WISH LIST
Your Guide to Charitable Giving

In a year of ups and down, it's the support of our family – blood and chosen – that keeps us shining.

The Austin Chronicle’s wish list is an annual tradition that predates the current tipsy-topsy world we live in. It's one of the ways we help grow and connect our community, Austin's amazing nonprofits, and, of course, our readers.

Below, you'll find a long (wish) list of needed donations from local organizations so they can better serve Austin and all of us who call her home. You, dear readers, can use this as your guide to giving – for the holidays and, we hope, the year beyond. And remember: In addition to these specific requests, money, computers, and volunteers are a need everywhere and anywhere, so give what you can, where you can. Together we can make a difference. Now, let's fulfill some wishes. – Sarah Marloff and Beth Sullivan


Wondering how to get your nonprofit in our database? Email wishlist@austinchronicle.com for details.

Kids/Education/Holidays
ADVOCACY OUTREACH
  • Blankets and bath towels
  • Small soaps and shampoos
  • Laptops or tablets
  • Children's books
  • Space heaters
AFRICA'S PROMISE VILLAGE
  • School supplies
  • Soccer balls
  • Tennis rackets
  • Badminton sets
THE ARC OF THE CAPITAL AREA
  • Acrylic paint
  • Canvas
  • Paper (watercolor, drawing paper)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Gesso
ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF AUSTIN
4901 Burnet Rd., 512/458-3716, president@alaustin.org, www.alaustin.org.
  • 14 conference room chairs
  • 30 Lego sets ($10 or less)
  • 20 Dirt Devil upright vacuum cleaners
  • 30 bilingual books for pre-K and younger students
  • Miscellaneous presents for middle school kids (stuffed animals, puzzles, coloring books, markers, cosmetic kits, nail polish, note pads/pens, scarves, fun socks, costume jewelry, etc.)
AUSTIN PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
PO Box 6118, Austin, TX 78762, 512/637-0900, dlewis@austinpartners.org, www.austinpartners.org.
  • Gift cards: incentives/prizes for students and teachers
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Various school supplies
  • Video camera
  • Gym clothes, underwear, and shoes for students
  • Laptop bags
AUSTIN POLICE OPERATION BLUE SANTA
PO Box 689001, Austin, TX 78768, 512/974-2583, bluesanta@austintexas.gov, www.bluesanta.org.
  • Unwrapped toys for infants
  • Unwrapped toys – no weapons – for toddlers
  • Unwrapped toys – no weapons – for ages 11 to 14
  • Delivery volunteers for Sat., Dec. 16
  • Monetary donations
AUSTIN YOUTH RIVER WATCH
PO Box 40351, Austin, TX 78704, 512/708-9115, riverwatcher@riverwatchers.org, www.riverwatchers.org.
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Costco, fuel
  • Lawn mower
  • Washer & dryer (full-sized or stackable)
  • Variety of sports balls
  • Work gloves
  • Hand trowels
  • Warm gloves
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE AUSTIN AREA
5407 N. I-35 #400, 512/444-7199, jennifer.knight@bgcaustin.org, www.bgcaustin.org.
  • Dell laptops
  • Apple laptops
  • Arts & crafts supplies
  • LEGOs
CAPITOL SCHOOL OF AUSTIN
2011 W. Koenig, 512/467-7006, jyoung@capitolschool.com, www.capitolschool.com.
  • A load of dirt
  • Sand toys (shovels, buckets)
  • 10 metal folding chairs
  • Playground balls and trucks (new or gently used)
  • 8 copies of Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Classrooms
  • Construction materials (railroad timbers) for outside digging area
CASA (COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES) OF TRAVIS COUNTY
7701 N. Lamar #301, 512/459-2272, casa@casatravis.org, www.casatravis.org.
  • Gift cards: Walmart and Target ($30 each)
CENTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION
  • Jackets
  • Menstrual hygiene products
  • Boys and girls shoes (all ages)
  • Pajamas for teens and adults
  • Baby products (wipes, formula, bottles, baby food)
CHULA LEAGUE
PO Box 4283, Austin, TX 78765, info@chulaleague.org, www.chulaleague.org.
  • Art supplies
  • iPads
  • Social media post (email jmat@chulaleague.org for info)
  • Donated accounting/Form 990 tax return assistance March-May
  • Motorola CP200s Walkie Talkies with headsets and a multi-charger base (8)
CON MI MADRE
4175 Freidrich #200, 512/467-4483, info@conmimadre.org, www.conmimadre.org.
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Target
  • Lockable filing cabinet (two-drawer)
  • Google Jamboard
  • Filing folders
  • Dry erase markers
  • Post-its (large and small)
  • Staples
  • Notebooks
  • Pens
  • PA system
  • Lamination machine and sheets
  • K-cups
  • 12-seat conference table
  • Web camera
  • T-shirt sponsorship
E4 YOUTH
4302 Airport, 512/323-0550, info@e4youth.org, www.e4youth.org.
  • Funding for workplace tours: 20+ students ($300/tour)
  • Gift cards: H-E-B ($25)
  • Gift cards: iTunes/Google Play/Alamo Drafthouse
  • Digital devices: tablets, laptops
  • Software subscriptions: Adobe Creative Suite
EAST AUSTIN COLLEGE PREP ACADEMY
5800 E. MLK, 512/287-5050, donations@eaprep.org, www.eaprep.org.
  • Gift cards: grocery stores, restaurants, stores
  • New or gently used DSLR cameras
  • Complimentary catering for 100 for family events
  • SanDisk 32GB Ultra Class 10 SDHC UHS-I memory cards up to 80MB
FLORENCE'S COMFORT HOUSE
  • Gift cards: Target
  • Diapers, pull-ups
  • Clothes for kids/teenagers (new or very gently used)
  • Socks/non-slip slippers
  • Blankets
  • Stuffed animals
  • Books (specifically cowboy novels)
  • Toys: Ninja Turtles figures, Peppa Pig figures, Calico Critters, metal hand bells, Guardians of the Galaxy figures, Tickle Me Elmo, Dinosaur & Dragon toys, Talking Parrot
