La Clinica Cristiana, 3200 Woodward Ave., Muscle Shoals, a free health ministry for uninsured people, especially Hispanics, needs: all sizes of storage containers with lids, quart and gallon size self-closing plastic bags, over-the-counter pain medication for children and adults, cough syrup, fish oil caps, B12, hydrocortisone cream, anti-fungal cream, AccuChek Aviva meters and True Track glucose strips, vacutainer tubes and needles, specimen cups, alcohol pads, tape, pens, note pads, HP ink cartridges 22 and 56, pink and white copier paper, file folders, batteries (AA, AAA, D), button type 2032 for glucose meters and thermometers, bottled water, disposable plates, drinking cups and utensils, paper towels, toilet paper and garbage bags. Clinic held 4:30 p.m. third Saturday; a Hispanic devotional held at 4 p.m. 256-394-1561 or email@example.com
Sister to Sister, a ministry of Word of Truth in Elgin to help abused women and children, needs: deodorant, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine products, diapers and toilet paper. Donation drop-off points: Army Surplus, Rogersville; and Kingdom Kuts, 305 S. Montgomery Ave., Sheffield. Shawn Johnson, director, 256-554-1963, or Shawnjohnson357@yahoo.com
The Blue Door Thrift Store/SCOPE 310, a nonprofit agency that serves adults in the community who are intellectually disabled, needs: gently used clothes, shoes and purses; holiday decorations; kitchen and bath supplies; books; CDs; DVDs; and furniture. Items can be delivered 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 4129 Helton Drive, Florence.
Children’s Museum of the Shoals, a nonprofit organization that offers hands-on, educational experiences for children in its exhibits and programs, needs a flat-screen TV for its science room; round wooden bar stools; child-size basketball goal; riding toys, including train engine and tricycle; early childhood puzzles, books and educational toys; and various items for the Pioneer, Music and Art rooms. 256-765-0500
Singing River Equine Rescue Inc., a rescue dedicated to providing emergency relief, care and rehabilitation for abused, neglected and abandoned equines until they can be adopted, needs: foster homes; donations to its feed bank at Longrider Supply, Seminary Street, Florence; horse quality hay; dewormer; feed; white salt blocks; joint and hoof supplements; corral panels; shavings; and any size halters and horse blankets. 256-415-7701, srer.org or SRER.firstname.lastname@example.org
Discovery Outreach, transitional home for females age 18 and older, needs: paper products for kitchen and bathroom, laundry detergents/supplies, disinfectant spray, cleaning supplies, bleach, copy paper, colored paper, 13-by-9-inch clasp envelopes, pens, file folders, sticky notes, large white poster boards, over-the-counter pain relief medications, umbrellas, batteries (AAA, AA, C, 9V), stationary, envelopes, postage stamps, greeting cards, cameras, gift cards for gas, food and department stores, movie passes, sanitary napkins, tampons, bottled water, self-closing plastic bags, 13- and 55-gallon garbage bags, freezer bags, bandages, first-aid kits, pajamas, house shoes, Bibles, white 1-inch notebooks, spiral notebooks, journals and large pots or pans. Any donated or reduced-cost services such as maintenance for home and vehicle repair and items including vehicle donations, office items, computers, laptops, netbooks and presentation projector. Job services for residents. Susan Blackwell, email@example.com, 256-383-0140 or 256-810-1869
Westminster Interfaith Caring Place, a nonprofit day service center for adults older than 50 with memory loss because of Alzheimer’s or other related disorders needs: disposable 16-ounce cold drink cups; 10- to 13-ounce hot drink cups; 10- and 12-inch dinner plates; colored, not white or clear, plastic disposable utensils; drip-ground “lite” coffee; family size tea bags; granulated sugar; napkins; paper towels; toilet tissue; flushable wet wipes; 55-gallon garbage bags; quart, gallon and two gallon self-closing plastic storage bags; fragrance free laundry detergent; fabric softener dryer sheets; activity program items including gift cards to local hobby and department stores; postage stamps. Located in Brandon Ministry Center, first floor, Florence. 256-275-3800, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
North Alabama Spay Neuter Assistance Association Inc., a humane alliance model nonprofit spay/neuter facility serving North Alabama, needs a variety of items, including: all sizes batteries, paper towels, blankets, pillow cases, bleach, pine-scented cleaner, dish detergent, plastic spray bottles, distilled water, 3-by-3 sticky notes, liquid fabric softener and sheets, rubbing alcohol, hand sanitizer, permanent markers, 3-by-5 index cards in blue and pink, liquid hand soap, ink pens, glass cleaner, kitchen sponges, towels, lint rollers, 30- and 45-gallon trash bags, disinfectant spray, 3/4-inch masking tape, kitchen trash bags, newspaper, self-sealing sandwich bags and copier paper. Items may be delivered to 663 Sannoner Ave., Florence, or call 256-443-3661.
