Wish List

Many of these needs are an on-going need and some are one-time needs. From big to small, expensive to free, any help is always appreciated. In-kind donors receive the same benefits as other donors. Check out our donor benefits. To donate in-kind, please contact us at (423) 434-HAND.

Maintenance and Facility Needs

  • Roof for main museum
  • New smoke detectors to update security system
  • Heating and cooling system for main building
  • Sewer pumps
  • Bathroom renovations – tile, toilets, sinks, diaper changing stations
  • Band saw
  • Wood planer
  • Power saws
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Electrical testing instruments
  • Air conditioning testing instruments
  • Durable carpet for high traffic areas
  • Electric Range

Technical Needs

  • Donation of computer technician time
  • Digital video camera
  • Wireless microphone
  • LCD projector for presentations
  • Cordless phones that will add on to current multiple (4) line phone system
  • Portable projector screen
  • Plasma or LCD flat screen televisions

Program Needs

  • Construction paper – assorted colors
  • Acid free drawing paper
  • Colored pencils
  • Pastels
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Ribbon
  • Buttons
  • Beads
  • White glue
  • Coffee filters
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • String and yarn
  • Crayons
  • Washable markers
  • Permanent markers in various colors (i.e. Sharpie markers)
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Distilled water
  • Dawn liquid dish soap
  • Glycerin
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Borax
  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls

Office Needs

  • Volunteer time to organize files
  • Volunteer time to make phone calls
  • Filing cabinets
  • Note pads

Exhibit Needs

  • Braid or gimp
  • Thread
  • Fabric
  • Bias Tape
  • Buttons
  • Full size Van or mini van (cargo or with removable seats) (will also be used for outreach programs)
  • Silk foliage
  • Artificial plants & trees (full scale)
  • Gravel/artificial stones
  • Burlap/Felt/Cotton/Cotton Blends – assorted colors (greens and browns are used often)
  • Acrylic paint – assorted colors
  • Plywood – up to 1/2 inch thick
  • Particle board – up to 3/4 inch thick
  • Drop cloths – canvas and non-canvas
  • Latex Kilz
  • Trim brushes
  • Wide brushes – assorted sizes
  • Paint rollers, handles, & pans – assorted sizes
  • 2 inch masking and duct tape
  • Wood glue
  • Liquid nails
  • Hooks, nails, screws, bolts, hinges, etc. – assorted sizes
  • Power drill bits
  • Plexiglas – any thickness
  • Extension cords
  • Clean and durable costumes for our stage
  • Empty and clean Food Club brand containers
  • Car for exhibit display-preferably alternative energy