Holiday Wish List - Dec. 12, 2011

IBJ Staff
December 10, 2011
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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 weekly through Dec. 19.

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 bhoffman@ibj.com, fax to 263-5406, or mail to Holiday Wish List, IndianapolisBusiness Journal, 41 E. Washington St., 46204.

Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc., Debbie Laird, 773-7433, ext. 11, dlaird@agaperiding.org. Postage stamps, shredder, dishwasher, chairs, Purina equine senior horse feed.

Assistance League of Indianapolis for Operation School Bell, Kathy Kerr Wylam, 872-1010, K1960@indy.rr.com. New warm winter coats for children ages 5-15; hygiene kits with shampoo, soap, toothbrush and toothpaste; school supplies kit with pencils, crayons, glue sticks, pens, ruler, notebooks and folders; black or brown belts in sizes 2x and 3x; white athletic socks, children’s sizes medium and large.

Best Buddies Indiana, B.J. Farrell, 436-8440, ext. 42, BJFarrell@bestbuddies.org. Digital camera; portable video camera; gift cards for entertainment and dining; gift cards for Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club or Costco; grocery store gift cards.

Damar Services Inc., Donna Stutler, 856-5201, ext. 235, donnas@damar.org. Hats and gloves, sports equipment, coloring books, overnight sports bags, athletic socks.

Fairbanks, Katy Cummings, 572-9398, ccrichlow@fairbankscd.org. Bus passes, new and gently used bicycles, twin bed sheets, bath towels, blankets.

The Food Link, Wynn Tinkham, 846-9112, thefoodlink@aol.com. Food, particularly frozen meat and chicken; laundry soap; shampoo; diapers; wheel chair ramp; walk-in freezer installation.

Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County, Gretta Troyer, 896-9423, gtroyer@hfhhc.org. Netbooks, fire proof file cabinet, desk and/or credenza.

Happy Hollow Children’s Camp, Rene Chamberlain, 638-3849, rchamberlain@happyhollowcamp.net. Printing services, arts and crafts supplies, personal care and hygiene items, cleaning supplies, HP printer.

Holy Cross St. Vincent de Paul, Maureen McLean, 631-4369, maureenmclean5533@sbcglobal.net. Adult bicycles with locks, backpacks, bus passes, adult winter coats, reading glasses.

HVAF of Indiana Inc., Debra Des Vignes, 951-0688, ddesvignes@hvaf.org. Men’s long johns, (all sizes), men’s coats, (all sizes), men’s winter gloves, canned meat, twin sheets.

Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation, Virginia Berry, 554-2742, ext. 803, vberry@isbvik12.org. Financial/accounting expertise, design and printing services for a new organization brochure, printer, large conference table, conference table chairs.

Loving Accurately Ministries, Emily Burford, 205-9085, Emily@LAMinc.org. Volunteers are needed to assist in the development and organization of a donor/volunteer database.

Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis, Mark Rozales, 251-0005, ext. 1002, mrozales@mhaindy.net. Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart or Marsh; an expandable phone system with 10 digital, programmable phones; window replacement; deck and fence repair; parking lot refinishing and striping.

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf – Indianapolis, Jana Raymer, 471-8560, jraymer@sjid.org. Painting services, mulch and landscape services, window cleaning services, laminator, gently used flat screen monitors

St. Mary’s Child Center, Shannon Marschak, 361-4882, smarschak@stmaryschildcenter.org. Copy paper, Wal-Mart gift cards, digital cameras with SD cards, acrylic paint, unisex sweatpants sizes 3t – 6x.

Sisters of St. Benedict, Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Sr. Mary Luke Jones, 787-3287, ext. 3035, Ljonessosb@benedictine.com. Computer tables, room dividers.

Social Health Association of Indiana Inc., Billy White Jr., 638-3628, ext. 103, bwhite@socialhealth.org. Color laser printer, 26”-36” LCD/LED TV with DVD player, letter folding machine, Office All-in-One color printer/scanner, selected educational videos (eight copies per title, ask for title names).

