Need knows no season, of course, but what better time to share the needs of local nonprofit organizations than the holiday season?
Those needs range from quirky to practical — googly eyes, Women’s March protest signs, desks, robotics kits, diapers.
We invited local nonprofits to share their wish lists, and many are seeking canned foods, socks, hats, gloves, cash donations and gift cards.
See what needs you can meet from our list below.
Adventist Community Restoration Center
What we do: Restore and revitalize urban communities into thriving environments of hope and a flourishing future.
Wish list: Laptops, robotics kits, basketball equipment, Youth Service Providers After-school Program, website, brochures, flyers, business cards, marketing, teen curriculum, Jeremy Anderson Next Level Student, teen conference with motivational speaker, podcast equipment, various curricula such as Jobs for Life, Creation Health, School Days.
To donate: Cash APP-$AdventCRC, Facebook-@THEACRC or mail check to 5702 Manor Ridge Trail, Greensboro NC, 27407.
What we do: Deliver child-centric services to feed, comfort and clothe children in need.
Wish list: Canned fruit, canned chicken, individually wrapped snacks, oatmeal, grits, new or gently used children's books, lotion, deodorant, diapers (sizes 1, 3, 5), gently used children's coats, gently used children's winter clothing, Sterilite 56-quart clear storage bins.
Books for Birthdays
What we do: Provide new and personalized books to children in the foster care system on their birthdays in hopes of promoting and nurturing a life-long interest in reading.
Wish list: Books for pre-school children, primary, middle and high school. Children in middle and high school grades select their interest and we match a book of that interest.
To donate: Books for Birthdays, 1589 Skeet Club Road, Suite 102-303, High Point, N.C. 27265. firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we do: Free summer camp program for ill and disabled children. Camp Carefree is located in Stokesdale.
Wish list: New, four-wheel drive pickup truck. Also, medical supplies such as latex-free gloves, bed pads, adult briefs; and cleaning supplies such as paper towels, toilet paper, cleansing wipes, hand sanitizer. Monetary donations are also needed.
Center for Visual Artists
What we do: Educate, exhibit and encourage local artists of all ages at all stages of their artistic growth and development.
Wish list: Stainless sink, work table, shelving, MacBook air laptops, gift cards to Amazon, Michaels, Dick Blick, Jerry's Art-o-Rama, grocery stores, Lowe’s/Home Depot, Office Depot, cleaning supplies, large dry-erase board, a kiln, labor and supplies donations (repair/paint gallery walls, build moveable walls, strip/wax classroom floors, projectors and speakers, vacuum cleaner).
To donate: www.greensboroart.org, U.S. mail at 200 N. Davie St., Box 13, Greensboro, NC 27401 or in person at the CVA in the Greensboro Cultural Center
What we do: Support youth in multiple ways to inspire, empower and ensure that needs are met.
Wish list: Financial donations.
To donate: email@example.com, cash app — $Chaseschance or Chase’s Chance, P.O. Box 16152, High Point, NC 27261.
Corporation of Guardianship
What we do: Offer personalized and compassionate services for older adults and individuals with disabilities that safeguard their right to choice, dignity, respect and self-determination. Provide fiduciary services and care management to vulnerable persons based on person-centered principles.
Wish list: Gift cards of any amount to Walmart, Target, or grocery stores, soft socks (for men and women) and blankets, bags of coffee, large map of North Carolina, large flat-screen smart TV, money.
To donate: 336-273-5389, Ext. 101 or www.corpguard.org.
Creative Aging Network-NC
What we do: Enhance the well-being of older people in North Carolina through creative arts programming, education and training.
Wish list: Matching refrigerator and a gas stove (black or stainless preferred) for the teaching kitchen, a kiln and/or kiln accessories, visual art supplies, pine or bark mulch, aluminum filing cabinets (any size).
To donate: Leave under the carport at Bell Campus, 2400 Summit Ave., Greensboro or contact Lia Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-253-0856. if you drop off items, include written contact information so the nonprofit may send thank-you notes.
