WISH LIST
Your Guide to Charitable Giving

Every year for The Austin Chronicle’s wish list we invite local nonprofits to submit lists of the things they need to serve our city. And in light of the COVID-19 crisis, the need to help our neighbors this year is great, which means it’s especially important for us to support our communities by giving what and where we can this holiday season.

Of course, these needs don’t go away come the new year, so we encourage you to use this list into 2021 – you can find it in its entirety online year round. Do your own due diligence before donating, and don’t forget to call ahead before dropping off a donation as many organizations continue to operate remotely. As always, cash, computers and tech accessories, and volunteer hours are needed everywhere in addition to the below requests. Let’s fulfill some wishes, y’all. – Beth Sullivan


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

Kids/Education/Holidays
ADVOCACY OUTREACH
  • Socks
  • Coats for adults or children
  • New undergarments
  • Blankets
  • Bath towels and shower items
  • Space heaters
THE ARC OF THE CAPITAL AREA
4902 Grover, 512/476-7044, info@arcofthecapitalarea.org, www.arcaustin.org.
  • 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.
  • 3 heavy-duty utility carts ($250 each) for use when processing donated goods
  • 1 laptop to support an ACC student
  • 30 pre-K books in Spanish and English
  • 4 classroom easels for pre-K classrooms
  • 4 mechanical pencil sharpeners for wide pencils for pre-K classrooms
  • 10 laptops for college-bound foster youth in District 7 (Austin and surrounding area) graduating and aging out of the foster youth system
ATX KIDS CLUB
3005 S. Lamar, Ste D-109 #371, 512/234-5437, lauraatxkidsclub@gmail.com, https://www.atxkidsclub.org.
  • Bug spray and sunscreen
  • First aid supplies and anti-itch cream (for bug bites)
  • Paper towels & baby wipes
  • Frisbees
  • Crayons, markers, and notepads
  • Hand sanitizer
  • AAA batteries
AUSTIN BAT CAVE
PO Box 4762, Austin, TX 78765, 512/524-1489, info@austinbatcave.org, www.austinbatcave.org.
  • Children's books (third-fifth grade, in both Spanish and English)
  • Pens and markers
  • Colored pencils and crayons
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Writing journals
  • Large mailing envelopes
  • Printer paper
AUSTIN PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
PO Box 6118, Austin, TX 78762, 512/637-0900, dlewis@austinpartners.org, www.austinpartners.org.
  • Headphones for computers
  • Healthy snacks
  • Personal hygiene items for students
  • Gift cards and small incentive prizes for students
  • School supplies
AUSTIN POLICE OPERATION BLUE SANTA
PO Box 689001, Austin, TX 78768, 512/974-2583, bluesanta@austintexas.gov, www.bluesanta.org.
  • $25 gift cards from toy stores for all genders (ages: infants to 14 years old)
  • See Blue Santa website for more
AUSTIN VOICES FOR EDUCATION & YOUTH
5221 Ledesma, 512/653-4935, gestrada@austinvoices.org, www.austinvoices.org.
  • Gift cards: H-E-B and general ($20 each)
  • New or gently used children's/youth bicycles
  • New or gently used children's books
  • Weeklong Capital Metro bus passes
BEYOND THE GRADE
  • Laptops
  • Midi controllers
  • Keyboards
  • Headphones
  • Thumb drives
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
4800 Manor Rd., Bldg. K, 512/807-3607, jstrychalski@bigmentoring.org, www.bigmentoring.org.
  • Gift cards ($25): Amazon, Target, and Walmart
  • Please mail gift card donations to: Attn: Joe Strychalski, Big Brothers Big Sisters, PO Box 4555, Austin, TX 78765
  • Alternatively, call or email to coordinate donation dropoff
CAPITOL SCHOOL OF AUSTIN
2011 W. Koenig, 512/467-7006, jyoung@capitolschool.com, www.capitolschool.com.
  • Gift cards: OfficeMax, Target, Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Playground balls and trucks (new or gently used)
  • Sand toys (shovels, buckets)
  • Outdoor classroom sunshade
CENTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION
  • Tote bags/reusable shopping bags
  • Blankets
  • Coats (children and adult sizes)
  • Sweatpants & sweatshirts (children and adult sizes)
  • Undergarments (children and adult sizes)
  • Full-size shampoo/conditioner sets
  • Body wash
  • Board games (Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Trouble, Sorry)
CHULA LEAGUE
PO Box 4283, Austin, TX 78765, info@chulaleague.org, www.chulaleague.org.
  • Monetary donations to support art classrooms in East Austin
E4 YOUTH
4302 Airport, 512/323-0550, info@e4youth.org, www.e4youth.org.
  • Digital devices: laptops, tablets, web cams
  • A/V technical equipment: cameras, microphones, video cameras, speakers, mixers
  • Web subscriptions to SkillShare (www.skillshare.com)
  • Gift cards ($25): DoorDash, UberEats, GrubHub, Favor, etc.
