape, paintbrushes,
crayons, glue, smocks
batteries: AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt
board games
books, board books, soft blocks
child gates, large bibs
clothes for 18 months-size 6
clothes for dress-up, toddler and
preschool 18 months-5 years
dolls, multicultural
donated restaurant, banquet
space and catering for staff recognition
ceremony
financial donations for program
expenses, field trips
first-aid supplies: Band-Aids,
gauze, tape, etc.
food, gifts for holiday,
Christmas party for children

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furniture: beanbags, soft child-size


furniture, adult-size rocking
chair or glider
microwaves, blender, juicer
office supplies: postage stamps, copy
paper, pens, Sharpies, staples,
envelopes, etc.
peg puzzles (ages 2-3 years)
posters of children
puppets
refrigerators (small)
school supplies: writing paper,
tablets, pencils, folders,
educational software, games
socks, underwear
winter boots, coats, hats, gloves
Visit www.communitywishbook.org for
more items and volunteer opportunities.
volunteers needed
Fundraising and grant writing.
Substitute volunteer teachers.
Maintenance and small repairs.
Tutors, mentors, performers
for children.
Helpers and supplies for Parent
Involvement Events, for holiday/
Christmas party for children.
Coordinators and food donations for
summer picnic community event.

Partners in
Community Development
45 Maxson Street
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: 585-678-4080
Contact: Len Statham
Email: picd_len@
yahoo.com
www.partnersincommunity
development.org
Provides on-site activities and services
at low-income housing complexes in
Monroe County that promote tolerance,
community, empowerment, and wellness
among all residents.
wish list
computer
craft items
paper plates, cups, plastic utensils, etc.
school supplies
volunteers needed
Serve seniors lunch, once a week
on Wednesdays.
Pick up clothes for clothing distribution
once a month.
Assist with summer day camp
during July and August.

Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf


1618 Jackson Road
Penfield, NY 14526
Phone: 585-234-0799
Contact: Kathy Cummins
Email: penfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com
www.penfieldecumenicalfoodshelf.org
Provides emergency food assistance

AGENCY LISTINGS
to residents living in Penfield
(zipcodes 14625 and 14526).
wish list
non-perishable food items are always
welcome! Please check our website
for current needs.
volunteers needed
Adopt-A-Shelf to help us keep our
shelves stocked with food.

Perinton Historical Society


& Fairport Museum
18 Perrin Street
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585-223-3989
Contact: Vicki Masters Profitt
Email: director@
perintonhistoricalsociety.org
www.perintonhistoricalsociety.org
Promotes interest in preserving and
sharing local history through its
educational programs and operation
of the Fairport Historical Museum.
wish list
artifacts, costumes, and memorabilia
pertaining to Fairport and Perinton
dress-up costumes for children
office supplies
printer paper, card stock, 8.5 x 11
inches (white)
volunteers needed
Work at least one two-hour shift
per month greeting visitors and
answering questions.

Pittsford Food Cupboard


1 Grove Street
Suite 103A
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: 264-9860
Contact: Janet Reynolds
Email: pittsfordfoodcupboard@
gmail.com
www.pittsfordfoodcupboard.net
Provides client choice emergency food for
families in need from the following areas:
Pittsford, Brighton, East Rochester, and
three zip code areas in Rochester.
wish list
bean meals
broth: chicken, beef, vegetable
canned fruits, vegetables
cereals
gelatin, puddings
jam, jellies
macaroni and cheese
milk: canned or dried
paper products
pasta, rice, tuna
peanut butter
personal care items
soups: hearty, condensed
cash donations for purchase of
food and operating expenses
volunteers needed
Assist customers in our food "store."

Stock shelves.
Office assistants.
Run or develop outreach programs.
Pick-up donations.
Help with marking and communications.

R Community Bikes, Inc.


226 Hudson Avenue
Rochester, NY 14605
Mailing address: PO Box 26471,
Rochester, NY 14626
Phone: 585-234-2008
Contact: Dan Lill
Email: info@rcommunitybikes.net
www.Rcommunitybikes.net
Collects, repairs, and distributes bikes
to the needy in the Rochester area.
Serves both children and adults.
Summer giveaways are planned at
various locations throughout the
community. See our website for details.
wish list
bike parts: especially tires, tubes
and cables
bike helmets (new) and locks
gift cards: Wegmans, Lowe's, Home Depot,
OfficeMax and Staples
office supplies
paper products
used bikes of any type

Recovery Houses
of Rochester
1320 Buffalo Road
Suite 203
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-802-8709
Contact: Van Smith
Email: van@
recoveryhousesofrochester.org
www.RecoveryHouses
ofRochester.org
Provides a safe living environment for
those who are recovering from alcohol and
drug addiction and to encourage those
who want to change and improve the
quality of their lives.
wish list
appliances: washer, dryer, fridge,
stove, toaster, coffeemaker, microwave,
vacuum cleaner
bathroom rugs, shower curtains,
hooks, wastebasket
bedroom: twin beds, queen beds,
dressers, nightstands, chests,
end tables
bus passes
cleaning supplies: laundry soap,
bleach, mop and mop buckets, all
purpose cleaner, hand soap, floor cleaner,
Comet cleanser, window cleaner, garbage
bags
computer
kitchen: dinette sets, dish sets,
glass sets, silverware, cookware, storage
containers

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linens: comforter sets, towels,
washcloths, dish towels,
pillowcases, pillows (new)
living room: coffee tables, sofa,
love seat, curtains
paint
paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex
passenger van for 15
single family homes
volunteers needed
Male resident facilitators in long term
recovery with a desire to help others
help themselves (personal hygiene, food
nutrition, healthy shopping, healthy
coping skills).
Board members: retired
businessmen who wish to
help build a safe neighborhood.

Refugees Helping Refugees

835 South Avenue


Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-576-7329
Contact: Sadiya Omar
Email: sadiya.omar@yahoo.com
Serves refugees from all over the world.
Activities include: case management, ESOL
classes, job counseling and training, senior
program, health promotion and outreach,
speaker series, citizenship training, and a
summer intergenerational program.
wish list
art supplies
computer tables (two-person:
24-30 inches wide) or
desks and chairs
cooking utensils: baking sheets,
pots, pans, mixing bowls, flatware,
different sizes of knives, measuring
spoons and cups, simple mixing machine,
meat thermometer, potholders, etc.
crochet hooks, crocheting thread,
knitting needles, yarn, fabric, thread
doorbell
fax phone line
jewelry-making supplies
laps, flash drives
musical instruments: guitars,
keyboard, conga drum set
new building facility
pencil sharpener, electric
printer cartridges: HP 15
printer paper, standard and long-size
hanging filing folders, large manila
envelopes, Expo markers
projector light bulb
sewing machines, simple (3)
with extra needles
soccer equipment (pinneys, goals,
cleats and shin guards)
volunteers needed
Sewing instructor to
teach small class.
ESOL tutors to work in 1:1 or
small groups with new refugees.
Art teacher for summer

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youth program.
Music teacher for summer
youth program.
Daycare: preschool/toddler teacher
provider for less than 10 kids.
Computer instructor.
Plan and aid Senior Program
meeting, youth summer
program and outreach,
work/lifeskills programs.
Aid in grant searching and writing.
Manage front office affairs, etc.
Interpreters: Karen, Somali,
Nepali, Arabic, Swahili,
Vietnamese, Chinese.

Regional Center for


Independent Living, Inc.
497 State Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-442-6470
Contact: Kristin Salter
Email: ksalter@cdrnys.org
www.cdrnys.org
Provides advocacy and independent
living services, and support to people
with all types of disabilities. Features
special opportunities to assist deaf,
deaf-blind, people with Spina Bifida
and youth with disabilities.
wish list
cash contributions
gift cards
reachers/grabbers
refreshments for meetings/events
telephones with large buttons,
flashing lights, etc.
video recorder
walkers with hand brakes
wheelchairs or scooters, good condition
volunteers needed
Fundraising services and expertise.
Mentors: assist in youth group,
technology, employment for disabled.
Board members, event planning.
Skilled trades: carpentry skills for
building ramps, photo enlargement.

Relay For Life of Greece


American Cancer Society
1120 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620-2532
Phone: 585-261-1724
Contacts: Jillian Ference
and Kristine Trapani
Email: GreeceRelay@gmail.com
www.RelayForLife.org/GreeceNY
Increases awareness of cancer in the
community and raises much-needed
funds to fight the disease. A noncompetitive event where teams of
friends, neighbors, families, and coworkers
commit to keeping at least one member
walking around a track at all times.
wish list
advertising time/space on TV, radio,

AGENCY LISTINGS
newspaper, magazine, billboards, etc.
cancer survivors to participate in
our opening Survivor Lap
corporate sponsorships to help
offset the expenses
gift baskets for auction
gift cards: Wegmans, Tops, restaurants,
department stores, recreational facilities,
sporting events, movies, gas stations,
garden stores, etc.
the day of our event: tents, tables, chairs,
bounce house, golf carts, decorations
(streamers, balloons, ribbon, flowers),
helium tank, etc.
monetary donations to benefit
the fight against cancer
sign-making services for
large printed signs
volunteers needed
Help plan and organize the 2017 event.
Meets once a month.
Marketing assistance working
with local community partners.
Sponsorship Chair to seek out support/
donations from businesses.
Help plan site decorations.
Assist with entertainment and
activity schedule for the event.
Students to help promote the
event at their school.
Mentors to guide youth who are involved.
Help plan and implement fundraising
activities and opportunities.
Assist in putting up flyers/posters
in the community.

ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank


PO Box 10182
Rochester, NY 14610
Phone: 585-484-9812
Contact: Christina Foster
Email: info@roccitybottoms.org
roccitybottoms.org; facebook.com/
rocccitybottoms
Collects and distributes diapers for little
bottoms in need. Provides a steady supply
of diapers to those who need it most
within the greater Rochester area.
wish list
diapers (all sizes - larger sizes
needed most)
diaper cream
Pull-Ups (all sizes)
training pants
wipes
volunteers needed
These volunteers opportunities are also
suitable for teens or groups of teens.
Hosting diaper drives.
Wrapping and packaging donations.
Collecting diapers.

Roc City Sicklers


Advocate Group
200 Westfall Road
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-473-0180
Contacts: Holly Dutcher, Chelsea LePore
Email: chelsea.lepore@
curekidscancer.com,
holly.dutcher@curekidscancer.com
www.curekidscancer.com
A support group for those affected by
sickle cell disease. Empowers and raises
awareness by providing resources and
information to help improve the quality
of life of those with this disease.
Associated with CURE Childhood Cancer
Association, an organization charged
with meeting the needs of families faced
with pediatric cancer and chronic blood
disorders. Encourages and assists those
patients and families to realistically face
diagnosis and treatment. Advocates for
parents and their children, ensuring their
educational, social, emotional and financial
needs are met.
wish list
art supplies, glue
backpacks/duffel bags
blankets
folders
Kleenex
crayons
flashcards
notebooks and loose-leaf paper
pencils, erasers, and markers
school supplies case for pencils and pens
writing paper/tablets
three-ring binders (large and small)

Rochester Animal Services


184 Verona Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-428-7274
Contacts: Jonelle Lang, Chris Fitzgerald
Email: JL1226@cityofrochester.gov
www.rochesteranimalservices.com
Committed to improving public safety and
quality of life for city residents and to the
humane treatment of animals, and the
promotion of responsible pet ownership.
wish list
blankets, towels for bedding
can openers
cat litter scoopers
chew toys, sturdy
collars, leashes
cotton swabs, rubbing alcohol
dish soap, laundry detergent
drain stoppers
folding chairs
grooming clippers, professional
hand brooms with dustpan
heating pads (for newborns
and injured animals)
kitchen spoons (large)
pet brushes, shampoo
pet carriers and training crates

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pet treats, rawhide bones


puppy pads
volunteers needed
Foster homes.
Walk dogs.
Bathe animals.
Assist with the care and maintenance
of animals at the shelter.
Assist potential adopters in identifying
an animal for their home.
Assist with reception and
administrative support.
Assist with off-site adoptions
and promotions.
Take photos of adoptable animals
for our website.
Assist with website updates.
Assist with spay/neuter program.

