Hands On Nashville
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HON DAY 2017

Donate Needed Items to a Nonprofit

Many of Hands On Nashville's Nonprofit Partners accept donated items. Listed below is a wish list of items needed to help with the continuation of their successful programs. To donate your items, you can contact the agency directly. Please let the agencies know that Hands On Nashville sent you. Thank you for your support of Middle Tennessee's nonprofits!



2nd Chance 4 Pets needs 75 small cans (such as coffee cans) with plastic lids to use for donations. (Lids will require a clean thin rectangle cut out so folded dollar bills and change can be placed inside the can). Email: info@2ndchance4pets.org

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge needs "the basics" for guests staying away from home (travel size toiletry items, disposable plates/ utinsels/ cups, cleaning supplies, nonperishable foods, etc...). Please click here to see the Hope Lodge Facebook "Wish List Wednesday" urgent needs postings. Call: (615) 342-0840
 
Begin Anew needs $10 or $15 Walmart or Kroger gift cards for clients, women’s and men’s gloves/hats/scarves, new board games for children to play, and snacks for children and adults in our programs. Call: (615) 244-3669

Bellevue Edible Learning Lab, Inc. (a.k.a. BELL Garden) needs garden tools (shovels, hoes, hand-weeding tools, etc.), kid-friendly utensils (harvest knives, knives, spoons and spatulas), kitchen tools (salad spinners, mixing bowls, cutting boards, graters, blenders, food processors), egg cartons, and basic cooking ingredients (olive oil, flour, spices, salad dressings, etc.). Email: leclaire.leesa@gmail.com

Book'Em needs new and like-new books for children ages 6 to 12, bookcases, reading incentive giveaways for elementary school children (50+ small items), four desk or floor lamps, packing materials (tape guns and boxes), and office supplies. Call: (615) 255-1820 or email: ceo@bookem-kids.org

Building Lives needs vehicles, furniture, pots, pans, coffee pots, microwave ovens, towels, sheets, and other basic home furnishings for clients. Call: (615) 678-4967 or email: steve@wearebuildinglives.org

Catholic Charities Refugee Services needs household items, kitchen items, bedding, lamps, and furniture. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 259-3567 ext. 766 or email: bnappo@cctenn.org

Christian Community Outreach, Inc. needs non-perishable food, fresh milk (1/2 gal.), fresh butter, fresh fruits and vegetables, personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, dental care, etc.), feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, facial tissue, dog/cat food for food pantry and client services. They also have a thrift store that accepts donations of clean and in good condition clothing, accessories, linens, small household items, books. Office supplies needed are copy paper, Epson 127 ink cartridges, post-it notes, file folders, pens. Call: (615) 847-4996 or email: ccoc209@bellsouth.net   

Communities In Schools of Tennessee needs winter coats in the following sizes: Boys & Girls Small (6), Girls Medium (8/10), Boys XL (14-16), Adult Men's Small & Medium, & Adult Women's Medium. Boys and Girls sizes 4 & 5: underwear, pants (khaki, navy, or black) and shorts (khaki, navy, or black). Khaki pants Juniors size 16 & 18. Women's all black shoes, girls converse or converse look-alike shoes size 3.5. We're also always in need of winter clothing (all sizes), hygiene items, school supplies, art supplies and gas/grocery gift cards.  Call: (615) 727-1511 or email: lbutler@cistn.orgCommunity Achieves needs incentives for families and students, various gift cards, school supplies, standard school attire, coats, socks, gloves. Call: (615) 259-8694

Dismas House of Nashville needs bath towels, bed pillows, bedroom furniture (bedside tables and dressers), dinner plates, and flash drives. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 297-9287

Doing Good needs $5-$30 gift cards/ tickets/ discounts (ex: free appetizer, $10 off a purchase, 2 admission tickets, etc...) to be given to Nashville’s Volunteers of the Month; multi-function printer/copier/scanner/fax with wireless access capability; copy paper; older Mac that reads external hard drives; camera equipment; 2 hotel night stay in Nashville area to be used by featured talent at annual fundraiser; "G-Technology G-Drive" (external hard drive). Email: megan@doinggood.tv

Dolphin Aquatics needs pool space and time, goggles, fins, any aquatic toys or equipment, banquet or party supplies. Call: (615) 866-9971

Family Reconciliation Center needs guesthouse supplies, such as: toilet paper, paper towels, plates; cleaning supplies, dry goods (coffee, creamer, and sugar), gift cards, and toiletries. Email: malinda@familyreconciliationcenter.org. 

