WISH LIST
Your Guide to Charitable Giving

Every year The Austin Chronicle’s annual Wish List offers readers a guide to charitable giving with the purpose of helping local nonprofits meet their needs to keep serving our city and its many communities. And as Austin and the rest of the world continue to adapt to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to help our neighbors this holiday season persists.

Of course, these needs remain year-round, so we encourage readers to use this list into 2022. (The Chronicle’s Wish List in its entirety lives online all year.) As always, do your own due diligence before offering your support, and remember that monetary donations, volunteering, and tech accessories (computers, tablets, etc.) are appreciated by many nonprofits in addition to their below requests. Because many organizations are still operating remotely out of pandemic precautions, it’s also a good idea to call ahead before dropping off any donations. Let’s support our communities by giving what we can and where we can, y’all. – Beth Sullivan


Wondering how to get your nonprofit in our database? Email wishlist@austinchronicle.com for details.

Kids/Education/Holidays
ACTIVITECA INTERNATIONAL
  • Knickknacks, toys, or figurines from foreign countries that provide info from the country’s culture or history (smaller than 10 inches preferred)
  • Coins or smooth metal disks (size of dimes up through nickels)
  • Dried-up Bic pens (with or without caps)
ADVOCACY OUTREACH
  • Socks
  • Coats for adults or children
  • New undergarments
  • Blankets
  • Bath towels and shower items
  • Space heaters
THE ARC OF THE CAPITAL AREA
4902 Grover, 512/476-7044, info@arcofthecapitalarea.org, www.arcaustin.org.
  • Acrylic paint
  • Canvas
  • Paper (watercolor, drawing paper)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Gesso
  • Refurbished laptops
  • Backpacks for clients
AUSTIN BAT CAVE
PO Box 4762, Austin, TX 78765, 512/524-1489, info@austinbatcave.org, www.austinbatcave.org.
  • Children’s books (3rd-5th grade, in both Spanish and English)
  • Pens and markers
  • Colored pencils and crayons
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Writing journals
  • Large mailing envelopes
  • Printer paper
AUSTIN PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
PO Box 6118, Austin, TX 78762, 512/637-0900, dlewis@austinpartners.org, www.austinpartners.org.
  • Gift cards with small incentive prizes for students
  • Healthy snacks
  • Various reading levels books
  • School supplies
  • Art supplies
BEYOND THE GRADE
  • Laptops
  • Midi controllers
  • Keyboards
  • Headphones
  • Thumb drives
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS
4800 Manor Rd., Bldg. K, 512/807-3607, jstrychalski@bigmentoring.org, www.bigmentoring.org.
  • Gift cards ($25): Amazon, Target, and Walmart
  • Please mail gift card donations to: Attn: Joe Strychalski, Big Brothers Big Sisters, PO Box 4555, Austin, TX 78765
  • Alternatively, call or email to coordinate donation drop-off
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE AUSTIN AREA
6648 Ed Bluestein Blvd., 512/444-7199, jennifer.knight@bgcaustin.org, www.bgcaustin.org.
  • New and gently used children’s clothes (any size)
  • New and gently used adults’ clothes (any size)
  • New children’s shoes (any size)
  • New adults’ shoes (any size)
  • Hygienic products
  • Pencils
  • Watercolors
  • Tie-dye kits
  • White youth T-shirts for tie-dying (multiple sizes)
  • Paint and paintbrushes
  • Bikes with helmets
  • Board games
  • Uno cards
  • Sports balls, like basketballs, soccer balls, etc.