GHISALLO CYCLING INITIATIVE
1000 Brazos #100, 512/524-7440, donate@ghisallo.org, www.ghisallo.org.
  • Adult tricycles (for senior tricycle program)
  • New or used bicycles for all ages
  • Chromebooks
  • Filing cabinets
  • Wire shelving units
  • 20' shipping containers
  • Utility trailers and enclosed cargo trailers
GIRLFORWARD
4410 Burnet Rd. Ste. C, 303/995-8704, shannon.elder@girlforward.org, www.girlforward.org.
  • Public transit passes (daily/weekly/monthly)
  • Gift certificates for driving lessons
  • Printer
  • Gift cards (in pairs/for two): coffee shops, movie theaters, stores for mentors and mentees
  • Pizza partnership to provide pizzas
  • Community Center
  • Van
GIRLS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK
PO Box 3122, Austin, TX 78764, 512/808-4044, office@girlsempowermentnetwork.org, www.genaustin.org.
  • Construction paper
  • Glue sticks, markers
  • Play dough, pipe cleaners, yarn
  • Pony beads
  • Foil sheets
  • Plastic mason jars
  • Folders with brads (for three-hole punched papers)
GIRLS ROCK CAMP AUSTIN
PO Box 300897, Austin, TX 78703, 512/658-9021, erica@girlsrockcampalliance.org, www.girlsrockaustin.org.
  • Dynamic vocal microphones (SM58, Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB)
  • Short-scale electric bass guitars
  • 3-4 laptops (if possible, Macs)
  • Gear bags (rolling drum hardware bags, bags for cymbals, bass guitars, etc.)
  • Guitar and bass effects pedals
GIRLSTART STEM CENTER
1400 W. Anderson, 512/916-4775, info@girlstart.org, www.girlstart.org.
  • 1/4" wide conductive copper tape
  • 5mm LED lights (any color)
  • 3V coin cell batteries (CR2032)
  • Plastic bins with lids (30-qt.)
  • White copy paper
GRIFFIN SCHOOL
HELPING HAND HOME FOR CHILDREN
  • MP3 players
  • DS systems
  • DS games
  • DoodleArt Kits
  • Gift cards: Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, Visa, etc.
IMAGINE ART
2830 Real, 512/448-1840, info@imagineart.net, www.imagineart.net.
  • Rolls of canvas (any size and type)
  • Acrylic paint (primary colors; student grade or professional brands)
  • Clay (cinco blanco or cinco rojo)
  • Studio equipment (clay slab roller)
  • Cash donations for building gallery-wrap stretcher bars
THE LITERACY COALITION
1640-B E. Second #100, 512/326-8655, fundraising@willread.org, www.willread.org.
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Binders
  • Notebook paper
  • Food/beverage paper products
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Fiesta, etc.
LITERACY FIRST (FORMERLY COMMUNITY FOR EDUCATION)
3925 W. Braker #3.801, 512/232-2286, rmallernee@austin.utexas.edu, www.literacyfirst.org.
  • Gift cards ($25-50): H-E-B, Target, Wal-mart, Trader Joe's, Randalls, etc.
  • Red and blue colored pencils
  • Stickers (fun characters preferred)
  • School supplies (markers/crayons, highlighters, pencils, large hand sanitizer dispensers, construction paper)
  • Donations for teaching young Austinites to read well by 3rd grade
MAKE-A-WISH CENTRAL & SOUTH TEXAS
2224 Walsh Tarlton #200, 512/329-9474, info@cstx.wish.org, cstx.wish.org.
  • Board and card games: travel and full sized
  • Beach towels
  • Travel accessories
  • Earbuds
  • Disney items
OPEN DOOR
  • Footballs, basketballs, Nerf, etc.
  • Sand & sandbox toys
  • Art supplies: washable markers, construction paper
  • Working cash register
  • Toolbox/tools: drill, staple gun, hammer, pliers, etc.
  • Lakeshore scooter trikes
  • Keep It Safe! traffic signs
  • Jumbo wagon
  • Tell-a-Story Dress-Up Trunk
  • Lakeshore Taxi-Trike
OUT YOUTH
909 E. 49th½, 512/419-1233, kathryn.gonzales@outyouth.org, www.outyouth.org.
  • Microwave
  • Toaster oven
  • Gift cards: IKEA, Home Depot, Amazon
SEEDLING FOUNDATION
8001 Centre Park Dr., 512/323-6371, info@seedlingfoundation.org, www.seedlingfoundation.org.
  • Board games
  • Rolling carts
  • Easels for trainings and presentations
ST. LOUISE HOUSE
PO Box 150637, Austin, TX 78715, 512/302-0027, ehawarny@saintlouisehouse.org, www.saintlouisehouse.org.
  • Gift cards ($10, $20, and $40): H-E-B, Target, Wal-Mart
TEXAS BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME
1101 N. Mays, Round Rock, 512/255-3682, info@tbch.org, www.tbch.org.
  • Heavy-duty vacuum
  • 32" flat-screen TV
  • Keurig coffee system
  • Personal Dell laptop
  • 26" bike
TODOS JUNTOS LEARNING CENTER (FORMERLY SÍ SE PUEDE)
200 Brushy, 512/788-7255, info@todosjuntoslc.org, www.todosjuntoslc.org.
  • A light table for each room with appropriate toys
  • A sensory table for each room
  • Child-size chalkboard easels
  • Art drying racks
  • Rolls of butcher paper and painting paper
  • Child-size furniture
  • New plastic realistic-looking animals
  • Ride-on cars, roller boards, tricycles
  • Two freestanding disc-swings for outdoor learning space
  • Portable shade for the outdoor learning environment
  • Outdoor water and sand tables
  • Outdoor painting easels
  • Wardrobes/cabinets with garments including clothes, wigs, accessories
TRAVIS COUNTY BROWN SANTA
2222 W. Rundberg, Bldg. 3 #500, 512/247-2682, traviscountybrownsanta@gmail.com, www.tcsheriff.org/brown-santa/donations.
  • Nonperishable food (cake mix, canned tuna/chicken/corn/green beans, peanut butter, chili, etc.)
