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.
Adoptions of Indiana, Meg Sterchi, 574-8950, firstname.lastname@example.org. Donor management system, Windows 7 professional desktop computer with large memory, 20 $25 gas gift cards to assist expectant parents, 10 $50 grocery gift cards to assist expectant mothers.
American Diabetes Association-Indiana, JanettaSykes, 352-9226, ext. 6751, email@example.com. Television with HDMI capabilities for conference room, universal Wi-Fi range extender, digital camera.
Avondale Meadows YMCA, Annie McNeil, 549-9622, firstname.lastname@example.org. Coffee, personal hygiene items, copy paper, batteries.
Brain Injury Association of Indiana, Alice Giles, 356-7722, email@example.com. Donor database system, website development/update, smartphone/service plan for fundraiser, tablet, portable laser color printer.
Cancer Support Community, Lauren Scheldrup, 257-1505, firstname.lastname@example.org. Seven custom displays (33-inch by 80-inch rollup banners) with carrying case, seven poster easels, dolly, yoga supplies (yoga blankets, blocks, eye covers, speaker system), craft supplies.
Cathedral Kitchen, Margie Pike, 695-3562, email@example.com. One or two 100-cup coffeemakers.
Cats Haven, Barbara Wills, 925-7001, firstname.lastname@example.org. Purina cat chow in blue bag and kitten chow, scoopable cat litter, canned or pouch type cat food, volunteers to organize food/supply drive, summer yard work.
Chosen Ministries, Maria Santiago, 522-7283, email@example.com. IndyGo bus passes, HP-201AXL high-yield toner cartridge, Kroger and Walmart gift cards, gas gift cards, postage stamps.
Community Wellness Partners, Karl Nichols, (574) 232-4234, firstname.lastname@example.org. Two sets of cubicles with desks, website design and marketing assistance, iMac for video and audio editing, 45-inch two-stage gas snowblower, reception area counter/desk.
Craine House, Suzanne Pierce, 925-2833, email@example.com. Daily or monthly bus passes, new toddler beds, new baby beds, new crib mattresses, non-perishable food items.
Dove Recovery House, Wendy Noe, 972-4584, firstname.lastname@example.org. Commercial vacuum, commercial coffeemaker, Keurig 2.0 K300, filing cabinet with locks, two mailboxes with labels.
Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Sam Chambers, 327-7116, email@example.com. Two flat screen televisions, two gently-used PC laptops, trail cameras, battery-powered UPS backup, professional painting services for park office building and Earth Discovery Center deck.
Easter Seals Crossroads, Sara Croft, 466-2002, firstname.lastname@example.org. Mini-van (2013 or newer), new vehicle (sedan preferred) for driver rehabilitation, new audiometer, video monitoring security system, stability/exercise balls.
Encore Vocal Arts, Tom McTamney, 345-8900, email@example.com. Five file cabinets for music and archive files (lateral preferred).
Fairbanks, Stacy Traylor, 572-9384, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bus passes, current DVDs for teens and young adults, men’s and women’s underwear, kitchen supplies, twin bed sheets.
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, Patrice Duckett, 293-2600, ext. 101, email@example.com. Volunteers to provide Christmas gifts for 50 families, Supera F3R-1 78” solid 3-door freezer, canned goods, $50 gift cards, ESL speaker or teacher to donate lessons in conversational Spanish for staff and residents.
Flat Rock River YMCA Camp, Don Sheppard, (765) 525-6730, firstname.lastname@example.org. Craft and hobby kits, round folding banquet tables, outdoor basketballs, life vests, giant chess sets with mat.
George T. Goodwin Community Center, Toby Salyers, 247-5210, email@example.com. Passenger van to seat 12 or more, color copier, 20 banquet-style chairs.
Girls Inc., Whitney Thomas, 522-2606, firstname.lastname@example.org. Construction paper, embroidery thread, solar calculators, jump ropes, gift cards.
Hendricks Regional Health Foundation, Sue Bogan, 745-7376, email@example.com. Video production services, gas cards for patient transportation assistance, G-rated DVD movies, 30 cases of bottled water, 220 sleeves of golf balls.
Heritage Place, Ruth Ann Hankins, 283-6662, firstname.lastname@example.org. Copy paper in assorted colors, dry erase markers in assorted colors, Forever postage stamps, adhesive name badges, three-ring binders.