CAPITOL SCHOOL OF AUSTIN
2011 W. Koenig, 512/467-7006, jyoung@capitolschool.com, www.capitolschool.com.
  • Playground balls and trucks (new or gently used)
  • Sand toys (shovels, buckets)
  • Gift cards: OfficeMax, Target, Teachers Pay Teachers
  • Indoor water bottle filling station
CARY (COUNCIL ON AT RISK YOUTH)
3710 Cedar, Box 23, 512/451-4592, info@cary4kids.org, www.cary4kids.org.
  • Gift cards with small incentive prizes for students
  • Healthy snacks
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Target, Walmart
  • Fidget toys
  • Uno, checkers, Pictionary, Connect 4, and Apples to Apples
  • Noise machines
CENTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION
  • Women’s deodorant
  • Hairbrushes/combs
  • Tote bags
  • Menstrual pads
  • Full-size body wash
  • Baby wipes
  • Socks
  • Pajama sets (all sizes)
  • Uno card game
  • Board games (Candy Land, Chutes & Ladders, Trouble, Sorry)
CON MI MADRE
1825 Fortview Rd. #114, 512/467-4483, info@conmimadre.org, www.conmimadre.org.
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Target, Walmart
  • Lockable filing cabinet (two-drawer)
  • PA system
  • Megaphone
  • T-shirt sponsorship
  • Retractable banner
  • Vacuum
  • Cleaning supplies: disinfecting spray and wipe, dish soap, sponges, Swiffer wipes
  • Shelving
  • Floor lamps
FAMILIES IN NATURE
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Costco, Amazon, Home Depot, gas, and similar
  • PR/marketing/communication assistance
  • Financial audit assistance
  • Tablet computers
  • Fitness trackers (wearable)
GHISALLO CYCLING INITIATIVE
1000 Brazos #100, 512/524-7440, donate@ghisallo.org, www.ghisallo.org.
  • Good condition Toyota Tacoma truck or Ford Transit van
  • Land/light industrial warehouse
  • Upright adult trikes
  • Locks, helmets
GIRLFORWARD
2623-A Salado, 512/300-0694, austin@girlforward.org, www.girlforward.org.
  • Gift cards to local coffee shops, movie theatres, roller skating rinks, rock climbing facilities, bowling alleys, etc.
GIRLS EMPOWERMENT NETWORK
PO Box 3122, Austin, TX 78764, 512/808-4044, office@girlsempowermentnetwork.org, www.genaustin.org.
  • Ziploc bags
  • White card stock
  • Glue sticks
  • Markers
  • Yarn
  • Beads
  • Pens
  • Paper clips
  • Thin dry erase markers
  • Balloons
  • Butcher paper/bulk poster paper
GIRLSTART STEM CENTER
1400 W. Anderson, 512/916-4775, info@girlstart.org, www.girlstart.org.
  • 5-mm LED light
  • Batteries (CR2032 lithium coin, AA, AAA, D cell, and 9V)
  • Coffee filters
  • Colored copy paper
  • Colored markers
  • Copy paper (white)
  • Cotton balls
  • Craft sticks
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Dry-erase markers
  • Glue sticks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Masking tape
  • Painters blue tape (at least two inches wide)
  • Pencils with erasers
  • Pipe cleaners (assorted colors)
  • Plastic 9-ounce cups
  • Pom poms (assorted sizes)
  • Portion cups with lids (2 ounces)
  • Scissors (kid)
  • Scotch tape/Scotch tape dispensers
  • Sharpies (assorted colors)
  • Slime
  • Sticks of modeling clay
  • Storage bins (clear, plastic, 30-quart)
  • Tongue depressors
  • Toothpicks
  • Ziploc baggies (snack, sandwich, and gallon sizes)
  • Classroom set of iPads (20)
  • Digital StarLab
  • MakerBot filament (translucent red, translucent yellow, ocean blue)
THE LITERACY COALITION
724 Eberhart #500, 512/326-8655, fundraising@willread.org, www.willread.org.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) board books for toddlers (new or gently used) 
  • Construction paper 
  • Disinfectant wipes 
  • Printable magnet sheets (letter size, inkjet) 
  • Children classroom rugs 
  • Children play doctor kit toys 
  • AA and AAA batteries 
  • Glue guns 
  • Glue gun sticks 
  • Glue sticks 
  • White cardstock (letter size) 
  • Playdoh cans 
  • Googly eyes (30mm and 12mm) 
  • Crayons 
  • USB flash drives
  • TI-30 calculators
  • Masks
  • Dry erase markers,
  • Individually wrapped snack food
  • Paper goods (plates, utensils, napkins)
  • Bus passes (weekly, monthly)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Menstrual care products
  • Pens
  • Post-Its
  • 100 black folders with prongs and pockets
  • 40 paperback Oxford Picture Dictionaries English-Spanish
  • Gift cards ($25-50): H-E-B, Walmart, Amazon, Target, etc.