  • New toys/gifts for kids 0-14
  • Board games
UNITED WAY CAPITAL AREA HEADQUARTERS
2000 E. MLK, 512/472-6267, giving@uwatx.org, www.uwatx.org.
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) board books
  • Office supplies: reams of 8.5 x 11 paper, dry erase pens
  • Sports balls and hula hoops
  • Children’s gardening tools and supplies
  • Toddler nap mats
VELA
4900 Gonzales, 512/850-8281, info@velafamilies.org, www.velafamilies.org.
  • No-spill paint cups
  • Kids pretend play tents
  • Magna-Tiles
  • Sensory play table
  • Gift cards: Costco
VICTORY TUTORIAL PROGRAM
Carver Library, 1161 Angelina, 512/974-1009, cristela.gonzalez@austinisd.org, www.austinisd.org/victory-tutorial.
  • Dry erase markers – assorted colors
  • Chess and checkers board games
  • Piggy banks – assorted shapes
  • Sports balls and jump ropes
  • Gift cards ($5): H-E-B, Wal-Mart, Dairy Queen, Starbucks
YOUTH RISE TEXAS
  • 5 new or gently used bean bag chairs
  • 3 tablets or iPads
  • Set of 8 coffee mugs
  • New or used 15-passenger van
  • Airline points (to send youth to conferences and trainings)
YOUTH UNLIMITED
  • Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens (25-50 copies)
  • Gift cards (any type)
Environmental/Animals
AMERICAN HONEY BEE PROTECTION
  • Work trucks/cars
  • RVs or bumper trailers
  • Delivery truck
  • Chainsaws, table saws, tools, etc.
  • Scaffolding
  • New auger filling machine for jarring
  • CNC Router
  • Laser Cutter
  • Sand Blaster
  • ProtoCycler
  • Industrial Sewing machines
  • CNC Quilter
  • CNC embroiderer
  • Table Saw
  • Drill Press
  • Lathe
  • Belt Sander
  • Jigsaw
  • Router Table
  • CNC Mill
  • Silt Casting
  • Potters Wheel
  • Kiln
AUSTIN ANIMAL CENTER
  • Bully sticks
  • Peanut butter
  • Cat toys
  • Canned cat food (Fancy Feast preferred)
  • Dog treats (specifically Zuke's Lil' Links, Beggin' Strips, and Pup-Peroni)
AUSTIN GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE
PO Box 339, Manor, TX 78653, 281/659-6295, agsdr2016@gmail.com, www.austingermanshepherdrescue.org/.
  • Large dog crates and crate pads
  • Stainless steel food and water bowls
  • Chew toys and rawhide-free chew treats
  • Large dog beds
  • Prong or Martin Dale collars/leashes
  • Fosters
  • Sponsor a dog
AUSTIN HUMANE SOCIETY
  • Two-sided cat bowl
  • Small flat cat beds (non-stuffed)
  • Wet cat food (pâté style)
  • Cat toys (all types)
  • Flat dog beds (non-stuffed), all sizes
AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION
507 Calles #116, 512/477-1566, apf@austinparks.org, www.austinparks.org.
  • High-quality mulch and compost (call/email for details)
  • Tree care and trail building tools
  • Work gloves for kids and adults
  • Gift cards: Home Depot, gas, grocery stores
  • Recurring/evergreen donations
AUSTIN PETS ALIVE!
1156 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/961-6519, development@austinpetsalive.org, www.austinpetsalive.org.
  • Chewy dog treats, like Pup-Peroni
  • Redbarn treat logs
  • Nonclumping cat litter
  • Royal Canin Mother and Babycat dry cat food
  • Softsoap liquid hand soap
  • Fosters and adopters!
AUSTIN YOUTH RIVER WATCH
PO Box 40351, Austin, TX 78704, 512/708-9115, riverwatcher@riverwatchers.org, www.riverwatchers.org.
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Costco, fuel
  • Lawn mower
  • Washer & dryer (full-sized or stackable)
  • Variety of sports balls
  • Work gloves
  • Hand trowels
  • Warm gloves
AUSTIN ZOO
10808 Rawhide Trl, 512/288-1490, info@austinzoo.org, www.austinzoo.org.
  • Blankets, flat sheets, and pillowcases for animal bedding
  • Raw, unsalted nuts, shelled or unshelled, any type
  • Tarps (all sizes)
  • Heavy-duty garden hoses
  • Canned dog and cat food
CENTRAL TEXAS SPCA
  • Kong brand dog toys/chews, all sizes
  • Tide Pods
  • Paper towels
  • Clorox or H-E-B Bravo laundry bleach
  • Gift cards: Tomlinson’s, PetSmart, Petco
CLIMATE CHANGE NOW INITIATIVE
  • Donations for our new film Climate Change Across America
  • $6,000: Upgrade 4K film production workstation
  • $4,500: Annual website maintenance
  • $1,500: 24TB hard drive array
  • $750: Post production workstation monitor
ECOLOGY ACTION OF TEXAS
420 Kemp St., 512/322-0000, admin@ecology-action.org, www.ecology-action.org.
  • Trail cameras
  • Stock tanks
  • Picnic table
  • Solar water pump
  • Wheelbarrows
FOOD IS FREE PROJECT
7601 Dee Gabriel Collins Rd., Unit 5, 512/919-9012, info@foodisfreeproject.org, www.FiFatx.org.
  • Gas cultivator garden tiller
  • Builder's automatic level package (land survey equipment)
  • Dual-wheeled wheelbarrow
  • Apollo ¾-inch by 300-foot blue PEX pipe
  • Monocrystalline solar panels
GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK
Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 512/505-3000, gitnb@htu.edu, www.greenisthenewblack.org.
