Wish List

Give 'til it helps: Part 2

Wish List

Dear Austin,

Each year, The Austin Chronicle invites local nonprofits to submit lists of all the things they need to serve our community. Lists are still coming in as we go to press. We edit these lists as space dictates and encourage you to research the details on what specific kinds/brands/sizes of things are needed (especially regarding tech specs). 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 booty, thine plentiful excess, and show these folks how much we appreciate their place in our community and the good they do all year long.

– Kate X Messer

Part 1 ran in last week's issue.


ADAPT OF TEXAS

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

Equipment to transfer VHS video tapes to DVD (or transfer services)

Equipment to transfer cassette audio tapes to DVD

Two PC computers (Windows XP or newer)

Door-pressure testers/fish scales

Slope degree measurement devices

Wall clock (battery operated)

Cheap digital cameras

Visual smoke alarms

Tape measures

Copy paper


AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN

PO Box 4874, 458-2437. www.asaustin.org

Canned chili, tuna, salmon, and soups

Gift cards (gas, groceries, and merchandise)

Kitchen, bed, and bath items

Dish and laundry detergent

Reusable freezer bags

Folding grocery carts

Laptop computers

Space heaters

Electronics

Canola oil

Microwave

Clothing

Blankets

Van


AMERICORPS FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION

2901 N. I-35 2.200, 232-2286. www.utdanacenter.org/acee

Doodles from local and national celebrities

Broadcast and film editing services

Graphic design services


ANY BABY CAN

1121 E. Seventh, 454-3743. www.abcaus.org

Maternity clothing and layette items

Warm winter clothing and shoes

Grocery/gas gift cards

New books

Diapers


ART FROM THE STREETS

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

Gift cards to Jerry's Artarama, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, Miller Blueprint, Aaron Bros., or Asel Art

Studio/exhibition, permanent space

Photo documentation of artwork

Primed, stretched canvas

Art hauler/crew manager

Storage near Downtown

Quality art supplies

Business cards

Grant writer

Laptop


ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF AUSTIN

4901 Burnet Rd., 458-3716. www.alaustin.org

Gently used furniture, clothing, toys, books, home accessories (to sell at Thrift House)


AUSTIN FREE-NET

2209 Rosewood, 236-8225. www.austinfree.net

Anything wireless — access points, network cards, routers, and bridges

Gifts for youth 10-17 for best computer projects

Rolling chairs for labs

Headphones and earbuds

Routers and switches


AUSTIN ZOO

10807 Rawhide Trail, 288-1490. www.austinzoo.org

Medical, cleaning, and office supplies

Wet or dry dog and cat food

Linens/bedding

Fresh produce

Frozen meats


BADGERDOG LITERACY PUBLISHING INC.

PO Box 301209, 293-7100. www.badgerdog.org

MAC computer with video editing software

Memory stick, 1GB or larger capacity

70 spiral-bound notebooks

Digital camera

Bottled water

Bulk snacks


BIKES FOR GOODNESS SAKE

PO Box 201504, www.BikesFGS.org

Monetary donations for new bikes and helmets for children of deployed soldiers.


BLUE SANTA

1801 E. 51st, 220-BLUE. www.bluesanta.org

Toys for ages 1-2 and 11-14

Developmental/learning toys

Balls/athletic equipment

Walkman radios

Building blocks

Art supplies

Board games

Batteries

Watches


CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK

8201 S. Congress, 282-2111. www.austinfoodbank.org

Money to purchase healthy, fresh food (produce and meats) that cannot be placed in food-drive barrels.


CASA MARIANELLA

821 Gunter, 385-5571. www.casamarianella.org

Men's clothing: work pants and jeans (waist 28-36), socks, tennis shoes, work boots (sizes 7-10), jackets, coats, sweaters, hats, gloves

Lined loose-leaf paper and pencils

English/Spanish dictionaries

Spanish books and magazines

Bedding and bath towels

Fresh fruit, milk, and eggs

Soccer and basketballs

Plates and silverware

Toiletries

VCR


COLLEGE FORWARD

6448 Hwy. 290 E. Ste. E-108, 452-4800. www.collegeforward.org

New or used board games (e.g., Apples to Apples, Taboo, Scattergories, etc.)

College-themed swag (e.g., UT T-shirts, hats, etc.)

Gift cards to Bed Bath & Beyond and Linens N Things

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

New or used laptop computers

New or used calculators

Boxes of No. 2 pencils

Small boom boxes

New iPods


DIVERSEARTS LITTLE GALLERY

1601 E. Fifth #106, 477-9438. www.diversearts.org

2-by-6 and 2-by-4 feet lumber and plywood for staging

Black exterior/waterproof paint

Energy efficient flood lights

Nails, screws, and hardware

Stage lighting and canopy

Free computer tech work

Windscreen for fencing

Free printing services

Audio gear


ENVIRONMENT TEXAS

815 Brazos #600, 479-0388. www.environmenttexas.org

Framed nature photos and artwork

Brochure and magazine holders

Small coffee table and chairs

White and colored copy paper

Downtown parking spaces

Shelves and desks

Digital camera

Color printer


EQUALITY TEXAS

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

First-class postage (roll of 100 stamps)

Donated professional services: graphic design, event photography

Frequent flyer miles (Southwest, American, and Continental)