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children needs school supplies (crayons, glue, markers, lined paper, pencils), books (new and gently-used), laundry detergent pods, clothes (including school uniforms, coats, shoes, etc.), and art supplies (paint/brushes, colored pencils, construction paper). For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 228-6745 or email: info@fanniebattle.org

FiftyForward Meals on Wheels needs non-perishable food items for homebound older adults who cannot stand and cook.  Popular items are pop-top cans of soup, chili, macaroni O’s, beans, vegetables, and other entrees; wrapped peanut butter or cheese snack crackers; shelf stable fruit, Jell-o, or pudding cups; soft breakfast bars; individual cereals; peanut butter; crackers in sleeves. These items are provided for weekends when when hot meals are not delivered.  Call: (615) 463-2264 or email: sloik@fiftyforward.org

Friends Life needs a carpet shampooer, toilet paper, gas cards for its two vans, and gift cards for art supplies. Call: (615) 730-9370

Friends of Shelby Park needs Security/ traffic cones for events, and plants and trees for the park. Email: info@friendsofshelby.org
 
Graceworks Ministries, Inc. needs non-perishable food items (canned vegetables and canned soups), and cleaning supplies for the food pantry; gently-used clothing (all sizes) for Graceworks Thrift Store; copy paper, legal pads, and postage stamps for Graceworks Ministries. Call: (615) 794-9055

Habitat For Paws needs dog houses, straw/cedar shavings, collars/leashes, flea/tick control, and dog food. Call: (615) 341-1047 or email: habitatforpaws@gmail.com

Healing Arts Project Incorporated (HAPI) needs donations of arts and crafts supplies such as knitting yarn, cloth, acrylic paint, water colors, and picture frames for use in mental health peer support centers. Email: healingartsproject@gmail.com
 
Hospital Hospitality House needs small flashlights, two hot plate burners, bath mats, garden hoses, paper goods (paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, etc.), coffee, and sugar. For a full list of needed items, click here. Email: daniels@hhhnashville.org
 
Immersion Retreat​ needs arts and crafts supplies. Call: (615) 416-0338 or email: info@immersionretreat.org.

Insight Counseling Center needs copy paper, legal pads, pens, manila file folders, and a paper shredder. Call: (615) 383-2115

LP PENCIL Box needs gently-used office supplies, paper, white-out, games, puzzles, and any items that can be used by teachers in their classrooms. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 974-0438
 
Lutheran Services in Tennessee needs household cleaning supplies, powdered detergent, personal care items, gardening tools, plants/seeds, and small toys. Call: (615) 331-3453 or email: LSTofficemail@bellsouth.net
 
Martha O'Bryan Center needs diapers, baby formula, wipes, fresh fruits and vegetables, children's socks, and underwear (boys and girls). Call: (615) 254-1791
 
Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge needs travel-size toiletry items of all kinds, disposable silverware and serving ware (cups, plates, cutlery, etc.), coffee, disinfectant wipes, prepaid phone cards, and Ziploc bags. Call: (615) 342-0889
 
Monroe Harding needs NEW athletic pants, shorts, undershirts (all sizes), boxers (all sizes), bath towels, men’s & women’s Hygiene supplies, and twin comforters. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 298-5573

Morning Star Sanctuary needs gift baskets to welcome new residents to the emergency shelter; personal items including full size toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, conditioners, hairbrushes and combs, soaps, deodorants, body washes and lotions; paper goods for kitchen and baths; cleaning supplies; gift cards (grocery stores, Walmart, Target, etc); bus passes; and much more for clients of the shelter and those transitioning into permanent housing. For a full list of needed items, click here. Email: ashley.heath@msdvp.org

Mothers Against Drunk Driving needs a button machine maker, $10 gas gift cards, $10-15 gift cards to restaurants (i.e. Chili’s, Applebee’s, O’Charley’s, etc.), and $5 gift cards for Starbucks. Email: tn.state@madd.org
 
NAMI Davidson County needs 1- to 3-inch view-front 3-ring binders with pockets, corrugated foam board campaign signs and wire stands (35), and a generator for outdoor events. Call: (615) 891-4724 or email: info@namidavidson.org