Starfish Initiative, Chris Horty, 452-8579, chris@starfishinitiative.org. Picture framing services, gift cards for Walgreens and Staples, billboard space for one -month at three locations in Metro Indy, facility rental for Mentor Match Introduction event for 400 people in July.

Training Inc., Katie Short, 264-6740, ext. 11, Katie@traininginc-indy.org. Flash drives (1GB +), gloves, bus passes, coffee supplies, winter coats.

AYS Inc., Leslie Hankins, 283-3817, lhankins@ayskids.org. Volunteers for before-and-after-school programs and summer camps, canoe or kayak with life jackets, laptop computers and software, 500+ t-shirts with Camp AYS logo, educational games and books.

Beacon of Hope Center for Women Inc., Terry Moore, 731-6131, tmocean@aol.com. Six new computers, new laser jet printer, new 10-line phone system, copier that sorts and makes two-sided copies, postage.

Beech Grove Education Foundation, Amy DiStaulo, 313-1124, adistaulo@bgcs.k12.in.us. Lighting and sound upgrades for the high school auditorium, music storage and transportation, uniform expenses, band instruments, music classroom supplies.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Whitney Snider, 472-3705, wsnider@bbbsci.org. Child booster seats, new or gently used digital cameras, laminator and laminating sheets, bus passes, photography services for match activities throughout the year.

Boone County Senior Services Inc., Sue Ritz, (765) 482-5220, sritz@booneseniors.org. Perennial plant materials and planting labor, in-kind office space in Zionsville, “to-go” food containers, transportation coupons for low-income seniors, flash drives.

Boys and Girls Club of Noblesville, Becky Terry, 773-4372, bterry@bgcni.org. Professional interior paint and painting services; hair cut gift certificates (for locations near Noblesville); Shoe Carnival gift cards; pool sticks, board games, DVDs of children’s movies, fooseballs, ping pong balls and paddles.

Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana, Kerry Teague, 257-1505, Kerry@cancersupportindy.org. Coffee (regular and decaf), coffee cups, boxes of tissue, 8 ½ x 11 white paper, volunteers.

Cathedral Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, Marge Pike, 632-4360, info@ssppc.org. Adult backpacks, sleeping bags, XL hoodies, adult men’s gloves, men’s white socks.

Central Indiana Youth for Christ, Jane Perkins, 925-2828, jperkins@ciyfc.org. $5 McDonald’s gift cards; automotive tools; quality color copier; 42” flat screen TV and DVD player; lawn equipment including a mower, weed eater and leaf blower.

Dreamapolis, Derrick Braziel, (216) 346-1053, derrick@dreamapolis.com. Office furniture, 10,000-square-feet of office or warehouse space for 12 months, printing services, outdoor building signage, vacant lots to be used for urban gardening.

Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc., Laurie Cuellar, 921-0836, lcuellar@exodusrefugee.org. Bus passes; Wal-Mart, Target and grocery store gift cards; coats, hats, gloves and boots for adults and children; bicycles for adults and youths; pots and pans.

Families First, Anita Owen, 644-7230, anitao@familiesfirstindiana.org. Bus passes or gas cards; twin beds with frames and mattresses; healthy, nonperishable snacks; Target, Wal-Mart and grocery store gift cards; baby supplies including blankets and infant seats.

Generation Empowered International Church, J. Marquis Garrett, 384-8985, jmarquisgarrett@generationempowered.org. Van or 15-passenger vehicle, digital image projector, printing services for 1,000 flyers, printing services for outdoor sign, video recording equipment.

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, Sue Bogan, 745-7376, sebogan@hendricks.org. In-kind printing and video services, billboard for event promotion, stick blenders for cancer patients, digital scales.

