Wish List 2014
Kids/Education/Holidays
AFRICA'S PROMISE VILLAGE
15 Monarch Oaks Ln., 512/350-5880. info@africaspromisevillage.org africaspromisevillage.org
  • Help fund:
  • Medical clinic ($50,000) to serve 19 Maasai villages in Tanzania, East Africa
  • Support for an orphan child in the Intel Orphanage in Tanzania ($1200)
  • New artificial leg for Kodogo, six-year-old orphan ($350 installments)
  • Development of a Tanzania Children's Choir (any amount) to aim for US tour in 2016
  • Concrete for sidewalks and flowers and shrubs for orphanage
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF AUSTIN
4901 Burnet Rd., 512/458-3716. president@alaustin.org www.alaustin.org
  • Lighted, digital marquee sign for Assistance League Thrift House
  • Visual building security monitoring system to decrease/stop theft
  • Marketing campaign/partnership with a local media outlet
  • Off-site Storage unit
  • Electric Stove
THE AUSTIN PROJECT
5221 Ledesma, 512/414-6825. donna@theaustinproject.org theaustinproject.org
  • Year-round sponsors for 80 families ($100/family)
  • 5 good, working PC laptops > 3 years old
  • 5 good, working tablets > 2 years old
  • 2 locking file cabinets
  • Middle School supplies
  • Office supplies
  • Gift cards
  • Bus passes
AUSTIN VOICES FOR EDUCATION AND YOUTH
PMB #21, 3710 Cedar #299, 512/450-1880. aweeks@austinvoices.org www.austinvoices.org
  • Gift cards: HEB, and general ($20 each)
  • Gift cards: Academy (any denomination)
  • New or gently used children's/youth bicycles
  • New or gently used children's books
BLUE SANTA
PO Box 68-9001, 512/974-2583. bluesanta@austintexas.gov www.bluesanta.org
  • Cash donations for traditional Christmas meals for over 4,000 Austin families
  • Toys for infants-age 2 (historically under-represented age group in the donations we receive)
  • #3 Wish: Toys for ages ten to fourteen. This age group is historically under-represented in the toy donations we receive.
  • #4 Wish: Stuffed animals to include with the 20,000 to 22,000 packages we will be delivering to Austin children this year.
  • #5 Wish: Volunteers to help deliver over 4,000 gift boxes on December 20
CAP CITY KIDS
510 S. Congress #108. info@capcitykids.org www.capcitykids.org
  • Gift cards
CENTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION
8509 FM 969 #2, 512/472-1164. ccook@centerforchildprotection.org www.centerforchildprotection.org
  • New shoes and socks for kids (all sizes)
  • Body wash gift sets
  • Baby hygiene items
  • New baby toys
CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND FREEDOM SCHOOLS
St. James' Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd., 512/804-2660. Gina.m.houston@irs.gov welcometableaustin.org/cdf-freedom-schools
  • 2 gently used laptops
  • 1 small color printer/copier
  • Wall projector and screen for presentations to scholars (USB port)
  • Art supplies for 50 scholars
  • 25 $15 H-E-B gift cards for parent incentives
EAST AUSTIN COLLEGE PREP ACADEMY
6002 Jain, 512/287-5000. ceperez@swkey.org www.eastaustincollegeprep.org
  • School supplies (paper, microscopes, art supplies, calculators, etc.)
