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Holiday Wish Lists 2005

'Give' is a four-letter word: part two

Austin, every year we hear about how helpful these lists are and how you come to the rescue of so many of our community groups. Here's a big, fat smooch. SMOOCH! Well, we won't stop asking until they stop needing, and sadly, they won't stop needing until our societal priorities get a nice little kick in the tuchis.

Until that all happens, we'll continue to invite local public service outfits to submit their Holiday Wish Lists. We have edited these lists as space dictates, and do encourage you to call your intended benefactee(s) for the details on what specific kinds/brands/sizes of things they need. Here's a big hint: They always need your cash and love (i.e.: volunteer hours).

So have at it Austin. Go share our bounty and show them all how much we appreciate the sacrifices they make and the good they do all year long.

This is Part Two of a two-part list. See last week's issue for part one.

– Kate X Messer


ALIVE IN TRUTH: THE NEW ORLEANS DISASTER ORAL HISTORY AND MEMORY PROJECT

PMB 188, 603 W. 13th, 653-6539.

www.aliveintruth.org

Framed art and home decor for new evacuee residences

Phone cards for evacuees

Minidisc recorders

Microphones

Reams of paper

Postage


ALLGO

701 Tillery, 472-2001.

www.allgo.org

Printing services or discount on printing

Copier and printer paper (colors!)

General office supplies

Archival supplies

Film/video production services to document cultural events

Scanner


THE ARC OF THE CAPITAL AREA

2818 San Gabriel, 476-7044.

www.arcofthecapitalarea.org

General office supplies, stamps

Gift cards for clients (HEB, Wal-Mart)

Electric lawn mower, weed whacker

Personal care/hygiene products

Food pantry: shelving, canned goods

New, large microwave

White cardstock

Computer


ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF AUSTIN

4901 Burnet Rd., 458-3716.

www.alaustin.org

New children's books (Spanish or English) for the Children's Hospital

New towels and sheets for graduating foster-student life-start kits

Plastic storage bins for assault-survivor kits

$77 for one child's new school wardrobe


AUSTIN INDependent MEDIA Center

385-3695.

austin.indymedia.org

G4 laptop

LCD projector

Two hard drives ... all lost in a recent theft


AUSTIN STATE HOSPITAL

4110 Guadalupe, 452-0381.

Items for teenagers: nonviolent books, small electronics & board games, art supplies, sports equipment, backpacks, bound journals

Hats, gloves, socks, slippers, winter coats

Washable clothing & shoes

Large-print books

Grooming items

Word puzzles

Stationery

Watches

Wallets


BADGERDOG LITERArY PUBLISHING INC.

PO Box 301209, 538-1305.

www.badgerdog.org

Network laser printer

Four new computer workstations w/ monitors (PC)

Software, including MS Word, InDesign, database software

Bookkeeping services

Graphic design services

Typesetting services

Web design and development services

Volunteers to assist in daily distribution of snacks, journals, and water to kids

Snacks and water for kids

Teaching resources (dry-erase boards, books about how to teach writing, collections of age-appropriate poetry, picture books)


EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER

510 S. Congress #206, 474-0007.

www.equaljusticecenter.org

Mini DV camera or digital still camera

Refrigerator

Stamps/postage

File cabinets, bookshelves, brochure racks

Laptop PCs -– Pentium IV class 1.0 gigahertz or better

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards tickets or other frequent flyer credits

DVD player and/or TV for educational programs

New collating copy machine

A set of soup bowls


EVERYWOMAN'S SELF DEFENSE

203 E. Riverside, 416-9735.

www.everywomans-selfdefense.org

Two-line phone/answering machine

White and/or colored paper

Locking file cabinet

Late-model computer

Folding chairs

Fax machine


FAMILY ELDERCARE

2210 Hancock Dr., 450-0844.

www.familyeldercare.org

Handicapped-accessible van

Patio furniture (two to three tables with umbrellas and matching chairs)

