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Wish List

Give 'til it helps: Part 2

Dear Austin,

We invited local nonprofits to send us lists of all the things they need to be able to serve our community with the impact to which we are accustomed. As always, we have edited these lists as space dictates, and we encourage you to call your intended benefactor(s) for the details on what specific kinds/brands/sizes of things are needed (especially with regard to tech specs on computer and other electronic systems). Here's a big hint: They always need your cash and love (i.e., volunteer hours).

So go to it, dear Austin. Go share thine ample booty, thine plentiful excess, and show these folks how much we appreciate their place in our community, their big hearts, and the good they do all year long.

– Kate X Messer; list compiled by X, Kathryn O'Shields, and Meghan Ruth Speakerman


ADAPT OF TEXAS

Conference tables (8-feet long)

Computer/programming needs

General office supplies

1640-A E. Second #100, 442-0252. www.adaptoftexas.org


AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN

Computers

Office furniture (desks, chairs)

Small, round conference table

File cabinets

Microwave

Heavy-duty shredder

General office supplies

PO Box 4874, 458-2437.

www.asaustin.org


AMERICAN RED CROSS OF CENTRAL TEXAS

Color printer (new or used, high-volume)

$25 gas gift cards (for client use)

Storage space in Travis Co.

19-inch television (new or used, with built-in DVD player)

Six Prentice Hall Nurse's Drug Guide 2007

Two Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

Commercial-grade generator

Laundry detergent

Pro bono Web hosting

T-shirts and printing

30 5-gallon water jugs

2218 Pershing, 928-4271. www.centex.redcross.org


ANY BABY CAN

Unwrapped gifts for kids

Clothing for all ages and sizes

Ages 0-2:

Nursery items, mobiles

Musical toys

Ages 2-4:

Books

Kids games, trucks, and dolls

Ages 4-6:

Dolls or Barbie dolls

Skates, scooters, or skateboards

Educational toys (LeapFrog) and books

Board games and puzzles

Colors sets and paints

Ages 6-8:

Watches

Cameras

Shoes or sneakers

Dolls or Barbie dolls

Educational toys

Ages 8-10:

Make-up sets, nail polish

Beauty supplies and jewelry

Purses and watches

Skateboards

Cameras

Soccer balls or footballs

Baseball/softball gloves

Sports gear

1121 E. Seventh, 454-3743.

www.abcaus.org


ART FROM THE STREETS

Jerry's Art-o-Rama gift certificate

Storage space for art (secure, climate-controlled, at least 500 square feet)

Graphic artist (postcards, calendar, etc.)

Grant writer

Art books

Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, 500 E. Seventh, 305-4100. www.artfromthestreets.com


ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF AUSTIN

New and gently used children's clothing

4901 Burnet Rd., 458-3716.

www.alaustin.org


THE AUSTIN ACADEMY

Digital camera (5 pixel or higher)

Copy paper

Pens and pencils

Marketing/graphics/website design

Grant writing

16 conference-room chairs

40 adult backpacks

1640-B E. Second, 326-8655. www.austinacademy.org


AUSTIN GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE

Gift cards to local pet stores

Use of a storage unit

Advertising sponsor

Dog toys

Crates

PO Box 339, Austin 78653, 413-0589. www.austingermanshepherdrescue.org


AUSTIN GROUPS FOR THE ELDERLY

Adaptive eating utensils for clients with arthritis

Catered Mexican lunch for 40

Gift cards (HEB, Target)

Small bottles of Elmer's glue

White butcher paper

Costume jewelry and nail polish

Shower chairs and tub- transfer benches

Adult diapers (L, XL) and baby wipes

Carpet for the second floor

Handyman services

Wheelchairs

Coffee

3710 Cedar #2, 451-4611. www.ageofaustin.org


AUSTIN OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTER INC.

Office supplies (copy paper, ink jet paper, and laser printer paper)

Cabinets

Couches and chairs

Bottled water

Laptop computer and website development

8906 Wall #401, 833-0444.


AUSTIN ZOO

Canned dog and cat food

Frozen meats (no pork or horse meat)

Fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables

Towels, blankets, and sheets

250-watt infrared heat lamps

Regular and heavy-duty tarps

Plastic and metal rakes

Large plastic shovels

Play sand

10807 Rawhide Trail, 288-1490.

www.austinzoo.org


BADGERDOG LITERArY PUBLISHING INC.