  • $20, $40, $60, and $100 VISA gift cards
  • Laptops
LITERACY FIRST
3925 W. Braker #3.801, 512/232-2286, sarah.lowery@austin.utexas.edu, www.literacyfirst.org.
  • Gift cards for tutors ($25-50): H-E-B, Target, Walmart, Trader Joe's, Randalls, etc.
  • Gift cards for tutors ($5-15): Epoch, Austin Java, Starbucks, etc.
  • Red and blue colored pencils
  • Stickers (fun characters preferred)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex pouches
MAKE-A-WISH CENTRAL & SOUTH TEXAS
2224 Walsh Tarlton #200, 512/329-9474, program@cstx.wish.org, www.cstx.wish.org.
  • Toys, stuffed animals, and games (ages 2-18)
  • Coloring books, adult coloring books, crayons, and markers
  • Travel supplies (neck pillows, crossword puzzles, throw blankets, portable charger, headphones, reusable water bottle, etc.)
  • Sensory toys (toys that light up or are squishy)
  • Wrapping paper, gift bags (various sizes), gift wrapping supplies (non-Christmas/holidays – white, plain royal blue, and plain colors/patterns preferred)
  • Shipping supplies (bubble mailers, packaging tape, media boxes, crinkle paper)
  • See Make-a-Wish’s Amazon Wish List for more
NEIGHBORHOOD LONGHORNS PROGRAM
2109 San Jacinto Blvd. #312, 512/232-4650, donate@nlp.utexas.edu, www.neighborhoodlonghorns.org.
  • Pencils
  • Black or blue ink pens
  • Magic markers
  • Sharpies
  • Dry-erase board markers
  • Wide-ruled loose-leaf paper
  • Construction paper
  • Printer/copier paper
  • Children's books in English and/or Spanish (second-fifth grade level)
  • Disinfectant wipes
TEXAS BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME
1101 N. Mays, Round Rock, 512/255-3682, info@tbch.org, www.tbch.org.
  • Two Keurig Mini coffeemakers
  • Personal laptop computer for college students
  • Nerf toys for kids ages 9 & up
  • Superhero 6"-7" action figures
  • iPhone/Android accessories (Bluetooth speakers, chargers, wireless earbuds)
Arts
ARTS ON ALEXANDER
2111 Alexander Ave., 512/402-3595, info@artsonalexander.org, www.artsonalexander.org.
  • Barcode or QR code ticket scanner (Mac OS)
BIG MEDIUM
916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2 #101, 512/939-6665, info@bigmedium.org, www.bigmedium.org.
  • Laptop (Windows or Mac)
  • Dolly/hand truck
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Office Depot, Amazon
  • Office chairs
  • Group mindfulness retreat
LIVING HISTORY FOUNDATION
1180 Graham, 512/578-6267, amack@ourhist.org, www.ourhist.org.
  • 100-plus acres of land for new hands-on history/STEM academy
  • Grant writing services
TILT PERFORMANCE GROUP
  • Web cameras
  • Computer compatible microphones
  • iPads
  • Production sponsors
  • Playbill advertisers
  • Video editing software for Windows
YOUNG VOICES OF AUSTIN
916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 4 #106, 917/224-0346, diana@yva.org, www.yva.org.