FAMILIES IN NATURE
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Costco, Amazon, Home Depot, gas and similar
  • PR/marketing/communication assistance
  • Financial audit assistance
  • Walkie talkies: Midland GXT1030VP4
  • Tablet computers
GHISALLO CYCLING INITIATIVE
1000 Brazos #100, 512/524-7440, donate@ghisallo.org, www.ghisallo.org.
  • Good condition Toyota Tacoma truck or Ford Transit van
  • Utility trailers and/or enclosed cargo trailers
  • Land/light industrial warehouse
  • Upright adult trikes
GIRLS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK
PO Box 3122, Austin, TX 78764, 512/808-4044, office@girlsempowermentnetwork.org, www.genaustin.org.
  • Ziploc bags
  • White card stock
  • Glue sticks
  • Markers
  • Yarn
  • Beads
  • Pens
  • Paper clips
  • Thin dry erase markers
  • Balloons
  • Butcher paper/bulk poster paper
GIRLSTART STEM CENTER
1400 W. Anderson, 512/916-4775, info@girlstart.org, www.girlstart.org.
  • General building materials
  • Lawn services
  • Paint supplies
  • 5-mm LED light
  • Batteries (CR2032 lithium coin, AA, AAA, D cell, and 9V)
  • Book: Twins written by Varian Johnson and illustrated by Shannon Wright (1,250 needed)
  • Coffee filters
  • Colored copy paper
  • Colored markers
  • Copy paper (white)
  • Cotton balls
  • Craft sticks
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Dry erase markers
  • Duct tape
  • Glue sticks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Masking tape
  • Blue painter's tape (at least two inches wide)
  • Pencils with erasers
  • Pipe cleaners (assorted colors)
  • Plastic 9-oz. cups
  • Pom poms (assorted sizes)
  • Two-oz. portion cups with lids
  • Kids scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Scotch tape dispensers
  • Sharpies (assorted colors)
  • Slime
  • Sticks of modeling clay
  • Storage bins (clear, plastic, 30-quart)
  • Tongue depressors
  • Toothpicks
  • Ziploc baggies (snack, sandwich, and gallon sizes)
  • Food & drink: lunch sponsor for Girls in STEM Conference event in 2020; lunch sponsor for quarterly luncheons; snack sponsor for after-school clubs
  • Car rental vouchers
  • DC 3V micro vibration motors (200 needed)
  • Digital StarLab
  • Family Science Extravaganza materials sponsor
  • Gift cards: Hobby Lobby, Target, Walmart, Amazon
  • Hotel vouchers
  • HVAC
  • MakerBot filament (translucent red, translucent yellow, ocean blue)
  • Solar panels
  • Southwest gift cards (email to info@girlstart.org)
  • Sphero (Individual Sphero)
  • Sphero Classroom Pack
  • Sphero Mini
  • Sphero Mini Classroom Pack
  • T-shirt sponsor
  • Tilt switches (200 needed)
IMAGINE ART
4926 E. Cesar Chavez, Unit C, 512/448-1840, info@imagineart.net, www.imagineart.net.
  • Rolls of canvas
  • Acrylic paint (primary colors; student grade or professional brands)
  • Clay (cinco blanco or cinco rojo)
  • Clay slab roller
  • Warp board (for fiber arts)
  • Frames (for exhibition)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Gift Cards to H-E-B
KIDS IN A NEW GROOVE
3737 Executive Center Dr. #154, 512/596-5441, info@kidsinanewgroove.org.
  • 61-key portable keyboard
  • 3/4 scale acoustic or electric guitar
  • Adjustable keyboard stand
  • Adjustable padded keyboard X-style bench
  • Rechargeable clip-on tuner for all instruments
THE LITERACY COALITION
724 Eberhart #500, 512/326-8655, fundraising@willread.org, www.willread.org.
  • Gift cards ($25-50): H-E-B, Walmart, Amazon, Target, etc.
  • Bilingual board books for toddlers (new or gently used)
  • Dry-erase board markers
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Construction paper
  • Paper goods (plates, utensils, napkins)
  • Individually wrapped snack foods
  • Bus passes (weekly, monthly)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Menstrual care products
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Disposable mask
  • Cloth masks
  • Headphones
  • Tablets
  • Laptops
LITERACY FIRST
3925 W. Braker #3.801, 512/232-2286, rmallernee@austin.utexas.edu, www.literacyfirst.org.
  • Gift cards ($25-50): H-E-B, Target, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Randalls, etc.
  • Gift cards ($5-$15): Epoch, Austin Java, Starbucks, etc.
  • Red and blue colored pencils
  • Stickers (fun characters preferred)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex pouches
  • Blank white 3” 3-ring binders
MAKE-A-WISH CENTRAL & SOUTH TEXAS
2224 Walsh Tarlton #200, 512/329-9474, info@cstx.wish.org, www.cstx.wish.org.
  • Toys, stuffed animals, and games (ages 2-18)
  • Coloring books, adult coloring books, crayons, and markers
  • Travel supplies (neck pillows, crossword puzzles, throw blankets, portable charger, headphones, reusable water bottle, etc.)
