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2014 Holiday Wish List debuts

November 29, 2014
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. 22.

Requests should be limited to five items or services (not cash) and should include a contact name, telephone number and email address. Submit requests by email to bhoffman@ibj.com.

AccessAbility Center for Independent Living, Amber O’Haver, 926-1660, ext. 247, aohaver@abilityindiana.org. Roof repair; parking lot resurfacing, marking and striping; plumber/electrician services; carpet cleaning; lawn care and maintenance.

Aftercare for Indiana through Mentoring, Richard Garschina, 874-8470, richard.garschina@aimmentoring.org. Board games and gently used books for all ages, stainless steel commercial upright refrigerator, eclectic artwork and decorations for café, adult volunteer mentors.

Back on My Feet Indianapolis, Chrissy Vasquez, (602) 369-6631, chrissy.vasquez@backonmyfeet.org. Marketing and design services, gift cards for Target and Walmart, gift certificates for pizza restaurants, men’s knit running gloves, unisex sports watches with push button timing option.

Best Buddies, Kristen Johnson, 436-8440, ext. 44, krjoh@bestbuddies.org. Gift cards for Walmart and Kroger, video camera, portable projector, office desk.

Brightwood Community Center, Izera McAfee-Day, 546-8200, brightwood.ed@gmail.com. Cargo van in good running condition; new laptop; Walmart, Target, Kroger and gas gift cards; four chairs for round 4’ conference table.

Camptown, Don Schafer, 471-8277, don.schafer@camptown.net. Motorola Talkabout MS350R 2-way radios (two-pack), 48” flat-screen TV, 16’ step ladder, Kodak Easy Share 14mp cameras with 4G SD card, 20V cordless drill.

Cancer Support Community Central Indiana. Brandi Truesdale, 257-1505, brandi@cancersupportindy.org. Rectangular banquet tables, gift cards for buying toys, 42” flat-screen TVs, paper products and plastic silverware, volunteers to help provide meals at monthly Supper Club.

Chosen Ministries, Maria Santiago, 280-7060, Maria@IamChosen.org. Desks, chairs and long classroom tables; business portfolios branded with our logo; video production services; laptop or desktop computers; IndyGo bus passes.

Coburn Place, Kathy Morris, 923-5750, Kathy@coburnplace.org. Sidewalk salt; batteries (all sizes); trash bags; gift cards for Dollar Tree, grocery stores and gas; IndyGo bus passes.

College Mentors for Kids, Laura Mishkin, 921-1798, lmishkin@collegementors.org. Laser color printer, 500 ink pens, ergonomic desk chairs, conference phone.

Dayspring Center, Michelle Jackson, 635-6780, ext. 235, michelle@dayspring.org. New bath towels, face towels and washcloths; new twin blankets and pillows; hygiene items; cleaning supplies; baby items including diapers.

Diamonds in the Rough, C.L. Day, 714-2141, cl53@icloud.com. Copy paper, Web designer to create website, gas cards, underwear for boys and girls in grades one through eight.

Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Sam Chambers, 327-7116, ecpf@comcast.net. Carpeting (about 1,200 square feet), archery equipment, heating pads for educational bird water bowls (no auto shut-off), fishing poles for Kids Fishing Derby, 3’x4’ bulletin board.

Eiteljorg Museum for American Indians and Western Art, Susie Maxwell, 275-1311, smaxwell@eiteljorg.com. Adult wheelchairs, Step ‘n Wash units to help children reach sinks when washing hands.

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

FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, Ellen Robinson, 638-3223, ellenr@facespayneuter.org. Surgical lights, anesthesia machines and other surgery equipment, ICU unit/oxygen chamber, video production services, work stations with upgraded technology, in-clinic music system with internal communication.

Gleaner’s Food Bank of Indiana, Derrik Hampton, 829-1778, dhampton@gleaners.org. Hygiene items, black permanent Sharpie markers, packing tape, stretch wrap, four-to-six-seat golf cart.

Happy Hollow Children’s Camp, Jennifer Dant, 638-3849, jdant@happyhollowcamp.net. File folders, arts and crafts supplies, 8.5”x11” copy paper, printing services, 10”x13” envelopes.

Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, Sue Bogan, 745-7376, sebogan@hendricks.org. Cases of bottled water, G-rated DVD movies, gas cards, printing services, video production services.

Heritage Place, Ruth Ann Hankins, 283-6662, heritageplaceindy@gmail.com. Copy paper in assorted colors, adhesive name badges, dry erase markers and cleaner, postage stamps, conference table (approx. 6’8”x3’6”).

Horizon House, Mary Stickelmaier, 396-6342, marys@horizonhouse.cc. Commercial grade HVAC units, new computers, handyman services, flash drives, conference call system with extension microphones.