Heroes Foundation, Cindy Todd, 255-6467, email@example.com. HP Officejet 6500A Plus black and color printer cartridges, 1,500 U.S. postage stamps, Simon Mall gift card ($100 to $500 value) for silent auction, up to 100 clear 8×11 stand-up plastic frames, 10 to 20 large floor easels.
Herron High School, Lizzie Conkle, 986-2336, firstname.lastname@example.org. Musical instruments (particularly oboe, bass clarinet or bassoon), website design services, transportation services for college visits and field trips, temporary or permanent use of a small bus, use of facilities for athletic events.
Hope Academy, Stacy Traylor, 572-9384, email@example.com. One-inch binders, college rule loose-leaf paper, dry erase markers, two- to 10-pound weights, pens.
Horizon Christian School, Catherine Gray, 823-2349, firstname.lastname@example.org. Wilson Evolution basketballs, basketball ball rack, smart board, interactive document camera, Chrome books.
Horizon House, Mary Stickelmaier, 396-6342, email@example.com. Flash drives, building maintenance and/or repair services, snow removal/mowing, new desktop computers for staff, new HVAC units.
HVAF of Indiana, Debra Des Vignes, 951-0688, firstname.lastname@example.org. Hygiene items including shaving cream, toothpaste and deodorant; men’s long johns, all sizes; men’s coats, all sizes; new underwear; canned goods.
Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation, Renee Richardson, 554-2742, ext. 3, email@example.com. Gently-used band instruments, used/working iPad (version 3 or later) or iPhone (version 4 or later), office supplies, gift cards (all values) for volunteer recognition, printing services for business cards.
Indianapolis Opera, Jill M. Vandegriff, 283-3531, firstname.lastname@example.org. Two junior executive desks with credenzas, conference room chairs, bookshelves, locking three- or four-drawer filing cabinets, bindery and/or digital archival services.
Institute for Affordable Transportation, Will Austin, 213-1088, email@example.com. Roll-up exhibit displays (retractable banners), an introduction to Jay Leno (car guy), thank-you gifts for volunteers ($10 value), a celebrity spokesman (racecar driver), new website.
JCC, Martha Karatz, 715-9209, firstname.lastname@example.org. New or gently-used heavy bag for Rock Steady boxing (program for people with Parkinson’s disease), blackout curtains for auditorium doors, transportation buggy for six infants/toddlers, 18-inch office paper trimmer, hydration station for day camp.
Joseph Maley Foundation, Maggie Mestrich, 432-6546, email@example.com. iPads; gift cards for Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Marsh, Kroger; copy paper; Forever stamps; color printer and toner.
Joy’s House, Julie Prather, 254-0828, firstname.lastname@example.org. Batteries (all sizes), paper products (paper towels, copier paper, toilet paper), craft supplies, iTunes gift cards, tumbling composter.
The Julian Center, Faren Jones, 941-2206, email@example.com. Kiln, disposable kitchen serving gloves (large), bus tickets/gas cards, coats for infants and women, laundry detergent.
Little Star Center, Mary Rosswurm, 249-2242, firstname.lastname@example.org. Teleconference/telecommunication equipment, iPads for non-verbal learners, laptop or desktop computers, flat-screen televisions.
Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter, Morgan E. McGill, 225-4400, email@example.com. Wireless microphone, purple/plum linen tablecloth, small two-wheeled cart, white printer paper and printer cartridges (black SP C310A), golf umbrellas.
Montessori Educational Charity, Vivian Cain, 769-2220, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fifteen-passenger van or bus, commercial playground, fencing for playground, construction company to install playground equipment, playground mulch.
Noble, Rita Davis, 375-4256, email@example.com. Recreational therapy equipment (exercise balls, hand weights, therapy bands), keyboard with stand, three cloud books, six mini-projectors, Hoyer lift (to move individuals in and out of wheelchairs).
Open Doors Pantry of Westfield, Jerry Rosenberger, 848-2810, firstname.lastname@example.org. Office copier, two-drawer lateral files, eight reception area chairs, office desks/chairs, commercial grade carpeting.
Pack Away Hunger, Larry Moore, 429-9876, email@example.com. Sprinter van/tall cargo van, web design with responsive Joomla theme, one mobile registration set for tablets or iPads, security system with indoor/outdoor cameras and DVR, VoIP phone system.
Propylaeum Historic Foundation, Linda Carlen, 638-7881, firstname.lastname@example.org. Commercial convection oven, resurfacing of parking lot, portable projector screen with tripod, cordless leaf blower, two new desktop computers with Windows 10.
