Public Notice

Holiday Wish List, Part Two

Here's the second half of our list of holiday wishes from area public service organizations. We needn't remind you that tax time is right around the corner, so give a lot!

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 already 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 and give, give, GIVE!

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
2026 Guadulupe 478-4618

  • Six telephones, with hold & speakers
  • Grocery store certificates
  • Filing cabinets, locking
  • 10-key calculator with tape
  • Fax machine
  • Heavy duty stapler
  • Postage stamps ($.32 and $.20)
  • New toys -- all ages
  • Microwave

3101 Oak Springs 499-7317

  • Markers, pencils, paper
  • Flash cards; educational games
  • Children's dictionaries
  • Hands-on math learning tools
  • Storage cabinets; folding tables
  • Student incentives

1715 E. Sixth 472-5575

  • HIV/AIDS video cassette library
  • Computers to generate flyers
  • Indoor/Outdoor PA system
  • Art supplies for murals
  • Dual cassette and CD player
  • CDs for CD library
  • Flooring
  • Uniform items

Positive Threads
PO Box 6579 478-9218

  • A cure for HIV/AIDS
  • Professional grant writer
  • 100 Christmas cards with $25 donations
  • More compassion for people with HIV/AIDS

Christopher House
2820 E. MLK 370-8500

  • Robes, slippers, pajamas, baby oil
  • Books on tape, stationery
  • Blankets, socks, stuffed animals, lotions, hard candy/lozenges, postage stamps
  • Shaving cream, toothpaste, deodorant,
    combs/brushes, cassette players,

VCR movies

Waterloo Counseling Center
2525 Wallingwood, #1500 329-9922

  • VCR, stereo, magazines/books
  • Refrigerator, microwave
  • Couch; cushioned chairs
  • Filing cabinets

Any Baby Can
3724 Jefferson 454-3743

  • Diapers, changing table
  • Toys; children's clothes
  • Personal hygiene products

Out Youth
425 Woodward 708-1234

  • Secure storage shed
  • Building materials
  • Fairy godparents
  • Satellite dishes
  • Video camera

Pediatric AIDS League
PO Box 9930 892-4776

  • Riding toys, car seats, dolls, games
  • Baby shampoo, powder and lotion
  • Outside toys and furniture
  • Diapers (sizes M & L); pull-ups, baby wipes
  • Latex gloves

Center for Battered Women

  • Consider the `Adopt a Family' Program.
  • Wrapping paper, tape, ribbon
  • New, unwrapped gifts; shirt/robe boxes
  • Food

1715 E. Sixth 472-2001

  • Answering machine; filing cabinet
  • 30" television, CD player; Polaroid camera
  • Mace key rings
  • Toiletries

1633 E. Second 473-2273

  • Christmas trimmings for 8 meals
  • 14 toiletry packs (8 male, 6 female)
  • Games: checkers, dominoes, cards, Monopoly, Sorry, crayons and coloring books
  • 14 movie passes
  • 10-12 strings of outside lights, preferably
    10-12 feet in length
  • Large outside covered barbecue grill suitable for a crowd of 20-30

Community Action, Inc.
1002 Chestnut, Bastrop, 78602 303-1403

  • Dependable car or van
  • Four-drawer filing cabinets
  • Canned food items; Ensure
  • Refrigerator
  • Comfortable, sturdy chairs for waiting room
  • Children's toys (Barbie dolls, backpacks, soccer balls, Walkmans, basketballs, books, bicycles)

  • Fans and window air conditioners
  • Electric and gas space heater
  • Presenters for topics: Protease inhibitors; Medicaid managed care; Social


Faith Home
4101 Wildwood 302-4101

  • Set of 8 child-sized, sturdy wooden chairs (call for specifications, please)
  • Crib linen sheet sets
  • Oshkosh overalls, sizes 1,2,3,4,5, and/or 6
  • Services: carpet cleaning, dog grooming, yard work, plumber, electrician, auto mechanic, CPA
  • Children's video tapes; 35mm camera/film
  • Enclosure of existing garage for office space
  • Fisher Price play sets
  • Lego table and sets; multiple-carry strollers

Project Phase
3816 S. First 482-9474

  • Blankets, sleeping bags
  • Canned food; backpacks
  • Socks; blue jeans
  • P-38 can openers; candles
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Sweaters, sweatshirts, sweatpants

Austin Rape Crisis Center

  • Ergonomic computer chairs
  • Halogen floor lamps
  • 4-drawer locking file cabinets
  • Wall dividers with doors; plants
  • Relaxation music (CDs and tapes)

  • Books about sexual assault
  • 2 radio or stereo systems
  • Male public speakers for Speakers Bureau

Artists' Coalition of Austin
403 Baylor 258-6486

  • 10,000+ sq. ft., financially secure facility
  • Ten collapsible easels
  • Two file cabinets; slide projector
  • Halogen light on portable stand
  • Industrial mop and bucket
  • Small cutting board for B/W darkroom
  • Line trimmer (to keep our wild side in check)

Happy Holidays from all of us at "Public Notice."

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