Improving Kids’ Environment, Dolores Weis, 253-1312, dweis@ikecoalition.org. Marketing and branding consultation, including logo revision; design, graphics and printing for event display board; new Lenovo ThinkPads with software; Air fare & hotel for two to attend national conference in Orlando in April.

Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation, Theresa Brun, 554-2742, tbrun@isbvik12.org. Newer working laptop, black chalkboard paint and rollers, office supplies, printing services for business cards, two small seating benches.

Indiana Music Education Association, Lane Velayo, 780-4100, lane@imeamusic.org. Locksmith services, new 4.5’ four-drawer filing cabinet with lock, advertising/graphic design services, Web development services, wireless laser printers.

Institute for Affordable Transportation, Will Austin, 213-1088, will.austin@driveBUV.org. Roll-up exhibit displays (retractable banner devices), gas gift cards, “thank you” gifts for volunteers ($10 value), horizontal band saw, public relations services.

Irvington Community Schools, Jessica Journey, 357-3770, ext. 144, jjourney@ics-charter.org. Specific school supplies (please call for details), professional services from a journalist and/or photographer, loaded cargo van, John Deere ZTrak mower.

JCC, Martha Karatz, 251-9467, mkaratz@jccindy.org. New or used electric oven and mini-fridge, water exercise equipment, yoga and tumbling mats, four-drawer lateral file with lock.

Joy’s House, Julie Prather, 254-0828, julie@joyshouse.org. Bird feed, craft supplies, games and 100-piece puzzles, HP 901 ink cartridges (color & black), latex gloves (powder free).

Kingsway Community Care Center, John Mollaun, 272-0708, ext. 106, jpm@kingswaycarecenter.org. Laptop and desktop computers, printer/scanner/copier, upright vacuum cleaner, portable ultrasound system with convex and transvaginal probe.

Lutheran Child & Family Services, Crystal Wilmot, 359-5467, ext. 211, cwilmot@lutheranfamily.org. Grocery, restaurant and entertainment gift cards; socks and underwear (all sizes male and female); gloves and hats (all sizes male and female).

Morning Light Inc., Meredith Slavens, 218-7554, mslavens@morninglightinc.org. Paper products, AA batteries, storage containers, soap and/or body wash, dish cloths.

Noble, Rita Davis, 375-4256, r.davis@mynoblelife.org. Wheelchair scale, art canvas and painting supplies, builder for a wheelchair ramp, two sound bars for SmartBoards, floor buffer.

Oaks Academy, Linda Adams, 213-3708, ladams@theoaksacademy.org. Sidewalk salt, copy paper, task chairs, Elmo document projectors, microscope camera.

Partners in Housing, Jennifer Coffey 633-1861, ext. 113, jcoffey@partnersinhousingindy.org. New or gently used books, cleaning supplies and hygiene products, bike mechanic to help repair and maintain bikes, 6’ ladders, new desktop computers.

Peace Learning Center, Stacy Robinson, 327-7114, srobinson@peacelearningcenter.org. Handyman to clean gutters and install gutter covers, plumber to install a deep sink, new kitchen sink and faucet, new kitchen countertops, 6’x20’ indoor/outdoor mat.

Primary Colours, Jenny Skehan, 407-7464, J_Skehan@sbcglobal.net. Graphic design and Web communication services; food and beverages for gallery shows; signage for Installation Nation at the ArtsPark; office supplies including envelopes, paper and postage.

Project Home Indy, Lakshmi Hasanadka, 925-0980, info@projecthomeindy.org. Diapers (all sizes), wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, kitchen cleaning supplies.

Ronald McDonald House of Indiana Inc., Beth Johnson, 267-0605, ext. 202, bjohnson@rmh-indiana.org. Hotel-type luggage carts; Shark Rocket Model HV300 vacuum cleaners; white bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths; cleaning services for one-time project; hauling services for storage clean-up.

St. Mary’s Child Center, Shannon Marschak, 361-4882, smarschak@smccindy.org. Copy paper, Magna Tiles, United Art & Education gift cards, sweatpants size 4-8, underwear size 4-8.

Second Helpings, Betsy Whitmore, 632-2664, ext. 12, betsy@secondhelpings.org. Seven-day IndyGo bus passes, gas gift cards.

Teachers’ Treasures, Margaret Sheehan, 264-1758, margaret@teacherstreasures.org. Hand sanitizer, Kleenex, glue/glue sticks, copy paper, colored paper.

Westminster Neighborhood Services, Wade Coggeshall, 632-9785, wade.coggeshall@westmin.org. Mini bus, digital camera with video capability, paper shredders, 28-pound copy paper, gas cards.

Wheeler Mission, Steve Kerr, 635-3575, stevekerr@wmm.org. Bath towels and wash cloths, bed sheets (twin, twin XL, queen), pillows and pillow cases, blankets, undershirts and underwear (all types and sizes), pajamas (all sizes but primarily men’s large and extra large).•

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