Rochester Education
Foundation
250 Mill Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-271-5790
Contact: Patricia Braus
Email: pbraus@rochestereducation.org
www.rochestereducation.org
Improves learning and success for
Rochester city public school students
through the provision of resources,
programs, and the cultivation of
partnerships between education,
business, and the community.
wish list
books (new) for children from
pre-K-12th grade
music instruction books (new and used)
musical instruments (used),
except pianos and organs
musical supplies (new), including guitar/
violin strings, oboe reeds, music stands
volunteers needed
Help with marketing, fundraising
and special events.
Organize book drives and collections
of used musical instruments.
Assist with or plan and implement
fundraising events.
Help students fill out financial aid forms
at FAFSA Fest events in December,
January, February and March.

Rochester Family Mission


388 Tremont Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-436-7523 x11
Contact: Barbara JP Thomas
Email: bthomas
rochesterfamilymission.org
www.rochesterfamilymission.org
Provides physical and spiritual support to
help strengthen families in need in the
southwest area of the city.
wish list
baby formula: Enfamil LIPIL powder
with iron
book bags (new)

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classroom equipment
(new or slightly-used)
diapers (sizes 2, 3)
food
food items for holiday food basket
program (call for list)
office equipment (new or slightly used)
paper supplies (call for list)
personal care items
scholarship assistance for summer camp
school supplies (new)
seasonal clothing and outerwear
toys for children at Christmas
volunteers needed
Drivers for bi-weekly pick up food
from Foodlink.
Help with holiday projects.
Tutors for Common Core Studies
for pre-K-12th grade.
Arts and crafts instructor:
Friday evenings and Sundays.
Sign language interpreter. Call for times.

The Rochester
Gay Men's Chorus
121 North Fitzhugh Street
Suite 315
Rochester, NY 14614-1214
Phone: 585-423-0650
Contact: Jim Janssen
Email: info@thergmc.org
www.thergmc.org
Creates social change through excellence
in the choral arts united to seek a better
world through the universal language of
music, as well as a history of giving back
to the community.
wish list
financial support (donations,
music dedications, sponsorships)
volunteers needed
Great need for ushers, stagehands,
ticket sellers at our three annual
concerts (December, March, June).
Help with campaign and
newsletter mailings.
Office help.
For more information, contact
Jim at jjanssen@thergmc.org

Rochester Global Connections


Box 270449
575 Mt. Hope Avenue
Rochester, NY 14627
Phone: 585-275-8779
Contact: Cecelia Johnson
Email: ExecDir
RochesterGlobalConnections.org
www.RochesterGlobalConnections.org
Brings the Rochester community together
with international college students
and international visitors to promote
international understanding, develop
friendships, and enhance the quality of
life for participants and the community.
volunteers needed

AGENCY LISTINGS
Introduce international college students at
the University of Rochester and Rochester
Institute of Technology to the Rochester
community and American culture.
Dinner hosts for visiting international
professional delegations.

Rochester Hearing
and Speech Center
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Suite 400
Rochester, NY 14620-3092
Phone: 585-271-0680 x1243
Contact: Mary Balme
Email: mbalme@rhsc.org
www.rhsc.org
Identifies, evaluates, and provides
treatment for children and adults
with speech and hearing problems.
wish list
art supplies for children
board books for young children
books, preschool and school-age
(no textbooks, please)
computer with "touch screen"
computer software: speech/language
programs, preschool/school-age
learning programs
construction paper, markers, crayons,
glue sticks, pipe cleaners, clothespins,
washable paint, childrens scissors
and glitter
puzzles, games for preschool children
toys for toddlers and preschool:
e.g., Fisher-Price or similar: farm,
village, castle, airport, zoo (no small
parts or plush toys, please)
whistles, straws, chewy bands
volunteers needed
Year-round classroom assistance
with preschoolers.

Rochester Hope for Pets


524 White Spruce Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-271-2733 x189
Email: RochesterHopeforPets
gmail.com
www.RochesterHopeforPets.org
Mission: to improve the quality of life
for pets living in the greater Rochester,
NY, area by offering financial assistance
toward veterinary care costs to pet owners
during times of need. Assisting veterinary
healthcare teams with continuing
education and technology and partnering
with other animal related non-profit
organizations to enhance the care and
treatment of pets at local facilities.
volunteers needed
Call or email to join our volunteer list.
Help with events throughout the year.

Rochester Music Coalition


PO Box 26378
Rochester, NY 14626
Phone: 585-235-8412
Contact: Linda Fullerton
Email: info@rochestermusiccoalition.org
www.rochestermusiccoalition.org
Purpose is to create a thriving, profitable
music community in Rochester. Musicians,
club owners, radio stations, press, record
stores, recording studios, and others
support and promote the art of music
and the musicians who create it,
regardless of genre.
wish list
monetary donations
advertising time: radio, TV, billboard space
printing
T-shirts, bumper stickers, buttons
to promote our organization

Ronald McDonald House


333 Westmoreland Drive
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-442-5437 x2111
Contacts: Cher Niedermaier, Jack Keck
Email: chern@rmhcrochester.org,
jackk@rmhcrochester.org
www.rmhcrochester.org
Provides lodging, emotional support
and comfort to families of children
receiving medical treatment at area
hospitals. Supports other children's
programs in the community.
wish list
cleaning items: disposable cleaning
gloves, liquid hand soap, pre-wash
laundry treatments, soft scrubbing
cleaners, toilet bowl cleaner, spray
bathroom cleaners, Swiffer wet
replacement cloths, disinfectant wipes
food: individual snacks; individual
coffee creamers (various flavors); sugar;
granola bars; breakfast bars; individualsize cereals; microwavable meals;
fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables;
sandwich meats and cheeses; chunky
soups and stews; salad dressings
(not Italian); mayonnaise
food wraps, storage bags, containers
gift cards: fast food, grocery, gas, etc.
paper towels
personal care items, individual size
trash bags (8, 13 and 50-gallon sizes)
volunteers needed
Help with gardening, individuals
or groups. Contact Sarah Gibson at
communityservice@rmhcrochester.org
or call 442-5437 x2200.
Please visit our website for information
and a quick-interest form. Contact
Kathy Keenahan at 442-5437 x3 or
email kathyk@rmhcrochester.org.

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RSVP of Livingston County A Program of LIFESPAN


3 Murray Hill Drive #272
Mt. Morris, NY 14510
Phone: 585-369-4294
Contact: Kathy Knop
Email: kknop@lifespanrochester.org
www.lifespan-roch.org
Helps volunteers 55 and older locate
positions which use their experience and
aptitudes to meet critical needs in the
community. Volunteers choose where and
when they want to serve, and are covered
with no-cost supplemental accident and
liability insurance while on duty.
wish list
coupons for free items and services
gas and gift cards (any amount)
office supplies
sponsorships of special programs,
volunteer recognition luncheon,
newsletter, volunteer awards
tickets to areas events, concerts,
sporting events
volunteers needed
Provide rides or other supportive
services to veterans.
Advocates (Ombudsman) for residents
of long term care facilities.
Leaders/coaches for conducting health
education classes in Matter of Balance,
Chronic Disease Self-Management.
Drive older adults or individuals with
disabilities to medical appointments.
Friendly visitors and non-medical
caregivers for older adults and
individuals with disabilities.
Respite providers for caregivers.
Food pantry support.
Home delivery of meals to
homebound individuals.
Call RSVP office for information.

RSVP of Monroe County


at Lifespan
1900 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-287-6428
Contact: Deb Palumbos
Email: dpalumbos@
lifespanrochester.org
www.lifespan-roch.org
Helps volunteers ages 55 and older
connect with local volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers choose where and when they
want to serve and are covered with nocost supplemental accident and liability
insurance while on duty.
wish list
coupons for free items/services
gas and gift cards
office supplies: two-pocket folders,
manila folders, bankers boxes
sponsorships of special programs,
volunteer recognition luncheon,

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newsletter, volunteer awards
tickets to area performances, concerts,
sporting events
volunteers needed
Drive older or individuals with disabilities
to medical appointments, home
delivered meals, or blood products
to area hospitals.
Financial literacy and health
insurance counselors.
Tutors/Mentors to work with school-age
children during and after school hours.
Individuals to support disaster
preparedness planning and initiatives.
Advocates (Ombudsman) for residents
of long-term care facilities.
Provide rides or other supportive
services to veterans.
Leaders/coaches for conducting health
education classes in Matter of Balance
and Chronic Disease Self-Management.
Many other opportunities throughout
Monroe County. Call RSVP office
for information.

Rush Public Library


5977 East Henrietta Road
Rush, NY 14543
Phone: 585-533-1370
Contact: Kirsten Flass
Email: kflass@libraryweb.org
Serves the residents of Rush, as
well as other Monroe County
patrons. We are a member of the
Monroe County Library System.
wish list
books (used, good-quality) for book sale
(limit of four boxes at one time)
office supplies: paper, ink
cartridges, etc.
postage stamps
volunteers needed
Please call for volunteer
opportunities, including shelving,
gardening and data entry.

Ryan's Case for Smiles


PO Box 624
Clarkson, NY 14430
Phone: 585-395-1001
Contact: Debra Bartz
Email: conkerrheart2heart@live.com
www.sew4smiles.webs.com
Provides hand-made, bright, cheerful
pillowcases to children battling cancer
and other life-changing illnesses when
they enter the hospital for treatment.
The children may keep their pillowcases.
wish list
card-making supplies: ink, stamps,
shape punchers, etc.
fabric (cotton, flannel, or polar fleece)
suitable for children from
birth-18/20 years old
gift cards to purchase needed supplies
laundry soap (mild, hypoallergenic)

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sewing equipment: basic items such as
scissors, rotary mats, cutters
sewing machine in good working order,
under 15 years old
Ziploc bags (quart and gallon sizes)
volunteers needed
Sewing help: either a one-time project
or ongoing.
Make cards that are appropriate
to include with the pillowcases.
Organizations to host a Community
Sew Day, where the community is invited
to come to your building to sew.
Help at Community Sew Days.
Knowledge of sewing machines is
helpful but not necessary.

St. John's Home


150 Highland Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-760-1293, 585-760-7331
Contacts: Beth Kosoff, Sandy Ferguson
Email: ekosoff@stjohnsliving.org,
sfurguson@stjohnsliving.org
www.stjohnsliving.org
An Eden Home where we nurture
relationships between our elders
and our volunteers.
wish list
books on CD
books, large-print
CD player, personal-size CD players
CDs
cotton fabric for walker bags
DVD movies
DVD player
lap robes
sun hats, visors
walker bags
volunteers needed
Transporters to push wheelchairs
within the building.
Visitors who enjoy reminiscing
with our elders.
Ice Cream Shop.
Musicians.
Accompany elders and staff on outings.
Bingo volunteers.
Gift Shop.
Lilac Festival 1:1 wheelchair
escort volunteers.
Summer picnic volunteers.

St. Joseph's
House of Hospitality
Rochester Catholic Worker
402 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Mailing Address: PO Box 31049
Rochester, NY 14603
Phone: 585-271-2323
Contact: George McVey
Email: macswim@frontiernet.net
www.saintjoeshouse.org
Serves lunch daily, operates a men's
emergency shelter, gives out clean men's

clothes, provides a shower, offers clothes


washing, and makes available a local
phone; all with no charge to recipients.
Holds a weekly ecumenical service on
Tuesdays; advocates for those who are
homeless or on the brink of being there.
wish list
aprons, dish towels, bath towels
blankets
cleaning supplies: bathroom cleaner,
bleach, Pinesol, dish detergent, laundry
powder, scrub sponges
grocery-store items: sugar, mayonnaise,
margarine, butter, peanut butter, jelly
and jam, coffee, baked beans, mustard,
ketchup, paper towels, sandwich bags,
39-gallon trash bags, toilet paper
men's clothes: e.g., jeans, pants,T-shirts,
coats, sweaters, sweatshirts, winter hats,
gloves, boots, sneakers, white socks,
socks, underwear
personal care items (travel-size):
toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant,
shaving cream, soap, disposable
shaving razors, hand lotion, foot powder
and cream
silverware, salt & pepper shakers
volunteers needed
Prepare and serve lunch: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Sort clothes.
Clean.
Help staff night shelter
(October 15-April 15). Will train.