  • Sensory toys (toys that light up or are squishy)
  • Wrapping paper, gift bags (various sizes), gift wrapping supplies (non-Christmas/holidays – white, plain royal blue, and plain colors/patterns preferred)
  • Shipping supplies (bubble mailers, packaging tape, media boxes, crinkle paper)
  • See Make-a-Wish's Amazon Wish List for gift cards, pool toys and accessories, and more
NEIGHBORHOOD LONGHORNS PROGRAM
2100 San Jacinto #312, 512/232-4650, donate@nlp.utexas.edu, www.neighborhoodlonghorns.org.
  • Pencils
  • Black or blue ink pens
  • Magic markers
  • Sharpies
  • Dry-erase board markers
  • Wide-ruled loose-leaf paper
  • Construction paper
  • Printer/copier paper
  • Children's books in English and/or Spanish (2nd-5th grade level)
  • Disinfectant wipes
OUT YOUTH
909 E. 49th½, 512/419-1233, lane.strickland@outyouth.org, www.outyouth.org.
  • Gift Cards: H-E-B
  • Hygiene items for hygiene kits
  • Art and activity kits
TEXANS CAN ACADEMIES
  • See Texans Can Academies's Amazon wish list to purchase items for TCA's contactless Secret Santa for students – items will be shipped directly to the school for distribution (alternatively, if you would like to schedule a delivery or pickup, please email nwinstead@texanscan.org)
  • Orders on Amazon must be placed by Mon., Dec. 14.
Arts
BIG MEDIUM
916 Springdale #101, 512/939-6665, info@bigmedium.org, www.bigmedium.org.
  • Laptop (Windows or Mac)
  • Dolly/hand truck
  • Pop-up 10' x 10' canopy
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Office Depot, Amazon
  • A-frame with changeable letters
TAPESTRY DANCE COMPANY
2015 E. Riverside Ste. 7-BD, 512/474-9846, dance@tapestry.org, www.tapestry.org.
  • Film production support (on-location equipment and crew support)
  • Two high-end cameras
  • Two shotgun microphones
  • Generator
  • Vehicle to transport 24' x 16' maple touring floor (4' x 4' panels)
  • Dolly
TILT PERFORMANCE GROUP
  • Web cameras
  • Computer compatible microphones
  • iPads
  • Production sponsors
  • Playbill advertisers
  • Video editing software for Windows
YOUNG VOICES OF AUSTIN
  • GLEAM sheet music stand
  • Gift cards for small birthday cakes or cupcakes
  • Five child-size wireless headphones
  • Microphone isolation shield
  • Spring outdoor supplies (kites, sidewalk chalk, bubbles)
  • 12 large drawing pads
  • Two new laptops for graduating seniors in May
  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 USB audio interface with ProTools
  • ACT test prep tutor for one high school student
  • Hola! Music HPS-101TB professional tripod mic stand (pack of two)
  • Ukulele kits
  • AVID Sibelius Ultimate Notation software (educational version)
  • Hot cocoa for 25 holiday gift bags
  • Volunteer help with email distributions or help filling bags/boxes for students
Environmental/Animals
AUSTIN CREATIVE REUSE
AUSTIN WILDLIFE RESCUE
  • Bounty paper towels
  • Bleach
  • Wild bird seed
  • Gain laundry detergent
  • Nuts (pecans, walnuts, acorns)
AUSTIN ZOO
10808 Rawhide Trl., 512/288-1490, info@austinzoo.org, www.austinzoo.org.
  • Raw, unsalted nuts, shelled or unshelled, any type
  • Heavy-duty garden hoses
  • Extension cords
  • Red heat lamp bulbs
  • K&H Pet Products small animal outdoor heated pads
CENTRAL TEXAS FELINE RESCUE
  • Steel cages for feral cats
  • Canned cat food
  • Cat trees
  • Cat toys
CENTRAL TEXAS SPCA
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Clorox wipes
  • Dog treats
  • Paper towels
  • Canned dog food
  • Clay nonscented cat litter
  • Items on Amazon wish list
CLIMATE CHANGE NOW INITIATIVE
  • Sponsor: Austin Climate Emergency Response Plan
  • Sponsor: permafrost collapse filming Alaska
  • Replacement windshield for the Dalton Highway
  • Sponsor article: "The Filming of Climate Change Across America - 50,000 Miles and Counting"
  • Sponsor article: "Climate Change Across America - Collapsing National Treasures"
  • Sponsor article: "Permafrost Collapse Climate Tipping"
  • Sponsor article: "Climate Science Has No Safety Factors"
  • Sponsor article: "Unkillable Sequoias Killed by Beetles and Fire"
  • Sponsor article: "Barrier Island Sea Level Rise Erosion"
  • Sponsor article: "Last Resort Solutions to Climate Restoration - Local and Regional"
  • Upgrade to 4K film production workstation
  • Upgrade to 4K production monitors
  • Replacement uninterruptible power supply (UPS) 900W
  • 32TB hard drive array
ECOLOGY ACTION OF TEXAS
  • Trash grabbers
  • Trail cameras
  • Native plant seeds
  • Cedar posts/used wood in good condition
  • Wheel barrows
GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK
Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 512/505-3000, gitnb@htu.edu, https://www.facebook.com/gitnbhtu.