Empowered Girls of North Carolina
What we do: Provides programs in the area of STEM, leadership, finance, healthy relationships and community service for girls.
Wish list: Monetary donations, a donated office space and workshop supplies. Also, journals, pens, folders, ink, flip charts, markers and copy paper.
To donate: Make checks payable to Empowered Girls of North Carolina and mail to P.O. Box 13914 Greensboro, NC 27415. Also, visit Amazon Smile, http://a.co/66q1jF5.
Faith in Community Ministries
What we do: Provide information, referral and peer support for children, youth and families in accessing appropriate behavioral health treatment and community resources.
Wish list: Volunteers who will provide child care during bimonthly family support luncheon so parents can participate in training and informational sessions (three hours). Financial support needed to provide the food (for 15-20 adults and children).
To donate: Frederick Douglass, 336-772-2876; or Francine Mallory, 669-887-7219. Also, use the cash app $fic3 or visit www.faithincommunityministries.org.
Family Service of the Piedmont
What we do: Help children and families deal with domestic violence, improve their mental health, overcome child abuse and find financial stability.
Wish list: Safety gates, baby clothing, diapers, wipes, cleaning supplies, household items, toiletries, bus passes, grocery and pharmacy gift cards, new women’s undergarments, pajamas, sweatpants, slippers, new car seats, children’s books, 2020 calendars and planners.
To donate: Drop off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at 315 E. Washington St. in Greensboro, 1401 Long St. in High Point or 902 Bonner St. in Jamestown.
Family Support Network of Central Carolina
What we do: Located in the Women’s Hospital, serves families in Guilford and the surrounding counties who have children with special needs or those who experience a NICU stay.
Wish list: Packs/boxes of unscented baby wipes, new newborn sleepers and onesies, new baby bottles, new baby board books, new crayons and markers, three lightweight tables that fold in half, full-size working refrigerator, working mini-fridge. Amazon wish list here.
What we do: Aid in restoring the lives of women with children recovering from substance abuse.
Wish list: Grocery gift cards, gas gift cards, Walmart/Target gift cards, Christmas gifts for women and children.
To donate: Anna Edwards, 336-286-7622, Ext. 3 or email@example.com.
Golfing for the Gals
What we do: Spread awareness and raise money for uterine cancer research and care at UNC Lineberger.
Wish list: Monetary donations.
Event: Golfing for the Gals: 8 a.m. Sept. 13, 2020, Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center, The Champions Course, 6275 Bryan Park Road, Browns Summit.
To donate: Make checks payable to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center or LCCC and mail to: UNC Medicine Development, Attn: Elizabeth Rubio, P.O. Box 1050, Chapel Hill N.C. 27514. Write Golfing for the Gals on the memo line. Or visit https://give.classy.org/golfingforthegals.
Greensboro History Museum
What we do: Celebrate Greensboro’s local culture and place in American history.
Wish list: To help collect and preserve artifacts and stories of organized protest in Greensboro as part of Project Democracy 20/20, signs, clothing, stories and photos from the Women’s March or any large protest that has taken place in the city during the past decade. Cash donations as well.
To donate: Contact Museum Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart at 336-373-2306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greensboro Urban Ministry
What we do: Provide food, shelter and solutions to individuals fighting poverty and those experiencing homelessness.
Wish list: Gift cards to grocery stores, gift cards for Pathways Center family shelterto purchase needed supplies for children and adults as needed, 10 11-by-14-inch and 10 16-by-20-inch black photo frames for client and volunteer photos to be displayed in office, card-stock paper, gloves and winter hats, bath towels, lamination-pouch document holders, nonperishable food.
To donate: Drop off items between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at the loading dock at 305 W. Gate City Blvd. in Greensboro.
What we do: Save little senior dogs from animal shelters and puppy mills, foster them in private homes, provide comprehensive veterinary care and adoption placement.
Wish list: Gift cards to JoAnn Fabrics, All Pets Considered, Costco, Walmart and Amazon and tax-deductible cash donations.
