Holiday Wish List

  • Comments
  • Print
Listen to this story

Subscriber Benefit

As a subscriber you can listen to articles at work, in the car, or while you work out. Subscribe Now
This audio file is brought to you by
Loading audio file, please wait.
  • 0.25
  • 0.50
  • 0.75
  • 1.00
  • 1.25
  • 1.50
  • 1.75
  • 2.00

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.

The Arc of Greater Boone County, Pam Verbarg, 765-482-6815, Adult board games, art supplies, sports balls, nonperishable snack foods.

Arthur M. Glick JCC of Indianapolis, Hillary McCarley, 317-715-9209, Airline miles for staff to attend conferences, Jaypro PVB-4500 3” deluxe volleyball package, Panasonic DVD/Blu-ray projection system, new children’s picture books/early readers, new 20-by-38-foot U.S. and Israel flags.

Auntie Mame’s Child Development Center, Melody McGuire, 317-547-3551, . Ten+ passenger van, commercial AC unit, kitchen equipment and supplies, roof, playground.

Back on My Feet, Trena Roudebush, 317-418-4786, New or good condition plastic laundry baskets, flash drive, new bath towels, new shower curtains and/or liners.

Bethany Christian Services, Joseph Schulz, 317-813-2700, Copy paper, retail gift cards, restaurant gift cards, large dry erase boards, school-related items for students.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Nick Burks, 317-472-3706, Two to five standing desks, two rolling storage carts with 12-drawer organizers, five large recycle bins, 50 to 60 small trash bins, mail slot organizer for 60.

Brooke’s Place for Grieving Young People, Theresa Brun, 317-705-9650, Soda, paper/plastic serving products, silent auction items, arts and crafts supplies, phone books.

Cancer Support Community Central Indiana, Kelsey Singleton, 317-257-1505, Pots and pans, Tupperware, eating utensils, baking dishes in various sizes, cookie sheets.

Cathedral High School, Nicole Beasley, 317-968-7383, Twenty LED parking lot lights, 15 digital mass scales, 40 gym sideline chairs, Safe Haven evacuation cribs, bus or mini-bus.

Circle City Prep, Megan Murphy, 317-643-4209, Kids khaki pants; White, grey, black socks; kids tennis shoes; children’s underwear; Clorox wipes.

Coalition for Homelessness Intervention & Prevention, Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, 317-472-7632, Two HP ProBook 15.6-inch LCD Notebooks, two V7 universal USB 3.0 docking stations, technical services to set up new laptops and docking stations.

Domestic Violence Network, Kelly McBride, 317-872-1086, Four laptop computers, printer paper.

Dove Recovery House for Women, Renate Myler, 317-964-0450, Deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, spiral notebooks, ground coffee.

Drum Corps International, Sue Kuehnhold, 317-275-1223, Conference room audio-visual equipment, large conference room furniture, board room table and chairs for 12, 20 standard cubicles, updated office phone system.

Exodus Refugee Immigration, Elizabeth Standiford, 317-921-0836, Winter coats in adult and youth sizes, winter hats and gloves, IndyGo bus passes, all sizes winter boots, diapers sizes 5+.

Fairbanks Alcohol & Drug Addiction Treatment Center, Leigh Ann Erickson, 317-572-9398, Gently-used office/lounge furniture, new twin-size mattresses with vinyl covers, new bedding, bed frames, new bath towels.

Fair Haven Foundation Inc., Amanda Milner, 317-348-3688, New or gently-used electric recliners, new or gently-used twin mattress sets, new white twin sheet sets.

Families First, Gina Hays, 317-644-7207, Plantronics Voyager Focus UC bluetooth headsets, Mr. Ice icemaker and water filtration unit, 36- or 48-inch BOA (bop bag) from University of North Texas Center for Play Therapy, 18-inch 55-watt Neewer ringlight kit, Takstar SGC-598interview microphone.

Family Promise of Hamilton County, Tom Agnew, 719-588-0660, Desktop computer and monitor,3 -in-1 printer, cross-cut shredder, file cabinet, meeting table.

