Holiday Wish Lists 2002

Presents for public service

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 these Public Service Wish Lists help bring out your inner St. Nick.

Most of these nonprofit organizations have stipulated very specific needs -- brands and sizes make a difference ... likewise with food donations, sometimes needed for specific events. For space sake, we have removed the somewhat universal pleas for cash, volunteers, printing/copier/office supplies, and computer systems. Once you choose which group to help out, call directly to learn of their specific desires and how you can help fill them. Happy holidays from your pals here at The Austin Chronicle.



1715 E. Sixth #112, 472-2001

Removable wheelchair access ramp

Light board, ice machine, color laser printer

Couch to match green room, couch to match purple and yellow room

300 folding chairs, 10 rectangular folding tables, 12 60-foot round folding tables, 30 36-foot round folding tables

Folding panels to exhibit art work

Safer-sex supplies (dental dams, flavored lube, flavored condoms)

Artists Coalition of Austin/IDEA

1705 Guadalupe, 389-9955

Fax machine, copier, slide scanner

Food and beverages for art openings

Assistance League of Austin

7951 Burnet, 458-2633

Full-size grooming aids for school children: shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.

Sponsored bus trip for seniors

A truck for fundraising

Austin Habitat for Humanity

310 Comal #100, 472-8788

Pickup trucks, used vehicles for auction

Land: residential lots and larger land tracts at reasonable prices

14-foot steel forklift, backhoe, hand tools

Austin Outreach & Community Service Center Inc.

8101 Cameron #104, 833-0444

Incentives for group sessions, such as food coupons, gift certificates, and door prizes


Accounting consultant, marketing consultant

Postage, postage machine


Austin Zoo

10807 Rawhide, 288-1490

Feed for animals: coastal hay, grains, pellets

Gravel and sand

Flooring for the zoo office, grant writer

A water line from the city of Austin

Capital Area Food Bank of Texas


8201 S. Congress, 282-2111

Refrigerators and freezers

High-protein foods, baby foods, diapers

Two-inch clear packing tape, cardboard boxes

Small package pickup and delivery in Austin

Janitorial service and supplies

Intra- and interstate trucking

Casa Marianella

821 Gunter, 385-5571

International phone cards

Inexpensive wrist watches, book bags

Men's work pants/jeans, waist sizes 28-36

Socks, tennis shoes, work boots sizes 7-10

Men's sweaters, jackets, winter hats, gloves

Twin sheets, bedding, pillows

Toiletries, towels, cold/headache medicines

Materials for ESL classes, such as lined loose-leaf paper, pencils/pens, dry erase markers, Spanish language books/magazines/newspapers

CASA of Travis County

6330 Hwy. 290 E. #350, 459-2272

Bookshelves, filing cabinets

Whiteboards, bulletin boards

Community Women's Wellness Center (UT School of Nursing)

Mailing: 1700 Red River, 78701;

Location 2901 N. I-35 #101.3, 232-4707 or 471-6299

Littman stethoscope

Postage (37-cent and 60-cent stamps)

Use of large Central East Austin space for dance/exercise classes after 5pm

Medical transportation costs for patients

Dougherty Arts Center

1110 Barton Springs Rd., 397-1471

Stage lighting instruments

Black latex paint

El Buen Samaritano

1919 S. First, 441-7977

Two industrial freezers, three small refrigerators, washer, dryer, dishwasher, icemaker, microwave, portable hot food unit

36 toddler chairs, changing table, two nursery boards, six cribs, playscape, play kitchen

EKG machine, blood drawing chair, 11 medical dopplers, one ultrasound machine

Four clothing racks, rocking chairs

Family Eldercare


2210 Hancock, 450-0844

Waiting room furniture (loveseat, chairs)

Electric washer, dryer

Reception desk

Foundation for the Homeless


5202 Balcones Dr., 453-6570

Day planners, VCR

Bus passes

Glass storm doors

New carpet, storage unit for day center

Girls Empowerment Network Austin

PO Box 3122, 414-0472

Gift certificates to restaurants and retailers

Books and videos for girls ages 9-13

Hospice Austin

4107 Spicewood Springs Rd. #100, 342-4700

Adopters for Hospice Austin families

Donations of Ensure nutritional drink

Gift certificates to grocery stores

House the Homeless Inc.