Digital camera (five megapixels or more)

DVD/CD burner and flash drives

High-quality colored paper

1-inch three-ring binders

Paper shredders

PO Box 301209, 538-1305.

www.badgerdog.org


BROWN SANTA

Canned goods

New, unwrapped toys for ages 0-2 and 14-16

Volunteers to sort, wrap, and deliver

710 W. Howard #400, 247-2682.

www.brownsanta.org


CAMELOT CARE

Great families (traditional and nontraditional) who wish to foster

Foster parents for foster children

Gift cards (Target, Office Depot)

Tablecloth with our name and logo on it

New fax machine

Three new office chairs

Marketing display

1524 S. I-35 #218, 444-0900. www.camelotcommunitycare.org


CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK

Money to purchase healthy, nonperishable fresh food including produce and meats that cannot be placed in food-drive barrels. Donations can be made online.

8201 S. Congress, 282-2111.

www.austinfoodbank.org


CAPITOL SCHOOL OF AUSTIN

Dollhouse furniture and dolls

Play food, play dishes

Memory match games

Beanbag chairs

Baby dolls

Train set

Digital camera

Laminating machine

2011 W. Koenig, 467-7006.

www.capitolschool.com


CASA MARIANELLA

Hooded sweatshirts

Men's blue jeans

Socks

Diapers

Towels

821 Gunter, 385-5571.

www.casamarianella.org


CASA OF TRAVIS COUNTY

New children's clothes, toys, and sneakers for all ages

Gift cards ($10+) to Target, etc.

New children's books

Office furniture and chairs

One round office table with chairs

Two to five office desks

Two credenzas

Car seats

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

www.casatravis.org


COLLEGE FORWARD

College-themed swag (e.g., University of Texas T-shirts, hats, etc.)

iPods

Gift cards to Bed Bath & Beyond and Linens 'n Things

Board games (e.g., Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, etc.)

Toys for classrooms (bouncy balls, slinkies, etc.)

Small boom boxes

Poster frames

Calculators

Tool kits

Laptops

Staplers

The Real ACT Prep Guide, 2008 edition

Boxes of No. 2 pencils

6448 Hwy. 290 E. Ste E-108, 452-4800.

www.collegeforward.org


DIVERSEARTS LITTLE GALLERY

Web-design services

Marketing/graphic services

Development/grant-writing services

Food and wine donations for art openings

Reduced or free printing services

Pro bono legal and accounting/bookkeeping services

Video/DVD projector and screen

Analog-to-digital conversion services/media

Mics, stands, monitor boxes

Stage light fader board

Airline miles and hotel accommodations for touring artists

Free or discounted tent rentals for outdoor events

1601 E. Fifth #106, 477-9438.

www.diversearts.org


EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER

Expert digital-video file-editing for workers' testimonies

Graphic designer (brochures and workers' rights education materials)

Photocopier in good condition

Digital video camera

510 S. Congress #206, 784-0683. www.equaljusticecenter.org


EQUALITY TEXAS

Photoshop software

Portable screen

Office chairs

Conference table

Trifold presentation board

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


FLORENCE'S COMFORT HOUSE

Single bed with firm mattress

Bedding and blankets

Clothing

Pampers

Art supplies

Gift cards (HEB, Target)

Children's books and toys

515 Kemp, 385-8672. www.florencescomforthouse.org


FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES

Dolls, stuffed animals

Barbies, Bratz, and action figures

Large Legos

Clothes, jewelry, coloring books, art supplies, books, movies, board games, and puzzles for young children and teens

Sports equipment

Dress-up stuff

Large toys

Cameras

Backpacks

Model kits

Uniforms

Band/orchestra equipment

Graphing calculators

Dishes, towels, pots/pans

Vacuum cleaner

Sheets, pillows, blankets

Household cleaners and laundry supplies

Lamps and furniture

3036 S. First #200, 447-2026.

www.foundcom.org


FOUNDATION FOR THE HOMELESS

Toiletries

Blankets

Diapers

Towels

Socks

5202 Balcones, 453-6570.

www.foundationforthehomeless.org


FRONT STEPS

Blankets (twin size or larger)

Men's jackets, coats, and jeans

New men's white athletic socks and underwear

Toothpaste, toothbrushes, and razors

Sleeping bags

500 E. Seventh, 305-4100.

www.frontsteps.org


GIRLS ROCK CAMP AUSTIN

Musical equipment of all kinds: basses, amps, keyboards, drum gear, mics, guitars, mixers, faders, picks, cables, PAs, etc.

