Storehouse Now Accepting Donations!
The Storehouse reopened for volunteers in October 2020. Our volunteers have been very busy. Under a new COVID-19 plan, shoppers are not allowed to visit the Storehouse. In order to serve the needs of the greater Rochester community and fill the needs of clothing and household goods, agencies fill out referral requests, our volunteers fill the requests and they are picked up in a contactless manner. Since October, we have been able to provide clothing and household goods to over 800 individuals (approx. 325 adults and 475 children). Referrals have come from many different agencies, schools, healthcare facilities and the Red Cross. Over 350 referrals have been filled since October with 42 referrals alone for the Red Cross for fire victims.
As we prepare to change over our inventory to spring and summer clothes, we ask donors to refrain from giving any more winter clothes and boots. Based on our inventory and what we can reasonably accommodate at this time, we welcome the following donations:
Based on our inventory and what we can reasonably accommodate at this time, we welcome:
- Women — current fashion spring/summer clothes (especially larger sizes), casual shoes and sneakers.
- Men — spring/summer clothes (especially larger sizes), sneakers
Children — new socks and underwear; gently used spring/summer clothes (especially needed girls’ size 5 shorts, boys’ shorts sizes 14-20, girls’ swim suits sizes 2-5 and junior girls’, junior girls’ dresses), sneakers
Household — essentials items only like dishes (microwaveable), glassware, silverware, pots/pans, sheets, blankets, towels. Please no decorations.
Please, no furniture, mattresses, televisions, or computer equipment.
To schedule an appointment for drop-off, please call Joan at 585-385-3596 on weekdays from 10 am-4:30 pm.
Appointment times will be on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9:45 -11:15 am and 12:45-2:30 pm.
We are also looking for volunteers who are willing to assist with heavy lifting as we transport donations during the hours the Storehouse is open.