The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southern Arizona
Mission: NAMI provides no-cost advocacy, education and support for people with mental illness and their loved ones.
Wish list: Donated labor from carpenters, plumbers and electricians. Projects include making the restroom accessible (enlarge door, repair bathroom ceiling and walls, install ULF toilets and vanities, minor electrical work, remove tub); removing carpeting and laying tile in the conference room and two offices (tile will be provided); removing two extra doors between the offices and sheet-rock, texture openings in preparation for painting. Landscape cleanup of small bed of native plants in front of building; four sturdy tall bookshelves for our lending library of mental-health books.
Address: 6122 E. 22nd St., Tucson, AZ 85711; 622-5582; www.namisa.org/
Forever Wild Avian Sanctuary
Mission: We accept birds and other domestic species, including parrots and small mammals such as pet rabbits, that are rescued from abandonment or neglect. Adoption to permanent homes is always our goal.
Wish list: Portable fans; Costco brand wild bird seed; parrot seed/parrot pellets; rabbit pellets; kitty litter; solar powered lights; large metal parrot cages.
Address: 8605 S. Craycroft Road, Tucson, AZ 85756 (by appointment only); 574-3579; forever-wild.org/
Mission: We are dedicated to helping all military and their families, especially the needy and homeless.
Wish list: Supplies for the next Stand Down social services event Jan. 14 at the Days Inn in Tucson. Need children’s resource bags and hygiene care packages for adults, including stuffed animals; small games; art supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, art paper, activity books); clothing (warm hats, scarves, mittens); snacks; hygiene items (soap, lip balm, small Kleenex packets, nail clippers, deodorant, wipes, shampoo, lotion, combs); King James Version Bibles.
Address: 15855 N. Twin Lakes Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739; 825-1830; firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Arizona Beagle Rescue
Mission: All-volunteer, no kennel, home-based foster organization dedicated to the rescue of beagles and education of their new families.
Wish list: Leashes, collars; dog food, preferably grain free; treats; dog beds; crates (medium and large); baby gates; gift cards for food and supplies; sponsorship for medications and spay/neuter; new foster families.
Address: 2080 S. Westmont Drive, Tucson, AZ 85713; 247-7720; www.soazbeaglerescue.com