  • Booth materials for events: posters, banners, brochures, general signage
  • Scholarship donations: Fund a Green Is the New Black scholar
  • Donations for travel to events and conferences
  • Organic black pocket T-shirts for group shirts
HILL COUNTRY CONSERVANCY
PO Box 163125, Austin, TX 78716, 512/328-2481, kylie@hillcountryconservancy.org, www.hillcountryconservancy.org.
  • Unopened packages of native wildflower and grass seed (Native American Seed brand wildflowers: Texas Bluebonnets, Indian Blankets, Antelope Horns, etc.; and grasses: Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Indiangrass, Buffalograss, etc.)
  • Unopened, new sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher Coppertone, Banana Boat, Equate, etc.)
  • Bug spray (Off, Cutter, Repel, etc.)
  • New gardening gloves (all sizes)
  • Gift cards: grocery, supply stores, restaurants
HOUSE RABBIT RESOURCE NETWORK
PO Box 2381, Pflugerville, TX 78691, 512/444-3277, hrrn@rabbitresource.org, www.rabbitresource.org.
  • Carpentry work/trim/door hanging
  • Tile floor cleaning/sealing
  • Gutters
  • Landscape paver installation
  • Concrete floor leveling/sealant
  • Gift cards: Home Depot, Lowe's
KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL
  • 14-foot box truck to be turned into a mobile tool shed
  • Natural sunscreen
  • Poison ivy wipes
  • Water waders
  • Garden knee pads
MINIS & FRIENDS
4509 Walsall Loop, 512/293-8808, info@minisandfriends.org, www.minisandfriends.org.
  • Gift cards: Visa
  • Beet pulp shreds
  • Annual liability insurance ($1400)
  • Wendals Herbs garlic
  • Co-Flex 4-inch rolls of vet wrap (red)
  • T5846 Epson ink/paper for our PictureMate Charm
  • Coastal hay (to feed 14 little horse therapists)
PUG RESCUE OF AUSTIN
PO Box 170428, Austin, TX 78717, info@austinpugrescue.com.
  • Collars (medium)
  • Harnesses (medium)
  • Leashes
  • C.E.T Dental Chews (medium)
  • Greenies Pill Pockets, any flavor, preferably grain free
  • Donation drop-off: Westlake Animal Hospital, C/O Signe Corbin (PRA), 3930 Bee Caves Rd.
TEXAS ORGANIC FARMERS & GARDENERS ASSOCIATION
PO Box 48, Elgin, TX 78621, 512/656-2456, info@tofga.org, www.tofga.org.
  • Silent auction items for upcoming conference in February
  • Projectors
  • Organic seeds
  • Snack foods
  • Graphic design work: fliers, posters, rack cards, etc.
  • Register for conference and/or come to banquet in February
TRAVIS AUDUBON SOCIETY
3710 Cedar, Box 5, 512/300-2473, info@travisaudubon.org, www.travisaudubon.org.
  • New 10x42 binoculars
  • 6" Vermeer chipper
URBAN ROOTS
4900 Gonzales, 512/750-8019, emily@urbanrootsatx.org, www.urbanrootsatx.org.
  • Laptops (used is OK)
  • Healthy snacks (breakfast bars, granola, etc.)
  • Gift cards (groceries): H-E-B, Wheatsville, Whole Foods, etc.
  • Gift cards (farm supply): Johnny’s Seeds, Home Depot, Callahan's
WILDLIFE RESCUE
  • Old jeans
  • 39-gallon trash bags
  • Black oil sunflower seeds
  • Nuts (pecans, walnuts, acorns)
  • Gift cards: Walmart, H-E-B (for fresh fruits/veggies)
Health/Medical
AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN
PO Box 4874, Austin, TX 78765, 512/458-2437, asa.mail@asaustin.org, www.asaustin.org.
  • Sponsor an ASA client and help them fill their holiday wish list.
  • (Form here)
AUSTIN SPEECH LABS
7800 Shoal Creek Blvd. Ste. 136-S, 512/992-0575, staff@austinspeechlabs.org, www.austinspeechlabs.org.
  • Keurig K-Cups
  • Gift cards: Amazon (for therapy supplies)
  • Landscape wall art (for the therapy rooms)
  • iPad
  • Brother MFC-9330CDW color LED fax/copier/printer/scanner
AUSTIN STATE HOSPITAL
4110 Guadalupe #631, 512/419-2333, cindy.reed@hhsc.state.tx.us, www.ashvolunteers.org.
  • Body wash for men & women
  • Lip gloss and lipstick for positive image boosts
  • Bookbound journals (no spiral)
  • Stuffed animals for children and geriatric patients
  • Word-find and crossword puzzle books
  • Inexpensive watches for men and women
THE BRIDGE COLLECTIVE
  • Gift cards: gas stations (Shell, Chevron, Valero, etc.)
  • Gift cards: Office Depot
  • Individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, small bags of chips or cookies, etc.)
THE CAPITAL AREA DENTAL FOUNDATION
  • Volunteer dentists and related specialists
  • Videography services
  • T-shirt screenprinting
  • Graphic design services
  • Digital camera
CAPITAL AREA PARKINSON'S SOCIETY
PO Box 27565, Austin, TX 78755, 512/371-3373, info@capitalareaparkinsons.org, www.capitalareaparkinsons.org.