  • Kasonic two-in-one dual-use folding sheet music stand & desktop book stand
  • Hamilton KB90 Traveler II portable music stand
  • Unitek charging station for multiple devices, USB charging dock with adjustable dividers, QC 3.0 and SmartIC, iPhone, iPad, tablet organizer stand (UL certified)
  • Beats Pill+ portable wireless speaker (stereo Bluetooth, 12 hours of listening time)
  • Ultimate Ears BLAST portable waterproof Wi-Fi and Bluetooth speaker & power-up charging dock
  • Skullcandy Crusher Bluetooth wireless over-ear headphones with microphone
  • Xerox C230 color printer (laser, wireless)
  • HP printer papers: 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper (copy & print 20 lb., six-pack case, 92 bright)
  • Fire HD 8 tablet: 8-inch HD display, 32 GB, latest model (2020 release) without lock-screen ads
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 cover: compatible with 10th generation tablet, 2020 release, charcoal black
Environmental/Animals
AUSTIN CREATIVE REUSE
  • Blue painter’s tape
  • Outdoor storage shed
  • Gift cards: Home improvement stores, grocery stores, office supply stores
AUSTIN GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE
PO Box 339, Manor, TX 78653, 281/659-6295, agsdr2016@gmail.com, www.austingermanshepherdrescue.org/.
  • 48" extra-large wire dog crate
  • Large and extra-large Kong Extreme dog toys
  • Large and extra-large 2 Hounds Design Freedom no-pull nylon dog harness & leash
AUSTIN PETS ALIVE!
1156 W. Cesar Chavez, 512/961-6519, donate@austinpetsalive.org, www.austinpetsalive.org.
AUSTIN WILDLIFE RESCUE
  • Bounty paper towels
  • Large bath towels (new or gently used)
  • Bleach
  • Gain laundry detergent
  • Nuts (pecans, walnuts, acorns)
AUSTIN YOUTH RIVER WATCH
PO Box 40351, Austin, TX 78704, 512/708-9115, riverwatcher@riverwatchers.org, www.riverwatchers.org.
  • Weed wrenches
  • Garden hose
  • Garden hose reel
  • Greenhouse supplies: tables, plant stands, pots
  • Landscaping materials: river rock, pebbles, soil
  • Native plants
  • Outdoor seating and tables for outdoor classroom
  • Wagon made of durable metal for gardening or landscaping
  • A-frame or multiposition ladder (at least 6-ft. tall)
AUSTIN ZOO
10808 Rawhide Trl., 512/288-1490, info@austinzoo.org, www.austinzoo.org.
  • Heavy-duty garden hoses in any length
  • Extension cords in any length
  • Red heat lamp bulbs
  • Raw, unsalted nuts, shelled or unshelled, any type
  • Two bar electric heaters
CLIMATE CHANGE NOW INITIATIVE
  • Sponsor Climate Change Now Initiative’s film project “Climate Change Across America” (see climatediscovery.org)
ECOLOGY ACTION OF TEXAS
  • Trash grabbers
  • Trail cameras
  • Native plant seeds
  • Cedar posts/used wood in good condition
  • Wheel barrows
  • Picnic tables
  • Shovels
  • Two mules
EMANCIPET
7201 Levander Loop, Bldgs. I & K, 512/587-7729, philanthropy@emancipet.org, www.emancipet.org.
  • Email philanthropy@emancipet.org to coordinate donation drop-offs
  • Towels
  • Bleach
  • Laundry detergent
  • Clorox wipes
  • Ziploc bags
FINAL FRONTIER RESCUE PROJECT
  • Bully sticks and other non-rawhide chews
  • Kong toys
  • Puzzle toys
  • Treats
  • Kong squeaky tennis balls
  • Snuffle mats
  • Long-lines (10-50 ft. nylon training leashes)
  • Peanut butter (no artificial sweetener)
GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK
Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon, 512/505-3000, gitnb@htu.edu, https://www.facebook.com/gitnbhtu.
  • Scholarship donations: Fund a Green Is the New Black environmental justice scholar
  • Donations for attending virtual and future in-person events and conferences
  • Organic, black pocket T-shirts for group shirts
  • Organic gardening supplies for campus food and pollinator gardens
HOUSE RABBIT RESOURCE NETWORK
PO Box 2381, Pflugerville, TX 78691, 512/444-3277, hrrn@rabbitresource.org, www.rabbitresource.org.
