Mid-Valley Media Group (Albany Democrat-Herald, Corvallis Gazette-Times and Lebanon Express) has compiled this list of items needed by mid-valley nonprofit organizations.
Nonprofits play a vital role in our community’s quality of life. More than 80 nonprofit groups, working to make a difference in a wide range of causes, submitted wish lists.
And a reminder: Tax-deductible donations to nonprofit organizations for 2012 can be made through Dec. 31.
Here are the wish lists we received:
ABC House (the Linn and Benton County Child Abuse Assessment Center)
Wishes: Gift cards in any amount to local stores: Costco, Target, Kohls, K-Mart, Walmart, Staples, Fred Meyer, etc. Gift cards are used year round to purchase new stuffed animals to give to children, and for paper products, kids snacks, office supplies, disinfectant wipes/spray, laundry and other soaps and family games. “We have a limited amount of storage space and gift cards allow us to purchase the items when they are needed,” says ABC House’s Lynn Youngs.
Contact: Lynn Youngs, director of Community & Financial Development; 541-926-2203; firstname.lastname@example.org;
A Home In Community (AHIC)
Wishes: “AHIC, winner of a 2012 Top-Rated Award from Great Nonprofits, supports inclusive communities and has purchased an ADA-accessible home for a low-income person with physical disabilities to live within our local cohousing community (CoHo Ecovillage),” says Debby Vajda, AHIC board president. “We need your help to pay for the home.”
Contact: Debby Vajda , 541-602-6388; P.O. Box 1733, Corvallis, OR 97339; www.AHomeInCommunity.org.
Albanian Alps Institute
Wishes: New or lightly used kindergarten-age books, laptops for university scholarship students in Albania. “For the 2012-13 school year, we have agreed to help support a bus for high school students, stretching our resources and ability to meet our other obligations,” says Steve Cook, institute president. “Anyone donating to the Albanian Alps Institute should be aware that we have no overhead or administrative expenses deducted from donations. The total amount goes to our programs."
Contact: Steve Cook, 1620 N.W. 23rd St.; Corvallis, OR 97330; 541-753-3066; 541-224-3260; 541-760-2159; http://www.albanianalps.org.
Albany Historic Carousel and Museum
Wishes: Paper towels, toilet paper, ink cartridges (Office Jet 950XL), and another computer – it doesn't need to be new, but it needs to work and have at least Windows 7.
Contact: Tyson Brown, operations manager, 541-791-3340.
Albany Civic Theater
Wishes: “We are needing to upgrade our theater lobby,” says ACT’s Melissa Mills. “Donations would be used toward paint, new lobby furniture, lighting and other upgrades.” Other wishes: upholstery fabric (blue or gray) for current couches that are used, and lightly used couches for the “green room.”actor prep area. Please do not drop off any furniture without prior contact with the theater.
Contact: Melissa Mills, 541-981-1437; Albany Civic Theater, 111 First Ave. W., Albany, OR 97321; www.albanycivic.org.
Albany Helping Hands Homeless Shelter
Wishes: Blankets, pillows, microwavable (non-refrigerated) food, instant drinks for the warming center; (Cup-O-Soup, Cup-O-Noodles, individual pull-top soups, macaroni and cheese cups, individual pull-top cans of fruit, Jello/fruit cups, granola bars, crackers and cheese/peanut butter); instant coffee, coffee creamer, sugar packets, hot chocolate, hot spiced cider; cough drops, non-drowsy cold medicine (non-liquid); plastic spoons and forks.
Contact: Sandra L. Fox, 619 Ninth Ave. S.E., Albany; 541-926-4036; www.albanyhh.org.
Alliance for Recreation and Natural Areas (AFRANA)
Wishes: The Commander's House was built at Fort Hoskins in 1857. After the Fort was abandoned in 1865, the house was moved to Pedee, Ore. The house was recently spared from the wrecking ball and moved back to its original location at Fort Hoskins. The alliance is seeking monetary donations for the restoration of the house and interpretation at the site. The first step is creation of a detailed restoration plan. Once this plan is in place, the alliance will seek material donations and volunteers to implement the restoration.
Contact: Ellen Tappon, 541-760-1448, AFRANA, P.O. Box 101, Corvallis, OR 97339; www.afrana.com.
American Legion Santiam Post 51
Wishes: The post wants to help families that need food this Christmas season. If you know of a family in need, please contact the post at 541-451-1351. “We will take down the needed information and see that the family is helped, said Ward R. White, post co-chairman. Post 51 is also accepting donations of canned and dry goods, as well as oranges, apples and potatoes. Donations of such items for food boxes are needed by Dec. 7.
Contact: Ward R. White, co-chairman, American Legion Post 51; 541-570-0234 or 541-405-6038.
The Arc of Benton County
Wishes: The organization serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Its wish is that family members, education, human service, and medical professionals will visit the ArcAcademy.org and sign up to participate in the development of an on-demand video resource for parents of young children with I/DD. Share your wisdom, gained through your successes and/or failures. The academy will show parents that they are not alone in their challenges, they can find and offer answers. Cash donations for video production are also needed, payable online or mailed to The Arc of Benton County.
Contact: Karin Fredrick, The Arc of Benton County, 414 N.W. Fourth St., Corvallis, OR 97330; 541-753-1711; www.arcbenton.org.
Benton County Historical Society & Museum
Wishes: A good, frost-free refrigerator for the museum annex to be used by the Marys River Quilt Guild and Benton County Genealogical Society; two iPads or similar devices for the upcoming museum exhibition “Oregon by Nature” to be used for interpretation in the gallery.
Contact: Irene Zenev, executive director, Benton County Historical Society & Museum P.O. Box 35, Philomath, OR 97370; 541-929-6230 Ext.302.
Benton Habitat for Humanity
Wishes: Pneumatic tool set, tape measures, chop saw, jig saw, utility trailer, airless paint gun, digital camera, vacuum, rolls of shrink wrap, packing tape, work gloves, pens/paper/laminating pouches.
Contact: Bettina Schempf, executive director, Benton Habitat for Humanity; 541-752 3354 or 541-207-2439.
Benton Hospice Service
Wishes: Cash donations provide: care of patients with no insurance coverage or ability to pay; patient care at level that exceeds Medicare and private insurance requirements; new laptops for clinical staff to replace aging computers; free community caregiver and grief education and support groups; caregiver Helpbooks for Powerful Tools for Caregivers class; $25 each; non-cash wishes: thank you cards; fabric for sensory blankets and night gowns, stuffed animal eyes, buttons, interfacing, polyfill or cash donations toward purchase; grief programs for all ages: iPod nano, art supplies, sand tray and miniatures, unscented pillar candles.