Purposeful Design, David Palmer, 919-6045, email@example.com. Belt sander, 37 inches wide.
Ransburg YMCA Preschool Program, Nancy Short, 357-8441, firstname.lastname@example.org. Crayons, markers, construction paper, Pull-Ups, gift cards.
Ronald McDonald House of Indiana, Beth Johnson, 267-0605, ext. 202, email@example.com. Bellman-type hotel luggage carts, professional ceramic tile and grout cleaning, 7½-foot pre-lit artificial Christmas trees, hauling services, cookware sets.
St. Mary’s Child Center, Shannon Marschak, 361-4882, firstname.lastname@example.org. Copy paper, Magna Tiles, United Art & Education gift cards, sweatpants sizes 4-8, underwear sizes 4-8.
Servants at Work, Jim Hamilton, 997-5105, email@example.com. Furnish and install one insulated overhead shop door, install two concrete approach pads, re-lamp and repair up to 10 eight-foot fluorescent light fixtures, two new or used industrial metal storage cabinets, 12-inch single bevel compound miter saw (DeWalt DW 715).
Traders Point Christian Academy, Whitestown, Fred W. Means, 769-2450, ext.149, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fifty-inch television with at least two HDMI ports, 12 office chairs, wooden bookcase at least three feet wide by four feet tall.
Trusted Mentors, Jeri Warner, 985-5041, email@example.com. Coffeehouse gift cards for mentoring pairs to meet, $5 store gift cards for volunteer recognition, tickets for two people to attend fun events, office copy paper, colored pencils.
The Villages, Kimberlee Cottingham, 775-6426, firstname.lastname@example.org. Backpacks; new pajamas (assorted sizes); new socks, hats and mittens; personal care items (toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, brush, soap); washcloths and towels.
WellSpring Center, Bob Goodrum, (765) 342-6661, email@example.com. Electric stoves, refrigerators, kitchen cabinetry, riding lawn mower, snow thrower.
YMCA of Greater Indianapolis Association Office, Tangela Floyd, 266-9622, firstname.lastname@example.org. Cargo van for mobile recreation in neighborhoods, art for new YMCA at CityWay.
Youth Connections, Judy Duncan, 738-3273, email@example.com. Board games for children and teens, original Wii games, craft supplies, coloring books, portable basketball goal.
Added Dec. 14
Indiana Wildlife Federation, Erin Baird, 875-9453, firstname.lastname@example.org. DSLR camera with HD video capability, Forever postage stamps, wildlife puppets, Home Depot or Lowe’s gift cards, first-aid kit.
Indy Reads, Elizabeth Davis, 275-4042, email@example.com. New or gently-used iPad (3rd generation or later, Mini, Air), two new or gently-used laptops, pocket-size dictionaries, plain white cotton tablecloths (60 inches by 84 inches), wide-ruled Mead composition books.
Johnson County Senior Services, Kimberly Smith, 738-4544, firstname.lastname@example.org. Color copier, copy paper, grocery gift cards for food pantry, office desk.
Life Centers, Tammy Johnson, 968-9134, email@example.com. Two new or like-new washer and dryer sets, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, new baby bath items.
Mars Hill Community & Arts Center, Lisa Schmitz, 340-0321, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bathroom fixtures for two bathrooms, doors, light fixtures, cabinets, drywall.
Thrive360°, Jill Madinger, 863-8655, email@example.com. HP Color LaserJet or other color printer, flatbed cart(s), box truck courier service, semitrailer transportation for local event, electric pallet jack usage.
Trinity Free Clinic, Dina Ferchmin, 819-0772, firstname.lastname@example.org. Curing lights for dental clinic, Midwest stylus fiber-optic dental hand pieces, TV monitors, 50 diabetic monitors, diabetic test strips.
Added Dec. 21
Christel House International, Angela Knezevich, 464-8268, email@example.com. School supplies (pens, index cards, writing paper, etc.), daily or monthly bus passes, $10 gas gift cards.
Gateway Services Inc./Access Johnson County Public Transit, Becky Allen, 738-5523, firstname.lastname@example.org. Twenty-two tablets, 12 board room chairs on wheels, heavy duty shredder, color printer.
Reach For Youth, Stacy Payne Miller, 920-5900, email@example.com. Lobby furniture, 24-inch refrigerator, projector, DVD player.
Teachers’ Treasures, Margaret Sheehan, 264-1758, firstname.lastname@example.org. Electric paper (letter) folder, digital and wireless conference speaker phone, industrial vacuum cleaner.•