Goal Date: December 31, 2013
PLEASE NOTE: On the payment screen please complete the box labeled "DONATION DETAILS" by entering the wish number that you are fulfilling. If you are granting multiple wishes, please list each wish number separately indicating the amount that you would like given to each wish.
When appropriate, please indicate (for each wish) if the wish is being made in honor of an individual and include their name.
If you would like to provide your gift by check please send your gift to our office at 538 Franklin Street, Columbus Indiana, 47201.
If you would like to view the complete 2013 Grant A Wish book please click here.
Animal Welfare Wishes
Bartholomew County Humane Society
Wish 1: $20 would provide heartworm testing for one dog and feline leukemia testing for one cat.
Wish 2: $100 would provide altering surgery for one cat and one dog.
Wish 3: $350 would provide 10 bags of nutritious, high quality food for shelter animals to restore good health, and prepare them for adoption.
Community Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)
Wish 4: $25 would provide shots and flea preventatives for an animal.
Wish 5: $50 would provide a vet visit and medication for a family pet so that they can remain healthy and happy.
Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators, Inc.
Wish 6: $70 would provide an 8 lb. bucket of formula. $285 would provide a 20 lb. bucket of formula for the animals.
Wish 7: $20-$50 would provide enrichment toys for these rehabilitating animals. Heavy bowls, toys, large tubes, and swings are some examples of enrichment devices that are used.
Wish 8: $40 would provide a carrying crate for the animals.
Bartholomew County Historical Society (BCHS)
Wish 9: $100 would provide Supplies for a month of “Saturday Sampler” programs.
Wish 10: $50 would provide supplies for one activity station during Spring on the Farm.
Wish 11: $20 would provide essential supplies and subscriptions to help keep the library functioning and free to guests, including online genealogy services.
Columbus Bicycle Co-op
Wish 12: $150 would provide 10 bike light sets (a front white light and a rear red light) and additional safety to those individuals that will be riding their bicycle when it is dark outside.
Wish 13: $300 would provide 10 bike helmets that could be given to individuals that have earned a bicycle and don't already have a helmet.
Wish 14: $200 would provide one portable tri-fold, double-sided Velcro display board to the Bike Co-op for use at the various events around the community.
Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives
Wish 15: $350 would provide a three terabyte portable hard drive to be able to save these scans and also back up the current computer system.
Wish 16: $150 would provide a rack that would hold the 70-80 pound roll of paper to make it easier to pull off paper needed without having to man-handle the roll out of the corner of the room each time there is a need to create a pocket/envelope for storage of blueprints.
Wish 17: $150 would provide a coat tree for guests to use while they are doing research in the facility.
Columbus Parks and Recreation Foundation
Wish 18: $50 would contribute toward the total scholarship package or $105 would provide a full scholarship, providing a child the opportunity to participate in programs encouraging hands-on learning, creativity, sports, aquatics, education, social interaction and much more. The choice of such a wide variety of programs offered by CP&R can alter and/or enhance the course of a child’s life.
Wish 19: $100 would provide an Individual Membership as a "Friend of the People Trail" and help to further expand the network.
Wish 20: $40 would provide one-on-one instruction with trained professionals offering aquatic instruction for children and teens ages 5-18 with special needs.
Columbus Police Department: Homework With an Officer
Wish 21: $125 would provide 25 basic calculators for the officers to use.
Wish 22: $150 would provide money to purchase storage cabinets for supplies.
Housing Authority: Christmas at Sycamore Place
Wish 23: $175 would provide artificial Christmas tree, decorations, and lights.
Wish 24: $100 would provide money to purchase new garden equipment, supplies, seeds and plants.
Wish 25: $75 would provide a camp scholarship for one child. kidscommons offers spring, summer and fall camps that offer hours of fun, exploration and discovery as well as sharing a museum experience with children.
Wish 26: $50 would provide various interactive tabletops that would be used throughout the year on these hands-on tables.
Wish 27: $25 would provide crayons, construction paper, markers, glue, soap for the bubble room, consumable supplies for science experiments plus much, much more.
Columbus Area Arts Council
Wish 28: $150 would provide the stipend for an artist at the festival who will work one-on-one with these special students in workshops held throughout the day.
Columbus Indiana Philharmonic (CIP)
Wish 29: $50-$95 would provide a partial ($50) or full ($95) scholarship for one semester of violin, viola or cello lessons for a student. An additional $20 would cover instrument rental for one semester for a student.