St. Josephs
Neighborhood Center
417 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-325-5260 x1002
Contact: Anne McKenna
Email: info@sjncenter.org
www.sjncenter.org
Provides comprehensive health care,
counseling, and social work services to
individuals and families who are
uninsured or under-insured.
wish list
Especially Needed: personal-size care
products (soap, shampoo, deodorant,
toothpaste, single-wrapped
toothbrushes, lotion); disposable razors,
$10-15 Wegmans or Tops gift cards,
$10 gas cards, 10-ride city bus passes
(available at Tops/Wegmans)
cleaning supplies: disinfectant wipes
(e.g., Clorox wipes), aerosol air fresheners
(subtle scents), toilet bowl cleaner,
disinfectant aerosol bathroom cleaner,
distilled water (gallon-size), 13- and
30-gallon trash bags
gift cards: Staples or OfficeMax
grocery store items: coffee (regular and
decaf), tea bags (regular), instant hot
chocolate, powdered coffee creamer,
microwave popcorn, napkins, toilet
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paper lunch bags


office supplies: copy paper, white, 8.5 x 11
inches; yellow legal pads; business-size
#10 envelopes; glue sticks; pens
postage: Forever stamps
volunteers needed
Health care providers: nurses, dentists,
dental hygienists, podiatrists,
orthopedists, therapists and
other specialists.
Gardeners.
Masonry work.
Committee and special events.

St. Peter's Kitchen


681 Brown Street
PO Box 11031
Rochester, NY 14611
Phone: 585-235-6511
Contact: Patricia Lorenzen
Email: info@stpeterskitchen.org
A soup kitchen serving the city's west side.
Soup kitchen: Monday through Friday,
serving a hot meal at lunchtime
noon-1:15 pm. Clothing closet:
Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 am.
wish list
special need: napkins
baked beans, tuna, canned fruit,
butter, garlic salt, chili and fajita packet
seasonings, coffee, creamer, flour, 100%
fruit juice, gravy: beef, poultry
garden items: dirt, mulch, garden
tools, supplies
paper towels, Kleenex, Ziploc
gallon size freezer bags
volunteers needed
(Contact volunteer@stpeterskitchen.org)
Drivers for picking up deliveries
on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Manage a Foodlink Mobile Pantry
once a month.
Dishwashers on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Cooks for 1st and 3rd Wednesdays and
1st, 3rd and 4th Friday of each month.

St. Vincent de Paul Society


St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Conference
124 Evergreen Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: 585-338-2330
Contact: Peter Schaad
Email: pschaad@rochester.rr.com
A social ministry committee at St. Francis
Xavier Cabrini working to improve the
quality of life in our community, and to
provide basic household items to those
who cannot afford them.
wish list
dishes
electronics for recycling
(call for more information)
furniture: beds, dressers, sofas,
table and chairs, lamps, etc.
linens
pots and pans

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accepting CRT tube TVs and monitors


for a fee: screen size less than 30"
$10 fee, more than 30" $20 fee
volunteers needed
Home visits.
Drivers for donation pickups.
Marketing person.
Grant writer.
Store volunteers.

Saint's Place
St. Louis Church
46 S. Main Street
Pittsford, NY 14534
Phone: 585-385-6860
Contact: Isabel Miller
Email: saintlady@saintsplace.org
www.saintsplace.org
Assists legal refugees starting their first
home in Rochester. The people we assist
are starting from scratch. They arrive with
only a few personal belongings.
wish list
appliances (small), especially rice
cookers, irons, working vacuum
cleaners, clock radios
baby diapers, all sizes
dishes, flatware, glasses
drying racks
furniture (gently used): dressers, twin or
double beds (no king size), kitchen tables
and chairs, coffee tables, end tables,
sofas, (no sofa beds or recliners, please)
linens: full- and twin-size sheets and
comforters, blankets, towels (all sizes)
pots and pans, especially large cooking
pots and saucepans
telephones (not battery-operated)
volunteers needed
Van drivers and crew: pickup and delivery
of donated furniture. Three hours per
week commitment. Assist with
lifting furniture.
Assist students with their homework
and school projects Wednesdays at
St. Boniface Church and Thursdays
at the Greek Orthodox Church of the
Holy Spirit from 4:45-6:00 pm.
Help adults learn English.
Sort and organize donations at our
Pittsford location. Two hours per week
commitment. Must have good mobility.
Sort clothing and assist refugees in
selecting clothing at St. John of
Rochester Church in Fairport.
Grant-writing strategies and activities.
Monthly evening meetings.
Plan and work on a fundraising
committee, plan and organize
fundraisers. Monthly meetings.
Public relations and marketing
on a project-by-project basis.
Flexible schedule.

AGENCY LISTINGS

The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services


70 Liberty Pole Way
PO Box 41210
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-987-9500 x2312
Contact: Tracy Dalykas
Email: admin@
rochestersalvationarmy.org
www.rochestersalvationarmy.org
Includes Youth Enrichment Services;
Homeless Shelters (4); Emergency &
Family Services; Seasonal Services,
including the Christmas Toy Shop, AdoptA-Family, and Project Bundle-Up; and
three Worship and Service Centers.
wish list
Bibles
blankets, sheets, bedspreads, towels,
washcloths
books for children
craft supplies for children
diapers, diaper wipes
fleece fabric
lawn mowers, gas, self-propelled (2)
personal care items: bar soap, shampoo,
feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes,
toothpaste, lotion, deodorant, etc.
postage stamps
power tools (e.g., blowers, edgers,
snow shovels)
shower curtains, heavy-duty
yarn
volunteers needed
Individuals and groups welcome.
Please call or email for information.
College Internships for men, women
and youth shelters.
Assist with serving and room setup,
packing food bags, storeroom
maintenance, cleaning, unloading
truck deliveries.
Maintain grounds and building, snow
removal, painting, minor repairs.
Special Events: annual golf tournament,
Project Bundle-Up; Christmas.
Seasonal Events (November - December):
toy distribution, food distribution,
Bell Ringers.

Saving Grace Ministries of


Rochester - Grace House
1140 Norton Street
Rochester, NY 14621
Phone: 585-473-9070
Contact: Rev. Jim Crowley
www.sgmworld.org/rochester
Transitional homes for men who have
been recently released from incarceration
and have no means of support. Provides,
food, clothes, personal care products,
medical linkages (including prescriptions
and mental health) case management,
parenting, mentoring, life skill classes,
money management, conflict resolution,
job training and education linkages, GED

prep and college readiness.


wish list
appliances: gas dryers, washing
machines, coffee pots
grocery-store items: dish soap, laundry
detergent, light bulbs, Kleenex
gift cards: Wegmans, Tops
lamps
over-the-counter medications: aspirin,
antacids, Band-Aids, etc.
sheets (single-size 78 x 36 inches), pillows,
bath towels, washcloths
personal care items: bars of soap, mens
deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, razors,
shaving cream
volunteers needed
Painters, carpenters, electricians,
plumbers, general maintenance,
landscape, trades teachers.
GED teachers.
Mentors.

Second Chance Bird and


Reptile Rescue, Inc.
36 Normandale Drive
Rochester, NY 14624
Phone: 585-370-7157
Contact: Barb Vagg
Email: secondchancebirdand
reptilerescue@mail.com
www.secondchancebirdrescue.com
Mission: to temporarily re-home unwanted
or abused birds and reptiles while we care
for their needs, establish a healthy diet
and trusting relationship, and identify a
forever loving home. We offer educational
programs for schools, daycares, home
schooling, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and
much more.
wish list
air purifiers (large)
aquariums, all sizes
bird cages, perches, toys (all sizes),
toy-making parts
bird food: pellets, seeds, treats
bird play gyms
buckets
fresh fruits and veggies, leafy greens
gift cards: Pet$aver
hand soap, hand sanitizer, Listerine
heat lamps, heat bulbs, heat pads
land donated to build a sanctuary
newspaper
paper towels
pet carriers
postage stamps
reptile decorations
sheets (queen, king), towels, blankets
shop vac
sponges, scrubbies
van, working
volunteers needed
Must be 18 or older.
Answer phones, greet visitors,
show them around.
Clean cages.

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Help with and work fundraisers.
Donation pickup.
Grant writers.
Advertising, public relations help.

Serenity House
1278 Brace Road
Victor, NY 14564
Phone: 585-924-5840
Contact: Kayko Harris Jarmusz
Email: director@serenity-house.org
www.serenity-house.org
Provides specialized care for the
terminally ill, their families and
loved ones. Care administered focuses
on controlling pain, as well as helping
residents and their families come to
terms with the emotional and spiritual
issues they may be encountering.
wish list
baby wipes
bath towels
bed sheets (twin, extra-long)
cleaning supplies: unscented laundry
detergent, liquid hand soap, Lysol spray,
cleaning products with bleach
coffee (regular and decaffeinated),
non-dairy creamers, sugar
combs, brushes (new)
copy paper: white, colored
dryer sheets, fabric softener sheets
gift cards: Lowe's, Walmart, Wegmans,
Home Depot, OfficeMax, Staples
ink cartridges: Epson 676 black and color
light bulbs: outdoor halogen, indoor
halogen 40, 60 and 65 watt
paper products: paper towels, tall kitchen
bags (clear or white only), 40-gallon
garbage bags, dry & wet Swiffer refills
postage stamps
sympathy cards
vinyl and latex gloves, medium and large
wild bird seed
volunteers needed
Caregivers: assist in the hands-on care
of our residents.
Help with fundraising activities,
gardening, cleaning and cooking.

SewGreen @ Rochester
268 Arnett Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14619
Phone: 585-328-2642
Contact: Georgia Carney, Patti Blaine,
Lynne McNulty, Martha Schermerhorn
Email:info@sewgreenrochester.org,
volunteer@sewgreenrochester.org,
donate@sewgreenrochester.org
www.sewgreenrochester.org
We accept donations of leftover fabric,
yarn, notions, sewing machines, and other
needlework supplies and tools. We connect
skilled volunteers with people eager to
learn to sew, knit or do other needlework.
Through our store, we provide affordable
materials and classes.

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wish list
beads
books
crochet hooks
embroidery floss
fabric: 12 x 12 inches or larger
knitting needles, yarn
notions: thread, buttons, zippers,
fasteners, pins, needles
patterns
pillow forms
polyfill and batting
quilting tools
scissors
sewing baskets
sewing machines
trim, lace, ribbon
vacuum cleaner (small)
cash donations made out to FLACE
(Finger Lakes Area Community
Endowment) marked for
SewGreen@Rochester
volunteers needed
Shop attendants.
Sorters of donated items.
Preppers of donated items for sale/use.
Instructors.
Mentors.
Camp and after-school counselors.
Opportunities for Teens:
Camp counselors.
After-school counselors.
Mentors.
Sorters.
Preppers.
Instructors.

Shepherd Home
1959 Five Mile Line Road
Penfield, NY 14526
Phone: 585-381-0890
Contact: Betsy Inglis
Email: betsy@shepherdhome.org
www.shepherdhome.org
A two-bed comfort-care home for
terminally ill persons whose physicians
have determined that they are within
the last three months of life.
wish list
cleaning supplies
copy paper
gift cards
paper products
postage stamps
towels, washcloths
trash bags, 13- and 30-gallon
volunteers needed
Hands-on caregivers.
Yard maintenance.
Experienced grant writer.
Baking for special events.
Fundraising committee members.
Experienced Board of Directors candidates.

