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Giving List

The following is a list of local agencies that are seeking donations for the holiday season.

Monetary donations and gift cards

Refugees Read Inc., 1480 E. Hanselman Road, Angola

Phone: 260-316-8105

Website: www.refugeesread.org

Purpose: To empower refugee, displaced and hosting communities around the world through promoting literacy and education

Needs: Monetary donations to ship a cargo container of books donated from northeastern Indiana to a refugee camp in Uganda; total cost $5,000

Drop off: Mail to address above

Anthony Wayne Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, 8315 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-432-9593

Purpose: To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law

Needs: Monetary donations to pay $16 Scout membership registration fee

Drop off: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Fraternal Order of Police Wayne Lodge 14, 2125 Olladale Drive, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-434-9112

Purpose: To supply Allen County children in need with clothing and toys for Christmas

Needs: Monetary donations; total need $20,000

Drop off: Mail to address above

Project Linus, Fort Wayne/NE Indiana Chapter, 1711 Greythorn Drive, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-479-6595

Website: www.bestlinus.org

Purpose: To provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans

Needs: Monetary donations toward a new air conditioning unit for the Project Linus House; total need $2,200

Drop off: Checks can be mailed to Project Linus c/o Peggy Albertson, 1711 Greythorn Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46815

The Disorderly Bear Den, 424 Archer Ave., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-409-9886

Purpose: Teddy bears to children in trauma situations and lonely adults in the Fort Wayne area

Needs: Monetary donations

Drop off: Mail to address above

Whitington Homes and Services for Children and Families, 2423 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-745-9431, ext. 106

Purpose: To develop independent life skills that lead to self-sufficient families

Needs : Gift cards to Walmart, Meijer, Kroger, Kmart and movie tickets

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

SCAN Inc., 500 W. Main St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-421-5000, ext. 2237

Website: www.scaninc.org

Purpose: To eliminate the abuse and neglect of children through family services, education and community partnerships

Needs: Gift cards and gas cards

Drop off: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

St. Andrews Soup Kitchen, 2714 New Haven Ave., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-423-6326

Purpose: Provide soup, bread and food items to families in need

Needs: Monetary donations; donation receipts are available

Drop off: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, 1101 Lafayette St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-426-1217

Purpose: Provides nourishing meals seven days a week to low-income families in the Fort Wayne area

Needs: Monetary donations

Drop off: Mail to address above

Community Center of Caring Food Pantry, 113 W. Fifth St., Auburn

Phone: 260-925-0917

Purpose: To serve the needs of the poor and impoverished

Needs: Monetary donations

Drop off: Mail to address above

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, 999 E. Tillman Road, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-447-3696

Website: www.communityharvest.com

Purpose: Seeking to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources

Needs: Gas cards, monetary donations

Drop off: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Cedars HOPE Inc., 527 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-420-3507

Purpose: Permanent housing for women who are homeless and have a serious mental illness

Needs: Gift certificates for Wal-Mart, office stores, gas stations or recreational activities for the women

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or by mail

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, 1316 Broadway, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-422-6618

Purpose: People of faith working together to support and enrich lives

Needs : 10 Ride bus tickets, $50 to sponsor a family’s December food allocation

Drop off: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays

Ave Maria House, 432 E. Madison St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-705-1690

Purpose: To provide a day shelter for homeless and those in need of socialization; men and women who visit the shelter can shower, do laundry, search for work on a computer and have coffee and food

Needs: Monetary donations

Drop off: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at Ave Maria House; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church office

Saint Martin’s Soup Kitchen, 300 W. Houston St., Garrett

Phone: 260-357-3472

Purpose: Serving hot meals to anyone in need

Needs: Monetary donations

Drop off: 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, call ahead for additional drop off times

Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc., P.O. Box 13265

Phone: 260-710-2163

Purpose: Provide for the Christmas needs and desires of needy families by providing gifts and food, personal-hygiene items and cleaning products to families and individuals; all 359 Allen County families have been adopted this year

Needs: Monetary donations

Drop off: Send to address above

Hope in a Handbag Inc., P.O. Box 5175, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-416-0686

Website: www.hopeinahandbag.org

Purpose : Support mastectomy patients with a “necessities bag” which gives information and supplies to aid recovery from breast cancer; cost of each bag is $50

Needs: Monetary donations

Drop off: Mail to address above

Interfaith Hospitality Network, 2925 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-458-9772

Website: www.ihnfamily.org

Purpose: Shelter, meals, comprehensive case management and compassionate ongoing support for homeless families

Needs: Gas cards, Wal-Mart, Meijer, Kmart, Kroger gift cards

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; call ahead for other times

