Wade on Birmingham

Wish list

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If you can’t come with us this time, please consider a gift instead. This list represents items needed at Hands on Gulf Coast in Biloxi for operations, staff and volunteers. If you’ll bring the items to a drop-off location, we’ll take them with us to Biloxi and New Orleans in November. (to be updated with list from St. Bernard Project and Camp Hope in New Orleans) Updated Oct. 26.

Drop-off deadline is Nov. 1, 2007.

What’s needed?

  • Gift cards (for purchasing supplies, materials)
  • Supplies
    • Utility knives
    • Tape measures
    • Mudding knives
    • Paint brushes
    • Carpenter pencils
    • Hammers (18 oz.)
    • Chalk lines
    • Carpenter tool belts
    • Basic tools
  • Gas cards (for our mission team to travel to and from Birmingham to the Gulf Coast)
  • Toys
    • Baby dolls (all varieties and ethnicities)
    • Balls: basketballs, tennis balls, playground balls
    • Bicycles (can be fixed by Hands on Gulf Coast if necessary)
    • Bicycle helmets
    • Costume clothes (kindergarten)
    • Dump trucks and trucks
    • DVDs / videos for kids (G-rated)
    • DVDs / videos: exercise and dance videos (Tae Bo, etc.)
    • Games: educational
    • LeapFrog equipment and books
    • Matchbox cars (or similar)
    • Pencils – colored
    • Play-Doh
    • Puppets
    • Puzzles (24-100 pieces, for the afterschool program)
    • Razor scooters
    • Shoes: clogging and ballet
    • Tool station and tools (kindergarten, science, social and math skills)
    • Toy food
  • Equipment / other
    • Copy paper (colored and white)
    • DVD player
    • Ironing board (for kindergarten home area)
    • Karaoke machine
    • Pencil sharpeners – electric
    • Post-It notes
    • Rug with city and road patterns
    • Vacuum cleaner (for kindergarten home area)
    • Workout equipment (treadmills, resistance machines)

Where do I send the items?

You can ship items to or drop them off during business hours at Hands on Birmingham:

  • 601 19th St. N., Ste. 205, Birmingham, AL 35203 [map]

Also, let me know as soon as you purchase an item so I can cross it off the list like this.

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