Multiple organizations have reported success in receiving donations after their needs were published as part of the weekly “Wish List Hero” column.
The list, published for free every Tuesday on the Giving Page in the Arizona Daily Star, allows local nonprofits to alert the community about what donations they immediately need.
Here are just a few examples of their generosity.
“Thank you for the Wish List support,” wrote Dawn Hawk of Operation Barnabas. “We appreciate everyone’s generosity.”
Hawk said a group from the downtown Tucson library knitted and crocheted warm hats, scarves and mittens for care packages for homeless and needy veterans and their families.
Also, a veteran and his wife from Tucson drove to Catalina with a load of warm clothing, which will be sorted, sized, and placed on hangers for the group’s community services event.
La Frontera reported receiving a large donation of items including sports equipment, yarn and crochet needles.
“I cannot thank you enough on behalf of our clients,” wrote Angy Shearer.
Arizona’s Children Association said Tucson Unified School District employees donated 30 sets of new pajamas for children living in foster care. The pajamas are being used by children to help provide comfort during times that can be frightening and uncertain, said Lori Riegel of the association.
Parker Falkenberg, Smile for Mental Health, wrote recently, “We have been welcomed by Tucson citizens and have received great response.”
The Tucson Youth Music Center, a program of the Symphony Women’s Association, also received generous support: “We had a very good response receiving monetary donations, instruments from pianos to recorders, and office supplies. We appreciate every single gift we receive,” the nonprofit wrote.
Please see the related box on how your nonprofit can list its donation needs.