Operation U.S. Troop Support Inc., P.O. Box 80473, Fort Wayne

Email: operationustroop support@live.com

Purpose: To provide U.S. soldiers serving overseas and injured soldiers recovering stateside with needed items

Needs: Monetary donations for shipping costs

Drop off: Mail to address above

Center for Nonviolence, 235 W. Creighton Ave., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-456-4112

Website: www.centerfornv.org

Purpose: Education, support and advocacy to end domestic and other forms of violence while modeling equality and power sharing

Needs: Bus passes, gas cards, gift cards for groceries, movie tickets, gift certificates for women

Drop off: Mail to address above

Rose Home, 2208 Wayne Trace Ave., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-424-1600

Purpose: Structured, Christian atmosphere for drug/alcohol addicted women

Needs: Gas gift cards

Drop off: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

Northeast Indiana Burn Council, 800 Broadway, Suite 301

Phone: 260-444-3636

Website: www.burncouncil.org

Purpose: To help children, adults and families affected by a burn

Needs: Gas cards in multiple denominations, donations to help purchase burn-specific garments and dressings for those without insurance

Drop off: Call ahead for drop off information

YWCA Northeast Indiana, 1610 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-424-4908, ext. 287

Website: www.ywca.org/NEIN

Purpose: Eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all

Needs: Gift cards to restaurants, Best Buy, Target, Aeropostale, Gap

Drop off: Call ahead for drop off times

Headwaters Counseling, 2712 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-744-4326

Website: www.familychildren.org

Purpose: Promoting and developing healthy relationships in individuals, families and communities

Needs: Monetary donations

Drop off: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon Fridays

Living Luke’s Legacy, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3706 S. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-416-1529

Purpose: To promote education and employment in Fort Wayne, and to assist in providing health care for individuals with chronic conditions who are ineligible for other medical care

Needs: Gift cards for printer toner, gift cards to local pharmacies

Drop off: 9 a.m. Monday through Friday at the church office

Homebound Meals Inc., 611 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-422-3296

Website: www.homeboundmealsfw.org

Purpose: Enhance the quality of life of the homebound community by delivering hot, nutritional meals and visits of volunteer drivers

Needs: Monetary donations

Drop off: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or Umber’s Do it Best stores during business hours

Lutheran Social Services of Indiana, 330 Madison St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 2660-426-3347, ext. 324

Website: www.LSSIN.org Purpose: Providing services to empower individuals and families to move toward social, emotional and spiritual wholeness

Needs: Gift cards for gasoline, groceries, CVS/Walgreens, etc.

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 to 11 a.m. Friday

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne Inc., 3636 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-471-5802, ext. 100

Website: www.mustardseedfortwayne.com

Purpose: Household furnishing to families and individuals as they rebuild their lives from disaster, personal tragedy or other misfortunes

Needs: Gas cards, gift cards to Kohls, Meijer’s, Target, Wal-Mart, monetary donations

Drop off: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

RSVP of DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties, 107 W. Fifth St., Auburn

Phone: 260-925-0917

Purpose: RSVP improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteerism

Needs: Monetary donations

Drop off: Mail to address above

Partnering with Families, 7501 Hessen Cassel Road, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-441-9517

Purpose: Empowering families and children in attaining excellence in education and enhancing personal growth and positive family dynamics

Needs: Gift cards, monetary donations for gas and clothing, bus passes, funding for in-house GED program and parenting classes

Drop off: Mail to address above

Homeless and low-income needs

Cedars HOPE Inc., 527 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-420-3507

Purpose: Permanent housing for women who are homeless and have a serious mental illness

Needs: Copy paper, envelopes

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or by mail

Matthew 25, Inc., 413 E. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-426-3250

Purpose: To provide free primary health care services to uninsured, low-income residents of Allen County

Needs: Tylenol, Kleenex and copier paper

Drop off: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County, 602 E. Wayne St., Fort Wayne

Phone : 260-422-3528

Purpose: To meet the tangible needs of those in need to relieve the stress of poverty

Needs: Delivery van to be used by ministries including the Neighborhood Food Network, A Baby’s Closet, Rising Stars and Military Families

Drop off: Call ahead to arrange delivery

Helping Hands, 275 Martin St., Rome City

Phone: 260-351-3053

Purpose: Assisting people in need from Orange and Johnson Townships

Needs: Clothing, toiletry items

Drop off: Starting at noon Thursdays, 276 Martin St., Rome City

Friends of the Poor, 611 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-422-6821

Purpose: To provide employment training for low income adults in retail clerk, bookkeeping, graphic arts, building maintenance and shipping and receiving; also markets handmade crafts