The Wesley Foundation at UNA needs: paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, napkins, cups, disinfectant spray, hand soap, dish washing liquid, peanut butter, bread, sandwich meat, sliced cheese, Ramen noodles, microwavable meals, snacks, chips, dips, cookies, tea, sugar, gallon-size storage bags, aluminum foil, colored paper, HP print cartridges (Nos. 56, 57, 93, 98, 23 and 45) and digital camera. Office hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Linda Williamson, 256-764-6412
Shoals Habitat for Humanity has a ReStore at 1120 N. Royal Ave., Florence. The store has building supplies such as windows, doors, cabinets, lighting and bath fixtures and appliances for sale. Many new items offered at 50 percent off retail cost and slightly used items at 20 percent. Habitat is accepting any tax-deductible donations of building supplies, appliances, cabinets and fixtures, as well as furniture in good condition. Deliver to the store or call 256-764-4494 for pickup. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Habitat for Humanity also needs lots donated or purchased for it in order to apply for a $6,000 building grant. The organization will consider buying lots if not too expensive. Contribution toward the purchase of land accepted. 256-764-4494 or write P.O. Box 1637, Florence, AL 35631-1637
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs: Postage and postcard stamps, file folders in various colors, clear page protectors for 3-ring binders, digital camera, photo paper, white mailing labels and white card stock. 256-248-1931
Pets are Worth Saving needs: New pet collars and leashes, food/water bowls, pet treats/snacks, new pet toys, dog houses, kennels, pet crates, pet bedding, nonclumping litter, litter boxes, postage stamps and gift cards to local pet stores. shoalspaws.com or 256-383-0690.
Local nonprofit agencies are in need of donated items to better serve the public. A list of different agencies will run every other week. Send wish lists to Valerie Sherer, in care of the TimesDaily, P.O. Box 797, Florence, AL 35631; fax to her attention at 256-740-4717; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject line that the item is for the Wish List. All items must include a telephone number or e-mail address for publication.
Friends of the Killen Library Bookstore accepts donations of books and magazines. Deliver to the library on J.C. Mauldin Highway, next to the Killen Town Hall in the Municipal Complex. Bookstore hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Proceeds support the library. 256-757-5471
Northwest Alabama Community Health and Dental Clinic needs: Bandages, paper towels, toilet paper, hydrogen peroxide, tall kitchen garbage bags, tissues, small bags, hand soap, washing powders, bleach, window cleaner, disinfectant spray and cleaner, cotton balls, gauze pads, latex gloves, urine cups, distilled water, staples, Manila folders, copier paper and typewriter labels. 256-760-4713
Hospice of the Shoals, a not-for-profit agency, needs: nutritional canned shakes, jersey knit or T-shirt twin-size sheet sets, lift-chair recliners, towels and washcloths, shampoo, hospital gowns, lotion for extra dry skin, soap, diaper wipes, baby powder, deodorant, socks, slip-resistant socks, liquid bath soap, perfumed body spray, after shave, shaving cream, razors, cloth pads from medical supply companies, men’s pajamas, art supplies, baskets and items to fill for fruit-type baskets, baby monitors and books. Serving Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties. 256-767-6699, 866-767-6699 or hospiceoftheshoals.org
The Salvation Army needs for its homeless shelter and family transitional housing: nonperishable sack lunch items, disposable razors, shaving cream, deodorant for men and women, shampoo, conditioner, all sizes plastic storage containers, women’s hairbrushes, cooking and baking pans, cooking and serving utensils, pillows, laundry products, janitorial supplies (cleansers, mops, brooms), dish liquid, toilet tissue, paper towels, small appliances (coffee pots, toasters, microwaves, TVs, DVD players), baby supplies (diapers in large sizes, wipes, formula, food for all stages), coffee mugs, glasses and silverware. For its corps office: letter- and legal-size pads, sticky notes, office supply gift cards, letter size 1/3-cut file folders, file folder labels ( 1/3 cut, inkjet), phone message pads, staples, paper clips, 8 1/2-by-11 copier paper (white and colors). Deliver to the Salvation Army office, 1601 Huntsville Road, Florence, and designate as being for social service programs or corps office. 256-764-4432
Colbert-Lauderdale Attention Homes needs: Toothpaste and toothbrushes, girls’ hairbrushes, deodorant, shaving cream and disposable razors, shampoo, conditioner, African-American hair products, feminine hygiene products, toilet tissue, cleaning wipes, liquid soap, school supplies and white ankle socks, boxer shorts, undershirts and sweatpants for boys, ages 10-18. 256-767-0972
Safeplace Inc. serves domestic violence victims and their families in Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marion and Winston counties. Safeplace needs: diapers (sizes 4, 5 and 6 and pull-up styles); tampons; laundry detergent; bleach; bleach wipes; disinfectant spray; kitchen garbage bags; paper towels; toilet tissue; paper plates; all sizes boys briefs; all sizes girls panties; one-subject notebooks. 256-767-3076
