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Holiday Wish List

IBJ Staff
December 21, 2013
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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.


Albert & Sara Reuben Senior and Community Resource Center, Lori Moss, 259-6824, lmoss@jfgi.org. File folders, labels (5161), manila envelopes, cases of white copy paper, oil change certificates and gas cards for vehicles used to transport older adults to medical appointments.

Building Tomorrow Inc., Katie Zarich, 632-3545, ext. 303, Katie@buildingtomorrow.org. Frequent flier miles, GSM phones with good cameras, digital single-lens reflex camera with video capabilities.

Camptown, Don Schafer, 471-8277, don.schaefer@camptown.net. Digital cameras, 4’x8’ white board, waterproof walkie-talkies, graphic design services, Seal-a-Meal and sealer bags.

Cancer Support Community Central Indiana, Brandi Truesdale, 257-1505, brandi@cancersupportindy.org. Projector screen, projector clicker, Google Chromecast, laptop computer, catering cart.

Chaucie’s Place, Toby Stark, 759-8008, toby@chauciesplace.org. Ten Rubbermaid storage containers, 66 quart or larger; vacuum cleaner for carpet and hardwood; personal hand truck/luggage card; Canon ink tanks (Pixma MG6320-251 BK; 251C; 251M; 251Y; 251GY; 250xl PGBK); HP ink cartridges (HP 564XL – black, cyan, magenta, yellow).

Children’s Bureau Inc., Sarah Bradbury, 375-5290, sbradbury@childrensbureau.org. Personal care/hygiene items, toys, clothing (infant-teen sizes), Wal-Mart or grocery store gift cards, school and art supplies.

Dove Harbor, Deanna Zimmer, (765) 642-1853, dzimmer@doveharbor.org. Meijer, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Marsh or gas gift cards; digital camera; DVD players; CD players.

Down Syndrome Indiana, Lisa Wells, 925-7617, lisa@dsindiana.org. Copy paper, stamps, gift certificate for Quill.com office products website, blue pens, hand sanitizer.

Dress for Success Indianapolis, Brandy Wright, 940-3737, brandy@indydfs.org. Closed-toe, interview-appropriate, women’s shoes/boots; women’s suits, blouses and career-wear, especially plus-sizes; portfolios for carrying resumes; interview-appropriate earrings/necklaces; gas cards and bus passes.

Fairbanks, Stacy Traylor, 572-9384, straylor@fairbankscd.org. Bath towels, pillows, blankets, twin bed sheets, kitchen supplies.

Forest Manor Multi-Service Center, Regina Marsh, 545-1204, ext. 180, rmarsh@fmmsc.org. Youth and seniors-friendly tables and chairs, non-perishable food items, G-rated Wii and Xbox games, in-kind staff development, carpet replacement.

Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, Nancy Stimson, 431-7951, freewheelinbikes@gmail.com. Laptop computer(s), video projector or computer-compatible TV, heavy duty racks for storage of large parts bins, lockable 3’x6’x2’ metal closet, small office chair.

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, Lee Ann Jourdan, 522-2603, ljourdan@girlsincindy.org. Wal-Mart, Target or Sam’s Club gift cards, Hula Hoops, playground balls, playing cards, board games.

Girls on the Run of Hamilton County, Kelley Stokesbary, (859) 396-5612, Kelley@gotrhamiltoncountry.org. Printer and white copier paper; 50 packages of multi-colored construction paper; 20 plastic storage totes, preferably with lids, in sizes ranging from 11 gallon to 35 gallon; 50 boxes of 8-count markers in bright or neon colors; pop-up banner.

Grace Church Care Center, Keith Carlson, 848-2722, keithc@gracechurchin.org. Vehicles that can be repaired and used by families who need transportation to work.

Harbor Light Center, Beckie Stearns, 224-0515, Beckie_Stearns@usc.salvationarmy.org. Nicotine patches or nicotine lozenges, suckers to help with cigarette cravings.

Hendricks County Senior Services, Marina Keers, 745-4303, marina@hendricksseniors.org. Decaf coffee, lemonade mix, paper towels, Ice Melt, copy paper.

