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Foundation Wishlist

Eagle’s Nest would like to help you clean out your “stuff” and give it a good home! The Nest can use the following gently-used items. We also keep a list of special projects needing a bit of funding.  If you would like to donate, please contact our development team ( or 828-877-4349.)

Note about computers and electronics: For all potential donations of computers and office electronics, please contact Bonnie Carter ( before sending your items.  Our computer/accessory needs are very specific and we must travel some distance to recycle unusable electronic items.

Around the House

– Coffee Makers (large catering type or similar
– Coffee Mugs (always)
– Canning equipment – jars, new lids, rings, funnels, etc.
– Heavy-duty flashlights, such as Mag-Lights, rechargeable even better!
– Upright vacuum cleaners
– Floor and table lamps
– Large floor rugs and carpets
– Side tables
– Welcome mats/boot scrapers
– Couch covers
– 100% cotton blankets
– Hammocks
– Costumes and dress-up clothes
– TV (flat screen)
– DVD/BlueRay player (wireless would be excellent)

 From Your Garden to Ours

– Garden tools in good condition
–  Weed fabric
– Tarps
– Containers
– Hoses and hose fittings
– Aquarium pumps
– Kitchen Scale
– Compost tea brewing equipment
– Kitchen scale
– Wheelbarrows
– Bales of Straw/Hay
– Lumber new or used
– Clean buckets
– Rain barrels
– Nails and screws
– Watering cans
– Large watering troughs
– A drill

 Around the Office

– Desk chairs
– Bookshelves
– Mini whiteboards
– Large plastic file boxes in good condition
– Filing cabinets, especially half-size
– 2-line speakerphone telephones w/Caller ID screens
– 2 TI-84+ calculators
– DVD or LCD projectors
– Flat-screen monitors
– Linksys or D-link wireless networking hubs
– Apple AirPorts
– Cat5 cable (spools or extra-long cables)

 Artistic Touches

– Guitars and other small musical instruments of all kinds
– Guitar strings
– Electric potter’s wheels
– Cone 4-6 clay (low fire) for summer
– Cone 6 clay and glazes
– Raku glazzes
– Darkroom timers
– Darkroom safe-lights (clamp style)
– Unopened black-and-white photo paper
– Kodak D-76 and Dektol powdered developers
– Kodak powdered fix
– Digital cameras, especially a Go Pro camera
– Manual, film SLR cameras
– Contrast filters for darkroom enlargers
– Lumber for small building projects like birdhouses and toolboxes in woodworking
—–  classes, and for theatrical sets
– Manual hand tools – especially kid-sized manual hand drills

 Your Lightly Used Gear (still useful and in safe condition)

– Binoculars
– Telescope (a really good one)
– Climbing shoes
– Yoga mats, blocks and straps
– Tents (3-4 person in good, clean condition with ALL parts; less than 5 years old)
– Traditional archery equipment, including field/target arrows, recurve bows
—– (40” to 60”, 20# to 35#), target faces, and armguards
– Internal frame backpacks (3700 cubic inches/50 liters; women’s styles particularly
—– useful; less than 5 years old)
– Whitewater canoes in good condition with solid whitewater outfitting
– Canoe paddles
– Hand weights

 Bigger Items

– Golf cart, gas-powered, for Maintenance use
– Pickup truck for Maintenance use
– Fuel efficient car for office errands
– Convection oven for food drying
– Canoe trailer
– Walking tractor for garden use
– Small greenhouse
– Outdoor “Harkness” discussion table for OA’s outdoor classroom

People Who Can Do Things

– Professional printing on t-shirts for special events and programs
– Printing services for brochures and mailings
– Transfer VHS tapes to DVD format
– Transfer old slides and photos to digital format
– Repair manual film SLR cameras and equipment
– Repair canoes

Thank you, but we no longer need

– Boomboxes without an auxiliary input jack
– Any audio or video equipment requiring tapes
– VHS or cassette tapes
– Yarn
– Scrap fabric or samples (bolts/yards of plain white or unbleached cotton muslin ok)
– Large musical instruments
– Darkroom chemical trays
– Stop bath concentrates
– Color film
– Point-and-shoot film cameras
– Life-supporting climbing gear (i.e. harnesses, helmets, ropes, soft goods)
– Life-supporting paddling gear (i.e. helmets, PFDs, soft goods)
– Used sleeping bags
– Archery equipment intended for hunting
– Flatwater canoes
– Kayaking equipment
– Computers and electronics not discussed with Bonnie Carter

No Stuff? No Problem!

– You can make a financial contribution and be present in Pisgah Forest all year round

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Contributions to Eagle’s Nest Foundation are fully deductible for tax purposes as provided by law. We ask our donors of gifts of property to place a value upon their gifts themselves in the absence of an appraisal.