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Sisters of Mercy of the


Americas - NyPPaW Andrews Center
123 Whittington Road
Rochester, NY 14609
Phone: 585-654-5515
Contact: Sister Kathleen Kolmer
Email: Andyctr@rochester.rr.com
www.mercynyppaw.org
A special service home providing 24-hour
care for children from infancy to 12 years
of age who suffer from physical and
emotional disabilities such as Downs
Syndrome; an inability to see, walk, or
speak; various neurological disorders;
abuse and neglect. The Outreach Program
provides former children and their families
with food, clothing, school supplies, and
household items as needed.
wish list
baby diapers
baby wipes
bus passes
Clorox wipes
gift cards: grocery stores
ink for printer: HP 920
monetary donations
paper products, paper towels
postage stamps

SOFI Transportation/Elderbus
4646 Nine Mile Point Road
Fairport, NY 14450
Phone: 585-377-8117
Contact: Robin Casella
Email: rcasella@fbhcm.org
Provides transportation service within
the Town of Perinton/Village of Fairport
for Perinton residents age 60 and older.
volunteers needed
Drivers (using their personal vehicles)
to transport Perinton seniors to and from
medical appointments and essential
errands. We offer mileage reimbursement
and carry supplementary insurance.

Sojourner House at PathStone


30 Millbank Street
Rochester, NY 14619
Phone: 585-436-7100 x102
Contact: Sean Tracy
Email: stracy@pathstone.org
www.sojournerhouse.org
Serves homeless women and their
children, and offers a continuum
of care which begins with providing
shelter and in most cases ends with a
stabilized family flourishing in a
supportive living environment.
wish list
All items must be NEW or UNUSED.
Please call to schedule a drop off.
baby monitors
baby products: diapers (all sizes), Pull-Ups,
wipes, soap, lotion, shampoo,
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bath towels, washcloths


beds (no used mattresses), kitchen tables,
chairs
carpeting (new)
computer speakers, monitors
computers
construction paper, glue, notebooks,
crayons, markers, scissors, glitter,
stickers, tape, pens and pencils
cookware, pots, pans
drinking cups, plastic
first-aid kits
gift cards for grocery store, discount store:
e.g. Wegmans, Tops, Target, Walmart
kitchen pots, industrial
laptops
laundry detergent, disinfectant cleaning
products, dish soap
mops, brooms
personal care items (full-size and
unopened): toothpaste, toothbrushes,
body lotion, bath and body soap,
shampoo, conditioner, deodorant,
feminine hygiene products,
disposable razors, etc.
Visit www.communitywishbook.org
for additional items.
volunteers needed
One-on-one tutoring and mentoring
for children grades K-12. Commit to one
night per week from 6:15 -7:30 pm for at
least an entire semester.
Assist with arts program weekly.
Assist with childcare weeknight evenings
and weekend day hours.

computers (desktop or laptop)


desk chairs for classroom
meeting table
monetary contributions for rent
office desk and chairs
soccer equipment (pinnies, goals, cleats,
shin guards, uniforms)
soccer sponsorship
van: 12-15 passengers
volunteers needed
Teachers for weekends.
Grant writers.

Solace Haven, Inc.

1650 South Avenue


Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-546-1700
Contact: Jean Sciacchitano
Email: Jsciacchitano@starbridgeinc.org
www.starbridge.org
Partners with people with disabilities,
their families, and others who support
them, to realize fulfilling possibilities
in education, employment, health
and community living.
wish list
bus tokens
gift cards: haircuts,
recreational opportunities
gift cards: Wegmans, Tops, Walmart
school supplies
shredder, crosscut (5- to 7-page capacity)
tickets to sporting events, movie
passes, theater

PO Box 60574
Rochester, NY 14606
Phone: 585-413-7188
Contact: David Johnson
Email: solace haven@yahoo.com
Non-profit for homeless youth
to provide transitional housing.
wish list
funds to purchase a building

Somali Community Outreach


& Education Center, Inc.
207 Tremont Street
Suite 112
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-694-1283
Contact: Mohamud Abdirashid
Email: scoec@hotmail.com
Mission: to provide services to help
refugees including: Job Search and
Employment Referral, Translation &
Interpretation, After-School Program,
Youth and Sport Program, Housing
Assistance, Childcare and Parental
Education, Transportation, Counseling
and Case Management, Cultural
Orientation, Citizenship.
wish list
computer desk and chairs

Spiritus Christi
Mental Health Center
121 North Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, NY 14614
Phone: 585-325-1180 x114
Contact: Maureen Marlow
Email: mmarlow@spirituschristi.org
Staff of volunteer, licensed mental-health
professionals provides mental health care
free of charge for youth and adults who
are uninsured or underinsured.
wish list
gift cards: Staples, Wegmans
money donation (any monetary value) $30 pays for one visit for a person in need
postage stamps
volunteers needed
Licensed therapists, psychiatrists
and nurse practitioners.
Fundraisers.
Grant writers.

Starbridge

Strong Behavioral Health


300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: 585-275-3579
Contact: Barbara Legler
Email: Barbara_Legler@
urmc.rochester.edu
Offers a range of inpatient and outpatient

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mental health and addiction services for


children, youth, adults and older adults.
wish list
arts and crafts supplies
basketballs, Nerf basketball hoops
and basketballs, balls (soft) for kickball,
beach balls
Bingo prizes (e.g., cards, socks, lotion,
books, journals)
books for 12-18 years old
(new or gently used)
bus passes, 10-ride
CDs, relaxation
composition books, blank journals
financial support for Educational Videos
gift certificates: music CDs, craft supplies,
games, etc.
Guitar Hero
guitar, karaoke system
iPods, iPod/CD players
K'Nex building sets (high need), Duplo
blocks, Trouble, Sorry, Connect Four,
Hacky Sacks, baby dolls, doll house, etc.
magazine subscriptions for waiting area
magazines without staples
(new or gently used)
personal care products from
Bath & Body Works
stress balls (squishy)
Wii and Wii games
yoga mats
Visit www.communitywishbook.org
for a complete list of items needed.

SWEM (Southwest Ecumenical


Ministries) Community Services
350 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14611-2569
Phone: 585-235-4494
Contact: Karen Woodward
Email: swem.services1@gmail.com
A community food cupboard serving the
southwest region of Rochester/Monroe
County. Provides emergency food bags
at satellite sites through requests to a
telephone Help-Line. Delivers monthly
food bags to elderly clients with limited
finances and also Christmas dinner
baskets to those in need.
wish list
food donations
paper bags (regular brown grocery bags)
volunteers needed
Help obtain food, pack, and distribute.
Answer the Help-Line requests. Times are
flexible, training is given, and the
calls can be forwarded to your home.
Especially needed: drivers for the 3rd
Saturday morning of the month to deliver
food to our senior clients.
Buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the
public market or farmers' markets.

AGENCY LISTINGS

Twelve Corners Day Care Center


155 Canal View Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14623
Phone: 585-272-0880
Contact: Darlene Smythe
Email: TwelveCornersDayCare@
hotmail.com
www.twelvecornersdaycare.com
Provides care for children from 6 weeks-5
years of age at our Canal View location;
and for children from 5-12 years of age at
our School Age location: 2131 Elmwood
Avenue, (585) 271-6830.
wish list
arts and crafts supplies: yarn, felt, colored
paper, cookie cutters, fabric scraps
batteries: AA, C, D
board games
books and toys, for children age
3 months-12 years
CD players
child gates
cleaning supplies
clothes, dress-up, for children
diapers, disposable
digital cameras
easel paper, large rolls
financial donations
gift cards and adult presents
for staff recognition
laminator
office supplies
riding toys
software, educational
washcloths, towels
volunteers needed
Minor maintenance and small repairs.
Minor landscaping: trimming around
trees and bushes.
Musical person to perform for children.

TYKEs
(Theatre Young Kids Enjoy)
JCC - 1200 Edgewood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
Phone: 585-461-2000 x269
Contact: Freyda Schneider
Email: tykes@jccrochester.org
www.tykestheatre.org
Created to captivate children and their
families with best-loved bedtime stories,
fairy tales, and literature brought alive
on stage by adult, professional actors.
Inspires an appreciation of the arts, fosters
an awareness of literature, and promotes
communications and social interaction
skills while teaching important life lessons.
wish list
acrylic paint, assorted colors
batteries: 9-volt
bottled water, individual-serving size
CDRs, blank
gray primer, indoor/outdoor
paint roller trays and tray liners
paint rollers, paintbrushes (clean)
plastic containers, empty (for mixing paint)

plastic cups
services needed: postcard printing
and photography

UR Medicine Home Care


2180 Empire Boulevard
Webster, NY 14580
Phone: 585-274-4253
Contact: Holly Beaston
Email: hbeaston@vnsnet.com
www.VNSnet.com
Provides compassionate home health care
and services to preserve quality of life and
independence. We provide hospice care,
Meals On Wheels and the Nurse-Family
Partnership program which promotes the
health and self-sufficiency of low-income,
first-time mothers and their children.
volunteers needed
Deliver Meals On Wheels. Easy to follow
routes take about an hour. Weekly,
monthly, or just a few times a year.
Call 274-4260 or visit www.VNSnet.com/
meals-on-wheels for more information.
Hospice: loyal, caring, and compassionate
individuals interested in providing
comfort to terminally ill patients and
their families, please call 274-4046
or visit www.VNSnet.com/hospice-care
for more information.

VA Medical Center
400 Fort Hill Avenue
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: 585-393-7759
Contact: Robin Johnson
Email: robin.johnson2@va.gov
Veterans' health care facility. Provides
both inpatient and outpatient treatment.
wish list
air mattresses
alarm clocks
brooms, mops, shower curtains/hooks,
sheets, pillowcases - all new
gift cards: Walmart, Wegmans, Tops
and gasoline
grocery-store items: ground regular and
decaf coffee, cream, sugar, nonperishable food items, baked mixes
(muffins, cookies, etc.), English muffins,
peanut butter, jelly, soft candy, sugarless
candy, napkins, Styrofoam plates and
cups, plastic silverware, dish soap
model kits, paint-by-number kits
monetary donations
personal care items: e.g., toothbrushes,
toothpaste, shampoo, lotion,
deodorant, shaving cream
phone cards, prepaid
postage stamps
sneakers, all sizes
socks, underwear, T-shirts (all new)
sweatshirts, sweat pants (new)
tickets to baseball games, movies,
fast-food restaurants
wallets

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winter coats, knit hats, gloves, shoes, boots
volunteers needed
Clerical: typing, filing, phone calls.
Drive vans to and from clinic appointments
at Canandaigua VAMC, Rochester
Outpatient Clinic, Syracuse and
Buffalo VA Medical Centers to assist
outpatient veterans.
Companion therapy, visitation, feeding
hospitalized veterans.

Veterans Outreach
Center, Inc. (VOC)
447 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
Phone: 585-546-1081
Contact: Jennifer Gibson
Email: info@vocroc.org
www.vocroc.org
Offers transitional housing, mental health
services, educational and vocational
training programs and other supportive
services for veterans and their families; and
provides referrals to community resources
for substance abuse treatment, domestic
violence issues, post-traumatic stress
disorders, parenting skills and other
personal development and empowerment
programs. Operates Stars & Stripes The
Flag Store at 455 South Avenue offering a
large selection of American, National and
Military flags.
wish list
cartridges (see list on website)
chairs (4 matching) for round table
chairs for reception area
cleaning supplies: hand sanitizer,
air freshener, tall kitchen garbage bags,
dish washing liquid, paper towels, etc.
computer accessories: digital image
projector, canned air, screen cleaner,
anti-static screen cloths, flash drives (2
GB or more)
computers, desktop (5), Windows
OS7 or newer
copy paper
flat files for art storage
floor mats, large, 3 x 5 feet,
non-skid (6)
freezers, upright (3), commercial (1)
headphones, 12 sets matching
milk, 20 gallons weekly
office supplies: pens, lined tablets,
rubber bands, paper clips, envelopes,
Scotch tape, etc.
vacuum cleaners (6)
For addition items, visit
communitywishbook.org
volunteers needed
Many volunteer opportunities are available.
Please contact Lindsay Chambers
at 585-546-1081 or find a volunteer
application online at www.vocroc.org

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Villa of Hope
3300 Dewey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14616
Phone: 585-865-1550 x287
Contact: Gerianne Puskas
Email: Gerianne.Puskas@
villaofhope.org
www.villaofhope.org
Responsive provider of services to
children and their families in our county
and state. Serves over 3,000 youth a
year through a comprehensive range
of programs, from kids with behavioral
and mental health issues to youth with
chemical dependency addictions.
wish list
alarm clocks
art supplies
backpacks
basketballs, footballs, soccer balls
bedding (new): twin comforters,
sheets, pillows
books
duffel bags, sports bags
gift cards: books, crafts, electronics,
sports, iTunes
hair dryers, flat irons, curling irons
infant car seats (new)
infant diapers
journals, school supplies
MP3 players, iPods, headphones
musical instruments
tickets to sporting events, Red Wings,
Rhinos, WNY Flash, Knighthawks, etc.
towels, washcloths
winter gloves, hats, scarves (new)
volunteers needed
Administrative, editing and
design project support.
Help organize and run fundraising events,
research, database and reporting work.
Various property beautification projects.
Help plan and volunteer at events fundraising, family and cultivation.

