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Holiday Wish List

IBJ Staff
December 22, 2012
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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.

Art With a Heart, Andrew Lee, 602-7222, alee@artwithaheart.us. New server and up to three flat screen monitors at least 20” in size, specific art materials (contact for a list), volunteer assistance on marketing committee, donated printing valued at around $500 for a new parent engagement project.

Cancer Support Community Central Indiana, Brandi Truesdale, 257-1505, brandi@cancersupportindy.org. Multimedia TV stand to hold 46” television; desktop or laptop computer for resource library; Wii console and games for teen night; 15 yoga mats; Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger or Marsh gas and gift cards.

Girls on the Run of Hamilton County, Kelley Stokesbary, (859) 396-5612, kelley@gotrhamiltoncounty.org. Web site design services; gift cards to Marsh, Kroger or Sam’s Club; 15 reams of plain white copier paper; 10 packages of construction paper; copier service (or copier).

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, Sue Bogan, 745-7376, sebogan@hendricks.org. Print services, video services, sleeves of golf balls, event tickets, restaurant gift cards.

Horizon House, Teresa Wessel, 423-8909 ext. 304, teresaw@horizonhouse.cc. Men’s winter gloves, disposable twin-blade razors, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste.

Indy Reads, Alyssa Newerth, 275-4040, anewerth@indyreads.org. Coat rack, Karaoke machine, collapsible portable rolling cart, Keurig coffee maker, movie projection screen.

Institute for Affordable Transportation, Will Austin, 213-1088, will.austin@driveBUV.org. Roll-up exhibit displays (retractable banner device), gas station gift cards, freight to east coast (1200 lbs, 90 cubic feet), 35 mm SLR camera with HD video, thank you gifts for volunteers (value around $10).

Joy’s House, Leah Shattuck, 254-0828, leah@joyshouse.org. Generator, iPod Touch, lawn mower, rug shampooer, projector with computer hookup.

Marion County Commission on Youth, Stephanie Freeman, 921-1205, Stephanie.Freeman@mccoyouth.org. Box of 1,000 #10 business envelopes, 12 cases of copy paper, 12 Post-it easel pads (25x30), 12 cases of water, IT consulting for Joomla Web site.

Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Erin Cartwright, 639-6106 ext. 202, ecartwright@maryrigg.org. Utility/cargo van for weekly food pantry pick-ups; up to 20,000 square feet of carpet tiles; 6-foot white, plastic tables; four foldable, pop-up canopy tents; staff cafeteria/lounge chairs.

St. Pius X Council of the Knights of Columbus, Jim Liston, 208-6344, jliston@catholicbusinessexchange.org. Outside Nativity scene for the lawn at the northside Knights of Columbus.

Training Inc., Raquel Ravinet, 264-6740, Raquel@traininginc-indy.org. Graphic design assistance, bus passes, winter outerwear, flash drives, $10 gift cards to grocery/big box stores.

Trusted Mentors Inc., Jeri Warner, 985-5041, jwarner@trustedmentors.org. Office supplies; tickets to events for our clients; $10 gift cards for Kroger, Speedway, Starbucks; white board; carafe coffee pot for training.

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

United Way of Central Indiana, Melissa Jackson, 921-1335, melissa.jackson@uwci.org. Computers; picture books; sponsors for Early Readers Club; volunteer readers, mentors and tutors.

United Way of Central Indiana, Liz Odle, 921-1216, elizabeth.odle@uwci.org. Businesses to partner with a school for special events and volunteer experiences.

Young Actors Theatre, Catherine Wade, 432-8352, catherine@yatkids.org. Office copier; help with set building in January; couch, coffee table and armchair for Ramona Quimby set; photographer for January productions; Adobe Creative Suite.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Whitney Snider, 472-3705, wsnider@bbbsci.org. White copy paper, DVDs and board games for children, mini refrigerator, professional photography services, battery charger and rechargeable AA batteries.

Brooke’s Place for Grieving Children, Sherry Sutton, 705-9650 ext. 12, sherrysutton@brookesplace.org. Gift cards to Costco, Wal-Mart, Marsh, etc.; oil pastels; Play-doh; washable markers; bubble wrap.

Cathedral Soup Kitchen, Margie Pike, 632-4360, margiepike@sbcglobal.net. Dark colored hoodies in size XL, white men’s socks, white t-shirts in size XL, woolen hats.

Damar Services, Donna Stutler, 856-5201, donnas@damar.org. Hats and gloves of all sizes, men’s athletic socks and gently used suits, event tickets, three-ring binders, gently used sporting equipment.