  • Scholarship donations: Fund a Green Is the New Black environmental justice scholar
  • Donations for attending virtual and future in-person events and conferences
  • Organic, black pocket T-shirts for group shirts
  • Organic gardening supplies for campus food and pollinator gardens
HOUSE RABBIT RESOURCE NETWORK
PO Box 2381, Pflugerville, TX 78691, 512/444-3277, hrrn@rabbitresource.org, www.rabbitresource.org.
  • Gift cards: Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, Costco
  • Paper towels
  • Gutter installation
  • Landscape paver installation
  • Minor landscaping
LOVE-A-BULL
2900 W. Anderson C-200 #304, 512/619-8620, amber@love-a-bull.org, love-a-bull.org.
RAINFOREST PARTNERSHIP
PO Box 49268, Austin, TX 78765, 512/420-0101, info@rainforestpartnership.org, https://rainforestpartnership.org/.
STREET CAT RESCUE
PO Box 2524, Round Rock, TX 78681, 512/762-3597, streetcatrescue@earthlink.net, www.streetcatrescue.com.
  • Revolution flea meds for cats
  • Gift cards: Hollywood Feed (formerly Bark 'n Purr) or Petco
  • Chewy Brand American Journey Chicken and Turkey dry cat food
  • Science Diet, Merrick, Wellness, Weruva Kat’s in the Kitchen pouches or Fancy Feast Gravy Lovers wet canned food
  • Gift certificates to Tractor Supply
  • Greenies cat treats (any flavor)
TRAIL FOUNDATION
515 Congress #1900, 512/733-3989, kylie@thetrailfoundation.org, www.thetrailfoundation.org.
  • Monetary donations
  • In-kind advertising
  • 2021 event sponsorships: Moonlight Margarita Run & Twilight on the Trail
  • On-trail program sponsors
  • Bags of mulch
  • Bags of compost
  • Wildflower seed
  • Storage supplies (shelving, bins, racks, hooks)
  • Weed wrenches
  • Storage space for tools
  • Printed yard signs
  • Printing services
  • Masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bow rakes
  • Craft supplies (crayons, glue, construction paper, straws, pipe cleaners, notebooks)
  • Portable lights
  • Bags of concrete
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks for volunteers
  • T-posts
  • Heavy-gauge wire fencing
  • Baling wire
  • Impact driver
  • Gas-powered t-post driver
URBAN ROOTS
4900 Gonzales, 512/750-8019, clarissa@urbanrootsatx.org, www.urbanrootsatx.org.
  • Laptops (used is OK)
  • Printers (used is OK)
  • Wifi router
  • Gift cards (groceries): H-E-B, Wheatsville, Whole Foods, etc.
  • Gift cards (farm supply): Johnny’s Seeds, Home Depot, Callahan's
  • Healthy snacks (breakfast bars, granola, etc.)
Health/Medical
AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN
7215 Cameron, 512/458-2437, asa.mail@asaustin.org, www.asaustin.org.
  • Hot plates
  • Reusable sporks
  • Multifunctional can openers
  • Reusable grocery bags and insulated bags
  • Bedding: blankets, pillows, pillowcases
  • Bath mats, towels
  • Jackets
  • Gloves, socks, hand warmers
  • Prepaid cell phones
  • 10 coolers/ice chests
  • Gift cards: Walmart, Target, H-E-B
AUSTIN STATE HOSPITAL
4110 Guadalupe, 512/419-2333, cindy.reed@hhsc.state.tx.us, www.ashvolunteers.org.
  • Call 512/419-2333 for details on donation delivery options.
  • Men's pants (sizes 32-38)
  • Word-find and crossword puzzle books
  • Art paint books (no spiral)
  • Book bound journals (no spiral)
  • Book bound art sketchbooks (no spiral)
THE BRIDGE COLLECTIVE
  • Pads (any size/type)
  • Tampons (any size/type)
  • Menstrual cups
  • Underwear
  • Small containers of OTC pain medication
  • Donations may be mailed to: The Bridge Collective, PO BOX 650075, Austin, TX 78765) throughout the month of December, or purchased via the Bridge Collective's Amazon wish list
CAPITAL AREA PARKINSON'S SOCIETY
PO Box 27565, Austin, TX 78755, 512/371-3373, info@capitalareaparkinsons.org, www.capitalareaparkinsons.org.
  • Two-three floor lamps
  • Two sturdy tall bookshelves
  • Two 2.5-liter coffee airpots
  • Three-drawer file cabinet with lock if possible
FRIENDS OF AUSTIN STATE SUPPORTED LIVING CENTER
2203 W. 35th, 512/374-6048, friends@ausslcfriends.org, www.ausslcfriends.org.
  • Card games: Uno, Old Maid, Apples to Apples, etc.