Hollis Adams Foundation, Lisa Fohl, 841-1231, hollisadams@gmail.com. Used printer cartridges for recycling, seven cubic-foot chest freezer, sewing materials including fabric, heavy duty pots and pans, three eight-foot round tables.

Horizon House, Teresa Wessel, 423-8909, ext. 304, teresaw@horizonhouse.cc. Men’s winter socks, peanut butter and jelly, deodorant, bath towels, blankets.

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Michael Pettry, 940-9057, info@indychoir.org. Supplies for Indianapolis Public Schools music programs, including copy paper, pencils and blank CDs.

Indianapolis Urban Theater and Dance Co., Ashley Garrett, 500-4882, ashley@indyurbantheater.org. Electrical and plumbing labor, full color vinyl outdoor sign, 100 sheets of drywall, 250 pieces of 2x4x10 lumber.

Indy Car Ministry, Bob Hills, 716-8850, bhills@indycar.com. Small office space on the Westside.

Institute for Affordable Transportation, Will Austin, 213-1088, will.austin@driveBUV.org. Roll-up exhibit displays, gasoline gift cards, three-minute time lapse video work, tool boxes, freight (1,200 pounds) to St. Paul, Minn.

Interfaith Hospitality Network, Mitch Katz, 823-8440, mkatzihn@yahoo.com. Floor lamp, chairs for a conference table, sofa, bus passes.

Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY), Alyssa Starr Newerth, 921-1229, Alyssa.Newerth@mccoyouth.org. iPad, two gallons of chalkboard paint, HTML techie to assist with Joomla website, two boxes of 8 ½ x 11 printer paper, Office 2010 Enterprise and Windows 7 Professional for office of 13.

Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Jenna Wachtmann, 639-6106, ext. 211, jwachtmann@maryrigg.org. Coat racks, freezer, corkboards, dolly, 15-passenger or utility van.

Prevail, Sue Hacker Nelson, 773-6942, ext. 116, sue@prevailinc.com. Used cell phones, individually wrapped snacks, gasoline gift cards, Post-it flip chart pads, paper towels.

Providence Cristo Rey High School, Victoria Petersen-Elia, 860-1000, ext. 106, vpetersen@pcrhs.org. Heavy-duty cross cut shredder, 10 laptops, one SMART Board System, teen entertainment gift cards, in-kind advertisements.

Safe Sitter, Inc., Dave Strantz, 596-5001, dave@safesitter.org. Multimedia projector, voice recorder.

United Christmas Service, Lorna McClurkin, 921-1372, lorna.mcclurkin@uwci.org. Volunteers willing to sponsor a family for Christmas.

United Way of Central Indiana, Mary Kinney, 921-1224, Mary.Kinney@uwci.org. Volunteers to read to 4 and 5-year-olds; computers, low bookshelves and gently-used picture books; Early Readers Club sponsors to provide children’s books for a year; volunteers to tutor 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in reading; partnerships for school special events and volunteer programs.

Volunteers of America, Diana Anderson, 686-5807, DAnderson@voain.org. Five flat screen TVs with screens no smaller than 46”, two TVs with carts and built-in DVD players, four basic desktop computers, two desktop printers, child and family DVDs.

Coburn Place, Marina Keers, 923-5750, marina@coburnplace.org. Toilet paper, shower curtain liners, microwave ovens, cleaning supplies, new bath towels.

Heritage Place of Indianapolis Inc., Ruth Ann Schroeder, 283-6662, heritageplaceindy@gmail.com. Copy paper in assorted colors, whiteboard markers and cleaner, printing services, postage stamps, paper cups.

Indiana Afterschool Network, Elizabeth Crouch, 920-0181, ecrouch@indianaafterschool.org. Transportation for 150 people in March (three-mile route); Target, Wal-Mart or Meijer gift cards; five flip video cameras; advertising space; printing services.