  • Two floor lamps
  • Plastic storage boxes: medium and large
  • Tall bookshelf
  • Paper cutter
EASTER SEALS CENTRAL TEXAS
8505 Cross Park Dr. #120, 512/478-2581, marcom@eastersealstx.org, www.centraltx.easterseals.com.
  • Items needed by December 15
  • Toys (puzzles, Barbies, dolls, fidgets, blocks, etc.)
  • Baby wipes and diapers (all sizes/Pull-ups)
  • Clothes (infant/toddler jackets, shirts, pants, shoes)
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Teen Items (perfume, cologne, makeup, DVDs, headphones)
  • Towels, bedsheets
  • Light bulbs
  • Sponsor an Angel ($20-$40); see website
FAMILY ELDERCARE
  • Crafting supplies (knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc.)
  • Men’s and ladies’ socks, both diabetic and non-diabetic
  • Adult diapers
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • New small space heaters
  • Sign up for the Holiday Giving Drive and fulfill a senior's wish list (about $35-50).
THE FLATWATER FOUNDATION
  • Graphic designer volunteer
  • Seeking volunteers for Austin Marathon Rest Stop (Feb. 18, 2018) and Tyler's Dam That Cancer (June 25, 2018): volunteers@flatwaterfoundation.org
FRIENDS OF AUSTIN STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER
2203 W. 35th, 512/374-6048, friends@ausslcfriends.org, www.ausslcfriends.org.
  • Small art kits with sketch pads, crayons, and pencils
  • Throw blankets and/or sensory blankets
  • Wallets and coin purses, fanny packs, backpacks
  • Men's T-shirts in large and XL
HOSPICE AUSTIN
4107 Spicewood Springs Rd. #100, 512/342-4700, mmarble@hospiceaustin.org, www.hospiceaustin.org.
  • Board games, cards, simple art supplies, 100-500 piece puzzles
  • Family-friendly DVDs
  • Soothing music CDs
  • Gift cards: H-E-B
  • Food pantry items: Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, peanut butter, canned soups, canned meats, dried beans, etc.
INTEGRAL CARE
  • Socks
  • Drawstring backpacks
  • Personal hygiene kits (toothpaste/toothbrush, shampoo/conditioner, soap)
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Wal-Mart
LILITH FUND
PO Box 684949, Austin, TX 78768, 877/355-1463, info@lilithfund.org, www.lilithfund.org.
  • $5,000: Consultant fees for 3-5 year strategic planning process
  • $4,000: MacBook computers for 3 brand-new staff members
  • $3,000: Registration fees for new staff to attend conferences, leadership trainings, etc.
  • $2,000: Hotline intake software transition
  • $1,500: Fees for annual National Network of Abortion Funds Summit
  • $500: Projector and screen
MAMA SANA/VIBRANT WOMAN
PO Box 301018, Austin, TX 78703, 512/710-5729, info@msvwatx.org, msvwatx.org.
  • Office space
  • Gift Cards
MOTHERS' MILK BANK AT AUSTIN
5925 Dillard Cir., 512/494-0800, info@milkbank.org, www.milkbank.org.
  • Become a milk donor (if you're lactating)
  • New Dell desktop and laptop computers
  • Sponsor a potential milk donor's blood work for $100
  • Become a Friend of the Milk Bank: donate $25/month to help save babies' lives
ONCOLOGY MASSAGE ALLIANCE
  • Gift cards: USPS postage/shipping and educational support materials for providers
  • Venue donation for fundraising events
  • $50: oncology stress relief massage and promotes well-being for four patients in cancer treatment centers
  • $125: one-hour consultation with CPA for financial compliance audit letter
  • $1,000: oncology massage therapists' continuing education to ensure there are providers in treatment centers
PEOPLE'S COMMUNITY CLINIC
1101 Camino La Costa, 512/478-4939, info@austinpcc.org, www.austinpcc.org.
  • Gently used or new children’s books
  • Continuous glucose monitor
  • Insulin syringes, new in box
  • 1, 2, and 3 cc syringes, new in box
  • Baby diapers
PLANNED PARENTHOOD
201 E. Ben White, 512/276-8000, Sarah.Wheat@ppgt.org, www.ppgreatertx.org.
  • Magazine subscriptions for patient waiting rooms
  • Children’s board books
  • Stationary play mobiles
  • Gift cards for staff appreciation
  • Donations are welcome at any of Planned Parenthood's Austin locations (South Austin, North Austin Health Center, and Downtown).
PROJECT TRANSITIONS
  • Gift cards: Visa
  • Pillowcases
  • Shaving cream
  • Breakfast bar stools – need 3; must be extremely sturdy with vinyl/leather seating
  • Dining room chairs – need 6; must be vinyl/leather seating
  • Pill counter, such as Kirby Lester KL1
  • Convertible love seats – must be extremely sturdy, and able to convert to a bed. Must be vinyl or leather. Additionally, needs to be the footprint of a love seat, cannot be a long couch
  • Waterproof mattress covers (twin size)
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS
1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd., 512/472-9844, rcarlin@rmhc-ctx.org, www.rmhc-ctx.org.
  • Need for new, unused items:
  • Babies: onesies, baby hair accessories, hats, gloves, jackets, blankets, pacifiers and teething rings, baby wipes, baby laundry soap, rattles and soft toys, diapers, diaper cream, diaper bags, lullaby music
  • Toddlers: building blocks, flashing toys, learning toys, board books, coloring and activity books, sippy cups, soft spoons, clothes, push toys, stackable toys
  • Teens: iTunes gift cards, headphones, hats, gloves, lip gloss, hair accessories, travel games, craft projects, books
  • Parents: Gift cards (iTunes, restaurants); specialty shampoo and conditioner, nail polish, hand cream, books, scarves, gloves, DVDs
  • General needs: bed pillows, throw pillows, rugs
  • Gift cards: HomeGoods, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond
SAMARITAN HEALTH MINISTRIES
700-A W. Whitestone, 512/331-5828, info@theshm.org, www.theshm.org.