Video/camera equipment

Portable CD players

Airline miles

Goods/services donated for silent auction

Office supplies for campers

Art supplies: small and regular-sized scissors, black Sharpies of all thicknesses, glue sticks, magazines (w/ female musicians), stickers, white typing paper, saddle and regular staplers, photocopying services, color markers, highlighters, girl and lady zines for zine library, silkscreen supplies, new plain T-shirts for printing on (child and adult sizes)

Food

809-7799. www.girlsrockcampaustin.com


GIRLSTART TECH CENTER

Gift cards (HEB, Hobby Lobby, Target, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Starbucks)

Bottled water

Flash drives

1400 W. Anderson, 916-4775. www.girlstart.org


GREENBRIAR SCHOOL/MARSALOM

Alternative energy components (solar panels, windmills, micro-hydro generators, inverters, charge controllers)

Musical instruments (electric keyboard, amplifiers, speakers, wind instruments)

A new bridge (materials and engineering consultation)

55-gallon drums

Tractor

Computers

1411 Old Sayers Rd., Bastrop 512/281-2661.


HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY

Heavy wooden or antique conference table with 6-8 chairs

New phone system with 10 phone stations

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR lens for EOS digital SLR

Office desk and chair

Art-deco lamps

ArcGIS 9.2

PO Box 163125, Austin, 78716, 328-2481. www.hillcountryconservancy.org


HOSPICE AUSTIN

Gift cards to HEB, Walgreens, etc.

Lock boxes (for patient's homes)

Internet access for our in-patient facility (wireless or station)

Space heaters

Ice machine

Ensure and Boost

Carnation Instant Breakfast

Peanut butter

Canned meats

4107 Spicewood Springs Rd. #100, 342-4700.

www.hospiceaustin.org


HOUSE THE HOMELESS

New thermal underwear for annual Thermal Underwear Drive

Cash: $10 equals a full set of cold-deflecting thermals; $25 equals thermals, a hat, socks, and gloves

PO Box 2312, 796-4366.

www.housethehomeless.org


INSIDE BOOKS PROJECT

Gift cards for photocopy service

Donations to cover the cost of postage

English and English-Spanish dictionaries

African-American studies books

Large packing envelopes

Clear packing tape

GED study books

827 W. 12th, 647-4803. www.insidebooksproject.com


KAZI 88.7FM

New antenna

More wattage

Van

8906 Wall #203, 836-9544.

www.kazifm.org


KOOP 91.7FM

Lint-free computer-cleaning cloths for cleaning CDs

Empty, clean spray bottles (no toxic chemicals)

Dish towels in good condition

50% isopropyl alcohol

Vacuum cleaner

PA system

3823 Airport Ste. B, 472-1369. www.koop.org


KVRX 91.7FM

Blank CDs, DVDs, DAT tapes, mini DV tapes

Microphones, speakers, sound boards

Vinyl banner printing service

Swiveling office chairs

Cleaning supplies

Venue for SXSW

CD shelves

CMA Building, Dean Keeton & Guadalupe, 471-5106.

www.kvrx.org


LATINITAS

White and colored paper (8½-inch-by-11-inch)

Photo paper (8½-inch-by-11-inch)

Vivera 110 tri-color ink cartridges for HP portable photo printer

Digital video tapes

Headphones for audio recording

General school and art supplies

PO Box 4284, 322-9947.

www.volunteermatch.org/orgs/org42185.html


LIFEWORKS

Children's clothing

Crayons and coloring books

General art supplies

HEB/Randalls gift cards

Target, etc. gift cards

Disposable diapers and wipes

Adult-sized backpacks (black or dark green only)