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, Sue Bogan, 745-7376, sebogan@hendricks.org. Video production services, printing/mailing services, 30 cases of bottled water, 220 sleeves of golf balls, gift cards.

Heritage Place, Ruth Ann Schroeder, 283-6662, heritageplaceindy@gmail.com. Dry erase markers and cleaner, 2’ x 3’ dry erase board, copy paper (assorted colors), white adhesive name badges, card stock paper (assorted colors).

Hope Academy, Stacy Traylor, 572-9384, straylor@fairbankscd.org. Flash drives, composition notebooks, spiral notebooks, scientific calculators, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous books.

Horizon House, Mary Stickelmaier, 396-6342, marys@horizonhouse.cc. Winter hats, gloves and scarves; deodorant; disposable razors; men’s and women’s long underwear, size M to XXL; men’s and women’s coats, size L to XXL.

Horizons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School, Emily Schroeder, 926-0425, eschroeder@strichardsschool.org. Artist and/or scientist to teach enrichment activities (2-5 hrs/wk for five weeks in summer), 120 swimming goggles, design and printing services for 150 t-shirts, $5-10 gift cards, MacBook Pro.

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, all sizes; canned goods, twin sheets.

Ian Smith Foundation, Ian Smith, 319-9513, iansmithfoundation@gmail.com. Twelve-passenger van, volunteers to help with fundraising, school supplies, access to a facility to host a summer camp, videographer for programs and events.

Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation, Theresa Brun, 554-2742, TBrun@isbvik12.org. Printer/scanner in good working condition, volunteer recognition items (for example, gift cards), office supplies, printing services, volunteer with financial services expertise.

IndyFringe Festival, Pauline Moffat, 522-8099, Pauline@indyfringe.org. Five tablet computers to be used for signing up volunteers, collecting database information and box office accounting.

Indy Reads, Alyssa Newerth, 275-4048, anewerth@indysreads.org. Digital video projector, Keurig coffee pods, graphic design assistance, iPad mini, coat tree.

Institute for Affordable Transportation, Will Austin, 213-1088, will.austin@driveBUV.org. Retractable banner for exhibit displays, gas station gift cards, Africa or mobility-themed artwork for new offices, thank you gifts for volunteers (value around $10), drill press for Tanzania partner.

Jameson Camp, Yvonne Matlock, 241-2661, ext. 12, yvonne@jamesoncamp.org. Full-size work truck in good mechanical condition, snow blower(s), blender(s), projector(s), laptop(s) with Windows 7.0 OS.

JCC Indianapolis, Martha Karatz, 251-9467, ext. 2209, mkaratz@jccindy.org. Web designer to create an entirely new website; paper cutter with 11x17 capability; large bookshelves; adult table(s) and chairs; equipment for early childhood physical education program including gymnastic mats, cones, balls and youth-size trampoline.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Inc., Beth Kloote, 264-7555, ext. 107, bkloote@kibi.org. Wheelbarrows, gift cards for volunteer recognition, hand pruners, five-gallon buckets, 75-lb ice machine.

Kids Against Hunger of Central Indiana, Angie Mollenkopf, 843-9353, angie@kidsagainsthunger.net. iPads for registration at events, cargo van, sound system, cabinetry, new website design and implementation.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency, Zina Kumok, 550-2226, zkumok@littlereddoor.org. Nutritional supplements (preferably Boost or Ensure); any color or length wigs, in new or good condition; hats/scarves/turbans; incontinence supplies (adult diapers in new or unopened packages); ostomy supplies (wafers and pouches).

Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Jess Laumann, 639-6106 ext. 205, jlaumann@maryrigg.org. Utility van for food pantry pick-ups; up to 20,000 square feet of carpet tiles; six-foot white, plastic tables; four foldable, pop-up canopy tents; commercial-quality freezer or refrigerator.

My Sister’s Place, Carol Wellman, 509-1219, urbanrecycle@mail.com. Vacuum cleaner, clothing baler, assistance with marketing brochure and/or PSA’s, sponsorship for printer ink for one year, sponsorship for payment of internet for one year.