  • Gift cards: Home Depot, Costco
  • Paper towels
  • Gutter installation
  • Landscape paver installation
  • Minor landscaping
KEEP AUSTIN BEAUTIFUL
  • 14-foot box truck to be turned into a mobile tool shed
  • Natural sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disposable masks
  • Folding wagons
LOVE-A-BULL
2900 W. Anderson C-200 #304, 337/263-1793, macie@love-a-bull.org, love-a-bull.org.
  • Puppy food: Nulo FreeStyle Dry Puppy Kibble or grain-free puppy kibble
  • Kong Classic Toy (medium or large)
  • PetSafe EZ Walk Dog Walking Harness (medium or large)
  • Soft dog treats: small bites for training
  • Snuffle mats (interactive dog feeding mats)
  • Lick mats for dogs ( e.g., LickiMat Classic Soother)
  • Durable toys for play & fetch (e.g., Kong Jumbler Ball, Jolly Ball, or Tonka Tug toys)
  • Peanut butter
  • See Love-A-Bull’s Amazon Wish List for more
RAINFOREST PARTNERSHIP
PO Box 49268, Austin, TX 78765, 512/420-0101, info@rainforestpartnership.org, https://rainforestpartnership.org/.
  • New or refurbished laptops
  • Rainforest- and biodiversity-themed thank-you letters
  • Forever stamps
  • Printer ink (HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M479fdw)
  • Printer paper
  • Flash drives
  • Dry-erase whiteboards
  • Dry-erase markers and erasers
  • Post-Its
  • Business card reader
  • Paper clips and binder clips
  • Office space or conference rooms
TRAIL FOUNDATION
  • In-kind advertising
  • 2022 event sponsorships: Moonlight Margarita Run & Twilight on the Trail
  • On-trail program sponsors
  • Bags of mulch
  • Bags of compost
  • Wildflower seed
  • Storage supplies (shelving, bins, racks, hooks)
  • Weed wrenches
  • Storage space for tools
  • Printed yard signs
  • Printing services
  • Bow rakes
  • Craft supplies (crayons, glue, construction paper, straws, pipe cleaners, notebooks)
  • Portable lights
  • Bags of concrete
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks for volunteers
  • T-posts
  • Heavy-gauge wire fencing
  • Baling wire
  • Impact driver
  • Gas-powered t-post driver
WATER ENVIRONMENT ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS
1825 Fortview #108, 512/693-0060, admin@weat.org, www.weat.org.
  • Monitor
  • Laptop stand
  • Whiteboard calendar
Health/Medical
AIDS SERVICES OF AUSTIN
7215 Cameron, 512/458-2437, asa.mail@asaustin.org, www.asaustin.org.
  • Prepaid cell phones
  • Minutes for cell phones
  • Gloves
  • Socks
  • Hand warmers
  • Jackets
  • Pillboxes
  • Gift cards
  • Tents
CAPITAL AREA PARKINSON'S SOCIETY
PO Box 27565, Austin, TX 78755, 512/371-3373, info@capitalareaparkinsons.org, www.capitalareaparkinsons.org.
  • Two-three floor lamps
  • Two sturdy bookshelves (at least four shelves)
  • Two 2.5-liter coffee airpots
HOSPICE AUSTIN
4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., 512/342-4700, mmarble@hospiceaustin.org, www.hospiceaustin.org.
  • Board games, cards, simple art supplies, 100- to 500-piece puzzles
  • Soothing music CDs
  • Gift cards: H-E-B
  • Food pantry items: Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast, peanut butter, canned soups, canned meats, dried beans, etc.