Needs: Commercial-style drip coffee brewer, adult bicycles, forklift, used or new postage stamps, used printer or copy cartridges for recycling, useable medical supplies or small equipment (not expired medications), floor soap, paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning rags

Drop off: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment

The Rescue Mission, 301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-426-7357

Website: www.therescuemission.net

Purpose: Care for men, women and children who are homeless

Needs: Ethnic hair products, baby monitors, new car seats, laundry detergent and whitening agent for laundry, towels (hand, bath and body), linens (twin-sized), pillows, shower shoes/flip flops, alarm clocks, batteries (AA, AAA and 9-volt), baby products, disposable diapers, pack-n-plays, hygiene items, multi-vitamins for kids and adults, calcium, vitamin C, combination locks, cleaning supplies for bathrooms, furniture, etc., men’s athletic socks, gloves, hats and rain ponchos, sweatpants and sweatshirts, hygiene products, disposable razors, underwear (sizes 32-40), twin-sized blankets, chap stick, denture cream, Bandaids and antiseptic wipes

Drop off: Call ahead for drop off times

Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, 1316 Broadway, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-422-6618

Purpose: People of faith working together to support and enrich lives

Needs: Personal hygiene items, snow blower, puzzles and games for older adult programs

Drop off : 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays

Ave Maria House, 432 E. Madison St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-705-1690

Purpose: To provide a day shelter for homeless and those in need of socialization; men and women who visit the shelter shower, do laundry, search for work on a computer or have coffee and donated food

Needs: Sleeping bags, liquid laundry detergent, hygiene products

Drop off: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at Ave Maria House; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Church office

Hope House Inc., 1115 and 1129 Garden St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-424-3711

Website: www.hopehouseinc.us

Purpose: Provide homeless, chemically dependent women with opportunities to pursue recovery and self-sufficiency in a healthy, supportive living environment

Needs: Under-bed plastic storage containers, cleaning supplies, paper products, office supplies, journals and pens, twin-sized sheets, bath and kitchen towels

Drop off: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Saint Martin’s Soup Kitchen, 300 W. Houston St., Garrett

Phone: 260-357-3472

Purpose: Serving hot meals to anyone in need

Needs: Ten bundles of one-sixth-bushel large heavy duty grocery bags, dart food containers and lids, clear containers and lids, plastic sandwich fold top bags, paper towels, toilet paper

Drop off: 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, call ahead for additional drop-off times

Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc., P.O. Box 13265

Phone : 260-710-2163

Purpose: Provide for the Christmas needs and desires of needy families by providing gifts and food, personal hygiene items and cleaning products to families and individuals; all 359 Allen County families have been adopted this year

Needs: Personal hygiene items, cleaning products, paper products

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 26 to 30 at 3674 N. Wells St. in the Wells Commerce Center

Interfaith Hospitality Network, 2925 E. State, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-458-9772

Website: www.ihnfamily.org

Purpose: Shelter, meals, comprehensive case management and compassionate ongoing support for homeless families

Needs: Children’s gloves and hats, bed pillows, twin sheets, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry and dish detergent, disposable diapers, pack-n-plays, cleaning supplies

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; call ahead for additional drop off information

Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 3077 S. Main St., LaOtto

Phone: 260-897-2675

Purpose: Non-food products available to anyone in need

Needs: Diapers, toilet paper, all personal hygiene products, laundry detergent

Drop off: 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays, call ahead for additional drop off information

MISCELLANEOUS

Operation U.S. Troup Support Inc., P.O. Box 80473, Fort Wayne

Email: operationustroop support@live.com

Purpose: To provide U.S. soldiers serving overseas and injured soldiers recovering stateside with needed items

Needs: Wool socks, toiletries, snacks, cards, letters of support and small toys to give to Afghan children

Drop off: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 to Dec. 22 Southwest Allen County Schools, 4824 Homestead Rd., Fort Wayne; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Brain Balance, 7517 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne; normal business hours at Biolife Plasma Service, 7921 Coldwater Rd., Fort Wayne

Whitington Homes and Services for Children and Families, 2423 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-745-9431, ext. 106

Purpose: To develop independent life skills that lead to self-sufficient families

Needs: Bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, pillows, alarm clocks, pots and pan sets, dish towels and cloths, hot pads, sets of silverware, clothes hampers, plastic hangers, storage totes and home organization items, cleaning supplies, brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners, working washers and dryers

Land of Lakes Family Health Services Inc., 317 S. Wayne St., Angola

Phone: 260-665-2403

Purpose: Free medical, dental and vision care to children ages birth to 12 from low- to moderate-income families