  • New or gently sports equipment (including scoreboard)
  • Uniforms and zipper jackets (no hoodies) for students
  • Books for K-12 especially Newbery Award winners
  • New or gently used laptops
FLORENCE'S COMFORT HOUSE
515 Kemp, 512/385-8672. info@florencescomforthouse.org www.florencescomforthouse.org
  • Baby and toddler clothes
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Wipes, bottles
  • Heaters
  • Children's books
  • Towels and linens
  • Gift cards: Target
THE GHISALLO FOUNDATION
1000 Brazos Ste.100, 512/524-7440. donate@ghisallo.org www.ghisallo.org
  • 10'-12' single axle enclosed trailer
  • Bike Rodeo bike fleet (16-20 bikes, 20" and 24") to provide instruction to 3rd-5th graders across Austin ($5500)
  • 24 Specialized helmets ($1000/$40 MSRP, Align Neon Orange and Max White)
  • Bike Club T-shirts
  • Cargo- or minivan
GIRLSTART TECH CENTER
1400 W. Anderson, 512/916-4775. info@girlstart.org www.girlstart.org
  • 30-quart clear plastic bins with lids
  • Assorted Crayola markers
  • Assorted color Sharpies
  • White copy paper
  • Duct tape
GROWING ROOTS
2921-D E. 17th #4, 512/850-8281. info@growingrootsaustin.com www.growingrootsaustin.com
  • New children's arts and crafts supplies
  • New children's board games
  • New children's books
  • Plastic storage bins
  • H-E-B gift cards
OPEN DOOR
3804 Cherrywood, 512/481-0775. opendoorpreschool.org
  • Dining and living room furniture
  • Gift cards: Lakeshore Learning
  • Tablet computers
  • Children's books
  • Art supplies
PARTNERSHIPS FOR CHILDREN
14000 Summit #100, 512/834-4756. volunteer@partnershipsforchildren.org www.partnershipsforchildren.org
  • Gift cards: iTunes, Old Navy, Academy, Target, etc.
TEXAS BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME
1101 North Mays, 512/246-4286.
  • Commissary food pantry items
  • Gifts for toddlers, children, teenagers, and single moms
THINKERY
1830 Simond, 512/469-6200. info@thinkeryaustin.org www.thinkeryaustin.org
  • Wine and champagne bottle corks (left over from your holiday celebrations!)
  • Purchase a Gift Membership for your loved ones
  • Hold an event at the Thinkery
Environmental/Animals
AMERICAN HONEY BEE PROTECTION
info@ahbpa.org www.honeybeekind.com
  • Computers
  • Office furniture
  • Natural wood storefront display cases
  • Gift cards: Amazon
  • Event coordinator services for one fundraiser
AUSTIN HUMANE SOCIETY
124 W. Anderson, 512/646-7387. info@austinhumanesociety.org www.austinhumanesociety.org
  • Small stainless steel or plastic litter pans
  • Stainless steel bowls (non-spill)
  • Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR)
  • Wet cat and dog food
  • Litter scoops
AUSTIN ZOO & ANIMAL SANCTUARY
10808 Rawhide Trail, 512/288-1490. info@austinzoo.org www.austinzoo.org
  • Gently used linens for animal bedding
  • Small electric heaters
  • Pet toys (all pets)
  • Canned dog food
  • Art supplies
MINIS AND FRIENDS
4509 Walsall Loop, 512/293-8808. info@minisandfriends.org www.minisandfriends.org
  • Coastal hay in bales (not round)
  • Materials for building shelters
  • Corral panels (interlocking 4x8)
  • Sponsors for annual vet care
  • Stall mats
THUNDERING PAWS ANIMAL SANCTUARY
PO Box 1555, Dripping Springs, 512/402-9725. anne@thunderingpaws.org www.thunderingpaws.org
  • Gift cards: Tomlinson's, Petsmart, Healthy Pet, Costco, Target, or Tractor Supply
  • Advantage and Revolution, all sizes
  • New white faux-sheepskin cat beds (they launder best)
  • Premium dry cat food: Natural Balance, Pure Vita, or Earthborn
  • Land in Dripping Springs/Henly/Wimberley area
WILDLIFE RESCUE
5401 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 512/472-9453. wildstaff@sbcglobal.net www.austinwildliferescue.org
  • Paper towels, kitchen trash bags
  • Laundry detergent, bleach
  • Puppy chow
Give 'Til It Helps

Holiday salutations, dear friends.

Local nonprofits work overtime to offer us one-stop shops to help streamline our contributions to society. Here's our chance to show them how much we appreciate what they do.

Each year, The Austin Chronicle invites local nonprofits to submit lists of the things they need to serve our community. Please research or call to learn what specific items are needed (some are legal mandates, so make sure your gift is appropriate). Hint: Nonprofits always need computers/accessories, copies/printing, cash, and your love (i.e., volunteer hours), so in many cases, due to space limitations, we took those wishes out. Assume they are needed everywhere. Let's fulfill some wishes, Austin.

Compiled by Kate X Messer, Neha Aziz, Ashley Ratcliffe, and Carmen Rising.

