Public Notice

Public Notice is noticing a lot of public service types getting into the holiday spirit. Events big and small are happening all over town, as are opportunities to give, give, give, and give some more.

Wish Lists 1999: Part 1

Stewart Gallas from AIDS Services of Austin gave us the idea to run these Holiday Wish Lists for our area public service organizations a few years back. He has been instrumental in gathering data for them ever since.

Remember these groups (and the ones in next week's list) in your holiday generosity. Plus, don't forget: Tax time is coming!

Part two of this list will run next week.

AIDS Services of Austin


  • Microwave ovens

  • Personal hygiene items

  • Grocery store gift certificates

  • Non-expired canned or dry food items

  • Tickets to theatres/movies

  • Winter coats for adults

  • Space heaters

  • VHS camcorder/VCR

  • Blankets

    Austin Children's Museum

    201 Colorado, 472-2499

  • Gift certificates to local grocery stores

  • Audio and video cassettes

  • Reams of colored paper

  • Film processing

  • Printing services

  • Video editing software

  • 35mm or Advantix film

  • 35mm or Advantix camera

  • Tune-up services for museum van

    Austin Habitat for Humanity

    310 Comal, Ste. 100, 472-8788

  • New or used 15-passenger van

  • 6x12' trailer

  • Half-inch right angle drill

  • Three compound mitre saws

  • Two Senco framing nail guns

  • Two Paslode impulse trim guns

  • Eight large folding banquet tables

  • Five 3/8" drills and five 71é4" drills

  • Tractor w/front-end loader and box blade

    Artists' Coalition of Austin

    The ArtPlex, 1705 Guadalupe, 474-7799

  • Print dryer

  • Cordless drill

  • Two Zip drives

  • Small dorm fridge

  • Good mat cutter

  • Adobe Pagemaker

  • Dream Weaver software

  • Track lighting systems and 24 lights

  • Powerwasher for silkscreen printing

  • Six art bins for homeless exhibition


    1715 E. Sixth, 472-2001

  • Microwave

  • Fax machine, laser printer

  • One copier/six computers

  • Four office desks, two guest chairs

  • New phone system

  • One love seat/small sofa

  • Six ergonomic multitask chairs

    Blackland Neighborhood Center

    2005 Salina, 472-6882

  • Large cultural decorative pots with plants

  • Floor lamps (quilting club)

  • Small electric heaters

  • Magazine rack

  • 10 Christmas baskets for volunteers

  • Family games (bingo, trivia, etc.)

  • 100 spools of thread (white)

  • Tools, tool kit

  • Storage unit

  • Area rug

  • Posters

  • Dolls

  • Art supplies

  • Backpacks

    Brown Santa, Travis County Sheriff's Office

    Cedar Park, 247-2682

  • New toy donations for boys and girls 10-14 years old, canned goods, and toiletries accepted for holiday distribition.

    Capital Area Food Bank

    8201 S. Congress, 282-2111

  • Nonperishable food

  • Printing services and tech support

  • Volunteers!

    Casa Marianella

    821 Gunter, 385-5571

  • Toilet paper and men's razors

  • Men's jeans

  • Winter hats

  • Clorox bleach

  • Dishwashing soap

  • Lysol disinfectant spray

  • 33-gallon garbage bags

  • 13-gallon garbage bags

  • Large bath towels

    Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

    611 S. Congress, #240, 478-4618

  • Play Doh and arts & crafts

  • Children's toys and games

  • Storage case for VCR tapes

  • Long-distance phone cards

  • Restaurant dining coupons

  • Five secretarial chairs

  • Self-contained portable TV and VCR

  • Video movies, suitable for ages 12 & up

  • Pizza and soft drinks: 10 people/12 meetings

    El Buen Samaritano

    1919 S. First, 441-7977

  • New toys

  • Nonperishable food

  • Gently used clothing for all ages, sizes

    Faith Home

    4101 Wildwood, 302-4101

  • Crest toothpaste in a pump

  • Tide detergent

  • Cetaphil cream (not lotion)

  • Cetaphil soap

  • Gift certificates (HEB, Container Store, etc.)

