... perhaps you can help fill a need. To participate, simply send your wish list to jim.lee@doverpost.com.

Each week we highlight nonprofits and their needs in our Wish List.

We will post a comprehensive wish list on the websites of our six publications – The Dover Post, Middletown transcript, Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times, Hockessin Community News, Milford Beacon and Sussex Countian.

Today's featured organization:

The Shepherd Place www.shepherdplace.org 1362 South Governors Ave., Dover DE 19904 302-678-1909 The Shepherd Place is a 30-bed emergency homeless shelter assisting families and single female adults. Case management and all services provided at no cost to the client.

Wish list:

Bleach/Disinfecting Wipes Disinfectant Spray Toilet Paper Paper Towels Kleenex Soap Windex General Cleaner, like Mr. Clean, 409, etc. Trash Bags (Large and Kitchen Size) Zip Lock Bags Butter – Country Crock, etc. Drink Mixes (Capri Suns – Sipps – Juggs for the kids are great) Coffee Tea Sugar Kool Aid Twin Sheets & Comforters Towels and Wash Cloths .

Previously featured:

First State Animal Center and SPCA 32 Shelter Circle, Camden DE 19934 302-943-6032 www.FSAC-SPCA.org Wish list:

Cat Food, Dry or Canned Dog Food, Dry or Canned Kongs and Peanut Butter Leashes and Collars Kitty Litter Towels, Soft or Paper Blue Dawn Dish Soap Bleach Liquid Laundry Soap Plain Copy Paper Horse Hay and Treats Fly Spray and Fly Masks Salt/Mineral Blocks Horse Supplements Gift Cards, Tractor Supply, Millers Feed and Hay .

Faithful Friends Animal Society 12 Germany Drive, Wilmington DE 19804 www.faithfulfriends.us Wish list:

Dry Cat Food (any brand) Canned Cat Food (Friskies Pate) Canned Dog Food (Pedigree or VeRUS) Soft/Chewy Dog Training Treats Clumping Litter (any brand) Cat Carriers Cat/Dog Beds Feather Wand and Regular Cat Toys Bleach Dawn Dish Detergent (blue only) Clorox Wipes Paper Towels Hand Sanitizer Reams of Plain Copy Paper KONG Brand Extreme Dog Toys, Large and X-Large Sizes (Black) Gift Cards: Pet Supply Stores, Walmart, Target, Staples, Home Depot and Lowes .

Sometimes, fulfilling wishes just takes connecting the people who have the expertise or resources with the people or organizations that need them.

That’s what we aim to do.

Gatehouse Media Delaware is creating an online clearing house where nonprofits can list their needs and where the public can go to find out ways to help their community.

Whether your after school program needs tutors, you’re looking for someone to paint the office or you need volunteers to drive patients to doctor appointments, we want to provide a resource where you can list your needs and then direct those wanting to help to your doorstep.

We will post a comprehensive wish list on the websites of our six publications – The Dover Post, Middletown transcript, Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times, Hockessin Community News, Milford Beacon and Sussex Countian.

To participate, simply send you wish list item to jim.lee@doverpost.com.