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Tis better to give: 2011 Nonprofit Wish List

November 22, 2011

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines charity as "benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity." And in a nutshell, that is what The Herald-Mail Nonprofit Wish List hopes to encourage with this list.

This list is a two-step project. The first was a call-out to local nonprofits to give us their lists that included mostly tangible items they needed to help their organizations continue their missions.

The second is this list.

In order for nonprofits to have their wishes granted, it is up to you, our readers, to help. Pick a nonprofit that you know or maybe choose one whose mission is close to your heart. You don't have to take them everything on their list (they would love that, but they're not expecting it) and drop it off at the designated location.

You can even pick several of the nonprofits and grant a wish from each. It's up to you, which one you choose, but just give.

We'll check in after Christmas to see how these nonprofits did with our local holiday helpers.

Happy holidays

— Lifestyle staff



 Alsatia Club Foundation

Street address: 141 W. Washington St., Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-739-2044

Email address: treasurer@alsatiaclubinc.com

Website address: http://alsatiaclubinc.com

Items for wish list: laminate flooring, office chair, cork bulletin board, wireless router, computer monitor, file cabinets, gutters and downspouts.

Contact name: Gary Hammond

Contact number: 301-582-0583

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Call prior to delivery.

Special instructions: Contact Hammond at 301-582-0583 or 301-992-4787 for access prior to delivery.



 The Arc of Washington County Inc.

Street address: 820 Florida Ave., Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-797-3380

Email address: cdmiller@arcwc-md.org

Website address: www.arcwc-md.org

Items for wish list:  iPad to be used with autistic children (up to five needed); Automated External Defibrillator (AED) (up to three needed); gift cards to area hair salons for men and women (many needed); Walmart gift cards for personal care items and clothing (many needed); Gift cards to local grocery stores (many needed) and bingo machine (one needed).

Contact name: Chuck Miller

Contact number: 301-797-3380, ext. 241

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special instructions: Call to make arrangements to pick it up or to make a monetary donation.



 American Cancer Society

Street address: 1037 Haven Road, Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-733-8272

Email address: juliejordanhowey@cancer.org

Website address: www.cancer.org

Items for wish list: locking two-drawer file cabinet and shelving units on wheels.

Contact name: Julie Jordan-Howey, administrative assistant

Contact number: 301-733-8272

Drop-off site: Same as street address; office within Haven Lutheran Church

Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



 American Red Cross

Street address: 1131 Conrad Court, Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-739-0717

Email address: jstrasburg@hagerstownmdredcross.org

Website address: www.redcrosswcmd.org

Items for wish list: Laptop computer for presentations with 17- to 19-inch screen; 12 scissors; 12 tape dispensers; 40 rolls of tape; three boxes of Sharpie markers (all for the holiday gift wrap at Valley Mall); hot server containers for large volunteer events; four flats of flowers to plant in the spring; 8-by-10-foot area rug in lobby (agency to choose design); four 8-foot lightweight tables for classes; one lightweight display board for agency fairs; two pieces of blood pressure equipment for health fairs; 10 reams of card stock paper (white or off-white); 500 pencils; and new stuffed animals for children at fire scenes.

Contact name: Julie M. Barr-Strasburg

Contact number: 301-739-0717

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Monday through Friday,  8:30 to 4:30 p.m.



 Antietam Bible College

Street address: 15 High St., Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-797-0988

Email address: admin@antietambiblecollege.org

Website address: www.antietambiblecollege.org

Items for wish list: two tables (4 feet by 4 feet) with eight matching chairs; one flatbed and photo scanner; one wireless router; one laptop computer; two pulldown projector screens; two electronic whiteboards or two smart boards; three flatscreen monitors; one cupboard with four shelves and doors

Contact name: Barbara Calhoun

Contact number: 301-797-0988

Drop-off site: 15 High St., Hagerstown

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Special instructions: Please ring the doorbell on the left side of the white double doors at 15 High St.



 Authentic Community Theatre, Inc. (ACT)

Street address: 10233 Governor Lane Blvd., Williamsport

Phone number: 301-491 7228

Email address: treasurer@actforall.org

Website address: www.actforall.org

Items for wish list: 30 1/2-inch black 3-ring binders for Youth Choir (joint venture with Boys and Girls Club); individual or corporation to sponsor our Youth Choir ($1,000); printing services for programs, posters, tickets, fliers, etc.; art supplies for 40 kids (ex.: tempera paint, modeling clay); gift cards for Walmart or grocery stores (to purchase summer camp snacks and misc. supplies); 10 $150 scholarships for local students in financial need to attend one of our summer camps

Contact name: Janet Brooks

Contact number: 301-491-7228

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Thursdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Special instructions: Please call to arrange drop-off or pick-up.



Big Brothers Big Sisters Washington, County, Md. Inc.

Street address: 1135 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-739-4711

Email address: dvgober@bbbswcmd.org

Website address: www.bbbswcmd.org

Items for wish list: two iPads so that case management staff can input contact notes and service plans directly into youth files from the field.

