Community Wish List

Each year, Impact100 members visit many local nonprofits as part of our vetting process and proposal review. Members value site visits for the opportunity they provide to learn first-hand about nonprofit organizations’ work, the needs of the community, and the dedicated directors and staff behind the organization.

Organizations that receive a site visit are invited to submit a Community Wish List and may include items such as goods for community recipients, in-kind donations for office or program use, or volunteer opportunities.

Lists from organizations we visited in the last grant cycle are below. Please consider supporting these very worthy organizations!


Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County

Contact: Catherine Binz, Director of Development

Phone: 610.344.0226

Email: cbinz@ccmchc.org

Wishlist Items:

  1. Baby items for Baby Bundles provided to Healthy Start participant mothers and their babies ages 0-2:
    • diapers size 1-6
    • baby wipes
    • clothes NB-12 months
    • baby soap
    • baby shampoo
    • baby powder
  2. Bilingual (Spanish) children’s books, new and used, for children ages birth to five enrolled in our Healthy Start and Family Center programs

Youth Service, Inc.

Contact: Dan Brightcliffe

Phone: 215-222-3262, x1029

Email: dbrightcliffe@ysiphila.org

Wishlist Items:

  1. Umbrellas
  2. Shower Shoes (adult sizes) and Shower Caddies (soft sided)
  3. Single Bed Blankets
  4. Hair Brushes/Combs (all sizes)
  5. New fall/winter clothing items (all ages/sizes), including jackets (all ages/sizes)
  6. Backpacks for school-aged children

Scribe Video Center

Contact: Alexia Chororos, Development Director

Phone: 215-222-4201

Email: alexia@scribe.org

Wishlist Items:

  1. 6 to 8 foot Conference Table
  2. Camera donations – DSLR with video capabilities, mirrorless cameras, and digital video camcorders that shoot in DV or HDV formats and record on cards
  3. Computers – iMac (2014 or newer, 21” or 27” screen), MacBook laptop (Pro or Air – 2014 or newer, any size)
  4. Camera Supplies – tripods, light kits, projectors, microphones, speakers, mini DV deck, field monitors, audio mixers, flash drives, card readers
  5. Volunteer to serve on the Board of Directors

University City Arts League

Contact: Annette Monnier, Executive Director

Phone: 215-382-7811

Email: director@ucartsleague.org

Wishlist Items:

  1. 19″-24″ flat screen TV as a signage solution for our front lobby (used okay as long as it has hdmi and usb hook-ups) and TV mount
  2. Paper — drawing paper, regular office paper, any paper (we need and use it all!)
  3. Fabric scraps for sewing classes
  4. Microwave for our staff room (used is fine as long as it works!)
  5. Hot glue guns and glue sticks
  6. Sharpie markers

Bartram’s Garden

Contact: June Mansfield, Development Coordinator

Phone: 215.729.5281 x107

Email: jmansfield@bartramsgarden.org

Wishlist Items:

  1. Volunteers on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM from March through November, weather permitting (to register: https://bartramsgarden.org/support/volunteer/)

ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships

Contact: Justin Ennis, Executive Director

Phone: 215-545-2727 x 15

Email: jennis@phillyasap.org

Wishlist Items:

  1. Volunteer debate judges at ASAP’s High School Debate League, Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm November through February at Central High School, 1700 W. Olney Avenue (no debate experience is required; volunteers must complete background checks and a one-hour training prior to judging)
  2. Gently used tech equipment: a digital camera to document events, laptops to help staff collect student data and surveys while at ASAP events
  3. Gently used office chairs and filing cabinets to replace what has fallen into disrepair
  4. Networking: seeking introductions to venues to host one of ASAP’s youth events and/or local businesses to sponsor one of ASAP’s events

Fleisher Art Memorial

Contact: Jamie Hughes

Phone: 215-922-3456 ext. 350

Email: jhughes@fleisher.org

Wishlist Items:

  1. Canon Pixma-Pro 10 Printer for our digital lab
  2. Art Rack/Shelving to store artwork created by children and adults
  3. Outdoor Heater for outside art-making events

Greener Partners

Contact: Meg MacCurtin

Phone: 610-584-6580, ext. 701

Email: meg.maccurtin@greenerpartners.org

Wishlist Items:

  1. Two Greener Partners’ branded shirts for each of our 10 staff to wear when we are delivering our farm and food education programs in communities throughout the region from Print Natural ($260 gift certificate to Print Natural, a Philly-based company that uses eco-friendly inks that aren’t harmful to the environment and Fair Trade cotton)

Children’s Crisis Treatment Center

Contact: John Moeller, Director of Development

Phone: 215-496-0707 x1938

Email: john.moeller@cctckids.org

Wishlist items:

