WELCOME Ace ’s annual “Give til it Hurts ” Wish List issue.
In the following pages, local charities and non-profits have
submitted their Wish Lists for Santa (that ’d be you,the Reader).
We hope you ’ll take time to get to know these organizations and their missions.
Maybe you ’ll find one that ’s right for your time and resources
—not just during the holidays, but all year round!


Home At Last Animal Sanctuary

Contact: Sarah Dorroh
Phone: 502.839.1974
Address: P.O. Box 144, Salvisa, KY 40372
web site:
501(c)3 status: Current
Mission: Home At Last, accredited by the American Sanctuary Association, provides care for many animals including cats, dogs, cows, pigs, goats, rabbits, and a horse, and includes a separate wildlife refuge. We are a no-kill sanctuary emphasizing the concept of compassion and offering exceptional quality of life for many formerly abandoned or abused animals. Programs include rescue, adoption, education outreach, low-income spay/neuter assistance, and feral trap/spay/neuter release. Our message is simple: Compassion for ALL species.

Wish List

Kitty litter
Cat trees
Scratching posts
Cat toys (no fur or leather please)
Corrugated cardboard scratching posts
2-story play pens
Cat carriers
Litter boxes
Pooper scoopers
Separate food/water bowls, collars, humane traps

Leashes/collars/harnesses (M / LG please)
Dog crates (large, open wire please)
Toys (durable chew toys like Kongs, balls, etc)
Separate food/water bowls (heavy duty), dog houses

Large Animals
Salt licks
Hoof treatments for horses

Grooming supplies
Nail clippers


Vet Supplies
Antibacterial hand gel
Eye/ear ointment
First Aid kits
Discounted vet services

Cleaning Supplies
Pooper scoopers (extra large)
Paper towels
Garbage bags (largest size)
Push brooms

Office Supplies
Floppy disks
Photo paper
Multi-purpose paper
Ink cartridges color or B/W (Lexmark Z82 or
Canon i950)
Sharpie permanent markers

Grounds Maintenance
Fencing materials
Riding lawn mower
Water tanks
Large shovels
Lawn care equipment

To assist us with special events, grounds maintenance, fundraising, animal socialization, etc. If interested, please contact:

Foster Homes
Foster Homes provide the kind of special attention that can be so crucial in helping animals find forever homes. If interested in fostering, please contact:

Primate Rescue Center

Contact: April Truitt
Phone: 859.858.4866
Address: 5087 Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356
501( c) 3 status: Current
Mission: To alleviate the suffering of primates wherever it occurs by providing sanctuary or referral to appropriate facilities, working to end the trade in primates both in the United States and abroad, educating the public about the plight of primates caught in the breeder/dealer cycle,assisting researchers and zoo personnel in finding appropriate placement for their surplus primates,encouraging compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and animal welfare statutes

Wish List
An end to the exotic pet trade in the U.S.
Unsalted nets in shells (any variety)
DVDs (DVD-R 4.7GB 120 min 4X)
Late model van for animal rescues and produce pick-ups
Large plastic toys (play houses, slides, etc)
Dry goods (low sugar cereals, oats, pastas, rice, raisins, graham crackers, dried fruit, unpopped popcorn)
Dedicated volunteers
Apple office computer
100/250MB ZIP discs
Photo paper for inkjet printers
Avery labels (#5160 & #5164)
Ink cartridges for Epson 880 printer
Gift cards to Kroger, Wal-Mart, or Staples
Walk-in cooler compressor
Freezer for in-season produce
Bales of clean straw
Bleach (gallons)
Simple Green or Mean Green cleaner (gallons)
Dish soap
Laundry detergent (liquid)
Semi-portable X-ray equipment
Pine shavings (not cedar)
Soccer, tennis, footballs, and basketballs
Fleece blankets
Little Tykes hard plastic toys-the bigger and better
Purina 5038 monkey chow—we use over 400
pounds a month!!


Lexington History Museum

Contact: Carly Preston, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 859.254.0530
Address: Old Fayette County Courthouse, 215 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
501(C)3 STATUS: Current
MISSION: The Lexington History Museum engages all people in the discovery and interpretation of the history of Lexington and the Bluegrass.