Footlite Musicals, Barbara Uggen-Davis, 317-800-4614, Wireless microphones, advertising (TV, radio, print), color wash LED stage lights, electrical services for wiring and new lighting, audit services.

Foundation for Lutheran Child & Family Services, Susan Ryan, 317-341-4736 ext. 235, Two-door storage cabinet, 50-inch smart TV, Xbox One for children in emergency care, two iPads.

GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center-Indianapolis, Denisse Jensen, 317-690-6903, Copy paper, four iPad or Microsoft tablets, 12 black plastic stacking office chairs, 6½-by-9½-inch clasp brown kraft envelopes, four heavy-duty folding tables.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, Megan Phillips, 317-924-6816, New camp ranger truck, renovation to math and science center floors, stump grinder, gravel for camp roads, board committee members for one-year commitments.

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis, Madeleine Smith, 317-522-2603, Systems integration consulting, basic graphic design services, volunteer recruitment evaluation, volunteer training software.

Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County Inc., Nancy Chance, 317-753-1293, Box truck with lift gate, cargo van, used battery-operated forklift, heavy-duty convertible hand truck, semi-automatic stretch wrap machine.

Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity, Ted Mosey, 317-777-6091, Flatbed truck with 20-foot bed, new 12-inch saw blades, DeWalt battery-powered circular saws and reciprocating saws, cases of bottled water for volunteers.

Happy Hollow Children’s Camp Inc., Jennifer Dant, 317-638-3849, Large cork boards, Large dry erase boards, 8.5 x 11 file folders, Ink pens, 8.5 x 11 white paper.

Hope Academy Recovery High School, Rachelle Gardner, 317-572-9382, School supplies, first-aid supplies, reams of white copy paper, Post-it notes.

Hope Healthcare Services, John Mollaun, 317-670-0616, Waiting area chairs, tile floor and carpet cleaning, autoclave for dental instruments, office chairs, multiuse copy paper.

Horizon House, Anya Seymour, 317-396-6349, blankets, coats, wool socks, heavy gloves, Thermal tops & bottoms.

Horizons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School, Shanna Martin, 317-926-0425 ext. 130, Volunteers for events and working with students, white card stock, easy close white envelopes (4 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches), thank-you cards (blank on inside), white return envelopes (3 5/8 by 6 1/2 inches).

Humane Society of Indianapolis, Beth Kloote, 317-872-5650 ext. 126, Cases of white copy paper, Styrofoam coolers for outdoor cat houses, hot dogs, easy cheese for administering pills to animals, Martingale dog collars.

Indiana Artisan, Rosalyn V. Demaree, 317-964-9455, Public relations for spring Indiana Artisan Marketplace, website rebuild, help organizing and celebrity emcee for fashion show.

Indiana Canine Assistant Network, Denise Sierp, 317-672-3864, Soft squeaky dog toys (medium and large), Nylabones (medium and large), Kongs (medium and large), Charlie Bear treats (any flavor), tug ropes (medium and large).

Indiana Forest Alliance, Anne Laker, 317-600-9136, Used or new MacBook, state-of-the-art GPS marking units, Post-it flip charts.

Indiana Pharmacists Association, Randy Hitchens, 317-848-5701, Conference/board room table, 12 meeting room chairs, office copier.

Indianapolis Art Center, Emily Leiserson, 317-255-2464, Sturdy standard-height classroom chairs, 6-foot rectangular folding tables, forklift, 50-inch or larger flat screen TVs (ideally smart TVs), storage cabinets and lockers.

Indianapolis Movement Arts Collective, Lauren Curry, 317-603-9330, Ten to 15 folding chairs, folding table, wooden side/end table.

IPS 47 Edison School of the Arts, Penny Guthrie, 317-501-4888, Chicken food, wood chips for chicken coop, books for K-8 classroom libraries, large iPad Pro tripod for filming performances, 3D printer for graphic arts class.

Institute for Affordable Transportation, Will Austin, 317-213-1088, Tires size 235-75-15 or 215-75-15 in good condition, volunteer gifts ($5-$20 value), Ford Ranger rear axles and rims, RV or camper to host volunteers, diamond plate aluminum (1/8-inch thickness or less).