Wish 30: $65-$90 would provide a scholarship for a week at the Choral Festival (half day - $65) or Strings Camp (full day - $90).
Wish 31: $100-$150 would provide partial scholarship assistance for a student on free or reduced lunch programs. An additional $50 would cover uniform costs for scholarship students.
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Wish 32: $500 would provide the necessary funding to hire a quality pianist to showcase the young artists in a soloist position with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Wish 33: $100 would provide the rental fee that will be negotiated with the rental company for the annual Pops concert in June 2014 "An American in Paris."
Wish 34: $100 would help partially fund the Symphony’s Christmas concert, which is a free concert and its gift to the community this holiday season.
Columbus Child Care Center
Wish 35: $20 would provide a small parachute for the younger children and $80 for a larger parachute for the older children.
Wish 36: 38 would provide one set of four Balance Pods.
Wish 37: $38 would provide a set of six heavy-duty hula hoops.
Family School Partners
Wish 38: $40 would provide admission and lunch for one child and parent to the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, which allows the children to experience a hands-on-learning day and exposes parents to new activities with their children.
Wish 39: $100 would provide the supplies and refreshments for one evening event or contribute to the cost of facility rental at a family-friendly location.
First Presbyterian Preschool
Wish 40: $68 would provide 15 hours of childcare to a family in financial need.
Wish 41: $58 would send a class of 18 Pre-K students to kidscommons.
Wish 42: $162 would provide (12) 8 x 10 canvases and (12) 11 x 14 canvases to these young art students.
Simmons One Room School
Wish 43: $20 would provide seven new burlap bags, five sets of marbles, three sets of pic-up sticks, four cup and ball games, four hoops for "Graces", or four "Buzz saws”.
Wish 44: $20 would provide 2 ½ bottles of ink so that children may experience writing with pens and inkwells.
Yellow Trail Museum
Wish 45: $20 would provide four picture frames to hold art work done by Hauser students of local landmarks, made in art class using various methods and styles following a walking tour of Hope during which students made quick sketches.
Wish 46: $20 would provide needed computer supplies such as one ink cartridge, two reams of cardstock paper, and approximately ½ the necessary laminating film.
Wish 47: $100 would provide 200 pieces of gum to be included in the SAK PACKS. That would provide the hospital with a SAK PACK supply to last for 10-12 months.
Wish 48: $45 would provide 1 box of diabetes pen needles. Each box contains 100 needles. They will be distributed to clients with diabetes that need pens that are simpler to use to ensure more accurate dosage of insulin.
Wish 49: $500 would provide 100 reflective arm bands/leg straps to be distributed during presentations and educational opportunities to ensure community members own a reflective item to use while being physically active and understand the importance of being visible when the darkness of winter sets in.
Hospice of South Central Indiana
Wish 50: $25 would provide the ability to purchase a gas card for patients' families to ease the financial burden of visiting and caring for a loved one in Our Hospice Inpatient Facility.
Wish 51: $25 would provide the ability to purchase a gift card from an area restaurant for patients' families, easing the financial burden of staying and caring for a loved one in Our Hospice Inpatient Facility.
Pregnancy Care Center (PCC)
Wish 52: $75 would provide one sonogram to a client at the Pregnancy Care Center.
Wish 53: $40 would provide one car seat for a client who attends the Pregnancy Care Center.
Wish 54: $160 would provide one label maker and file folder labels for one year to replace an existing typewriter.
Volunteers in Medicine (VIM)
Wish 55: $45 would provide one new Stethoscope.
Wish 56: $459 would provide one new Otoscope/Opthalmoscope.
Wish 57: $100 would provide for 1/10 of a new refrigerator.
Social Services Wishes
Advocates for Children
Wish 58: $150 would provide Disney on Ice tickets (family of five) or an annual pass to the Indianapolis Zoo for children in foster care.
Wish 59: $100 would provide a family to have an outing at Chuck E. Cheese, and to create some special memories for a family working to heal from the effects of child abuse and neglect.
Wish 60: $25 would provide one foster child an opportunity to participate in a special craft activity such as Simply Pottery or Build-a-Bear Workshop.
The Arc of Bartholomew County
Wish 61: $50 would provide 10% of the Ben Baker Memorial Scholarship that will be awarded in 2014 to a current senior at Columbus East, Columbus North or Hauser High School.
Wish 62: $40 would provide the cost to equip one training program which would offer 25 program events during the year at the Arc Center of Excellence
Wish 63: $20 would provide a year's subscription to publications such as Ep (Exceptional Parent) Magazine, Disability Resources Magazine, Apostrophe Magazine as well as additional materials and supplies to enhance the resource center.