Box of #10 business envelopes

Case letter-size copy paper

Portable projection screen

Binder clips and paper clips


FOUNDATION COMMUNITIES

3036 S. First #200, 447-2026. www.foundcom.org

Gift cards to Target, H-E-B

New toys/gifts

New blankets


FRONT STEPS

500 E. Seventh, 305-4100. www.frontsteps.org

Thermal underwear/long johns

Toothbrushes and toothpaste

Gift cards to H-E-B, Target

Shaving cream and razors

L-XXL winter jackets

Sleeping bags

Blankets

Socks


HAYNIE CHAPEL

16309 Greenwood Dr., 247-4454. www.hayniechapel.com

Monetary donations for food pantry and new multipurpose building


HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY

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

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

Gift cards to Home Depot/Lowe's or other home/office supply stores

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi camera

ArcGIS 9.3 mapping software

Garmin handheld GPS

New laptop


KOOP 91.7FM

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

Adjustable office chairs with wheels

Filtered water pitcher/water cooler

New, clean servers/hard drives

Remote broadcasting equipment

Coffeemaker and minifridge

Conference table and chairs

Sheet-music stand

Large wall clocks

Mailboxes (small)

Soundproof doors

"On Air" lights

Five tall stools

Table lamp


LATINITAS

PO Box 4284, 322-9947. www.volunteermatch.org/orgs/org42185.html

Used digital photo and video equipment: cameras, wireless mics, tripods

Incentive prizes for girls

Paper: color and white

Office Max gift cards

Used magazines

Office space


LIFEWORKS

3700 S. First, 735-2400. www.lifeworksweb.org

Adult-size dark-color backpacks or large traveling duffel bags

Gift cards to Target, H-E-B, and Randalls

Cold-weather sleeping bags (rated for below freezing temperatures)

M-XXL adult dark-color sweatshirts

Canned goods (pop-top preferred)

Books for all levels of readers

Educational/literacy games

Gloves, hats, and socks

Diapers and formula

Infant/toddler toys


MOBILE LOAVES & FISHES

5524 Bee Caves Rd., Bldg. M, 328-7299. www.mlfnow.org

Warm hats, scarves, and gloves

Coffeemakers and toasters

Gift cards to H-E-B, etc.

George Foreman grills

Thermal underwear

Electric heaters

Pots and pans

Lip balm


NARAL PRO CHOICE TEXAS

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

Printer paper (white or light purple)

Free screen printing for T-shirts

Paper towels and toilet paper

Four newer desktop computers

Local gift certificates

Digital camera

Postage stamps

DVD player


RUDE MECHANICALS

2211-A Hidalgo, 476-7833. www.rudemechs.com

6-feet and 8-feet folding banquet tables

Ironing board

New Shop-Vac

Music stands

6 to 8-foot ladder

Mic cables


SAFEPLACE

PO Box 19454, 356-1567. www.austin-safeplace.org

Sheets, blankets, pajamas (all sizes)

Nonviolent action figures

Nonviolent new toys

General electronics

New winter clothing

Board games

Gift cards

CD players


SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAM INC.

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

Books and videos for children and young adults in Spanish

Returnable Girl class set by Pamela Lowell

Meter sticks, clear plastic geometric volume set, protractors, rulers

Vouchers for movies and entertainment

Gift cards (Home Depot, H-E-B, Target)

Refrigerator with water dispenser

Van for transporting students

Regulation outdoor playscape

Digital video camera

Portable building

Outdoor benches

Laptops or PCs

Two scanners

Gas grill


SUN DRAGON MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF DEFENSE

4534 West Gate #101, 416-9735. www.sundragon.org

Adobe InDesign or Creative Suite software

Bulletin board

Folding chairs

Laptop


TEXAS FREEDOM NETWORK

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

Coffeemaker with auto off-switch

Computer chairs and desks

Computers and laptops

Flat-screen monitors

Digital video camera

New dry-erase board

New bulletin boards


TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

601 University Dr., 512/245-3324. www.ag.txstate.edu

Outdoor sculptures for Living Library garden

Tractor


THE CIPHER, AUSTIN'S HIP-HOP PROJECT

2304 Northland, 917-2741. www.thecipheratx.org

Gift cards to Office Depot, grocery stores, local restaurants for teens after school

Dictionaries and thesauruses

CD players/portable radios

Notebooks and pens

Printing services

Size D batteries

Recordable CDs

Studio time


THUNDERING PAWS ANIMAL SANCTUARY

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

Screen and hardware cloth for an outdoor enclosure, 10 feet by 8 feet by 8 feet

Small carriers, around 19 inches by 12 inches, used to transport feral catsThree door, Ultima brand cages — 3 feet by 2 feet by 26 inches (tall) or larger

Materials for a wheelchair ramp

Tru-Catch Trap, model 30LT-D

Wiring for electricity

Scoopable kitty litter

Two 10-foot-by-12-foot sheds

Washable cat beds

Bath towels

Insulation


TOP DRAWER

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

Ensure/Boost nutritional supplement

Lightly scented air fresheners

Extra-long fitted twin sheets

Industrial vacuum cleaner

Liquid laundry detergent

Carpet steam cleaner

Christmas lights

H-E-B gift cards

Nail clippers

Toothbrushes

Tupperware

Towels


TRAVIS AUDUBON SOCIETY

3710 Cedar, Box 5, 300-BIRD. www.travisaudubon.org

Small phone system — three phones

Two multitask printers

Flat-screen monitor

Laptop


YWCA

2015 S. I-35 #110, 326-1222. www.ywcaaustin.org

Office supplies: copier paper, pens, pencils, file folders, tape, light bulbs (60 or 75 watt), etc.

$5 fast-food gift certificates (McDonald's, Wendy's, Whataburger, etc.)

Art supplies for ages 11-14

Phone and gas cards

Postage stamps

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