  • Lock-boxes for doors
  • Coloring books
  • Crayons
  • Drawing tablets
  • Colored pencils
  • Word-find and puzzle books
  • Extra-soft facial tissue/Kleenex
  • Large-print Bibles and hymnals
INTEGRAL CARE
  • Adult socks
  • Adult underwear (all genders)
  • Jackets/hoodies
  • T-shirts
  • Shelf-stable food
  • Bedding/sheets
  • Bath towels
  • Sleeping bags
  • Gatorade
LILITH FUND
PO Box 684949, Austin, TX 78768, 877/355-1463, info@lilithfund.org, www.lilithfund.org.
  • Over-ear wireless headphones
  • Linocut materials for zines
  • Paper and binding materials for zines
  • Gift cards: Amazon, Office Max
MAMA SANA VIBRANT WOMAN
PO Box 301018, Austin, TX 78703, 512/710-5729, info@msvwatx.org, msvwatx.org.
  • Postpartum healing supplies for 15 mothers: newborn diapers;
  • nipple shields; breast pads; nipple salve; menstrual pads; birthing balls; red raspberry leaf herbs; oatstraw herbs; alfalfa herbs; rosehips herbs; nettles herbs; ashwagandha herbs; passionflower herbs; linden herbs; tulsi herbs; motherwort herbs; skullcap herbs; rose herbs; and 100% organic lavender, apricot, and jojoba oils
PROJECT TRANSITIONS
  • Men’s slippers
  • Men’s tennis shoes (all sizes)
  • Women’s slippers
  • Women’s tennis shoes (all sizes)
  • Backpacks
  • Men’s T-shirts (all sizes)
  • Women’s T-shirts (all sizes)
  • DVDs
  • Streaming membership (not Netflix)
  • $20 or $25 Visa gift cards
  • Large, soft blankets (not throw blankets)
  • Weighted blankets
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Personal-size lotion
  • Chapstick
  • Men’s socks
  • Women’s socks
  • Jersey net sheets (twin size)
  • Generator
  • Small weights (5 lbs.)
  • Yoga mat
  • Jump rope
  • Penlight
  • Foot care kits
  • Monofilaments
  • Massage gun
  • Small whiteboard
  • TENS machine
WE ARE BLOOD
4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266, wrbinfo@weareblood.org, www.weareblood.org.
  • Host a mobile blood drive
  • Platelet donations
  • Whole blood donations
Quality of Life
ART FROM THE STREETS
  • Acrylic paint
  • Sharpie pens (assorted colors)
  • Pads of high-quality paper
  • Small canvases
  • Professional watercolor paints
  • Professional paint brushes
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Colored pencils
AUSTIN BAPTIST CHAPEL – ANGEL HOUSE SOUP KITCHEN
  • Men’s gently used clothing (no suit coats, please)
  • New sleeping bags
  • New full-sized blankets
  • See Angel House’s Amazon Wish List for more
AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
500 W. Ben White, 512/478-2165, jhatton@ahfh.org, www.austinhabitat.org/restore.
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Home decor
  • Building materials
  • Plumbing
  • Lighting
  • Clothing
  • Kitchenware
  • Hardware
  • Tools
CENTRO CULTURAL HISPANO DE SAN MARCOS
211 Lee St., San Marcos, 512/878-0640, centro@sanmarcoscentro.org, www.sanmarcoscentro.org.
  • Outdoor weather-resistant display case (wall mount, locking doors, break-resistant acrylic, cork bulletin board, size 48) LED solar lights for front canopy
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Amazon, Target, Walmart
  • Canon PowerShot SX60HS
CREATIVE ACTION
1023 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 3, 512/442-8773, info@creativeaction.org, www.creativeaction.org.
  • iPads
  • Gift cards: Amazon, Jerry’s Artarama
  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Digital cameras
  • Unlocked or T-Mobile smartphones
FOUNDATION FOR THE HOMELESS
6719 N. Lamar Ste. D, 512/453-6570, info@foundationhomeless.org, www.foundationhomeless.org.
  • Bedding (queen or twin)
  • Toiletry kits (soap, shampoo/conditioner, razors, toothbrush/toothpaste)
  • Gift cards ($25): gas, Walmart, H-E-B, Target, etc.
