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Charity Wishlist

Hi,

Now that Christmas is fast approaching, :eek: I wondered what's on charity's wishlist. If you run a charity or belong to a charity and know what's needed, please list it here. You never know someone might contact you and donate that very thing.

So please list Charity Name and what's needed e.g. a Van, cooker, website and money/funds (of course but how much for what?) etc
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  • fengirl_2
    fengirl_2 Posts: 4,530 Forumite
    Here is my wishlist for some of the organisations I am currently helping:
    1. Lots of wool for a group of older Sikh ladies who knit for Oxfam and Teddies for Tragedies.
    2. £30,000 for a benefits advice service in a deprived area.
    3. £5,000 for help with employment for a Somali group.
    4. £50,000 for a family centre in a deprived area.
    5. £9000 to refurbish showers in a boxing gym which works with disaffected young people.
    6. £10,000 to update a resource centre for blind people.
    7. £5000 to run a lunch club for Polish elders.
    8. £5000 for outings for a group of people affected by strokes.
    9. £30,000 for a development worker to develop projects in a community centre in an ex mining area
    10. £5000 for music decks for a mobile recording studio working with young people who would otherwise hang around the street.

    And for me:
    1. For the 10 Somali groups in the city in which I work to come to me and say, 'Fen, you are right - please help us to join together and form one organisation.'
    2. For the Compact to be given a statutory basis.
    £705,000 raised by client groups in the past 18 mths :beer:
  • While its a nice idea, all posts on this board must follow the rules of the board which means giving the Charity website and registered number.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.html?t=180867

    This means anyone donating either money or gifts know that it is going to a genuine charity.
  • hannahO wrote: »
    Hi,

    Now that Christmas is fast approaching, I wondered what's on charity's wish list. If you run a charity or belong to a charity and know what's needed, please list it here. You never know someone might contact you and donate that very thing.

    So please list Charity Name and what's needed e.g. a Van, cooker, website and money/funds (of course but how much for what?) etc



    What a fantastic idea. I run Post Pals www.postpals.co.uk which brightens the lives of seriously ill children in the UK, you can read an article about what we do here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/southern_counties/3673782.stm

    Our wish list
    • stamps- 2nd class and 2nd class large although any stamp is a big help
    • for people to log onto our site and send a card, letter, gift or email
    • craft kits suitable for kids or teens
    • anything that can be sent to children or teenagers including unwanted gifts
    • jiffy bags and envelopes
    • printer ink (I will check to see which type we need and edit it into this post)
    • Around 70 pens, I'm doing 2 talks and want to get the people attending writing cards to the kids during it so need a pen for each person
    • Christmas cards
    • Sympathy cards- non religious and suitable for parents who have lost a child
    • Sensory things, quite a few of the children we support have autism or developmental delays, sensory things tend to be out of our budget.
    • Some of these, so far we have only been able to send them to 3 kids but we have more who would benefit http://www.play.com/Gadgets/Gadgets/4-/3469698/Underwater-Light-Show/Product.html
    • Craft robo - ok I know this one is unlikely but we would love to have one. We could make card for the kids in shapes of their name, favourite things, make 3d model kits for the older ones and SO much more! We could also self things like die cuts made with it to our volunteers to raise funds to send more post
    • Elves- we do a shoe box style scheme at Christmas for seriously ill children and their siblings. Details on our website in the next week or two
    • Reindeer- people who are assigned seriously ill child or their siblings and send 9 cards in December, one from each of the reindeer. Details on our website in the next week or two
    • For people to add us to their Facebook. Our name on there is "Post Pals"
    • For people to tell others about us and ask them to log onto www.postpals.co.uk and send a smile

    Thank you!!

    Our website is www.postpals.co.uk email is [EMAIL="info@postpals.co.uk"]info@postpals.co.uk[/EMAIL] and address is Post Pals, PO Box 278, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 4WN
    Best wins in 2013 £200 and Mini iPad. 2014 no wins. 2015 2 nights 5* hotel with £300 vouchers plus £1150 Harrods gift card
    Rehome an unwanted prize or gift with a seriously ill child through Postpals.co.uk
  • pocket_dragon_princess
    pocket_dragon_princess Posts: 31 Forumite
    edited 23 September 2009 at 9:00AM
    We are The Anthony Booth Trust registered charity 1123378
    www.aplasticanaemia.co.uk
    Our wish list would be a van to collect and deliver much needed fundraising items
    A gym mat for our charity bouncy castle
    New unused gifts to take to the hospital xmas day
    100 lanyards
    Stamps to post letters
    Money for our clean room project at The Nottingham City Hospital (more info on web site)
    People organising there own fundraising project for us ;)
    To live in whos hearts love you is to live forever:A
    This will be mine 2009 member 460 kithen& a holiday.
  • shezmit
    shezmit Posts: 781 Forumite
    Our Organisation PREEMIESUK is in need of

    Stamps
    knitting wool
    ribbon
    Buttons

    As all these help us to carry on with what we do and send parcels of knitted goods to Special care baby units throughout the UK
    Knitting for premature babies and babies that are born to soon :T
    TOTAL: 4 SANDS BLANKET, 18 CROCHETED BLANKETS, 4 GOWNS, 2 SLEEPING BAG (PRIVATE REQUEST), 1 BIB, 8 BOOBS, 3 CARDIES, 9 VENTS, 3 KNITTED BLANKETS, 1 PAIR OF BOOTIES, 1 HAT,
  • ktflosspot
    ktflosspot Posts: 1,641 Forumite
    Hi All
    thanks for the thread hannah0 what a great idea.

    CKUK (Common Knowledge)
    Charity Nos: SC036733
    www.ckuk.org.uk

    We are in need of small mens/womens hair/body care samples ( like the ones stuck in magazines)
    Clothes / bags / accessories ( even just to loan ) for a man & woman photoshoot
    Prizes for magazine competitions.

    CK Pose is our newest venture .
    It is a project celebrating diversity and providing positive images using models with learning difficulties.
    Images in magazines and the media do not celebrate the diversity of our population so It will try to change this.

    If anyone can help or point me in the right direction to ask for help I would be more than grateful
    Thank you
    Colette


    :AIt matters not how long a stars shines ,what is remembered is the brightness of it's light.
    JAN Battle attacks cars, 3 VIP althletics tickets, fairtrade choccy .... yum

    Thanks to all posters xxxx
  • sams247
    sams247 Posts: 1,112 Forumite
    First Post Name Dropper First Anniversary
    going to bump this as it seems such a good idea, yet few charities have joined in..........
      To those who are given much, much is expected
    1. http://www.streetwise2000.org.uk/

      The registered number is: 1094449

      At the min I am trying to get together the following for an event next year:

      Books
      Paper & pens
      Flip chart
      Raffle prizes
    2. crazy_girl wrote: »
      http://www.streetwise2000.org.uk/

      The registered number is: 1094449

      At the min I am trying to get together the following for an event next year:

      Books
      Paper & pens
      Flip chart
      Raffle prizes

      Im looking at the team picture on your website. Are you in the picture crazy_girl ?
      When dealing with the CSA its important to note that it is commonly accepted as unfit for purpose, and by default this also means the staff are unfit for purpose.
    3. Im looking at the team picture on your website. Are you in the picture crazy_girl ?

      I'm not one of the officers as I don't work FT for the charity but I think I turn up in a few of the drama pictures as I teach the drama class. I could be in other areas too as I'm a trustee and fundraiser too.
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