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Holiday Wish Lists 2003

Presents for public service

Our own St. Nick, Chronicle Publisher Nick Barbaro, along with Editor Louis Black ("St. Louis" just doesn't have the same seasonal ring) encourages us to compile these lists and offer this space to local public service organizations every year. Sometimes our job makes us so damn happy! Austin's public service community deserves our love. Give it up. They need things. They need specific things. Things that you could offer as holiday gifts! Smart Santas know that at the end of the calendar year, charitible gifts are tax write-offs, too! 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's sake, we have removed the somewhat universal pleas for cash, volunteers, printing/copier/office supplies, and computer systems. That doesn't mean that they don't need those things. They do. Like their lives depend on it. 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. -- Kate X Messer


List compiled by Diana Welch.

ACLU

www.aclutx.org
1210 Rosewood, 478-7309

Attorney services
• Basic office supplies, like paper, pens, staplers, etc.
• Volunteer to work on Prison Jail Accountability Project


ALLGO

www.allgo.org
701 Tillery 4, 472-2001

• Folding chairs and tables
• Printing paper (white and colors)
• Storage bins

aGLIFF

1216 E 51st St, 302-9899
kino@agliff.org
• Copy machine


American Red Cross of Central Texas

www.centex.redcross.org
929-1226

• A new roof
• Carpet and furniture for the Family Service Center
• A drive-through storage building for disaster supplies and emergency response vehicles
• Air-conditioning unit and ducting for 2,000-square-foot facility
• Carpet for our CPR/First Aid classrooms


Any Baby Can

www.abcaus.org
1121 East 7th Street, 454-3743

• Diapers and formula
• Toys for children younger than 5
• Gift cards (HEB, Randalls, Target, etc.)
• New or gently used kids items (including clothes)


Assistance League of Austin

www.alaustin.org
7951 Burnet Rd., 458-2633

• Printing of our newsletter
• A "new" larger building on Burnet Road
• A truck with a ramp or lift
• An L-shaped computer desk
• New or refurbished signs


Austin Free-Net

www.austinfree.net
PMB 226, PO Box 2013, Austin, 78768, 326-9084 x10
• Supplies and equipment for public access lab (please go to: www.austinfree.net/support/donations.html for specifics)
• Adopt-a-site sponsors
• Table, rolling chairs, headphones
• Basic office/printing supplies (paper, toner, diskettes)
• Two CDR-W drives


Austin Habitat for Humanity

www.austinhabitat.org,
www.re-store.com
310 Comal #100, 472-8788
• Home Depot/Lowe's gift cards
• Forklift, 1-ton pickup, backhoe
• 19.2 volt cordless drills
• Multimedia projector
• Land and auto donations
• Lunch donations for 30 on Saturdays
• Thermal coffee dispensers
• Skilled construction volunteers


Austin Outreach & Community Service Center Inc.

8101 Cameron #104, 833-0444
• Laptop computer (new donated laptop was stolen)
• Projector to utilize for PowerPoint presentations
• Pro bono grantwriting, fundraising, and marketing
• Camcorder
• Internet service for one year ($400)


Austin Resource Center for the Homeless

www.caha-austin.org
400 Nueces, 476-4357
Blankets
• Coats, warm socks, warm hats, gloves


Austin Zoo

austinzu@aol.com,
www.austinzoo.org
10807 Rawhide Trail, 288-1490
• New 8-by-10-foot perimeter fence
• Building materials
• Reptile supplies (tanks, lights, heat pads, substrate)
• Portable buildings (for storage and animal houses)
• Gift cards from grocery stores for animal food


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital Area

303 W. Johanna, 444-7199
• pool tables
• ping pong tables
• used laptops
• art supplies
• athletic equipment


The Burke Foundation

PO Box 40 Driftwood, TX 78619 276-1044 • Tools
• Greenhouse equipment
• Welding
• Camping instruments
• Working Vehicles


Capital Area Food Bank of Texas

www.austinfoodbank.org
8201 S. Congress, 282-2111
• Refrigerators and freezers
• High-protein foods, baby foods, diapers, canned vegetables
• Two-inch clear packing tape, cardboard boxes
• Small package pickup and delivery in Austin
• Janitorial service and supplies
• Intra- and interstate trucking