The Jackson Center for Conductive Education, Samantha Howard, 317-824-0200, Two office laptop computers, paper towels, games for older children, dry erase markers, rolls of postage stamps.

Joy’s House, Mandy Williams, 317-254-0828, New or gently used GoPro camera, paint brush sets and 5-by-7 canvases, flash drives, craft materials such as safety scissors and glue sticks, art or printer paper.

Kids’ Voice of Indiana, Carol Loggins, 317-558-2870, Portable AED defibrillator, baby changing tables, TVs, office furniture, cleaning supplies.

KIPP Indy College Prep Middle, Brittany Lennon, 317-775-3929, Gift cards to Walmart, School Zone, Dominos, Amazon, Old Navy.

KIPP Indy Unite Elementary, Brittany Seibert, 317-671-2974, Teacher appreciation gifts, gift cards to School Zone for uniform shirts, gift cards to Old Navy for uniform pants, student prizes-cup coffee pods and snacks for teachers.

Little Red Door Cancer Agency, Jamie Kauffman, 317-925-5595, Incontinence supplies, Ensure Original, $25 Walmart gift cards, $10 Speedway gas cards, $25 Kroger gift cards.

Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp., Leigh Riley Evans, 317-923-2270, Conference room table, 20 matching guest chairs for conference room, fireplace screen, leather couches for lobby, coffeemaker.

Marion County Agricultural Fair Association Inc., Don Brunson, 317-627-9230, Interior and exterior painting, large equipment rental, plumbing fixtures and supplies, commercial building products and materials, tree trimming services.

Marion County Commission on Youth Inc., John Brandon, 317-921-1266 ext. 101, Ten hours technology consulting to set up virtual training, desktop all-in-one printer, laptop computer, six pack MCS original 24-x-36 poster frames, two cases copy paper.

Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Cindy Miers, 317-639-6106, Youth sports equipment, kitchen tables and chairs, school supplies for tutors, TV sound bar, indoor plants.

The Milk Bank, Cathy Boyer, 317-536-1670, New laptop computers, upright deep freezers for milk depots, vehicle to transport milk, shaking water bath pasteurizer, stainless steel induction-ready stock pots.

Midwest Food Bank Indiana, Jeremy Baynai, 317-786-8980, Warehouse space, diesel engine service, truck/trailer refrigeration service.

Million Meal Movement, Allison Cardona, 317-937-8332, iPod with Wi-Fi, anti-slip tape, HP 410A black original printer ink, platform carts, 16-gallon Rubbermaid tubs.

Mt. Helm Missionary Baptist Church Child Care Ministry, Yvette Lloyd or Shontay Martin, 317-250-1646, Five baby swings, four 5-by-8-foot classroom area rugs, five baby bouncer jumpers, upright 14- to 17-cu. ft. frost-free freezer, 15-passenger van.

National Junior Tennis and Learning, Ax Lowery, 317-429-9965, Cans of new tennis balls, modern racquets, racquet bags, Wilson EZ Nets.

Nine13sports, Tom Hanley, 614-395-8210, Shop rags/towels, Clorox wipes, white boards and dry erase markers, work bench tool cabinets.

Noble, Rita Davis, 317-375-4256, Art supplies, recreational therapy equipment, iPads (9.7-inch, 128-gig memory, Wi-Fi) sporting event tickets, museum passes.

The Oaks Academy, Kyla McEntire, 317-413-9396, Copy paper, dry erase markers, toner, office supplies.

One Net Coalition, Linda Hirsch, 317-797-6343, Printing services, repairs for 2003 Chevy van, grant research, job skills training, house for five women clients and staff.

Pack Away Hunger Inc., Larry Moore, 317-429-9876, Electric pallet jack.

Partnerships for Lawrence Inc. d/b/a Arts for Lawrence, Judy Byron, 317-875-1900, Gently used or new tablet, cash drawer, two gray Ikea display cabinets, stage Sennheiser headset microphone.

Project Indiana, Jennifer Rufatto, 317-879-6919, Administrative support assistance, fundraising consulting, event planning for first fundraising event.