Indiana Air Search and Rescue, Jill Fewell, 549-5900, Jill@IASAR.org. Portable heaters / salamanders, large covered trailer, gas grill, Go Pro camera, gasoline gift cards.

Julian Center, Molly Barrick, 941-2220, donate@juliancenter.org. Non-perishable food items; towels and washcloths; twin bed sheets; diapers; cold weather items including Kleenex, cold medications, hats, gloves, scarves and coats.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Inc., Beth Kloote, 264-7555, ext. 107, bkloote@kibi.org. Brooms and dustpans, two pop-up tents, printing and signage services, trailer jack, five-gallon buckets.

K.I.D.S. Inc., Jake Medlong, 946-0335, jake4kids@yahoo.com/ Amazon gift cards, Wal-Mart gift cards, printing services, flat screen TV, video game system with games.

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana, Barb Renshaw, 252-5558, brenshaw@mealsonwheelsindy.org. Gasoline gift cards; Dell 1510X , or larger, projector; office supplies store gift cards, tire store gift cards, 52-gallon cooler on wheels.

Prevent Blindness Indiana, Sara Miller, 815-9943, ext. 230, smiller@pbeye.org. Postage stamps, Staples or Office Depot gift cards, bottled water and snacks, paper shredder, copy paper.

Second Helpings, Jennifer Vigran, 632-2664, ext. 16, Jennifer@secondhelpings.org. Carpeting and installation, flatbed carts and dollies, battery-powered pallet jack, office workspace design consultation, heavy-duty truck tire pressure gauges.

Special Olympics Indiana, Lynn Enterline, 328-2000, ext. 223, lenterline@soindiana.org. Bottled water, regulation high school volleyballs, printers for use at events, two-way radios, carnival-style prizes for athletes.

Tangram, Lindsey VanDyck, 968-9048, lvandyck@thetangramway.org. Wal-Mart gift cards, Lowes or Home Depot gift cards, gasoline gift cards, building sign; fencing.

The Refuge, Kerry Jones, 889-7338, kjones@therefugeinc.com. Portable cubicles, office furniture, five laptops, copy machine, box truck.•


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  1. I had read earlier this spring that Noodles & Co was going to open in the Fishers Marketplace (which is SR 37 and 131st St, not 141st St, just FYI). Any word on that? Also, do you happen to know what is being built in Carmel at Pennsylvania and Old Meridian? May just be an office building but I'm not sure.

  2. I'm sorry, but you are flat out wrong. There are few tracks in the world with the history of IMS and probably NO OTHER as widely known and recognized. I don't care what you think about the stat of Indy Car racing, these are pretty hard things to dispute.

  3. Also wondering if there is an update on the Brockway Pub-Danny Boy restaurant/taproom that was planned for the village as well?

  4. Why does the majority get to trample on the rights of the minority? You do realize that banning gay marriage does not rid the world of gay people, right? They are still going to be around and they are still going to continue to exist. The best way to get it all out of the spotlight? LEGALIZE IT! If gay marriage is legal, they will get to stop trying to push for it and you will get to stop seeing it all over the news. Why do Christians get to decide what is moral?? Why do you get to push your religion on others? How would legalizing gay marriage expose their lifestyle to your children? By the way, their lifestyle is going to continue whether gay marriage is legalized or not. It's been legal in Canada for quite a while now and they seem to be doing just fine. What about actual rules handed down by God? What about not working on Sundays? What about obeying your parents? What about adultery? These are in the 10 Commandments, the most important of God's rules. Yet they are all perfectly legal. What about divorce? Only God is allowed to dissolve a marriage so why don't you work hard to get divorce banned? Why do you get to pick and choose the parts of the Bible you care about?

  5. Look at the bright side. With the new Lowe's call center, that means 1000 jobs at $10 bucks an hour. IMS has to be drooling over all that disposable income. If those employees can save all their extra money after bills, in five years they can go to the race LIVE. Can you say attendance boost?