Wish List

The following coalition members have a need for the items listed below. If you have any of these items and would like to make a donation, please call or click on the link and send an email to the organization with the need. In your email, please be sure to include:

  • Your name
  • Address and telephone number
  • Brief description of item you wish to donate

Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division

Les Leopold
389 Virginia Street
Buffalo, NY 14201

  • A large building to house a one-stop adult literacy and education center.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo, Inc.

Stephanie Connors
Community Outreach Coordinator
40 Gardenville Parkway, Ste. 300
West Seneca, NY 14224
(716) 712-2064


  • Eight (8) new computer workstations
  • Eight (8) chairs

Literacy Empowerment Action Plan of Western New York

Cheryl J. Jessel-Yates
Program Director
3200 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14217
(716) 873-0429

  • Computers (6-7) with printer
  • Copier
  • Telephone system
  • Adult desk and Chairs
  • Three Round Tables (four client chairs each)
  • Books at all levels
  • Office supplies
  • Instructional Materials

Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo

Rebecca Rowe
Director of Program Operations & Specialized Services
282 Babcock St.
Buffalo, NY 14210
(716) 825-1016 x216

Bookshelves (all sizes)
Coat Hooks
Composition Notebooks
Dry Erase Boards
Dry Erase Markers
Erasers for Blackboard & Dry Erase
Folders (All types)
Hanging File Folders
Hanging File Totes
Shoebox Storage Totes
Pencil Erasers
Pencil Sharpeners (electric & hand held)
Plastic Bins
Plastic Plants, Trees, and Flowers
Plastic Stackable Paper Separator Trays
Student Dictionaries
Three Hole Punchers
Gardening tools: Rakes, Shovels, Hoes, Gloves, Seeds, Kneeling Pads, Sun Hats, etc... Balloons
Face Paint
Clear Plastic Contact Paper
Colored Pencils
Construction paper
Craft Supplies: Felt Squares, Small Ceramic Tiles, Burlap, Hook and Latch Tools, Beads, Multi-colored Spindles of Yarn
Different colors of material
Drawing Boards
Drawing Notebooks
Drawing Paper
Flower Pots
Glitter Glue
Glossy Photo Paper
Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks: clear and glittered
Mural Paper
Paints (Oil & Water-based)
Paint Brushes
Paper Mache
Poster Boards
Seasonal Posters & Creative Art Designs
Area Rugs (Kid Friendly)
Basketball Pinnies (Jerseys)
Blink Card Games
Connect Four Games
Crossword and Word Search Puzzles
DVDs rated PG 13, PG, and G
Folding Tables
Giant Legos
Gym Bleachers
Large Mirrors
Gym Mats
Pool Ball Sets
Uno Games CD-R's
Photo Illustration, Graphic Design Computer Programs
Leap Pad Systems & Games
Polaroid Cameras & Film
Radio with CD Player
Music Looper Software
Typing Skills Software 

Literacy Volunteers of Buffalo & Erie County

Robin Mitchell
Executive Director
1313 Main St.
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 876-8991

  • A conference table, chairs and other office furniture including comfy lounge chairs.
  • A portable bookshelf that can fit in a car, for displaying books at tabling events.
  • Various size bookshelves.
  • Complimentary advertising for tutor recruitment on the little plastic triangles they attach to parking meters along Elmwood.
  • 24 copies of Fantasia's new book Life is Not a Fairy Tale
  • 24 copies of Kyle Maynard's new book: No Excuses: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling and in Life
  • 50 mentor bags/composition notebooks/colored pencil sets/packs of index cards/pens and pencils
  • Backpacks
  • A book binder and binding supplies (covers, binder edges)
  • Learning software/CD's for kids and adults
  • Book and tape sets for kids and adults
  • Water bottles, baseball caps, mugs, sweat shirts, other giveaway-type stuff for family literacy events
  • New board books for babies/toddlers
  • Tabletop book rack/shelves
  • Ribbons/awards/certificates for excellence
  • Dyslexia learning/tutoring program (Barton) - $ 300 ea.
  • Flash card sets for phonics, vocabulary, math
  • Laser printers
  • State of the art MAC computer with graphic software.
  • 6 - 10 computers for children's tutoring program
  • Kids games, toys, puzzles, educational toys, posters, etc; to stock our student tutoring programs and to use as family literacy incentives
  • Small rugs to use for story time
  • Small comfy chairs for little children
  • 4 cork boards
  • 2 drawer filing cabinet
  • Soaps/lotions/hygiene products
  • Small fridge


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