  • Throw and sensory blankets
  • Backpacks, bags
  • Women's briefs (sizes 7-10)
  • Men's long socks
  • T-shirts (sizes M-L)
  • Men's and women's bath products
  • Nonbreakable room decor for men and women
  • Magazines for reading and art
  • Men's wallets
  • Women's costume jewelry
  • Costumes
HEALTH ALLIANCE FOR AUSTIN MUSICIANS
3010 S. Lamar #200, 512/541-4226, info@myhaam.org, www.myhaam.org.
  • Gift cards: H-E-B (to help musicians affected by COVID cover basic needs)
  • Sponsorship per HAAM member: $1,200/yr.
  • Hearing services: $300/yr. per member
  • Dental services: $600/yr. per member
HOSPICE AUSTIN
4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., 512/342-4700, mmarble@hospiceaustin.org, www.hospiceaustin.org.
  • Board games, cards, simple art supplies, 100- to 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.
  • Lock-boxes for doors
INTEGRAL CARE
  • Adult socks
  • Adult underwear (all genders)
  • Jackets/hoodies
  • T-shirts
  • Adult diapers
  • Menstrual hygiene products
  • Hygiene products
  • Toilet paper
  • Shelf-stable food
  • Bedding/sheets
  • Bath towels
  • Household cleaning supplies
LILITH FUND
PO Box 684949, Austin, TX 78768, 877/355-1463, info@lilithfund.org, www.lilithfund.org.
  • $3,000: Registration fees for staff to attend online conferences, leadership trainings, etc.
  • $150: Over-ear wireless headphones
  • $150: Linocut materials for zines
  • $100: Paper and binding materials for zines
  • $100: Stationary and thank you cards
PROJECT TRANSITIONS
  • Men's slippers
  • Women's slippers
  • Backpacks
  • Men's T-shirts (all sizes)
  • Women's T-shirts (all sizes)
  • DVDs
  • Streaming membership (not Netflix)
  • $20 or $25 Visa gift cards
  • A grill (propane or charcoal)
  • Large, soft blankets (not throw blankets)
  • Weighted blankets
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Personal-size lotion
  • Chapstick
  • Men's socks
  • Women's socks
  • Jersey net sheets (twin size)
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS
1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd., 512/472-9844, rcarlin@rmhc-ctx.org, www.rmhc-ctx.org.
  • Donations can be dropped off at the Ronald McDonald House on or before December 20.
  • Find Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas' wish list at rmhc-ctx.org/get-involved/wish-list (items will be part of RMHC CTX annual Santa's Workshop where RMHC CTX families will receive a holiday gift bag)
SIMS FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 2152, Austin, TX 78768, 512/472-1008, info@simsfoundation.org, www.simsfoundation.org.
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw
TOP DRAWER
  • Cleaning supplies: mop/bucket, Clorox wipes, sponges, soap, etc.
WITHOUT REGRETS FOUNDATION
PO Box 622, Cedar Park, TX 78630, 540/710-3588, rebecca@withoutregrets.org, www.withoutregrets.org.
  • Gift cards: Visa, Mastercard, Amazon, Target, H-E-B, Central Market
  • Airbnb, vacation rentals by owners, and timeshares for families to stay
  • Hotel vouchers for families to stay
  • Photographer/videographer to help capture family memories
  • Assistance with marketing and social media
  • Translator to help translate information into Spanish
YWCA
2015 S. I-35 #110, 512/326-1222, monet@YWCAaustin.org, www.ywcaaustin.org.
  • 6 large storage bins, with wheels if possible
  • Gift cards: H-E-B ($25 value per card, 50+ cards requested - for clients in need; Office Depot; and Visa/Mastercard ($50, six cards requested)
  • Capital Metro monthly bus passes (50+ cards requested for clients in need)
  • Printer ink for HPM182nw and HP63 printers
  • Computer screen protectors for direct staff
  • Social justice/mental health books: Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools by Glenn Singleton; Facilitator's Guide to Courageous Conversations About Race (NULL) (1st edition) by Glenn Singleton; More Courageous Conversations About Race (1st edition) by Glenn Singleton; Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies by Renee Linklater; Emergent Strategy by Adrienne Maree Brown; Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement by Ejerix Dixon; and Feminist Accountability: Disrupting Violence and Transforming Power by Anne Russo
