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.
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. 11
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 mobile lockable 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.
Added Dec. 18
Bethany Christian Services, Joe Schulz, 317-813-2700, [email protected] Copy paper, gift cards (Kroger, Walmart, Meijer, VISA, restaurants), gently used office furniture, backpacks.
College Mentors for Kids, Shelley Hunter, 317-921-1798, [email protected] Cleaning service, laptop computer, treadmill desk, standing desk.
Pink Ribbon Connection, Dori Sparks-Unsworth, 317-255-7465, [email protected] Ten-foot pop-up black canopy, 50 acrylic tabletop literature holders, female mannequin (torso and head), 10,000 sheets pastel pink paper, 2,500 business-size window envelopes.
Traders Point Christian Schools, Fred Means, 317-769-2450, [email protected] Flat panel TVs (42-inch, 50-inch) with mount, four-drawer lateral file up to four feet wide, four-drawer lateral file up to three feet wide, two desk chairs, small wood desk with locking drawers.•