  • New EKG machine
  • Panoramic dental X-ray machine
  • Blood pressure cuffs
  • New 8,000-square-foot building in Cedar Park
WE ARE BLOOD
4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266, wrbinfo@weareblood.org, www.weareblood.org.
  • Gift cards (and vouchers): $10-100 from local businesses for thank-you donor gifts
  • Host a 2018 mobile blood drive
  • Platelet donations
  • Whole blood donations
YWCA
2015 S. I-35 #110, 512/326-1222, info@ywcaaustin.org, www.ywcaaustin.org.
  • 5 new tablets and webcams
  • Gift cards: Wal-Mart, Sam’s, Target, H-E-B, Costco
  • New arts & crafts supplies (paper, paints, finger paints, crayons, markers, fabric remnants, paper, glue, etc.)
  • Office supplies: 3” and 4” 3-ring binders; sheet protectors; color copy paper: pink, yellow, blue, green, purple; ballpoint pens: blue/black; manila folders; 3x3 sticky pads; binder clips: all sizes
  • MicroCut shredder
Quality of Life
AGE OF CENTRAL TEXAS
  • Shower chair with back and arms
  • Depend pull-up style adult incontinent products, sizes large and XL
  • Bingo prizes, birthday prizes, and holiday gifts for older adults
  • Glue (both liquid and sticks)
  • Construction paper, assorted colors
ART FROM THE STREETS
PO Box 12473, Austin, TX 78711, 512/695-9977, learnmore@artfromthestreets.org, www.artfromthestreets.com.
  • Acrylic paints, all colors/metallics
  • Paintbrushes, all sizes
  • Watercolor paints
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Kneaded erasers
AUSTIN COMMUNITY STEELBAND
  • Afterschool snacks: low sugar, high protein (nuts, Kind bars, ZBars, Clif bars)
  • Gift cards: Snack/meal stores, stores for kids age 8-14
  • Korg Volca Beats analog drum machine
  • Yorkville M1610-2 10-channel, 800-watt powered mixer
AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE
500 W. Ben White, 512/478-2165, cyansak@ahfh.org, www.austinhabitat.org/restore.
  • See Habitat for Humanity's list
AUSTIN HUMANISTS AT WORK
  • 2000 new pairs of men's and women's underwear in all sizes
  • Storage space (near Braker & I-35 corridor)
  • Web or graphic designer for new website and logo
  • Covered trailer with logo
  • Virtual private server
AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION
507 Calles #116, 512/477-1566, apf@austinparks.org, www.austinparks.org.
  • High-quality mulch and compost (call/email for details)
  • Tree care and trail building tools
  • Work gloves for kids and adults
  • Gift cards: Home Depot, gas, grocery stores
  • Recurring/evergreen donations
CENTRO CULTURAL HISPANO DE SAN MARCOS
211 Lee St., San Marcos, 512/878-0640, centro@sanmarcoscentro.org, www.sanmarcoscentro.org.
  • Outdoor weather-resistant display case (wall mount, locking doors, break-resistant acrylic, cork bulletin board, size 48)
  • Portable AC/heaters (Honeywell MM14CHCS)
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Amazon, Target, Wal-Mart
  • Canon PowerShot SX60HS
COMMUNITY FIRST! VILLAGE
9301 Hog Eye, 512/328-7299, donna@mlf.org, www.mlf.org/community-first.
  • See Mobile Loaves & Fishes wish list
CREATIVE ACTION
2921 E. 17th, Bldg. B, 512/442-8773, info@creativeaction.org, www.creativeaction.org.
  • iPads
  • Gift cards: Amazon, Jerry's Artarama
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Digital cameras
DRESS FOR SUCCESS AUSTIN
701 Tillery Ste. A-5, 512/389-3723, austin@dressforsuccess.org, austin.dressforsuccess.org/.
  • Full-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner
  • Body and face wash
  • Deodorant
  • Face moisturizer (day and night)
  • Makeup (mascara, lipstick, blush)
  • Hair product for all hair types
  • Women's underwear in all sizes
  • Rolling cart
  • Gift cards: gas and stores
FOUNDATION FOR THE HOMELESS
8505 Cross Park Dr. #120, 512/453-6570, info@foundationhomeless.org, www.foundationhomeless.org.
  • Toiletry kits (soap, shampoo/conditioner, razors, toothbrush/toothpaste)
  • Gift cards ($25): Gas, Wal-Mart, H-E-B, Target, etc.
  • Seasonal clothing items for clients such as coats, gloves, hats, umbrellas, and ponchos
  • Copy paper for office, 8.5 x 11
  • Small office-sized fridges
KAZI 88.7FM
8906 Wall St. #203, 512/836-9544, steve@kazifm.org, www.kazifm.org.
  • Donate $35: $1 for each year of broadcasting
KOOP 91.7FM
3823-B Airport, 512/472-1369, info@koop.org, www.koop.org.
  • 6-foot fiberglass ladder for studio repairs
  • BSW REPOP microphone pop filters (4)
  • QSC K12.2 PA kit (B&H #QSK122DBSCK)
  • Tripp Lite 1500VA Smart UPS (SMART1500RM2U)
  • Donated time for accounting support
LIFEWORKS
  • Gift cards ($25): H-E-B, Walmart, Target
  • Bath sets: bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, bath mats
  • Full bed sets: sheets, pillowcases, comforters
  • Adult-size backpacks in dark colors
  • Adult-size sleeping bags in dark colors
LIVING HISTORY FOUNDATION
  • Help to design/build our website
  • Someone to review our Articles of Incorporation, and help us file for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
MEALS ON WHEELS CENTRAL TEXAS
  • Blankets
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • 2018 wall calendars
MICAH 6 OF AUSTIN
2203 San Antonio St., 512/718-8408, volunteer@micah6austin.org, www.micah6austin.org.
  • Canned meats, especially canned hams for holiday distribution (300)
  • Shelf-stable foods for holiday meals (boxed stuffing mix, dessert mixes, french-fried onions, etc.)