  • Clock radio
  • Bath towels (all sizes)
HAYS-CALDWELL WOMEN’S CENTER
PO Box 234, 512/396-3404, info@hcwc.org, www.hcwc.org.
  • Full-size bottles: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, mouthwash, detergent, bleach, dishwashing liquid, baby shampoo, baby lotion, and baby wash
  • Baby wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUSICIANS AND ENTERTAINERS
  • Free advertising and promotion for events, music fundraisers, and other special projects
LIFEWORKS
  • Gift cards ($25): Walmart, Target, Visa
  • Adult-sized backpacks in dark colors
  • Adult-sized sleeping bags in dark colors
  • Tents (any size)
  • Winter jackets (adult sizes)
  • Underwear (all sizes for men and women)
MEALS ON WHEELS CENTRAL TEXAS
  • Electric can openers
  • New microwaves
  • Gift cards: H-E-B
  • Dietary supplements like Ensure
MUSIC MOVES MOUNTAINS FOUNDATION
  • Gift cards: local music stores for instruments, gear, and repair (Strait Music, South Austin Music, Tommy’s Drum Shop, etc.)
  • Gift cards: local record stores (Antone’s Record Shop, End of an Ear, Waterloo, Breakaway Records, etc.)
  • Gift cards: iTunes/apps/Apple Music subs
  • Headphones (wired/wireless)
  • Speakers (wired/wireless)
  • iPods, record players, CD players, radios (new/used)
  • Music media (records, CDs, DVDs, books)
  • Rehearsal space/time
  • Recording space/time
  • Sponsored livestream production ($100-500)
  • Sponsored music mentor/educator ($100-500)
POSADA ESPERANZA
  • For mothers: perfume, nail polish, makeup, blender, large pot, queen-sized blanket, socks and underwear (women’s sizes), hair clipper set for cutting boys hair, carry-on suitcases
  • For kids: socks and underwear (kids’ sizes), batteries (AA, AAA), new sneakers (kids’ sizes), winter hats (all ages)
  • Babies: diapers (sizes 3-6), baby wipes, warm baby clothes (sizes 6 months to 2 years), sit upon push toys for toddlers
  • Kids (ages 2-6): toy robots, remote-controlled cars, dolls (preferably brown or black), toy doll strollers, Play-Doh, kinetic sand, superhero toys
  • Kids (ages 7-12): hair ties and hairbrushes, Legos, Rubik’s Cubes, balls (all sports), craft kits, journal/drawing pads, headphones, toy drone, watches, slime, kid purses
  • Kids (ages 13-17): brand-name long-sleeve gym shirts and baseball caps (Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour), belts for jeans, fitness tracker watches, headphones, wallet, small Bluetooth speaker, toy drone, purse backpack, fuzzy soft sweatshirts, hoodie sweatshirts
  • Items for family care packages: toilet paper, dish soap, laundry detergent, kitchen sponges, hand soap, shampoo
  • See Posada Esperanza’s Amazon Wish List for more
TEXAS FOLKLIFE RESOURCES OFFICE
1708 Houston St., 512/441-9255, info@texasfolklife.org, www.texasfolklife.org.
  • Six new MacBook laptops
  • Closed-back headphones
  • Five furry windscreen muffs for Zoom H2n/H4n handy recorders
  • Five new iPads
  • Five ring lights (compatible with smartphones)
TREASURE CITY THRIFT
  • A building
  • Dolly
  • Men’s clothes
  • Plus-size clothes
Rights/Advocacy
ACCESSIBLE HOUSING AUSTIN!