Boom box for walking group

New or gently used home furnishings

Microwave ovens


GIRLS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK OF AUSTIN

201 E. Mary St., 414-0472.

www.genaustin.org

Postage

Portable CD/radio player

Office and art supplies

Door prizes for volunteer recognition gifts (small gifts/certificates)

Name tag labels

Floor rug for new office space

Minifridge

Microwave cart

Disposable cameras

Conference table


GREENBRIAR SCHOOL/MARSALOM

1411 Old Sayers Rd., 281-2661.

Solar panels (for electricity/hot water)

Gym mats, art supplies

Building materials/Home Depot gift cards

School supplies: pens, pencils, paper, Amazon.com gift cards

Kitchen appliances

Bulldozer rental

Bridge/engineering consultation or construction

Stove, fridge

Computer


HOSPICE AUSTIN

342-4700.

Canned soups and Ensure

Pasta and sauces

Small bags of beans or rice

Small boxes of powdered milk

Bus passes or gas cards

Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels)


HUMANE SOCIETY - SPCA AUSTIN

124 W. Anderson, 837-7985.

www.austinspca.com

Canned cat, kitten, and puppy food

Pet toys and treats

Towels and blankets (no electric)

Nonclumping litter

Scratching posts

Collars/leashes

Washable pet beds and crates (all sizes)

Litter pans (found at Acemart)

Industrial cleaning items

Medical items (heating pads, cotton balls, digital thermometers, Q-Tips, alcohol, anti-fungal ointment, KY Jelly)

Human baby food (meat varieties only – beef, chicken, or lamb)


KAZI 88.7FM

8906 Wall #203, 836-2887.

www.kazifm.com

New broadcasting antennae/mast for station

Donations to help us stay on the air

Business sign

Computers


KOOP 91.7FM

304 E. Fifth, 472-1369.

www.koop.org

Printing services in exchange for airtime

Printer toner for HP Laserjet 3380

Verbatim CD-Rs (100 pack spindles)

9-by-12-inch envelopes

Digital camera

Copy paper


LATINITAS

PO Box 4284.

www.latinitasmagazine.com

Pens, markers, reporter notebooks, and glue sticks

Gift cards/incentives for girls

Digital photo and DV cameras

Healthy snacks for clubs

Paper, white, and colored

Sanheiser microphone

Free office space


MHMR: SAFEHAVEN

5307 E. Riverside #223, 804-3550.

www.atcmhmr.com

Pizza party for clients over the holidays

Fresh fruits and vegetables

Household furnishings

Household items

Fax machine

Minivan


NUBIAN QUEEN LOLA'S CAJUN KITCHEN

1815 Rosewood, 542-9269.

Ingredients that can be used for her menu to feed the homeless Sundays

An outdoor sign for the restaurant

Multiburner stove with grill

Restaurant-style pots and pans

Dining room tables

Freezer


PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CLINIC

2909 N. I-35, 478-4939.

Gift certificates (HEB grocery, Target, etc.)

High chairs, strollers

Cribs and sheets

New car seats

Toothbrushes/toothpaste

New, soft stuffed animals, small toys

Children's books, stickers

Educational toys

Diapers


RUDE MECHANICALS

2211-A Hidalgo, 476-7833.

www.rudemechs.com

Power tools (cordless drills, new table saw, MIG welder, drill press)

Video and film projectors of just about any kind

Airline miles (yes, we're serious)

Guest artist housing

Cameras (digital and video)

Dry-cleaning services

Sign-making services

Theatrical lighting instruments

Comfy audience seating


UNKNOWN CITY

PO Box 300351,

www.unknowncity.com

Digital recorder

Small digital camera or camera phone

Blackberry or Blackberry-type thing (to update/check site anywhere)

Seven-day car rental (for weeklong tour of El Paso, Tucson, Albuquerque, etc.)

Intern for spring semester (over 21, can program computers, has car with good gas mileage, knows good taco stands)

Money to pay intern


WRIGHT HOUSE WELLNESS CENTER

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

www.thewrighthouse.org

Padded folding chairs for support groups

Food and snacks for clients

Gift cards (HEB and/or Sam's)

Small China cabinet

Ergonomic desks

Post-it stamps

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