  • Gift cards: Ace Mart, Northern Tool & Equipment, Home Depot
  • Volunteer over the holidays
MIKE'S PLACE (MEALS ON WHEELS CENTRAL TEXAS)
  • Blankets
  • Shampoo/soap
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • 2018 wall calendars
MOBILE LOAVES & FISHES
9301 Hog Eye, 512/328-7299, info@mlf.org, www.mlf.org.
  • 2017-2018 Ford Transit Passenger Wagon
  • North American RV
  • Hand crank bicycle
  • Lasko #5160 ceramic tower heaters
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Wal-Mart, Target ($25-50)
  • New artist canvases and art supplies, gardening tools, gloves and supplies
Q AUSTIN
2906 Medical Arts, 512/420-8557, steven.tamayo@asaustin.org, www.theqaustin.org.
  • Queer literature
  • Lamps (any kind)
  • Reams of printing paper
  • Markers (dry erase, watercolor/flip chart)
  • Household goods (paper towels, paper plates, plastic cups, plastic cutlery)
SOUTHWEST KEY PROGRAMS
6002 Jain, 512/462-2181, info@swkey.org, www.swkey.org.
  • Video gaming systems
  • Karaoke systems
  • Gift cards: stores and restaurants
  • Sports equipment
  • Personal hygiene kits for teens (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap, etc.)
TREASURE CITY THRIFT
  • Lamination machine
  • Flat, square dollys for large bins (to move tall, heavy storage)
  • Regular dolly
  • Solar outdoor lights
  • Our own building
YELLOW BIKE PROJECT
1216 Webberville Rd., 512/524-5299, austinyellowbike@gmail.com, www.austinyellowbike.org.
  • Gift cards: Home Depot
  • Printer
  • Work gloves
  • Milk crates
  • Bikes/bike parts
  • Tool boxes
  • Outdoor LED string lights
  • Shipping container
Rights/Advocacy
ALLGO
701 Tillery Ste. A-1, 512/472-2001, priscilla@allgo.org, www.allgo.org.
  • 25 Realspace® Sled-Base stacking chairs
  • Optoma HD142X Portable 3D Full HD 1080p DLP projector
  • Hard drive
  • Jump drives
  • Giftcards: H-E-B
AMERICAN GATEWAYS
314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #501, 512/478-0546, info@americangateways.org, www.americangateways.org.
  • TV and DVD player
  • Yoga mats
  • LEGO or blocks table
  • Wall chalkboard
  • Mini bookshelf and children's books
AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
500 W. Ben White, 512/472-8788, cyansak@ahfh.org, www.austinhabitat.org.
  • Donations to the ReStore (500 W. Ben White)
  • New ReStore shoppers
  • Monetary donations at www.austinhabitat.org/make-a-gift
  • Volunteers
  • New corporate partnerships
AUSTIN JUSTICE COALITION
314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #108, 512/921-4933, info@austinjustice.org, www.austinjustice.org.
  • 9-12 passenger van
  • Igloo rolling coolers (60-quart)
  • Igloo 5-gallon seat top beverage jug with spigot
  • Funding for Higher Learning social justice program for youth
  • View additional items here
BASTROP COUNTY LONG TERM RECOVERY TEAM
150 Settlement Dr. Ste. B-2, Bastrop, 512/521-3001, ed@bcltrt.org, www.bcltrt.org.
  • 2 Laptops with MS Office
  • 2 file cabinets for purged files
  • 2 office desk in good condition
  • 2 office desk chairs
  • 1 storage cabinet for office supplies
BLACK LIVES MATTER LOCAL CHAPTER
  • Yamaha 600i PA system, microphone, and speakers
  • Projector with projector screen
  • Forever 49-cent stamps
  • Gift cards: grocery stores/food service
  • FedEx Office copy cards
  • Airline miles
  • Website designer
BLACK SOVEREIGN NATION
  • Garden tiller
  • Rain barrels
  • Cargo van
  • Passenger van
  • Brother MFC-J985DW printer
  • 5-bedroom residential property
  • Office space
  • 10 iPads
  • Blue Yeti All-in-One recording system
  • ThunderPower 1200 megaphone
  • MTN 94 spray paint
  • Gift cards: The Natural Gardener, FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
CARITAS OF AUSTIN
  • Food Items: canned vegetables, fruit, and beans; rice, spaghetti sauce
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Home Depot
  • Sewing machine
  • Pocket calendars
  • Umbrellas
  • Adult backpacks
  • Kitchen/household supplies
  • Hygiene products (deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes)
CASA MARIANELLA
  • Socks and shoes
  • Sheets, towels and blankets
  • Warm jackets
  • Bike locks
  • Gift cards
CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK
  • Peanut butter
  • Chili
  • Canned soups and stews
  • Canned chicken breast or tuna
  • Canned low-sodium vegetables, and fruit in its own juice
  • Dry beans
  • Rice, pasta, and pasta sauce
  • 100% whole-grain cereals
COUNTER BALANCE: ATX
PO Box 17214, Austin, TX 78760, info@counterbalanceatx.org, www.counterbalanceatx.org.
  • Books (in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic) for youth featuring black and brown characters
  • Sponsors for Push for Peace Retreat
  • Event sponsors (Womayn of African Diaspora and Womayn of the Global Majority Summit)
  • Presenters, panelists, and co-conspirators for upcoming summits and events
EL BUEN SAMARITANO EPISCOPAL CENTER
7000 Woodhue, 512/439-0700, hello@elbuen.org, www.elbuen.org.
  • Bilingual dictionaries, children's books
  • Bus passes
  • Gift cards ($25+): H-E-B, Wal-Mart, Target, fuel
  • Toiletries
  • Stress balls
  • Art supplies, board games, toys for young children
  • Spanish language self-help, clinical, parenting books and DSM-5
  • Essential oils and sprays/aromatherapy items
  • 2 label makers
  • Lockable lateral black filing cabinet
  • White board, dry erase markers
  • Fujitsu document scanners
  • Black plastic bins with lids (30-qt.)
