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.
Black Expo Inc., Colleen Heeter, 925-6624, [email protected] Architectural design, new commercial-grade carpeting, office furniture, videoconferencing equipment, new ceiling tiles.
Christel House International, Laura Dodson, 464-2378, [email protected] Picture-framing services, airline tickets, business-class computer, promotion services, international shipping assistance.
Flanner House, Sandra Green, 925-4231, [email protected] AccuCut Machine, games, equipment for youth recreation, portable basketball hoop, snow blower.
Peace Learning Center, Lisa Jones, 327-7144, [email protected] Printer cartridges, flooring, cases of paper, self-stick easel pads, vacuum cleaner.
Primelife Enrichment Inc., Sandy Stewart, 815-7008, [email protected] Disposable dinnerware, folding wheelchair, wireless microphone, aquatic dumbbells.
Tangram, Kathy McClure, 968-9033, [email protected] Gas cards, winter coats, grocery store gift cards, handyman volunteer.
Training Inc., Peggy Frame, 264-6740, [email protected] Grocery store gift cards, bus passes, winter gloves, flash drives, pop-top foods.
American Cancer Society, Martha Steininger, 344-7827, [email protected] Volunteers to help with administrative work.
American Heart Association, Michelle Wagner, 732-4720, [email protected] Chairs for office lobby, dolly, mini-fridge, full-size fridge, conference phone.
Autism Society of Indiana, Dana Renay, 658-2973, [email protected] Speaker phone, color printer/copier/scanner, table-top display, laminator, graphic arts services.
Best Buddies Indiana, Natalie Seibert, 436-8440, [email protected] Digital camera, video recorder, gift cards, reams of brightly colored paper.
Exodus Refugee Immigration Inc., Laurie Cuellar, 921-0836, [email protected] Grocery gift cards, jasmine rice, gloves/hats/scarves, bus passes, large rice cookers.
Fairbanks, Katy Cummings, 572-9398, [email protected] Bus passes, battery-powered hand tools, twin bed sheets, blankets, bath towels.
Franklin Township Education Foundation, Judith R. Duncan, 803-5037, [email protected] Color printer, 15 reams of colored paper.
From the Heart Rescue Inc., Jacque Beck, [email protected] 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, [email protected] New personal computers, color printer, desks and chairs, set of choral risers, public relations services.
Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Jenna Wachtmann, 639-6106, [email protected] Industrial-strength carpet cleaner, tool set, industrial refrigerator, storage totes, lightweight white boards.
Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Aaron Carmichael, 626-3394, [email protected] Enclosed utility trailer, G-rated movies on DVD, arcade games, hotel carts, tickets to local events.
Safe Sitter Inc., Sharon Lindsay, (800) 255-4089, [email protected] Heavy-duty cross-cut shredder, high-capacity stapler.
Use What You’ve Got Prison Ministry, Cecilia Whitfield, 626-3394, [email protected] Office furniture, combo fax/scanner/copier/printer, four laptop computers, kitchen appliances, television.
Center for Leadership and Development, Deborah Ross, 923-8111, [email protected] Copy paper, facial tissue, pens, pencils, iTunes cards.
Damar Services, David DeWitt, 455-7175, [email protected] Gator utility vehicle, clothing, wellness facility expansion, office supplies.
Heritage Place Indy, Ruth Ann Schroeder, 283-6662, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Canned cat and dog food, bleach, paper towels, carpet cat condos, reams of white copy paper.
Indiana Horse Council, James Kirkham, 513-6359, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Desktop computers, upright vacuum, printer cartridges and image drum for HP Color LaserJet 2840.
IndyReads, M. Travis DiNicola, 275-4035, [email protected] Volunteers, laptops, exercise bike, color printer, LCD projector.
Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana, Barb Renshaw, 252-5558, [email protected] Laptop computer, gas gift cards, coolers on wheels, oil change gift cards, new tires.
Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis, Any Tobias, 251-0005, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] HP 290XL ink cartridges, cat and dog beds, red 2-pocket folders, dog treats, dog leashes.
Second Helpings, Debbie Russell, 632-2664, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Digital phone system upgrade, desktop computers, rear tine tiller, utility carts, pallet jack.
Sycamore Services Inc., Marcia Lynch, 664-7075, [email protected] Four jet hours, leather/vinyl chairs and couches, conference table and chairs.
Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc., Debbie Laird, 773-7433, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Eleven-14-inch collars, Heartgard Heartworm Prevention for Dogs, Nylabones, Kong Chew Toys, tractor supply gift certificates.
Christel House Academy, Carey Dahncke, 783-4690, [email protected] Jump ropes, basketballs, kickballs, board games, soccer equipment.
Dayspring Center, 635-6780, [email protected] Flat-bed cart, new desktop printer, vacuum cleaner, gas cards, commercial floor mat.
Dress for Success Indianapolis, Jennifer Livesay, 940-3737, [email protected] Gloves, scarves, hats, hosiery, padfolios.
Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, Sue Bogan, 745-7376, [email protected] Printing services, G-rated movies, children’s clothing, diapers and wipes.
Institute for Affordable Transportation, Lyn Fencl, 828-2304, [email protected] Trade-show display equipment, truck, gifts and prizes for students and volunteers.
Outreach Inc., 951-8886, [email protected] Pop-top foods, copier paper, gas cards, adult winter coats, prayers.
ReadUP, Julie Henson, 925-7323, [email protected] Volunteer tutors for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade Indianapolis Public Schools students.
Ready to Learn, Ready to Earn, Liz Odle, 921-1216, [email protected] Business partners for schools.
School on Wheels, Tiffany Silgalis, 202-9100, [email protected] Simon gift cards, uniforms, LCD projector, office supplies, volunteers.
Soroptimist Indianapolis Metro, Geneva Taylor, 809-4925, [email protected] Website services, large bingo hall, banquet space, printing services, meeting space.
St. Mary’s Child Center, 361-4882, [email protected] Double-sided tape, glass beads, sweatpants, copy paper, Wal-Mart gift cards.
St. Vincent Danny’s Closet of Hope, Linda Nunley, 338-8509, [email protected] One hundred fifty business portfolios, 150 white undershirts.
Success by 6, Melissa Jackson, 921-1335, [email protected] Books for preschoolers.
Trusted Mentors, Jeri Warner, 985-5041, [email protected] White boards, alarm clocks, bus passes, tickets to local events.
United Christmas Service, Tiffany Dow, 921-1385, [email protected] Volunteers willing to sponsor a family for Christmas.
The Villages, Kimberlee S. Cottingham, 775-6500, [email protected] Target gift cards, personal-care items, new children’s pajamas, children’s outerwear, household items.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, Nicole Puchalski, 713-8504, [email protected] Art supplies, Lego kits, Wii for teens, Laurelwood Housing Community uniforms, tree house.•