Nonprofit Wish List

Lend a helping hand to last year’s grant finalists by bringing items from their wish lists to the Holiday Party. Don’t have time to shop? Monetary contributions are welcomed and appreciated. Please make out all checks to the nonprofits. If you can’t attend the Party, you can still send a donation directly to our finalists! Addresses for each organization can be found on their website. Thank you for your support!

Radio Milwaukee relies on 150+ volunteers each year in three areas:
Committee members to serve on our events, finance, and development committees
Volunteers to promote the station at events around town throughout the summer
Friendly phone bank operators to take donations during our two Membership Drives each year (multiple 3-hour shifts available in April and October)

Tablets for collecting Emails of event guests ($250 each, two needed)
Portable mobile microphones for capturing audio at events ($125 each, two needed)
Chromebooks and headsets for 88Nine volunteers to electronically input contribution data (currently done by hand, $400 each set, eight total needed)

Warm introductions to decision makers at local businesses and/or corporations for potential underwriting clients and/or program and event sponsors
Hosts to invite a group of friends (5-25 people) to the station for a tour and overview of the station so we can introduce our substantive programming to new people (this event can be a lunch, happy hour, etc. and tailored to you and your friends)
Brave community leaders to participate in “Karaoke for a Cause” at Fall Ball (September 14, 2018) who each agree to raise $1500 each in order to be a rock star and perform for 300 people to a live back-up band of Milwaukee musicians

Auction items with a music or Milwaukee theme for our annual SoundBites auction and/or online auction
Printing donations for signage and event materials
Jazz lovers to join a brand new planning group for a fundraiser featuring the vinyl jazz collection of former WYMS jazz station and live jazz with a very unique concept

Gas cards ($25 each) for Producers and other staff to attend events and gather Community Stories audio/video content
Followers of our great content on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Move In Day Meals
Prepare and deliver a meal to a family on the day that they are moving into their new home. Alternatively, the meal could be made ahead and kept in the ACTS freezer until needed by a family on Move-In Day

Home Rehab Volunteering
Assist a home owner with a specific project. Possibilities include helping with initial clean up and demo; patching and painting; landscaping; and / or “Handyman” Help

Welcome Baskets
Collect and assemble Welcome Baskets to be given to each new homeowner on their closing day. See items below.

Skilled Volunteers & Bus Tours
ACTS is always seeking to collaborate with skilled, talented individuals to help promote our mission. We need support on our four primary committees: Development, Event, Lending and Finance. We also frequently need advisors or consultants in the areas of: business development, strategy, and fund-raising, volunteer coordination, day-of event volunteers and more. Four to six times per year we host Neighborhood Bus Tours to showcase our work and impact. We would welcome the opportunity for any Impact100 participant to attend a tour (free!)

Gift Cards/Hospitality Resources
ACTS is always seeking gift cards to home repair stores as well as resources to support the needs of our hospitality committee. These resources are put towards thanking, appreciating, and supporting ACTS homeowners directly.

ACTS Homeowner Welcome Baskets – Items Needed
Cooking Utensils/Kitchen Supplies
Dish soap
Dish clothes and towels
Cleaning supplies
Air fresheners (i.e. glade)
Paper towels
Oven mitts / pads
Hand soap
Kitchen tools: Spatula, whisk, measuring cups, tsp/tbsp. set, ladle

Household Items & Misc.
Bath Towels
Broom and Dustpan
Mop and Bucket
Welcome Mat
Picture Frame
Pledge Wipes
Toilet Paper
Gift Cards to Walmart/Target/Home repair stores
First Aid Kit, Band aids
Garbage bags
Extension cords

Rehab Supplies
Masking or painters tape
tape measure
multi-top screwdriver
6 inch level
dust masks
rubber or latex gloves
safety glasses, safety gloves
paint rollers
wall patch repair kit
paint brushes
disposable paint pan liners
painters plastic