  • Pens (boxes X3) and notebooks (X15) for staff
Quality of Life
AFRICAN AMERICAN YOUTH HARVEST FOUNDATION
6633 Hwy. 290 E. #307, 512/585-6696, mrlofton@aayhf.org, elofton@aayhf.org, www.aayhf.org.
  • Toys for youth (three months to 17 years old)
  • Gift cards ($10, $20, $25)
  • Educational early childhood tablets
  • 20 turkeys
  • 20 hams
  • Bus passes
ART FROM THE STREETS
  • AFTS Art Kit materials (kits be distributed to Integral Care clients, city-owned hotels, Street Youth, Trinity Center):
  • 1 sharpie pen (color or black)
  • 1 pad of paper (fit in the waterproof bag; see below)
  • 1 setup of watercolor paints
  • 2 professional paint brushes (no child's paint kit brushes)
  • Waterproof bag
  • Inspirational uplifting note
  • Watercolor pencils (2-3)
  • Colored pencils (2-3)
  • Small container to hold water
AUSTIN BAPTIST CHAPEL – ANGEL HOUSE SOUP KITCHEN
  • Men’s gently used clothing (no suit coats, please)
  • New sleeping bags
  • New blankets
AUSTIN FREE-NET
2209 Rosewood, 512/236-8225, skye.downing@austinfree.net, www.austinfree.net.
  • Urgent and ongoing need for PPE: Large-sized gloves, disposable masks, disinfectant wipes, Lysol, medical-grade cleaner, paper towels
  • Printer/copier toner cartridges: HP 55A (CE255A), TN223BK, HP 950XL
  • Reams of paper: 8.5" x 11" paper
  • 1GB thumb drives (brand can vary, used is okay)
  • Individually wrapped earbuds
  • Pens, pencils, and manila folders
AUSTIN HUMANISTS AT WORK
  • 2 new tires for our travel trailer
  • Decal/paint job with our org logo for trailer
  • 1,000 hats and gloves
  • 500 sleeping bags and mats
  • 500 4-person tents
BLACK FRET
PO Box 29628, Austin, TX 78755, sustain@blackfret.org, www.blackfret.org.
  • Black Fret membership ($750 annual dues)
  • Companies book a Black Fret Virtual Happy Hour Concert to benefit Black Fret artists
  • $50 donation from 1,000 Austinites to help create Black Fret chapters around the country
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) LED solar lights for front canopy
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Amazon, Target, Walmart
  • Canon PowerShot SX60HS
CREATIVE ACTION
1023 Springdale, Bldg. 3, 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.
  • Toiletries, including haircare for Black women
  • All shades of makeup
  • Black professional handbags
  • Professional work shoes (sizes 9+ preferred)
  • Gently used laptop computers (less than 5 years old)
HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUSICIANS AND ENTERTAINERS
  • Free advertising and promotion for events, music fundraisers, and other special projects
KAZI 88.7FM
8906 Wall St. #203, 512/836-9544, steve@kazifm.org, www.kazifm.org.
  • New console
  • New transmitter
  • New broadcast board
  • New computers
  • New furniture
  • New building
LIFEWORKS
  • Gift cards ($25): Walmart, Target, H-E-B
  • Adult-sized backpacks in dark colors
  • Adult-sized sleeping bags in dark colors
  • Dish sets: plates, bowls, cups, glassware, flatware
  • Sets of pots and pans
LIVING HISTORY FOUNDATION
  • Donations for virtual, future in-person events and conferences
  • Assistance with marketing and social media
  • Web-design services
  • Grant writing services
  • Office space
  • Gently used office furniture: chairs, desks, file cabinets, conference table, and chairs
  • Dry-erase board
  • Dolly/hand truck
  • Table skirts with our name and logo on it
  • Signage and banner services
  • Development software to track donations, donors, supporters, volunteers, and appeals
  • Board members
MAC MISSION INCORPORATED
P.O. Box 151233, 512/939-6116, info@macpacks.org, www.macpacks.org.
  • Men's white cotton socks
  • Fleece travel blankets
  • Knit winter gloves & hats
  • New TrailMaker (or similar) backpacks
  • Pull-tab cans of food
MEALS ON WHEELS CENTRAL TEXAS
  • See Meals on Wheels Central Texas' Amazon wish list for requested donations (donations will be used for holiday care packages for those served by Meals on Wheels Central Texas
MONKEYWRENCH BOOKS
110 E. North Loop, 512/407-6925, contact@monkeywrenchbooks.org, www.monkeywrenchbooks.org.
  • New socks
  • New underwear
  • Men's clothing
  • Dry food (rice, beans, etc.)
  • Christmas decorations
  • Blankets
  • Tents
  • First-aid supplies
MUSIC MOVES MOUNTAINS FOUNDATION
  • Gift cards: local music stores for instruments, gear, and repair (Strait Music, South Austin Music, Tommy's Drum Shop, etc.)
  • Gift cards: local record stores (Antone's Record Shop, End of an Ear, Waterloo, Breakaway Records, etc.)
