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After 5: The Nonprofit Wish List

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Keeping with the giving spirit of Christmas/the holidays, Springfield Business Journal asked area nonprofits to share their most critical needs.

AIDS Project of the Ozarks
• Money
• Personal care items/toiletries for our pantry
• A mobile testing van
• Underwriters for awareness and outreach events
• Organizations to adopt APO and stock the pantry
Contact: ceceliahavens@hotmail.com or (417) 881-1900

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks
• Men to serve as Big Brothers for more than 50 boys on a waiting list for mentors
• Donations of office and cleaning supplies such as copy paper, envelopes and file folders
• Phone and data systems for 11 new offices as BBBS expands its building
• In-kind service donations for general maintenance, mechanical services, trash removal or cleaning
• Donor database to aid in securing donations and supporting current donors
Contact: ggambon@bigbro.com or (417) 889-9136

Children’s Miracle Network of CoxHealth
• $30,000 in funding for the CAREMobile to provide immunizations, well-child checkups, referrals to specialty care and physicals to children in need.
• $10,000 for the special needs fund, providing direct assistance to families with children whose medical needs are not covered by insurance or Medicaid.
• $25,000 for a nitric oxide machine for children in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.
• Sponsorships in various amounts for fundraising events and campaigns
• Books, games, a PlayStation 3, laptop computers or movies for the pediatric floor.
Contact: rhiannon.edwards@coxhealth.com or (417) 269-6853.

CoxHealth Foundation
• Donations to the Good Samaritan Fund, which helps families with their medical bills. More than 100 applications are received each month, but funding is available for about 20.
• Donations to the Cancer Services Fund, which helps cancer patients with needs not covered by Medicare, Medicaid and insurance. This fund provides for several needs, including Ensure nutritional supplements, wigs, mastectomy supplies, meals and transportation to treatment.
Contact: lisa.alexander@coxhealth.com or (417) 269-7109

Springfield Regional Arts Council/Creamery Arts Center
• Large mirror for visual arts classroom
• A marquee-like sign with changeable letters
• A restaurant-style rolling cart to serve snacks to children
• A small glass display case for samples of class projects
Contact: leah@springfieldarts.org or (417) 862-2787

Good Samaritan Boys Ranch
• Shuffleboard table for game room
• Books for our library – suggested titles include “The Gift” and “Fang” by James Patterson; “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books by Jeff Kinney and “The Gatekeepers” series by Anthony Horowitz
• Volunteers to visit boys at the ranch who have no family
• Seven computers for dorms
• 2010 encyclopedias
Contact: jconway@ranchlife.org or (417) 376-2238

GYN Cancers Alliance
• Lap quilts for new members in treatment
• Silent auction items for our second annual Chips Against Cancer casino night and poker tournament, to be held Jan. 21 at the Tower Club
•Wal-Mart gift cards for members in need
• Volunteers to paint our office
• City Utilities gift certificates to help with members’ utility bills
Contact: shanda@gynca.org or (417) 869-2220.

Springfield Victory Mission
• Cash donations
• Volunteers
• Donations of business inventory
• Gifts of appreciated stock
• A 16-foot box truck
Contact: info@victorymission.com or (417) 831-6387

The Kitchen Inc.
• Unrestricted financial contributions
• New box truck to pick up donated food and furniture
• New roof for The Missouri Hotel
• Improvements to the ground source heating/cooling system at the KIND Place apartments
• Resources for weekly/monthly donations of meat and fresh produce
Contact: kkutz@thekitcheninc.org or (417) 225-7416

Ozarks Food Harvest
• Monetary donations to the Weekend Backpack Program – donations received before Feb. 28 will be matched by Community Foundation of the Ozarks
• Weekday volunteers to inspect, sort, and repackage food donations for distribution
• Hosts for community food drives to collect protein-rich nonperishable food items
• Food donations for the Kids Café and Mobile Food Pantry programs
• Sponsors for Hungerthon, the annual radio fundraising campaign
Contact: lneddenriep@ozarksfoodharvest.org or (417) 865.3411, ext. 110

Rainbow Network
• School supplies – $100
• Medicines – $75
• Send a student to school for one month – $25
• Micro-loan funding to start family businesses – $150
• Homes for needy Nicaraguans – $25 per cement block, $4,000 for a house
Contact: rowen@redarcoiris.net or (417) 889-8088

Convoy of Hope
• Cash donations
• Bulk food donations
• Bulk water donations
• Bulk cleaning supplies
• Volunteers
Contact: jnene@convoyofhope.org or (417) 823-8998[[In-content Ad]]

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