Casa Marianella

www.casamarianella.org
821 Gunter, 385-5571

• Fleece pullovers, adult
• Phone cards, international
• Inexpensive Walkmen
• Used blankets
• Used men's jeans and jackets


CASA of Travis County

www.casatravis.org
6330 Hwy. 290 E. #350, 459-2272

• Volunteers to speak for abused children (January training)
• $25 gift certificates for children's gifts
• $50 grocery gift certificates for families and volunteer training
• $50 restaurant gift certificates for Closed Case Celebrations


Children's Advocacy Center

www.traviscountycac.org
1110 E. 32nd, 472-1164

• Car Seats
• Cribs
• HEB, Old Navy, Wal-Mart gift cards


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

1700 Red River, 78701, 471-6299
• Postage (rolls of 37-cent stamps)
• White copy paper, by the ream or the case
• New or used videos for children (VCR)
• Upright water dispenser for waiting area with 5-gallon jugs and paper cup supply


Connections Resource Center

www.connectionscenter.org
835 E. 53 1/2 St. Ste. E-101, 478-5727
• A Mac-compatible printer
• LCD projector
• New or used toys
• Logo design, printing, and design of brochure


Family Eldercare

www.familyeldercare.org
2210 Hancock, 450-0844
• Heaters, new and never used (oil preferred)
• File cabinets
• Digital camera (360 megapixels or above)
• Flatbed scanner and color laser printer


Foundation for the Homeless

www.foundationforthehomeless.org
PO Box 28006, Austin, 78755, 453-6570
• Monetary donations to help get families into homes
• Remodeled kitchen for Day Resource Center
• Linoleum for Day Resource Center
• Lawn furniture set for the Day Resource Center
• Digital camera to capture special moments for our families and organization


Girls Empowerment Network Austin

www.genaustin.org
PO Box 3122, Austin, 78764 414-0472

TV/VCR combo
• Digital camera or digital video camera
• Basic office supplies, copier paper, etc.
• Door prizes and volunteer recognition gifts
• Bottled water, disposable eating utensils
• Pocket folders and large (9-by-12-inch) envelopes, colored paper, mailing labels (size 5160), stamps


Hill Country Conservancy

www.hillcountryconservancy.org
3345 Bee Caves Rd., 328-2481

• Copy machine, color laser printer
• Pentium 4 computer
• Arcview software (five), 20-inch flat-panel monitor


Hospice Austin

www.hospiceaustin.org
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.

www.housethehomeless.org
PO Box 2312, Austin, 78768, 796-4366

• New thermal underwear (women's and men's), XL, new knit hats
• New gloves, small, medium, and large
• Highway safety vests


Interfaith Care Alliance

www.interfaithcarealliance.org
PO Box 16529, Austin, 78761, 459-5883
• Office supplies, computer accessories (networking cables, CDR-W, etc.)
• Office plants
• Rectangular conference table (seats six), filing cabinets

Kids Exchange

1000 Payton Gin Ste. P, 467-0803
• Gently used toys
• Arts & Crafts materials
• Children's Table and Chairs
• Paper Shredder
• Microwave


KOOP Radio 91.7FM

www.koop.org
304 E. Fifth (third floor), 472-1369
• Production quality equipment (e.g., audio editing software, mics, minidisc players)
• Contract parking spaces downtown
• File cabinets, shelves, copy paper (white and color)
• Premiums for on-air giveaways


Latinitas Magazine

www.latinitasmagazine.org
342-0081
• Binding machine
• Color printer ink cartridges for Apollo HP laserjet or Brother 1400 series
• Scanner, laminator
• Digital cameras for junior news team at Martin Junior High
• Printing services, paper reams, white and pastels
• Postage stamps
• Books and toys for girls, gift certificates


Lesbian/Gay Rights Lobby of Texas

www.lgrl.org
PO Box 2340, Austin, 78768, 474-5475

• Southwest Airlines Rapid Reward tickets
• Phone cards
• Postage stamps
• Multiline phone system
• Subscriptions to newspapers and magazines


