Wish List

Boys & Girls Club of Rochester accepts donations of items as needed throughout the year. New items are preferred. Critical seasons for Club are summer and the holidays. If you have any questions about the appropriateness of your item or would like some guidelines for item donations, please contact Club at (507) 287-2300.


  • Nintendo Switch
  • New magazine subscriptions for children & teens. Examples: sports (Sports Illustrated, basketball, fitness), news (Newsweek, Time), science (National Geographic regular/Kids kids, Odyssey, Ask), arts (Teen Ink, Canvas, Cricket), computers, cooking, music. No used or old magazines, please! These will be used in all areas of Club to get our members reading and exploring the world around them!

Academic Success Items:

  • Notebooks

  • Organizers

  • Backpacks

  • Pens and pencils

  • Gift cards to Staples, OfficeMax, Barnes & Noble

  • USB flash drives

  • Scientific calculators

Arts Items:

  • Markers and crayons

  • Sketchpads of various sizes

  • Drawing pencils

  • Construction paper and craft paper

  • Glue sticks

  • Safety scissors

  • Tempera paint or washable paint

Character & Leadership Items:

  • Blank CDs and DVDs

  • DLSR digital cameras

  • Board games and puzzle games

  • Blank journals (for boys and girls)

  • Gift cards to local movie theaters, restaurants, events

Health & Life Skills Items:

  • Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls

  • Baseball and softball equipment

  • Tire air pumps

  • Ice packs

  • Reusable, shatterproof plastic water bottles

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