The 2013 Nonprofit Wish List for the South Shore
Special to the Tribune
The Tahoe Daily Tribune, in partnership with the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, presents the 2013 Nonprofit Wish List. This Wish List has been provided to give readers an opportunity to make a difference for others during the holidays.
We hope that as you gather with friends and family during the Thanksgiving weekend you will take time to talk about philanthropy and what it means to your family, about the charities you are interested in or passionate about and how you might help make a difference. No matter what amount you give, you can help. To make a donation, please follow the instructions for each organization and contact the individual designated at the organization if you would like more information. All contributions will go to a verified 501 (c) (3) public charity organization. The Tahoe Daily Tribune and Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation do not endorse any of the nonprofits on the list.
The Nonprofit: American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter
The Wish: $25 provides basic necessities such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo to 10 people during a disaster $50 will give shelter and food to one person for one day $100 will provide an infant at a shelter a crib and blankets or provide five phone cards to military heroes to call home $500 provides 10 military comfort kits to help ease the suffering of wounded soldiers $1,000 provides emergency assistance for a family of four that have been displaced due to a home fire or other natural disaster.
How to Donate: Checks payable to American Red Cross Northern Nevada Chapter and sent to either 948 Incline Way, Incline Village NV 89450 or 1190 Corporate Blvd Reno NV 89502. If you would like to make a donation by credit card either visit nevada.redcross.org or call 775-856-1000.
Contact Information: Karli Epstein, Development Director, at Karli.Epstein@redcross.org or 775-276-0053
The Nonprofit: Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation
The Wish: $25 will provide a special meal for one resident at the Barton Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) $50 will “adopt” one SNF resident for the holidays and provide them with the items on their holiday wish list $100 will pay for one resident at the SNF to have his or her teeth cleaned $500 will sponsor one camper to attend Camp Sunrise Children’s Bereavement Camp $1,000 will provide full dental care to one SNF resident.
How to Donate: Cash or checks can be mailed to Barton Memorial Hospital Foundation or dropped-off at 2092 Lake Tahoe Blvd., Suite 600, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. You can also donate online.
The Nonprofit: Lake Tahoe Historical Society
The Wish: $25 would provide for needed office supplies $50 would provide acid free, lignin free tissue paper $100 would pay for Museum Lexicon (A Dictionary of museum language so all museums name items the same) $500 would allow us to update the software Past Perfect $1,000 would enable us to purchase a new computer and printer.
How to Donate: Checks should be made out to Lake Tahoe Historical Society and mailed to PO Box 18501, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151
Contact Information: Catherine Whelan at CRTWhelan@charter.net or 530-544-3259
The Nonprofit: Lake Tahoe Humane Society and S.P.C.A.
The Wish: $25 will provide three boxes of cat litter for the community pet supply bank $50 will provide eight bags of food for the community pet food bank $100 will provide one subsidized cat spay or dog neuter $500 will provide three subsidized dog spays plus one subsidized cat neuter $1,000 will provide eight dog and cat neuters, 12 “My Ready Buddy” Books and two emergency vet visits.
How to Donate: Checks payable to Lake Tahoe Humane Society can be mailed to PO Box PET, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158 or dropped off at 870 Emerald Bay Road, #104, South Lake Tahoe. Credit card donations can be made on the website.
Contact: Dawn Armstrong, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-542-2857.
The Nonprofit: Live Violence Free
The Wish: $25 provides one child at school with child abuse prevention education $50 provides one parenting class to empower at-risk families to use nurturing parenting $100 provides three families with 27 meals or five packs of quality diapers for low income families $500 provides 10 emergency advocacy responses (Sexual Assault Response Team) for survivors of rape or eight therapy sessions for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or child abuse $1,000 provides 10 emergency motel nights for survivors and their children fleeing a violent situation or one survivor and children with two weeks in the Emergency Shelter – safe, confidential housing program including life skills, therapy, peer counseling, and other assistance.
How to Donate: Checks payable to Live Violence Free and mailed or dropped off to 2941 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 or credit card donations on website.
Contact Information: Frank L. Blakeney at email@example.com or 530-544-2118 x7620
The Nonprofit: National Forest Foundation
The Wish: $25 will plant 25 trees $50 will support a collaborative forest meeting $100 will send one student to a Friends of Forest Day $500 will restore approximately 30’ of the Truckee River $1,000 will help restore up to one acre of forest.