Nashville Aquatic Club needs healthy snacks for volunteer hospitality room at swim meets. Email: admin@swimnac.com

Nashville Conflict Resolution Center needs office equipment and supplies to better serve their clients. Call: (615) 333-8400 or email: info@nashvilleconflict.org

Nashville Debate League needs laptops, legal pads, pens/pencils, highlighters, printing/copying services, coffee supplies, and food for lunch/snacks. Call: (615) 243-3570 or email: elizabeth.todaro@nashvilledebate.org


Nashville General Hospital​ needs fleece blankets, adult socks, hats, and gloves; children's socks, hats, and gloves; NEW baby clothes: 0-3 months, diapers and wipes; NEW baby blankets and burp cloths. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 341-4000 

Nashville International Center for Empowerment needs seasonal clothing for adults and children, furniture, household items, school and office supplies, and gift cards (i.e. Walmart, Kroger, ALDI, gas stations) and a 15-passenger van. Email: volunteer@empowernashville.org 

Nashville Public Library needs books for its monthly book sale that benefits Friends of the Library, and tickets to attractions or other treats/tokens as rewards for its hard-working volunteers. Email: friendsofthelibrary@nashville.gov
 
Nashville Tools for Schools needs cabinet building materials, such as cabinet grade plywood, oak, maple, birch and cherry hardwood, 2x4, 2x6, 2x8 and 2x10 spruce or pressure treated lumber, plywood, countertop laminate, and woodworking tools (handheld, portable or stationary). Call: (615) 442-6837
 
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere needs new cat or bird toys, new bottle brushes, Ziploc bags (quart or snack size), bird seed, and 18-gallon storage bins. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 833-1534 ext. 140 or email: pr@nashvillezoo.org

Open Table Nashville​ storage space, furniture for clients, winter clothing, blankets, emergency warming supplies. Click here for a Donation Pick-up Request form. Call: (615) 415-0141

Park Center needs new or used picnic tables and/or benches so that their residents can sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. Call: (615) 242-3576
 
Pet Community Center needs cat litter, puppy pads, cat food (Royal Canin baby cat canned wet and dry food), distilled water (gallons), sardines (no mustard or hot sauce), bleach and HE laundry detergent, disposable puppy pads/bed pads, paper towels, snack and sandwich size zip-lock bags, white copy, paper, binder clips, gift cards to office supply stores. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 512-5001
 
Play Like A Girl! needs healthy snacks, bottled water, sporting equipment and athletic apparel, computers, office equipment, office and meeting space, photocopy and mail services, printing and screen-printing, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Call: (615) 601-1864

Poverty & the Arts needs art supplies, frames, jewelry supplies, tools (like hammers, saws, nails, etc), canvases, bookmaking material, sewing/embroidery/fiber arts materials, art storage shed, feminine products, electric sander, paper towels/TP. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (502) 600-1221 or email: support@PovertyandtheArts.org

Project Cure needs a large, flat screen television and Nashville sports paraphernalia (e.g. Titans, Sounds, Preds) to hang on the walls of their volunteer education space. Call: (615) 837-7575 or email: projectcure@projectcure.org
 
Project Renaissance needs school suppies for MNPS students who cannot afford them. Call: (629) 888-9692

Project Return needs 600 thank-you note cards/stamps, clothing racks, 600 waterproof portfolios, 600 calendars/planners, and 600 umbrellas. Call: (615) 327-9654 ext. 20 or email: pri@projectreturninc

Radnor Lake State Natural Area needs work gloves, bottled water, wheelbarrows, and buckets to haul mulch. Call: (615) 636-5460
 
Rebuilding Together Nashville needs Brother printer, TN-750, high yield toner cartridges, pens, and copy paper for client paperwork; as well as protective gear (N95 dust masks, leather or fabric/nylon work gloves) for working on client homes. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 297-3955 or email: rtnashville@gmail.com

Renewal House needs baskets of necessities for their clients (Expecting Mothers, Newborns and Toddlers, Children, Hygiene and Personal Health, and House Warming). Call: (615) 255-5222 ext. 120 or email: coleary@renewalhouse.org 
 
Safe Haven Family Shelter needs unopened diapers (sizes 2,3,4,5), pull-ups, baby wipes, household products (especially unused HE laundry detergent), "bed in a bag" items, and paper products. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 256-8195 or email: info@safehaven.org 
 
