Holiday Wish Lists 2001

Despite gloomy predictions, latent Santas all over Austin will still perform their appointed rounds -- especially those that help fellow humans. Smart Santas also know that the end of the calendar year is a fine time to unload some excess and qualify for some much-needed tax relief. We hope this list of Public Service Wish Lists helps bring out your inner St. Nick.

Most of these nonprofit organizations have stipulated very specific needs. Please note that brands and sizes often make a difference. Likewise with food donations, sometimes needed for specific events. Also, for space's sake, we have removed the somewhat universal pleas for cash, volunteers, and computer systems. Once you choose which group to help out, please do get in touch with them directly to find out their specific desires and how you can help fill them.

Happy holidays from your pals here at The Austin Chronicle.

AIDS Services of Austin

7215 Cameron, 452-AIDS

Paper shredder; digital camera; airtime for AT&T Wireless

Non-halogen floor lamps; stackable chairs

Two-drawer locking filing cabinets, keys

Artists' Coalition of Austin

The ArtPlex, 1705 Guadalupe, 474-7799

Print dryer; mat cutter; power washer for silkscreening

Cordless drill; small dorm fridge; six art bins

Track lighting system; 24 lights

Assistance League of Austin

7951 Burnet Rd., 458-2633

  • Security cameras; electrician services

  • Household items; antiques & collectibles

  • Furniture; carpet cleaning; watch batteries; copy paper

    Austin Cinemaker Co-op

    1705 Guadalupe #201, 236-8877

    Digital video; Super 8; 16mm cameras; projectors

    DAT recorder; light kits & tripods; film theory books

    Austin Habitat for Humanity

    310 Comal #100, 472-8788

    Car and/or truck; backhoe; 50-100 gallon water tank

    Compound mitre saws; 18v DeWalt drills, saws

    Folding tables; DJ or band services; land, land, LAND!!!


    1715 E. Sixth #112, 472-2001

    VHS, digital camcorders; slide projector screen

    Conference table; 300 folding chairs; stage curtains

    Couches; archiving materials

    Austin Resource Center for the Homeless

    400 Nueces, 476-4357

    Warm clothing, hats, gloves, socks

    Backpacks and sleeping bags; first aid supplies

    Hygiene items: razors, feminine products, soap, etc.

    Austin Zoo

    10807 Rawhide, 288-1490

    Animal feed, animal bedding; printing, sign services

    Work tools; fencing materials; heaters, heat-lamp bulbs

    Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

    611 S. Congress #240, 444-7675

    Furniture; donated meals; frequent flyer miles

    Gifts/toys for kids; gift certificates from HEB, Target, etc.

    Candies, snacks; floor lamps; chairs

    Capital Area Food Bank

    8201 S. Congress, 512/282-2111, x114

    Printing services; folding machine; stretch wrap machine

    White mini-van; pallet jacks; electric sit-down fork lift

    Food donations; sponsored food drives

    Casa Marianella

    821 Gunter, 385-5571

    Backpacks, blankets; men's jackets; pants

    Towels; cleaning supplies; handyman skills

    Cold medicine; phone cards; inexpensive watches

    CASA of Travis County

    6330 Hwy. 290 E. Ste.350, 512/459-2272

    Wal-Mart gift cards in all denominations to give to kids

    Connections Resource Center

    825 E. 531é2 #E-101, 478-5725

    Children's books (esp. infant, toddler)

    TV/VCR combos (large); CD player with speakers

    Aquarium maintenance for one year


    1705 Guadalupe #234, 477-9438

    Video projection/screen; Mini-DV camcorder, player

    Analog video-to-digital services; digital still camera

    Carpentry; architect services; building materials; storage

    Dougherty Arts Center

    1110 Barton Springs Rd., 397-1471

    Marley dance floor; art-museum quality benches

    Folding tables, chairs; reception glassware

    CD player; new art supplies (paints, brushes, paper, etc.)

    El Buen Samaritano

    1919 S. First, 441-7977

    Nonperishable food; household items

    Disposable diapers; clothing for all ages; toys

    Family Crisis Center

    431 Old Austin Hwy, Bastrop, 512/321-7760

    Playground equipment; patio furniture

    24 turkey dinners; new socks & underwear

    Decor/design for BRs; kitchen goods; outdoor sign

    Boardgames; Nintendo/Playstation nonviolent games

    Family Eldercare

    2210 Hancock

    New electric blankets, space heaters (for elderly)

    Foundation for the Homeless

    5202 Balcones, 453-6570

    2002 datebooks, wall calendars; breakfast donations

    VCR, videotapes (rated G & PG); electric typewriter

    15 passenger van; bus passes for individuals & families


    PO Box 3122, 851-8100

    Telephone; conf. table; dry erase presentation easel

    File & supply cabinets; TV/VCR combo; desk & chair

    Hospice Austin

    4107 Spicewood Springs #100, 342-4700

  • Ensure: all flavors, but no other brands; canned meats

  • Real fruit juices; grocery store certificates

  • Small, cheery lap blankets and pillows

    House the Homeless Inc.