Community Center of Hope, Inc. (CCH)
Wish 64: $499 would provide a stainless steel cart needed for the Food Pantry.
Wish 65: $254.97 will provide for three tables for the infant and toddler room at the Community Center for Hope.
Wish 66: $35 would provide one Beyond Trauma graduate with a gift certificate to a nice restaurant and a $10 celebration gift to be presented at the graduation meal they will share in December.
Wish 67: $60 would provide a Serenity Kit for the graduates of the WRAP program who are also participating in CRInside. This group will continue to meet on Sunday mornings after graduation for ongoing support and encouragement. The Serenity Kit would include a journal, Serenity Prayer necklace, and soaps/lotions from Bath and Body Works.
Wish 68: $20-$50 would help cover the costs needed for drapes, sound equipment, props and costumes for biannual plays put on by clients and open to the community.
Wish 69: $20-$40 would provide painting, pottery and craft supplies for a weekly Art Class.
Eastside Community Center
Wish 115: $45 would provide a child with required learning materials and support through learning events for the 2014 Lemonade Day, a national program that teaches youth how to start, own, and operate their own business.
Wish 116: $150 would allow for the purchase of Sennheiser OfficeRunner Wireless Headset System units for 50% of their normal retail cost. One headset unit costs $150 through Techsoup.org. A total of four (4) headsets would fully equip Eastside counseling staff.
Family Self Sufficiency
Wish 70: $275 would provide assistance to several families who face daily challenges such as obtaining gas, food, child care, uniforms as well as maintain utilities bills.
Wish 71: $300 would provide supplies including books, food items, nutritional handouts and craft items.
Wish 72: $300 would provide households supplies such as pillows, blankets, towels, sheets, and toiletries to help families this winter.
Family Service, Inc.
Wish 73: $20 would provide a teen Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Program volunteer with a high school graduation gift of "Oh The Places You Will Go" by Dr. Seuss as a reminder of the powerful work they have done in their community and too empower them to continue that positive role-modeling for future years.
Wish 74: $20 would provide craft supplies for Healthy Families support workers to show mothers how to create keepsakes with their little ones as well as encourage bonding time and promote parent-child interaction.
Wish 75: $20 would provide each student who participates in Attend Plus with an academic planner to ensure student organization to improve academic success.
Foundation for Youth
Wish 76: $100 would provide a week of summer, spring, or fall break programming for youth at FFY, the Boy's and Girl's Club, or at Columbus Youth Camp.
Wish 77: $75 would provide an opportunity for a child to participate in one of the athletic leagues for an entire season.
Wish 78: $100 would provide a yearlong mountain bike trail pass and an entire day of swimming for a pair of youths. This is intended to be applied to Big Brothers, Big Sisters Mentor pairs.
Gleaners Food Bank
Wish 79: $25 would provide nutritious take-home food to a child over five weekends. Each BackSack provides enough food for six meals over the weekend when children don't have access to school meals.
Wish 80: $100 would provide enough food to rescue a child from weekend hunger for an entire semester.
Wish 81: $200 would provide a BackSack full of nutritious food to a hungry elementary school student every Friday for an entire school year.
Wish 82: $200 would provide all the tools needed for pecan production and sales to be used for fundraising efforts for Granny Connection.
Horizon House, Inc.
Wish 83: $35 would provide a basket to families leaving Horizon House.
Wish 84: $20 would provide a gas cards to help with transportation to and from work, medical appointments, and social services appointments is critical for clients living at the shelter.
Indiana Credit Establishment
Wish 85: $50 would provide a Credit Builder Account’s enrollment costs and increase the participant’s savings by $50.
Wish 86: $50 would provide the administrative costs of a loan required to receive a secured credit card from a local credit union. A gift covering the loan's administrative costs ensures the individual keeps more of their money for the things they need the most.
Just Friends Adult Day Services
Wish 87: $117 would provide 11 ElderSong resource manuals for a variety of cognitive stimulation exercises and crafts.
Wish 88: $188.30 would provide 10 foot, offset Ace Evert umbrella with Southern Patio blow molded base (blow molded, water fillable anchor) for the fenced-in garden space at Mill Race Center.
Wish 89: $149.99 would provide 2 Strathwood Gibranta All-weather hardwood chairs (eucalyptus hardwood) for the fenced-in garden space at Mill Race Center.
Legal Aid-District Eleven, Inc.
