Town Talk Features

Charity Wish List 2018: Part 2

In this season of giving, Town&Style has contacted local charities to ask what’s on their wish lists. It’s important to remember those who could use a helping hand during our season of joy and celebration. Why not add a few of these items to your shopping list to help make the holiday season a little brighter for others?

Burundi Miracle Project
Mission: To support the forgotten children of Burundi, Africa, by providing meals, shelter, education and medical care
Items Needed: Broken or unused jewelry (gold, sterling silver or platinum), gold or silver coins or bars, unwanted sterling silver flatware or serving pieces
Drop Location: 695 Hawbrook Ave.; for secure drop off, please text 314.504.0335 Contact: Brookie Moore, 314.504.0335

The Center For Head Injury Services Project
Mission: To help people with brain injuries, autism and other disabilities reach their maximum potential by developing skills, creating opportunities and shaping brighter futures
Items Needed: White noise machines, tablets, laptops, adult-sized sweatpants
Drop Location: 11828 Lackland Road, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through FridayContact: Sue Kaiser, 314.983.9230

Covering House
Mission: To provide refuge and restoration using the least restrictive environment for sexually exploited and trafficked children and teens, offering safety, dignity and freedom
Items Needed: Toaster; griddle; ricer; Dutch oven; waffle maker; 18-gallon plastic containers; large, locking file cabinets; comfy chairs; industrial refrigerator; industrial dishwasher with sanitizer
Drop Location: Call 314.962.3450 to arrange dropoff.

Crown Center For Senior Living
Mission: To honor Jewish values and traditions; to provide affordable, high-quality living and services to enable residents to flourish independently; and to create inspiring programming to enable all community seniors to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle
Items Needed: Watercolor supplies (e.g., paints, brushes, papers, pencils); 12-inch square canvases, carrageenan paper marbling kit
Drop Location: 8350 Delcrest Drive, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Contact: Randi Schenberg, 314.991.2055

Mission: To move vulnerable children in the direction of hope by delivering comprehensive therapeutic and educational services to support biological, foster and adoptive families
Items Needed:Games of all varieties, new toys for children of all ages, winter clothing for all ages (e.g., mittens, gloves, hats, scarves)
Drop Location: 3309 S. Kingshighway Blvd., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Contact: Karen Grant, 314.534.9350, ext. 1325,

Forte! Chamber Orchestra Sr. Louis
Mission: To perform music to delight its audience, challenge its members and benefit the community
Items Needed: Orchestral sheet music, music stands, highquality audio and video recordings of its concerts
Drop Location: Dropoff by appointment only
Contact: Chris Pallozola, 636.256.3572

Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition 
Mission: To create permanency in foster children’s lives by recruiting and supporting foster and adoptive families in the metropolitan St. Louis region
Items Needed:Plug-in night lights, bubbles, diapers (all sizes) and Pull-Ups (especially larger sizes)
Drop Location: 1750 S. Brentwood Blvd., Ste. 210
Contact: 314.367.8373

Home Works! 
Mission: To partner families and teachers for students’ success
Items Needed: Books, especially elementary level; tools for home learning (e.g., flash cards, academic activities, work books, rulers, flash drives), school supplies (e.g., notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, dry erase markers, sticky notes, stickers, index cards), math materials (e.g,, protractors, calculators, math games and activities)
Drop Location: 1968 Innerbelt Business Center Drive, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Contact: Amoni Henderson, 314.325.9506, ext. 104

Let Me Run – St. Louis 
Mission: To inspire boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, build healthy relationships and live an active lifestyle
Items Needed: Volunteer coaches (register online at, bullhorn or megaphone, a color or black and white printer
Drop Location: Contact Monica Wohlberg to coordinate dropoff or pickup.
Contact: Monica Wohlberg, 314.440.1201,

Lolly’s Place
Mission: To provide quality after-school tutoring and enrichment programs to area students in kindergarten through 6th grade
Items Needed: Computer charging station, Own Voices & Diverse Authors collections (grades 3-5) from BookSource, a desk with drawers
Drop Location: 6800 Washington Ave., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Contact: Rhema Anazonwu, 832.475.7333

Mission: St. Louis
Mission: To empower people to transform their lives, families and neighborhoods
Items Needed:Tools to help with minor home repair, including hand-held tools like hammers, screwdrivers and tape measures; table or skill saws; a trim gun and compressor
Drop Location: 3108 N. Grand Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; pickup can be arranged
Contact: Laura Kleffner, 636.368.7106,

National Kidney Foundation 
Mission: To prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected and increasing the availability of organs for transplantation
Items Needed: Blood pressure cuffs, a hospital scale, 10 ft. by 10 ft. branded tent
Drop Location: 1001 Craig Road, Ste. 480
Contact: Kathleen Davis, 314.852.9412

Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis 
Mission: To provide comfort, care and a home away from home for families of seriously ill children
Items Needed: New, unwrapped holiday gifts for mothers, fathers and teenage children; individually wrapped snack items; high-efficiency laundry detergent
Drop Location: 300 Ronald McDonald House Lane
Contact: Ian Lindquist, 314.773.1100

The Sgt. Bam Foundation 
Mission: To support veterans living with PTSD
Items Needed: Gift cards to grocery stores
Drop Location: 11468 Olive Blvd., Ste. 242
Contact: 888.558.8488

St. Martha’s Hall 
Mission: To help battered women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives
Items Needed: Toilet paper, prepaid cell phones with gift cards, tennis shoes for women
Drop Location: Due to its confidential location, call 314.533.1313 to arrange pickup

Urban Harvest StL 
Mission: To build community around inclusive and resilient local food systems
Items Needed: A new or used van, projector, new or like-new laptops
Drop Location: 3224 Locust St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
Contact: Clare Higgins Siegel, 314.810.6770

Mission: To advocate for the needs of residents living in long-term care settings and to help families better advocate for loved ones to receive the care and services they deserve
Items Needed: Bottled water, copy paper, office supplies
Drop Location: 680 Craig Road, Ste. 245
Contact: Mary Lynn Faunda Donovan, 314.918.8222

Wild Bird Rehabilitation
Mission: To ensure the survival of native songbirds through professional medical care and education about their value and needs
Items Needed: Paper towels, bleach, dish soap
Drop Location: 9624 Midland Blvd., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.; pickup can be arranged
CONTACT: Joe Hoffman, 314.426.6400

Willows Way
Mission:To empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live a life beyond limits through personalized support and community engagement
Items Needed: Comforters and sheets for full- and queen-sized beds, gift cards, Amazon Fire tablets
Drop Location: 800 Friedens Road, Ste. 100, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; pickup can be arranged for larger items
Contact: Melodee Benton, 636.757.0513

The Women’s Safe House
Mission: To provide safe shelter and transitional living services to battered women and their dependent children and to empower them to make informed choices about their futures
Items Needed: Winter coats, boots, scarves, hats, gloves
Drop Location: Due to its confidential location, please email Burgandy Bonser to schedule pickup.
Contact: Burgandy Bonser,; Monica DuBois,; 314.772.4535

Youth In Need
Mission: To build on the strength of children, youth and families so they find safety, hope and success in life
Items Needed: Play-Doh, art supplies (e.g., paint, canvases and craft kits), socks
Drop Location: 1815 Boone’s Lick Road, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; pickup can be arranged for large donations
Contact: Autumn Shepherd, 636.757.9334,