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 contribute should contact the organization directly.
Wish List is being published weekly through Dec. 18.
Requests are limited to five items or services (not cash) and must include the name of the organization, contact person’s name, telephone number and email address. Submit requests by email to Terry Sowka at [email protected] by Monday preceding publication.
Arts for Learning, Haley Baas, 317-925-4043 ext. 120, [email protected] Graphic design/marketing services, videography/video creation and editing services.
Back on My Feet Indianapolis, Liz Navarre, 317-696-3615, [email protected] Bus passes (single fare/day/7-day), running nutrition (sports gels, CLIF BLOKS, sports beans), men’s running socks (sizes 8-13), disposable hand warmers, social media consultation.
BRHS ROCKETS4LIFE Alumni Association, John T. Finney Jr., 317-908-8762, [email protected] Partnerships, invitations to roundtables for 501(c)(3) organizations, grant writing help, mentors and tutors for high school students.
Catholic Charities Indianapolis Elder Care Programs, Ellen R. Brown, 317-236-1555, [email protected] Men’s winter hats, men’s and women’s gloves, scarves, LED flashlight, decorative scented candle and/or diffuser (battery-operated).
Changing Footprints, Bob Broughton, 317-727-4186, [email protected] Group to sort shoes for two hours; do a used shoe drive; 15-by-20-foot storage area for sealed bags of shoes (no odor) from Feb.-May 2018; provide lead on unoccupied building in Greenwood/south side area.
The Cross Center/Cross Ministries, Robin Wilson, 317-918-9222, [email protected] Donated building, instruments, stage equipment, volunteer musicians(s), liturgical dance lessons.
Damar Services, Donna Stutler, 317-856-5201, [email protected] Footballs, basketballs, kickballs, baseballs, socks.
Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center at Crooked Creek, Patrice Duckett, 317-293-2600, [email protected] Individual with expertise in fund development, marketing and/or public relations to donate one year of services; 500 canned goods including green beans, corn, spinach, carrots and peas; 56-inch flat-screen TV; Paula Deen Riverbend 12-piece aluminum nonstick cookware set; acrylic painting set with aluminum floor easel, paint, canvas and accessories.
Global Orphan Foundation, Rachel Tanner, 317-207-7898, [email protected] Downtown storage unit/space, public relations services, 3D printing, Amazon Prime membership, Delta Global Day Pass (includes Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi).
Hawthorne Community Center, Elaine Dillahunt, 317-637-4312 ext. 146, [email protected] Television with DVD player on mobile cart, copy machine/printer, new basketballs, school supplies (construction paper; glue sticks; new games, puzzles, LEGOs), iPads.
Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Ruth Ann Hankins, 317-283-6662, [email protected] Business card size laminating sheets, assorted colors dry erase markers, assorted colors copy paper, assorted colors card stock paper, Forever postage stamps.
Horizon House, Annette Rollyson, 317-396-6342, Annette Rollyson, [email protected] Easels, rolling desk chairs, flash drives, note pads, assorted colors and white copy paper.
IndianaFIRST, Chris Osborne, 317-748-6427, [email protected] Laminator, small bubble-jet printer, 10-by-10-foot storage facility, LEGO WeDo kit, LEGO Mindstorm EV3 kit.
I.W.I.N. Foundation, Sue Wynne, 317-475-0565, [email protected] Two new or gently-used PC computers, letter size paper, letter size file folders, one file cabinet, Forever stamps.
Jewish Family Services, Rachel Kesner, 317-259-6817, [email protected] Cleaning supplies, canned food, toiletries, gasoline cards, gift cards to Target, Walmart, and Kroger.
The Kitchen Community, Theresa Vernon, 317-440-8506, [email protected] Two-gallon watering cans for school gardens, mini D-handle shovels, trowels, reusable plant labels, 5-gallon buckets.
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Indiana, Barbara Moser, 317-925-9399, [email protected] Five new or like-new adjustable wheeled office chairs.