Needs: Front desk with round edges, fax with scanner, carpeting for three rooms

Drop off: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, call ahead for additional drop off information

Healthier Moms and Babies, 700 Broadway, Medical Office Building Suite 216, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-425-3348

Website: www.healthiermomsandbabies.org

Purpose: Health education and case-management services to low-income pregnant women and their families

Needs: A point-and-shoot camera, a laptop for presentations

Drop off: Call ahead for drop-off information

Hope Alive, 1747 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-420-6100

Purpose: Bringing hope and encouragement with Christlike love to emotionally hurting people

Needs: Step stool, snow blower, leaf blower, tissues, AA batteries

Drop off: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday; can also leave items on enclosed porch at office entrance

Center for Nonviolence, 235 W. Creighton, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-456-4112

Website: www.centerfornv.org

Purpose: Education, support and advocacy to end domestic and other forms of violence while modeling equality and power sharing

Needs: Gloves, scarves, ChapStick, body and hand lotion, toys for children’s prize box, school supplies, toilet paper, diapers

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Friday; call for other arrangements

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, P.O. Box 5, Huntertown

Phone: 260-633-0049

Purpose: Providing transportation for World War II veterans to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C.

Needs: New or used wheelchairs

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday through Dec. 21 at Waves Hair Salon, 2324 Crescent Ave.; pick up can also be arranged by calling 260-633-0049

Habitat ReStore for Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity, 3837 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-470-4200

Purpose: Provide additional funding to support house building goals; providing low-cost materials for low-income community

Needs: Lawn and garden items, tools, building materials, cabinets, hardware items; volunteers also needed

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday

Rose Home, 2208 Wayne Trace Ave., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-424-1600

Purpose: Structured, Christian atmosphere for drug/alcohol addicted women

Needs: Rubber backed throw rugs for kitchen and bathrooms, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and other paper products, monthly or daily bus passes, non-perishable food items, bath towel sets, kitchen towels

Drop off: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

Northeast Indiana Burn Council, 800 Broadway, Suite 301

Phone: 260-444-3636

Website: www.burncouncil.org

Purpose: To help children, adults and families affected by a burn

Needs: Full-sized sheets, comforters, standard sized pillow cases, bath towels, wash cloths, paper towels, HE-type laundry detergent for Burn Family Suites; a retail establishment to adopt the Burn Council and feature the organization with in-store promotions at multiple locations

Drop off: Call ahead for drop-off information

YWCA Northeast Indiana, 1610 Spy Run Ave., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-424-4908, ext. 287

Website: www.ywca.org/NEIN

Purpose: Eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all

Needs: Children’s toys, full-size personal care items (toiletries), gifts for teenagers, new coats, new winter clothes for children, slippers, winter pajamas

Drop off: Call ahead for drop off information

Allen County Council on Aging’s HandyChore program, 2927 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-246-0060, ext. 321

Purpose : Provides light home repair, snow shoveling and lawn moving to seniors age 60 and older; promoting independence, dignity and advocacy for older adults and people with disabilities

Needs: Lawn mower

Drop off: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 3003 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2869 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-486-6698

Website: www.mda.org

Purpose: Non-profit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy

Needs: Cases of copy/multipurpose paper, reams of legal paper, reams of colored paper, correction tape, pencil sharpener, reusable sticky small sized flags in yellow, red, blue and green, sticky notes, address labels for laser jet printers (30 to a page), name tags for laser jet printers, full-sized refrigerator, shower chairs, wheelchairs, communication devices, sunscreen SPF 30, gallon-sized zipper type plastic bags, hand sanitizer, bug spray, 6-ounce plastic cups

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

Hope in a Handbag Inc., P.O. Box 5175, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-416-0686

Website: www.hopeinahandbag.org

Purpose: Support mastectomy patients with a “necessities bag” which gives information and supplies to aid recovery from breast cancer; cost of each bag is $50

Needs: Packages of men’s 100 percent cotton, large sleeveless undershirt (Hanes A shirt), Cottonelle or Scott pre-moisturized flushable wipes in a hard container

Drop off: Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County, 602 E. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Christmas in Huntertown, Huntertown United Methodist Church Outreach Ministries, 16021 Lima Road, Huntertown

Phone: 260-637-3798

Website: www.huntertownumc.org

Purpose: Serve 300 families not assisted by other Christmas-giving organizations by referral only from area churches, agencies and schools.

