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Holiday Wish Lists 2006

Give 'til it helps: Part 2

Hey Austin,

We invited local nonprofits to ask for all the things they need to be able to serve our community with the impact they have. This is a great way, not only to enjoy an end-of-the-year tax-write-off, but to give back to our community in a major way.

These lists are edited as space dictates. Please call your intended benefactee(s) for 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 their place in our community and the good they do all year long.

– Kate X Messer; list compiled by X, Meghan Ruth Speakerman, Meredith Barnhill, and Richard Whittaker


ALLGO

701 Tillery, 472-2001.

www.allgo.org

Recordable compact drive (CD-R)

External hard drive

Color paper

Web support

Nice love seat

Nice plants


AUSTIN FREE-NET

2209 Rosewood, 236-8225.

www.austinfree.net

3 1/4-inch floppy disks – new or used

Computer headsets and/or earbuds

17-inch flat-panel monitors

Pentium 4 or higher PCs or laptops (or comparable with 1.0 gigabyte speeds)

Copier that collates and staples


AUSTIN STATE HOSPITAL

4110 Guadalupe, 452-0381.

Men and women: Walkmans, watches, house shoes, sweats, wallets

Men: cologne (no glass), cards, dominoes, board games

Women: bath sets, sweaters, jewelry, make-up


AUSTIN ZOO

10807 Rawhide Trail, 288-1490.

www.austinzoo.org

Canned and dry cat and dog food


CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK

8201 S. Congress, 282-2111.

www.austinfoodbank.org

Cash donations for fresh meat, fruits, and vegetables. (You can't put those in a food drive barrel.) Every $1 equals five healthy meals for hungry Central Texans.


CASA MARIANELLA

821 Gunter, 385-5571.

www.casamarianella.org

Phone cards to Latin America

HEB gift cards

Fleece sweaters

Discmans


CASA OF TRAVIS COUNTY

6330 Hwy. 290 E. #350,

459-2272.

www.casatravis.org

Laptops

L-shaped desk

A laser printer

HEB gift cards

Parking spaces near the courthouse

Gift cards for restaurants and movies (to treat the kids)

Digital camera


DIVERSEARTS LITTLE GALLERY

1705 Guadalupe #234, 477-9438

www.diversearts.org/gallery.html

Design/merchandising/fundraising consultation

Furniture for art gallery, etc.

Mounting/hanging hardware, book/storage shelves

Track lighting and installation

Outdoor tables/chairs/umbrellas

Patio heaters for Kenny Dorham's Backyard

Web site design, updates, maintenance

Digital video/audio services (call for specs)

Use of moving van and labor for moving to new space

Free storage space


DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER

1110 Barton Springs, 397-1468.

www.ci.austin.tx.us/dougherty

Upright piano in good condition

Outdoor storage unit


EAST SIDE SOCIAL ACTION COALITION

6510 Berkman, 454-8459.

Video camera equipment

Computers with DVD-burning capability

Reading materials (Hooked on Phonics, etc.)


EL BUEN SAMARITANO EPISCOPAL CENTER

7000 Woodhue, 439-0700.

www.elbuen.org

Baby dolls

Barbie, Bratz, or Polly Pocket dolls

Four-square balls

Hand and body lotion sets

Soccer and footballs


EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER

510 S. Congress #206, 474-0007.

www.equaljusticecenter.org

Mini DV or similar video camera

Expert video help

Design help

Southwest Rapid Rewards

Help with filing system

Administrative assistance


EQUALITY TEXAS

PO Box 2340, 474-5475.

www.equalitytexas.org

Paper cutter

Cross-cut shredder

Office supplies

Three-ring binders

In-kind food donations

T-shirt, sticker, poster, brochure-printing services

Office chairs

Musicians/entertainers for fundraisers

Stamps

Trailer/float materials


EVERYWOMAN'S SELF DEFENSE

203 E. Riverside, 416-9735.

www.everywomans-selfdefense.org

Headset-ready phone

Fax machine

Folding chairs

White and colored paper

Macintosh laptop


FAMILY CONNECTIONS

825 E. 53 1/2 #E-101, 478-5725.

www.familyconnectionsonline.org

New, high volume copier

New Risograph machine

New computers (10 desktops, 10 laptops)

New mobile library van


FAMILY ELDERCARE

2210 Hancock Dr., 450-0844.

www.familyeldercare.org

70-plus volunteers to work with our younger disabled clients

New blankets (twin or larger, washable)

HEB gift cards


FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES

3036 S. First #200, 447-2026.

www.foundcom.org

Digital video cameras

Household goods

Computer-lab supplies

Employment supplies (uniforms, tools, shoes)

Fitness equipment

Tools and shed


FRONT STEPS

500 E. Seventh, 305-4100.

www.frontsteps.org

Soap, razors

Toothbrushes, toothpaste

Men's jeans, athletic socks

Blankets


GIRLS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK OF AUSTIN

201 E. Mary, 414-0472.

www.genaustin.org

Gift certificates for volunteers

Six conference-table chairs

Copier paper

Legal-sized hanging folders

Art supplies

Plants


GREENBRIAR SCHOOL/MARSALOM

1411 Old Sayers, 281-2661.

A tractor

Used or new scanner

Two microphone stands

Working band equipment

Early-childhood education materials

Special-education materials; physical rehabilitation supplies (used OK)