To donate: Check or PayPal donation, www.paypal.me/h2hrescue. Also, Hart-2-Heart Rescue, P.O. Box 38307, Greensboro, NC 27438 or drop off at Animal Ark Veterinary Hospital, 3205 Brassfield Road, Greensboro. Contact: Jennifer Hart, Hart2heartrescue@gmail.com.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
What we do: Provide patient care, counseling support and education for patients and families impacted by serious illness, loss and change.
Wish list: Chenille socks, soft blankets, silk pillow cases, pet treats, small CD player, battery-operated clip fan, individually-wrapped hard and chocolate candies, lip balm, low fragrance body/hand cream, individually-packaged snacks and small-denomination gift cards to discount stores, fast-food restaurants and drug stores or monetary donations.
To donate: Contact Jane Gibson at 336-478-2511 or email@example.com.
Interactive Resource Center
What we do: Day center for people experiencing homelessness in Greensboro. Offers showers and laundry services, phone and mail services, medical services, job search assistance, a computer lab, job-skills classes, GED classes, veterans support, etc.
Wish list: High efficiency laundry detergent, blankets, toboggans, gloves, scarves, socks, hoodies and coats.
To donate: Bring items between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays to 407 E. Washington St. in Greensboro. 336-332-0824, Ext. 140.
Jan’s Animal Rescue
What we do: Save and re-home cats and dogs from the community and from high-kill shelters in North Carolina. The nonprofit is 100% volunteer-run; every penny they receive goes to help the animals.
Wish list: Monetary donations to go towards veterinarian bills; volunteers to foster and help with transport and at adoption fairs; Purina Cat Chow and Kitten Chow, canned pate cat food, scoopable litter, Purina One canned or dry dog food, gift cards to PetSmart.
To donate: Text 336-509-7573 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick up or drop off at Saturday adoption fairs at the Lawndale PetSmart store in Greensboro.
Junior Achievement of the Triad
What we do: Inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Wish list: Copy paper, toner, branded gear/clothing, office chairs, ergonomic support, high performing laptops with LTE service, security system, patio furniture, HVAC units and paving services.
To donate: Kathy McCrickard, 336-544-4500 or email@example.com.
What we do: Provide school supplies and hygiene products to children in the local community.
Wish list: Book bags, paper, notebooks, pencils, colored pencils, pens, markers, crayons, glue, scissors, hygiene products and socks.
To donate: April Reich, 980-339-2896 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Level Up Parenting
What we do: Transform the mind sets of teen mothers by instilling in them enrichment opportunities that teach them how to excel at parenting.
Wish list: Gifts cards.
To donate: 336-209-5548 or visit Pink Kotur Hair Salon, 1042 Westside Drive in Greensboro or mail to Level Up Parenting, 2508 Corinth Drive, Greensboro NC 27406. Also, http://levelupptg.com.
Music Academy of North Carolina
What we do: Nonprofit community music school whose mission is to enable students of all ages, interests, abilities and backgrounds to discover, develop, realize and express their inherent talent.
Wish list: Piano tuning, copy paper, lobby furniture (couch, chairs, lamps, etc.), video projector, Sherwin Williams gift card, mini-refrigerator, new carpet.
To donate: 336-379-8748, Ext. 109 or email@example.com.
North Carolina African Services Coalition
What we do: Resetting newly arriving refugees and assisting them in integrating to the community through employment, case management, youth mentoring and microenterprise programs.
Wish list: Household items, small appliances, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, lamps, small tables, blankets, sheets and pillowcases, towels, washcloths, school supplies, desktop computer, laptop, $15 Walmart gift cards for student incentives.
NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad
What we do: Promote understanding and respect among all cultures, races and religions through advocacy, education and dialogue.
Wish list: Markers, glue sticks, flip charts, whiteboard, one-inch binders, binder tab dividers, standing desks/standing desk converters, food from local restaurants to feed Anytown volunteers (20 people) during trainings.
To donate: Erika Rain Wilhite, 336-272-0359 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, 713 N. Greene St., Greensboro, NC 27401.
North Carolina Theatre Conference
What we do: Work to strengthen the state’s vibrant theater industry and engage future artists, audiences and advocates.