National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, Nicki Howard, 722-5640, nhoward@kidneyindiana.org. Two portable cholesterol testing machines and 200 testing strips.

National Youth Advocate Program, Ashleigh Markoff, 376-9831, amarkoff@nyap.org. Touch screen monitor(s); laptop computers; Cisco wireless conference station; cribs/toddler beds; Wal-Mart, Target or Visa gift cards.

New Life Development Ministries, Eric Calvert, 890-1228, nldmenterprises@aol.com. Computers (laptop or desktop), overhead projector with laptop connection, broadcast quality Sony video camera, flat-screen TV with DVD player, pickup trucks.

Noble of Indiana, Rita Davis, 375-4256, Rita.Davis@nobleofindiana.org. Adjustable tables, handicap-adaptable gardening equipment, iPads, rocking chairs or gliders, six-foot white plastic tables with folding legs.

Peace Learning Center, Stacy Robinson, 327-7144, srobinson@peacelearningcenter.org. Gift cards to help with food and holiday gifts for children, handyman to clean gutters, art supplies, deep sink with counter, electrician to help install lighting and displays.

People for Urban Progress, Michael Bricker, (512) 289-9244, michael@peopleup.org. Industrial sewing machine with an arm, hi-res projector, industrial washing machine, color laser printer, billboard space.

Pink Ribbon Connection, Dori Sparks-Unsworth, 255-7465, dsparksunsworth@gmail.com. Electrical wiring for office stove installation, 1,000 pink ink pens with our logo for marketing, carpet installation, 100 8x12 cardboard photograph envelopes, three reams of 20 lb. letter-size pink copy paper.

Rock Steady Boxing, Joyce Johnson, 205-9198, jjohnson@rocksteadyboxing.org. Hand weights (less than 15 lbs), Frisbees, boomerangs, basketballs, rowing exercise machine.

The Salvation Army Ruth Lilly Women and Children’s Center, Pamela Fleck, 224-1066, Pam_Fleck@usc.salvationarmy.org. Rocking chair for nursery, diapers, twin blankets, twin sheets, pillows.

Second Helpings Inc., Betsy Whitmore, 632-2664, ext. 12, betsy@secondhelpings.org. IndyGo bus passes, Kroger gift cards, postage stamps, industrial vacuum cleaner, 20” or larger flat-screen TV.

The Social of Greenwood, Liz McKinley, 882-4810, liz@thesocialofgreenwood.org. Copy paper, new or used passenger van, conference table with chairs, 12 matching folding tables, commercial grade serving utensils.

Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana Inc., Cheri Storms, 767-7771, info@GetThemFixed.org. Postage stamps, 20-lb bright white letter-size copy paper in 500-sheet reams, 4 1/8 x 9 ½-inch left window security tinted white envelopes, Brother TN420 black toner cartridge, Epson DURABrite T126120 Ultra 126 high-capacity black inkjet cartridge.

St. Mary’s Child Center, Shannon Marschak, 361-4882, smarschak@stmaryschildcenter.org. Wal-Mart gift cards, copy paper, paint, boys and girls underwear size 4-6, unisex sweatpants size 4-6.

Teachers Treasures, Barb Sweeney, 264-1758, barb@teacherstreasures.org. Awning to cover the donation drop-off area, forklift walk-behind, 12-phone phone system, paper/poster board in any size or color, new or gently used office supplies.

Traders Point Christian Academy, Fred Means, 769-2450, ext. 238, fmeans@tpcs.org. School bus in good condition; non-CDL box truck; South Bend commercial double convection oven; 10-foot conference table with chairs; 50-inch, 16-channel XLR snake and stage lights.

Trinity Free Clinic, Maggie Charnoski, 819-0773, director@trinityfreeclinic.org. Black ink pens, adult-size toothbrushes, toothpaste, copier paper, first-class postage stamps.