Contact: Laurie Russell, 2350 N.W. Professional Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330; 541-757-9616; email@example.com; www.bentonhospice.org.
Brownsville Senior Center
Wishes: The center provides meals twice a month to senior citizens, as well as a place for them to socialize and learn about programs that would help them have a more comfortable life. “We raise funds to pay for our building rent, utilities, and supplies,” says Marilee Frazier, senior center president. “We wish to receive help in obtaining a new or used commercial ventilation hood system above our kitchen range. We also have a need for new or used chairs and folding tables (round, square, or rectangle).:
Contact: Marilee Frazier, president, Brownsville Senior Center, 339 N. Main St. (P.O. Box 124), Brownsville, OR, 97327; 541-619-3087 or 541-466-5935; firstname.lastname@example.org
Calapooia Food Alliance
Wishes: The alliance’s mission is to facilitate and promote local, healthy and sustainable food by organizing and running the Brownsville Farmers Market, the Teaching Garden at Central Linn Elementary and through the Community Garden in Brownsville. The wish list includes straw bales, 10 to 20 cattle panels, 6-foot metal stakes, manure, six 12-by-12 tarps, 1-by-6 shelves, 12-foot rebar, 12-foot-wide concrete reinforcing wire. All of these will be used in the garden for trellising, bracing, nurturing the soil and protecting and nourishing the garden beds until next spring.
Contact: Kathleen Swayze, 541-409-7315; P.O. Box 280, Brownsville, OR 97327.
CASA of Linn County
Wishes: CASA advocates for abused and neglected children throughout Linn County. Wishes include socks and underwear in a variety of sizes (from infant to adult), warm cozy blanket throws, and new or gently used books from cardboard picture books to young adult books. Please drop off items 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1005 Hill St. S.E., Albany.
Contact: Cynthia Hatfield, volunteer coordinator; 541-926-2651, Cynthia@linncasa.org; www.linncasa.org
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV)
Wishes: Through Dec. 7, drop off new and unwrapped gift items for CARDV’s Holiday Store (free to clients). Needed items: art supplies, educational science or learning toys, bikes or vehicles (wagons, scooters, skateboards and helmets, remote control vehicles, etc.); building toys, new kitchen goods, household items, gift certificates to local grocery stores, department/clothing stores, movie theaters, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. Anytime: Drop off basic need items for the shelters (due to health code items need to be new and unopened, full-size items preferred): toilet paper, paper towels, conditioner, laundry detergent, deodorant, body lotion, diapers (sizes 5 and 6)
Contact: Letetia Wilson, 541-738-8319, Ext. 308; www.CARDVservices.org. Drop-off location: CARDV administrative office, 4786 S.W. Philomath Blvd, Corvallis; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
ChristWalk Supportive Transitional Housing
Wishes: Located in Lebanon, the organization provides housing for homeless families and women. The ChristWalk Thrift Shop funds the housing program and provides work-skills training for unemployed local people. The main wish is for a generous donor to contribute $275,000 to buy and remodel the building at 600 Main St., Lebanon, which houses the ChristWalk Thrift Shop. ChristWalk is also seeking a storage unit for furniture and $1,200 for furnace repairs.
Contact: Martin Jones, executive director and thrift shop manager, 541-258-3387 or 541-258-5426, or email email@example.com.
Community Before & After School Program
Wishes: New or gently used toys, books and board games for children in grades K-5. Cash donations are always welcome. Money donated will go to the scholarship program for families in need of child care. A donate button appears on the program’s web page, www.cap.peak.org. Donations are tax deductible.
Contact: Cass Templeton, 541-979-3086; firstname.lastname@example.org; CAP Office, 541-967-9322; 250 Broadalbin St. S.W., Suite 2B, Albany, OR 97321.
Community Outreach Inc.
Wishes: Financial support to help operate and maintain the programs and services Community Outreach provides. Also, non-perishable foods, toilet paper, Windex, paper towels, trash bags, disinfectant wipes, sponges, dish soap, hangers, laundry soap, shampoo and conditioner, hand soap, deodorant, lotion, shaving cream, dental floss, disposable shaving razors, storage bags, freezer bags, Qtips, toothpaste, non-alcohol mouthwash, feminine hygiene products, hand sanitizer, pillows, pots and pans, blankets, coffee makers, glasses and cups, can openers, silverware, plates and bowls, comforters, blankets, bike repair tools, diapers, plastic storage tubs, tricycles, school supplies, sleeping bags, hats, scarves, socks, and gloves.
Contact: Paul DuBoise, community services coordinator; 541-758-3000; 865 N.W. Reiman Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330; www.communityoutreachinc.org
Compassion In Action of Linn County (CIA)
Wishes: CIA provides 360 free “Daily Living Kits” monthly for homeless/indigent men, women, children, and infants. Adult/children’s kits include: soap, washcloth, shampoo, toothbrush/paste, lotion, deodorant, comb, socks, feminine hygiene items, razors/shaving cream; Infant kits supply disposable diapers and baby wipes; household kits contain detergent, dish washing liquid, scrubber and dish cloth. Kit costs are: Men’s and women’s, $4.36; child’s, $2.60; infant’s, $7.97; household, $2.26. Kit items are collected, packed and delivered by Women’s Ministries of: Albany Seventh-day Adventist Church and First Baptist Church of Sweet Home.
Contact: Joy Miller, 541-259-5661. c/o Albany SDA Church, 3085 Grand Prairie Road S.E., Albany, OR, 97322; or Maryan Holmes, 541-451-1837; c/o First Baptist Church, 2470 Main St. Sweet Home, OR 97386; to arrange pickup of products and donation of funds call Curtis Miller, 541-990-2182 or email email@example.com.
Wishes: Co-Opportunity, formerly Center Enterprises, is an organization for developmentally disabled adults who provide services in the community. Its wish list includes a riding lawnmower, backpack weed sprayer, backpack blower, vacuum cleaners, pressure washer and new furnace. “These donations will help them do their work,” says Cindy Heisinger, board member and volunteer.
Contacts: Susan Kehoe, executive director; David Lieuallen, director of clinical services, Co-Opportunity Inc. (formerly Center Enterprises), 1305 Hill St. S.E., Albany, OR 97322; 541-928-2178.