Meals on Wheels & More

www.mealsonwheelsandmore.org
3227 E. Fifth, 476-6325

• Winter-weight bathrobes
• Personal care items
• Stationery needs


Out Youth

www.outyouth.org
909 E. 491/2, 419-1233
• Office phone system (six extensions)
• Electrician contractor hours for inspection of electrical system
• Sofa/chair in good condition
• Toaster oven
• Storage shelves


Planned Parenthood

707 Rio Grande, 275-0171
• Donations to build our new clinic
• People to join the March for Freedom of Choice on Washington on April 25, 2004
• Paper for our copier and printers
• Toys for children in our clinic waiting room
• Children's books in English and Spanish


Project Transitions

www.projecttransitions.org
7101-B Woodrow, 454-8646
• Picnic table, patio furniture
• Movie tickets
• Paper products (tissue, paper towels, napkins)
• Plants for landscaping, wheelbarrow

Refugee Services of Texas

www.rst-austin.org
200 E. Eighth, 472-9472
• Cars in decent running condition
• Twin beds, blankets
• Phone cards
• Bikes

SafePlace

www.austin-safeplace.org
1515-A Grove, 267-SAFE
• Gift cards for all-purpose and clothing stores
• Toys and books, strollers
• Size 3, 4, and 5 diapers and wipes


Sustainable Food Center

www.sustainablefoodcenter.org,
www.austinfarmersmarket.org

PO Box 13323, Austin, 78711, 236-0074
• Two-drawer lockable file cabinet
• Printing and materials for metal magnetic signs for side of agency van, for banners and yard signs for the Austin Farmers' Market.
• Three easy-to-read wall clocks


Texas Council on Family Violence/National Domestic Violence Hotline

www.tcfv.org
PO Box 161810, Austin, 78716
794-1133 x3297 or 685-6297
• Video camera and projector for training sessions.
• Digital cameras (three)
• Color copy machine, lateral file cabinets
• Fax machines (three)

Texas Folklife Resources


www.texasfolklife.org
1317 S. Congress, 441-9255
• New PC to run all of our accounting programs, with additional memory capabilities to store our teachers' education materials in preparation to be put on the Web!


Texas Moratorium Network

www.texasmoratorium.org
14804 Moonseed Cove, 302-6715
Software (QuickBooks, graphics program)
• Stamps/postage, mailing/office supplies/labels
• Easel for presentations
• Sign-making materials (poster board, etc.)
• Computer and phone/fax


Texas Rural Legal Aid

www.trla.org
2201 Post Rd. #104, 447-7707
(Jennifer Gallegos)
• Laptop computer with CDR-W drive
• Stand-alone projection screen (one with tripod)
• Scanner with word processing conversion capabilites
• Fax machine for heavy usage
• Digital video camera


Travis County Brown Santa

www.brownsanta.org
6110 Trade Center #100, 247-2682

New toys for infants, 2-year-olds, 10 to 16-year-olds
• Wrapping paper, bows, and ribbons
• Nonperishable food items


TreeFolks

www.treefolks.org
PO Box 704, Austin, 78767, 443-5323
• Trailer for transporting trees and equipment
• 100 pairs of work gloves (all sizes)
• Riding lawn mower, heavy-duty pump sprayer
• Two coffee Cambros


United Court of Austin Inc.

www.unitedcourtofaustin.us
PO Box 150235, Austin, 78715, 336-8388

• Rental/Storage space -- 15-by-30-feet or larger
• Grant writing services
• Auditing services -- four hours per year


Wright House Wellness Center Inc.

www.thewrighthouse.org
4301 N. I-35 Ste. B, 467-0088

• Food Pantry donations: personal hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, soap, etc.), feminine hygiene products, paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, etc.), nonperishable food items
• Clothes Closet donations: basics -- jeans/pants, shirts, socks, coats, etc.
• Metal grocery carts (20), and hand can openers (20)
• Padded folding chairs for support group meetings (15)


YMCA of Austin

www.austinymca.org
1100 W. Cesar Chavez, 322-9622

• Basketballs and soccer balls (regulation and children's)
• Art supplies for kids (paper, crayons, paint)
• Kickboards and other swim aids


YWCA

www.ywcaaustin.org
2015 S. I-35 #110, 326-1222

• Postage stamps, phone cards
• Arts & 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

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