Wish List

The House of Mercy provides an array of personal care items to our residents and clients as a way for them to maintain their dignity. Your donations bring relief to those that struggle with social indignities on a daily basis. We also help people get set up in housing and provide them with household items that they otherwise couldn’t afford. You can donated items online from our Amazon Wish list or bring donations to the shelter. The shelter is always in need of the following items:

Winter Coats, Hats, Gloves, Wool Socks, Boots

Winter is approaching fast and we are trying to prepare for Rochester’s cold weather by stocking up on winter coats, hats, gloves, and socks. We need all sizes of coats but especially Large to 6XL.

The homeless are especially venerable to the elements due to the amount of time they spend outside. With out proper boots, wool socks, and gloves people are at risk of frost bite.

Drop your donations off at our shelter at 285 Ormond Street. You can also buy winter itemsĀ from our Amazon Wish List and have them shipped directly to the House.

Personal Care Items:

  • Blankets, towels, sheets, washcloths
  • Diapers & Pull-Ups (all sizes)
  • Adult Diapers
  • Razors
  • Deodorant – mens and womens
  • Toothbrushes & Tooth Paste
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Tampons & Sanitary Napkins

Household Items:

We help set up people in housing and help provide everything they may need.

  • Stoves
  • Refrigerators
  • Kitchen Tables
  • Washers & Dryers
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen Utensils and Cookware
  • Dishes


We serve three meals a day at the House of Mercy and provide food to people in our neighborhood who need assistance.

  • Canned Vegetables
  • Coffee, tea, hot chocolate
  • Nonperishable Food Items
  • Fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat products


We provide clean clothing for our residents as they come in the shelter and have a clothing room available to anyone who may need something.

  • New Socks (everyday socks and wool socks for winter)
  • New Mens, Womens, and Childrens Underwear
  • Bras (new and gently used, all sizes)
  • Mens, Womens, and Childrens clothes
  • Winter Jackets, Gloves, Hats and Scarves
  • Flip Flops (Men’s and Women’s flip flops are used as shower shoes)
  • Sweat pants (when residents enter the shelter we provide them a clean set of clothes)
  • Belts (many of our people wear donated clothing and need belts)


  • Hand Warmers
  • Paper Products
  • Waterproof Mattresses, single
  • Cleaning Products

School Supplies

Each August we help families prepare for school by providing them with the needed school supplies they may not be able to afford.

  • Backpacks – all ages and sizes
  • Pens & Pencils
  • Glue Sticks
  • Crayons & Markers