The Corvallis Clinic Foundation’s Cook for Cancer program
Wishes: Cook for Cancer is a program that helps provide meals for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or other cancer treatments. The program is operated through The Corvallis Clinic Foundation and Project H.E.R. (Help, Enlightenment and Resources). High School students prepare the meals as part of their community service through a local food business, where they are quick frozen and made ready for the patient to cook in a microwave or oven. The meals are delivered to cancer patients by Project H.E.R. volunteers. $250 helps Project H.E.R. and the students provide 10 meals for a cancer patient.
Contact: Judy Corwin, The Corvallis Clinic Foundation & Cook for Cancer, 444 N.W. Elks Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330; 541-754-1374; www.corvallisclinicfoundation.org.
Corvallis Daytime Drop-in Center
Wishes: Sugar, creamer, coffee, recyclable 8-ounce coffee cups, napkins, mixed nuts, two Gazette-Times subscriptions, napkins, $20 Trac phone cards. These donations will help the homeless via the drop-in center, which is in the basement of the First Christian Church. The center is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. during the winter.
Contact: Aleita Hass-Holcombe, 541-740-3235; P.O. Box 1705, Corvallis, Oregon 97339
Wishes: The club is seeking items to fill Comfort Care Kits for veterans in VA facilities. Needed items are shaving cream, combs, 4x6 mirrors or larger, nail clippers and files, toothbrushes, toothpaste, denture cups with cleaner, non-alcoholic after shave or perfume, hair shampoo, deodorant, hair brushes, talc, stamps, stationery, pens, slippers phone cards, and facial tissue. Since the VA serves men and women veterans, items for both are appreciated. These items can be left at the lodge, which is located on the corner of Ninth Street and Grant Avenue.
Contact: John de Montigny, 541-758-0222.
Corvallis Environmental Center
Wishes: 10 matching office chairs, office printer (2-sided printing capacity), bagless vacuum, tabling display board (not cardboard), three reams of high quality brochure paper, letter-size file cabinet, 6-foot folding plastic tables, cordless phone, laminator, Adobe Creative Suite, nature puzzles, books, games; safety cones; aquariums, pumps, filters; pond pump, working laptop, carpet cleaning, handyman (for sandbox, fence), birdfeeders, picnic tables, large Rubbermaid totes, vegetable seeds, blueberry plants, fruit trees, perennial herbs, sandbox sand, potting soil, large insulated coffee carafes, hard wheels for wheelbarrows, 2-burner propane camp stove, 5-gallon propane tank, gas mower, push mower, 10 $35 scholarships for kids,
Contact: Sara Kellogg, 214 S.W. Monroe, Corvallis, OR 97333, 541-753-9211; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org.
Corvallis Homeless Shelter Coalition
Wishes: The coalition provides the Men’s Cold Weather Shelter, Women and Children’s Housing and Partners Place. Wish list items include: Men’s Cold Weather Shelter – twin-size blankets, paper towels, toilet paper, hand and bath soap, deodorant, tooth paste, disposable razors, shaving cream, socks and gloves; Women and Children’s Program – donations will be used to subsidize rent, utilities and transportation; and Partners Place – donations for shelter case management and security cameras.
Contact: Gina Vee, executive director, 541-990-4536; 425 S.W. Madison Ave. Suite Q1, Corvallis, OR 97333 email@example.com.
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center
Wishes: Donations go toward culture exploration kits to be checked out by schools and community groups; Native American and Hawaiian items. From any culture: Artwork from recycled materials, currency, postcards, “good luck” charms, masks, musical instrument, toys, clothing, textiles, modern foreign items; illustrated books (cultures, folktales), silk electrical cord (circa 1940), silk escape map, Russian tea glass, small Japanese cast iron teapot, modern extreme cold facemask, Russian fur hat, Pendleton shirt, Jersey fisherman’s sweater, Korean chopsticks/spoon set; titanium backpacking spork, vintage ice cream fork, lucite boxes, riker mounts, shadowbox, riker cases (for toiletries, sweaters), page protectors, laminating sheets, hacksaw.
Contact: Dee Curwen; 541-754-7225; 128 SW Ninth Street, Corvallis, OR 97333; 541-754-7225l www.cmlcenter.org.
Corvallis Mountain Rescue Unit
Wishes: Corvallis Mountain Rescue Unit is in need of wood material to be used for constructing a rescue training wall that allows members to practice difficult high-angle rescue techniques in a training environment. Specific needs are a) 10 ¾-inch CDX plywood sheets; b) 20 2x6 lumber No. 1 or better; and c) 200 3/8-16 T-Nuts.
Contact: Todd Shechter, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cmru.org.
Corvallis-to-the-Sea (C2C) Trail Partnership
Wishes: 1) Tool maintenance - provide skilled maintenance for donated combustion-engine tools (chain saws, weed-whackers, and hedge trimmers); 2) Legal - provide legal assistance, especially for liability issues pursuant to operating a trail on public and private lands; 3) Insurance - help locate liability insurance coverage applicable to operating a trail on Forest Service lands.
Contact: Gary Chapman, 541-754-6088; C2C Trail Partnership, P.O. Box 1562, Corvallis OR 97339-1562; www.c2ctrail.org.
Dogs for Invisible Disabilities
Wishes: Funds for “in-training” vests, PetBuckle car harnesses in various sizes, Euro leashes (either leather or nylon, 6 feet), wire crates in various sizes, dog beds for crates, Nylabones, 25-foot-long line.
Contact: Suzanne Brean, board members, Dogs for Invisible Disabilities, 33821 Brewster Road, Lebanon, OR 97355; 541-974-0327; email@example.com.
Family Tree Relief Nursery
Wishes: Family Tree Relief Nursery is a child abuse and neglect prevention program that works to keep children safe and families together. It offers therapeutic early childhood classes, home visits, parent education classes and other programs to strengthen families. It serves all of Linn County with locations in Albany, Lebanon and Sweet Home. Its wish list includes: diapers sizes 3,4,5 and pull-ups, baby wipes, tear-free shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste, powder laundry soap, toilet paper, paper towels, household cleaning supplies, dish soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products.
Contact: Renee Smith, executive director, 541-979-7684.
Fish of Albany
Wishes: “Fish of Albany is serving more folks than ever before, including people who are in need for the first time because of the economy and tough job market, says Executive Director Annette Hobbs. “Beyond help with food and clothing, Fish assists with services that can be provided only with money such as paying for prescription medication, gasoline, bus tickets, utility bills and operation of the guest house shelter. Donations of non-perishable food and/or clothing items are always welcome -- and so are your monetary contributions.”