Webster Comfort Care Home


700 Holt Road
Webster, NY 14580
Phone: 585-872-5290
Contact: Mary Beth Buckley
Email: VolunteerCoord
webstercomfortcare.org
www.webstercomfortcare.org
Community-based comfort care home,
committed to providing comprehensive
and compassionate care to the terminally
ill and their families in a home-like
atmosphere.
wish list
gift cards: Target, Wegmans
grocery-store items: coffee, tall kitchen
trash bags; toilet paper, laundry,
dishwasher, and hand soap; unscented
baby wipes; wet Swiffers; tissues;
napkins; paper plates

AGENCY LISTINGS
jar-mix ingredients: white flour, white
sugar, brown sugar, beef & chicken
bouillon granules, dried lentils and
split peas, black beans, kidney beans,
barley, white rice, elbow pasta, cocoa
powder, corn meal, powdered milk,
chopped walnuts, peanut butter chips,
white chocolate chips, mashed potato
flakes, artificial bacon bits, chopped
or minced dried onion
office supplies
postage: "Forever" stamps
volunteers needed
Provide basic personal care with duties
deemed appropriate by the nurse.
Grounds/Maintenance: housekeeping,
cleaning weekly or biweekly. Meet the
maintenance needs of the yard and
house. Can consist of lawn mowing, snow
removal, light maintenance. Maintenance
of equipment or appliances.
Help raise money through campaigns
and events, and generate and promote
communications with the community
and the media.
We welcome situations where individuals,
companies, or groups wish to create their
own personalized roles.

Wild Wings, Inc.


Mendon Ponds Park
27 Pond Road
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
Phone: 585-334-7790
Contact: Terry Kozakiewicz
Email: info@wildwingsinc.org
www.wildwingsinc.org
Fosters awareness, enhances respect, and
promotes personal responsibility for the
natural world. Houses permanently injured
birds of prey.
wish list
batteries: AAA
brooms
copy/computer paper
garden tools, wheelbarrow
gloves, latex disposable
grocery-store items: freezer bags (large),
55-gallon trash bags, sandwich bags,
Windex, surface cleaner, paper towels
and napkins
hydrogen peroxide
mops
postage stamps
poster frames
sunflower seed
used ink cartridges from printers
for recycling
venison, uncooked chicken drumsticks only
work and garden gloves
volunteers needed
Gift shop 9:30 am-2:00 pm.

Willow Domestic
Violence Center
PO Box 39601
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-232-5200
24/7 HOTLINE: 585-232-SAFE
Email: SondraG@willowcenterNY.org
www.WillowCenterNY.org
Mission: to prevent domestic violence and
ensure every survivor has access to the
services and supports needed along the
journey to a safe and empowered life.
wish list
baby wipes
diapers, size 4, 5 and 6
flip-flops for women and children
sneakers (new) for children
(all sizes, boys and girls)
undershirts (new) for boys: all sizes
underwear (new) for women and children
Please visit www.WillowCenterNY.org
for additional items. Call for drop-off
location and hours 232-5200 x 224.
volunteers needed
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator
at 232-5200 x230.

Wilson Commencement Park


at PathStone
251 Joseph Avenue
Rochester, NY 14605
Phone: 585-263-7930
Contact: Sean Tracy
Email: stracy@pathstone.org
www.sojournerhouse.org
Provides comprehensive, quality resources
and services to low-income, single-parent
families so that they can develop assets
to improve their family stability, increase
their economic independence, and
strengthenthe community.
wish list
All items must be new or unused.
baby monitors
baby products: diapers (all sizes), Pull-Ups,
wipes, soap, lotion, shampoo,
conditioner, infant formula (all varieties),
bath towels, washcloths
beds (no used mattresses), kitchen tables
and chairs
carpeting (new)
computer speakers, monitors
computers
construction paper, glue, notebooks,
crayons, markers, scissors, glitter, stickers,
tape, pens, pencils
cookware (new), pots and pans
drinking cups, plastic
first-aid kits
gift cards for grocery store, discount store:
e.g. Wegmans, Tops, Target, Walmart
kitchen pots, industrial
laptops
laundry detergent, disinfectant
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mops, brooms
Visit www.communitywishbook.org
for additional items.
volunteers needed
One-on-one tutoring and mentoring for
children grades K-12. Commit to one
night per week from 6:15-7:30 pm for at
least an entire semester.
Assist with arts program weekly.
Assist with childcare weeknight
evenings and weekend day hours.

Women's Care Center


3252 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612
Phone: 585-865-0360
Contact: Joan McCarthy
www.RochesterWomensCare.com
Serves women and their young children
in need. Offers free pregnancy tests,
and provides emotional support,
encouragement and material assistance
for pregnant women and mothers.
wish list
baby items (new or gently used): strollers,
Pack n Plays, high chairs, bassinets,
swings, baby gates
baby clothes, boys (new or gently used):
especially sizes newborn-3 months, 3-6
months, 6-9 months, 2T
blanket sleepers, terry sleepers,
baby gowns
crib sheets
diapers
girls clothes (new or gently used):
especially size 2T
hooded towels
infant formula, especially Enfamil
onesies, socks, unisex bibs
volunteers needed
Peer counselors. Training provided.
Telephone counselors. Training provided.
Sort donations, prepare materials
to aid clients.

Writers & Books


740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585-473-2590 x103
Contact: Kathy Pottetti
Email: kathyp@wab.org
www.wab.org
Promotes reading and writing as
lifelong activities for people of all ages
and backgrounds.
wish list
card stock or specialty papers (any size)
carpet cleaning system, heavy-duty
clocks for classrooms
coat tree/rack (3)
easels, portable
Magnetic Poetry kit and board
picnic tables
plants, lamps, floor lamps
plates, bowls, platters, matching sets

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Rubbermaid bins, large for storage


snowblower for sidewalk area

Young Women's
College Prep, Inc.
133 Hoover Drive
Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: 585-254-0320 x1112
Contact: Jacqueline Procope-Isaacs
Email: jisaacs@
youngwomenscollegeprep.org
www.youngwomenscollegeprep.org
Mission: to break the cycle of poverty
for young urban girls by increasing
their economic self-sufficiency through
improved leadership skills, career
awareness, college readiness, and college
access. Creates, implements and supports
innovative programs that educate the
whole girl academically, socially
and emotionally.
wish list
basketballs, 28.5-inch
books
cleats, like new
college banners
(www.collegeflagsandbanners.com/
college_pennant_sets_390_ctg.html)
floor hockey sticks, indoor balls
frisbees, Kan Jam
gym scooters
kickballs
school supplies
soccer balls, size 5
softball bats, gloves, balls
stability balls, yoga blocks
tennis racquets
volunteers needed
Provide support and
opportunities to the
students to enhance
their learning
experiences.
Tutors: people of all ages
to help out in our afterschool tutoring program
Monday-Thursday 3:30 pm
to 5:00 pm.
Host a fundraiser: car washes,
bake sales, book drives,
concerts, anything!
Provide students with a
half day of job shadowing.
Members for advisory
committees including health
and wellness, student
leadership conference, and
engagement. No previous
experience or specific skills
are necessary.

AGENCY LISTINGS

Youth for Christ, USA


(Rochester Chapter)
1 Favor Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Phone: 585-256-5050
Contact: Larry Waller
Email: office@yfcrochester.org
www.yfcrochester.org
Offers after-school programs to anyone
who lives within the Rochester city limits,
regardless of race, gender, or ethnicity.
Serves children from age 5-21. Provides
mentoring and social development
through seasonal sports leagues.
wish list
arts and crafts kits and supplies: stickers,
glitter glue, glue sticks (all sizes),
markers, Sharpies, scrapbook supplies,
crayons, construction paper
baby toys of all sizes
(excluding stuffed animals)
baby wipes, diapers, diaper pails,
diaper rash cream, lotion, baby powder,
baby shampoo, etc.
board games: Life, Monopoly, Sorry, Clue
card games: Skipbo, Uno
cleaning supplies: disinfectant wipes,
toilet cleaning supplies, dust mops
cooking supplies: pots, pans, serving
spoons, trays, serving dishes
first-aid kits

for babies: strollers, high chairs,


playpens (new or used)
gift cards: Wegmans, Walmart, BJ's,
Hess, etc.
household items: microwaves, toaster
ovens, lamps, bed sets, etc.
laptop computers: good working condition
monetary gifts (can be donated online)
office supplies: pens, pencils, paper clips,
copy paper, Post-it notes, tape (clear,
masking, packing), etc.
paper products: paper plates, napkins,
plastic cups, plastic tableware
restroom supplies: toilet paper, hand soap,
paper towels
school supplies for all ages
volunteers needed
Mentors for one year, need to be at least
21 years old, have a NYS driver license,
and a reliable vehicle.
Organize donations a few hours bi-weekly.
Update contact and donor database.
Spruce up the building (one-time
volunteer day for groups or individuals).
Snack Bar workers for special events.
Clerical: filing, answer phone, call donors.
Please visit www.communitywishbook.org
for additional wish list items and
volunteer needs.

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YWCA of Rochester
and Monroe County
40 Bittner Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Phone: 585-368-2261
Contact: Ruth Kramer
Email: rkramer@ywcarochester.org
www.ywcarochester.org
Programs focus on providing support
for pregnant and parenting teens
and their babies, and on offering a
continuum of housing for women of
all ages and family situations.
wish list
Because of limited storage, we regret that
we are not able to accept used items other
than used cell phones.
Adopt-A-Family donors ( individuals
or groups) to donate holiday gift items
for women and children: One to three
gifts for each "adopted" family member
baby and toddler clothes (new)
canned and boxed foods such as
soup and cereal
diapers, diaper bags and
infant formula (all sizes and
varieties - unexpired, please)
gift cards: book stores, shoe
stores, maternity stores, grocery stores,
movie theaters, children's museums, etc.
linens (new): twin size sheet sets,
comforters, blankets, and mattress pads,
bath towels, washcloths
personal care items: new and unopened
hand/body lotion, shampoo, conditioner,
soap, deodorant, toothpaste,
toothbrushes, hairbrushes, combs,
womens razors (Please, no
mouthwash or medicines like
Tylenol, etc.)
powdered laundry detergents
strollers, high chairs, baby
carriers, car seats, cribs
(For liability reasons,
these items must all be brand new.)
volunteers needed
Mentors.
Childcare.
Cooking.
Share a special talent or skill.
Help in the emergency
housing program.
Help in many capacities especially
during the holiday season.
Please call for many opportunities.