Rape Response needs: stamps; letter-size file folders; 9-by-13 clasp envelopes; travel-size toothpaste, tissues, lotion, soap and wet wipes; toilet tissue, paper towels; toothbrushes; new women’s cotton underwear (all sizes); cotton socks; T-shirts and sweatpants (medium, large, extra-large and XXL); and department store and office supply gift cards. 256-765-0025
Cramer Children’s Center in Florence needs: Lexmark ink cartridges (Z53 black and 15MO120 color), juice boxes for children, bottled water, cans of soft drinks, bags of miniature candy, individually wrapped snacks, culturally diverse toys, coloring books , DVDs, cleaning supplies, copy paper, paper towels, toilet paper, Lexmark cartridges (20 and 70), HP 95 color, HP 98 black, HP 75 color, HP 74 black, AA and AAA batteries, Play-doh, washable markers, white Kilz paint, trash bags and light bulbs. 256-760-1140, cramerchildrenscenter.org
The Healing Place, a nonprofit center for bereaved families, needs: gift cards to local grocery and office supply stores, postage stamps, copy paper (white and pastel), file folders, paper towels, toilet tissue, facial tissue (boxed and pocket size), 13-gallon trash bags, mailers (bubble or photo type), individual snack supplies, bottled water (8- or 10-ounce sizes), white card stock and washable markers. Serving Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale counties. 256-383-7133, thehealingplaceinfo.org or email@example.com
Northwest-Shoals Community College Adult Education Program needs: Black caps and gowns and school supplies. Nwscc.edu/adulted.htm or 256-331-5438
The American Cancer Society, 104 S. Poplar St., Florence, needs: Wigs, wig brushes, hair picks, wig shampoo, scarves, hats and turbans for women who have experienced hair loss because of chemotherapy or radiation. 256-767-0825
Mama’s Educational Turtle Haven and Rescue, a chartered and not-for-profit program, needs: cull produce (canned, frozen or fresh) with no pits; bags of dog, cat, hog ration, rabbit pellets, rice, oats, birdseed, people cereal; red pine or cedar shavings; paper towels; tooth-ache gel; old wash clothes or any clean rags, especially old sheets and hand towels; liquid pain reliever; and large, clear medical gloves. Any turtle that needs a home accepted. Drop box area for turtles and supplies at the haven, 157 E. Lee Ave., Florence. The haven accepts all turtles, well or sick. Debbie Marsh, 256-764-5369
Shoals Animal Advocates at Colbert County Animal Shelter, Tuscumbia, needs for shelter animals: dry food for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, flea products, dog/cat shampoo/conditioner, cat litter and small litter boxes, small, medium and large collars/leashes, dog crates and pet carriers, small and medium metal water/food bowls, bleach, latex gloves, dish detergent, paper towels, laundry detergent, hand sanitizer, copy paper, pens, stamps and sticky notes. Items needed for foster animals: dry food for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, blankets, puppy/kitten formula, kitten milk replacement, animal nursing bottles, easy-walk harnesses, dog collars and leashes, dog crates and kennel cabs, cat carriers, grooming tools, dog/cat shampoo and conditioner, cat/dog toys, scratching posts and metal water and food bowls. 256-481-4073, Facebook/shoalsanimaladvocates or shoalsanimaladvocates.org
Shoals Womens Clinic, a not-for-profit crisis pregnancy center, needs new or like-new maternity clothing in all sizes, infant care items including diapers (size newborn, 1 and 2), wipes, hooded bath towels, diaper bags, socks, brush and comb sets, infant nail clippers, postage stamps and baseball card sleeves. Contributions can be made 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at 2201 Cloyd Blvd., Florence, or call 256-740-0640.
Mount Pleasant Restoration Home, a nonprofit program for men of all ages with any kind of addiction problems who want to restore their life, needs: cleaning products, bathroom and kitchen paper supplies, razors, shaving cream, men’s deodorant, shampoo, hand soap, drinks, food, stationary, postage stamps, pens, envelopes, blankets, pillows, men’s pajamas or sweatpants. Call 256-446-5206. Contributions can be sent to P.O. Box 154, Leighton, AL 35646.
The Help Center, which provides services to the needy of Florence and Lauderdale County, needs: queen-size sheets and comforters; men’s clothing; maternity clothes; bath towels; wash cloths; career clothing (i.e., black and Khaki pants, skirts, white shirts, rubber sole shoes, for men and women). Donations can be delivered 8:30 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at the corner of South Court Street and Veterans Drive, Florence.
Local nonprofit agencies are in need of donated items to better serve the public. A list of different agencies will run every other week. Send wish lists to Valerie Sherer, in care of the TimesDaily, P.O. Box 797, Florence, AL 35631; fax to her attention at 256-740-4717; or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject line that the item is for the Wish List. All items must include a telephone number or e-mail address for publication. To schedule a photograph, call Teri Thornton, Lifestyle editor, at 256-740-5742.