Dreamapolis, Jaron Garrett, 759-1255, jaron@dreamapolis.com. Office furniture and supplies for incubator spaces, printing services, PitchFest restaurant donors.

Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc., Laurie Cuellar, 921-0836, lcuellar@exodusrefugee.org. Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart and grocery stores; IndyGo bus passes; rice cookers; cold weather outerwear; warm blankets.

Fairbanks, Katy Cummings, 572-9398, ccrichlow@fairbankscd.org. Bus passes, iPads, bath towels, blankets.

Freewheelin Community Bikes, Nancy Stimson, 926-5440, nancystimson@freewheelinbikes.org. Locking four-drawer file cabinet, folding chairs, video projector for meetings and educational purposes

Heritage Place, 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 paper.

Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation, Teresa Brun, 554-2742, TBrun@isbvik12.org. Volunteer with social media/Web expertise, design and printing services for a new brochure, color printer, bottled water for volunteers, artwork for office.

Indianapolis International Film Festival, Craig Mince, 730-7267, craig.mince@indyfilmfest.org. Postage stamps, printing services, wireless printer, iPad(s), Mac computer(s).

JCC Indianapolis, Martha Karatz, 251-9467 ext. 2209, mkaratz@jccindy.org. Videographer to create library of “how to” videos for JCC fitness center users, art project materials, books for preschool and early readers, costumes and accessories for preschool-age dress up, Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

JDRF Indiana State Chapter, Katie Graham, 308-4929, kgraham@jdrf.org. Volunteers for various office duties and event preparation, assistance in securing auction items for events.

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.

Lebanon Area Boys and Girls Club, Steve Carr, (765) 482-5110, scarr@lebanonboysgirlsclub.org. Cafeteria flooring (approximately 1,000 sq. ft.), commercial kitchen equipment, art supplies, game room equipment, computer equipment including smart boards and color printers.

Local Initiatives Support Corp., Bill Taft, 454-8496, WTaft@lisc.org. Reception area furnishings including modern-style sofas and chairs, a rolling coat rack and a podium.

My Sister’s Place Inc., Carol Wellman, 509-1219, cwell@sbcglobal.net. Pallet jack, scale to weigh up to 1,000 pounds, pallet jack with attached scale.

Outrun the Sun Inc., Mary Beth Dedman, 253-2121, marybeth@outrunthesun.org. Heavy duty, multi-function copy machine; digital postal scale; office supply gift cards; print design services for print materials, banners and signage; billboard space for three months in Indianapolis-area.

Partners In Housing, Christopher Maples, 633-1861 ext.108, cmaples@partnersinhousingindy.org. Shelving, folding chairs, folding tables, IndyGo bus passes, baby formula.

Pink Ribbon Connection, Dori Sparks-Unsworth, 255-7465, dsparksunsworth@gmail.com. Folding machine, laptop computer, envelopes and stationary, carpet laying services, wiring to accommodate an electric range

Promising Futures of Central Indiana, Stephanie Lyons, 773-6342, slyons@promisingfutures.org. Diapers (all sizes); laundry detergent, fabric softener and dryer sheets; vacuum; African-American hair care products; fresh food.

Rock Steady Boxing Inc., Joyce Johnson, 205-9198, jjohnson@rocksteadyboxing.org. Medicine ball tree, Title 140-lb water heavy bag, Title boxing jumbo ball, Title classic freestanding reflex bag.

Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Joe Schultz, 269-2247, JSchulz@rmh-indiana.org. New bed pillows; new pots, pans and baking sheets; new kitchen utensils and accessories; Wal-Mart, Meijer and Walgreen’s gift cards; copy paper.

SENSE Charter School, Kate Voss, 423-0204, kvoss@senseindy.org. Non-perishable food items and cleaning supplies; uniforms, winter coats and underwear; haircut services; volunteer tutors and mentors; field trips.

The Social of Greenwood, Bob Goodrum, 882-4810, bob@thesocialofgreenwood.org. New or used pickup truck, new or used passenger van, painting services, copier paper, carpet cleaning services.

The Villages, Katee Franson, (800) 874-6880, kfranson@villages.org. Infant and toddler clothing and diapers; toys and books for children of all ages; personal care items; gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Meijer, Best Buy and grocery stores; children’s coats, hats and gloves.

Volunteers of America of Indiana, Sara Pugh, 224-2616, Spugh@voain.org. Donations of toys for all ages.

WaterStep – Indy, CoraLyn Turentine, 354-6491, CJTurentine@gmail.com. A van or truck to pick up shoe donations, donated office space, marketing materials, assistance in developing an affiliate business plan, publicity services.