Noble, Jackie Johnson, 317-375-4231, [email protected] Large aquarium with stand, bluetooth speakers, gallery-wrapped art canvases, acoustic guitar, tablets/laptops.
Pack Away Hunger Inc., Larry Moore, 317-429-9876, [email protected] Four ergonomic desk chairs, four ergonomic keyboards with mouse, four monitor stands, four laptop stands, two monitors (21 inches or larger).
Parent Life and City Life Wheels/Central Indiana Youth for Christ, CJ Reynolds, 317-925-2828, [email protected] Five new desktop computers with computer desks, 4-by-8-foot classroom white board, ratchet sets, gift cards (Amazon, downtown restaurants, Visa, Kroger, Walmart) for student and volunteer Christmas gifts, office cleaning services.
Public Advocates in Community re-Entry, Rhiannon Edwards, 317-612-6800, [email protected] Book cases, educational/motivational books, mountable TV, motivational posters, bean bag chairs.
School on Wheels, Laura M. Long, 317-202-9100, [email protected] New school uniform polo shirts, new school uniform pants, new youth and adult belts, Amazon gift cards to use for specific uniform requests.
St. Mary’s Child Center, Desiree Chon, 317-361-4884, [email protected] Copy paper, Magna-Tiles, United Art & Education gift cards, sweatpants size 4-8, underwear size 4-8.
Teachers’ Treasures, David Hobson, 317-264-1758, [email protected] Rear back-up camera kit for 2017 Ram Promaster 2500 cargo van, rear window security cages for same vehicle, two laptop computers, three commercial-grade bullet style 25-gallon trash cans, calculators for classrooms.
Trusted Mentors, Jeri Warner, 317-985-5041, [email protected] Mini fridge, 42- to 55-inch TV, microwave, coffeemaker, water dispenser (top loading).
The Villages of Indiana, Rae Hostetler, 317-733-8700 ext. 1, [email protected] Diapers and pull-ups (all sizes), coats, gloves/mittens, winter hats or ear warmers, scarves, crock pots for older youth.
Added Dec. 15
AYS Inc., Leslie Hankins, 317-283-3817 ext. 118, [email protected] Volunteer tutors, craft and homework supplies for K-6 students (pencils, lined paper, crayons, paint) facility rental for staff training and recognition events, new or gently used Retevis RT-5RV two-way radios with wireless headsets, new or used Sandusky steel mobilelockable cabinets.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, Maureen Parsons, 317-646-5870, [email protected] Security cameras, school/art supplies, winter hats and gloves, folding tables, playground equipment.
Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis, Michael Chapuran, 317-261-1562, [email protected] Four to eight metal storage cabinets with doors, approximately 2 feet deep, 6 feet tall, 3 feet wide.
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, Carol Baker, 317-940-9607, [email protected] Four black Wenger cello chairs, convex safety mirror, new or used Nexus 5X (5 or 6) or Motorola Moto G mobile phones, airfare vouchers.
Institute for Affordable Transportation, Will Austin, 317-213-1088, [email protected] New website, thank-you gifts for volunteers ($5-$20 value), time clock for clocking in/out, toy hauler trailer for conferences/trade shows, diamond plate aluminum (all sizes).
Italian Heritage Society of Indiana, Mauvene Borton, 317-841-8442, [email protected] Document-scanning services, printing services, laminating services, gently used conference room chairs, easels.
The Lord’s Pantry at Anna’s House, Julie Molloy, 317-631-5504 or 317-710-0347, [email protected] Industrial linoleum flooring donated and installed, PVC wall paneling donated and installed, 14-foot box truck with lift gate, 15-passenger van, technology package (desktop computer, two laptops, two tablets).
National MS Society, Heather Donegan, 317-870-2501, [email protected] Gift cards from Visa, Amazon, Target, Starbucks, or Panera; EMS volunteers, photographer, general volunteers for spring fundraising events.
Youth & Family Health Network, Michelle Standeford, 765-341-9529, [email protected] Women’s hygiene needs, gently used furniture, towels and washcloths, twin size bedding.•