Public Notice

Holiday Wish List, Part One

As much as our wild music scene, our state government seat, and our academic focus make Austin vibrant, our generous public service community colors the character of this fabulous town. We give 'til it hurts and what with much of last year's legislation, it hurts a lot. Here's our chance to blow a big kiss and a wad of cash or goods to our volunteer community. Give 'til it helps.

Many thanks go to Stewart Gallas from AIDS Services of Austin, first for having the idea and then for assisting in compiling the majority of these wish lists for the second year now.

NOTE: The 1996 Holiday Wish Lists have been edited for space. All groups listed need office supplies, computers, and copiers. (We deleted these items first.) Please call first for specifications, as some organizations have systems in place.

Cash and volunteer hours are universally understood.

Many organizations are happy to send cards for your donations in loved one's names. Happy Holidays!

Meals on Wheels and More

2222 Rosewood 476-MEAL

* Ensure, canned and dried food items

* Electric heaters, microwaves

* Depend undergarments

* Blankets and robes

* Shower chairs

* Toaster ovens


2026 Guadalupe 472-4934

* Phone: AT&T Model #5522 or Panasonic Model #3175

* 32cents peel-off stamps

HIV Study Group

4614 N. I-35 450-1866

* Computers & Modems

Casa Marianella

821 Gunter 385-5571

* TV/VCR; hygenic supplies

* Men's jackets and men's jeans

* T-shirts, towels and blankets

Breast Cancer Resource Center

PO Box 204444, 78720-4444 472-1710

* Permanent home: little house in central Austin

* Business cards: printing and design for 14 titles

* Conference table: wood grain, 7' x 3.5'

* Water cooler: hot and cold water

AIDS Services of Austin

PO Box 4874, 78765 451-2273

* Videotapes of HIV/AIDS and educational series

* Canned foods: fruits, vegetables, beans, soups

* Winter coats, blankets, sweaters for adults

* Climate-controlled storage space

* Books of stamps for clients

* Video camera; bookcases

* Personal hygiene items

* Metal walking canes

* Space heaters

Austin State Hospital

4110 Guadalupe, Bldg. 582 419-2330

* For Children (ages 3-18): Toy cars and trucks, easy puzzles (100 pieces), easy-to-read books, cards (Uno, Skip-Bo), coloring items, stuffed animals, dolls, Nerf balls, Frisbees, watches, adolescent perfume and cologne, dairies, journals (no combat themes, please)

* For Adults: Watches, hand-held games, playing cards, plastic dominoes, "Walkmans," sunglasses, jewelry, books, large-print Bibles, perfume, cologne, bath powder, hair accessories, stationery, wallets, coin purses, t-shirts, socks.

Deliver unwrapped gifts to Austin State Hospital.

Family Eldercare, Inc.

3710 Cedar St., Suite 229 450-0844

* $15 will buy one sweatsuit for an elderly or disabled person

* Holiday gift wrap and gift wrappers

* Shirt boxes

* For everyone to have a meaningful holiday

Central Texas Mutual Housing

2512 S. I-35, Suite 350 416-6828

* Set of encyclopedias, books, National Geographic magazines, etc.

* Art supplies such as: markers, scissors, paper, poster board, etc.

* Educational software for IBM-compatible

* Computer desk; folding chairs

* (2) two-line phones

* Microwave oven

Frontera@Hyde Park Theatre

511 W. 43rd 419-7408

* Space for rehearsals, storage, scene shop

* In-kind donations: film developing, etc.

* Sewing machine; washer/dryer

* Housing for visiting artists

* A CPA to donate an audit

* 4-track

Salvation Army

501 E. Eighth 476-1111

* Adult and children's socks, new

* Travel-sized toiletries

* Gloves and hats, new

* Diapers, L and XL

Mary Lee Foundation

1328 Lamar Square Dr. 443-5777

* Painting, maintenance, repairs

* Microwaves; refrigerators

* Gently used furniture

* Carpet cleaning

HIV Wellness Center

4301 N. I-35 467-0088

* Window treatments (blinds, curtains, shades)

for 16 large, old-fashioned casement windows

* Art supplies, paper, clay, glue, glitter, yarn, raffia, paints, brushes, etc.

* Children's games, books, activities for ages 4-10

* 3 fireplace screens in good condition

* Matching sofa and chair covers

* Fitness equipment in good shape

* Volunteers to decorate for the holidays

* 8-9' real or artificial holiday tree

* Holiday decorations

Corp. for Affordable Housing

200 W. Anderson 836-4102

* 5000 watt ER generator; power washer

* Ladders, circular saws, electric drills

* Framing nailer stick; roofing nailer

* Pneumatic finish nailer kit

* Chain saws; motorized table saw

Kids Exchange

503 W. 14th 472-3588

* Toys, slightly used or new, all ages

* New wooden fence with mural

* File cabinet with lock; safe

* Phone answering system

* Microwave, TV

* Basketball net

Humane Society of Austin

124 W. Anderson Lane 837-7985

* Canned Science Diet PD for infant kittens

* Cat litter (regular clay type, not scoopable)

* Kitten milk replacer (KMR); paper towels

* Iams Mini-Chunks dog food

Project Transitions

PO Box 4826, 78765 454-8646

* Landscaping: picnic table, mulch, plants

* Paper towels

* Personal hygiene projects

* Tickets for movies, theatre

Habitat for Humanity, Int'l

PO Box 4233 331-4598

* Computers, modems (20)

Blood Sisters/HIV Blood Fund

4300 N. Lamar 206-1266

* Blood donors; Blood Drivers

* Agencies to sponsor Blood Van-Blood Drive

Next week: Holiday Wish Lists, Part Two!

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