The Villages, Katee Franson, 775-6500, KFranson@villages.org. New toys, books, and games for children in foster care; gift cards for Wal-Mart, Meijer and local grocery stores; video production services; coats, hats, and gloves/mittens in all sizes and colors.

Volunteers of America of Indiana Inc., Mary Leffler, 686-9871, mleffler@voain.org. IndyGo bus passes; small color printer; treadmill; winter hats, gloves and scarves (men’s and women’s) and umbrellas; personal hygiene items.

WaterStep Indy, CoraLyn Turentine, 354-6491, CoraLyn.Turentine@waterstep.org. Multi-function printer, Magic jack equipment, new donor management software, new promotional video, spot graphic for box truck.

Wings for West Africa, Kathleen Lattimer, 407-8289, wafwings@yahoo.com. Working flat-panel computer monitors, laptop computers with current adapters, duo core computers, computer mice, extra sturdy corrugated cardboard 40”x46” or larger.

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Animalia, Joel Vanderbush, 695-5461, joel@animalia.us. Driveway gravel to cover 570 linear feet, 20 stackable office chairs, concrete to cover 4”x928 square feet, 9’x7’ garage door, minivan for animal transport.

Answers for Autism, Justin Davis, 515-8323, justin.davis@answersautism.org. Assistance with public relations and marketing, help maintaining social media channels, volunteers to help with event coordination.

Autism Society of Indiana, Madeline Szrom, (800) 609-8449, ext. 12, Madeline@inautism.org. Refrigerator, laptops, iPads, gift cards to Office Max/Office Depot or any office supply store, printer / copy machine / scanner.

Avon Outdoor Learning Center, Jennifer Davies, 544-6400, olc@avon-schools.org. Volunteers to help with programs and site maintenance, garden seeds, wood splitter, fencing materials, clean compost for school gardens.

Boys and 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, arts and crafts supplies.

Christel House Academy South, Laura Dodson, 464-2378, ldodson@christelhouse.org. Pizzas (10-12 large) and 2-liter beverages for monthly recognition lunches, cases of white copy paper, construction paper (all colors), projectors, parking lot concrete repair.

College Mentors for Kids, Laura Mishkin, 921-1978, lmishkin@collegementors.org. Good quality ink pens (500), iPad, flip video camera, gallery picture hanging system, professional photography services.

Crossroads of America Council, Boy Scouts of America, Ted Klick, 813-7091, tklick@crossroadsbsa.org. High efficiency washer and dryer; two 18-cubic-foot-capacity freezers; ½ hp DeWalt radial arm saw; low mileage or new service vehicle/pickup truck; lumber, 2x4s and ¾ inch plywood.

Damar Services, Donna Stutler, 856-5201, ext. 235, donnas@damar.org. All types of craft items, men’s and women’s winter coats size L and XL, hats and gloves, athletic socks, personal hygiene items.

Dreamapolis, Jaron Garrett, 384-8985, jaron@dreamapolis.com. New or used laptops for mobile computer lab, lunch for students to teach business etiquette, printing of 4x8 display banner, technology peripherals for new STEM program.

Eiteljorg Museum, Kay Hinds, 275-1341, khinds@eiteljorg.com. Transport or wheelchairs, colorful 8 ½x11 copy paper, letter-size laminating pouches (9x11-10 RC round corner), book cart, heavy duty shelving units.

Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc., Julie Garringer, 921-0836, jgarringer@exodusrefugee.org. Winter outer wear for adults and children; bus passes; gift cards to grocery stores, Target or Wal-Mart; infant supplies.

Fall Creek Gardens, Maggie Goeglein Hanna, 513-9752, maggie@fallcreekgardens.org. Two storage sheds, pre-fabricated or kit, size 10’x12’ or smaller; help in setting up a financial system; gently used computer equipment; periodical subscriptions or gently used books about organic gardening, beekeeping, raising chickens or gardening with native plants.

Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis, Jim McElhinney, 261-1562, jim@familypromiseindyihn.org. Computer tables, couches, desks, office chairs.