Health/Medical
AUSTIN SPEECH LABS
7800 Shoal Creek Blvd. Ste.136 – S, 512/992-0575. staff@austinspeechlabs.org www.austinspeechlabs.org
  • Therapy for stroke survivors (5 hours, $50)
  • Therapy for stroke survivors (10 hours, $100)
  • Therapy for stroke survivors (50 hours, $500)
  • Business grade multi-function printer/copier
  • New laptop(s)
AUSTIN STATE HOSPITAL
4110 Guadalupe #631, 512/452-0381. cindy.reed@dshs.state.tx.us www.ashvolunteers.org
  • Footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, volleyballs
  • Sweat pants and sweat shirts (adults M-XL)
  • Lounge/PJ pants (adults and children)
  • Adult house slippers
  • Lap blankets
THE BRIDGE COLLECTIVE
512/524-9822. info@thebridgecollective.org www.thebridgecollective.org
  • Gift cards: Chevron, Exxon, Shell, Texaco, Kinko's, Office Max, Staples
  • Volunteer doulas, drivers, and hosts
THE CAPITAL AREA DENTAL FOUNDATION
401 W 15th Ste. 695, 512/992-1217. info@capitalareadentalfoundation.org www.capitalareadentalfoundation.org
  • Dental provider volunteers
  • Printing Services
  • Gala Sponsors
CAPITAL AREA PARKINSON'S SOCIETY
512/750-8091. www.capitalareaparkinsons.org
  • Funding for costumes for Parkinson's participants' dance performance
  • Gift cards: HEB, Target, Costco, Office Depot
  • Gift cards: Über or taxi (for seniors)
  • Office supplies
  • Exercise bands
  • Postage
THE FLATWATER FOUNDATION
4404 Travis Country Cr. Unit I-1, 512/553-2010. www.flatwaterfoundation.org
  • Counseling for an individual touched by cancer, (one hour $60)
  • Counseling for an individual touched by cancer, (one month $240)
  • Counseling for a couple touched by cancer, (one hour $70)
  • Equine Therapy session for a family touched by cancer ($130)
HOSPICE AUSTIN
4107 Spicewood Springs Rd. #100, 512/342-4700. mmarble@hospiceaustin.org www.hospiceaustin.org
  • H-E-B gift cards
  • Food pantry items: Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, Peanut Butter, canned soups, canned meats, dried beans, etc.
  • Board games, decks of cards, simple art supplies, 100-500 piece jigsaw puzzles
  • Soothing music CDs, especially Bedtime Beats and Music for the Mozart Effect
  • Family-friendly DVDs
MENTAL HEALTH AMERICA OF TEXAS
1210 San Antonio Dr. Ste.200, 512/454-3706. mhainfo@mhatexas.org www.mhatexas.org
  • 5 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and/or Microsoft Surface 3
ONCOLOGY MASSAGE ALLIANCE
512/680-2513. diane.christopherson@gmail.com www.oncologymassagealliance.org
  • Consultation/referrals: non-profit CPA, website developer, low-cost nonprofit insurance
  • Educational materials, videos, training funding
  • Promotional materials funding
  • Computer tablets to collect patient feedback and data
  • Unused hotel vouchers, airplane miles
SAMARITAN HEALTH MINISTRIES
700 W. Whitestone, 512/331-5828. info@theshm.org www.theshm.org
  • Home blood pressure monitors
  • H-E-B gift cards
  • AA batteries
  • Kleenex
THE WRIGHT HOUSE WELLNESS CENTER
4301-B N. I-35, 512/267-0088. leah@thewrighthouse.org www.thewrighthouse.org
  • Donations to help with moving expenses
  • Graphic design services: new logo, website, brochure, and business cards
  • Packing materials, i.e. bubble wrap, newspapers, tape, etc.
  • Quality office furniture
  • Moving boxes
Quality of Life
AUSTIN ATHEISTS HELPING THE HOMELESS
atxahh@gmail.com www.atxahh.com
  • 6-8 clear plastic 18-gal. storage totes
  • Clean, new or gently used winter wear
  • Gift cards: Amazon or Big Lots!