EMPTY BOWL PROJECT
  • Storage facility, minimum 5x10 feet
  • Wine glasses and tablecloth rental
  • Table and chair rental
  • Director and officers' insurance plus event insurance
  • Membership to www.signup.com to sign up volunteers online
EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER
  • Bar-height table and chairs/stools
  • Standing desk(s)
  • Large decorative planters
  • Gift cards: Union Printer
FOUNDATION FOR THE HOMELESS
8505 Cross Park Dr. #120, 512/453-6570, info@foundationhomeless.org, www.foundationhomeless.org.
  • Toiletry kits (soap, shampoo/conditioner, razors, toothbrush/toothpaste)
  • Gift cards ($25): Gas, Wal-Mart, H-E-B, Target, etc.
  • Seasonal clothing items for clients such as coats, gloves, hats, umbrellas, and ponchos
  • Copy paper for office, 8.5 x 11
  • Small office-sized fridges
FRAMEWORKS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
701 Tillery Ste. A-7B, Box 15, 512/385-1500, info@frameworkscdc.org, www.frameworkscdc.org.
  • Monetary donations
  • Epson portable presentation projector (new or semi-new)
  • Dell 20"-22" swivel monitors
  • Kidde AC/DC carbon monoxide alarm with DC backup tamper resist feature (units needed: 23)
  • Standard wooden office desk – 66"x30" (should be mahogany)
FRONT STEPS ARCH
500 E. Seventh, 512/305-4153, nfreeburg@frontsteps.org, www.frontsteps.org.
  • New underwear for men and women: L, XL, XXL
  • Beanie hats and large gloves (not one-size-fits-all)
  • Disposable razors
  • Full-sized toiletries: lotion, shampoo, conditioner, body wash
  • Washcloths and towels
HOPE ALLIANCE
1011 Gattis School Rd. #106, 512/255-1212, melinda.biggs@hopealliancetx.org, www.hopealliancetx.org.
  • Gift cards ($20): H-E-B, Wal-Mart, gas stations
  • Queen and twin sheets
  • New pillows
  • Women's and children's underwear, all styles and sizes
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates) and plastic forks
HOUSE THE HOMELESS
PO Box 2312, Austin, TX 78768, 512/796-4366, rtroxell@trla.org, www.housethehomeless.org.
  • HP Laserjet Pro 400 Color M45lnw Printer
  • Daily medicine pill box organizers
KEEP AUSTIN FED
  • Cambro GoBox Top-Loader food pan carriers
  • Commercial quality insulated food delivery bags such as those made by Rhine House
  • Large coolers (not styrofoam)
  • Scales – WeighMax W-4830
  • Financial donations and volunteers
MANOS DE CRISTO
  • Winter clothing and shoes (new or gently used)
  • Tablets
  • Dental digital sensors
  • Flat-screen TV with wall mount
  • DVD player
  • Art supplies (ages 2-13)
  • Digital camera
  • Color copier
  • Canned fruit, Spam singles, Vienna sausages, cereal
QUEERBOMB
  • 2 First Alert 3020F locking steel cash boxes
  • 100 black Bella+Canvas unisex blank tees
  • 100 blank koozies
  • Arts & crafts glitter and paint sets
  • 3 packs of Office Depot brand 100% recycled material kraft corrugated sheets of 24x30 cardboard
REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS
500 E. St. Johns #1.280, 512/472-9472, mroberts@rstx.org, www.rstx.org/austin.
  • Gift cards: H-E-B ($25, $50, $100)
  • Baby wipes and diapers (size 1-6)
  • Bicycles and helmets (adults and children)
  • Bus passes (weekly, monthly)
  • Large area rugs
SAFE ALLIANCE
1401 Grove Blvd., 512/267-7233, inkind@safeaustin.org, www.safeaustin.org.
  • New socks, underwear (for all ages and genders)
  • Baby wipes/diapers (sizes 4-6)
  • Pet supplies and food
  • AA, AAA, C, 9-volt batteries
  • Toiletries (lotion, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, shaving supplies)
  • Cleaning supplies (laundry detergent, paper towels, cleaning spray, mops, brooms)
  • New towel and bed sets
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Small household appliances
  • Gift cards: Target, H-E-B, Walmart, clothing stores
  • Gifts: Bath and body kits, headphones, MP3 players, hair dryers/straighteners/brushes, DVD players
TEXAS ADVOCACY PROJECT
  • Items for Hope for the Holidays* needed by December 4:
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Amazon, Walmart, Target*
  • Toys for kids 3-8 and Xbox One games*
  • Light blue pressboard classification folders with 2 dividers and fasteners (letter size)
  • Administrative volunteers
TEXAS HOMELESS NETWORK
1713 Fortview, 512/482-8270, info@thn.org, www.thn.org.
  • Gift cards ($5): Starbucks, H-E-B
  • Gift cards ($25-$50): Home Depot, Visa
TRANSGENDER EDUCATION NETWORK OF TEXAS
  • $35: membership
  • $50: printed materials
  • $100: registration for Pride events
  • $150: provides a basic gender presentation
  • $300: provides a cultural competency workshop
WORKERS DEFENSE PROJECT
5604 Manor Rd., 512/391-2305, info@workersdefense.org, www.workersdefense.org.
  • Laminating sleeves
  • Art supplies: paint, markers, poster board, tape
  • Office supplies: small binder clips, folders, notepads, binders, pens
  • Recyclable plates, cups, utensils
  • Children's books and/or coloring books (English and Spanish)
  • Medium-sized conference table
  • New refrigerator
  • Picnic tables
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