Family Promise of Hendricks County, Erin Tanner, 296-3742, erin@familypromisehendrickscounty.org. Washer and dryer, computers, kitchen table and chairs, TV, living room furniture.

Friends of Indianapolis Animal Care and Control, Dawn Contos, 327-1397, Dawn.Contos@indy.gov Welch Allen veterinary otoscope / opthalmascope diagnostic set, Thundershirt dog anxiety treatment, feline and canine pill pockets in all flavors and sizes, Bully Stick dog chews in all flavors and sizes, liquid milk replacer (Esbilac for puppies, KMR for kittens).

Gennesaret Free Clinics, Rebecca Seifert, 639-5645, ext. 201, rseifert@gennesaret.org. New dental chair, white socks, knit stocking hats, winter gloves (L and XL).

Hamilton Center, Susan Grant, 937-3700, sgrant@hamiltoncenter.org. Hats, gloves and scarves (adult and child sizes); gift cards for gas, bus tickets or grocery stores; personal hygiene items; hand towels and washcloths; new or used magazines or children’s books.

Hemophilia of Indiana Inc., Michael Perigo, 570-0039, mperigo@hoii.org. Cases of copy paper, gas cards, manila file folders, laptop, tall kitchen trash bags with string-ties.

Herron High School, Ashleigh Graves-Roesler, 231-0010, ext. 1128, agraves@herronhighschool.org. Broadcast cart, bus for athletic teams and music programs, school uniforms, billboard space.

HOPE for Families, Macara Aloi, 721-4234, maloi@myfamilyhope.org. Office space; iPad, tablet, or laptop computer; PowerPoint projector; promotional sign printing; postage stamps.

Humane Society of Indianapolis, Jeremy VanAndel, 872-5650, ext 129, jvanandel@indyhumane.org. Canned squeeze cheese, rice, paper towels, space heaters, rechargeable AA and AAA batteries.

Improving Kids’ Environment, Dolores Weis, 253-1312, dweis@ikecoalition.org. Marketing consulting and materials rebranding, website redesign/IT services for one year, new laptop computer with software, conference phone system, printing and postage costs for new prospecting.

Indiana Writers Center, Barbara Shoup, 255-0710, barbshoup@gmail.com. New drum for Panasonic DP-1820E copier, printer, paper cutter, Microsoft Office software.

Joy’s House, Cortney Tewell, 254-0828, cortney@joyshouse.org. Office punch time clock, office furniture, Dell laptops with Windows 7, generator, craft supplies.

Outrun The Sun Inc., Mary Beth Dedman, 253-2121, Marybeth@outrunthesun.org. Professional auctioneer for an event in Nov. 2014.

Primary Colours, Jenny Skehan, 407-7464, info@primarycolours.org. Plexiglass (30”x40”x1/4”), lumber for signage (five cabinet-grade white pine 8’x1”x4” and/or cabinet-grade plywood pine 4’x8’x1/2”), five gallons of white interior latex eggshell satin finish paint and roller covers.

Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Joe Schulz, 269-2247, jschulz@rmh-indiana.org. New pots and pans, new dish sets, new cooking utensils and flatware, new twin and queen blankets, gift cards.

Upper White River Watershed Alliance, David Berman, 695-7476, david@uwrwa.org. All-in-one printer/copier, conference-call speaker phone, mountable wireless LCD projector, projector mount, laptop computer for multi-media presentations and video conferencing.

Victory Sports Education Program, Rex Voils, (812) 327-0680, rvoi9@aol.com. Printing for 5,000 color postcards and business cards for five staff members, sponsors for youth obesity program, school partners.

VSA Indiana, Lydia Campbell-Maher, 974-4123, lmaher@vsai.org. Color printer, paper shredder, art supplies, individually packaged chips for program snacks, digital camera.

Wheeler Mission Ministries, Julie Alvis, 501-5481, juliealvis@wmm.org. Two dining room tables and 12 chairs, Hobart continuous feed commercial food processor, exercise equipment including a treadmill and indoor exercise bike, Stihl HT 131 telescoping chain saw/pole pruner, two glider rocking chairs.•

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