Wish List
Volunteers needed for the following opportunities:
1) Front Desk Host and Gallery Monitor
—meet, greet, and introduce LHM to visitors
—monitor galleries periodically while visitors are present
—needed for shifts which include: Friday 12-2pm, 2-4pm; Saturday 10am-1pm, 1pm-4pm; Sunday 12-2pm, 2-4pm; Monday 12-2pm, 2-4pm

2) Docent
—lead tour of LHM for adult and student groups
—attend LHM docent/volunteer training (this can be completed quickly and individually)
—will be periodically notified when needed; usually 2-4 hour shifts available


AIDS Volunteers, Inc. (AVOL)

Contact: Ann Dills
Phone: 859.225.3000
Address: 263 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507
Web site:
501(C)3 Status: Current
Mission: AIDS Volunteers, Inc. is a community-based organization committed to providing education, outreach and advocacy about HIV and AIDS in Central and Eastern Kentucky in order to prevent the spread of HIV, inspire a compassionate response for those who face the challenges of HIV and AIDS, meet the needs of those who are infected and affected by HIV disease.

Every year, AVOL helps make Christmas possible for children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Please go on-line or call Ann at 225.3000 to see how you can help us with our Annual Christmas Drive.

Wish List
Wal-Mart gift cards (any amount)
Food certificates or coupons
Bus tokens
Bus passes
Gasoline certificates

Personal Hygiene Items
Disposable razors
Feminine hygiene products
Body lotion
Toilet paper

Household Items
Bath towels & wash cloths
Bathroom accessories—(shower curtains, toilet bowl
brush, etc.)
Kitchen towels & oven mitts
Bed linens & pillows—(Full Size)
Paper towels
Window cleaner
Furniture polish
Bathroom cleaner
Dishwashing liquid
Laundry detergent
broom/mop/cleaning bucket

Lexington Hearing & Speech Center

Contact: Carol Hustedde
Phone: 859.268.4545
Address: 162 North Ashland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502
Web site:
501(C)3 Status: Current
Mission: To provide quality diagnostic, therapeutic and educational services for hearing, speech, and language impaired individuals and families.

Wish List
Laser printer suitable for a LAN
Digital projector (used to provide training for
professionals across the state)
Digital camcorder
An update from Windows 98 to Windows XP for
diagnostic software for hearing tests (cost: $1,500)
A new clinical audiometer (cost: $8,000)

The Makenna Foundation

Contact: Sheila David
Phone: 859.422.2010
Address: 2808 Palumbo Dr., Lexington, KY 40509
501c3 status: Current
Mission: In honor of the life of Makenna David, this Foundation will give hope, joy and courage to the children and families who are served by the caring professionals of the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital

Wish List
For all of us to love and care for children...and make plans to attend the next Art of Making Miracles event on Friday night September 9, 2005


American Red Cross

Contact: Cara Perch
Phone: 859.253.1331
Address: 1450 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
501(C)3 status: Current
Mission: The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to victims of disasters and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.

Wish List
This year, the American Red Cross would like to ask for more disaster relief volunteers. In November and December, single family fires are always on the rise. We need caring individuals to provide food, clothing, and shelter to those in need during an emergency. Complete training is provided.

Also, we are currently having a “Red Cross Dollar Drive” to raise money to purchase ornaments for our disaster clients, Hello Daily clients, and Wheels riders.

All donations can be mailed to the American Red Cross office at 1450 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511. Once we’ve raised the funds to purchase the ornaments, we will have a variety of youth clubs and organizations put them together.

Bluegrass Technology Center: A Resource Center for People with disAbilities

Contact: Debbie Sharon
Phone: 1.800.209.7767 (KY) or 859.294.4343
FAX: 859.294.0704
Address: 961 Beasley Street, Suite 103A, Lexington, KY 40509-4120
Web site:
Mission: Assisting individuals who have disabilities, their families, and service providers in connecting with various technologies and services that provide the gateway to greater independence, productivity, and quality of life. BTC is a member of the Alliance for Technology Access, The Eastern Regional Center for the Kentucky Assistive Technology Service (KATS) Network. BTC has a history of providing quality services to thousands of individuals with disabilities, their families and professionals throughout eastern and central Kentucky.