Needs: New or gently used games, family-friendly DVDs, decks of cards, hot chocolate and microwave popcorn packages, individual wrapped candy, gifts suitable for children, men, women and teens, gift bags, tissue paper

Drop off: 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday at the Gathering Place donations building, north of the church at 16021 Lima Road, Huntington; can also call ahead at 260-637-3798 or email missions@huntertownumc.org

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutual Drive, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-484-9560

Website: www.cancer-services.org

Purpose: Provide resources, education and support to individuals diagnosed with cancer, to their families and to the community

Needs: Scrapbooking supplies, card stock and envelopes

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Caring About People Inc., 1417 N. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-424-5814 or 800-932-4213

Website: www.caringaboutpeopleinc.net

Needs: Four or five flat screen TVs mounted to group and therapy rooms (two 36 inches and three 50 inches or larger), three outdoor security cameras, two projectors and screens, comfortable furniture for main floor therapy room (couch or loveseat with matching chairs), tile for four bathrooms, four industrial bathroom toilets

Drop off: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays

Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana, 4919 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-456-4534

Purpose: Changing the lives of people with disabilities

Needs: Gently used furniture including couches, chairs and tables, crayons, markers, construction paper, scissors, small toys in original boxes, unused personal hygiene items, puzzle books, typewriter and ribbon, microwave, wall clock, CD player, model cars, art supplies, paints, paper, brushes, game supplies, iPads, Nooks, karaoke machines, music CDs, radios

Drop off: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Living Luke’s Legacy, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 3706 S. Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-416-1529

Purpose: To promote education and employment in Fort Wayne, and to assist in providing health care for individuals with chronic conditions who are ineligible for other medical care

Needs: Lobby furniture including tables and chairs, office supplies including copy paper, pens, tape, staples, bottled water and healthy snacks for clients and families

Drop off: 9 a.m. Monday through Friday at the church office

Homebound Meals Inc., 611 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-422-3296

Website: www.homeboundmealsfw.org

Purpose: Enhance the quality of life of the homebound community by delivering hot, nutritional meals and visits of volunteer drivers

Needs: Copy paper

Drop off: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or Umber’s Do it Best stores during business hours

Headwaters Counseling, 2712 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-744-4326

Website: www.familychildren.org

Purpose: Promoting and developing healthy relationships in individuals, families and communities

Needs: Table and floor lamps

Fort Wayne Center for Learning, 800 Broadway, Suite 215, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-469-3925

Website: www.fwcl.org

Purpose: Help children develop critical learning skills to promote success in school and a positive self-image

Needs: One flat-screen computer monitor, five tablets or iPads, heavy-duty storage shelving, shredder, Clorox wipes, tissues

Drop off: Call ahead for drop off information

Blue Jacket Inc., 2826 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-744-1900

Purpose: Tools and opportunities for adult ex-offenders and other hard-to-employ populations to help them become productive members of society

Needs: Large men’s suits and suit coats (size 50 and up), ties, men’s dress shoes (size 9 and up), large women’s pants and tops (size 20 and up), coats and winter accessories such as scarves, hats and gloves

Drop off: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; call ahead to arrange pickup

Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne Inc., 3636 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-471-5802, ext. 100

Website: www.mustardseedfortwayne.com

Purpose: Household furnishing to families and individuals as they rebuild their lives from disaster, personal tragedy or other misfortunes

Needs: Bedroom furniture, living room furniture, kitchen and dining room tables and chairs, bed linens and blankets of all sizes, bed pillows (unused), bath and kitchen towels, basic kitchen items, volunteers to sort and organize at Mustard Seed; all items need to be in working order and free of rips, tears, stains, cigarette burns and animal hair

Drop off: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; call ahead for pick up of large items

RSVP of DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties, 107 W. 5th St., Auburn

Phone: 260-925-0917

Purpose: RSVP improves lives, strengthens communities, and fosters civic engagement through service and volunteerism

Needs: New or gently used coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, yarn, batting, thread, backpacks, school supplies including spiral notebooks, rulers, markers, colored pencils, pink erasers, cap erasers, pens, folders, pencils, glue sticks, crayons, loose-leaf paper, scissors, index cards, Post-it notes, etc.

Drop off: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday

Partnering with Families, 7501 Hessen Cassel Road, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-441-9517

Purpose: Empowering families and children in attaining excellence in education and enhancing personal growth and positive family dynamics

Needs: Diapers, cars, computers, children’s books, games and educational materials, projector, Christmas gifts for 15 families, scarves, gloves and coats for children and adults

Drop off: Call ahead for drop off information

Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, 999 E. Tillman Road, Fort Wayne

Phone: 260-447-3696

Website: www.communityharvest.com Purpose: Seeking to alleviate hunger through the use of donated food and other resources

Needs: Printer and copier paper, new truck tires, paper products such as diapers, toilet paper, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, adult incontinence products

Drop off: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

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