Contact name: Deborah V. Gober

Contact number: 301-739-4711

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special instructions: BBBS will be happy to provide tax documentation for donation of gift.



 Boys & Girls Club of Washington County

Street address: 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-733-5422

Email address: buckb@bgcwc.com

Website address: www.bgcwc.com

Items for wish list: passenger van (12 or 15 person); Wii games (nonviolent); Kinnect games (nonviolent); folding tables; arts and crafts supplies; board games; copier paper; math and reading activity books; basketball nets; markers; bookbags

Contact name: Buck Browning

Contact number: 301-733-5422

Drop-off site: Same as street address above.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.



 Breast Cancer Awareness — Cumberland Valley Inc.

Street address: 322 E. Antietam St. Suite 101, Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-791-5843

E-mail address: bcavalley@myactv.net

Website address: www.bcacv.org

Items for wish list: 18-cubic foot or larger refrigerator/freezer (with ice maker if possible) for the meetings and support groups held at our office.

Contact name: Joan Fell

Contact number: 301-791-5843

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Monday through Friday,  8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  



 Brook Lane Health Services

Street address: 13218 Brook Lane Drive, Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-733-0330

Email address: kay.hoffman@brooklane.org

Website address: www.brooklane.org

Items for wish list: Girls items: socks, sizes S  to L; pajamas sizes, kids XL, Ladies S  to  XXL; shoes or boots,  ladies 6  to 11; sweat suits, adult S  to XXL. Boys items: socks sizes, S to L; pajamas men sizes S  to L; shoes or boots, youth 3 to 7, men's 5 to 10. Miscellaneous Items — combs, brushes, hair bands, ponytail holders, blow dryers, toothpaste, tooth brushes, lotions, shampoo, deodorant, fleece blankets. Craft Items: crayons, markers, colored pencils, colored paper, gel pens and scrapbooking supplies.

Contact name: Kay Hoffman

Contact number: 301-733-0330

Drop-off site: Same as address above, administration building, main campus.

Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To make other arrangements, call 301-733-0331, ext. 272



 The Capitol Theatre Center Foundation

Street address: 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa.

Phone number: 717 263-0202

Email address: lboeckman@thecapitoltheatre.org

Website address: www.thecapitoltheatre.org

Items for wish list: Hotspot; 6-foot tables; any art supplies; lockable filing cabinet; shelving units; reams of 11-inch-by-17-inch paper; paper towels; toilet paper; cleaning supplies; trash bags; plastic tablecloths and invitation envelopes.

Contact name: Linda Boeckman

Contact number: 717-263-0202

Drop-off site: The Capitol Theatre Center

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or as arranged



 Cedar Ridge Children's Home & School Inc.

Street address: 12146 Cedar Ridge Road, Williamsport

Phone number: 301-582-0282

Email address: bschroyer@cedarridge.org

Website address: www.cedarridge.org

Items for wish list: twin-size sheets sets (boys); standard size bed pillows; No. 24 8-1/2-inch-by-11-inch copier paper; batteries (AA and AAA); toilet paper; commercial shredder and gift cards from Walmart, Staples or The Home Depot.

Contact name: Beth Schroyer

Contact number: 301-582-0282

Drop-off site: 12146 Cedar Ridge Road, Williamsport

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or by special arrangement



Children's Resources, Inc.

Street address: 21328 Mt. Aetna Road, Hagerstown

Mailing address: P.O. Box 1307, Hagerstown 21741

Phone number: 301-824-7767

Email address: childrenresource@aol.com

Items for wish list: duffle bags; hygiene products: shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving kit bags (travel hygiene bags for boys); laundry detergent; laundry bags; movie passes; pre-packaged individually wrapped snacks; winter gloves and knit caps; snow shovels; bath towels in a neutral color; washcloths; kitchen dishtowels; board games and card games for ages 13 to 16; fast food coupons/gift cards; solid-colored hooded sweatshirts sizes L to XXL; white athletic crew socks for sizes 9-13; flannel pajama bottoms sizes M to XXL; throw blankets; movies/DVD's rated G or PG only; word search, crossword, puzzle books for ages 13 and older; DVD player; CD player; sturdy Tupperware containers; heavy duty vacuum cleaner; portable spot/carpet cleaner; sports equipment: outdoor basketballs, footballs, kick-balls, fishing rods and tackle, and life jackets; school supplies: graphing calculators, backpacks, pencils, pencil sharpeners, poster board, up-to-date globe, markers, binder pouch pencil cases, scotch tape, portable laminator; Craft supplies: glue guns and glue sticks, scissors, Popsicle sticks, seasonal/holiday craft kits for ages 13 and older.

Contact name: Teresa Cain

Contact number: 301-824-7767

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Open 24 hours

Special instructions: Children's Resources Inc., which operates Shiningtree Children's Home, is a private nonprofit organization.  We provide group home care for 14 boys ages 13 to 16 from Washington County and across the state of Maryland. We serve children from Department of Social Services and Department of Juvenile Services who have experienced school problems, a lack of structure and supervision, instances of abuse and neglect, and a variety of mental health issues.