  1. Therapeutic Nursery: Play-doh, Crayons and Markers – washable, Glitter for slime and Glitter shakers, Barbie dolls, Sesame Street dolls, Hot wheels cars and Hot wheels race track, Musical instruments, Doctor toys and dress up kits, Hula hoops, School Sidewalk chalk, Puzzles, Board Games, Tea sets, Shopping carts & food items, Footballs, basketballs, and jump ropes, Extra pairs of pants, socks, and underwear; size: Preschool/Toddler
  2. Outpatient Department: Animal and people figurines, Paint materials, Clay materials, Board games (Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Jenga, etc.), Legos and blocks
  3. Trauma Services Department: doll house, doll house furniture, play kitchen, white baby dolls, African American baby dolls, superhero figures, toy phone
  4. Annual toy drive: Volunteers to help wrap presents in December at a Wrapping Party

Need in Deed

Contact: Wendy-Anne Roberts-Johnson

Phone: 215-964-9020

Email: wendy-anne@needindeed.org

Wishlist items:

  1. One fire proof cabinet for securing records
  2. Resource Books for NID Staff Development (1 copy each): Multiplication is for White People: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit, We Want to Do More Than Survive:  Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom:  Bettina Love, When the World is on Fire: Teaching What Matters in Perilous Times:  Lisa Delpit, Shout, Laurie Halse Anderson, The Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools, Yvette Jackson, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism, Robin Diangelo, The White Architects of Black Education, William H. Watkins, Racial Equations, Math, Literacy and Civil Rights- Robert P. Moses, Feminism is for Everybody, bell hooks, The History of Institutional Racism in US Public Schools, Susan DuFresne, Teach Freedom Education for Liberation in the African American Tradition by Charles M. Payne , of The Lost Education of Horace Tate by Vanessa Siddle Walker 

Face to Face

Contact: Suzanne O’Grady Laurito, Grants and Events Manager

Phone: 215-849-0179 ext. 312

Email: suzanne@facetofacegermantown.org

Wishlist items:

  1. Volunteer on our Turkey Trot committee: planning the 5-mile run Thanksgiving along Forbidden Drive in Fairmount Park
    • Skills/experience: race knowledge, marketing, and/or sponsorship solicitation
    • Three evening meetings and tasks on own time
  2. Breakfast volunteers – Mondays, Fridays -9-10:30am & Sundays-10:30-12, help with preparing and serving breakfast
  3. Volunteers with the following skills: Web design, content marketing, and graphic design
  4. Touch screen computer for Legal Center so clients can sign off on documents
  5. Coffee
  6. Deodorant, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream, and lotion
  7. Adult sweatpants, sweatshirts, scrubs, and T-shirts

Philadelphia Children’s Alliance

Contact:  Amy Leach, Development Director

Phone:    267-546-3822

Email: amy@philachildrensalliance.org

Wish List Items:

  1. Snack food/non-perishable food items, i.e. juice boxes, granola bars, breakfast bars, peanut butter crackers
  2. K-Kups, powdered creamer, sugar, non-sugar sweetener, coffee cups, water cups, stirrers
  3. Baby wipes, pull-ups, lice kits
  4. Art supplies, i.e. crayons, markers, beads, tempera paint sticks, butcher paper

WOAR

Contact: Dina Stonberg

Phone: (610) 580-6400

Email address: dina@woar.org

Wishlist items:

  1. Supplies to help us outfit a podcasting studio:

Preamp Cloudlifter (4), Dynamic Mic Rode Procaster (4), Headphones Beyerdynamic DT 990 (4), XLR Cables GLS Audio 12ft (6pk), Mic Stand Rode PSA 1 Boom Arm (4), Shock Mount Rode PSM1 (4), Acoustic Foam Pro Studio Acoustics 2″x12″x12″ (12pk) (6), Base Trap Foamily 12″x12″x12″ (4pk) (3), Production RodeCaster Pro, Backup Recorder Zoom H4N Pro, DAW, Reaper, Table Tribesigns Computer Desk, Laptop Stand Fleximounts 2-in-1 Monitor Arm


Philadelphia Academies, Inc.

Contact: Cheryl Lafferty, Chief of Staff

Phone: 215-546-6300 x108

Email: CLafferty@academiesinc.org

Wishlist items:

  1. Business partners from a wide variety of industries who would consider serving on one of our High School Advisory Councils
    • Councils meet 3-4 times a year to advise schools on relevant curriculum and industry trends, assist with Work-Based Learning opportunities, support students and teachers through events such as Career Days, Industry Tours, Master Classes, etc.
  2. Business partners who are particularly interested in supporting our new work with 6-8th grades students through Advisory Councils, one-time volunteer opportunities, or providing Work-Based Learning opportunities
  3. Career Speakers for Middle or High School Classes / Career Days
  4. Hosts for an industry site tour or job shadowing day at your office / place of work
  5. Volunteers to serve as Mock Interviewers for Interview Expo (Date TBD – usually one day in late April from 9-1pm)
    • This event involves students experiencing at least 3 mock interviews with industry professionals in preparation for summer internship and job interviews
  6. Certificate paper for printing certificates for award winners and program participants

Updated 9/2019