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In 2018, SCCF worked with local nonprofits serving Steuben County to identify their greatest needs. We heard stories of individuals donating toys and funding projects for nonprofits, delighted to find out how they could make a difference. The 2019 Steuben County Nonprofit Wish List will be unveiled on Giving Tuesday, which is December 3rd. Until then, you can browse this page for last year's wish list to gain inspiration.


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101 Lakes Trust

Monetary Needs

$10: Display board for presentations

$1000: Development and printing of brochures and other promotional items

Collaboration Needs

Volunteers for website development and other marketing needs

Volunteers for trail maintenance

Committee members for board and Reflections on a Lake event


Cahoots Coffee Cafe

Scott Poor: 260-624-2399 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Personal hygiene supplies for students

$100: Family dinner & snow day meals

$1000: Christmas Event, sensory sensitive for individuals with autism

Collaboration Needs

Participation in open-mic nights

Speakers for student groups and events


Community Anti-Violence Alliance

Lee David: 260-624-3600 or 

Monetary Needs

$10: Diapers

$100: Gas cards

$1000: New toys for visitation rooms

Collaboration Needs

Crisis hot-line volunteers


Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy

Bridget Harrison: 260-316-1397 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Copy paper, forever stamps, snacks, batteries

$100: Laminator, portable microphone/sound system*, post-hold digger*, rakes*, shovels*, wheelbarrow*, backpack herbicide sprayer

$1000: Enclosed utility trailer*, chain saw*, utility vehicle*

(* = used or working condition)

Collaboration Needs

Engineering expertise for constructing a boardwalk along a wetland

Volunteer assistance at work days (trail building, boardwalk construction, weed pulling)

Assistance with grant opportunity research and grant application writing


Community Humane Society

Alisa Mills: 260-833-2877 or

Monetary Needs:

$10: Cat hammock hooks, Purina Cat Chow & Kitten Chow, Fancy Feast Wet Kitten Food, non-clumping kitty litter, Busy Buddy toys (Twist N Treat & Magic Mushroom) and Kong type toys, high quality dog food & treats (Blue Buffalo, Taste of the Wild)

$100: Kitten towers, cat trees, multiple scratching posts for cats, shelving (dog storage rooms & above W/D), essential oils (contact for specifics), sound panels

$1000: Large lobby flat screen TV for marketing, specials, and news, new veterinary microscope for fecal floats, Adobe Creative Suite; specifically Photoshop for marketing, kitten incubator.      

Collaboration Needs    

Regular cleaning volunteers for the morning

Metal work (installation of cat cage portals)

Construction work (install panels, shelving, lay bricks, fix drywall an dpaint)


Compassion Pregnancy Center

Kim Ryall: 574-370-9611 or

Monetary Needs

$10: White card stock, mini blind, diapers sizes 4-6, baby food, coat hooks, coffee pods

$100: entryway rug, space heater, 6ft folding white table, chairs for clients, storage shelving (cubicle)

$1000: vinyl sign lettering

Collaboration Needs

Assistance with grant writing

Volunteers for small maintenance projects


Downtown Angola Coalition

Pat Schlosser: 260-437-3392 or

Monetary Needs:

For $10: Products for hospitality events (cups, plates, napkins, snacks, bottled water/soda, prizes/gift certificates for contests to encourage participation in Downtown events), postage stamps, stationary, propane for grilling

For $100:  Supplies for monthly events, often tied to holidays or seasons, printer, ink and paper, printing of Rack cards to advertise upcoming events, business cards for members, banners for sponsor appreciation, car magnets, personalized pens or other promotional items, personalized DAC stationary

For $1000: Sponsors for events (music festival, art festival, ethnic festivities, food festival, Fall Festival, Halloween events, Holiday Wagon Rides, Arrival of Santa, Downtown Development Week, Small Business Saturday), sign for new office space, mural painting, radio, newspaper, and billboard advertising

Collaboration Needs:

Review and/or audit of financial records

Assistance in building/maintaining a website

Board Development and Training

Use of kitchen facilities to prepare items for food sales and/or fundraising collaborations with philanthropic organizations

Volunteers to help with community events


Four County Transitional Living

Rick Newman: 260-665-7700

For $10: General office supplies

For $1000:  Educational materials for AA/NA books, MRT Anger Management, Thinking for Good & Staying Quit workbooks for residents


Lake James Christian Camp & Retreat Center

Matt Love: 260-833-2786 or

Monetary Needs

$10: First Aid kit items, copy paper

$100: Mattress covers, furnishings for new handicapped bathrooms (mirrors, lights, etc)

$1000: Golf cart batteries, pontoon boat seats

Collaboration Needs

Servers for Christmas at the Lake Fundraising dinners in November & beginning of December

Maintenance volunteers, skilled and unskilled

Camp Service Day volunteers November 10th, 9-noon, lunch provided


Project Help

Sheri Frank: 260-316-3435 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Cleaning supplies, tags to price products, canned food

$100: 2 wheel convertible carts, letters for sign outside, carpets cleaned, cigarette butt disposal can

$1000: Commercial grade shelving units for donation area, gated entrance with lock on fence, refrigerators & freezers

Collaboration needs:

Volunteers with experience

Volunteer training

Delivery and pick up service



Purdue University Cooperative Extension

Crystal Van Pelt: 260-668-1000 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Journaling books, blank yard signs, fun shaped post-it notes

$100: Program scholarships (master gardeners, 4-H Spark Club)

$1000: Catering costs for 7 sessions of Strengthening Families program

Collaboration Needs

Marketing assistance to promote programs and raise general awareness

Connections to youth and adult audiences for program outreach

Adult volunteers to teach 6-hour mini-series for youth on educational topics (such as welding, biology, beekeeping, trees, robotics, etc.)