Wish 90: $25 would allow Legal Aid to pay for parents to take the Children's First class that they otherwise would not be able to afford.
Wish 91: $50 would provide the cost of a mediation session. This donation would allow Legal Aid to pay for this mediation so that low-income applicants who do not have the financial resources to pay have access to this available service.
Wish 92: $50 would provide a portion of the filing fee costs for an individual so that they may have access to the justice system.
Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center
Wish 93: Emergency needs are requested weekly ranging from $25-$200. $40 provides a coat for a child. $50 gas card can help a family get back and forth to the hospital. Additional needs include medical co-pays, provide work uniforms/boots, pay gasoline for out-of-town medical treatments, head lice shampoo, essentials following fires, technical school supplies and more.
Wish 94: $30 would provide cleaning supplies for 10 households for a one-month period. Sprucing up one’s home can improve self-esteem for the entire family. Additionally, a cleaner home is healthier for those with allergies and/or breathing issues.
Wish 95: $45 would provide a pair of hedge clippers to assist in the maintenance of bushes and fence-lines. A gift of $25 allows for the addition of popularly requested hand tools provided in the basic toolbox. These tools would be a part of the LCNFC and Housing Partnerships/Thrive Alliance Tool Lending Library for neighborhood residents..
Mill Race Center, Inc.
Wish 96: $50 would provide Mill Race Center membership for a senior for one full year. The benefits of membership include discounts on activity fees, group travel, Fitness Center and much more. Membership also provides access to the computer lab and the woodshop.
Wish 97: $100 would provide Activity sponsorship, which allows a member, who might not otherwise afford it, to participate in an activity. Program sponsorship allows Mill Race Center to continue to offer high quality programming.
Wish 98: $175 would provide The Enhance Wellness program free to qualified participants (low income persons between the ages of 50-64). $175 will cover the cost of annual MRC membership, fitness center expense, and wellness classes for one participant.
Wish 99: $20 would provide families with blankets that are an essential item to have for the cold winter months. Many people have insufficient means of heating their home and blankets can help keep them warm.
Wish 100: $8 would provide undergarments that are an essential for everyday wear to individuals.
Wish 101: $700 would provide a computer and a printer to help the Latino population with job and rental application. This will also give Su Casa Columbus the opportunity to teach basic computer skills to clients as this is a request often received from clients.
The Ecumenical Assembly of Bartholomew County Churches—Love Chapel
Wish 102: $20 would provide a gift card for assistance to allow an individual to go to a doctor's appointment or a job interview.
Wish 103: $10 would provide 2 pillows to an individual or family living in overnight or transitional housing.
Wish 104: $35 would provide toilet paper for approximately 30 households who come to the pantry.
Wish 105: $300 would provide a meal, safety check, and nutrition education for an older individual who is homebound for three months. These meals are crucial for the winter months. For every $1 invested into the Meals Program, there is a $50 savings in Medicare expenses!
Wish 106: $100 would provide help to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of 10 older adults who have concerns about falling by allowing them to attend an eight-week Matter of Balance Workshop.
Wish 107: $30 would provide guardianship clients with a gift and card to celebrate their birthday. For many of our clients, we are the only “family” they have and these gifts are usually all they will receive.
Turning Point - Columbus Regional Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence
Wish 108: $20 would provide items for a Children's Welcome Kit which includes pajamas, slippers/socks, and an animal/character bath towel.
Wish 109: $25 would provide items for an Adult Welcome Kit which includes robe/bath towel, flip-flops for showering, shower caddy and a nightshirt.
Wish 110: $50 would provide items such as a mop, bucket, broom, multi-purpose cleaners, toilet paper, shower curtain, cleaning towels and sponges, dish soap, kitchen and bath towels, all assembled in a new laundry basket for the Family Exit Kit.
United Way 2-1-1
Wish 111: $250 would provide a table skirt with the 2-1-1 logo for the many community fairs and events to build awareness and promote their services.
White’s Family Residential Services
Wish 112: $80 would provide a safe, secure, rear facing only, 5 point harness, carry handle, latch-equipped, and tested infant car seat to insure the well-being of infants that we have to transport.
Wish 113: $100 would provide Safety 1st all-in-one convertible car seat that allows for rear facing, forward facing, and belt positioning booster. It also includes 5-point harness, side impact protection, & latch equipped.
Wish 114: $50 would provide a Highback Turbo Booster Car seat that has forward facing use only, designed to be with back or without, has been rigorously crash tested, and has an open loop belt positioning.