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ITEMS NEEDED
Have an item to donate? Here's who needs it!
In this Index, "Wish List" items are grouped by categories. Please see the alphabetical Agency Listings starting on page 3
for more information, including the agency's contact person, email, phone number and details on the items needed.
CATEGORIES:
Appliances
Arts and Crafts Supplies
Baby Items
Batteries
Books
Building and Home Improvement
Cameras, Video Cameras
CD & MP3 Players, Sound Equipment
CDs, Tapes, Records
Clothing
Computers, iPads, Tablets
Computer Accessories

APPLIANCES
A Meal and More
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Bridges for Brain Injury
Catholic Charities Community Services
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
East House
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Furnished 4 Life Ministry
Gilda's Club Rochester
Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet
Greece Little League
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
Harbor House of Rochester
Hearing Loss Association of America
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Home Start Hope
Mission Share
Monroe Community Hospital
No One Left Behind
Open Door Mission
Ryan's Case for Smiles
Saint's Place
Saving Grace Ministries - Grace House
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
SewGreen @ Rochester
VA Medical Center
Villa of Hope
Writers & Books
Youth for Christ USA
ARTS and CRAFTS SUPPLIES
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Angels of Mercy
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester

Computer Printers, Cartridges


Computer Printers, Used Cartridges
to Recycle
Computer Software, Games
Copiers, Copier Toner
Copy Paper
DVD Players, TVs, VCRs
DVDs, Videos, Video Movies
Furniture, Carpeting
Gift Cards, Phone Cards
Gifts, Prizes, Holiday Items, etc.
Grocery Store Items
(Food, Cleaning Supplies, etc.)
Home Decor

Kitchen Items
(Dishes, Pots, Pans, Utensils, etc.)
Lawn and Garden, Outdoor Items
Linens (Blankets, Sheets, Towels, etc.)
Magazines, Subscriptions
Medical and Safety Items
Miscellaneous Items
Money Donations, Sponsorships
and Scholarships
Musical Instruments, Music
Office Furniture
Office Supplies and Equipment
Outdoor Furniture
Personal Care Items

Pet and Animal Supplies


Photographic Supplies
(Projectors, Tripods, Albums, etc.)
Postage Stamps
Recreation, Travel, Exercise, Sports
and Camping Items
School and Classroom Supplies
Services Needed
Tickets, Passes, Tokens
Tools
Toys and Games
(includes Puzzles, Video Games)
Vans, Vehicles, Auto Supplies

Bridges for Brain Injury


Catholic Charities Community Services
CDS Wolf Foundation
Charles Settlement House
Child Life Program Rochester General Hospital
Children Awaiting Parents
Cobblestone Arts Center
The Community Place Aging Services
CompassionNet-Lifetime Care
Compeer of Livingston County
CP Rochester
Craft Bits & Pieces
DePaul
Dream Factory of Rochester
Early Childhood Education Quality Council
East House
ElderONE
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Family Service Communities
The Friendly Home
Friendship Children's Center
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Gilda's Club Rochester
Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester
Golisano Children's Hospital
Heritage Christian Services
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Holy Childhood
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
Monroe Community Hospital
Monroe Correctional Facility
NY Bee Wellness
Partners in Community Development

Roc City Sicklers Advocate Group


Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
Ryan's Case for Smiles
St. John's Home
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
SewGreen @ Rochester
Sojourner House at PathStone
Strong Behavioral Health
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
VA Medical Center
Villa of Hope
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Youth for Christ USA

Mount Carmel House


No One Left Behind
ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank
Rochester Family Mission
Saint's Place
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Serenity House
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Sojourner House at PathStone
Sunset House
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
VA Medical Center
Villa of Hope
Willow Domestic Violence Center
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Women's Care Center
Youth for Christ USA

BABY ITEMS
Angel Care Ministry
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Birthright of Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Brighton Food Cupboard
Cameron Community Ministries
Care Net Pregnancy Center of Canandaigua
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
Charles Settlement House
Child Life Program Rochester General Hospital
CP Rochester
Daystar for Medically Fragile Children
Focus Pregnancy Help Center
Hill Haven - Rochester General
Long-Term Care
Holy Childhood
Isaiah House
Mission Share
Mothers in Need of Others Ministry

BATTERIES
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Bridges for Brain Injury
Catholic Charities Community Services
Daystar for Medically Fragile Children
Gilda's Club Rochester
Monroe Community Hospital
Mount Carmel House
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
TYKEs
Wild Wings
BOOKS
Asbury Dining & Caring Center
Birthright of Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center

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Braddock Bay Raptor Research


Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Bridges for Brain Injury
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
Child Life Program Rochester General Hospital
Children's Center at the Hall of Justice
Cobblestone Arts Center
CompassionNet-Lifetime Care
CP Rochester
Craft Bits & Pieces
Daystar for Medically Fragile Children
DePaul
Early Childhood Education Quality Council
Epilepsy-Pralid
Family Service Communities
Focus Pregnancy Help Center
Friends of the Rochester Public Library
Friendship Children's Center
Gathering Place of Purpose
Golisano Children's Hospital
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
Monroe Community Hospital
Monroe Correctional Facility
Rochester Education Foundation
Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
St. John's Home
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Strong Behavioral Health
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
Villa of Hope
Young Women's College Prep
BUILDING and HOME IMPROVEMENT
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Bridges for Brain Injury
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Gates Recreation & Parks Department
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Gilda's Club Rochester
Girl Scouts of Western New York
Greece Little League
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
New York Museum of Transportation
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Serenity House
TYKEs
CAMERAS, VIDEO CAMERAS
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Bivona Child Advocacy Center

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Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Charles Settlement House
Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council
East House
Friendship Children's Center
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
CD and MP3 PLAYERS, SOUND
EQUIPMENT
Cobblestone Arts Center
East House
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Friendship Children's Center
Hearing Loss Association of America
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
St. John's Home
Strong Behavioral Health
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
Villa of Hope
CDS, TAPES, RECORDS
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Friends of the Rochester Public Library
Friendship Children's Center
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Monroe Community Hospital
Notre Dame Learning Center
St. John's Home
Strong Behavioral Health
TYKEs
CLOTHING
Please see Agency listings
for specific items needed.
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Angels of Mercy
Asbury First Storehouse
Birthright of Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Cameron Community Ministries
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
Catholic Charities Community Services
The Center for Youth
Charles Settlement House
Children's Institute
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
The Community Place Aging Services
Compeer Rochester
CP Rochester
DePaul
Dimitri House
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Focus Pregnancy Help Center
Friendship Children's Center
Gathering Place of Purpose
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Girl Scouts of Western New York

Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet


Heritage Christian Services
Irondequoit Community Cupboard
Isaiah House
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
Mission Share
Monroe Community Hospital
Mothers in Need of Others Ministry
Open Door Mission
Perinton Historical Society
& Fairport Museum
Rochester Family Mission
St. John's Home
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality
Sojourner House at PathStone
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
VA Medical Center
Villa of Hope
Willow Domestic Violence Center
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Women's Care Center
COMPUTERS, IPADS, TABLETS
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Cobblestone Arts Center
The Community Place Aging Services
Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council
Gates Recreation & Parks Department
Gathering Place of Purpose
Gilda's Club Rochester
GRCC-Faith in Action Network
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Mission Share
No One Left Behind
Notre Dame Learning Center
Partners in Community Development
Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Sojourner House at PathStone
Somali Community Outreach & Education
Strong Behavioral Health
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Youth for Christ USA
COMPUTER ACCESSORIES
Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council
East House
Genesee Land Trust
Girl Scouts of Western New York
GRCC-Faith in Action Network
Sojourner House at PathStone
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
COMPUTER PRINTERS and
CARTRIDGES
13thirty Cancer Connect
Angels of Mercy

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Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
G.R.A.S.P.
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
Serenity House
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
COMPUTER PRINTERS: USED
CARTRIDGES to RECYCLE
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
Open Door Mission
Wild Wings
COMPUTER SOFTWARE and GAMES
Bridges for Brain Injury
Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
Strong Behavioral Health
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
COPIERS, COPIER TONER
GRCC-Faith in Action Network
COPY PAPER
13thirty Cancer Connect
Advent House
Angels of Mercy
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Benincasa
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Cobblestone Arts Center
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council
Early Childhood Education Quality Council
First Community Interfaith Institute
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Gilda's Club Rochester
Greece Historical Society
Harbor House of Rochester
Holy Childhood
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Isaiah House
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
Mission Share
Mount Carmel House
Notre Dame Learning Center
Open Door Mission
Paws and Purrs Rescue
Perinton Historical Soc & Fairport Museum
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center

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Serenity House
Shepherd Home
Wild Wings
DVD PLAYERS, TVS, VCRS
East House
Regional Center for Independent Living
St. John's Home
St. Vincent DePaul Society
DVDS, VIDEOS, VIDEO MOVIES
CDS Wolf Foundation
DePaul
East House
ElderONE
Friends of the Rochester Public Library
Harbor House of Rochester
Monroe Community Hospital
St. John's Home
FURNITURE, CARPETING
Early Childhood Education Quality Council
Family Service Communities
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Furnished 4 Life Ministry
Gates Recreation & Parks Department
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
Monroe Community Hospital
No One Left Behind
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Saint's Place
Saving Grace Ministries - Grace House
Sojourner House at PathStone
Writers & Books
Youth for Christ USA
GIFT CARDS, PHONE CARDS
Many listed agencies have requested
gift cards, gas cards and phone cards.
See individual Agency Listings for
specific requests.
GIFTS, PRIZES, HOLIDAY ITEMS, ETC.
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Bay View Family YMCA
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Catholic Charities Community Services
Children Awaiting Parents
The Community Place Aging Services
Compeer of Livingston County
Craft Bits & Pieces
DePaul
Epilepsy-Pralid
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Friendship Children's Center
Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester
Greece Little League

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Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
Monroe Community Hospital
Relay For Life of Greece
Rochester Music Coalition
Serenity House
Strong Behavioral Health
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
GROCERY-STORE ITEMS
(Food, Cleaning supplies, etc.)
13thirty Cancer Connect
A Meal and More
Advent House
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Angels of Mercy
Asbury Dining & Caring Center
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Benincasa
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Bridges for Brain Injury
Brighton Food Cupboard
Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf
Cameron Community Ministries
Catholic Charities Community Services
Charles Settlement House
Children's Center at the Hall of Justice
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
Community Food Cupboard of Rochester
The Community Place Aging Services
CP Rochester
Daystar for Medically Fragile Children
Dimitri House
First Community Interfaith Institute
FISH/RHAFT
Focus Pregnancy Help Center
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions
G.R.A.S.P.
Gathering Place of Purpose
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Gilda's Club Rochester
Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet
Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf
Harbor House of Rochester
Hearthside Cats
Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf
Holy Childhood
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Irondequoit Community Cupboard
Isaiah House
Life Solutions of Hamlin Food Pantry
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
Mission Share

Mount Carmel House


No One Left Behind
Notre Dame Learning Center
NY Bee Wellness
Open Door Mission
Partners in Community Development
Paws and Purrs Rescue
Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf
Pittsford Food Cupboard
R Community Bikes
Regional Center for Independent Living
Rochester Animal Services
Rochester Family Mission
Ronald McDonald House
Ryan's Case for Smiles
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
St. Peter's Kitchen
Saving Grace Ministries - Grace House
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Serenity House
Shepherd Home
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Sojourner House at PathStone
Sunset House
SWEM Community Services
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
TYKEs
VA Medical Center
Webster Comfort Care Home
Wild Wings
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Youth for Christ USA
HOME DECOR
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
The Community Place Aging Services
Craft Bits & Pieces
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
New York Museum of Transportation
Perinton Historical Society
& Fairport Museum
Writers & Books
KITCHEN ITEMS
(Dishes, Pots, Pans, Utensils, etc.)
A Meal and More
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Asbury First Storehouse
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Bridges for Brain Injury
Catholic Charities Community Services
The Center for Youth
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
CP Rochester
East House

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Focus Pregnancy Help Center


Furnished 4 Life Ministry
Gilda's Club Rochester
Girl Scouts of Western New York
Greece Little League
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
Harbor House of Rochester
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Home Start Hope
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
Mission Share
Monroe Community Hospital
No One Left Behind
NY Bee Wellness
Rochester Animal Services
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Saint's Place
Sojourner House at PathStone
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Writers & Books
Youth for Christ USA
LAWN and GARDEN, OUTDOOR ITEMS
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Catholic Charities Community Services
CDS Wolf Foundation
Charles Settlement House
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
CP Rochester
ElderONE
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Gates Recreation & Parks Department
Genesee Land Trust
Girl Scouts of Western New York
Greece Little League
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Irondequoit Community Cupboard
Isaiah House
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Mount Carmel House
New York Museum of Transportation
St. Peter's Kitchen
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Wild Wings
Writers & Books
LINENS
(Blankets, Sheets, Towels, etc.)
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Angel Care Ministry
Angels of Mercy
Asbury Dining & Caring Center
Asbury First Storehouse
Aurora House of Western Monroe County

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Bivona Child Advocacy Center


Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Bridges for Brain Injury
Catholic Charities Community Services
The Center for Youth
Charles Settlement House
Craft Bits & Pieces
East House
Family Service Communities
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions
Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet
Harbor House of Rochester
Hearthside Cats
Home Start Hope
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Isaiah House
Monroe Community Hospital
Mount Carmel House
No One Left Behind
Open Door Mission
Paws and Purrs Rescue
Roc City Sicklers Advocate Group
Rochester Animal Services
St. John's Home
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Saint's Place
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Saving Grace Ministries - Grace House
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Serenity House
Shepherd Home
Sojourner House at PathStone
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
VA Medical Center
Villa of Hope
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Women's Care Center
MAGAZINES, SUBSCRIPTIONS
13thirty Cancer Connect
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Friends of the Rochester Public Library
Monroe Correctional Facility
Strong Behavioral Health
MEDICAL and SAFETY ITEMS
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Bridges for Brain Injury
Catholic Charities Community Services
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
CompassionNet - Lifetime Care
CP Rochester
Friendship Children's Center

ITEMS NEEDED INDEX


Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester
Hearing Loss Association of America
Heritage Christian Services
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Holy Childhood
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Monroe Community Hospital
NY Bee Wellness
Open Door Mission
Regional Center for Independent Living
Rochester Animal Services
Serenity House
Sojourner House at PathStone
Wild Wings
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Youth for Christ USA
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
Some of the items needed by agencies
do not fit readily into the categories in
this Index. If you have something to
donate and cannot locate it on this
website, use the Search Box at
communitywishbook.org.
MONEY DONATIONS, SPONSORSHIPS,
SCHOLARSHIPS
Most listed agencies are glad to accept
monetary donations and sponsorships.
See individual Agency Listings for those
that have specific purposes listed.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSIC
13thirty Cancer Connect
Charles Settlement House
Cobblestone Arts Center
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Rochester Education Foundation
Strong Behavioral Health
Villa of Hope
OFFICE FURNITURE
CDS Wolf Foundation
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical
Cobblestone Arts Center
Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council
Gathering Place of Purpose
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Genesee Land Trust
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Rochester Animal Services
Somali Community Outreach
& Education Center
OFFICE SUPPLIES and EQUIPMENT
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region

Angels of Mercy
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Bridges for Brain Injury
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
CDS Wolf Foundation
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical
Children Awaiting Parents
Cobblestone Arts Center
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
The Community Place Aging Services
CP Rochester
Daystar for Medically Fragile Children
Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council
First Community Interfaith Institute
Friendship Children's Center
Gathering Place of Purpose
Genesee Land Trust
Gilda's Club Rochester
Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet
Greece Historical Society
Hearing Loss Association of America
Henrietta Public Library
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Holy Childhood
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Life Solutions of Hamlin Food Pantry
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
Mission Share
Monroe Community Hospital
Mount Carmel House
NY Bee Wellness
Open Door Mission
Paws and Purrs Rescue
Perinton Historical Society
& Fairport Museum
R Community Bikes
Regional Center for Independent Living
Rochester Family Mission
RSVP of Monroe County at Lifespan
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
Saint's Place
Sojourner House at PathStone
Somali Community Outreach & Education
Strong Behavioral Health
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
Villa of Hope
Webster Comfort Care Home
Wild Wings
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Writers & Books
Youth for Christ USA

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OUTDOOR FURNITURE
CDS Wolf Foundation
Furnished 4 Life Ministry
Relay For Life of Greece
Writers & Books
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS
A Meal and More
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Angels of Mercy
Asbury Dining & Caring Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester
Brighton Food Cupboard
Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf
Cameron Community Ministries
Catholic Charities Community Services
The Center for Youth
Charles Settlement House
Children Awaiting Parents
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
Community Food Cupboard of Rochester
Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council
DePaul
Dimitri House
East House
Epilepsy-Pralid
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Family Service Communities
Gathering Place of Purpose
Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf
Irondequoit Community Cupboard
Life Solutions of Hamlin Food Pantry
Mission Share
Mothers in Need of Others Ministry
No One Left Behind
Open Door Mission
Rochester Family Mission
Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
Ronald McDonald House
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Saving Grace Ministries - Grace House
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Serenity House
Sojourner House at PathStone
Strong Behavioral Health
VA Medical Center
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Youth for Christ USA

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PET and ANIMAL SUPPLIES
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Bridges for Brain Injury
Catholic Charities Community Services
CP Rochester
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions
G.R.A.S.P.
Hearthside Cats
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Nuts for Mutts Rescue
Rochester Animal Services
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Serenity House
Wild Wings
PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Children Awaiting Parents
Friendship Children's Center
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Strong Behavioral Health
POSTAGE STAMPS
13thirty Cancer Connect
Advent House
Angels of Mercy
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Benincasa
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Bridges for Brain Injury
Children Awaiting Parents
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
First Community Interfaith Institute
G.R.A.S.P.
Hearthside Cats
Isaiah House
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
Mission Share
Monroe Community Hospital
Mount Carmel House
Notre Dame Learning Center
NY Bee Wellness
Open Door Mission
Paws and Purrs Rescue
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Serenity House
Shepherd Home
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center
Sunset House
VA Medical Center
Webster Comfort Care Home
Wild Wings

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RECREATION, TRAVEL, EXERCISE,
SPORTS and CAMPING ITEMS
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Asbury Dining & Caring Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Bridges for Brain Injury
Catholic Charities Community Services
CDS Wolf Foundation
The Center for Youth
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical
Children Awaiting Parents
Cobblestone Arts Center
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
The Community Place Aging Services
CP Rochester
DePaul
East House
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Girl Scouts of Western New York
Greece Little League
Heritage Christian Services
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Holy Childhood
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
Mission Share
R Community Bikes
Relay For Life of Greece
Roc City Sicklers Advocate Group
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality
Somali Community Outreach
& Education Center
Strong Behavioral Health
VA Medical Center
Villa of Hope
Young Women's College Prep
Youth for Christ USA
SCHOOL and CLASSROOM SUPPLIES
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Bridges for Brain Injury
Cameron Community Ministries
Catholic Charities Community Services
CDS Wolf Foundation
The Center for Youth
Charles Settlement House
Cobblestone Arts Center
CP Rochester
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
Mission Share
Notre Dame Learning Center
Partners in Community Development
Roc City Sicklers Advocate Group
Rochester Family Mission
Starbridge

Villa of Hope
Willow Domestic Violence Center
Young Women's College Prep
Youth for Christ USA
SERVICES NEEDED
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Bridges for Brain Injury
Catholic Charities Community Services
Charles Settlement House
Gathering Place of Purpose
Genesee Land Trust
GRCC - Faith in Action Network
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
New York Museum of Transportation
Relay For Life of Greece
Rochester Music Coalition
Sojourner House at PathStone
TYKEs
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
TICKETS, PASSES, TOKENS
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Catholic Charities Community Services
CDS Wolf Foundation
The Center for Youth
Charles Settlement House
Compeer Rochester
DePaul
East House
Epilepsy-Pralid
Friendship Children's Center
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
RSVP of Monroe County at Lifespan
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
Starbridge
Strong Behavioral Health
VA Medical Center
Villa of Hope
TOOLS
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical
Genesee Center for the Arts & Education
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
NY Bee Wellness
Wild Wings
TOYS and GAMES
(Includes Puzzles, Video Games)
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester
Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Bridges for Brain Injury
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
Catholic Charities Community Services
CDS Wolf Foundation

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Charles Settlement House


Child Life Program Roch General Hospital
Children's Institute
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
CompassionNet-Lifetime Care
Compeer of Livingston County
Compeer Rochester
CP Rochester
Craft Bits & Pieces
Dream Factory of Rochester
Early Childhood Education Quality Council
East House
ElderONE
Epilepsy-Pralid
Family Service Communities
Focus Pregnancy Help Center
Friends of the Rochester Public Library
Friendship Children's Center
Gates Recreation & Parks Department
Gathering Place of Purpose
Gilda's Club Rochester
Golisano Children's Hospital
Henrietta Public Library
Heritage Christian Services
Monroe Correctional Facility
New York Museum of Transportation
Notre Dame Learning Center
Rochester Family Mission
Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
Sojourner House at PathStone
Strong Behavioral Health
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Writers & Books
Youth for Christ USA
VANS, VEHICLES, AUTO SUPPLIES
American Red Cross NY-Penn Region
Bridges for Brain Injury
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
Gathering Place of Purpose
Genesee Land Trust
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Open Door Mission
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Somali Community Outreach & Education
Center
Youth for Christ USA

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Have an Interest in Volunteering? There's an agency that needs you!
Please see the alphabetical Agency Listings starting on page 3 for more information on any listing,
including the agency's contact person, email, phone number and details on the volunteer position.
CATEGORIES:
General (various)
Activities & Programs
Administrative, Professional,
Planning and Grants
Animal Care, Work with Animals
Baby & Child Care

GENERAL VOLUNTEER NEEDS


This category consists of all volunteer
opportunities that do not fit into other
specific categories.
American Red Cross, NY-Penn Region
Angel Care Ministry
Asbury Dining & Caring Center
Begin Again Horse Rescue
The Center for Youth
Children Awaiting Parents
Cobblestone Arts Center
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
The Community Place Aging Services
Craft Bits & Pieces
East House
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Gilda's Club Rochester
Golisano Children's Hospital
GRCC - Faith in Action Network
Greece Historical Society
Greece Little League
Heritage Christian Services
Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
New York Museum of Transportation
Open Door Mission
Partners in Community Development
ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank
Rochester Education Foundation
Rochester Family Mission
The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus
Rochester Global Connections
Ronald McDonald House
RSVP of Monroe County at Lifespan
Ryan's Case for Smiles
Willow Domestic Violence Center
ACTIVITIES and PROGRAMS
13thirty Cancer Connect

Caregivers, Companions
and Friendly Visitors
Computer & Technology Applications
Drivers, Transportation, Delivery
Education, Tutors, Docents, Facilitators
Food Preparation and Service
Fundraising Administration

Gardening, Landscaping, Yard Work


Gift Shops, Retail Sales
Housekeeping, Cleaning
Maintenance, Repair, Painting
and Skilled Trades
Medical
Mentors

Office, Clerical, Receptionists


Publicity, Promotion, Advocacy
Speakers, Readers
Special Events
Supplies: Clothing, Food, Donations
Telephone Calling and Counseling
Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Angels of Mercy
Cameron Community Ministries
The Center for Youth
Charles Settlement House
CP Rochester
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Family Service Communities
The Friendly Home
Greece Little League
Hearthside Cats
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Hill Haven - Rochester General
Long-Term Care
Monroe Community Hospital
Rochester Family Mission
St. John's Home
Sojourner House at PathStone
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Youth for Christ, USA

St. Vincent DePaul Society


Saint's Place
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Shepherd Home
Somali Community Outreach & Education
Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center
Villa of Hope
Young Women's College Prep
Youth for Christ, USA

Dimitri House
Dream Factory of Rochester
ElderONE
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Family Service Communities
The Friendly Home
Friendship Children's Center
Harbor House of Rochester
Hill Haven - Rochester General
Long-Term Care
Isaiah House
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
Monroe Community Hospital
Mount Carmel House
No One Left Behind
St. John's Home
St. Vincent DePaul Society
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Serenity House
Shepherd Home
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
UR Medicine Home Care
VA Medical Center
Webster Comfort Care Home

ADMINISTRATIVE, PROFESSIONAL,
PLANNING and GRANTS
Bridges for Brain Injury
Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
Children Awaiting Parents
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
The Community Place Aging Services
Earthworks Institute
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Friendship Children's Center
Gathering Place of Purpose
Girl Scouts of Western New York
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
Home Start Hope
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Life Solutions of Hamlin Food Pantry
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
NY Bee Wellness
Pittsford Food Cupboard
Regional Center for Independent Living
Relay For Life of Greece
Rochester Education Foundation

