As with many agencies in the non-profit world, there are items or services that we would love to have but simply do not have the budget for. Below is a list of items or services that would help improve efficiency, increase productivity and assist programs in-house.

Needs by Category

Miscellaneous | LEARN Works | Sunshine Fund | Free Medical Clinic | IT | Spanish Language Assistance | Loaves & Fishes

Miscellaneous Needs

  • Repaired front handicapped ramps
  • Refinished meeting room floor
  • Installed chair rail in the main hallway
  • Additional desks and phone lines for Center volunteers
  • Building Access System for LEARN Works
  • Outside signage to designate where programs are located

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LEARN Works Program Needs

» About LEARN Works

  • Instant cold packs
  • Band aids
  • Tissue
  • Small paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Spoons
  • Construction paper
  • Dry erase markers
  • Clorox wipes
  • Photo printer
  • Exercise balls (9 would be great)
  • A laminator
  • Exercise bands (9 would be great)
  • Jump ropes in various lengths
  • Hula Hoops
  • Connect Four games (3-4)
  • 4 Heavy duty pencil sharpeners
  • Kitchen timers (9 would be great)
  • Current encyclopedia set (2000 or later)
  • 12 easel style dry erase boards
  • Blinds for classroom
  • New projector and screen (We use the projector frequently)
  • Carpet for one room downstairs
  • 2-4 AC units (It may be time to replace some of ours.)
  • Poster Maker
  • Large laminator
  • 4 high quality bookshelves for classrooms
  • Classroom tables(4-5 round tables and 6-8 rectangular ones)
  • Keyless entry system for LEARN Works building
  • 25 passenger mini bus
  • 10 chrome books for our Bridge classroom
  • 8 Acer Aspire 15.6” laptops for staff
  • 3 water cooler systems

Incentives for students:

  • Candy (favorites: gum, ring pops, blow pops, skittles, m&ms, Hershey kisses)
  • Silly bands
  • Silly band rings
  • Fast food restaurant gift cards
  • Tech decks
  • Barbies
  • Mancala game
  • Sorry spin game
  • Movie tickets

Our big prize for 4 filled trees: $10 Wal Mart Gift Card (Many of the kids are working on saving 4 trees right now.)

  • Fruit for snacks for the LEARN Works After School Program
  • Repaint the trim around bulletin boards and cupboards in the After School Program.
  • New Computers

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Sunshine Fund Needs

» Assistance programs at The Ada Jenkins Center

  • Gas gift cards
  • Food/Walmart gift cards
  • Hygiene products
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Diapers
  • Bus passes

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IT Needs

  • New desktops/laptops for the Center

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Free Medical Clinic Needs

» About the Ada Jenkins Free Clinic

  • Funding to purchase health educational materials
  • Digital blood pressure machines for patients to monitor blood pressure at home
  • Blood sugar machines and test strips for patients to monitor blood sugar at home
  • Medical supplies for clinic
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Paper towels
  • Gently used and clean Walkers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Shower Chairs
  • Snacks and drinks for volunteers
  • Bottled water

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Spanish Language Assistance

» About Spanish Language Assistance at The Ada Jenkins Center

  • 2 netbooks
  • A mobile wheeling station for the computer
  • Another paid full or part time bilingual staff member

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Loaves & Fishes Greatest Needs

Pantry Food Demo Wishlist

Asking for new or gently used cookware to be used in our pantry food demonstrations. Any questions, please contact the Pantry Coordinator at ext. 120

  • Kitchen Knives (all sizes)
  • Cutting Board
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Colander
  • Pot Holders
  • Crockpot
  • Whisk
  • Rubber & Metal spatulas
  • Grater
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Thermometer
  • Mixer
  • Immersion (Wand) Blender

Pantry Priority Needs

Any questions, please contact the Pantry Coordinator at ext. 120

Hygiene/Cleaning Products

  • Toilet Paper
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Body wash/soap
  • Feminine products
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Lotion

Food Products

  • 100% Fruit Juice (Bottled)
  • Canned Meat (spaghettios with meat, canned ham, canned tuna, canned chicken, canned salmon, etc.)
  • Canned Fruit
  • Low Sodium Canned Food
  • Gluten Free Food Products
  • Rice
  • Potatoes (Instant & Canned)
  • Pasta (Dry & Canned)
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal/Grits
  • Baby Formula

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