Contact: Fish of Albany, 1880 Hill St. S.E., Albany, OR 97322; 541 928-4460.
FISH of Lebanon
Wishes: Cash donations will be used to help meet emergency needs of Lebanon-area families, including food, heat, water and rent. Food and other items needed are canned tuna, sandwich bread, canned meats, hearty soups, peanut butter, dried cereal, baby diapers, especially sizes 4-6, and toilet paper. More volunteers are needed to answer phones and pack food boxes.
Contact: Sharon Follingstad, treasurer, 541-259-3200 or 541-451-4322; FISH of Lebanon, P.O. Box 2477, Lebanon, OR 97355.
Friends of the Family
Wishes: Donations for counseling scholarships, class materials for healthy relationship presentations given in area middle and high schools, or parent education resources. Also, an easel and chart pack for meetings or Hammermill 20# Copy Plus paper.
Contact: Ken Himes, 541-757-1761; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.fofm.org.
Friends of the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Wishes: Volunteers to do grant writing, environmental education, trail work, operate Wild Goose Store, lead nature walks, provide office support, guide historic building tours, do nature photography, publish newsletter and serve on board of directors. Needed are people who love nature, the outdoors, deer, elk, birds, cougars, eagles and geese. Requests are for William L. Finley Refuge, Baskett-Slough Refuge and Ankeny Refuge.
Contact: Tom Nelson, 541-745-5881, email@example.com
Wishes: Gently used twin, full, and queen-size beds, blankets, sheets and pillows as well as other basic household items kitchen table and chairs, couches and dressers. Office items needed are reams of standard white printer paper, stamps, paper cutter, paper towels, bathroom tissue and monetary donations. A $40 donation to Furniture Share’s “Beds for Kids” program can provide a child with a donated mattress, pillow, sheet set and blanket.
Contact: Michelle Maddux-Robinson, executive director; donations accepted 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 155 S.E. Lilly Ave. (P.O Box 2224), Corvallis, OR 97339; 541-754-9511; www.FurnitureShare.org.
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Wishes: “We recently built a brand new staff house at Camp Cleawox near Florence, which now needs furnishings,” says Mary Lee Alder, chief development officer. “Think about everything you would put in a house that girls would use: toaster, coffee pot, mop, broom, dustpan, bucket, vacuum cleaner, cleaning supplies, mixing bowls, baking sheets and pans, cooking pots and pans, measuring cups and spoons, cutting boards, knives and electric mixer. Other buildings at Cleawox also need paint, and the whole site could use a bit of landscaping.”
Contact: Mary Lee Alder, chief development officer, Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, 9620 S.W. Barbur Blvd., Portland OR 97219; 503-977-6807; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishes: The organization’s mission is to send care packages to deployed troops throughout the year. In addition to monetary donations to help pay for postage to send the care packages, Give2TheTroops is in need of coffee, gum, beef jerky/beef sticks, sunflower/pumpkin seeds, individual packs of nuts, individual packs of crackers, individual packs of flavored drink mix, granola/protein bars and shaving cream in tubes (no aerosol cans). Also needed are handwritten notes to send to the troops and volunteers to work in the office.
Contact: Sharon Crary, 541-971-2671.
The Giving Garden
Wishes: More than one ton of produce from the garden was donated to local food banks in 2012. Goals for 2013 include starting seeds indoors and growing a wider variety of fruits and vegetables. The wish list includes propagation mats, hanging fluorescent light fixtures, metal shelving, oscillating fan, asparagus crowns, blueberry bushes, raspberry canes, fig, prune and Asian pear trees; volunteers to help with the garden tilling, planting, harvesting, packaging and delivering produce.
Contact: Jennifer Klammer, 541-754-2623; The Giving Garden at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 N.W. Highland Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330; http://svlc-corvallis.org/Ministries.htm.
Grace Center for Adult Day Services
Wishes: Musical instruments, iPod, activity supplies, gardening gloves, plants/flowers, cordless drill, woodworking, tools, giant beach balls, picnic supplies, party supplies, apple/cranberry juice, herbal decaf teas, sugar-free snacks, baby wipes, Kleenex, incontinence supplies, hand sanitizer, unscented lotion, DVDs/movies, button maker, bingo prizes, watering can, furniture, piano player, sponsorship of participants thereby providing an elderly or disabled adult with health and social benefits as well respite for their caregiver.
Contact: Tera Stegner, office coordinator, 541-754-8417; Office@GraceCenter-Corvallis.org; Grace Center is 980 N.W. Spruce Ave., Corvallis OR 97330.
Hand in Hand Farm
Wishes: Hand In Hand Farm, located near Lacomb, helps rebuild children, individuals and families through agricultural adventures and caring mentors. It is entirely donation and grant-supported and does not charge participation fees. Wishes includes donations of cash and volunteer time, vaccinations for 20 horses, 30 8-foot pressure-treated wooden fence posts, pasture fertilizer, 47-inch woven wire field fence, mechanic help, quad or ATV.
Contact: Dave Berger, director and lead trainer, 35105 Ede Road, Lebanon, OR 97355; 541-451-1243; www.handinhandfarm.org; email@example.com.
Heartland Humane Society
Wishes: Donations may be dropped off at the shelter, Animal Crackers Pet Supply, Heartland Humane Society Thrift Shop (formerly Cat’s Meow Thrift Shop) or Ninth Street Bi-Mart. Requested are high-quality dry or canned foods for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies; kitten-, and puppy-specific toys and supplies; Kongs and other chew toys; dog rawhides, bones, small animal supplies and food, batteries (AA, D, 9v), iPad (for outreach events), hand tools, power tools, screws (all sizes), nails, caulking, gift certificates from home improvement stores, monetary donations (for spay/neuter, humane education and lost/found services).
Contact: Andrea Thornberry, executive director, Heartland Humane Society, 398 S.W. Twin Oaks Circle (P.O. Box 1183), Corvallis, OR 97339; 541-752-9833 Ext. 110; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.heartlandhumane.org.
Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir
Wishes: Brightly colored construction and tissue papers, pipe cleaners of every color, glue sticks, black 1-inch 3-ring binders, reams of basic white printer paper, reams of heavy weight (28-32 pound) bright white 11x17 copy paper for poster printing, monetary donations to provide scholarships for children in need (scholarships provide tuition, uniform and tour assistance), and monetary donations to help cover operating costs (rent, payroll, printing, venue rentals for concerts, sheet music to sing).