Travel-sized toiletries

New crew socks

Sleeping bags

3700 S. First, 735-2400.

www.lifeworksweb.org


MEALS ON WHEELS AND MORE

Boost and Ensure

Protein-rich nonperishables

Volunteer for holiday season, New Year's Eve, and substitute drivers year round

Grocery-store gift cards

Blankets

3227 E. Fifth, 476-6325.

www.mealsonwheelsandmore.org


MONKEYWRENCH BOOKS

Lighted open/closed sign

Water filter for our faucet

Large area rug

Track lighting

Mic cords

110 E. North Loop, 407-6925.

www.monkeywrenchbooks.org


NARAL PRO CHOICE TEXAS

Gift certificates to local businesses

Laptop computer

Digital camera

DVD player

Postage

PO Box 684602, Austin, 78745, 462-1661. www.prochoicetexas.org


NUBIAN QUEEN LOLA'S CAJUN KITCHEN

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

Nonperishable foods

200-plus backpacks (preferably new)

1815 Rosewood, 474-LOLA (5652).


OUT YOUTH

Mechanic for donated 1991 van

External hard drives (FireWire and USB 2)

Popcorn cart

PlayStation3 with Rock Band

Cappuccino machine

Gift cards (restaurants, movies, Home Depot, vets)

909 E. 49½, 419-1233.

www.outyouth.org


PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Children's books for clinic waiting room

Spanish magazines and coffeetable books

Clear plastic storage containers for educational materials

Two to four outdoor benches for courtyard

201 E. Ben White Bldg. B, 275-0171 x106. www.ppaustin.org


SAFEPLACE

Diapers: sizes 4, 5, and 6

Pull-Ups: all sizes

Baby wipes

Body care products (new shampoo, conditioner, body wash)

Baby care products (oil, lotion, powder, wash)

Feminine hygiene products

Bath towels

HEB and Wal-Mart gift cards

Linens and blankets (twin size)

Pillows

PO Box 19454, 356-1567.

www.austin-safeplace.org


SERVICES FOR THE ELDERLY

Grocery and drug-store gift cards

Vacuum cleaners and brooms

Towels and blankets

Toiletries

Adult diapers (large)

Cleaning supplies

Answering machines

2200 E. Martin Luther King Jr., 477-3796.

www.sfteaustin.org


SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAM INC.

Books and videos in Spanish for children and young adults

Commercial dishwasher

Used laptops or tablet PCs

Eight 72-inch-round tables

Digital video camera

Vouchers for movies and entertainment

Gift cards (Sam's, Home Depot, HEB, Target, etc.)

Class set of Returnable Girl by Pamela Lowell

Refrigerator with water dispenser

Clear plastic geometric volume set

Gas grill for cookouts

Desktop computers

Portable building

Two scanners

Van

Rulers

Protractors

Meter sticks

Outdoor benches

Outdoor playscape

6002 Jain, 462-2181. www.swkey.org


SUN DRAGON MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF DEFENSE

Folding or stacking chairs

Water cooler or water fountain

Compact fluorescent lightbulbs

Small copier and cartridges

Vacuum cleaner

Fax machine

Filing cabinet

Printing services

203 E. Riverside, 416-9735. www.sundragon.org


TEXAS FREEDOM NETWORK

Sturdy, front-yard picnic table

PO Box 1624, Austin, 78767, 322-0545. www.tfn.org


TEXAS MORATORIUM NETWORK

Unused holiday and birthday greeting cards

Mini DV camera or digital still camera

Design help for logo, website, newsletters, brochures, marketing materials, etc.