  • Gift cards: iTunes/Apps/Apple Music subs
  • Headphones (wired/wireless)
  • Speakers (wired/wireless)
  • iPods, record players, CD players, radios (new/used)
  • Music media (records, CDs, DVDs, books)
  • Rehearsal space/time
  • Recording space/time
  • Sponsored livestream production ($100-500)
  • Sponsored music mentor/educator ($100-500)
PHOENIX HOUSE TEXAS
  • Art supplies: tempera and water-based paints; small-framed canvas (8” x 10”); watercolors/paper; color pencils; mandala and other relaxation coloring books; and origami paper
POSADA ESPERANZA
  • For mothers: perfume, nail polish, makeup, blender, large pot, queen-size blanket, socks and underwear (women's sizes), hair clipper set for cutting boys hair
  • For kids: socks and underwear (kid's sizes), batteries (AA, AAA), new sneakers (kid's sizes), winter hats (all ages)
  • Babies: diapers (sizes 3-6), baby wipes, warm baby clothes (sizes 6 months to 2 years), sit upon push toys for toddlers
  • Kids (ages 2-6): toy robots, remote-controlled cars, dolls (preferably brown or Black), toy doll strollers, Play-Doh, kinetic sand, superhero toys
  • Kids (ages 7-12): hair ties and hairbrushes, Legos, Rubix Cubes, balls (all sports), craft kits, journal/drawing pads, headphones, toy drone, watches, slime, kid purses
  • Kids (ages 13-17): brand-name long sleeve gym shirts and baseball caps (Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour), belts for jeans, fitness tracker watches, headphones, wallet, small Bluetooth speaker, toy drone, purse backpack, fuzzy soft sweatshirts, hoodie sweatshirts
  • Items for family care packages: toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, kitchen sponges, hand soap, shampoo
  • See Posada Esperanza's Amazon Wish List for more.
REAL QUEENS FIX EACH OTHER'S CROWNS
  • New toys (appropriate for ages 1-14 years old) or monetary donations for Real Queens' holiday toy drive for families in need
SCOTTISH RITE THEATER
  • Help with social media and marketing
  • Sponsorships to provide safe, kid-friendly curbside neighborhood singalongs
TEXAS FOLKLIFE RESOURCES OFFICE
1708 Houston St., 512/441-9255, info@texasfolklife.org, www.texasfolklife.org.
  • 6 Macbook laptops
  • 1 high-volume color printer
  • Printer paper
  • 5 iPhones or iPod Touches (with recording capabilities)
  • 5 ring lights (compatible with iPhone or iPod Touch)
TREASURE CITY THRIFT
  • Clean men's clothes
  • A building
  • Dolly
UNDER THE UMBRELLA
  • Size small-XL men’s and women's underwear and socks
  • Rolling clothes racks
  • Stamps and envelopes
  • Printer ink
  • Any promotional items
WITHOUT REGRETS FOUNDATION
PO Box 622, Cedar Park, TX 78630, 540/710-3588, rebecca@withoutregrets.org, www.withoutregrets.org.
  • Gift cards: Visa, Mastercard, Amazon, Target, H-E-B, Central Market
  • Airbnb, vacation rentals by owners, and timeshares for families to stay
  • Hotel vouchers for families to stay
  • Photographer/videographer to help capture family memories
  • Assistance with marketing and social media
  • Translator to help translate information into Spanish
YELLOW BIKE PROJECT
1216 Webberville Rd., 512/524-5299, austinyellowbike@gmail.com, www.austinyellowbike.org.
  • Sustaining donors to help Yellow Bike Project keep the wheels turning on the streets of Austin
  • Kids' bikes and kids' bike helmets
  • Bike helmets, lights, and locks
  • More bike routes
  • Clean bike trails and green areas
  • Kinder drivers
Rights/Advocacy
ACCESSIBLE HOUSING AUSTIN!
1100 S. I-35, 512/640-7781, jolene.keene@ahaustin.org, www.ahaustin.org.
  • Gift cards: Home Depot, Office Depot, Lowe's, Visa
  • Professional flooring services
  • Printer paper (letter size)
  • Printer paper (legal size)
  • Air filters (contact us for sizes)
  • Refrigerator
  • Desks
  • Lamps
  • Large Post-it notes
  • Water cooler
  • Staples
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Packing tape
  • Thumbtacks
  • Binder clips
  • Paper clips
  • Envelope sealers
  • Envelopes
  • Working Truck with open bed
AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
500 W. Ben White, 512/478-2165, jhatton@ahfh.org, www.austinhabitat.org/restore.
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Home decor
  • Lighting
  • Clothing
  • Kitchenware
BASTROP COUNTY LONG TERM RECOVERY TEAM
150 Settlement Dr. Ste. B-2, Bastrop, 512/521-3001, ed@bcltrt.org, www.bcltrt.org.
  • 2 laptops
  • 2 file cabinets
  • 2 office desks (good condition)
  • 1 office desk chair (good condition)
  • Storage cabinet for office and cleaning supplies
  • Metal shelving for storage unit
BLACK LIVES MATTER LOCAL CHAPTER
  • Sponsor an incarcerated person for $5. George Floyd was born and raised in Houston, Texas before he was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minn. Most Texas prisons use the JPAY email service where for $5 you can send an email to an inmate with up to 10 pages of attachments. Contact the Black Lives Matter Austin chapter for a list of people incarcerated in Minnesota and Texas and a 10-page resource list to send.
