SedonaWishList.org is a free, local website based on the idea that the community will respond when it knows what is needed. Details and contact information for the 92 member service organizations are available on their individual SedonaWishList.org web page.
Thank you for mentioning this column when contacting the organization in need. It is the only way we can track our success.
January 8, 2014
Thank You Sedona for Wishes Gratefully Fulfilled in 2013:
So many wishes have been gratefully, but anonymously, filled this year when members of the community simply "drop off" requested items and leave without a word. Our animal rescue organizations, thrift shops, food banks and schools have benefitted enormously from these gifts which, however, we cannot track.
Here is a "thank you" list of "Wishes Fulfilled" in 2013 that we have been able to track:
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters: Tae Kwon Do lessons to boost a child's self esteem.
- Bwindi Community Program: Funding for blankets, desks, mosquito netting and new beds for Bwindi students.
- Chamber Music Sedona: Volunteers for the Bluegrass Festival.
- Friends of Slide Rock State Park: Laptop computer, eight folding chairs, projector screen.
- Giving Angels: Cash & donations of gifts (many hand-made) to fill almost 500 Christmas gift bags for seniors living alone.
- Golden Bone Rescue & Rehab: A vehicle for transporting animals to vet appointments, foster homes and adoption events; two filing cabinets; a new desk; a printer with cartridges.
- Humane Society of Sedona: Cat scratching posts, dog treats, new collars for all of their animals, two volunteer photographers, canned food.
- Red Rose Inspiration for Animals: Computer tower and scanner.
- Scorpion Booster Club: Copier
- Sedona Community Center: A dozen redwood planters.
- Sedona Community Food Bank: Three kitchen fans and a computer.
- Sedona Heritage Museum: A rare Jim Byrkit local history book and a volunteer gift shop manager.
- Sedona Red Rock High School: 90 copies of a needed book.
- Sedona Sunrise Center for Adults: Art supplies, painting canvases, lots of glue sticks, several potted plants.
- Trauma Intervention Program: Two new volunteers.
- Verde Valley Caregivers: A desk for their One-Call Center and firewood for an older adult in need.
- Yavapai Food Council: Volunteers to deliver bread weekly; creation of a new logo; new freezer & volunteer coordinators & delivery.
- YMCA of Sedona: Xerox Work Center Pro with stand & cartridge; kitchen pot, volunteer photography tutor; three volunteers and donations of Christmas lights & decorations for the Tinsel Town event.
■ Red Rose Inspiration for Animals wishes for an experienced Grant Writer to apply for grants for them. They are an all volunteer organiation with 100% of their funding going directly to assisting homeless and injured animals as well as helping animals belonging to pet owners who can't afford spay/neuter services.
Goods, Services & Funding Needed:
■ Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects needs children's winter jackets, sweatsuits and socks (new, please), to be delivered January 11 and again in March to 170 preschool children in Hopi Head Start. The kids will also love to get pre-school coloring and learning workbooks to use at home. Cash donations are also greatly appreciated. Please see their Sedona Wish List webpage for details.
■ Sedona Pet Food Bank hopes alll readers will remember our hungry pets during the New year, spread the word about the Pet Food Bank and donate to their collection bins everywhere pet food is sold in Sedona.
To those wonderful community residents who donate and/or volunteer, thank you for mentioning Sedona Wish List when contacting the organization in need.
If you belong to a Sedona-based, not-for-profit, secular service organization and would like to join Sedona Wish List, please click “sign up” at the top of this homepage.