How to Donate: Checks made out to National Forest Foundation and mailed to Vance Russell, 803 2nd St., Suite A, Davis, CA 95616.
Contact Information: Vance Russell, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-758-2609.
The Nonprofit: Nature Conservancy
The Wish: $25 provides a personal flotation device for visitors to use free for the kayaks, float tubes and motor boats available at Independence Lake Preserve $50 enables you to Adopt an Acre® at locations all around the world (www.adopt.nature.org) $100 provides science and educational supplies for school children participating in water quality education programs at our River Fork Ranch Preserve $500 purchases 20 honey mesquite seedlings (15 gallon containers) which will be planted at our Torrance Ranch Preserve $1,000 helps pay for interpretive signage at McCarran Ranch Preserve on the Truckee River.
How to donate: Checks payable to The Nature Conservancy can be mailed or dropped off to One E. First Street, #1007, Reno, NV 89501. Credit card donations at http://www.nature.org/donate or call our Reno office at 775-322-4990 and ask for Nancy at extension 3117.
Contact Information: Nancy Light at email@example.com or 775-322-4990 ext. 3117
The Nonprofit: Saint Joseph Community Land Trust
The Wish: $25, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000 will provide funds to acquire and rehabilitate, rent or sell, a one or two bedroom single family dwelling to a qualified low-income Tahoe household. All donations to SJCLT will go to individuals and families at Lake Tahoe who cannot otherwise afford housing by acquiring real estate.
How to Donate: Checks payable to Saint Joseph Community Land Trust, Inc. can be mailed to 1041 Lyons Ave., South Lake Tahoe.
Contact Information: Lyn Barnett, President firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-307-1256
The Nonprofit: Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships
The Wish: $25 will provide printing costs $50 will provide a megaphone assisting on field days when working with large groups outside $100 will purchase Microsoft Office $500 will provide for a projector $1,000 will provide a Watershed model for programs in watershed education.
How to Donate: Checks payable to Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships can be mailed to PO Box 1602, Tahoe City, CA 96145. Credit card donations can be made on the website.
Contact Information: Missy Mohler, email@example.com or 530-583-1430
The Nonprofit: SOS Outreach
The Wish: $25 will provide one day on the mountain for an underserved youth to learn to ski/snowboard with an instructor, provide a lift ticket, equipment, clothing and lunch $50 will cover a portion of the cost for an underserved youth to participate in a five day learn to ski/snowboard program with five days of an instructor, five days of lift tickets, equipment and clothing, a positive role model and the Core Value curriculum $100 will provide a youth a spot in our University program for a season which includes a season pass to a local mountain along with clothing and gear for the season, a mentor and the Core Value Curriculum. $500 will cover the cost for five underserved youth a spot in the University program for a season which includes season passes to a local mountain, clothing and gear for the season, a mentor and the Core Value Curriculum $1,000 will allow 15 underserved youth to participate in a five day learn to ski/snowboard program with five days of lift tickets, an instructor, equipment, clothing, a mentor and the Core Value curriculum.
How to Donate: Checks payable to SOS Outreach can be mailed or dropped off to SOS Outreach, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village NV 89451.
Contact Information: Theresa Papandrea, VP of Youth Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-298-0260
The Nonprofit: South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center
The Wish: $25 provides healthy snacks for afterschool children’s therapy group $50 provides two hours of family or individual counseling to children in need $100 provides four hours of expert instruction and guidance for parenting sessions $500 will provide five weeks of parent’s support group $1,000 provides five children with a safe place to play, etc. in the summer when school is out.
How to Donate: Checks payable to the South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center can be mailed or dropped off to 3501 “B” Spruce Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.
Contact information: De-Anne Hooper, Director, at email@example.com or 530-542-0740
The Nonprofit: South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library
The Wish: $25 will provide one hard covered adult, teen or children’s book $50 will allow opportunities to update our circulating iPad project throughout the South Lake Tahoe community $100 will help purchase developmentally appropriate materials to support early literacy projects through story times at the library $500 will provide approximately 20 new fiction or non-fiction books to be purchased for the Young Adult Section or children’s department $1,000 will fund the annual Summer Reading Club programs and provide materials for the program.
How to Donate: Checks payable to The Friends of the Library-South Lake Tahoe Chapter can be mailed or dropped off to 1000 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.