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee needs non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, canned foods (meats, fruits, vegetables, beans, etc.), rice, and pasta. Call: (615) 627-1625
 
Shower The People needs travel size personal hygiene products for men and women such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, lotion, dental care, etc… as well as feminine hygiene products. Call: (704) 338-2845 or email: Meredith@ShowerThePeople.net

Sports 4 All Foundation needs cleaning supplies (paper towels, “Swiffer” wet cloths, multi-purpose cleaning spray, etc.), office supplies (any, specifically thumb tacks and dry erase markers), and new or used exercise equipment (medicine balls, dumbbells, agility ladder, miniature soccer goals or PUGG goals, step aerobics platforms, resistance bands without handles/TheraBands, foam rollers, etc.). email: info@s4af.org
 
St. Luke's Community House needs a large shop vacuum and BINGO prizes. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 324-8375

Susan G. Komen for the Cure needs 250 heavy plastic plates (clear), 250 heavy plastic cups (clear), and 250 sets of plastic silverware. Call: (615) 383-0017 or email: info@komennashville.org

Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition needs plastic storage tubs (various sizes), office supplies (clipboards, 2-3" binders, gift cards to Staples, Wal-Mart, and Target, thank-you notecards, and first-class stamps), in-kind digital printing, a hot glue gun, and glue sticks. Call: (615) 377-8777

Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition needs general office supplies, laptop computers, computer software, gift cards (i.e. Walmart, Kroger, gas stations), and a 15-passenger van. Call: (615) 833-0384

Tennessee State Fair Association needs 300 bags of chips for 4-H students for a field trip, bottled water, outdoor lighting, landscaping (flowers, mulch, shrubbery, etc.), inside staging decor (flowers, ferns, decorative lighting, skirting, etc.), and canned goods. Email: Kelsey@tnstatefair.org
 
Tennessee Senior Olympics, Inc. needs sports equipment, office supplies, bottled water, computers, printing services and volunteer meals. Call: (615) 200-8760

Tennessee Valley Helthcare System Voluntary Service needs comfort items, clothing, shoes, current magazines and snack bags for homeless Veterans and those at the Medical Center needing food. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call (615) 873-7477

The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park needs caterers to donate food and time for events. Call (615) 862-6810 or email: leah@conservancyonline.com

The Contributor, Inc. needs hand warmers and bottled water for their vendors. Call: (615) 829-6829 or email linda@thecontributor.org

The Heimerdinger Foundation, Inc. needs auction items, note cards, garden tools and soil, office supplies such as: copy paper, 950/951 ink cartridges. Call: (615) 241-0246

The Little Pantry That Could​ needs tents, sleeping bags, new socks, can openers, canned fruit, canned beans, canned vegetables and tuna. Call: (615) 260-5769 or email: stacy@thelittlepantrythatcould.org

The Nashville Food Project needs a microwave and small basic tool kits for their food prep kitchens. Call: (615) 460-0172 or email: info@thenashvillefoodproject.org

The Next Door needs paper products like toilet paper, paper towels and copy paper, Walmart and Target gift cards, and Life Recovery Bibles. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 251-8805
 
ThriftSmart needs gently-used clothing, shoes, housewares (including linens and appliances), furniture, books, and electronics. Donations can be dropped off at either store (4890 Nolensville Pike in Nashville or 454 Downs Blvd in Franklin). For FREE donation pickup of larger items, call (615) 833-8200 ext 21 or submit a pickup request online.

Water City USA needs any item of trading value for fundraising silent auctions and volunteer appreciation, like: unused tickets for Titans, Predators, Sounds, movies, museums or other entertainment venues, restaurant gift certificates or meals tickets; used printer ink cartridges and printing services; used cigarette butts for our recycling program; Ipads and/or laptops for field work. Email: info@nashvilleh2o.org

Youth Encouragement Services needs large playground equipment, art supplies (including craft kits and paint), basic office and school supplies, folding chairs, a leaf blower, and a small safe. Call: (615) 315-5333

Youth Villages needs new or gently-used dictionaries, Spanish-English dictionaries, Thesaurus, scientific and graphing calculators, teenage books and DVDs. Call: (615) 250-7323
 
YWCA needs allergy medicine, soups, microwaveable kids meals, Kroger gift cards (to purchase butter & oil), baby food/cereal, and cleaning supplies. For a full list of needed items, click here. Call: (615) 983-5162