Holiday Wish Lists 2006
Give 'til it helps: Part 2
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
701 Tillery, 472-2001.
Recordable compact drive (CD-R)
External hard drive
Nice love seat
2209 Rosewood, 236-8225.
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
10807 Rawhide Trail, 288-1490.
Canned and dry cat and dog food
CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK
8201 S. Congress, 282-2111.
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.
821 Gunter, 385-5571.
Phone cards to Latin America
HEB gift cards
CASA OF TRAVIS COUNTY
6330 Hwy. 290 E. #350,
A laser printer
HEB gift cards
Parking spaces near the courthouse
Gift cards for restaurants and movies (to treat the kids)
DIVERSEARTS LITTLE GALLERY
1705 Guadalupe #234, 477-9438
Furniture for art gallery, etc.
Mounting/hanging hardware, book/storage shelves
Track lighting and installation
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.
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.
Barbie, Bratz, or Polly Pocket dolls
Hand and body lotion sets
Soccer and footballs
EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER
510 S. Congress #206, 474-0007.
Mini DV or similar video camera
Expert video help
Southwest Rapid Rewards
Help with filing system
PO Box 2340, 474-5475.
In-kind food donations
T-shirt, sticker, poster, brochure-printing services
Musicians/entertainers for fundraisers
EVERYWOMAN'S SELF DEFENSE
203 E. Riverside, 416-9735.
White and colored paper
825 E. 53 1/2 #E-101, 478-5725.
New, high volume copier
New Risograph machine
New computers (10 desktops, 10 laptops)
New mobile library van
2210 Hancock Dr., 450-0844.
70-plus volunteers to work with our younger disabled clients
New blankets (twin or larger, washable)
HEB gift cards
3036 S. First #200, 447-2026.
Digital video cameras
Employment supplies (uniforms, tools, shoes)
Tools and shed
500 E. Seventh, 305-4100.
Men's jeans, athletic socks
GIRLS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK OF AUSTIN
201 E. Mary, 414-0472.
Gift certificates for volunteers
Six conference-table chairs
Legal-sized hanging folders
1411 Old Sayers, 281-2661.
Used or new scanner
Two microphone stands
Working band equipment
Early-childhood education materials
Special-education materials; physical rehabilitation supplies (used OK)
710 E. 41st, 454-5797.
Stereo system with speakers
Science lab equipment
Graphic design/marketing support
INSIDE BOOKS PROJECT
827 W. 12th, 647-4803.
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.
New mix system
Studio-quality Electro-Vox microphones
New AudioArts D-70 audio engineering console
3823 Airport Ste. B, 472-1369.
Nice couch for front room
Clear packing tape
SHC Building, Dean Keeton & University, 471-5106.
Headphones, DAT tapes, blank CDs
Space for our SXSW day party
PO Box 4284, 322-9947.
White and colored paper
Photo paper (8 1/2-inches-by-11-inches and 4-inches-by-6-inches)
Rechargeable AA batteries
Snacks for girl clubs
Gift certificates for girls' prizes
110 E. North Loop, 407-6925.
More collective members
Help with Web
MUSIC RESOURCE CENTER
2824 Real, 524-5252
NARAL PRO CHOICE TEXAS
PO Box 684602, 462-1661.
Pro-choice governor and Legislature
10 hours of IT consulting
Gift certificates from local businesses for volunteers
707 Rio Grande, 275-0171.
Toys and children's books
Spanish magazines/coffee-table books
Clear plastic storage containers
Medical-record, two-, four-drawer filing cabinets
7101-B Woodrow, 454-8646.
General and hardware gift cards
Rakes, shovels, gloves, pruning shears, etc.
Paper towels, bath tissue
Neutrogena liquid soap
REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS
3710 Cedar, 472-9472.
Basic kitchen items
New sheet sets, blankets, towels
Couches, beds, tables, chairs, etc.
2211-A Hidalgo, 476-7833.
Stand-alone ice maker
Cordless screw guns
PO Box 19454, 356-1567.
Arts & crafts supplies
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.
Gardening tools and shed
TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT
1405 Montopolis, 474-5073.
Locking file cabinets
TEXAS FREEDOM NETWORK
608 W. 22nd, 322-0545.
TEXAS HEARING AND SERVICE DOGS
4803 Rutherglen, 891-9090,
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.
Medium-sized (apartment) refrigerator
4902 Burnet, 454-5161.
Portable sign with interchangeable letters
Commercial-grade vacuum cleaner
Slat wall-display units with hardware
TREASURE CITY THRIFT
1720 E. 12th, 524-2820.
Furniture, books, computers
Electronic goods, clothes
Household items, kitchenware, toys
Plumber and carpenter
PO Box 300351,
Digital video camcorder
Digital audio recorder
VENTANA DEL SOUL
1834 E. Oltorf, 707-7447.
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
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
WILLIAMSON COUNTY CRISIS CENTER
211 Commerce Blvd. #103, Round Rock, 512/255-1212.
HEB/Wal-Mart gift cards
Heating pads, slippers, socks
Diapers, baby wipes
Sheets and towels
Car repairs, oil changes
YELLOW BIKE PROJECT
2013 E. 51st, 457-9880.
Used bikes (especially kids')
2015 S. I-35 #110, 326-1222.
Van paint job
Lamps and furniture
Also see "Holiday Wish Lists 2006: Part 1."