    PO Box 2312, 796-4366

  • Annual Thermal Underwear Drive patrons

  • Office Depot gift certificates

    Humane Society-SPCA

    124 W. Anderson, 837-7985

    Dog & cat food; cat litter; dog & cat toys

    Garbage bags; cleaning supplies

    Towels to use as animal beds, etc.

    InKind Inc.

    Second Blessing, 506 Burnet Rd., 374-9393 New cash register; electrical repairs (lights)

    Tons of books: absolutely all kinds!

    New baby items, especially disposable diapers

    Institute for Weapon-Free Youth

    3160 Bee Caves Rd. #300, 327-3250

    Brochure, newsletter design/printing

    Powerpoint projector

    Computer paper; ink cartridges

    Interfaith Care Alliance

    7215 Cameron, 459-5883

    Small, round table; conference table

    2002 calendars; gardening services

    Black metal cabinet; pens & pencils; small gift bags

    Kids Exchange

    1000-Payton Gin, 467-0803

    Sharp UX-3CR fax ribbon

    Art supplies, chalk, watercolors, easels, paper

    Toy kitchen items; games for all ages; batteries for toys

    KO-OP Radio 91.7FM

    304 E. Fifth, (third floor), 472-1369

  • Carpet for studio (apx. 25'x40'); 6-10 chairs

  • Reel-to-reel for archiving; blank CDs; headphones

  • No.10 envelopes (10,000), Light Bulbs (75 & 100 Watts)

  • Ink for printers/copying paper; cordless phone (1 or 2)

    Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby

    PO Box 2340, 474-5475
  • Telephone headsets; office fridge; office chairs

  • Stereo/CD player; microwave, bouquets of flowers

  • Office supplies, paper, clips, notepads, et al.


    1221 W. Ben White, Ste.108-A, 735-2206

  • New black backpacks; floor, table lamps

  • Refrigerator; kitchen appliances; cooking utensils

  • Food storage containers/matching lids

  • Dressers, chests of drawers, beds, linens

  • Cribs, mattresses, linens; baby strollers

    Martin Junior High School

    1601 Haskell, 414-3243

  • Area rug, floor lamp, 50 white T-shirts; board games

  • Laminator; Christmas lights; 50 combination locks

  • CD player; Yamaha PSRGX76 electric piano & stand

    Meals on Wheels & More

    2222 Rosewood, 476-6325

  • Blankets; sleepwear; robes, sweaters, coats

  • Personal care items; raised toilet seats

  • Canned food; nutritional supplements; stationery

    Out Youth

    909 E. 49 1/2, 419-1233

  • Upright vacuum; DVD player; board games

  • Gift cards from book stores, HEB, Home Depot, etc.

    PFLAG-Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians & Gays

    PO Box 9151, 302-3524

  • Monthly newsletter, brochure, business cards printing

  • I-35 PSA PFLAG billboard

  • Refreshments (chips, cookies)

    Police Explorer Post 88

    1511 Haskell, 478-6770

  • Monthly peace officer & law enforcement training

    Project Transitions

    7101-B Woodrow, 454-8646

  • Baby wipes, paper towels, toilet paper

  • Cleaning supplies, dryer sheets, laundry detergent

  • 30 day planners (2002)

  • 6-foot ladder; fitted twin-size sheets

    Rude Mechanicals

    2211-A Hidalgo, 476-7833

  • Janitorial supplies; dry cleaning; airline miles

  • Artist housing; opening-night catering

    Stonewall Democrats

    PO Box 40898, 266-7952
  • Legal status for gay unions; call for list

    Sustainable Food Center

    1601 Haskell, 263-0074

  • Truck with hydraulic lift bed for composting

  • Plumber; electrician; small engine repair services

  • New greenhouse


    PO Box 684602, 462-1661

  • Stamps (postcard, first class)

  • Desktop copy machine; copy paper

  • 4-line, 6-phone system

    Travis County Brown Santa

    1901 E. Ben White, 512/247-2682

    Nonperishables; wrapping paper, tape, bows; new toys

    United Court of Austin

    PO Box 150235, 336-8388

    Free rental of 15'x30' storage room; printing services

    Community Women's Wellness Center

    UT School of Nursing, 1700 Red River, 232-4707

  • Height measurement units; bulbs for BP cuffs

  • Portable CD/tapedeck/speakers; large mirrors

  • Gynocological and gastroenterological consults

  • Free diabetes screenings; postage stamps

    Wright House

    4301-B N. I-35, 467-0088

  • Ergonomic office desks; stacking/folding chairs

  • Small, comfortable, clean loveseat

  • Literature rack; landscape supplies & services

    YWCA of Greater Austin

    2015 S. I-35 #110, 326-1222

  • Postage stamps; phone cards; 2002 calendars

  • Youth board games; arts & crafts supplies

  • Candies, snacks; floor lamps; chairs
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