  • Donate to the Ron Settles Foundation for college scholarships. Ron Settles was killed by Signal Hill Police before he got to play for the Dallas Cowboys. A scholarship has been started in his memory.
CARITAS OF AUSTIN
  • Call 512/646-1288 to schedule a donation dropoff.
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Lyft, Uber, Walmart, Target
  • Pantry items: cans of meat (tuna, Spam, Vienna sausage, chicken, sardines); cans of chili (with or without beans); tomato sauce; pasta sauce; to-go tuna kits; instant coffee; hot chocolate packets; peanut butter and jelly; mayonnaise; mustard; ramen noodles; microwavable soups or meals.
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 4G-enabled phones and tablets
CASA MARIANELLA
  • Email donations@casamarianella.org with a description of your donation.
  • Gently used men's and women's clothing
  • Winter clothing for men (jackets, coats, beanies, and gloves)
  • Men's jeans or work pants (28"-38" waist, inseam 28"-32")
  • Men's work boots
  • Unlocked cell phones
  • Flat screen TVs
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Goodwill
  • Full- or queen-size mattresses/box springs/frames (preferably as a bed set)
  • New men's socks and underwear
  • Sheets, towels, and blankets
  • Gently used kitchen items (plates, cups, pans, spatulas, and frying pans, etc.)
EL BUEN SAMARITANO EPISCOPAL CENTER
7000 Woodhue, 512/439-8900, hello@elbuen.org, www.elbuen.org.
  • Gift cards ($25+): H-E-B, Walmart, Target, fuel
  • Toiletries
  • Art supplies
  • Spanish-language self-help, clinical, parenting books
  • Rechargeable waterproof walkie-talkies
  • 3 10' x 10' canopies
  • 3 white folding tables
  • Back support belts
  • Food prep gloves
  • Headsets with microphone
  • Cones
  • iPad stylus pack
  • iPad shoulder straps
  • Essential oils and sprays/aromatherapy items
  • 1 label maker
  • Lockable lateral black filing cabinet
  • White board, dry erase markers
EMPTY BOWL PROJECT
  • Storage facility (minimum 5' x 10')
  • Wine glasses and tablecloth rental
  • Table and chair rental
  • Directors and officers insurance, plus event insurance
  • Membership to www.signup.com to sign up volunteers online
EQUAL JUSTICE CENTER
314 E. Highland Mall Blvd. #401, 512/474-0007, kanaya@equaljusticecenter.org, www.equaljusticecenter.org.
  • Cubicles for intake
  • Dinette set for break room
FRAMEWORKS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
701 Tillery Ste. A-7B, Box 15, 512/385-1500, info@frameworkscdc.org, www.frameworkscdc.org.
  • 1 Lenovo Thinkpad (T480s)
  • 3 black ergonomic chairs
  • 6 black, new leather or leather-like conference chairs (table is 6' x 3')
  • 20 Kidde AC/DC carbon monoxide alarms with battery backup & tamper-resist feature
MANOS DE CRISTO
4911 Harmon, 512/628-4203, driehs@manosdecristo.org, www.manosdecristo.org.
  • New or clean, gently used winter coats
  • PPE for dental staff
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Walmart, Sam's Club
  • Chromebooks for adult learners
  • Color printer
  • HDMI-capable projector
REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS
500 E. St. Johns #1.280, 512/472-9472, mroberts@rstx.org, www.rstx.org/make-an-impact.
  • Gift cards ($25, $50, $100): H-E-B
  • Blankets (all sizes)
  • Bus passes (weekly, monthly)
  • Baby wipes and diapers (all sizes)
  • Jackets/hats/gloves (adult and kid sizes)
SAFE ALLIANCE
1401 Grove Blvd., 512/267-7233, inkind@safeaustin.org, www.safeaustin.org.
  • Baby needs: Baby wipes, sippy cups, baby wash, and baby lotion
  • Hygiene needs: Men's and women's shaving supplies, deodorant, and body lotion
  • Over-the-counter medicines: gummy vitamins, Tylenol, cough drops, and allergy medications
  • Household needs: pots and pans, twin-size sheets and blankets, pillows, and cleaning supplies
  • Gift cards: Target, Walmart, H-E-B, fast food, and gas stations
TEXAS HOMELESS NETWORK
3000 S. IH-35 #100, 512/482-8270, info@thn.org, www.thn.org.
  • Gift cards for volunteers ($10-20): Starbucks, H-E-B, Home Depot, Visa
  • Monetary donations ($15): To compensate a person with lived experience for one hour of their time to educate policymakers on homelessness
TRANSGENDER EDUCATION NETWORK OF TEXAS
  • Trans, nonbinary, and intersex people who want to get involved with education, outreach, and training initiatives and efforts on a volunteer basis.
  • Attorneys to assist with specific projects
  • Gas and/or Southwest gift cards to help us defray the costs of travel, grocery gift cards, and clothing/makeup (transition related products)
  • Website designer
  • PPE to give to those in need
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