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Give 'Til It Helps, Part 2

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Give 'Til It Helps, Part 2

Holiday greetings, friends,

Here are lists from local nonprofits detailing what they need to serve our community. We encourage you to research the details on what specific kinds/brands/sizes/conditions of things are needed; some are legal mandates, so please do call ahead to make sure your gift is appropriate. To save space, we've taken requests for cash, volunteers, and office supplies out of the lists. Whatever you wish to give, call your intended recipient and shower them with your tangible affection.

Let's do this, darling Austin. Let's support the good these superheroes do all year long.

ADAPT OF TEXAS

442-0252. adapt@adapt.org, www.adaptoftexas.org.

Cassette-to-digital transfer

8' plastic folding tables

Electric space heaters

Laptops

AFRICA'S PROMISE VILLAGE

512/291-3593. info@africaspromisevillage.org, www.africaspromisevillage.org.

Flip-flops (all sizes)

Travel-size toiletries

Clothing (ages 0-17)

AMERICAN GATEWAYS

478-0546. www.americangateways.org.

New heavy-duty staplers

New printers and paper

New laptops

ANY BABY CAN

454-3743. info@abcaus.org, www.abcaus.org.

Winter coats for children

Baby clothes and shoes

Layette items and diapers

Children's books

URBAN LEAGUE

7478-7176. moreinfo@aaul.org, www.aaul.org.

Lateral cabinets

12-passenger van

Laser printers/copiers

Commercial shredder

AUSTIN GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE

512/413-0589. jazz@austingermanshepherdrescue.org, www.austingermanshepherdrescue.org.

Leashes, collars, toys

Stainless steel food bowls

Pet store gift cards

Wire folding crates

AUSTIN HUMANE SOCIETY

646-PETS. info@austinhumanesociety.org, www.austinhumanesociety.org.

High-quality canned food for dogs and cats

Retail, pet store gift cards

Blankets (without stuffing)

Nonclumping cat litter

AUSTIN PETS ALIVE!

961-6519.info@austinpetsalive.org, www.austinpetsalive.org.

Tidy Cats clumping litter

Blankets and towels

KMR and Esbilac milk replacers

AUSTIN ZOO

288-1490. info@austinzoo.org, www.austinzoo.org.

Extension cords, garden hoses, tarps

Canned dog and cat food

HE laundry detergent

BADGERDOG LITERARY

538-1305. info@badgerdog.org, www.badgerdog.org.

Frequent flier miles

Paper shredder

Video camera

Event space

BROWN SANTA

247-2682. volunteer@brownsanta.org,www.brownsanta.org.

Toys for boys and girls (ages 0-2 and 10-14)

Nonperishable food items

Books

COLLEGE FORWARD

512/452-4800. info@collegeforward.org, www.collegeforward.org.

Three point-and-shoot digital cameras

Fifty flash drives (any size)

$5-20 restaurant, retail gift cards

EASTER SEALS

478-2581. cmurrell@eastersealstx.com, www.centraltx.easterseals.com.

Two commercial vacuums

Printer and colored paper

Digital camera

Office desk

FAMILY ELDERCARE

450-0844. info@familyeldercare.org, www.familyeldercare.org.

New winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, socks

New blankets and heaters

Toiletries in small bottles

Nonperishable food items

Grocery gift cards

GIRLS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK

841-4093. office@genaustin.org, www.genaustin.org.

Color printer/copier

Full-size refrigerator

H-E-B gift cards

Art supplies

GIRLSTART TECH CENTER

916-4775. friends@girlstart.org, www.girlstart.org.

Event lunch sponsor

Airline tickets, miles

Pro bono PR services

Car rental vouchers

Hard laptop cases

GREEN DOORS

469-9130. dwelch@greendoors.org, www.greendoors.org.

Books (résumé writing, nutrition, cookbooks self-improvement, gardening, )

High-protein food items, condiments

Gardening supplies

Gas, retail gift cards

Flash drives

GRIFFIN SCHOOL

454-5797. stephanie@griffinschool.org, www.griffinschool.org.

Kiln and potter's wheel

Tablet computers

Passenger van

Laptops

HOSTELLING INTERNATIONAL

444-2294. hostel@hiaustin.org, www.hiaustin.org.

Kitchen/dining chairs

Bunk beds and sofas

Kitchen equipment

Patio furniture

HOUSE RABBIT RESOURCE NETWORK

444-3277. hrrn@rabbitresource.org, www.rabbitresource.org.

QuickBooks-compatible point-of-sale system

Reverse-osmosis H²0 system

Retail gift cards

IMAGINE ART

448-1840. info@imagineart.net, www.imagineart.net.

Art supply, office supply, and grocery gift cards

Acrylic/watercolor paints

Primed canvas

IMPACT AUSTIN

335-5540. efitzgerald@impact-austin.org, www.impact-austin.org.

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Scanner and laptop

MAMAS OF COLOR RISING

mamasofcolorrising@gmail.com, www.mamasofcolorrising.wordpress.com.

Retail, grocery gift cards

Educational toys and crafts (ages 2-14)

SAMARITAN HEALTH MINISTRIES

512/331-5828. info@theshm.org, www.theshm.org.

Welch Allyn Spot Vital Signs monitor

Automated external defibrillator

Four exam room stools

EasyOne spirometer

Phone system

TEXAS HEARING & SERVICE DOGS

891-9090. shane@servicedogs.org, www.servicedogs.org

iPods, docks, speakers

Leashes and treats

42-inch wire crates

Lawnmower

Tools

THEATRE ACTION PROJECT

442-8773. maryalice@theatreactionproject.org, www.theatreactionproject.org.

The 12 wishes for ACT:

12 sponsors sponsoring

11 printers printing

10 costume racks a-rolling

9 8-foot tall dance studio mirrors (for) dancing

Gr8 graphic designing

7 cameras capturing

6 light and sound boards a-running

5 gazillion volunteers

4-ever family

3 loaded Macs

2 'letric pianos

And a building for A-C-T!

URBAN ROOTS

750-8019. info@urbanrootsatx.org, www.urbanrootsatx.org.

(please call to coordinate) Organic compost

10 mil drip tape (8 rolls)

T-Tape high flow

Floating row cover (2 rolls)

Chapin backpack sprayer

Greenhouse plastic

VENTANA DEL SOUL

707-7447. fleming@ventanadelsoul.org, www.ventanadelsoul.org

Hire our catering service

Have lunch at our cafe

Use our event space

Hire our students

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