In the fall, qnotes published several wish lists from local organizations which chose to participate in our annual Community Assessment Survey. In the spirit of this giving season, we’re reprinting the lists. Peruse them and see if you might have items you could donate or if there are particular items you could purchase on behalf of the organizations and their clients. In this merry season, the act of gift-giving can, for some, make all the difference. Spread the cheer and pay it forward.

Be sure to check out part one and more to our annual holiday gift guide series, along with other holiday stories, online at

LGBT Center of Raleigh
LGBT-themed DVDs, CDs and books for the library.
Water cooler.
A larger space for programming.
Coat tree.
Soft drinks and snacks.
Landscape design and materials for the front of the center.
Digital projector.

LGBT Center of Charlotte
We would wish to have more “stakeholders” in the LGBT Community Center, such as continuous givers and individual donors.

Campus Pride
Increased monthly donors at the $25, $50, $100 and higher levels.
Volunteers to help plan and implement local, statewide and national events.
Further support and awareness of our local Charlotte efforts.

Charlotte Pride Band
Other than one-time gifts, we seek additional corporate season sponsorships and volunteers who are skilled in things such as media, fundraising and marketing.
We also encourage and seek additional attendance at our concerts so the public can see what Charlotte Pride Band is all about.
We want anyone of any ability level who is interested in playing with us to come to rehearsal.
We also seek those who are able to provide concert staffing and support, including setting up and breaking down the stage area and moving percussion equipment.
We also need assistance with ticket sales. We welcome suggestions for ways our ensembles can be involved in community events!

Gay Men’s Chorus of Charlotte
Long-term (three years) committed support for our partnership with Time Out Youth to place an outreach worker directly in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
(total of $10,000 per year)
Storage space (music, props, risers, electronic equipment, etc.).
Office space.
Music stands.
Eight handheld wireless microphones.
Contributions to enable purchase of music, piano tuning, insurance renewals, program, ticket, postcard, etc., printing, chorus membership fees, as well as being able to provide payment to musicians and more!

Time Out Youth
LGBTQ Books/DVDs (approrpiate for youth).
Snacks and drinks for group room.
Games for youth room.
Art supplies.
Cleaning supplies (toliet paper, hand soap, paper towels, trash bags).
Personal items for emergency housing clients.
Gift cards to Target, Wal-Mart or grocery stores (for emergency housing clients).
Bus Passes.

Products for client supply closet: laundry detergent, dish soap, multipurpose cleaner, toilet paper, paper towels, deodorant for men and women, shampoo and conditioner, feminine products, dental floss and mouth wash, razors and shaving cream.
Bus passes.
Gift cards of $10, $15 or $25 to a grocery store, Walmart or Target.
Office and other needs including newer computers and printers.
Three laptops.
Food for support group meetings.
Food and beverage for events.

— compiled by qnotes staff