Wish list: Monetary donations to support spring scholarships for emerging theater artists and theater companies to attend the Producing Gathering professional development conference.
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
What we do: Small business incubator.
Wish list: New carpet for the large classroom, 82 to 86-inch WiFi-enabled television with HDMI input for presentations (Bluetooth would be a bonus), 13 to 15-inch laptop with Windows and HDMI input for facilitator and intern use.
To donate: 336-379-5001.
One Step Further
What we do: Provide educational/support services, court-issues and basic needs assistance, and behavioral/restorative services to adults and youth involved in the court system and individuals experiencing crisis situations.
Wish list: Freezer (new or used), snacks for junior-senior youth life skills classes, volunteers to unload food trucks or make home-bound grocery deliveries, carpet steam cleaner, glucometer and glucose testing strips, digital scales, rakes, brooms, trash bags for community service work crews, passenger vanto transport youth to and from life skills classes and community-service worksites.
To donate: Pat Joyner, 336-275-3699 or email@example.com.
What we do: Support area families with individual mentoring, academic coaching and family coaching.
Wish list: Activity vouchers/gift cards/tickets/memberships for mentors and mentees to do activities (science centers, children’s museums, trampoline parks, laser tag), Office Depot gift cards for office supplies, Michael’s gift cards for training and group mentoring supplies.
To donate: 336-346-3229 or www.121mentoring.org.
PACE of the Triad
What we do: Provide services for older adults including an adult day program and activities, medical care and transportation, rehab therapies and other support.
Wish list: Hats, gloves, scarves, socks, grocery store gift cards, arts and craft materials, fabric and yarn and toiletry items (soap, deodorant, lotion, shaving cream, etc.).
Peacehaven Community Farm
What we do: Sustainable farm that connects people with special needs to their community.
Wish list: Gift cards (Lowes, TSC, Walmart), paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, copier paper), minivan, Stihl backpack blower, framing nail gun, Stihl limb chain saw, metric and standard wrench sets, 8-foot ladder, clamps, channel locks. Milwaukee M18 ½ inch impact gun, LED lights on stands.
To donate: Call 336-449-9900 or visit www.peacehavenfarm.org.
Reidsville Outreach Center
What we do: Provide nutritious food to families and individuals in need of such in Rockingham County.
Wish list: Monetary and food donations plus hats and gloves for people waiting in the cold to receive food.
To donate: 336-342-7770 or ROC, P.O. Box 773, Reidsville, NC 27323.
Safe Zone High Point
What we do: LGBTQ+ organization with a mission to promote equality and safety for all by facilitating educational opportunities for all community members, offering support groups for shared identities, hosting social events and more.
Wish list: Flip charts, easel, white board, cork board(s), book shelves, literature holders, conference room table/chairs, office desk, office chair, folding chairs, folding tables, file cabinet, media cart, podium, utility cart, projector screen, water cooler, small refrigerator, microwave, canopy tent, board games.
Senior Resources of Guilford
What we do: Serve seniors and their families by advocating and providing supportive services that enhance the independence, health and quality of life for seniors.
Wish list: Canned foods, toiletry items, blankets, hats, scarves, gloves, puzzle books and reusable shopping bags for the annual Santa For Seniors Program. The Portable Pet Provisions Program needs monetary donations and Purina dog and cat food. Yoga mats, exercise balls, drumsticks and free weights are needed for the Senior Center.
To donate: Drop items off at at 1401 Benjamin Parkway or call 336-373-4816.
Shepherd’s Center of Greensboro
What we do: Help older adults pursue independent and active lives of purpose.
Wish list: Gift certificates for car wash, gas cards, grocers or restaurants, four-drawer locking file cabinet, two laptops with 1T storage and Windows 10, room air cleaner with Hepa filter, iPads or Android tablets, notebooks ½-inch or larger, colored printer papers, rolling computer chairs (six/classroom), donations toward class scholarships, volunteers to drive seniors for grocery and essential shopping.
To donate: Mail or deliver to Shepherd’s Center, 302 W. Market St., Room 103, Greensboro, N.C. 27401 or visit www.shepctrg.org/ways-to-support-scg/.
