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Messenger Post Media prints this column to keep readers informed of "wishes" submitted by local charities. Here are two agencies listed in this year’s Community Wishbook. 

SewGreen @ Rochester 

438 W. Main St. 

Rochester, New York, 14608 

Phone: 585-328-2642 

Contacts: Georgia Carney, Rosemarie Penzotti, Anne Freeze 



Purpose: Connects skilled volunteers with people eager to learn to sew, knit or do other needlework. Through our store, we provide affordable materials and classes. 

Wish List 

• Books 

• Crochet hooks 

• Embroidery floss 

• Fabric: 12-by-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 

• Cash donations 

Volunteers Needed 

• Shop attendants. 

• Sorters of donated items. 

• Preppers of donated items for sale/use. 

• Instructors. 

• Mentors. 

• Camp and after-school counselors. 

Teen Opportunities 

• Camp counselors, afterschool counselors, mentors, instructors, sorters, preppers. 

Friends of the Rochester Public Market 

280 N. Union St. 

Rochester, New York, 14609 

Phone: 585-325-5058 

Contact: Isabel Rosa 



Purpose: 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. 

Please contact the charities directly if you can help. Visit for other local charities.