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2010 Holiday Wish List

 IBJ Staff
December 11, 2010
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The following is a list of Indianapolis-area not-for-profit organizations and the things each needs most. This is an opportunity for businesses and individuals to make tax-deductible gifts in the spirit of the season. Anyone who wishes to make a contribution should contact the organization directly.

This list is being published through Dec. 20.

Requests should be limited to five items or services (not cash) and should include a contact name, telephone number and e-mail address. Submit requests by e-mail to gposhadlo@ibj.com, fax to 263-5406, or mail to Holiday Wish List, Indianapolis Business Journal, 41 E. Washington St., 46204.

American Cancer Society, Martha Steininger, 344-7827, Martha.steininger@cancer.org. Volunteers to help with administrative work.

American Heart Association, Michelle Wagner, 732-4720, michelle.wagner@heart.org. Chairs for office lobby, dolly, mini-fridge, full-size fridge, conference phone.

Autism Society of Indiana, Dana Renay, 658-2973, dana@inautism.org. Speaker phone, color printer/copier/scanner, table-top display, laminator, graphic arts services.

Best Buddies Indiana, Natalie Seibert, 436-8440, natalieseibert@bestbuddies.org. Digital camera, video recorder, gift cards, reams of brightly colored paper.

Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc., Laurie Cuellar, 921-0836, lcuellar@exodusrefugee.org. Grocery gift cards, jasmine rice, gloves/hats/scarves, bus passes, large rice cookers.

Fairbanks, Katy Cummings, 572-9398, ccrichlow@fairbankscd.org. Bus passes, battery-powered hand tools, twin bed sheets, blankets, bath towels.

Franklin Township Education Foundation, Judith R. Duncan, 803-5037, Judith.duncan@ftcsc.k12.in.us. Color printer, 15 reams of colored paper.

From the Heart Rescue Inc., Jacque Beck, peggy@heartrescue.org. Cat food and litter, volunteers, Revolution flea control, gift certificates to Hamilton County Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic, 2,000-square foot rentable building.

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Michael Pettry, 940-9057, mpettry@butler.edu. New personal computers, color printer, desks and chairs, set of choral risers, public relations services.

Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Jenna Wachtmann, 639-6106, jwachtmann@maryrigg.org. Industrial-strength carpet cleaner, tool set, industrial refrigerator, storage totes, lightweight white boards.

Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Aaron Carmichael, 626-3394, acarmichael@rmh-indiana.org. Enclosed utility trailer, G-rated movies on DVD, arcade games, hotel carts, tickets to local events.

Safe Sitter Inc., Sharon Lindsay, (800) 255-4089, sharon@safesitter.org. Heavy-duty cross-cut shredder, high-capacity stapler.

Use What You’ve Got Prison Ministry, Cecilia Whitfield, 626-3394, apcarmichael@yahoo.com. Office furniture, combo fax/scanner/copier/printer, four laptop computers, kitchen appliances, television.

Center for Leadership and Development, Deborah Ross, 923-8111, dross@cldinc.org. Copy paper, facial tissue, pens, pencils, iTunes cards.

Damar Services, David DeWitt, 455-7175, daved@damar.org. Gator utility vehicle, clothing, wellness facility expansion, office supplies.

Heritage Place Indy, Ruth Ann Schroeder, 283-6662, heritageplaceindy@gmail.com. White-board markers and cleaner, white and colored copy paper, white adhesive name badges, postage stamps, card-stock copy paper.

Humane Society of Indianapolis, Christine Jeschke, 872-5650, cjeschke@indyhumane.org. Canned cat and dog food, bleach, paper towels, carpet cat condos, reams of white copy paper.

Indiana Horse Council, James Kirkham, 513-6359, jakirkham@sbcglobal.net. Laptop computer, white copy paper, USB flash drives, Hewlitt Packard No. 21 black printer ink, bags of horse feed.

Indianapolis Air Show, Beth Vahle, 335-7252, bvahle@indyairshow.com. Desktop computers, upright vacuum, printer cartridges and image drum for HP Color LaserJet 2840.

IndyReads, M. Travis DiNicola, 275-4035, tdinicola@indyreads.org. Volunteers, laptops, exercise bike, color printer, LCD projector.

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana, Barb Renshaw, 252-5558, brenshaw@mealsonwheelsindy.org. Laptop computer, gas gift cards, coolers on wheels, oil change gift cards, new tires.

Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis, Any Tobias, 251-0005, atobias@mhaindy.net. Business stationery printing, food for Crisis Line volunteer training, one year of office cleaning service, one year of lawn service, copy paper.

Project Home Indy, Sarah Nielsen, 925-0980, sarah@projecthomeindy.org. Front-loading industrial-sized washer and dryer, shampoo and hygiene items, diapers, grocery gift cards, large refrigerator.

ReTails Neighborhood Pet Place, Dave Bash, 450-1600, basman4@aol.com. HP 290XL ink cartridges, cat and dog beds, red 2-pocket folders, dog treats, dog leashes.

Second Helpings, Debbie Russell, 632-2664, Debbie@secondhelpings.org. Hunger-relief van, food drive for pasta and rice, two Robot Coupe food processors, powered pallet jack, 50 2-inch hotel pans.

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, Jana Raymer, 471-8560, jraymer@sjid.org. Target gift card, Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart gift card, Home Depot gift card, tree-trimming service, painting services.

St. Vincent de Paul, Pat Jerrell, 924-5769, president@svdindy.org. Digital phone system upgrade, desktop computers, rear tine tiller, utility carts, pallet jack.

Sycamore Services Inc., Marcia Lynch, 664-7075, mklynch@sycamoreservices.com. Four jet hours, leather/vinyl chairs and couches, conference table and chairs.

Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc., Debbie Laird, 773-7433, dlaird@agaperiding.org. Billy Goat lawn vacuum, two 2-drawer filing cabinets with lock, 50-pound bags of equine senior horse food, 13 chairs, English and Western saddles.

Blaze & Saddles Springer Rescue of Indiana Inc., Melvin Curtis, 894-3122, dog.rescue@hotmail.com. Eleven-14-inch collars, Heartgard Heartworm Prevention for Dogs, Nylabones, Kong Chew Toys, tractor supply gift certificates.

Christel House Academy, Carey Dahncke, 783-4690, cdahncke@chacademy.org. Jump ropes, basketballs, kickballs, board games, soccer equipment.

Dayspring Center, 635-6780, michelle@dayspringindy.org. Flat-bed cart, new desktop printer, vacuum cleaner, gas cards, commercial floor mat.

Dress for Success Indianapolis, Jennifer Livesay, 940-3737, Jennifer@indyfs.org. Gloves, scarves, hats, hosiery, padfolios.

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, Sue Bogan, 745-7376, sebogan@hendricks.org. Printing services, G-rated movies, children’s clothing, diapers and wipes.

Institute for Affordable Transportation, Lyn Fencl, 828-2304, lefencl@aol.com. Trade-show display equipment, truck, gifts and prizes for students and volunteers.

Outreach Inc., 951-8886, kim@outreachindiana.org. Pop-top foods, copier paper, gas cards, adult winter coats, prayers.

ReadUP, Julie Henson, 925-7323, julie.henson@uwci.org. Volunteer tutors for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade Indianapolis Public Schools students.

Ready to Learn, Ready to Earn, Liz Odle, 921-1216, elizabeth.odle@uwci.org. Business partners for schools.

School on Wheels, Tiffany Silgalis, 202-9100, kids@indysow.org. Simon gift cards, uniforms, LCD projector, office supplies, volunteers.

Soroptimist Indianapolis Metro, Geneva Taylor, 809-4925, gvtellistaylor@gmail.com. Website services, large bingo hall, banquet space, printing services, meeting space.

St. Mary’s Child Center, 361-4882, smarschak@stmaryschildcenter.org. Double-sided tape, glass beads, sweatpants, copy paper, Wal-Mart gift cards.

St. Vincent Danny’s Closet of Hope, Linda Nunley, 338-8509, indydanny@stvincent.org. One hundred fifty business portfolios, 150 white undershirts.

Success by 6, Melissa Jackson, 921-1335, melissa.jackson@uwci.org. Books for preschoolers.

Trusted Mentors, Jeri Warner, 985-5041, jwarner@trustedmentors.org. White boards, alarm clocks, bus passes, tickets to local events.

United Christmas Service, Tiffany Dow, 921-1385, tiffany.dow@uwci.org. Volunteers willing to sponsor a family for Christmas.

The Villages, Kimberlee S. Cottingham, 775-6500, kcottingham@villages.org. Target gift cards, personal-care items, new children’s pajamas, children’s outerwear, household items.

YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, Nicole Puchalski, 713-8504, npuchalski@indymca.org. Art supplies, Lego kits, Wii for teens, Laurelwood Housing Community uniforms, tree house.•
 

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