1915 Briarcliff Blvd. #221, 512/640-7781, jolene.keene@ahaustin.org, www.ahaustin.org.
  • Gift cards: Home Depot, Office Depot, Lowe’s, Visa, Amazon
  • Professional flooring services
  • Printer paper (letter size)
  • Printer paper (legal size)
  • Air filters (24-by-24-by-1 inch)
  • N95 masks
  • Rubber gloves
  • Face masks
  • Working truck with open bed
  • Handyman services
  • Ink for HP LaserJet Pro M478f-9f
  • Black pens
ALLGO
701 Tillery Ste. A-1, 512/472-2001, priscilla@allgo.org, www.allgo.org.
  • 10-by-10-foot canopy
  • 12-by-12-foot new area rugs (solid color)
  • 20 outdoor resin folding chairs
  • Outdoor picnic table
  • Gift cards for health and wellness program
AUSTIN EMPTY BOWL PROJECT
  • Wine glasses and tablecloth rental
  • Table and chair rental
  • Directors and officers insurance, plus event insurance
  • Membership to signup.com to sign up volunteers online
BLACK LIVES MATTER LOCAL CHAPTER
  • Sponsor an incarcerated person for $5. George Floyd was born and raised in Houston, Texas before he was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minn. Most Texas prisons use the JPAY email service where for $5 you can send an email to an inmate with up to 10 pages of attachments. Contact the Black Lives Matter Austin chapter for a list of people incarcerated in Minnesota and Texas and a 10-page resource list to send.
  • Donate to the Ron Settles Foundation for college scholarships. Ron Settles was killed by Signal Hill Police before he got to play for the Dallas Cowboys. A scholarship has been started in his memory.
  • Donate to Equal Justice Initiative. EJI works to exonerate people who have been wrongfully convicted.
CARITAS OF AUSTIN
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Lyft, Uber, Walmart, Target, Savers
  • Household items (new items only): dishware sets; flatware sets; cookware set; kitchen utensil set; kitchen towels; oven mitts/potholders; ice cube trays; alarm clocks; blankets (especially wool); sets of clothes hangers; full- and queen-sized comforters/bedspreads; shower curtains; shower curtain liners; shower curtain ring sets; toilet bowl brushes; towel sets; plungers; mops and buckets; small trash cans; brooms and dustpans; laundry baskets
  • Pantry items: cans of meat (tuna, Spam, Vienna sausage, chicken, sardines); cans of chili (with or without beans); tomato sauce; pasta sauce; to-go tuna kits; instant coffee; hot chocolate packets; peanut butter and jelly; mayonnaise; mustard; ramen noodles; microwavable soups or meals; bottled water; mac n’ cheese; dry beans; dry rice; cans of fruit; Hamburger Helper; cereals; sugar; oatmeal
  • Nonperishable dog and cat food
  • 4G tablets and phones
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Snack kits
  • Winter care kits (new items only): winter gloves/mittens; scarves; beanies; socks; plastic poncho; hand warmers
  • Winter storm preparedness kits (new items only): fill a backpack with blankets/sleeping bags (wool blankets preferred); flashlight; batteries; radio; bottled water; snacks; socks; hand warmers; bungee cords
CASA MARIANELLA
  • Gently used men’s and women’s clothing
  • Winter clothing for men (jackets, coats, beanies, and gloves)
  • Men’s jeans or work pants (28"-38" waist, inseam 28"-32")
  • Men’s work boots or black work shoes
  • Unlocked cell phones
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Goodwill
  • Full- or queen-sized mattresses/box springs/frames (preferably as a bed set)
  • New men’s socks and underwear
  • Sheets, towels, and blankets
  • Gently used kitchen items (plates, cups, pans, spatulas, and frying pans, etc.)
  • Hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, lotion)
FRAMEWORKS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
701 Tillery Ste. A-7B, Box 15, 512/385-1500, info@frameworkscdc.org, www.frameworkscdc.org.
  • 30 Kidde AC/DC carbon monoxide alarms with battery backup & tamper-resist feature
  • Four new L-shaped desks with storage
  • Five black, ergonomic chairs
  • Six lateral four-drawer files
  • Four vertical two-drawer files
  • Two Lenovo Thinkpads (T480s)
KEEP AUSTIN FED
  • Gas cards
TEXAS ADVOCACY PROJECT
  • Gift cards: H-E-B, Amazon, Walmart, Target (needed for Hope for the Holidays)
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