Contact: Candice O’Bannan, 541-738-7888; 260 S.W. Madison Ave., Suite No. 101, Corvallis, OR 97333; email@example.com; www.HVCChoirs.com.
Hesthavn Nature Center
Wishes: “A footbridge that has been constructed across Oak Creek on the Hesthavn Nature Center property,” says Susan Atkisson, Hesthavn board chair. “We came up short to complete the entire project. Our request for $300 would cover: Lumber for a retaining wall, hardware for a retaining wall, native plants, wildflowers and trees to replace those destroyed by the construction. The new footbridge gives access to the community to walk on a trail through the forested part of Hesthavn’s property. The Hesthavn Nature Center offers educational classes about the wonders of nature and the environment.
Contact: Susan Atkisson, 541-602-2750; www.audubon.corvallis.or.us/hesthavn.shtml.
Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Corvallis
Wishes: Energy efficient laundry detergent, first aid supplies (new), Swiffer Wet Jet pads, Swiffer Wet Jet liquid refills (for wood floor), disinfectant cleaning wipes, alcohol swabs, a sharps container (to dispose of razors, needles, etc. (must have “lid”), alcohol-free hand sanitizer, makeup (new), conditioner (new – large bottles), men’s deodorant (new, alcohol free), undergarments (new, all sizes and for both genders), bobby pins and hair barrettes. In addition we are in need of volunteer tutors and mentors. Complete wish list: www.jacksonstreet.org/donate/jackson-street-wish-list.
Contact: Hannah Miller, 541-754-2404; 555 N.W. Jackson Ave., Corvallis, OR 97330; www.jacksonstreet.org.
Jackson Street Youth Shelter Albany Drop-in Center
Wishes: Game chairs, bean bags, bike rack, Xbox 360/Kinect and accessories, Xbox Kinect Active (non-violent) games, flat screen TV with wall mount, DVD player, new first aid supplies, dust mop, hand sanitizer, paper towels, plates, cups, plastic utensils, multi-surface cleaner, stepladder, PG-13 movies, Hacky Sacks, musical instruments, board games, books (ages 10-17), coloring books (new), new art supplies, knitting looms, chalk, individual drinks (ex. Capri Suns), snack items (ex. fruit, granola bars), dry cereals, white /wheat bread, peanut butter, jelly, Pop-tarts, canned meals (ex. SpaghettiOs, soups), pancake mix, gift cards to: Home Depot, Target, local grocery stores, local restaurants.
Contact: Monica Lorence, 541-223-8844; Cornerstone Youth Outreach Center (corner building), 960 Queen Ave. S.W., Albany, OR 97322 www.jacksonstreet.org/albany-house.
Wishes: Janus House, at 606 S.W. Fifth St. in Corvallis, is a residential treatment facility and crisis/respite shelter for people with with a severe mental illness. The wish list includes new twin-size bedding (sheets, mattress pads, blankets and pillows), bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, laundry soap, dishwasher detergent and cleaning supplies. Cash donations may be made to purchase such items.
Contact: Janus House staff, 541-753-9219.
June’s Kid’s Kloset
Wishes: A nonprofit branch of Philomath Community Services, June’s Kid’s Kloset seeks donations of warm clothing to help children in need. The number of families in need has tripled in the last three years. The wish list includes nations of onesies, pajamas, underwear, socks, pants, sweaters and shoes. Donations may be dropped off at June’s Kids Kloset, 360 S. Ninth St., Philomath, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, or at the Philomath Liquor Store, 1604 Main St., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Volunteers are also needed.
Contact: Marti Staprans Barlow, 541-760-5996; philomathcommunityservices.org.
Institute for Applied Ecology
Wishes: iPad or tablet, potting soil and fertilizer (new, in bags), digital camera, digital projector, light pickup truck, SUV, or minivan, 4W-drive automatic ATV, 10 foot ATV trailer, GPS enabled camera, GPS units (2), rain gear, trowels (6), pruners, backpack covers, small (portable) first aid kits, ergonomic desks (6), ergonomic chairs (6), gorilla racks (for seed storage), 20x20 canopy, tarps (2, 20x20 heavy duty and 2, 8x6 polytarp), broadcast seeder for ATV, secateurs (5), 6-foot tables (4), walk-in cooler or large cooler (for long term seed storage), high quality dust masks.
Contact: Tamara Mullen, development coordinator; 541-753-3099, Ext. 104; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.appliedeco.org.
Kidco Early Head Start
Wishes: Two digital cameras (one for each classroom to take pictures in the classrooms to share with the families; up to eight toddler-size bike helmets; two crib-size mattresses.
Contact: Heather Aldama, child & family development supervisor, Kidco Early Head Start, 6500 Pacific Blvd. S.W., Albany, OR 97321; 541-917-4734; email@example.com; www.kidcoheadstart.org/employment.html.
Kids & Company of Linn County (Kidco Head Start)
Wishes: Kidco’s Zeth Owen writes: “Dear readers of the Albany Democrat-Herald, I write a letter unto you, asking kindly for things it takes to get through. The cold winter wind nips at the nose of Albany’s Head Start children, from head to toe. What do we need? Well if you would be so kind, we need donations of winter coats, shoes, gloves and toys spring to mind. All the gifts you that give would sure go a long way in this holiday season, Albany didn’t turn away.”
Contact: Zeth Owen, 541-967-1044; 35140 Meadow Lane S.W., Albany, OR 97321; www.kidcoheadstart.org.
K-9 Homefinders & Rescue
Wishes: The Albany-based organization’s mission is to rescue adoptable dogs from shelters, get them spayed/neutered, microchipped, up to date on shots and any other medical care necessary, then to get them adopted into loving homes. Wishes include bleach, laundry soap (Gain), Dawn dish soap (blue original), dog food (Pedigree), dog treats (biscuits, chew types), chew toys (not stuffed), collars (any size), leashes (any size), Frontline, blankets, dog bed, puppy pads, towels, cotton balls/pads, cotton swabs, gift cards for any store, monetary donations to Linn Veterinary Hospital for K-9 homefinders (to assist with dogs’ vet care), K-9 Homefinders & Rescue.
Contact: Fran Kreger, 541-926-5629, P.O. Box 2500 Albany, OR 97321; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.petfinder.com/shelters/k9homefinders.html.
