MINO Resource Room

Open to Case Managers & Church Outreach Workers by appointment 

46 Mount Hope Avenue // Rochester, NY 14620

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Mothers In Need of Others (MINO- pronounced “minnow”) is a ministry that collects donations of maternity and baby items and clothing for babies and toddlers (preemie-5t) and redistributes them to social service agencies and church outreach programs who work with parents and children who need them most in the Rochester community. We provide these programs with gently used items (baby gear, baby and maternity clothes, and new feminine and personal hygiene products) FREE OF CHARGE to help ease the stress on single parents and guardians enabling tight budgets stretch further as they struggle to raise their families. The items are picked up by the case managers and are taken directly to their clients. For the privacy and convenience of the individuals who are receiving the items, we ask that they do not come to pick up the items themselves. If you are a caseworker in need of items for your client or a donor who has items to donate to our resource room, please call or email for an appointment. 

*If you are a parent in need of items for your child/ren and you are not currently working with a church or agency, we will gladly refer you to a program we can work with to meet your needs.

We are looking for individuals to donate the following items:

  • Baby Gear (pack n’plays, highchairs, strollers, car seats)

  • Baby Supplies (formula, diapers, wipes, baby bath)

  • Maternity and Baby Clothes (Preemie-5T)

  • Personal Hygiene Items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste,…)

  • Feminine Products (sanitary pads, tampons, nursing pads)

  • Paper Products (toilet paper, tissues, paper towels) and Cleaning Supplies

  • Monetary Donations:
    Checks made payable to “Project URGE, Inc” with “MINO” on memo line
    Donations may be tax deductible. Consult your tax advisor

* All items MUST be clean and free from bedbugs, mold, tears, and stains.

Items we are NOT able to accept: 

  • Cribs, Toddler Beds, Bassinets, Swings, Activity Seats, Breast Pumps
  • Recalled, Damaged, or Outdated Car Seats, Strollers, Highchairs, Pack n’ Plays
  • Clothing & Shoes (Children's and Adults')
  • Toys (We can only accept NEW toys from the 4th week in Oct.- 1st week in Dec. for our Christmas store)
  • Opened or Expired Formula, Baby Food, Feminine or Personal Hygiene Products


Maria Wehrle, Ministry Leader
Phone: (585) 348-8596