Arizona Daily Star 2010

Youth On Their Own

Mission: Supports the high school graduation and continued success of homeless youth by providing financial assistance, basic human needs and guidance.

Wish list: School supplies (adult-sized backpacks, highlighters, colored pencils, markers, scientific/graphing calculators, index cards, mechanical pencils, flash drives, folders, composition notebooks, $10 or $25 gift cards to grocery/clothing stores); small gently used couch or loveseat; small dining room table (no more then 4 chairs); filing cabinet with lock.

Address: 1660 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712; 293-1136; www.YOTO.org Diamond Children’s at Banner–University Medical Center Tucson

Mission: Operates a school for hospitalized children in partnership with the University of Arizona College of Education.

Wish list: Books, colored pencils and crayons, educational games, flash cards, board games, head phones, dry-erase markers, graphing calculators, lap desks, Play-Doh.

Address: 1501 N Campbell Ave., Room 3603 (BJ Godard); Tucson, AZ 85724; 694-7389 www.bannerhealth.com/locations/tucson/diamond-childrens-medical-center

Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center

Mission: To protect and support children through a coordinated response that includes intervention, assessment and prevention.

Wish list: Case of copy paper, ink cartridge (Xerox black toner cartridge (106R02759), paper towels, plastic forks and spoons.

Address: 2329 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713; 724-6600; www.sacacenter.org