Lebanon Community Chorus
Wishes: The chorus performs two concerts a year, a winter classical concert and a spring pops concert, with more than 40 singers in each. Chorus funds come from concert proceeds, dues, donations and sponsors. The winter concert on Dec. 9 includes an instrumental ensemble. Our pops concert on April 21, 2013, with the theme “Time,” will be a benefit concert. The chorus has one wish: $1,000 to cover the cost of additional music rental for the instruments and sheet music for the spring.
Contact: Tom and Anne Johnson, email@example.com.
Lebanon Soup Kitchen
Wishes: The Lebanon Soup Kitchen feeds and helps so many people every week and sometimes their need is greater than what we have to help them with,” says Genna Foster, Soup Kitchen secretary and volunteer. Here is a list that is always in demand: sleeping bags (these don't have to be new, just not a total wreck), clean blankets, laundry detergent, hand soap, dish soap, T-paper, paper towels, napkins, most paper products; all sizes of diapers; canned or fresh fruit; more than 40 turkeys and hams for food boxes that will be distributed.
Contact: Genna Foster, 541-259-3221.
Linn Benton Food Share
Wishes: The regional food bank distributes food to emergency food box agencies, emergency shelters and soup kitchens in Linn and Benton counties. Food Share is wishing for cash donations to buy bulk food and staple goods not received from donations.
Contact: Mike Gibson, Food Share director; 541-758-2609; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wishes: Donations always needed and welcomed; used inkjet and toner cartridges; first-class postage stamps.
Contact: Debbie Mode, SHIBA coordinator, Linn-Benton RSVP, 250 Broadalbin SW, Suite 2A, Albany, OR 97321, 541-812-0849, email@example.com
Linn County Animal Rescue
Wishes: The organization’s mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for abused, abandoned, neglected and elderly horses; to find all rehabilitated horses a healthy, happy, forever home for a second chance at life; to have a safe, loving environment for those that are not adoptable. Needed are: grain, wormers, feed buckets, fly strips, horse blankets, replacement straps for horse blankets, hand sanitizer, vet wraps, Hoofmaker, Cowboy Magic, Wonder Dust, alfalfa pellets, horse treats and financial contributions. All items and money are tax deductible; 100 percent goes to the horses; volunteer managed; no one gets paid.
Contact: Linn County Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 2669 Lebanon, OR 97355: www.lcarhorse.org; firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook "linnrescue.” 541-258-3422.
Linn County Child Welfare
Wishes: Unwrapped Christmas gifts for children in foster care. New, unwrapped gifts are needed for all ages. Gift cards are especially needed for teenagers to places such as Target, Walmart, Old Navy, Fred Meyer, Game Stop, Itunes, Regal Cinemas, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Burger King and Subway. Gifts and gift cards can be dropped off at the following locations: DHS Child Welfare, 118 Second Ave. S.E. Ave, Albany; Albany Athletic Club, 380 Hickory St. N.W., Albany; Curves, Curves, 2221 Santiam Highway, S.E., Albany; Keller Williams Realty, 200 Ferry St S.W., Albany; Chase Bank, 75 E. Grant St., Lebanon.
Contact: Pam Briggs, DHS Child Welfare; 541-791-5739; email@example.com.
Wishes: The child-care program is located in Sweet Home, where schools have gone to a four-day week and parents are seeking care for their children on Fridays. Little Promises implemented a program for school-age children on these days. One of the large parts of our program involves bikes and a large bike track. Most of the program’s bikes are often out of use due to age and quality. Little Promises has a wish for some new girls and boys bikes.
Contact: Lindsay Walker, administrative assistant, 541-367-4350; www.littlepromiseschildrensprograms.com.
Love In the Name of Christ of Benton County
Wishes: The organization offers a Christmas Store for clients who earn the right to shop there by doing volunteer work at schools, churches and other nonprofits. Needed are warm socks, sleeping bags (used or new), new underwear for children, men and women, games and puzzles, $5-10 gift cards (McDonalds, DQ, etc,); $10-15 gift cards to TJ Maxx or Ross for teen boys and girls; bike locks; game balls (basketballs or volleyballs); gifts for boys and girls ages 8-12.
Contact: Wilma Van Schelven; 541-757-2707 or cell 541-760-4182; P.O. Box 270, Corvallis, OR 97339; 2330 N.W. Professional Drive, Corvallis, OR 97330.
Mary's River Gleaners
Wishes: “We would like to get our parking lot graded or leveled,” says Gleaner Cookie Johnson. “When it rains, our building gets flooded. We spend hours sweeping water out. We need donations or someone with the equipment to do this for us.”
Contact: Cookie Johnson, 541-497-9019; Mary's River Gleaners, P.O. Box 2309, Corvallis. OR 97330.
Mid Valley Chapter of Oregon Green Free
Wishes: The medical marijuana cardholder group in Linn and Benton counties is looking for a place to hold its monthly meetings for 30 to 90 people. “Our meetings require marijuana to be present and to be used,” says chapter president Michael Dee. “Patients need to know what strains work best for them. We provide a place for them to sample different strains and we provide a spot for clone exchanges, so people can grow the strains they need. I have had great difficulty finding places for us to meet. Our wish list is a meeting hall or restaurant that would close down for a few hours so we can set up security.”
Contact: Michael Dee, 927 20th Ave S.W., Albany, OR 97321; 541-928-3351.
Mid Valley Gleaners
Wishes: Mid Valley Gleaners is a local group of low-income families trying to feed themselves by helping themselves. We are supported only through fundraising activities and donations. This group is in need of an enclosed cargo trailer to transport food from the Linn Benton Food Share warehouse and haul gleaned firewood to our families who heat their homes with firewood; $900 to pay our facility rental for one year; gas vouchers for delivery of food to homebound individuals; monies to provide holiday food boxes.
Contact: Reita Wyatt, coordinator, 541-979-5875; Mid Valley Gleaners, P.O. Box 1453, Albany, OR 97321.
Old Mill Center for Children and Families
Wishes: Pull-ups and diapers, sizes 4-6; baby formula, toilet paper, laundry soap/fabric softener sheets, dish soap, juicer, stickers, new children's board books, children's books in Spanish, coffee, large electric teapot, gold/silver tempera paint, bird seed (deluxe mix from Wild Bird’s Unlimited), bird bath, gift cards to Book Bin, Fred Meyer, Toy Factory, Garland, Kmart, Amazon, Home Depot, Office Max; AA & AAA batteries, Velcro, wall clock, gallons of washable tempera paint, washable loveseat cover (brown, green, or blue), changing table sheets, Bopie pillow/cover, Pack-n-play sheets, Avent baby bottles and storage bags, baby receiving blankets.