ANIMAL CARE, WORK with ANIMALS


A Horse's Friend
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Bridges for Brain Injury
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions
G.R.A.S.P.
Hearthside Cats
Heritage Christian Services
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Nuts for Mutts Rescue
Rochester Animal Services
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
BABY and CHILD CARE
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
Children's Center at the Hall of Justice
Friendship Children's Center
Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
Sojourner House at PathStone
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
CAREGIVERS, COMPANIONS
and FRIENDLY VISITORS
Advent House
Assoc for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Benincasa
Bridges for Brain Injury
Caregiver Respite Program c/o Lifespan
Catholic Charities Community Services
The Center for Youth
Compeer of Livingston County
Compeer Rochester

COMPUTER and TECHNOLOGY


APPLICATIONS
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical
Children Awaiting Parents
Friendship Children's Center
Greece Historical Society
Greece Little League
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
Monroe Community Hospital
NY Bee Wellness
Rochester Animal Services
Youth for Christ, USA

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DRIVERS, TRANSPORTATION
and DELIVERY
American Red Cross, NY-Penn Region
Assoc for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Brighton Food Cupboard
The Center for Youth
Charles Settlement House
Elderberry Express
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
FISH/RHAFT
The Friendly Home
Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf
Greece F.I.S.H.
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
Hearing Loss Association of America
Honeoye Falls/Lima FISH
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
No One Left Behind
Nuts for Mutts Rescue
Pittsford Food Cupboard
Rochester Family Mission
RSVP of Monroe County at Lifespan
St. Peter's Kitchen
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Saint's Place
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
SOFI Transportation/Elderbus
SWEM Community Services
UR Medicine Home Care
VA Medical Center
EDUCATION, TUTORS,
DOCENTS and FACILITATORS
A Horse's Friend
Alzheimer's Association
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Bridges for Brain Injury
Cameron Community Ministries
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical
Cobblestone Arts Center
The Community Place Aging Services
CP Rochester
East House
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
First Community Interfaith Institute
Friends of the Rochester Public Market
Friendship Children's Center
Gathering Place of Purpose
Girl Scouts of Western New York
Girls on the Run of Greater Rochester
Greece Historical Society
Greece Little League
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
Mercy Bridges
No One Left Behind
Notre Dame Learning Center

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED INDEX


NY Bee Wellness
Perinton Historical Society
& Fairport Museum
Rochester Family Mission
Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
RSVP of Monroe County at Lifespan
Saint's Place
Saving Grace Ministries - Grace House
SewGreen @ Rochester
Sojourner House at PathStone
Somali Community Outreach & Education
Wilson Commencement Park at PathStone
Young Women's College Prep
Youth for Christ, USA
FOOD PREPARATION and SERVICE
A Meal and More
Asbury Dining & Caring Center
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Cameron Community Ministries
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
Dimitri House
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Friendship Children's Center
Greece Little League
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
Open Door Mission
Partners in Community Development
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality
St. Peter's Kitchen
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Serenity House
Shepherd Home
Youth for Christ, USA
FUNDRAISING ADMINISTRATION
Advent House
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Birthright of Rochester
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Bridges for Brain Injury
Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
Charles Settlement House
Cobblestone Arts Center
The Community Place Aging Services
Dream Factory of Rochester
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions
Friendship Children's Center
Home Start Hope
Life Solutions of Hamlin Food Pantry
No One Left Behind
Nuts for Mutts Rescue
NY Bee Wellness
Paws and Purrs Rescue

Regional Center for Independent Living


Relay For Life of Greece
Rochester Education Foundation
Saint's Place
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Serenity House
Shepherd Home
Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center
Villa of Hope
Webster Comfort Care Home
Youth for Christ, USA
GARDENING, LANDSCAPING,
and YARD WORK
Alzheimer's Association
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
Genesee Land Trust
Greece Historical Society
Greece Little League
Heritage Christian Services
Hochstein School of Music & Dance
New York Museum of Transportation
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
Saving Grace Ministries - Grace House
Serenity House
Shepherd Home
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
Villa of Hope
Webster Comfort Care Home
GIFT SHOPS and RETAIL SALES
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions
The Friendly Home
Friends of the Rochester Public Library
Friends of the Rochester Public Market
Greece Historical Society
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
Heritage Christian Services
Monroe Community Hospital
New York Museum of Transportation
St. John's Home
St. Vincent DePaul Society
SewGreen @ Rochester
Wild Wings
HOUSEKEEPING and CLEANING
Advent House
Angel Care Ministry
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
Dimitri House
Friendship Children's Center
Harbor House of Rochester

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St. Joseph's House of Hospitality


The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Serenity House
Webster Comfort Care Home
MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, PAINTING,
and SKILLED TRADES
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Charles Settlement House
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Greece Historical Society
Greece Little League
Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County
Irondequoit Community Cupboard
New York Museum of Transportation
No One Left Behind
Regional Center for Independent Living
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Saving Grace Ministries - Grace House
Twelve Corners Day Care Center
Webster Comfort Care Home
Youth for Christ, USA
MEDICAL
American Red Cross, NY-Penn Region
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
Spiritus Christi Mental Health Center
MENTORS
Big Brothers Big Sisters
of Greater Rochester
Birthright of Rochester
Bridges for Brain Injury
Compeer of Livingston County
Compeer Rochester
Earthworks Institute
Girl Scouts of Western New York
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Notre Dame Learning Center
Regional Center for Independent Living
Relay For Life of Greece
Saving Grace Ministries - Grace House
SewGreen @ Rochester
Women's Care Center
Youth for Christ, USA
OFFICE, CLERICAL
and RECEPTIONISTS
Advent House
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
American Red Cross, NY-Penn Region
Birthright of Rochester

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Bivona Child Advocacy Center


Charles Settlement House
Children Awaiting Parents
Dimitri House
Family Service Communities
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Focus Pregnancy Help Center
Friends of the Rochester Public Library
Friendship Children's Center
Girl Scouts of Western New York
Greece Historical Society
Harbor House of Rochester
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
Mary's Place Refugee Outreach
Monroe Community Hospital
Open Door Mission
Pittsford Food Cupboard
Rochester Animal Services
Rochester Education Foundation
The Rochester Gay Men's Chorus
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
VA Medical Center
Youth for Christ, USA
PUBLICITY, PROMOTION
and ADVOCACY
A Horse's Friend
Alzheimer's Association
Angels of Mercy
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Birthright of Rochester
Children Awaiting Parents
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
Epilepsy-Pralid
Girl Scouts of Western New York
Greece Little League
Home Start Hope
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
NY Bee Wellness

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED INDEX


Pittsford Food Cupboard
Relay For Life of Greece
Rochester Education Foundation
RSVP of Monroe County at Lifespan
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Saint's Place
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Speakers, Readers
The Community Place Aging Services
East House
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Junior League of Rochester
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
SPEAKERS and READERS
The Community Place Aging Services
East House
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
Imagine Me Community Outreach
Junior League of Rochester
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
SPECIAL EVENTS
13thirty Cancer Connect
Alzheimer's Association
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
Aurora House of Western Monroe County
Bridges for Brain Injury
Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
Charles Settlement House
Children Awaiting Parents
Coffee Connection/Project Empower
The Community Place Aging Services
CP Rochester
Dream Factory of Rochester
Epilepsy-Pralid
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Four-Legged Friends Animal Adoptions
Friends of the Rochester Public Library

Friends of the Irondequoit Public Library


Gathering Place of Purpose
Girl Scouts of Western New York
GRCC-Faith in Action Network
Harbor House of Rochester
Heritage Christian Services
The Hickok Center for Brain Injury
Hilton Parma Emergency Food Shelf
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester
Loop Ministries Urban Food Pantry
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
Mercy Bridges
Monroe Community Hospital
National Parkinson Foundation Rochester
Nuts for Mutts Rescue
Relay For Life of Greece
ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank
Rochester Animal Services
Rochester Education Foundation
St. John's Home
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center
Saint's Place
The Salvation Army Rochester Area Services
Second Chance Bird and Reptile Rescue
Villa of Hope
Young Women's College Prep
Youth for Christ, USA

Mary's Place Refugee Outreach


Open Door Mission
Partners in Community Development
Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf
Pittsford Food Cupboard
ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank
St. Joseph's House of Hospitality
St. Peter's Kitchen
Saint's Place
SewGreen @ Rochester
SWEM Community Services
Women's Care Center
Youth for Christ, USA

SUPPLIES: CLOTHING,
FOOD and DONATIONS
Brockport Ecumenical Food Shelf
Cameron Community Ministries
Dimitri House
FISH/RHAFT
Focus Pregnancy Help Center
Friends of the Rochester Public Library
Greece Ecumenical Clothing Closet
Heritage Christian Services
Life Solutions of Hamlin Food Pantry

TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


A Horse's Friend
Begin Again Horse Rescue
Greece Little League
Literacy Volunteers of Rochester
Make-A-Wish Metro & Western New York
No One Left Behind
ROC City Bottoms Diaper Bank
SewGreen @ Rochester
Webster Comfort Care Home

TELEPHONE CALLING
and COUNSELING
Alzheimer's Association
Angel Care Ministry
Brighton Food Cupboard
The Center for Youth
Children Awaiting Parents
Compeer of Livingston County
Elderberry Express
FISH/RHAFT
Greece F.I.S.H.
Honeoye Falls/Lima FISH
SWEM Community Services
Women's Care Center

Additional copies of the Wishbook can be found at the following locations:


Additional copies of the Wishbook can be
found at various locations throughout the
Rochester area: convenience stores, bagel
shops, diners, family restaurants, public
buildings, etc. Also they are at the mall
boards in Eastview, Marketplace and Greece
Ridge Malls and at most library branches.
If you need an additional copy and cannot
find Wishbooks at the listed locations, or if
you need a quantity for your group, please
send an email to wishbook@rochester.
rr.com.
Consider using the Wishbook to find a
charity for you personally, your scout troop,
youth group, church group, civic group,

department at work, or friends and family


to help at the holiday season and all year
long. We all can donate useable items from
our homes and businesses that we no longer
need when we are downsizing, reorganizing,
or cleaning out.
The charities also need your energy,
enthusiasm, special talents and volunteer
skills to help them serve their clients.
If you would like to add your local nonprofit
organization to the Wishbook, please send us
an email at wishbook@rochester.rr.com. We
will send you a form by return email asking
you to provide information about your
agency.

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be inspired. be empowered. be changed. be free.

PETRAPLACE
COUNSELING SERVICES

PetraPlace has provided Christian professional


counseling and therapy in our community since
2007 serving individuals, couples and families
who seek change and healing in order to live a
better, richer and more fulfilling life. We bring hope
and a new way to approach living through a mixture
of both traditional and innovative, advanced
techniques in therapy with proven outcomes and
expectations for success.

Get involved ...


Your gift to PetraPlace helps provide critical funding
for therapy, advocacy, prevention and support. No
matter the size of the gift [an ongoing monthly
contribution, a single donation, a sponsorship,
volunteering time, or attending an event] you will
help ensure that every person who comes to us
receives the best possible care. Your support enables
us to continue the work of inspiring, empowering,
changing and finding freedom in the lives of people
who are hurting and struggling.

888 LONG POND ROAD ROCHESTER


585.730.7777 PETRAPLACE.ORG

celebrate life!

The Victory Road Inc. began its formation in March


2015 after recognizing the communitys need for
an uplifting place of inspiration where people really
matter and truth is relevant and life-giving.
We are commited to being a community resource
where people find a unique and personal touch.
Where people find help and hope for themselves
and those they care about.
Victory Road provides activities FREE of charge
such as MommaCare, Special Kids Summer
Day Camp, Millenials Network and Creators
Workshop. Our programs build trust and encourage
those involved to become world changers.

Become a part of Victory Road ...

THE

victory road
INC.

Please let us know if you are interested in becoming


a part of the Victory Road movement. Our
community would benefit from anything you are
willing to give, whether it be financial, goods,
services, genius, time or a facility.

888 LONG POND ROAD ROCHESTER 585.730.0404 VICTORYROADASSOCIATION.COM

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Keeping Families Close


Ronald McDonald Houses and Family Rooms provide comfortable
accommodations for the whole family, keeping them together and
close to their ill or injured child. Our supportive home-away-fromhome can help to ease parents worried minds and potentially
alleviate stress and anxiety. Learn more at:

www.rmhcrochester.org