Commission on Aging

Street address: 140 W. Franklin St., 4th Floor, Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-790-0275

Email address: sgaylor@wccoaging.org

Website address: www.wccoaging.org

Items for wish list: 500 Smead Organizer file packages; one portable sound system and one heavy-duty shredder.

Contact name: Sandy Gaylor

Contact number: 301790-0275

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Monday though Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Community Free Clinic

Street address: 249 Mill Street, Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-733-9234

Email address: rroberson@cfcwc.com

Website address: www.cfcwc.com

Items for wish list: Financial support; cases of copier paper; white paper towels — rolls and tri-fold; toilet paper; bottled water; kitchen-sized trash bags; 55-gallon black trash bags, white envelopes No. 10; ground coffee; antibacterial hand soap; Kleenex tissues; paper plates; dish soap; quart-size Ziploc bags; cleaning supplies and volunteers.

Contact name: Robin Roberson

Contact number: 301-733-9234

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch)

Special instructions: All donations will help to lower the clinic's operating expenses at a crucial time for us.



 Contemporary School of the Arts & Gallery Inc.

Street address: 4 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-791-6191

Email address: ronlytle3@netzero.net

Website address: www.csagi.org

Items for wish list: Canvases to paint in sizes 8--inch-by-10-inch, 11-inch-by-14-inch and 16-inch-by-20-inch. All kinds of paints such as watercolors, oil and acrylics. And paper and erasers for crafts.

Contact name: Ron Lytle

Contact number: 301-791-6191

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Special instructions: We serve as an afterschool art program for children in kindergarten through 12th grade. Also in need of mentors to serve as art volunteers.



 Discovery Station at Hagerstown Inc.

Street address: 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-790-0076

Email address: info@discoverystation.org

Website address: www.discoverystation.org

Items for wish list: one 12 1/2-inch laminator and an Individual, portable sound system to announce exhibits.

Contact name: B. Marie Byers

Contact number: 301-733-8999

Drop-off site: Same as street address

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday,  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



 Doleman Black Heritage Museum Inc

Street address: 540 N. Locust St., Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-797-5019

Email address: dolemanbhm@yahoo.com

Website address: www.dolemanblackheritagemuseum.org

Items for wish list: one large capacity laser color copier; refill of ink and toner; office furniture and supplies: three desks and three chairs; conference room table with 12 chairs; 25 reams of standard white paper; three file cabinets; three multi-line office phones; two new desktop computers; Microsoft Office software; Equipment: 60 to 100 event chairs and 25 6-foot round event tables.

Contact name: Alesia Parson-McBean

Contact number: 301-797-5019

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: No set hours of operation.

Special instructions: Please call to arrange hours for delivery.



 Easter Seals Adult Day Services

Street address: 101 E. Baltimore St., Hagerstown

Phone number: 301-745-3828

Email address: bbush@eseal.org

Website address: www.gwbr.easterseals.com

Items for wish list: store front, office or warehouse space for growth; telephone system with voicemail; van with wheelchair lift; pots and pans with kitchen utensils; bunt pans, rolling pin and 2-gallon water pitchers; dish towels and kitchen washcloths; recliner seats with washable fabric; stackable apartment-sized washer/dryer; glue sticks and Popsicle sticks; large electric griddle and large slow cooker; and Wii games, rated E, with contollers.

Contact name: Brenda Bush

Contact number: 301-745-3828

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Monday through Friday,8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special instructions: Volunteers are always welcome.


 Franklin County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Center

Street address: 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, Pa.

Phone number: 717-263-0443

Email address: info@horseridingtherapy.org

Website address: www.horseridingtherapy.org

Items for wish list: paper towels; toilet paper; bottled water; grass hay square bales; pine shavings or sawdust; digital camera; computer with monitor; 4-wheel drive truck; a two-horse trailer; driving cart; horse supplies ; outdoor cement statuary for sensory trail and sponsors for horses.

Contact name: Stephanie Corum or Kim Battin

Contact number: 717-263-0443

Drop-off site: Same as street address.

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



 Full Circle Theater Company

Street address: 113 South Princess St., Shepherdstown, W.Va.

Phone number: 304-268-7798

Email address: info@fullcircletheaterco.org

Website address: www.fullcircletheaterco.org

Items for wish list: two months rent; one storage space; 10 packages of paper towels and toilet paper; two clothing racks (for hanging costumes); 20 plastic storage bins; and one desk and chair

Contact name: Robin DePietro-Jurand

Contact number: 304-876-1400

Drop-off site: Full Circle Theater Company

Hours: negotiable



  Fulton County Medical Center Foundation

Street address: 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, Pa.

Phone number: 717-485-6842

Email address: rroush@fcmcpa.org

Website address: www.fcmcpa.org

Items for wish list: copier paper; laser printer; laptop; UPC code scanner; receipt printer

Contact name: Robert Roush

Contact number: 717-485-6842

Drop-off site: Same as street address, second-floor reception

Hours:  Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special instructions: Items should be marked "Foundation office"

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