Contact: Please drop gifts at 1650 S.W. 45th Place, Corvallis, or contact Jerilyn Opoien, 541-757-8068.
OSU Craft Center
Wishes: The center, well-equipped adult arts facility open to the general public, wishes for donations to help purchase a Brent No. 16 rehabilitation pottery wheel. This wheel has a frame that is wheelchair accessible. This piece of specialized equipment would make throwing on a wheel possible for people who otherwise would not have the opportunity. It is a variable-speed power wheel with a frame that was designed in coordination with leading rehabilitation and therapy experts. The estimated cost plus shipping is $2,400.
Contact: Susan Bourque, OSU Craft Center manager; 541-737-6371; OSU Craft Center, 10 MU East, Corvallis, OR 97331; http://mu.oregonstate.edu/craftcenter.
Pastoral Counseling Center of the Mid-Willamette Valley
Wishes: (1) cash donations to help discount counseling fees for low-income and uninsured clients, based on their need for care rather than their ability to pay; (2) locking two-drawer and four-drawer filing cabinets to store confidential information; (3) one sofa, easy chair, and floor lamp for our counseling office in Lebanon (4) gifts cards to Staples or Office Max for miscellaneous office supplies.
Contact: Anthony Terndrup, clinical director; 602 S.W. Madison Ave., Corvallis, OR 97333; 541-753-9217; www.pccmidvalley.org.
Pet Adoption Network (PAN)
Wishes: The small mid-valley nonprofit helps dogs in need to be “re-homed,” says PAN board member Pam Taylor. “We are receiving more and more requests from families with either financial or health problems that can’t continue to care for their 'fur kids' We also take in dogs that might not pass all the requirements at the local humane societies and give them the individual attention a rescue can provide. We are always accepting monetary donations to go toward spay/neutering and vetting incoming dogs. We are also in need of foster homes so we can help place more dogs.”
Contact: Debbie Jackson, 541-929-5941 (evenings or leave message); 24474 Columbine Drive, Philomath, OR 97370; www.pan.petfinder.com.
Philomath Community Services
Wishes: Safe shelving racks with wheels, warehouse shelving, service carts on wheels, totes with lids; baggies, plastic wrap, freezer papers; children’s clothing, socks, underwear, diapers, blankets; hygiene supplies such as soaps, shampoos, razors, deodorants, tooth brushes and paste, toilet paper, paper towels; Christmas decorations, new toys and games, books, garden tools benches, drip irrigation supplies; chainsaws, gas cans, safety glasses, gloves; wood splitter, small shed, forklift.
Contact: Debbie Thorpe, 541-609-0683; Philomath Community Services, 360 S. Ninth St. (P.O. Box 1334), Philomath, OR 97370; www.philomathcommunityservices.org.
Philomath Youth Activities Club
Wishes: Ping-pong paddles, ping-pong balls, jump ropes, arts/crafts supplies, construction paper, markers, washable poster paint, Pearler beads, beading/jewelry making supplies, glue sticks, Elmer’s Glue, embroidery thread, donations for a shuffle board game or air hockey table, kid size pool cues, Wii games and remotes, volleyballs, set of dark colored furniture for the movie/Wii room (2 couches, 1 chair, 2 love seats); Foosballs, air hockey paddles and pucks, footballs, basketballs, rechargeable AA batteries and charger.
Contact: Sarah Woosley or Zola Baumann, 541-929-4040; 421 S. 19th St. (P.O. Box 1358), Philomath, OR 97370; www.philomath-youth-activities-club.org.
Planting Seeds of Change.
Wishes: Planting Seeds of Change: An Edible Educational Endeavor works with 900 students weekly in the Lebanon School District garden, five teaching gardens and a production garden for cafeteria salad bars. “We are teaching our children and their families how to grow, cook and preserve their own organic food,” says program spokeswoman Sheryl Casteen. Students are in need of black rubber boots (child/adult sizes), garden gloves, especially child sizes, and garden hand tools.
Contact: Sheryl Casteen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-258-4431.
SafeHaven Humane Society
Wishes: Kirkland adult and small breed dog food, puppy chow, toys, non clumping cat litter, dry cat food, dog treats, bleach, paper towels, laundry detergent, copy paper. Cash donations also help day-to-day services for the animals: $250 covers veterinary services for the animals for three days, $165 neuters three dogs, $100 spays two cats, $50 feeds all of the animals for one day, $25 vaccinates one dog or one cat, $10 microchips one dog or one cat.
Contact: Chris Storm, executive director, Safehaven Humane Society, 33071 Highway 34 S.E., Albany, OR 97321; 541-928-2789; www.safehavenhumane.org.
The Salvation Army (Linn and Benton County, based in Albany)
Wishes: Educational software, computer monitors (6), brass instruments (new or used; any musical instrument would be great); food for the food bank, large white boards and/or chalk board for music and other educational needs, potatoes, onions, produce of any kind for Dec. 22 Christmas food distribution (deliver on Dec. 21 if you can provide a large quantity); monetary donations (donations are needed to help refurbish The Salvation Army's building), toys for Dec. 22 Christmas distribution (angel trees with specific needs are at various locations), senior citizen Christmas gifts, music stands.
Contact: Maureen Lawliss, Lieutenant Corps Officer, The Salvation Army, 541-990-5754 (cell) or 541-928-4774 (office); 345 Columbus St. S.E., Albany, OR 97321; email@example.com.
Scroggins Mill Rural Heritage
Wishes: Volunteers, building materials, cash donations to pay for professional engineering services, so construction can move forward (minor foundation, roofing, siding) or in-kind donation of services. The organization wants to preserve the historic Scroggins Mill in Lebanon to create a local museum/interpretive learning center, community meeting place, showcase for two rail cars and beautify the site with a public-use park.
Contact: Pete Boucot, 541-974-1416; Scroggins Mill Rural Heritage, P.O. Box 2095, Lebanon, OR 97355; scrogginsmill.org; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Dog Rescue of Oregon
Wishes: Volunteers – no experience needed, foster homes, forever homes, donations for food and veterinary care, collars and leashes, a new van for dog transport, any vehicle (car, truck motorcycle), running or not.
Contact: Sue Faria, executive director, P.O. Box 1051, Philomath, OR 97370; 541-908-2331; www.SDROregon.com; SDROregon@gmail.com.