Smart board for new classroom
Computer stations for new classroom
Sound insulated reading cubbies for new classroom
Storage shelves/cubes and storage cabinet for new classroom
Technology tables for new classroom
New Sharp commercial copy machine
Therapy tunnel for Motor Skills Playgroup
Therapy toys for Motor Skills Playgroup
Children’s playroom furniture
iPads to use with therapy apps and at DSAW events
Amazon fire stick
Board games for use at Tween Club and other respite nights
Outdoor games, including badminton/volleyball set
Gardening supplies for the DSAW Community Garden, including gloves, tools, and garden hose reel
Colorful cooking sets for Cooking with the Kiddos
Yoga mats, free weights, jump ropes, cones, and other fitness equipment for Wellness Class
Various books for the Parent’s First Call Program
Baby blankets, baby hats, and baby books for inclusion in New Parent Welcome Baskets
Mobile lectern podium
Hand trucks / dollies
Donations of food or in-kind services (truck rental, inflatables, table/chair rentals) for our Down Syndrome Awareness Walk
Donation of AV/Sound services, food/beverages, an event space, or connection to special guests/entertainment for our 30th Anniversary Gala in 2020
help us build a DSAW app
help us create an impactful video for our 30th Anniversary in 2020
Help us design our newest classroom space

See also our wish list found on Amazon:
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Client Services & Support
Bus tickets for homeless clients referred to shelter ($100/week)
Homeless Resource Center supplies – coffee, snacks, cleaning supplies, personal care items, games, TV/DVD player for waiting area
$5 gift cards for the office complex café to distribute to counselors after difficult client engagements
$25 gift cards as client incentives to participate in evaluations, focus groups, etc.
Update furnishings in client reception area ($2,500)

Engagement & Education
Volunteers to conduct follow-up calls
Volunteers to support administrative services
Table at IMPACT event “Higher Ground…the Trauma Epidemic” ($1,000)
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems training ($1,000)
American Evaluation Association – annual conference registration ($900)
American Evaluation Association – annual membership ($400)
Certificates for software training – Microsoft products
Leadership Training
Clinical Training – trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, etc.

Sustainability & Growth
Donations to IMPACT’s Critical Condition Fund ($100, $250, $500)
12 subscriptions for Client Relationship Management tool

Technology & Innovation
6 Varidesk Sit-to-Stand workstation modification kits
2 Projectors – one ceiling-mounted, one portable
30 Laptops
30 Wireless Headsets
6 Tablets

Supplies for board walk through wet mesic forest (500 feet)
Materials/hardware for (10) heavy service Leopold sitting benches
Logo on new youth transport van (on (3) doors)
Brush Master wood chipper (commercial-duty 3” 11 HP gas unit)
Neighborhood House short-sleeve work shirts for conservation crews (50)
Echo Gas Pole Chainsaw (10” blade, 12’ telescoping pole); Echo Gas Chainsaw (20” blade, 60 cc); and Echo ToughChest Chainsaw case (20” plastic)
Sixty (60) 4” by 4”posts for trail marking and maps (pressure treated cedar)
Day hike packs (25)
Ceiling fans for Nature Center ((4) Hunter 46” fans with light)
Materials for enclosed bee observation structure at NH beehives
Neighborhood House long-sleeve work shirts for conservation crews (25)
Neighborhood House baseball caps for work crews (25)
Heavy-duty work gloves (25 pairs); Gardening gloves; Plastic safety googles (50 pairs)
Work earmuffs (professional-grade noise protection 8 pair); Disposal earplugs (foam disposable, two 50-packs)
Trail maps (Six (6) 2’ by 2’ 4-color maps for mounting on aluminum)
Two chainsaw safety helmets (Echo kits including shield and googles)
First Aid Kits (2 Red Cross Family First Aid Kits – Hard Pack)
Two Fiskars Bypass Branch Loppers (aluminum shafts)
Igloo Plastic Water Coolers (20 gallon)
Lunch bags (1,000 disposable paper bags)