  • New, thick men's socks
  • Travel-size toiletries
AUSTIN COMMUNITY STEELBAND
512/473-8434. www.ausitncommunitysteelband.org
  • Scholarships ($150 per student)
  • Transportation donations ($45 = 1 month for 10 kids)
  • Snack fund ($50 = 1 month for 10 kids)
CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK
8201 S. Congress, 512/282-2111. communications@austinfoodbank.org www.austinfoodbank.org
  • Brown rice
  • Peanut butter
  • Dry pinto beans
  • Canned low-sodium vegetables
  • Canned chicken breast or tuna
  • Canned fruit in its own juice (no sugar added)
COUNTY LINE HOMELESS MINISTRY
2630 Henley, 512/743-3534. countylinehomelessministry@gmail.com www.fb.com/countylinehomelessminist
  • Thermal underwear (M, L, XL)
  • Solar powered yard lights
  • Adult size tennis shoes
  • Batteries (C, AA, AAA)
  • Sleeping bags
H.A.N.D.
1640-B E. Second #200, 512/477-3796. Info@handaustin.org www.handaustin.org
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Dish detergent
  • Trash bags
  • Blankets
LIFEWORKS
3700 S. First, 512/735-2400. development@lifeworksaustin.org www.lifeworksaustin.org
  • Toiletry packets (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb or brush, socks, deodorant, etc.)
  • Hoodies and coats (adult sizes)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Backpacks
  • Cots
MEALS ON WHEELS AND MORE
3227 E. Fifth, 512/476-6325. holiday@mealsonwheelsandmore.org www.mealsonwheelsandmore.org
  • Shampoo, soap, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste
  • Ensure (nutritional supplement drinks)
  • Gift Cards ($20): HEB, Target, etc.
  • New blankets
  • New socks
  • Ensure
MOBILE LOAVES & FISHES
903 Capital of Texas Hwy. S., 512/328-7299. info@mlf.org www.mlf.org
  • Prayers for Community First! Village and all future residents
  • Gently used recreational vehicles
  • Gift cards: Target, HEB, etc.
  • New mens tube socks
SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAMS
6002 Jain, 512/462-2181. info@swkey.org www.swkey.org
  • Gift cards: restaurants, stores, or entertainment venues
  • Items for game room (foosball, video game systems, air hockey)
  • Books for teens and young adults
  • New or gently used arm chairs
  • iPads
Rights/Advocacy
CASA MARIANELLA
821 Gunter, 512/385-5571. info@casamarianella.org www.casamarianella.org
  • Winter jackets: Men's, women's and children's
  • Men's jeans
  • Blankets
CENTER FOR SURVIVORS OF TORTURE
5124 Burnet Rd., 512/358-4612. evin@cstnet.org cstnet.org
  • Blankets, coats, sweaters
  • Shoes (all sizes)
  • Gift cards: H-E-B
  • Canned goods
  • Dry rice and beans
  • Other nonperishables
MANOS DE CRISTO
1201 E. Cesar Chavez, 512/477-2319. www.manosdecristo.org
  • Scholarship ESL class ($40 per adult)
  • Clothing new and gently used:
  • Men’s jeans, shirts, and shoes
  • Women’s and children’s
  • Children’s shoes, ages 4-8
  • B&W, color, and Inkjet laser printers
  • Laptops, copier/scanner, server
  • DENTAL SERVICES
  • Patient confirmation and education software
  • Dental chair and delivery system
  • Dental staff uniforms
  • Dental cassettes
  • Sybron Endo kits
  • TV w/DVD player
  • Digital sensors
  • Sterilizer
NARAL PRO-CHOICE TEXAS
PO Box 684602, 512/462-1661. info@prochoicetexas.org www.prochoicetexas.org
  • NARAL memberships for all pro-choice Texans
  • A legislature that reflects Texans' actual values regarding reproductive health care
  • That House Bill 2 is struck down by the 5th Circuit in January
  • A high speed rail line that runs from every rural area in Texas to a city with a safe, legal abortion provider
  • Reopen all clinics closed in 2013
  • For Texas not to have the lowest voter turnout in the U.S.
SAFEPLACE
1515 Grove, 512/267-7233. info@SafePlace.org safeplace.org
  • Gift Cards: Target, HEB, Wal-Mart, etc.
  • Diapers (all sizes, especially 3-6)
  • Toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Baby wipes
TEXAS MORATORIUM NETWORK
3616 Far West #117, Box 251, 512/961-6389. admin@texasmoratorium.org www.texasmoratorium.org
  • Holiday and birthday greeting cards
  • Postage stamps
  • Poster board
  • Gift cards: gas stations
  • iPad