What we do: Provide support and assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Wish list: Women's (size large) sweatshirts, sweatpants, jeans, long sleeve shirts, coats, gloves/scarf set, personal care items. Men's (sizes large and 2XL) sweatshirts, sweatpants, jeans, long sleeve shirts, coats, gloves, personal-care items.
To donate: 336-587-2437 or Sylvanglade Services, 108 Winola Court, Greensboro, NC 27409.
The Almond Connection
What we do: Serve marginalized men and women in Guilford County to ensure they become self-sufficient and productive after incarceration.
Wish list: GTA bus passes, gas cards, grocery-store gift cards, free/minimal rental office space for operations and cell phones.
To donate: www.thealmondconnection.org or 2104 Shepherd Watch Court, Unit #C Greensboro, N.C. 27403.
What we do: Help low-income, first-generation college students prepare, enroll in college and find career positions after graduation.
What we do: Furniture to furnish space (desks and chairs, etc.), small retail space, fax machine/printer, used desktop/laptops, dry-erase board, composition books, binders, file cabinet, projector/monitor screen, used bus/van for college tours.
To donate: David Brown, 336-307-5582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What we do: Year-round camp in Randleman serving children with serious illnesses and chronic medical conditions.
Wish list: Balloons, blue painters tape, brooms, dustpans, mops, buttons, craft feathers, crepe paper, electronic keyboard, googly eyes, hair clips and ties, hair combs and brushes, jumbo popsicle craft sticks, label stickers, laminating sheets, name tag sheets compatible with Avery template 5392, sequins, permanent markers, white card stock and reusable, re-sealable zipper storage bags (any size).
To donate: 336-498-9055.
What we do: Provide day programs for adults living with dementia/Alzheimer’s and caregiver support programs in Guilford County.
Wish list: Volunteers at High Point location, WalMart, Amazon or VISA gift cards (supplies, field trips), kitchen island, picture frames, X-Box Kinect games, tablets (Fire Tablet, Ipad, Samsung, etc.), DVD player with remote, laptop, Roku Express, microscope (science club), Egyptian cotton towels, drumsticks, exercise balls, rolling cart, subscription to Reminisce magazine.
To donate: Donations can be mailed or dropped off at The Memory Care Center, 2701 Henry St., Greensboro, N.C. 27405. 336-814-4910.
What we do: Recycle used cars and repair them for economically vulnerable families and individuals who are referred by a partner agency.
Wish list: Motor vehicles.
To donate: wheels4hope.org.
Women’s Resource Center of Greensboro
What we do: Promote the self-reliance of women by assessing needs, providing services and acting as a gateway to community resources.
Wish list: Multiple disc CD player, coffee pods for Keurig coffee maker (plain), electric pencil sharpener, door prizes (small gifts or gift certificates for networking sessions), copy paper – white and colors, three-hole punch copy paper – white only, gift cards to Office Depot or Staples, ½-inch view binders – white only.
To donate: Drop items off Mondays-Thursdays at 628 Summit Ave. in Greensboro. Contact Ashley Brooks 336-275-6090, Ext. 220 or Ashley@WomensCenterGSO.org.
You Can Vote
What we do: Train and mobilize volunteers to educate and register all eligible North Carolina citizens to be able to cast their ballot. Non-partisan.
Wish list: Office supplies/furnishing (standing desk, mountable dry-erase board, printer, etc.).
What we do: Work to unleash the dreams, power and tenacity of youth, teen and young adult moms, female entrepreneurs, families who would otherwise face homelessness and the under-served in this community.
Wish list: Bus passes, gas cards, diapers sizes 1-6, baby wipes, latex-free gloves, disinfectant wipes, alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, Renuzit refills, tissues, markers (dry erase, coloring), dry marker eraser, plastic sleeves, business paper cutter, industrial size hole puncher, post it notes, color card stock paper, construction paper, graph paper, pencils/erasers and paint.
To donate: Bring items by appointment or between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays to 1807 E. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro. 336-273-3461.