Wish List
Batteries (all sizes) for toys in our Adapted Toy Lending Library
EMPTY ink jet & laser toner printer cartridges to be recycled to support new toys for our Adapted Toy Lending Library
Computer mice (gently used) to be adapted for switch users
3 ring binders (gently used) for “make & take” workshops
Velcro (adhesive backing) used to create picture communication symbols
Polaroid 600 Film for Switch Adapted Camera
Digital Camera for creating communication boards
Postage for mailing information packets

Center for Creative Writing Adult Day Health Care

Contact: Rose Brook or Melissa Spiller
Phone: 859.277.3855
Fax: 859.277.4843
Address: 1530 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503
Email: or
501(C)3 Status: Current
Mission: To provide services that meet the participant need in a structured and centralized adult day health care setting with a special emphasis in maintenance and restorative care of the elderly in Fayette county

Wish List
Counter-top dishwasher
Two (2) recliner chairs suitable for the elderly
Two (2) professional signs designed and produced approximately 18” x 24”

Kentucky Domestic Violence Association

Contact: Rebecca Graff
Phone: 502.209.5382
Fax: 502.226.5382
Address: 111 Darby Shire Circle, Frankfort, KY 4060
501(C)3 Status: Current
Mission: The Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program provides emergency shelter and outreach services to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children in Lexington and the surrounding 16 counties. Our services include a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, support groups, legal and medical advocacy, counseling, casework, outreach, and domestic violence education.

Wish List
For the Shelter
Videos/DVDs (all kinds)
Gift bags
Cards (all occasions)
Twin sheet sets
CDs (all kinds)
Playing cards
CD player
Self-help books
Twin comforters
Monopoly board game
Mini decorative flags
Gift wrap
Gift wrapping ribbon
Gas cards
Phone cards
(Items for the shelter should be new or gently used and unwrapped.)

United Way of the Bluegrass

Contact: Barbara Thompson
Phone: 859.233.4460
Address: 2480 Fortune Drive, Ste. 250, Lexington, KY
Web Site:
501(C)3 status: Current
Mission: United Way of the Bluegrass mobilizes the caring power of our regional community to improve lives.

Wish List
Batteries (all sizes)
EMPTY ink jet cartridges to recycle
Computer mice (gently used)
3-Ring binders (gently used)
Polaroid 600 film
Digital cameras
Office supplies: including but not limited to plain and color paper, ink jet cartridges for Lexmark 5000, Lexmark 1100, Lexmark X83, and HP Deskjet 612 C Copier
Fax machines
Commercial shredders
Laser printer (network compatible)
New or used computers
Twin Mattresses
Electric cooler/heater (chest type) that plugs into cigarette lighter
Kitchen supplies/appliances (ie: microwaves, toasters, coffee makers)
Back Packs
Weed Eater
Volleyball Net
CD Players
Reflective pompoms
Textured toys (for Visually impaired children)
Brightly colored items (for visually impaired children)
Small toys that vibrate (for visually impaired children)


Lexington Theological Seminary

Contact: Walt Johnson
Phone: 252.0361
Address: 631 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508
Mission: The purpose of Lexington Theological Seminary is to prepare faithful leaders for the church of Jesus Christ and, thus, to strengthen the church’s participation in God’s mission for the world.”

Wish List
1. For all people to think of their minds as a beautiful gift and to discover the thrill and delight of thinking critically about their faith.
2. For hearts that sing out with love and awe and mystery for the Creation and a commitment to be good stewards of the world.
3. For a world in which people give thanks daily that they are not called upon to be judgmental.
4. For a cessation of the cheapening of words that once were meaningful, such as: awesome, values, love, faithful, excellence, patriotism, rights, religious.
5. For a community that unites around the ideals of compassion, justice, and peace. n