Reach for Youth Inc., Kendee Kolp, 317-920-5900, Printer/scanner combo, copy paper, after-school snacks, toys and coloring books for waiting room, toilet paper, paper towels.

RecycleForce, Nick Reich, 317-532-1367, Fork lift, box truck, tools (drills, drill bits, hammers), safety glasses, safety gloves.

St. Mary’s Child Center, Desiree Chon, 317-361-4884, Copy paper, sweatpants size 4-8, underwear size 4-8, bus passes, Walmart/Kroger gift cards.

Second Helpings, Rob Peoni, 317-632-2664 ext. 112, Pasta, bulk spices, cooking oil, vinegar, soy sauce.

Servants at Work Inc., Christina Starace, 317-946-2414, Microsoft Surface tablet, configurable tables for conference room to seat 18, four Aeron chairs or other ergonomic desk chairs, laptop, two color printers.

Society of St. Andrew, Dawn Barnes 3172795119 Refurbished/used laptop or tablet, small table, shelving, monitor, ink for Canon MB2720.

Special Olympics Indiana, Kelly Ries, 317-414-4618, Athlete leader to speak at function, one company team for 2019 Plane Pull Challenge, one CEO for 2019 Eagle Creek Polar Plunge, one executive to host table at 2019 Breakfast with Champions, Motorola multi-unit radio charger for CP200D.

The STEM Connection, Vera Vander Kooy, 317-850-2319, Mobile training tables, book shelves, student microscopes, permanent weather station, marketing expertise.

Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis, Ronan Marra,773-314-3776, Combination copy machine/printer, storage shelves laptop, folding tables, music stands.

Teachers’ Treasures, Margaret Sheehan, 317-264-1758, Kleenex, Clorox wipes, paper towels, hand sanitizer, index cards.

Teach For America, Lakisha Molin, 317-632-4218 ext. 29106, Lounge couches and chairs, large TV display for entrance to office, convertible stand-up desks, big-screen monitors.

Tech Point Foundation for Youth, Laura Dodds, 317-371-4174, Cubelets Mini-Makers Pack, portable sound system on wheels, classroom Chromebook set, Makey Makey STEM Pack, folding ping-pong table.

Timmy Global Health, Laura Limp, 317-920-1822, Second-hand iPads, Avery 5260 address labels, white multi-use copy paper, travel size toothpaste, size 30252 labels (1 1/8-inch by 3 1/2-inch).

Tindley Summit Academy, David McGuire, 317-440-3093, Thirty iPads, 30 headphones, volunteer to teach Spanish after school to elementary students, volunteer host for elementary intramural basketball league, 75 tickets to sports exhibit at The Children’s Museum.

Trinity Free Clinic, Cindy Love, 317-819-0772, ID Maker Advantage System, video services, monthly lunch service, office supplies, children’s pillows.

Trusted Mentors, Jeri Warner, 317-985-5041, Starbucks gift cards ($10), Dollar Tree gift cards ($10), bus passes, 2019 calendars.

United Schools of Indianapolis—Avondale Meadows Academy, Sarah Lofton, 317-803-3182, Math manipulatives for hands-on learning, class sets of Chromebooks.

United Schools of Indianapolis—Vision Academy@Riverside, Jessica Parson, 317-632-2006, Two document cameras, reams of colored paper, reams of cardstock, paper cutter.

The Villages of Indiana, Sarah Cline, 317-775-6500, New toys, diapers, non-perishable food, new household items, books.

Visually-Impaired Preschool Services of Indiana, Virren Malhotra, 502-229-3056, Architect and interior designer to design new family services center, kitchen appliances, preschool and office furniture, electrical and plumbing services.

Volunteers of America, Stephanie Fulk, 317-245-6195, Diapers/wipes, baby swings, baby blankets, family-friendly board games/puzzles, onesies.

WFHB Community Radio, Jar Turner, 812-323-1200, Office chairs, 4TB external hard drive, two Hon fireproof file cabinets, SM-58 Shure microphones, MacBook Pro.

Wheeler Mission, Steve Germani, 317-635-3575, Rolling office/desk chairs, college-ruled notebooks/notebook paper, printer/copier paper, 3-by-5 and/or spiral index cards, 1-inch to 2-inch three-ring binders.

