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Forever Wild Avian Sanctuary

Mission: We accept birds and other domestic species, including small mammals such as guinea pigs, gerbils and pet rabbits that are rescued from abandonment or neglect. Adoption to permanent homes is always our goal.

Wish list: Window air conditioners, portable fans, Costco brand wild bird seed, parrot seed/pellets, rabbit pellets, kitty litter, solar-powered lights, large metal parrot cages.

Address: 8605 Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (by appointment only); 574-3579;

Teen Challenge

Mission: Residential 13-month program helping youth, adults and families overcome life-controlling addictions or problems.

Wish list: Bulk chicken/beef, monetary donations, $20 gift cards to Target, all types of vehicles running or not, laundry detergent, twin-bed linens, razors, shaving cream, shampoo, donations for thrift store.

Address: 2637 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 8570; 792-1790;

Project Linus Tucson

Mission: We strive to provide love, warmth and comfort to children who are ill, traumatized or otherwise in need through the gifts of handmade blankets.

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Wish list: Handmade blankets from 30x30 up to 45x60, 4-ply acrylic yarn, 3- or 4-ounce batting, polyester sewing thread in neutral colors, gallon Ziploc bags, copy paper, Office Depot gift cards, gift cards to Hancock Fabrics or JoAnn’s, cash donations.

Address: 7981 S. Farmview Place, Tucson, AZ 85756; 574-2103.

Mexicayotl Academy Tucson

Mission: Dual-language K-4 public charter school.

Wish list: Help with the purchase of a shade structure for our play area, help with the refurbishing of our play structure, 26 booster seats.

Address: 667 N. 7th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705; 624-4018;