PO Box 2312, 796-4366

New thermal underwear (women's and men's), XL, new knit hats

New gloves, small, medium, and large

2003 pocket calendars, stamps

Humane Society -- SPCA of Austin and Travis County

124 W. Anderson, 837-7985

Working truck or passenger van

Digital thermometers, heating pads

Can openers, canned cat and dog food

Gently used blankets and towels

Unscented baby wipes

InKind Inc. dba Second Blessing Marketplace

6506 Burnet Rd., 374-9393

Disposable diapers size 0 and 1 only

Baby nighties, T-shirts, new stuffed animals

Teething rings, rattles, sippy cups, spoons

Baby equipment, i.e., strollers, car seats, cribs

Baby wash, baby powder, Desitin ointment

Baby towels, washcloths

Baby nail clippers, socks, booties, and bibs

Interfaith Care Alliance

PO Box 16529, 459-5883

Movie passes, restaurant gift certificates

Small gift bags, personal hygiene items, candy

Wallpaper/painting and gardening services

Bookcases, 2003 calendars

Kids Exchange

1000 Payton Gin Ste. P, 467-0803

Books on divorce recovery

Foosball table, dartboard with safety darts

Sofa or love seat

Picnic table, stackable chairs

New toys, videos

KOOP Radio 91.7FM

304 E. Fifth (3rd floor), 472-1369

Affordable rental space for a new home

Sound equipment for production facility

Filing cabinets, light bulbs



1800 Lavaca #110, 474-5606

Cordless phones, alarm clock, calling cards

Set of four dishes and bowls, drinking glasses

Small and medium saucepans with lids

Bath towels, washcloths, hand towels

Laundry basket, iron, ironing board

Large plastic storage containers, area rugs

Baby and newborn items, such as diapers, bottles, wipes, crib sheets, etc.

Martin Middle School

1601 Haskell, 414-3243

Bilingual children's books for five groups, 25-30 kids each

Two sets (30 each) of hardcover Spanish/English-English/Spanish dictionaries

20 English dictionaries, 30 Junior Scholastics

Gift certificates and coupons for free items, anything teenagers can use

Bulletin board strips, bottled water, juices, snacks and chips, first-class stamps, Capital Metro bus tickets

Gym shorts, plain white T-shirts

Metal marquee with letters, popcorn machine for fundraisers

Transcriber with headset

Landscape with sprinkler system

Meals On Wheels & More

3227 E. Fifth, 476-6325

Personal items: toothpaste, soap, blankets, robes, nightgowns, slippers, sweaters, socks

Canned foods, Ensure, Glucerna

Stationery, pens, pencils, stamps

Magnifying eyeglasses

Out Youth

909 E. 491/2, 419-1233

Picnic table with benches, volleyball set

Gift cards for books, hardware, office supplies

Age-appropriate DVDs, board games

Sofas, clean and in good condition

15-passenger van, late model

Deck/patio, house painting and landscaping supplies and labor

PFLAG -- Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays

PO Box 9151, 302-3524

1,200 mailing labels, four reams of paper

I-35 billboard space for support of the Pride Parade and Pride Fest, June 2003

Project Transitions

7101-B Woodrow, 454-8646

Tools for home repair, vacuum cleaner

Two VCRs, table lamps

Baby wipes, assorted Band-Aids

Tall water glasses, dinner forks, plastic cups

Rude Mechanicals

2211-A Hidalgo at the Off Center, 476-7833

Video projectors, DV and digital cameras

Landscaping, sign making, printing services

Matching cushioned chairs for audience seating (30 or more)

A MIG welder, cordless/corded power drills

Pipe cutter and pipe wrenches

Sustainable Food Center

PO Box 13323, 236-0074

Folding tables, typewriter

Van maintenance and oil changes

Environmentally friendly outdoor paint

Farmers' market signs

File-and-store plastic boxes that hold filing folders - all uniform

Texas Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (TARAL)

PO Box 684602, 462-1661

Stamps, telephone system

Filemaker Pro 5, Microsoft Office

Texas Folklife Resources

1317 S. Congress, 441-9255

Digital camera, VCR, DVD player

Electric typewriter, two file cabinets, desk lamps, two easels, one white board

Vacuum cleaner, four large bookcases

Couch, four desks, and four chairs

Rectangular conference table, four small tables, 50 folding chairs

Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas

PO Box 2340, 474-5475

Fax machine, office supplies

Large push broom, yard rake

Monitors, Zip disks, Pentium IV

Travis County Brown Santa

6110 Trade Center #100, 247-2682

New unwrapped toys for infants and children ages 10-16, boys and girls

Nonperishable food items

Wrapping paper, gift nametags

Wright House Wellness Center Inc.

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

Two- or four-drawer legal lateral file cabinets

Magnetic or cork bulletin boards

Two pair bookends, L-shaped office desks

Fax machine

Small storage shed & landscape services

Social Work CEU workshops/courses

Web site development training

YMCA of Austin

1100 W. Cesar Chavez, 322-9622

Toddler tables and chairs for preschool

Toys for nursery, sports equipment: baseballs, volleyballs, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, soccer goals

6-by-10-inch U.S. flags, Texas flags, YMCA of Austin logo flags


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

Postage stamps, phone cards

Arts and crafts supplies, such as unfinished frames, paint, etc.

Age-appropriate family board games

Small gifts and giveaways for teen and preteen girls, such as jewelry, accessories, etc.

Snacks for afterschool groups

Printing services, monthly catering servicesFilmMultimediaTelevision

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