Added Dec. 14

Best Buddies Indiana, Marcia Clutter, 317-436-8440, Dark or cherry wood credenza, storage cabinets with doors.

Centric, Jason Williams, 317-966-3588, Portable AV system, two retractable event banners, foldable mobile cart, storage unit (preferably in Fishers area), printable adhesive name badges (Avery 8395).

The daVinci Pursuit, Melanie Fox, 317-927-8113, Wireless microphones and speakers, HD video projectors, videography/Facebook Live assistance, one year of development/marketing services, table/chair rentals throughout the year.

Good News Ministries, Alecia Schwab, 317-638-2862, Twenty-four-foot conference table with conference chairs, multiple line phone system with voicemail capabilities, commercial floor mats and runners, good computers with monitors, 64 vinyl cafeteria or breakroom chairs.

Hawthorne Community Center, Jan Hise, 317-637-4312, One dozen copies of Windows OS 10 for mostly 64-bit desktop CPUs, desktop B/W-color laser printer, three black and one color toner cartridges for laser printer, two 3-by-2-foot cork boards, one 3-by-2-foot dry erase white board.

HVAF of Indiana, Aaron Carmichael, 317-951-0688, Office supplies, new socks and underwear (all sizes), non-perishable food office chairs, enclosed trailer.

Indiana Music Education Association, Lane Velayo, 317-775-8150, Two LCD projectors, black metal storage cabinet with doors.

Indiana Writers Center, Rachel Sahaidachny, 317-255-0710, Laptop or desktop computer with Microsoft Office, all-in-one wireless color printer, book shelf, telephone with speakerphone and caller ID, paper cutter.

Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center, Jennifer Coffey, 317-920-0330, Eight new laptops, Azure terminal server, Meraki MX64 security appliance and license, Wi-Fi extenders/mesh networks, printing services.

Morning Light Inc., Madison Gonzalez, 317-703-4662, Live plants, paper towels, toilet paper, pillows.

Project Period, Jenna Eickman, 812-361-4646, Tampons, sanitary pads, drop box locations, donation drive hosts.

The Refuge Inc., Kerry Carmichael, 317-250-0273, Office desks with drawers, flat-bed utility cart, walk-in refrigerator and freezer, industrial shelving, commercial kitchen equipment.

Tindley Renaissance Academy, Julie Bakehorn, 317-777-7290, Editable dry erase 24-inch color prize wheel, Ellison die-cut uppercase and lowercase 3-inch letters for bulletin boards.

Trinity Haven Inc., Heather Colvan, 317-966-1232, Office furniture, storage shelves, office supplies, household paper goods/cleaning supplies, toiletries.

Added Dec. 21

Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, Patrice Duckett, 317-293-2600, Fifteen-passenger handicap van, 16 tablets, 15 washable beanbags for reading area, seven bottles of Gain or Tide detergent, two packs of 8-by-10 art canvases.

Strive Worldwide Inc., Megan Sharp, 317-983-1087, Laptop, desktop print/scan/copier, wheelbarrow, string trimmer.•

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Editor's note: You can comment on IBJ stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Please note our comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.

Get the best of Indiana business news. ONLY $1/week Subscribe Now

Get the best of Indiana business news. ONLY $1/week Subscribe Now

Get the best of Indiana business news. ONLY $1/week Subscribe Now

Get the best of Indiana business news. ONLY $1/week Subscribe Now

Get the best of Indiana business news.

Limited-time introductory offer for new subscribers

ONLY $1/week

Cancel anytime

Subscribe Now

Already a paid subscriber? Log In

Get the best of Indiana business news.

Limited-time introductory offer for new subscribers

ONLY $1/week

Cancel anytime

Subscribe Now

Already a paid subscriber? Log In

Get the best of Indiana business news.

Limited-time introductory offer for new subscribers

ONLY $1/week

Cancel anytime

Subscribe Now

Already a paid subscriber? Log In

Get the best of Indiana business news.

Limited-time introductory offer for new subscribers

ONLY $1/week

Cancel anytime

Subscribe Now

Already a paid subscriber? Log In