Wishes: Office swivel chair, 10 reams of white 20-pound copy paper, two reams of goldenrod 20-pound copy paper, HP printer cartridges No. 96 and No. 97, cash register with receipt and tape printing capabilities, rolls of transparent packing tape, box of No. 10 envelopes, nonperishable unexpired food items of all kinds, disposable diapers, Depends.
Contact: Don Andrews, executive director, Sharing Hands, P.O. Box 335, Brownsville, OR 97327; 541-990-0493.
St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, Corvallis
Wishes: The food pantry provides emergency food boxes to about 180 families each month. The wish list includes: canned fruits and vegetables, soups beans, tuna fish; macaroni and cheese, hot/cold cereals, sugar, coffee and tea, condiments, cake mixes, jams and jellies, cookies/desserts and crackers; toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap, toilet and facial tissues, paper towels, diapers, dish/laundry detergents.
Contact: Linda, St. Vincent de Paul Manager, 501 N.W. 25th St., Corvallis, OR 97330; 541-757-1988, Ext. 317.
St. Vincent de Paul, Lebanon
Wishes: The organization conducts a Christmas gift program for the children of its low-income clients living in the Lebanon area. Last year, St. Vincent de Paul provided 336 children with gifts. This year’s wish list includes new toys, socks and underware for school-age, toddlers and infants.
Contact: Betty Dadey, 541-410-8153; St. Vincent de Paul, 100 Main St., Lebanon, OR 97355; 541-451-2122.
Sunshine Industries Unlimited
Wishes: The following items will help adults with disabilites through educational and job training opportunities: Boxes of copy paper, No. 2 pencils, colored markers and pencils, pens; counter top mixer, cookware, bakeware, 2-quart measuring cup, electric knife, microwave, mixing bowls, wooden spoons, dish towels/cloths, cookie sheets, cupcake pans, bread pans, wooden and rubber spatulas, ice cream scoop, 1-quart, 2-quart, 1-gallon airtight containers; sewing machine, thread (all colors), fabric, easy craft patterns; rakes, hoes, pitchforks, string trimmer, 3-gallon backpack sprayer, gas-powered pole saw; men’s and women’s winter coats; a new or used greenhouse (16-by-20 feet or 16-by-30 feet).
Contact: Director Roseanne Lupoli, 541-367-2765; sunshineindustriesunlimited.com.
Sweet Home Community Singing Christmas Tree
Wishes: The Singing Christmas Tree has been saving to complete sound and lighting systems. “We have approximately $1,500 in reserve, operating on annual budget of less than $5,000 provided by our audiences and generous Linn County businesses,” says Susan Olson, program coordinator. “We could use funds to purchase microphones and cables, including a stage snake, as well as a manual light dimming system, items we must rent each year."
Contact: Susan Olson, 541-367-4639, Sweet Home Singing Christmas Tree, P.O. Box 554, Sweet Home, OR 97386.
Sweet Home Genealogical Society
Wishes: Eight office desk chairs, four 4-5 drawer file cabinets, two bookshelves (6 feet by 30 or 36 inches wide).
Contact: Marge Lillich, president, 1223 Kalmia St, Sweet Home, OR, 97386; phone 541-367-5034; e-mail email@example.com; www.shgenealogy.com.
Teen Challenge Pacific Northwest
Wishes: Sponsors for students; picnic tables, lawn furniture, canopies, folding chairs, sprinkler system, flag; walk-in refrigerator/freezer, bowls, plates, pans, paper napkins, 8 oz. plastic cups, paper plates, plastic utensils; Vitamin C, Kleenex; toilet paper, sanitation wipes, garbage bags, paper towels, brooms, mopheads, Febreze; staplers, paper, envelopes, stamps, Scotch tape, masking tape, pens, scissors; computers, software, network server; office chairs, floor shampooer, vacuum cleaner; stamps, stationery, greeting cards, notebooks, paper, pens; donations to purchase books; towels, washrags, kitchen towels; twin-size bedding, pillows, pillowcases, comforters, sheets; pickup, mini vans or 12-15 person vans; cars, trailers, boats and motorcycles donated for resale.
Contact: Teen Challenge Pacific Northwest, Willamette Valey Men’s Center, 31700 Fayetteville Drive, PO Box 108, Shedd, OR 97377; 541-491-1002.
Toxic Awareness Body of Oregon
Wishes: The organization is dedicated to reducing toxic chemical use in the community, targeting chemical drift trespass and damage. Its wishes are for money to pay for the executive director and pay for administrative necessities and someone to create a website.
Contact: Jeff Schiminsky, president, Toxic Awareness Body of Oregon, 1631 Applegate St., Philomath, OR 97370; firstname.lastname@example.org; 541-207-6077.
Trillium Children’s Farm Home
Wishes: Crayola Washable Markers, Crayola Twistable colored pencils, Crayola Twistable crayons, drawing and painting pads of paper, water colors & brushes, tempura paints, stress balls, Silly putty or Flarp, Rubik’s cube, puzzle for kids and teens, blank journals (no spiral edges), decks of cards, boom box radio &/or CD players, MPS players, iTunes cards, earbuds, plastic crochet hooks and yarn, basketballs, disc gold putters and drivers, gift cards to Kmart, Fred Meyer, Ross
Contact: Cheri Galvin; 541-758-5953; 4455 N.E. Highway 20, Corvallis, 97330.
Vina Moses Center Christmas Program
Wishes: Toys for children ages 12 and under, non-perishable food, cash to buy perishable food (make checks payable to Vina Moses Center), volunteers to sort, display and assemble boxes from Dec. 3-21; drivers to deliver food and toys on Dec. 15.
Contact: Alice Mills, 541-753-1420; 1644 N.W. Arthur Ave., Corvallis OR 97330; email@example.com.
Wishes: Volunteer Caregivers in Albany serves the senior community. “Our wish is to have a donated storage unit from a facility in Albany in order to collect and store items for our annual rummage sale, says Director Suzanne Driver. “As a small agency, we cannot afford storage fees and sometimes have to turn down items because there is no place to put them.” Also needed is a small storage space to keep medical and incontinent supplies provided to those in need.
Contact: Suzanne Driver, Volunteer Caregivers, 930 Queen Ave. S.W., Albany, OR 97321; 541-928-2173; Volcaregivers@aol.com.
Wishes: The program serving teens and young adults ages 16-24 does construction service in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, as well as outdoor service learning projects. The wish list includes heavy-duty raincoats (rubber) with hoods and rubber wader-style pants for the students so they don’t get soaked.
Contact: Cindel Mikesell, 541-704-7815, or CMikesell@communityservices.us.