Laptop or desktop PC

Places for students to stay in Austin during Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break, March 10-14 (

www.springbreakalternative.org)

3616 Far West #117 Box 251, 302-6715.

www.texasmoratorium.org


TEXAS HEARING AND SERVICE DOGS

Mac laptop and three new PC laptops

Two new HP printers

Two refrigerators

Lawn mower and weed eater

Material for perimeter fence

Walkie-talkies

Large jars of peanut butter

Hot dogs and string cheese

Blankets and towels

Plastic storage containers with lids

Gift certificates for office supplies

10-by-10-foot E-Z Up lightweight tents

4803 Rutherglen, 891-9090, 877/TEX-DOGS.

www.servicedogs.org


THE LOVE OF FOOD FEEDS THE HOMELESS

Cases of bottled water

8-ounce to-go containers

Plasticware

Doughnuts and pastries

401 Orchard, 476-2880.


THUNDERING PAWS ANIMAL SANCTUARY

Purina Lamb & Rice dog food

Organic Timothy Hay for bunnies

Any premium dry cat food (except Iams)

Cans of Fancy Feast (fish flavors)

Any kind of mild, environmentally safe, general cleaning product, including laundry detergent

Industrial mop and mop bucket

Large wagon for hauling heavy things

Revolution flea preventative (cats and dogs)

Large storage shed

Washable cat beds

PetSmart gift cards

Scoopable kitty litter

Large litter boxes

PO Box 1555, Dripping Springs, 78620, 512/402-9725. www.thunderingpaws.org


TOP DRAWER

PA system

Vacuum cleaner

4902 Burnet Rd., 454-5161. www.topdrawerthrift.org


TRAVIS AUDUBON SOCIETY

Multitask color printer (copier, printer, fax, scanner)

350 square feet of free or dirt-cheap office space

Recycled copy paper (legal and letter size)

General office supplies

Three two-line phones

PO Box 40787, Austin, 78704, 300-BIRD (2473). www.travisaudubon.org


TREASURE CITY THRIFT

Working panel van or truck

Publicity and advertising

Copy cards to Kinkos, etc.

Interior paint colors

Useable household goods

Gas cards

Canopies

Men's shoes

Mannequins

Laptop

Furniture

Electronics

Electrician

1720 E. 12th, 524-2820. treasurecitythrift.org


VOLUNTEER SERVICES COUNCIL, AUSTIN STATE SCHOOL

Gift certificates for Home Depot, Target, restaurants, or recreational events

Decorative fence for cemetery

Color laser printer

Exercise equipment

Digital camera

Camcorder

2203 W. 35th, 374-6048.

www.aussvsc.org


WEE RESCUE

Heartworm and flea preventatives

Potty pads

Doggy beds and crates

Exercise pens

Travel carriers

PO Box 66872.

www.weerescue.com


WILLIAMSON COUNTY CRISIS CENTER

Gift cards to HEB or Wal-Mart ($10 increments preferred)

Swingline model 535 three-hole electric punch

New or gently used scrubs or sweat suits

Pajamas for women and children

Diapers (sizes 3 to 5)

School supplies, black pens

Hewlett Packard P3005 printer

Postage stamps

Day planners, journals

Slippers

Backpacks

Post-It notes

White copy paper (20 pounds, 104 brightness, 8.5 x 11 inch)

Gift cards to Office Depot or Office Max

New manila folders

Lexmark Model 10N0217 #17 black ink cartridges

Art paper, washable paint, drawing pads

School glue, glue sticks, glitter

Stress balls

Inspirational books

Games for teens

Adult scissors

Colored chalk

Children's paintbrushes

Ethnic books for children

Markers (washable and permanent)

Toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels

Baby bottles

Cleaning supplies, dishwashing soap

Liquid hand soap, disposable razors

Shampoo, conditioner, body-wash gel

Baby wipes, powder, soap, and shampoo

Ethnic make-up and hair-care products

Hair gel, hairspray, deodorant

211 Commerce #103, Round Rock, 512/255-1212. www.wccc.info


THE WRIGHT HOUSE WELLNESS CENTER

Food items to serve 45 holiday dinners

Kitchen utensils

Household items

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

www.thewrighthouse.org


YELLOW BIKE PROJECT

Bike mechanics, accountants, grant writers, event organizers, building contractors, civil engineers

Tools of all kinds (especially metric box-end wrenches, 8-17 mm, and screwdrivers)

Quality bikes (especially road bikes)

700c wheels (no bent rims)

Saddles in good condition

Working floor pumps

Locks with keys

Blinky lights

2013 E. 51st, 457-9880. www.austinyellowbike.org


YWCA

Van paint job

New computers

Lamps and furniture

Office supplies

Phone cards

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

www.ywcaaustin.org

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