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Wish List Donation Procedures during COVID-19

In order to maintain the health and safety of our donors and residents, no-contact drop off hours for in-kind donations are now:

Sundays            2:00-4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays     6:30-8:00 p.m.

Special delivery options will be made available by contacting Ruth directly at rrappaportkristal@ywcarochester.org

Please note that as much as we appreciate all donations, we are unable to accept any used clothing, bedding, towels or other soft items such as used stuffed animals.  New items with tags or original wrapping are appreciated!

Current Urgent Needs:

  • Cereal
  • Boxed Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Goods

Items Always Needed:

  • Gatorade
  • Pedialyte
  • Coffee (Ground, Instant & KCups)
  • Sugar
  • Creamer
  • Canned Soups
  • Instant Oatmeal
  • Canned Tuna
  • Mayonnaise
  • Tissues
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Coloring & Activity Books
  • Crayons & Colored Pencils
  • Puzzles & Board Games
  • Tylenol
  • Pull Ups
  • Baby Wipes
  • Thermometers
  • Sealable Breast Milk Bags
  • Child Friendly Canned Goods/ Meals (Spaghetti O’s, Mac & Cheese, Ravioli)
  • Disposable Paper Plates and Plastic Utensils
  • Garbage Bags
  • Baking Products (Flour, Dry Milk, Yeast, Muffin Mixes, Etc.)
  • Freezer Storage Bags
  • Tupperware
  • Plastic wrap, aluminum foil
  • Depends
  • Art supplies
  • New socks
  • New underwear & bras
  • New adult leggings
  • New adult t-shirts
  • New car seat
  • New bassinet
  • Personal care items- new and unopened: hand/body lotion, shampoo & conditioner (for all ethnicities), soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, combs, women’s razors and wash cloths (Please, no mouthwashes)
  • Infant formula all varieties – unexpired, please
  • New baby and toddler clothes
  • New strollers, high chairs, baby carriers, car seats and cribs (for liability reasons, these items must all be brand new)
  • New twin and full size sheet sets, comforters, blankets and mattress pads
  • New bath towels and wash cloths
  • Laundry detergent and laundry baskets
  • Kitchen supplies-new or gently used (pots, pans, dishes, utensils, etc.)
  • Cleaning supplies (mops, brooms, cleaning products)
  • Gift certificates for grocery stores (Wegmans, Tops)
  • Gift certificates general retail stores (Walmart, Target etc.)
  • Gas Cards
  • RTS Bus Passes
  • Adult Coloring Books with colored pencils

Please call (585) 368-2265 if you have questions about donating any of the above items.

You can also purchase items directly through Amazon Smile!  Not only are your purchased items sent directly to YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County, we receive funds for each item you order!

Click Here to Find our Amazon Smile Wish List

We at YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County feel the shockwaves following the death of George Floyd, a black man suffocated by a white police officer earlier this week. We send our condolences to the family and friends of George Floyd, and of Ahmed Aubrey, and Breonna Taylor – to all victims of hate crimes and communities of color. We are also thinking of our sisters and brothers at YWCA Minneapolis and the whole Minneapolis-St. Paul community through this difficult and frightening time.

As an organization with a mission of eliminating racism, we believe we must all do our part to promote and achieve racial equality. We MUST take a stand. We must unite in our vision of a community with peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

We believe that addressing this specific incident alone won’t be enough to prevent future incidents of police violence against Black people, and people of color in America. Our country’s failure to address institutional racism is costing lives. Racism is why coronavirus is killing more people of color than white people. Racism is why police shootings are a leading cause of death for young Black men. Racism is why Black mothers die more frequently in childbirth. Racism has no place in the America we all deserve.

At YWCA, we demand a world of equity and human decency. We envision a world of opportunity. We commit ourselves to the work of racial justice. We will get up and continue to do the work until injustice is rooted out, until institutions are transformed, until the world sees women, girls, and people of color the way we do: Equal. Powerful. Unstoppable.

Please join us in our mission to eliminate racism and empower women by speaking up and speaking out against racism in our world.  Learn more through the YWCA Toolkit for Change at https://www.ywcarochester.org/toolkit-for-change/