GRIFFIN SCHOOL

710 E. 41st, 454-5797.

www.griffinschool.org

Copy paper

Printing services

Stereo system with speakers

Laptop computers

Science lab equipment

Graphic design/marketing support


INSIDE BOOKS PROJECT

827 W. 12th, 647-4803.

www.insidebooksproject.com

Water cooler

Hand truck with solid rubber wheels

Photocopy service cards

Dictionaries – English and English-Spanish

African-American studies books

GED study books

Clear packing tape

Large envelopes, postage


KAZI 88.7 FM

8906 Wall #203, 836-2887.

www.kazifm.com

New mix system

New antenna

Studio-quality Electro-Vox microphones

New AudioArts D-70 audio engineering console


KOOP 91.7FM

3823 Airport Ste. B, 472-1369.

www.koop.org

PA system

Nice couch for front room

Round stickers

Sharpies

Date stamp

Clear packing tape


KVRX 91.7FM

SHC Building, Dean Keeton & University, 471-5106.

www.kvrx.org

Web design

Automation system

Shelving

Headphones, DAT tapes, blank CDs

CD/DVD pressing

Space for our SXSW day party


LATINITAS

PO Box 4284, 322-9947.

www.volunteermatch.org/orgs/org42185.html

White and colored paper

Photo paper (8 1/2-inches-by-11-inches and 4-inches-by-6-inches)

Rechargeable AA batteries

Digital cameras

Snacks for girl clubs

Gift certificates for girls' prizes


MONKEYWRENCH BOOKS

110 E. North Loop, 407-6925.

www.monkeywrenchbooks.org

More collective members

Help with Web


MUSIC RESOURCE CENTER

2824 Real, 524-5252

www.mrcakids.org

Musical instruments


NARAL PRO CHOICE TEXAS

PO Box 684602, 462-1661.

www.taral.org

Pro-choice governor and Legislature

10 hours of IT consulting

Digital camera

Laptop computer

DVD player

Gift certificates from local businesses for volunteers


PLANNED PARENTHOOD

707 Rio Grande, 275-0171.

www.ppaustin.org

Toys and children's books

Spanish magazines/coffee-table books

Clear plastic storage containers

Medical-record, two-, four-drawer filing cabinets

Video camera


PROJECT TRANSITIONS

7101-B Woodrow, 454-8646.

www.projecttransitions.org

General and hardware gift cards

Rakes, shovels, gloves, pruning shears, etc.

DVDs

Paper towels, bath tissue

Neutrogena liquid soap


REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS

3710 Cedar, 472-9472.

www.rst-austin.org

Computers

Basic kitchen items

New sheet sets, blankets, towels

Couches, beds, tables, chairs, etc.

Bus passes


RUDE MECHANICALS

2211-A Hidalgo, 476-7833.

www.rudemechs.com

Air miles

Air compressor

Nail gun

Crown staplers

Stand-alone ice maker

Freezer

Cordless screw guns

Spanish lessons

Firing-range passes


SAFEPLACE

PO Box 19454, 356-1567.

www.austin-safeplace.org

Arts & crafts supplies

Educational toys

Teen gifts

Grocery and general gift cards

Diapers size 4-6 and Pull-Ups

Baby wipes and care products


SUSTAINABLE FOOD CENTER

1106 Clayton, #480-W, 236-0074.

www.sustainablefoodcenter.org

Gardening tools and shed

Greenhouse

Cooking tools

Children's toys

Office chairs


TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT

1405 Montopolis, 474-5073.

www.texascivilrightsproject.org

Laptops

Phone headsets

Locking file cabinets

Office supplies

Laser printer

Fax machine

Administrative assistance


TEXAS FREEDOM NETWORK

608 W. 22nd, 322-0545.

www.tfn.org

Construction services

Computers/laptops

Video equipment


TEXAS HEARING AND SERVICE DOGS

4803 Rutherglen, 891-9090,

877/TEX-DOGS.

www.servicedogs.org

New laptop computers

Two new HP printers

Large jars of peanut butter

Hot dogs, string cheese

10-foot-by-10-foot, easy-up tent (for fairs/festivals)


TEXAS HOMELESS NETWORK

1713 Fortview, 482-8270.

www.thn.org

Medium-sized (apartment) refrigerator


TOP DRAWER

4902 Burnet, 454-5161.

www.topdrawerthrift.org

Portable sign with interchangeable letters

Commercial-grade vacuum cleaner

Slat wall-display units with hardware


TREASURE CITY THRIFT

1720 E. 12th, 524-2820.

www.treasurecitythrift.org

Furniture, books, computers

Electronic goods, clothes

Household items, kitchenware, toys

Plumber and carpenter


UNKNOWN CITY

PO Box 300351,

www.unknowncity.com

Digital video camcorder

Digital camera

Digital audio recorder

Apple MacBook


VENTANA DEL SOUL

1834 E. Oltorf, 707-7447.

www.ventanadelsoul.org

Board games, cafe tables and chairs

Commercial ice machine

30 or more matching stacking chairs

20 to 40 matching rolling conference table chairs or desk chairs

Folding tables (round or rectangular)

Conference-style training tables

Point-of-sale cash register system

Refrigerated buffet or deli case

Commercial espresso machine


VICTORY GRILL

1104 E. 11th, 804-1944

Sound system (two main, two monitor, two sub)

24 tables (30-inch-by-30-inch) with chairs

Fire suppressant system

500-square-foot carpet

computer


WILLIAMSON COUNTY CRISIS CENTER

211 Commerce Blvd. #103, Round Rock, 512/255-1212.

www.wccc.info

HEB/Wal-Mart gift cards

Vacuum cleaners

Over-the-counter medicines

Heating pads, slippers, socks

First-aid kits

Diapers, baby wipes

Children's thermometers

Alarm clocks

Sheets and towels

Car repairs, oil changes


YELLOW BIKE PROJECT

2013 E. 51st, 457-9880.

www.austinyellowbike.org

Used bikes (especially kids')

Bike activists


YWCA

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

Van paint job

New computers

Lamps and furniture

Office supplies

Phone cards


Also see "Holiday Wish Lists 2006: Part 1."


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