Contact Information: Diana Lozana at firstname.lastname@example.org, 530-573-3186
The Nonprofit: Sugar Pine Foundation
The Wish: $25 will provide 25 Junior Booklets for the new school program $50 provides 15 pairs of new children’s gloves for planting volunteers $100 will purchase 10 children’s shovels to be used for plantings $500 will purchase 1,000 seeds that can be planted and grow into 1,000 seedlings $1,000 will purchase 500 sugar pine seedlings to be used for a school planting.
How to Donate: Checks made out to the Sugar Pine Foundation and mailed or delivered to 1458 Mt. Rainier Dr. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Credit card donations can be made online.
Contact Information: Maria Mircheva at email@example.com or 650-814-9565
The Nonprofit: Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
The Wish: $25 provides supplies to band three birds $50 provides one-half of an in-school, hands-on science program based on local nature $100 provides for one in-school, hands-on science program based on Tahoe’s natural history and local nature $500 two field trips for area school groups to local nature areas $1,000 provides one week of nature camp for the Lake Tahoe Boys and Girls Club.
How to Donate: Checks payable to Tahoe Institute for Natural Science and mailed or delivered to 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV 89451. Credit card donations can be made on the website or at 948 Incline Way.
Contact Information: Kirk Hardie, Co-Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-298-0065
The Nonprofit: Tahoe Rim Trail Association
The Wish: $25 will provide one trail worker safety helmet $50 will sponsor one trail user to join the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge program $100 will train a TRTA Guide or Crew Leader in wilderness first aid $500 will provide four youth-sized backpacks for Youth Backcountry Camps $1,000 will support an entire Back Country Camp in 2014 for up to 30 people.
How to Donate: Checks can be made payable to the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and mailed to PO Box 3267, Stateline NV 89449 or donate online by visiting the website.
Contact Information: Shannon Skarritt, Director of Membership and Outreach at email@example.com or 775-298-4490
The Nonprofit: Tahoe Turning Point, Inc.
The Wish: $25 will provide one drug and alcohol recovery group session $50 will provide one couples counseling session $100 will provide school supplies for group home clients $500 will provide new computers and computer equipment for the group homes and outpatient facilities to be used for homework, research and training opportunities $1,000 will provide a scholarship for group home clients to apply to a college.
How to Donate: Checks can be made payable to Tahoe Turning Point and dropped off at our Administrative Office at 2494 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Suite B5, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 or donated by credit card by calling 530-541-4594 or online at website.
Contact Information: Kristin Hunt at 530-541-4594
Nonprofit: Tahoe Youth & Family Services
The Wish: $25 will buy the following items for homeless youth (up to age 24): two packs (20 pairs) of men’s athletic socks, one set of thermal underwear (adult sizes) 40 hand warmers, 20 cans of soup $50 will buy the following items for homeless youth (up to age 24): one heavy duty sleeping bag, one back packing size tent, one insulated heavy winter coat (adult sizes), nonperishable food for our Drop in Centers, healthy snacks for our Girls Project $100 will buy Materials for our Girls Project activities, four pairs of winter boots, Funding for two monthly teen mentor retreats (Girls Project) $500 will buy five sessions of counseling services for a family or 10 sleeping bags $1,000 will buy 10 sessions of counseling services or support staff, such as the Girls Project Coordinator, Outreach Coordinator and Mentoring Program Coordinator.
How to Donate: Checks payable to TY&FS can be mailed or dropped off to Tahoe Youth & Family Services, 1422 Mission St., Gardnerville, NV 89410 or donations can be made online on our website.
Contact Information: Julie Franklin, Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-4202.
The Nonprofit: UC Davis Environmental Research Center
The Donation: $25 will provide field trip supplies for students $50 will provide upkeep for engaging educational science exhibits at TERC $100 will support selected UC Davis researchers, scientists and graduate students presenting information at monthly lectures $500 will provide one educational boat trip aboard the UC Davis research vessel to a school group, camp group or local organization board $1,000 will support the purchase of research equipment for studying Lake Tahoe.
How to Donate: Checks payable to UC Regents (marked for TERC) can be mailed or dropped off to 291 Country Club Drive, Suite 320, Incline Village, NV 89451
Contact Information: Heather Segale, Education and Outreach Director at email@example.com or 775-881-7562.