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Boone County Senior Services Inc., Susan Ritz, (765) 482-5220, sritz@booneseniors.org. Coffee urn, food cart, copier machine, copy paper.

Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville, Becky Terry, 773-4372, bterry@bgcni.org. Portable LCD projector and screen, carpet cleaning services, new or gently used guest chairs for the office, gym floor refinishing services, arts and crafts supplies.

Christamore House Family and Community Center, Johannon Tate, 635-7211, johannon.tate@christamorehouse.org. Twelve Acer desktop computers with 19” wide screen monitors, 150 metal folding chairs.

Easter Seals Crossroads, Barb Richardson, 466-2014, brichardson@eastersealscrossroads.org. Lobby makeover, dishwasher, gift cards to use for Parents Night Out and Adult Day programs, Wii exercise system and a 52” wall mount TV.

The Food Link, Wynn Tinkham, 846-9112, thefoodlink@aol.com. Two laptop computers (new or slightly used) for intake recording at our pantry.

Gennesaret Free Clinics, Rebecca Seifert, 639-5645 ext. 201, rseifert@gennesaret.org. Men’s knit stocking hats, men’s white tube socks, toothpaste and toothbrushes, travel hygiene products.

Hendricks County Community Foundation, William Rhodehamel, 268-6240, william@hendrickscountycf.org. IT services, video production services, restaurant gift cards, flat screen monitor, photo printing.

HVAF of Indiana Inc., Debra Des Vignes, 333-8976, ddesvignes@hvaf.org. Bath towels, twin sheets, deodorant and shaving cream, long johns, winter gloves (all sizes).

Kiwanis Foundation of Indianapolis Inc., Brad Boyd, 636-9700, bboyd@indykiwanis.org. Corporate sponsor partners for youth scholarship programs; file cabinets (four-drawer and/or lateral files); public relations, Web site and social media marketing services; photo and video “storytelling” services; print and sign-making services.

Indiana Mothers Milk Bank, Janice O’Rourke, 536-1670, jorourke@immb.org. New computer server, hardware for 12 work stations, new phone system.

Indianapolis Air Show, Beth Vahle, 335-7252, bvahle@indyairshow.com. Gift cards to Staples, Office Depot, Office Max, etc.; one or two color LaserJet printers; ink cartridges for an HP color LaserJet 2840, an Epson Stylus CX3810 or an HP PSC 2210 printer.

Noble of Indiana, Rita Davis, 375-4256, rita.davis@nobleofindiana.org. Windows 7, or newer Windows XP, laptops with WiFi; HP network laser printers; digital cameras; an awning; commercial-size icemaker.

Police Athletic League of Indianapolis Inc., Kathy Gannon, 327-3187, kathlene.gannon@indy.gov. Toys, gloves, hats and socks for children; gift cards of any kind; educational items, tickets to Pacer, Colts or Fever games; bus passes.

Starfish Initiative, Bob Kizer, 955-7912, bob@starfishinitiative.org. New phone system with up to ten duplex Cisco speaker handsets with monochrome or color screens, conference station 7937G for our training center, a UC560-FXO-K9 gateway.

Teachers Treasures, Barb Sweeney, 264-1758, barb@teacherstreasures.org  Wrap for box-truck, 10’ ft rolling safety ladder, printing and signage services, IT help in automating inventory, new or used school and office supplies.•

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  1. I am so impressed that the smoking ban FAILED in Kokomo! I might just move to your Awesome city!

  2. way to much breweries being built in indianapolis. its going to be saturated market, if not already. when is enough, enough??

  3. This house is a reminder of Hamilton County history. Its position near the interstate is significant to remember what Hamilton County was before the SUPERBROKERs, Navients, commercial parks, sprawling vinyl villages, and acres of concrete retail showed up. What's truly Wasteful is not reusing a structure that could still be useful. History isn't confined to parks and books.

  4. To compare Connor Prairie or the Zoo to a random old house is a big ridiculous. If it were any where near the level of significance there wouldn't be a major funding gap. Put a big billboard on I-69 funded by the tourism board for people to come visit this old house, and I doubt there would be any takers, since other than age there is no significance whatsoever. Clearly the tax payers of Fishers don't have a significant interest in this project, so PLEASE DON'T USE OUR VALUABLE MONEY. Government money is finite and needs to be utilized for the most efficient and productive purposes. This is far from that.

  5. I only tried it 2x and didn't think much of it both times. With the new apts plus a couple other of new developments on Guilford, I am surprised it didn't get more business. Plus you have a couple of subdivisions across the street from it. I hope Upland can keep it going. Good beer and food plus a neat environment and outdoor seating.

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