Training and equipment to produce digital learning media and courses relevant to local needs


RISE, Inc.

Chris Stackhouse: 260-665-9408 or

Monetary Needs:

$10: Office supplies, arts/crafts supplies, current/up to date nonfiction books

$100: Wall paint, clothing in good condition (L, XL, XXL jeans, pants, t-shirts, sweatshirts)

$1000: Bathroom flooring, computer, printer, large dining room table and chairs, concrete patch work, interior wall

Collaboration Needs:

Volunteers for painting, light woodwork, cleaning, photography, and filing


Steuben County Council on Aging

Kris Treadwell: 260-665-8191 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Paper products for luncheons, door prizes/gift cards for events for seniors

$100: Games for game day, piano tuning

$1000: Refreshments for the Senior Center for a year, couches and chairs for new location

Collaboration Needs

Marketing information to community for need to relocate

Fundraising and capital campaign trainings

Volunteers for luncheons and to serve on board


Steuben County Lakes Council

Cheri Stroh: 260-665-1730 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Postage

$100: Laminator, paper-cutter

$1000: Signs for office door, fax line, caller ID

Collaboration Needs

Access Trainings – queries

Microsoft Office Training

Website training – maintaining websites


Steuben County Literacy Coalition

Breann Fink: 260-665-1414 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Office supplies, gift cards for student incentives

$100: Food for cooking clubs & family nights, meals for field trips

$1000: Refrigerator, iPads, enrichment opportunities for after school sites (i.e. Science Central, FW Zoo)

Collaboration Needs

Local professional development opportunities for staff

Volunteers for mailings

Volunteers for school and after school programs


Steuben County United Way

Jessica Brodock: 260-665-6196 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Copy paper, storage totes, general office supplies

$100: Office phone w/ voicemail, books for Kindergarten Camp, marketing materials or signage

$1000: Funds for marketing, newspaper/billboard space/radio time

Collaboration Needs

Volunteers for campaign cabinet, event committees, board

Companies willing to allow UW to run campaign, speak at meetings, to serve as drop off point for donations, display UW and 211 materials, participate in Denim for a Difference

Days of caring volunteer groups


TLC House Indiana (Domestic Violence Shelter)

Mada Waldrop:  260-624-2274 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Rock salt for sidewalks, diapers, baby wipes, twin sheets, pillows, pack n play sheets, cleaning supplies, feminine hygiene supplies, printer paper

$100: Printer ink for HP OfficeJet Pro Printer (902), vacuum, cell phone plan for director

$1000: Donations for roof repair, ceiling patch, new staircase and chimney removal, health insurance for director, motion sensory lighting for front porch

Collaboration Needs

Legal advice for Board (lawyer to serve on board or as advisor)

Accounting help

Construction volunteers to 1) remove awning, 2) help build shingled covered porch, 3) replace siding 4) replace door

Volunteer to plow driveway after snow storms


Trine University

Lisa Frieden: 260-665-4310 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Provides funding for 2 elementary students to attend Walk Into My Future at Trine University

$100:  Provides a campership for student to attend LEGO summer day camp

$1000:  Provides books for two Trine students with two Books and Beyond Scholarships ($500 each)


Turning Point Homeless Shelter

Shannon Thomas: 260-573-2535 or

Monetary Needs:

$10: Stamps, copy paper,

$100:   Large dry erase boards for each room

$1000:   Blinds for offices        

Collaboration Needs

Free attorney for Residents


Fundraiser consultant


Well Child Clinic

Mary Fatchett: 260-665-2403 or

Monetary Needs

$100: Medical supplies, Pendaflex file racks and folders, office chair

$1000: Computer, printer, software


Women in Transition

Shelly Allen: 260-624-3178 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Office supplies, alarm clocks, paper goods, personal hygiene supplies, household cleaning supplies, dried noodles, canned goods, kitchen and bath towels, bed pillows, food storage containers, dog shampoo

$100: Life Recovery Bibles and work books, planter box for garden with dirt, coffee pots, pots and pans, bedroom curtains, screen door

$1000: Large upright freezer, large refrigerator

Collaboration Needs

Volunteer transportation to probation meetings, court, doctor apt.

Volunteers to teach residents in the spring about starting and caring for a garden

Help with residents opening a checking & savings account – local banks – individual class meeting

Budgeting/managing past/current debts – individual or class meeting

Balancing checking and savings accounts – individual or class meeting

Volunteer for occasional minor house repairs


Wood Land & Lakes RC&D

Mike Yoder: 574-298-3331 or

$250: 25 hours of temporary intern work to facilitate the transfer of WLL RC&D and Land Trust material and data files to new office space and new organizational management structure following staff retirement. Tasks include organizing online digital data storage, scanning legal documents for digital cloud storage.        


YMCA of Steuben County

Racheal Benner: 260-668-3607 or

Monetary Needs

$10: Step aerobic steps, dodgeballs, 8 foot tables, Neoprene Dumbbells, dumbbell stand holder, bench vice, bench grinder

$100: 6 ft. ladder, 8 foot ladder (or multi-type ladder), snow blower, work bench, power tools

$1000:  Water wheelchair, mirrors (new and replacement in workout spaces), branding signage        

Collaboration Needs

Graphic design services

2019 Wish List Graphic Download the 2019 Wish List Submission Form