  • Twin sheets in children's patterns

  • Heavy white cotton washcloths

  • B&B Super Gro activator gel

  • Critic aid skin paste

  • Dutailor glider rocker

    Harvest League Foundation

    6506 Burnet, 374-9393

  • Furniture

  • New toys

  • Nonperishable food

  • Gently used clothing for all ages, sizes

  • Gently used household items, dishes, etc.

    HIV(+): Hope Behind Bars

    PO Box 5775, 491-8040

  • Newer computer system

    (faster than Pentium 133)

  • Microsoft Publisher 97 or later

  • Mailing supplies, envelopes, stamps

  • Printing supplies, paper, toner

  • Monetary donations

    HIV Wellness Center

    4301 N I-35, 467-0088

  • Scanner

  • Copy machine

  • Fax machine

  • Zip drive disks

  • Color laser printer

  • Electric typewriter

  • Ergonomic desk chairs

  • Desk lamps (halogen)

  • Two- to four-drawer locking file cabinet

    Hospice Austin's Christopher House

    4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., 342-4700

  • 15 universal (VCR/TV) remote controls

  • 15 audio cassette players

  • Books on tape (all types of fiction, nonfiction)

  • Newer mainstream videos (from the 1990s)

  • Recent children's videos, rated G or PG

  • Nutritional supplements: Ensure or Sustical

    Humane Society SPCA of Austin & Travis County

    124 W. Anderson, 837-7985

  • Canned cat food, tuna, mackerel, sardines

  • Film and disposable cameras

  • Cat litter (non-clumping)

  • Floor plants (fake)

  • Small refrigerator

  • Radio, TV with VCR

  • Video camera

  • Throw rugs and plastic tarps

    Interfaith Care Alliance

    7215 Cameron, 459-5883

  • 20 gift baskets for volunteers

  • Movie passes for clients

  • Housecleaning supplies

  • Monthly bus passes

  • Full-sized shredder

  • Laptop computer

  • Portable TV/VCR

  • Small table

    Kids Exchange

    819 W. 11th, 472-3588

  • Art supplies, chalk, watercolors easels, paper

  • Toy kitchen/grocery store items

  • New games for all ages

  • Batteries for toys


    2525 Wallingwood, #600, 327-8018

  • Playstation or Nintendo game systems

  • New or gently used sleeping bags

  • Educational and historical videos

  • Portable combination TV/VCR

  • Board games for teenagers

  • Packages of new socks

  • Nerf games and balls

  • Sporting equipment

  • Small calculators

  • Backpacks

    Mary Lee Foundation Daybreak

    1339 Lamar Square Dr., 443-5777

  • Tambourine, maracas, drums, etc.

  • Exercise equipment, stationary bike, treadmill

  • Games: Scrabble, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit

  • Pinball machine repair service

  • New van, wheelchair accessible

  • Simple computer games

  • Gardening supplies

  • Acrylic paint and beads

    PACE Project

    611 Carpenter, #201, 835-2343

  • Waiting room furnishings

  • Toys for kids ages three-eight

  • Expand phone systems

  • Boxes of canned goods

  • Office desks and chairs

  • Children's games

  • Microwave

    Operation Blue Santa, Austin Police Department

    1901 E. 51st, 236-0384

  • New toy donations for boys and girls of all ages will light up their eyes for the holidays.

    Project Transitions Inc.

    7101-B Woodrow, 454-8646

  • Tools for maintenance tool box

  • All paper goods and light bulbs

  • Commercial coffeepot

  • Electric lawnmower

  • Plants and shrubs

  • Office supplies

  • Vacuum cleaner

  • Picnic table

  • Weed trimmer

  • Blankets


    1524 S. I-35, #315, 326-1222

  • YWCA banners

  • Refrigerator

  • Lateral files

  • Web site maintenance

  • Floor and desk lamps

  • Rolls of postage stamps

  • Long-distance phone cards

  • Toiletries for 60 youth girls

  • Fast food coupons for up to 60 youths

  • Small toys (action figures, beanie babies)
    Part Two will run next week.

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