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 [email protected], fax to 263-5406, or mail to Holiday Wish List, Indianapolis Business Journal, 41 E. Washington St., 46204
Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc., Debbie Laird, 773-7433, ext. 11, [email protected] Postage stamps, shredder, dishwasher, chairs, Purina equine senior horse feed.
Assistance League of Indianapolis for Operation School Bell, Kathy Kerr Wylam, 872-1010, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Hats and gloves, sports equipment, coloring books, overnight sports bags, athletic socks.
Fairbanks, Katy Cummings, 572-9398, [email protected] Bus passes, new and gently used bicycles, twin bed sheets, bath towels, blankets.
The Food Link, Wynn Tinkham, 846-9112, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Netbooks, fire proof file cabinet, desk and/or credenza.
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp, Rene Chamberlain, 638-3849, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Adult bicycles with locks, backpacks, bus passes, adult winter coats, reading glasses.
HVAF of Indiana Inc., Debra Des Vignes, 951-0688, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Financial/accounting expertise, design and printing services for a new organization brochure, printer, large conference table, conference table chairs.
Loving Accurately Ministries, Christine Raymond, 205-9085, [email protected] Volunteers to organize photos, scripts, narrative audio and video for a local initiative to fight the worldwide AIDS pandemic.
Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis, Mark Rozales, 251-0005, ext. 1002, [email protected] Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart or Marsh; an expandable phone system with ten 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, [email protected] Painting services, mulch and landscape services, window cleaning services, laminator, gently used flat screen monitors
St. Mary’s Child Center, Shannon Marschak, 361-4882, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Computer tables, room dividers.
Social Health Association of Indiana Inc., Billy White Jr., 638-3628, ext. 103, [email protected] color laser printer, 26”-36” LCD/LED TV with DVD player, letter folding machine, Office All-in-One color printer/scanner, selected educational videos (8 copies per title, ask for title names).
Starfish Initiative, Chris Horty, 452-8579, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Flash drives (1GB +), gloves, bus passes, coffee supplies, winter coats.
AYS Inc., Leslie Hankins, 283-3817, [email protected]. 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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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, foosballs, ping pong balls and paddles.
Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana, Kerry Teague, 257-1505, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Adult backpacks, sleeping bags, XL hoodies, adult men’s gloves, men’s white socks.
Central Indiana Youth for Christ, Jane Perkins, 925-2828, [email protected] $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, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Bus passes; Walmart, 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, [email protected] Bus passes or gas cards; twin beds with frames and mattresses; healthy, nonperishable snacks; Target, Walmart and grocery store gift cards; baby supplies including blankets and infant seats.
Generation Empowered International Church, J. Marquis Garrett, 384-8985, [email protected] 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, [email protected] In-kind printing and video services, billboard for event promotion, stick blenders for cancer patients, digital scales.
Hollis Adams Foundation, Lisa Fohl, 841-1231, [email protected] Used printer cartridges for recycling, 7 cubic foot chest freezer, sewing materials including fabric, heavy duty pots and pans, three 8-foot round tables.
Horizon House, Teresa Wessel, 423-8909, ext. 304, [email protected] Men’s winter socks, peanut butter and jelly, deodorant, bath towels, blankets.
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, Michael Pettry, 940-9057, [email protected] Supplies for Indianapolis Public Schools music programs, including copy paper, pencils and blank CDs.
Indianapolis Urban Theater and Dance Company, Ashley Garrett, 500-4882, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Small office space on the Westside.
Institute for Affordable Transportation, Will Austin, 213-1088, [email protected] Roll-up exhibit displays, gasoline gift cards, 3-minute time lapse video work, tool boxes, freight (1,200 pounds) to St. Paul, Minn.
Interfaith Hospitality Network, Mitch Katz, 823-8440, [email protected] Floor lamp, chairs for a conference table, sofa, bus passes.
Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY), Alyssa Starr Newerth, 921-1229, [email protected] iPad, 2 gallons of chalkboard paint, HTML techie to assist with Joomla website, 2 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, [email protected] Coat racks, freezer, corkboards, dolly, 15-passenger or utility van.
Prevail, Sue Hacker Nelson, 773-6942, ext. 116, [email protected] 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, [email protected] Heavy-duty cross cut shredder, 10 laptops, 1 SMART Board System, teen entertainment gift cards, in-kind advertisements.
Safe Sitter, Inc., Dave Strantz, 596-5001, [email protected] Multimedia projector, voice recorder.
United Christmas Service, Lorna McClurkin, 921-1372, [email protected] Volunteers willing to sponsor a family for Christmas.
United Way of Central Indiana, Mary Kinney, 921-1224, [email protected] 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, [email protected] 5 flat screen TVs with screens no smaller than 46”, 2 TVs with carts and built-in DVD players, 4 basic desktop computers, 2 desktop printers, child and family DVDs.•